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Songwriting workshop

March 15, 2009

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 […]

IDOL, ayoayo!

March 6, 2009



December 5, 2008

One good thing about working in a newspaper… … is that you get featured every once in a while. 🙂

Who’s writing the songs, who’s singing them

December 5, 2008

EVERYTIME Mr. Ryan Cayabyab opens his mouth, the country’s music buffs listen. They know that if they don’t, there’s no more reason left to respect each other. “Hey, we just snubbed Ryan Cayabyab. Now let’s snub Levi Celerio, too, and Jose Mari Chan, and Rey Valera.” And so on, and so forth, until the younger […]

Toyang from outside the wall

September 1, 2008

I was cleaning the toilet bowls of the San Carlos Seminary College in Mabolo, Cebu City in 1993 when I heard a song by the Eraserheads for the first time. The music came from a house just outside the seminary’s west wall, from a room where the owner’s daughter would sometimes treat us seminarians to […]

Total eclipse of the heart

August 25, 2008

Every time the Catholic Church launches its sporadic campaign against immorality, also known as “The Rene Josef Bullecer Crusade,” I’m reminded of a feature story I’ve been itching to write about: bikini bars. So when a few days ago Bullecer started exorcising congressmen of their reproductive health demons, I knew I had to start my […]


August 14, 2008

By going to the event, you are helping poor talented students get a two-month free art education. See you.

Get radical!

May 25, 2008

Radical simply means “grasping things at the root” — Angela Davis ang makahatag nako aning libroha akong higugmaon sa tibuok kong kinabuhi.

The Missing Files

April 17, 2008

Mao ni ang nahitabo sa “3rd album.” Nakarecord na mig five (or was it six?) songs sa Zzubu Studios late 2006 and early last year. Nasud na tanang instrumento (except for some minor additions that I’m sure we would be having later on in the recording). Generally, akoang vocals nalang kuwang. Nalangay lang kay sige’g […]

Missing poster found

April 13, 2008

I hate you rey siasar aka suedemonkey for posting this in your blog.  Pero sa tinuod lang, gimingaw pud ko gamay sa banda. Gamay lang ha. 🙂