PR: Paincake Patrol Launches //Social Constructs

   Sharing the belief that a life worth living is defined by a purpose of your own manufacture and not by social consensus, one-man electronic music project Paincake Patrol launches his first-ever EP //Social Constructs on December 5, 2015 at Today x Future in Cubao, Quezon City.  Created in 2011 out of passion for music,…

Vinyls and the classics

Every once in a while, we kids get the chance to visit the in-laws who live somewhere South. Being carless and busy most of the time, we don’t get to visit the elders as much as we would like. My favorite part of every visit is sitting down with my father-in-law, now a septuagenarian, while…

Always Stellar: Incubus in Manila (2015)

Easily one of the highlights of my year is the recent concert of Incubus, whom I have been an avid fan of since 1999. The release of their critically-acclaimed third album in 1999 “Make Yourself” was also a turning point for me. It was also the moment when I first saw the video for “Drive”…

Up, up, up…

Once in our life, we come across inspiring stories that can make us take stock of our life. This was mine. It is inspiring and humbling to find someone so full of promise like Zach Sobiech face death with courage and grace. His short life touched a lot of people — wherever they may be….

Memories of a young “Blockhead”

This particular post at Buzzfeed pushed me back to memories of my thirteen year old self, young and in love with the New Kids on the Block. I was an outcast, enrolled as a freshman in an exclusive all-girl’s school run by nuns and populated by well-off kids somewhere in Manila. My only escape then…

The Moon Represents My Heart

Have you heard a song you can barely understand but loved it completely you can’t seem to shake it off your head? Last weekend, while shopping at our usual haunt, I kept hearing this beautiful song over the PA system. The mall was having an early start of the Chinese New Year and was playing…

Good music never goes away

How do you know that you are growing old? In my case, it’s when I started eschewing the music of today and started hankering for the music of yester years. Do not get me wrong, I will always be in love with Incubus, and my feet will always (secretly) start tapping when I hear the…

Maybe the old songs… (Day 40/Project 365)

My father in law has is a music fiend who–to this day–had a mad collection of old records, 45s, musical instruments, guitar pedals and et voila…! an old 45 player. He usually passes his time playing all his old records while sipping wine on his den, reminiscing about the old days when he used to…