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I am not for the posers and all that fake rakistas represent. I am not for those whose idea of coolness doesn’t go beyond image and a fatalistic embrace of a bleak future. I am not for the arrogant urbanites whose “rock sophistication” snubs at the proudly local. Rather, I am for a new generation of rockers whose music complements their true identity, a positive attitude in life and genuine concern for others.
A NEWS item that came out in this paper last Sunday had me googling the words “videoke” and “killings.” Just when I thought videoke violence is nothing but media exaggeration caused by a dearth of newsworthy events on weekends, this story about a stabbing inside a videoke bar in my hometown of Pinamungajan convinced me the Aquino administration should now create a task force to investigate videoke killings in the country.
pakighilawas sa kangitngit
In darkness one may be ashamed of what one does, without the shame of disgrace — Sophocles
(photo gikan sa collection ni larry pitoc)
ian zafra wrote in his blog my favorite sins:
“Insoy is now co-host with DJ Ram in Smash FM.
Andoy Calope is doing well with his acoustic poetry.
Tsinelas Association Inc. offering informal education on creative works not completely offered in the academe through charity based workshop series.
anything related to bands and music we discuss. from lyric writing to guitars to groupies. the show is three months old now. so far it’s getting nice feedback. people who used to sneer at smash are now tuning in (at least on wednesdays), some grudgingly – but it’s a good start dude.
we invite guests to act as “experts” on the topic at hand. so far we have invited the following people who practice what they preach: ian zafra, jude gitamondoc, brian sacro, rommel tuico, jay eugenio, edz estrella.
if you know of any nice topic and the right person to talk about it, let me know.
the show is called BANDA-BANDA 101, every wednesday, 9 a.m. to 12 noon, at SMASH 93.1.
CEBU’s art scene is probably one of the most alive in the country today, with local musicians, painters, filmmakers, photographers, poets, writers and other artists churning out works like their lives (not livelihood) depended on it.
They are not difficult to find. Check out places like Kukuk’s Nest, Turtle’s Nest, Handuraw, The Outpost and other similar holes and they are there, guzzling beer, discussing Kant, rehashing jokes, plotting revolutions, or simply staring at empty space.
They are many, if you consider how Cebu is just a small community. And their number is growing, with more and more artists from neighboring provinces in the Visayas coming here in search of soul mates and a place to call home.
They may not be a tight, first-name-basis community but they are a sharing group, with disciples of one form of art sharing tables with those of another form of art. They know their works complement each other, so they pass art around, like glass in a tagay session. They have a word for it: collaboration.
In many occasions, the sharing comes in the form of seminars and workshops: veterans guiding neophytes, or wannabes inspiring has-beens (it doesn’t matter) – both ensuring that the art scene lives at least a generation longer.
They may not know it, but the generosity local artists are showing to each other is what keeps Cebu’s art scene going. (By Jimi Stuart Salvador)
PHOTO BY ARCHIE UY, NU107 Cebu relaunching, july 2009