Posts Tagged ‘Music’
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.
Ruel Antipuesto shooting MF’s Sine-sine video
Bitaw, mahal ra ang P3,500, especially for students. So we’ve decided to make it P2,500. Mahal ra gihapon? No. it’s two days, meals, snacks, accommodation, workshop kit, and it’s RUEL ANTIPUESTO! Date is July 18 and 19. Venue is Don Bosco Retreat House in Talisay. For reservation and more info, text 09228243800, 09267325355, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave a note here.
We’ll be posting more details this week. Thanks.
We’re organizing a songwriting seminar-workshop to raise funds for TSINELAS. It’s going to be held this coming May. It’s going to be a four-day (two weekends) event to be held at the Tsinelas headquarters at the Saint Theresa’s College compound along Gen. Maxilom Ave.
We’re going to talk about the basics of melody writing, lyrics writing, musical arrangement and recording.
Last Christmas, a colleague bought me the book ‘Touch Me, I’m Sick – The 52 creepiest love songs you’ve ever heard’ by Tom Reynolds. The book pillories artists for writing songs that “for some reasons have gone off the rails into the realm of the tawdry, the overwhelming, the obsessive, the self-absorbed, and the completely weird.”
It’s so entertaining (and downright hilarious) that I can’t help sharing with you excerpts from some of the articles. To Mr. Reynolds (assuming that somebody other than my girlfriend reads my blog), I’m a huge, huge fan of yours, so I hope you don’t mind.
To you guys, If I leave you hanging after every post, it’s because nothing beats buying the book. So go check it out.
talked with the band during the boat trip home from surigao. and as usual, they had this charming way of making me ditch the plan to leave. it happens all the time. but at least this time, it’s a compromise. no more “tabi-tabi” gigs for me. and i have my reasons, most of them too personal to share even with the best buddies, like bandmates. i don’t care if it’s one gig a year until all of us disappear to rot in a place called Dubai.
i have always hated playing live. i don’t even know why i’m in a band in the first place. playing live was not among my plans when this whole bisaya rock thing started. i just wanted to write songs, give copies to close friends and let the songs live their own pathetic lives. and my bandmates knew this. only that they don’t share with me the same weird, anti-crowd motivation to be in a band.
and oh, the surigao gig! it was one of our best gigs since.. .. high school. payter! i told myself, “if it’s going to be my last live performance, might as well give it my best.” and that was what happened.
I will have to be honest with you here, dear readers, and I trust you to keep my secrets safe in your hearts. So don’t pass this around.
I have a severe case of identity crisis such that I avoid carrying with me things that will cast doubt about my gender. I’m talking about umbrellas. I can’t think of a more feminine item, except navel rings, and of course skinny jeans — that pair of pants made from “ultra comfortable girdle fabric” that slims a woman’s thighs, lengthens her legs, lifts her buttocks and promises to make her look 15 pounds thinner.