Legends: The Eraserheads Reunion Concert

August 31, 2008

Ely, Buddy, Marcus, Raimund — they are legends, no less. And they proved that tonight without much effort. The four of them up on stage with just their music is more than enough. As my friend Tonet put it, it was “surreal”.

I just got home from the concert and wow, what a night it was. got there at around three and immediately lined up for our VIP tags courtesy of Chino/Raimund/Jazz/Sony-BMG (thank you!). And then we got in and eagerly anticipated the magic minute to finally come. I was with Tonet, Marj and Van. We were already inside around 5pm i think and just sat there and talked. And then it was eight-pm. And nothing was happenning yet… until the countdown started, a 10-minute countdown. It was perfect. Best.Countdown.Ever. Haha.

5-4-3-2-1… and then the montage, and then… a familiar riff. It was Alapaap. Shivers man. And then the stage lit up and there they were, one band again.

May isang umaga, na tayo’y magsasama
Haya at halina sa alapaap
O, anong sarap… haaa…

Yeh. It was the best. Quite a definitive moment. It’s the first time i saw them performing together, ever. And it’s in this grandest of venues. Taena, napasa-alapaap talaga ako.

And then they went on to sing one Eraserheads classic after another… wow. And the one song i’ve been dying to hear them do in the concert, they got to perform — Sembreak. And i was happy. Tapos Kailan, tapos Kama Supra, tapos With A Smile, tapos Fruitcake (merry christmas!), tapos Hey Jay, tapos Toyang, tapos Kaliwete, tapos Huwag Kang Matakot, tapos Shake Yer Head, tapos Light Years, tapos Ligaya, tapos meron pa ba? Haha. Parang may nakalimutan ako. Ah alam ko na, Huwag Mo Nang Itanong.

Too bad the night had to be cut short, for very understandable reasons. Ely had to be rushed to the hospital because the “emotional and physical stress” that he’s been experiencing has, i guess, become too much already. If you haven’t heard yet, Ely’s mom just died last week so you could imagine how hard it must have been for him to go on with the concert. But he pushed on with it nevertheless. And i just have so much admiration for him for that, as well as for the rest of the band. Nung end ng first set, kita mo na medyo pagod na siya tsaka medyo nahihirapan pero tuluy-tuloy lang siya.

Kaya salamat. Salamat pa rin. Salamat sobra. I hope the band knows how much their fans appreciated the show. And i’m sure we’re all just one in hoping that Ely get better soon. And i love the Eraserheads. At salamat salamat SALAMAT sa inyo at sa inyong mga kanta.

Sana in the future may “isa pa”. Ituloy natin ‘to! Haha. Pero ngayon, magpakasawa muna tayo sa mga videos at recordings from the concert, i’m sure marami yan.


PG SPINS: James Blunt’s “I Really Want You”

July 24, 2008

It’s his new single AND I love it. Well it is James Blunt and this is me, so of course I’ll love it. But really, watch it. Quite ingenious. It’s obvious they didn’t have much budget to work with, but still they were able to make something really worthy. Nice addition to the James Blunt videography.

The song’s really good too. I love how he sings here… especially his phrasing.  Yeah. Haha.


Wazzup!

July 15, 2008

wow… WordPress mode lang ulet. haha. na-miss ko dito ah. at mas madali ngapala dito mag-post. ayus!


PG SPINS: Darren Hayes’ “Casey”

January 29, 2008

I love this song! Probably the best song from his epic 25-track album This Delicate Thing We’ve Made. And it’s getting a single release! Astig. Eto, the video just premiered a couple of days ago. Give it a listen.

If you guys dug Savage Garden’s Affirmation… well, this song sounds like it coulda just as well been part of that album… so you’ll like it a lot. Beri niiice!


Born: 1985, Age: 32

January 26, 2008

I feel like I’ve aged 10 years… just this month.

Something’s different. I don’t know what. I DO feel different though. And people seem to be noticing.

Yesterday, someone commented… “Mukha ka nang mama!” (as in “para, mama!” not mama = mom)

Then today, someone said to me… “Wow, you’re all grown up. I’m so proud of you!” — referring to a career decision I just made — then following it up saying, “Ambilis ah! (mag-act on the decision) Akala ko matagal pa before mo gawin.  (something to that effect) ‘Di ka pa naman marrying age ah… wala ka namang biological clock!”

I don’t know. Weird…

Not that it’s bad. But is it good?

I’ve probably had too much Ginseng Coffee… and not enough Chico & Delamar.


