Friday, 26 October 2007

Pedicab: A Hip, Techno Ride

Techno-Rock. Sounds like a collaboration. Indeed. This wasn't that hip at the early times of the Pinoy rock. Booming starts early 20's when iconic Raimund Marasigan bravely applied techno sound to ever Pop-Punk Eraserheads. Results? Sticker Happy, Natin 99, and Carbon Stereo Oxide to site a few. Of course it was all a success. Everybody knew it. But after the 'Heads' fate, Raimund never put a period for his Techno-fetish deeds. Early 20's, he had himself an alter-ego known as Squid 9, and some good-looking bloke named Diego Mapa with his band flagged as Monsterbot arisen with a sonic success. Of course, Techno-Rock was become an instant hit with their singles Explosive, Bury The Oreo, Everything You. I knew it because i have a Destroy! Destroy! record. T'was circa '02 to be exact. Behind this success was Raimund acted as their producer. Maybe the band liked Techno in the first place. As Carlo Navarro, the Porta Sound-Tonebank-Synths player of the band emphasizes the chords, really amazing!

And everything evolves into a new era. Circa '03 or '04 (whichever), Pedicab appeared on to the mainstream and heard over the radio with Dizzy Boy as their carrier single and reached the top of the polling charts over NU107 and KLite's. Tugish Takish, a post-Monsterbot project of Diego "Mappy" Mapa with Twisted Halo's Jason as "J-Sonic", x-Teeth Mike Dizon as the group's master pounder and two others (sorry guys, forgot your tags). There's a track titled A Stormy Night, obviously sung by Raimund back-upped with Mappy. Sounds so Brit Pop! It was my personal favorite aside from Dizzy Boy and Dito Tayo Sa Dilim. During live performances, the band had justified every track on Tugish Takish. Very well done! And oh yeah, you can dance to the beat, help yourself! By the way, why Pedicab? Man, don't ask me..maybe because it's all Pinoy made, a hip techno ride with a huge space in Pinoy Rock scene on the time line.

Tuesday, 23 October 2007


"Usually, i'm up at 8, have breakfast and train, lunch, homework, train again, go to work out, come home, do yoga or another class, then go to sleep aroud 10:30 pm. Fall asleep, actually, i wouldn't say i'm a good athlete, but i'm a good tennis player. i want to be number one. If there's a line, i want to be first in line."

-Maria Sharapova

"Sometimes, the worst part of my work out is what i end up liking only see what you're really made of when the going gets rough. i know i'm a tough cookie. But that doesn't mean i won't catch a tearjerker with my girlfriends. Or that i'll give the ice cream pass after a session at the gym. Either way, i deserve every treat."

-Anne Sen

"i want to go to a heavy metal concert and show the guys what moshing is."


"i am a caffeine keeps me hopping and bopping along all day."


"i'm conspiring with my hamster and teddy bear to take over the world!"


"Whether it's in the gym or at the office, i don't like being under someone else's thumb."


i am beautiful and i am real. This has been my story and yours too. Sometimes, i don't get quite as far as where i wanted. But hey, the journey was always fun. i've learnt a thing or two along the way too. That's what counts right? One thing's for sure, i'll keep setting the bar higher and higher. And i don't have to apologize for being myself.

Monday, 15 October 2007

for the bisexuals

who do i let myself flung
into the abyss of your galaxy?

that varied with bright colors,
that reflects your oneness,

that made me a captive
with your rousing attitude,

that lets me go winding up
about everything, everything you.

but not intently to be like you
and yes, to be with you at times,

with your extended arm
you let me slip,

as a friend , who's flying and gliding all over,
into the abyss of your galaxy,

that varied with bright colors,
that reflects your oneness.

Monday, 8 October 2007

"Flip the tape, fool!"

Tuesday of My Being Sick (3:40)

I'm in a daze, now that every thing's changed
It amazes me, how things go when you let it be
For a time, I would have thought was mine
At least it lasted for a while enough to leave a memory

I don't mind, I guess deep down inside I always knew
That somehow, sometime it'll come to you
And I wonder, could have been more or did I
close the door too soon
Was it all on me?

And it hits me 'cause maybe I'll know,
That it all comes down to letting go,
'Cause it hits me cause I'll never know,
When the rain comes down, when the rain comes down,
When it all comes down on me.

Something or nothing is all I can say
That's how I look at it if I can't help it,
'Cause there's so much more
And that's something that I don't wanna think about

'Cause I don't wanna know I'm only running around
I'll get away, but it keeps coming back maybe to make me see
It wasn't enough for me to understand
So much for nothing that's what I feel myself

So who's complaining,
Well don't look at me
I was only thinking
Out loud, out loud.

Wednesday, 3 October 2007

Queen of England

I wonder why Toto likes Queen. I never listened to them nor watch their videos. All I know was this is a glam rock band born, raised in England and reached the stardom all over the globe.
Then last night, I just got a DVD of it. Luckily, got my time to review the copy this morning before I off to work. It was like I'm just hearing Bohemian Rhapsody over the radio. Until I reached the tracks that were unreleased here locally. Queen tracks that I never heard before. Tracks that never etched the title over my curly brain but left something about the band to remember. And oh yes, Queen is totally one bloody hell of a band! The old folks were right about them..yeah, my uncle (Tito totong, soli mo na Foreigner tape ko!). As I watch the young Freddy M. releases his powerful,high-pitch voice, I just see the resemblance to the other cross-dresser but respected singers and artist as well. But it doesn't matter that much. It doesn't obviously affect the band's stellar achievements. I think, it helps a lot for the fast and remarkable fame as seen to their hundreds of thousands of paid audiences all over the Earth.
Well i guess I'm just once more an instant fan. Just like Toto.