Sunday, March 08, 2009

Gusto mo baaaanggg.. sumama? (An Eraserheads Concert Review)

Finally. After being deprived of watching their first concert way back in August because of a mosquito bite.. I finally had a chance to watch probably the most beloved band in Philippine Music history ever live. And it was worth all the wait.

To put it like a mastercard commercial..

A Silver - A access to watch the E-heads concert - 1300 Pesos

All my expenses in transpo, food and all that jazz - 500 Pesos

Watching your favorite band perform for one last time - PRICELESS

Yes, that's what it was.. the experience of watching them perform almost 80% of their songs is priceless and I would never trade it for anything in the world.

Show started at about 8:30 PM with a very good video of the history of the heads, from their humble beginning to them winning in MTV's Video Music Awards (BOGCHI!!) to their break up.

After the countdown from Z to E, the much awaited re-reunion concert of the band started. They opened with the song Magasin and fun started from then on, Markus had his moment with his own version of Wag mo nang itanong and Raymund had his with Alcohol.. the first set ended with the song Torpedo.

The second set opened with them on a lounge-like set as they did acoustic numbers (Which included WISHING WELL!) which eventually led to the piano version of Kailan, with Itchyworm's Jazz Nicholas on Keyboards. The set ended with them singing Overdrive.

Third set started and it was prolly the most emotional set of them all. The Francis M tribute with Superproxy and Kalaidoscope World (And about a hundred thousand people, including me, screaming FRANCIS! FRANCIS! FRANCIS!) and of course, Minsan. A song that.. could be perfect for the band right now. The show WAS supposed to end with Ang Huling El Bimbo (AND THE BURNING PIANO ELY PLAYED WITH) but as soon as before everyone was out, Raymund returned to the stage and the band played three more songs (Ligaya, Sembreak and Toyang) leaving every fan who attended the concert.. WITH A SMILE on their face.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Live Blog: Alaska vs Talk and Text

Hope this works.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I'm bring back the ING in Blogging

So after a 2 months (?) of inactivity on active blogging, I'm glad to say that the Chrismeister, the father of bummerology is back in full force.

So what now? Had a blast last weekend, and when I say blast, I mean Iraq type of blast. I was tired, I only slept for about 4 hours over the past 3 days? Thanks to.. the TTNL shopping (We are still accepting donations btw)Kuya Pep's gig in Malate, and a crazy sunday fiesta over at our place. So there, that's one un-emo way of committing suicide, that's right. You've heard it here first!

On a more serious note, I'm getting tired of this religion this religion that bullcrap. I mean, I respect their beliefs but man these guys are getting overboard. Now before you guys jump all over me for the following words I'll say, I would like to clear out that I believe there's a God and I believe in God and there's a big fucking difference between believing in God and believing in some religious bullcrap.

Last Monday, I watched this bishop dude in the news saying he won't do this sacrament or that thingy to whoever who doesn't do this or that. Seriously sir, you're supposed to be a cure for the "sinners" right? Why drive them away? I guess the kingdom of the Lord is now for the die hard-hardcore-we'll do this shit even if it's pretty darn stupid Catholics now huh?

Another thing that got me writing this entry is because I had another religious argument with my grandmother. Apparently he scolded me for opting to practice Bass guitar on my computer quietly than to pray to Momma Mary. That's fucking stupid, I hate these kinds of arguments because even tho Mary knows I'm right.. I can't freakin' win.

And when you're in this situation, just remember this photo (saying)

Adios hijo de puta!

Friday, October 03, 2008

The forgotten blog

The title is misleading. I'm just being lazy. I haven't forgotten this blog. Be back soon guys. :D :D :D

Monday, September 22, 2008

On the Philippine Blog Awards

I originally posted this hurr

First up, I would like to congratulate my fellow writers and the people behind Blink. Despite not winning the PBA Finals, making it to the finals is already one hell of a feat. To the people who nominated us and our readers who never ceased to support us.

Second, I would like to extend my hand to The Bull Runner team, who won both awards under the category of sports. You guys rock ass! I visited your site last night and you definitely deserved the award. To all the other finalists, better luck next time guys. See you at the awards night next year.

Anyway, I arrived at Esplanade at about 5:30 pm. Registration was kinda sucky because my name wasn’t on the list. After some talk with the guys on the registration booth I finally got in and the first thing that I saw? Yeah… free food :D :D :D

You see that? The food was good too, and so was the punch. Moving on.. the awards started a bit late but it was ok, I met some bloggers while waiting so it was all good. Show opened up with the Philippine National Anthem of course after that, Senator Mar Roxas’ opening speech. The speech was a bit long but it was a good one. I always love listening to smart people talk. He compared the democracy today and the one from 36 years ago back when the former President Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law.