UP Centennial Survey… Sali Rin Ako

January 20, 2008

1. Student number?
– 2002-19107

2. College?
– UP College of Mass Communication

3. Course?
– BA Film and Audio Visual Communication

4. Nag-shift ka ba o na-kickout?
– Nag-shift from Broad Comm

5. Saan ka kumuha ng UPCAT?
– Sa Math Bldg. sa Diliman

6. Favorite GE subject?
– Probably… lahat ng may Geology — NatSci2, Geol11 (di ko maalala kung 11, 01 or 10.. haha), Geog10 (10 nga ba?)… tsaka MuL9

7. Favorite PE?
– Tenpin Bowling

8. Saan ka nag-aabang ng hot girl sa UP?
– ‘Di kasi ako ‘yung tipong nag-aabang e… pero a good place would probably be AS or… Econ!

9. Favorite prof(s)
– Sir Nick Tiongson (Film171), Verne dela Pena (MuL9), Joey Reyes (Film121), Lyle Sacris (Film163)

10. Pinaka-ayaw na GE subject.
– Eng01… kasi panget ng prof ko.

11. Kumuha ka ba ng Wed or Sat classes?
– Kailangan eh, mostly Wednesdays… pero as much as possible I tried not to. Only Sat class I had was Comm120 ni Jorda.

12. Nakapag-field trip ka ba?
– Yeah… mga thrice siguro. The most memorable was the one for Geog class… si sir Pataray!

13. Naging CS ka na ba or US sa UP?
– Never US… :( Pero CS, many times!

14. Ano ang Org/Frat/Soro mo?
– UP Cinema! tapos UP Broadcaster’s Guild

15. Saan ka tumatambay palagi?
– First year sa AS Lobby… tapos nung MassComm na, sa CMC Lobby nung BroadGuild days… tapos sa Film Lobby. Wala na kong maalalang iba.

16. Dorm, Boarding house, o Bahay?
– Bahay… sa Muntinlupa. Mula 1st year hanggang matapos.

17. Kung walang UPCAT test at malaya kang nakapili ng kurso mo sa UP, ano yun (Given ang mentality mo nung HS ka)?
– Well… gusto ko talaga Film. Pero kung tipong nagpaka-academic ako… baka Physics or ECE.

18. Sino ang pinaka-una mong nakilala sa UP?
– ‘Yung tumatak sa kin, si Pamela Corazon Condeno…

19. First play na napanood mo sa UP?
– Nakalimutan ko na eh… the Miguel something something Project… that was for Comm120 (Law in Mass Comm) believe it or not. And I loved it.

20. Name the 5 most conyo orgs in UP
– Econ and BA orgs for sure. Magtataka ka pa ba?

21. Name 5 of the coolest orgs/frats/soro in UP.
– Walang joke… UP Cinema is probably the coolest and bestest. Haha. UP Broad Guild would be a close second. :D

22. May frat/soro bang nag-recruit sa yo?
– Haha. Mantakin mong meron. Pero sa kadahilanang kaibigan ko ay parte nun. Ayun… ewan.

23. Saan ka madalas mag-lunch?
– Purple House (or Yellow ba yun) ‘nung buhay pa yun, CASAA, Lutong Kapitbahay at Gloria’s!

24. Masaya ba sa UP?
– Nyay… tinatanong pa ba yan. Pinakamasaya sa UP!

25. Nakasama ka na ba sa rally?
– Di pa… talagang ayoko.

26. Ilang beses ka bumoto sa Student Council
– 3 times! Aanga-anga ko nung 1st year eh.

27. Name at least 5 leftist groups in UP
– Stand UP! Tapos… ‘yung iba… umm… leftist ba ang Kule? Hehe.

28. Pinangarap mo rin bang mag-laude nung freshman ka?
– OO! AS IN! Natupad naman. :)

29. Kanino ka pinaka-patay sa UP?
– ‘Yung hindi ko kilala… isang girl na maikli ang buhok, as in super short na lagi naming nakakasalubong ni Tonet sa kalye sa likod ng AS kasama ang boyfriend niyang kalbo.

30. Kung di ka UP, anong school ka?
– Wala kong ibang pangarap kundi UP. Pero kung di ako nakapasa, malamang UST dahil dun lang ako nag-exam besides UP… pang-safety net baga? Nyay! Hehe. OR baka PATTS? Why not…


PG TV: BEST.AUDITION.EVER (And He’s Pinoy)

January 18, 2008

Haha! You guys watched American Idol tonight? Well if you didn’t, you probably missed the single most entertaining audition ever on Idol. Yes. EVER! And he’s Filipino — Renaldo Lapuz.

NOT the best singer, not by any means. But he was just so sincere with his audition and his song… he was a hit with the judges, and now, with the whole internet universe. Haha! I mean they’re selling merchandise off of his audition already… shirts, mugs, caps, etc.

Seriously, this guy’s gonna be huge! Bigger than Kelly or Carrie! Haha. Well, maybe not. But he sure PWNS William Hung!

Eto… be sure to watch the whole thing… as in hanggang dulo!

“I have a horrible feeling that’s gonna be a hit record…” – Simon Cowell


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