Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Kwentong Barbero

Bago ako magsimula ng kwento, happy birthday muna kay Tseri at kay Rosa.

I had a pretty good weekend. Friday was a holiday, and I read this message on the Cambio mailing list:

From: kris_gorra_dancel <[email address]>
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2005 01:17:54 -0000
Subject: [cambiolist] Gigs gigs gigs mo ay nakakasilaw.

Here goes here goes:
We have a grand total of *drumroll* (2) remaining gigs this month!

Friday, Feb 25 National Sports Grill, Makati.
Saturday, Feb 26 70s Bistro Anonas (Fundraising for Dumagats)

I wanted to watch Cambio, and seeing that there was also a posting about the same gig in the Sugarfree mailing list, I texted Jam and Leks if they wanted to watch. At dahil pareho silang walang life, siyempre umoo sila (heh).

Anyway, we met up at Greenbelt and had a quick dinner before heading on to the National Sports Grill. We were each already on our second beer when we found out there was no gig at all.

We ended up watching Sideways instead, which was a wonderfully written, flawlessly-acted movie. And it had laugh-out loud moments too, which I totally did not expect. Probably my favorite movie of the year so far. It's just a little sad that at 23 years old, we were able to relate (a lot) to some of the characters in the movie.

Maybe we'll just catch the bands we wanted to see at the Pisay fair, which Kris Dancel also alluded to in her email:

March is fast approaching. Are you from Pisay? Dear wizards of numbers and mindboggling things, thank you for inviting Cambio to make lots of noise, mostly in 4/4 time signature punctuated with the occasional odd 7/8, 6/8 riffs, come March 12 -- your school's Foundation Day!!! I used to be so bitter because I flunked Pisay's entrance exam. So bitter I decided na...magbabanda na lang ako!!! Hahaha! So thanks Pisay for inadvertently pushing me towards the crazy noisy path I am now taking. I hope none of you rebel against the genius given to you by Providence. That's why Cambio is here! To keep you sane! Let's help each other build a strong nation!


And when I heard that the Pisay fair name was The Doppler Effect, two things simultaneously crossed my mind: "Wow, cool name" and "What a bunch of geeks". Should be the best gig ever, though, like Dacs said.

The next night, I met up with pretty much the same bunch of guys, plus Po, Oli, and Joyce at Gateway to watch "Lemony Snickets". It was alright, although there was nothing particularly compelling about the movie. If you're choosing, go watch Sideways instead.

Things took a turn for the worse on Sunday though, since I had to go to work to monitor the live webchat on a noontime variety show. I had figured I'd be done with it by four and planned to go to Greenhills to shop for a new bag because my old one broke down, but I wasn't able to leave the office until eight.

I arrived at Greenhills to see that all the shops were closed, so I just went to Yellow Cab to buy a pizza for pasalubong to the family. While waiting for my pizza, I looked around and found that the only place open was a record store.

I went in with the money I was supposed to buy my new bag with, and here's what I ended up with:

I had lost all of my E-heads cassettes a long time ago, and I think all that is left at home are the crappy ones like "Aloha Milkyway". I had purchased their "Anthology" CD, but I gave my copy to Tito Allan when he left for New Zealand. I had always wanted to buy CD copies of the albums before, and last Sunday I figured, "Why not do it now?" So I guess I won't have a bag until the next payday.

Anyway, listening to the CDs again, almost ten years after they were released, was quite an experience. ultraelectromagneticpop! is still a great piece of Pinoy pop music, the Heads at their rawest. Circus was an odd album; it's highs were really high, and its lows were, well, low. It also had the coolest album liner notes and album fillers. Cutterpillow, my favorite E-heads album, showcased Ely Buendia at the height of his songwriting genius, before his steady decline into, uhm, Jesus "Dizzy" Ventura. Whatever.

I suppose I could write more, but you already know I like the band. Look at my blog's name. Heck, they're the reason I wanted to go to UP... they made UP cool! Also, they are the reason the reason I still have these:


thanks for the greeting jae! :)

uy, matagal ko na rin pinaplano bumili nyang first 3 albums ng e-heads, 2 albums ng rivermaya at 2 albums ng PnE. hehe! high school days. miss ya all! :)


i was pleasantly surprised with lemony snickets. i had such low expectations for it but it turned out to be a good movie naman (nakakatwa and nakakagulat!).

kaya pala nung bumalik ka for the movie eh wala kang dalang bag. wala ka palang nabili. oh well...


shake yer head and walk away!

sori di ako nakasama sa sports grill, kahit walang gig.


pareho kaming walang life? e ikaw? hahaha! peace bro.Ü

lemony snicket's... sucked! or maybe i was just sleepy then. ehe. tama, dapat sideways na lang ang panoorin kaysa sa lemony...

syete. bakit ba kasi sabay ang gig sa pisay sa play ni chewy?


pareho kaming walang life? e ikaw? hahaha! peace bro.Ühehe, kaya nga ako umoo dun sa next night sa gateway eh, hahaha.


I still think Circus is slightly better than Cutterpillow. Parang masyadong "engineered" yung cutterpillow eh, unlike the other. Saka can any e-heads song be better than Alapaap? :) Just my one peso though.


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