Sunday, March 25, 2007

Jun B

Early yesterday morning I received a text message from my mom that former PBA commissioner Jun Bernardino passed away. Mr. Bernardino was a close friend of the family. Not only were he and my stepdad business partners, he was a godfather to my little sister and he really helped us out a lot. I never really got to interact much with him, but that was only because I was away for college most of the time (and because I could really be anti-social).

Anyway, the news was sad for any Pinoy basketball fan, and I'm a huge basketball fan, to say the least. It makes it doubly sad to hear about the passing of someone who genuinely cared a lot about people I loved. Prayers and condolences to the Bernardino family. Rest in peace, Jun B.

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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Closing the door

There's a cool interview at Fil-Am music site Poptimes with Sandwich members Raimund Marasigan and Myrene Academia. Oh, and that Eraserheads reunion thing we're all pining for? Not gonna happen.

TR: You are currently in several bands: Cambio, Pedicab and Sandwich. Would a reunited Eraserheads be included in that list of bands that you play in?

RM: No

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Pirates 3!!!

"It never would have worked out between us."

"Keep tellin' yourself that, darlin'."

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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Cover me

There's a fun discussion at USA Today's Pop Candy about the best cover songs. They've got a good list already, and I thought we could continue the discussion here. Some of my favorites, off the top of my head:

Sonic Youth - Superstar (The Carpenters)
Lauryn Hill - Can't Take My Eyes Off You (Frankie Valli)
Petra Hayden and Bill Frissell - Yellow (Coldplay)
John Mayer - Kid A (Radiohead)
Nada Surf - If You Leave (OMD)
Tori Amos - Like a Prayer (Madonna)
Smashing Pumpkins - Landslide (Fleetwood Mac)
Goldfinger - 99 Red Balloons
Nirvana - Jesus Don't Want Me for a Sunbeam (The Vaselines)

How about you, what are your favorite cover songs?



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