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. 😀 Continue reading “I want my Chilli Garlic Buttered Shrimp”

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. Continue reading “20 Years of Jagged Little Pill”

That’s So Random iOS Game Review

That's so Random screenshots
One of That’s So Random start up screens

Since I’ve started playing Words on Tour by Zynga on iOS, I haven’t explored any new games lately. Suddenly, my friend Vanessa introduced me to That’s So Random. The game was developed by UglyBread Games, an indie game development studio based in Toronto, Canada. Continue reading “That’s So Random iOS Game Review”

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… Continue reading “Thank you Urbandub”

Watching The Eraserheads live in Singapore

At the catwalk - Eraserheads 2013 Singapore
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”

Testing the Canon Powershot G15 in a concert

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Ebe Dancel

While most of the people around me are using a dSLR, I opted to test the Canon Powershot G15 in a concert organized by RockEd Philippines last November. The Canon PowerShot G15 is way different from its predecessor. It’s widest end (focal length) is at f/1.8 while it’s farthest end is at f/2.8 which is pretty good for taking pictures in low-light.

Here are some of the photos that I took during the concert.

Gracenote at RockEd Children's Rights Concert -

The picture below shows how near I am to the stage. This camera is good if you’re really close to the stage. Otherwise, it’s better to have a camera with you that has a longer focal length.

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I’m pleased with the performance of this camera. For a big concert like this with a long line-up, the camera survived even if I recorded some videos with it too.

Kalayo at RockEd's Children Rights Concert 2012 - 2

Check out the full set here.

Ely Buendia Live at the Music Museum

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Last night, we were able to watch Ely Buendia’s solo major concert at the Music Museum. What’s special about this concert is that it’s backed up by a 15-piece orchestra!

The show started with “Alapaap” and ended with “Ang Huling El Bimbo”. Ely Buendia’s recent concert has a balanced song selection. Some songs featured are from The Eraserheads, songs from the album “Wanted BedSpacer” (post-Eraserheads era), and his collaboration with the late Francis Magalona.

Aside from the 15-piece orchestra, Ely Buendia was joined on the stage by Mayo Baluyut (bass), Romel “Sancho” Sanchez (guitars), Gox (keyboards), and Wendell Garcia (drums). Nitoy Adriano was the only special guest at the concert last night. He played with them during the song “Ang Huling El Bimbo” (watch the video here by Sharlyne Ang).

One of the songs which I think has one of the best arrangements during last night’s show is “Magasin”. It was awesome! To those who missed the show, watch the video below. 🙂 I will upload more videos soon. 🙂

Check out some of my selected photos below. 🙂

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Mayo Baluyut on bass

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Wendell on drums

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Ely showing his guitar tricks

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Nitoy Adriano joins them during the song “Ang Huling El Bimbo”

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Sing it!

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A fan gets to be on the stage with Ely Buendia

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Sancho and Nitoy Adriano

Check out my entire Ely Buendia live at the Music Museum photo set on Flickr!

Wolfgang at Tiendesitas’ 7th Anniversary

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It was my first time to watch a gig in Tiendesitas last night. Apparently, it’s the 7th anniversary of Tiendesitas. Aside from Wolfgang, Electric Sala, Razorback, and Chickoy Pura, Zach Lucero and Francis Reyes performed too. 😀

Wolfgang at Tiendesitas' 7th Anniversary - 1

By the way, Wolfgang has released an album entitled “Ang Bagong Dugo sa Lumang Ugat”. It’s available in iTunes! What’s interesting about their new album is that all of the songs are in Filipino. What’s also unique about this, is that they’re not releasing the entire album as one. They’re releasing it in three parts!

Track List (Unang Kabanata):
1. Kandila
2. Sandata
3. Ang Bagong Dugo Sa Lumang Ugat
4. Bulag

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They are also selling CDs of the first part of the album. It’s available at PhP 180 each! Watch out for the last two parts of this concept album.

Awesome crowd of Tiendesitas

Thanks Niña Sandejas for giving us the opportunity to shoot Wolfgang! 🙂 More photos coming soon 🙂