I did not find enough stories about him in google, not even a photo of him. Am using a photo of one of my favorite rock bands when I was in UP Diliman myself, the Deep Purple :-)
Danny Purple was a character at the Canteen near the Chem Pav tambay sa SABAKA, this was in the mid 70's). He would read/recite poetry always in a loud booming voice. his fav quote; "...because, I am Danny Purple!" When I was a freshman I usually veered away from him because he is a tall guy, with mustache and a goatee. Always has a cigarette dangling from his mouth.
70's nga. and he is kinda scary. pag type ka niya susundan sundan ka niya which is scarier. kilala ko type niya bigla na lang binuhusan ng pabango ang paa habang nakasaky sila sa ikot.
ilang araw din siyang nagtambay sa parking lot ng kamia kung saan nakaharap ang rum namin ng type niya . it created quite a stir in the dorm during those times . . .
Mahilig siyang sumakay ng JD mula UP hanggang Quiapo pero round trip. Makikipagtalakayan lang siya sa mga pasaherong intresado sa usapan. Siempre, dahil kilala na siya ng mga drivers, walang bayad ang dyaske! ;-)
one time, papasok ako sa Greenhouse, tumabi si Danny Purple sa 2 babae. nagsindi ng yosi si Danny Purple tapos pinahipan yung posporo sa babaeng katabi nya. natuwa ang kumag, nagsindi nang nagsindi ng posporo si Danny. hihip nang hihip naman yung babae at mukhang natatakot na sa kanya.....
He would wear cargo pants with the side pockets. Lahat ng bulsa, may maliit na suklay. Paglakad niya, bawat hakbang eh kabilaang kamay ang dumudukot sa bulsa at sumusuklay. May hitsurang lalake, sobrang in love kay Boots Anson (Roa) at hindi nakatulong ang pag-basted sa kanya. I was in UP from '75 and he was a known character on campus until nag-graduate ako.
He was a very gentle and caring person who really looked out for his friends. Of all the people i got to know in campus, Danny is the one I look back to most fondly. I'm sure he had touched countless lives.
Kasama namin sa SABAKA si Danny Aguilar AKA Danny Purple. One of the wittiest, funniest, and gentlest people I've ever known. One time he stopped traffic near the AS by laying on the street.
Maraming takot sa kanya. Maraming naniniwala na baliw sya. But I had the good fortune of knowing him more intimately than others and being taken under his wing. Magkasama sila ng kuya ko sa SABAKA at close silang lahat doon...pati mga kapatid. Ang tawag nya sa akin ay "sweetheart" and he would always escort me between classroms during my first year in college. He was a true big brother to me.
he was way more fun
to be around than zorro. he would sit at the AS lobby and talk to students...
really smart and entertaining, harmless really.
Minsan ay nakasakay ako sa bus. sa harapan ko ay may mag-syota na sweet na sweet. sa bus stop ay nandoon si Danny Purple. nakita ang mag-syota. sabi ni Danny Purple sa babae - "lolokohin ka lang niyan!"
Whenever he rode Ikot, he would have an entire row to himself, and all other passengers would be crammed into the seat on other side. And you knew when it was noon, even if you didn't wear a watch, because he & SABAKA would shout P..KE before they ate lunch at the AS Co-op (I didn't know what to say when my female seatmate asked me, "Ano daw?"). Then one day, they just stopped shouting... forever.
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