After Senator Roxas’ talk, the awarding proper started. I was surprised to hear that they’re going to hand over 36 whooping awards this year. If you want to view the list of the winners, CLICK HERE.

Overall, it was a fun night. I would like to thank the organizers of this year’s Philippine Blog Awards for making this night possible. It was a success to say the least and I’m looking forward to next year’s awards night. Til next time guys :D

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Want to stalk me up? Bark at me over at plurk :D

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Last tribute to Evan Tanner, the person, not the fighter.

One thing I admired about this guy is his ability to talk. He's one tough motherfucker in the octagon but outside of it, he's a complex guy. He has a lot of memorable lines that could inspire other people. Here are some of my favorites

It is a shame that in this society we've been taught to judge a man's worth by what he owns instead of who he is. Everything is surface, and so few look beyond it. A man will sell his soul, he will lie, cheat and steal, for money. If he has it, he can buy respect. Wear the right clothes, drive the right car, have the right friends, that's all that matters. Our lives are consumed in a selfish, self absorbed quest for possessions, the latest and the best in a never-ending cycle until the day we die. We forget what it means to be truly human. We forget the things that really matter. We lose the magic of what life should be.

I won't live by rules that make no sense to me.


I will do nothing lightly. When I walk, I will walk heavily. When I fight, I will fight with conviction. When I speak, I will speak strongly. When I feel, I will feel everything. When I love, I will love with everything.

I'm sitting here in the motel room, flipping through the channels. There's nothing on, nothing I want to watch anyway. Dark crime dramas where someone's been murdered, or someone's been raped, or robbed, or something else screwed up. There was a scene with a body and blood on three channels in a row. Every show seems to be filled with twisted intrigues, lies, deception, murder, rape, something dark. Give me a freaking break. There's enough of it all out there in the world. I try to acknowledge the negative in this world without making the mistake of making it my focus. All the twisted crap in the real world is hard enough to deal with. I definitely don't care to saturate myself with it when I'm trying to relax. I've got enough on my mind.

I don't know. Maybe seeing some of these bad things on TV helps some people feel better about some of the troubles in their own lives.

It's just not my thing.


"Now you may ask if I regret it, if I would do it differently if I could, if I would take it back. NOT A CHANCE!!!!! I went for it. I put it all on the line. I always will. I knew what the consequences would be if I failed, and I was willing to accept them. So any of you reading who might be feeling a twinge of sympathy, don't. I made my decisions, and I accept the consequences. I'm no victim. And to those who are thinking about preaching at me, don't bother. I won't hear you. I haven't accomplished anything in this life worth remembering by playing it safe. That's boring to me anyway."


There was a time when I was younger that I didn't know any better than to be a liar, a cheater, and a thief. I have since learned to despise those things. I have had great friendships. I have had great loves. I have been a lover, I have been a son, a brother, and a friend. And I was once a world champion.


And to think, there are still places in the world where man has not been, where he has left no footprints, where the mysteries stand secure, untouched by human eyes. I want to go to these places, the quiet, timeless, ageless places, and sit, letting silence and solitude be my teachers

And my personal favorite

"Believe in yourself. Believe in your own potential for greatness. Believe that you can change the world. It is something that is within each of us. Believe in the Power of One"

I seriously have never felt this bad for someone that I really don't know personally (Even though he used to reply in my Myspace messages back then). But man, hearing the news that this guy died earlier made me feel down all day. Last tribute for a great man. Rest in peace Evan.

Monday, September 08, 2008

R.I.P Evan Tanner (February 11 1971 - September 8 2008)

I was surprised. I was shocked. I was in disbelief when I heard the news. While he hasn't been relevant in the MMA scene for years now, he remains as one of my idols and I admired how he looked at life. He was a warrior in the octagon, will go down fighting and swinging. In life, he never cared about what others would say, an adventurer, someone who follows his own will and never regrets anything. I'm extremely saddened by the loss of this man.

R.I.P Evan, thanks for the great fights


From his journal

College dropout, adventurer, seeker, traveler, ditch digger, dishwasher, cable tech, concrete worker, steel worker, salad prep, busboy, ski resort security, ski resort rental shop technician. I've worked in a slaughter house. I've been a landscaper. I've done drywall, tile, countertops, wood flooring, roofing. I have been a plumber, worked as a bottle collector at a bar, a bouncer, a doorman, a head of a security team. I have been a basket room clerk, a carpenter, a framer building beach houses, a truss builder. I've lived on a farm. I've lived in the city. I've earned money mowing lawns, selling on ebay, and fighting. A teacher, a trainer, and a coach sometimes. There was a time when I was younger that I didn't know any better than to be a liar, a cheater, and a thief. I have since learned to despise those things. I have had great friendships. I have had great loves. I have been a lover, I have been a son, a brother, and a friend. And I was once a world champion.

Rest in peace man.