Last month I shot a music video for the Black Eyed
Peas. The song is called, "The Apl Song". It is track
11 on their Elephunk Album. I need your help getting
the music video onto MTV's most poplular show called
TRL (Total Request Live). Since the song's chorus is
sung in the native Philippine language, the chances
of the video hitting American TV sets are slim. Our job
is TO CHANGE THAT! Please support our Asian American
Filmmakers. STEP ONE: VOTE ON JULY 26!
To get the video aired on Monday, July 26, visit the
following web site: http://www.mtv.com/onair/trl/vote/
Go there anytime during the day of July 26 before 4pm
EASTERN/1pm PACIFIC. The Black Eyed Peas' "THE APL
SONG" will NOT be listed on the website.You must
scroll below and under "OTHER", manually input "The
Black Eyed Peas" under Artist Name and "The Apl Song"
under Video Title. Also, Fill out section 2 and hit
the submit button. You just did all of us proud. So
why not go back and VOTE AGAIN? While you're at it,
vote 3 times, even 5. The more the merrier! Keep in
mind, "THE APL SONG" is not scheduled to play on MTV
on July 26 UNLESS WE VOTE FOR IT! STEP TWO: SPREAD THE WORD
We all got two weeks to spread the message. Forward
this email. Forward the link to the music video.
Create and personalize your own email and make sure
all your friends get the message. Go to online
forums, message boards, chat rooms, and let them know
about the video. Be creative! Tell all of your family,
friends, and THEIR family and friends and let them
know why this is important. Who's down? Gather as many
of them as possible to join our exclusive mailing list
We'll remind them with all our "Apl Song" updates and
latest developments! STEP THREE: WATCH THE RESULTS
Was our campaign big enough to dent TRL? Did any of
your friends listen to you? Find out by tuning into
MTV at 5 p.m. ET/PT, 4 p.m. CT to see if our pick made
it on the countdown. Hit us up on the messageboard at
XylophoneFilms.com and share with us your thoughts!
WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO ONLINE!!!!!
Starting FRIDAY, JULY 9
Log online to either one of the following websites: http://www.xylophonefilms.com/bep.html http://www.kidheroes.net/aplsong.htm
Both websites will carry "The Apl Song" music
video online. WHY JULY 26?
After watching the video, you'll have a better
understanding of the underlying issue brought up in
"The Apl Song" video. July 26 will be the 63rd year
anniversary of the induction of the Filipino military
organizations to fight in WWII under the U.S.
flag. On July 26, 1941, President Roosevelt issued
an Executive Order calling members of the Philippine
Commonwealth Army into the service of the United
States Armed Forces of the Far East . Under this
order, Filipinos were entitled to
full veterans' benefits. More than 100,000 Filipinos
volunteered for the Philippine Commonwealth Army and
fought alongside the United States armed forces.
Today, some of these proud veterans have yet to be
acknowledged and yet to receive their
full benefits. For more information, please visit http://www.fullequitynow.com
Various organizations such as the Student Action for
Veterans Equity are also holding their own events that
day in recognition of our war veterans. We urge you
all in joining us in this simple request. On July 26,
an "invisible" community will yet
take another step in being acknowledged. Good luck
and start spreading the word!