The Dawn Trenta: The Repeat

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Jett Pangan and Carlos Balcells

The Dawn celebrated a repeat of their 30th anniversary at The Music Museum last night. I missed the first one that was held at the Craft BGC last September. I’m glad that I didn’t miss this one 🙂

Yes, this was certainly our party. We stood up after a few songs were already performed by the iconic Pinoy rock band The Dawn. Some were drinking beer while singing with the band while I was drinking my Rhum Cola and was taking photos in between.
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I want my Chilli Garlic Buttered Shrimp

Just yesterday, we were tuned into Jam 88.3 and a Brass Pas Pas Pas Pas song caught our attention. Yes, the title is Chilli Garlic Buttered Shrimp. It’s a feel-good song that would make you hum or sing along with it instantly. True enough, I kept on singing it while we’re at the grocery which made Sha so annoyed. 😀

Brass Pas Pas Pas Pas is:

Wendel Garcia -Drums and Vocals
Francis De Veyra – Bass (Musical Director)
Nikki Cabardo – Keyboards
Kakoy Legaspi – Guitars
Wowie Ansano – Trumpet
Pards Tupas -Trombone
Roxy Modesto -Baritone Saxophone
Joseph Cabanero – Alto Saxophone
Jeric Sta. Ana – Trumpet
JJ Pimpinio – Vocals

Resident Guest Singer:
Mike Luis

20 Years of Jagged Little Pill

This album by Alanis Morisette is one of the first CDs that I bought. I remember, I was on a vacation with my Dad in the US when I bought it. I was around 14 years old at the time if I’m not mistaken. It was probably one of the most played CDs at home because we loved listening to Jagged Little Pill. It came to the point that we can no longer play it due to the scratches it has sustained.

A few days ago, a colleague at work was playing Ironic. Of course, I had to remind her that it has already been 20 years since the album was released. I was in 1st year high school then.

Last Saturday afternoon, I find myself singing You Learn randomly. It is this song where Jagged Little Pill, the name of the album, was mentioned.

Who cannot relate to the song You Learn? We all make decisions. Sometimes, it’s a poor one but we all have to learn from it somehow right?

Urbandub’s Farewell Concert

And so, it happened last May 9. I was actually thinking of joining the Nike Women’s run (happened on the same night). Since it’s their farewell concert, I certainly did not want to miss the opportunity to watch them live.

Check out my recording of their performance of “Soul Searching” (from their album “Influence” that was released in 2003).

Haven’t heard of Urbandub’s music? Listen to their music on Spotify.

Thank you Urbandub

This is not an April Fool’s Joke guys. This news has been confirmed. Yes, Urbandub is saying goodbye after 15 years. They have announced it on their Facebook page.

15 years of Urbandub. We in the band, past and present members, still can’t believe we lasted this long. What started…

Posted by Urbandub on Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The first Urbandub gig that I’ve been to. I think it was a Monday evening and the gig was in Alabang (at the now defunct Rock Radio). Sad to say that I do not have any pictures taken on that night.

I’ll just share with you below my favorite photos of Urbandub that I’ve shot 5 years ago.

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At Urbandub’s Online Concert, March 2010

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At Urbandub’s Online Concert, March 2010

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At Urbandub’s Online Concert, March 2010

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At Urbandub’s Online Concert, March 2010

Urbandub will be having their last performance together as Urbandub on May 9, 2015 at Metrotent, Metrowalk, Pasig City. It will be a celebration of Urbandub’s music.

Watching The Eraserheads live in Singapore

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The Eraserheads at the catwalk with the 5th Ehead, Sancho

It was my first time to watch a concert overseas. And it’s not a foreign act. It’s one of my favorite bands in the Philippines, The Eraserheads. You may think that it’s crazy to go to Singapore and watch our fellow countrymen perform even though that we can watch them here. After they disbanded, I saw them reunited in 2008. Then, I was able to get a chance to watch the Eraserheads in 2009. After 2009, I thought that was the last time that I will be able to see them live. Thus, when I heard about the Singapore concert, I got really excited. Continue reading “Watching The Eraserheads live in Singapore”