10.08.2014

Hunter Mode

NO thanks to the superherohype heads-up, I'm in for a not-so-secret hunt. Again.
The retro look packs a wallop for a pulp/comic fusion. This is better appreciated when you read it on paper and not on a tablet. 


Robin Hood, Sherlock Holmes, Merlin, Musashi Miyamoto, and Dracula.
Bring it on!


9.06.2014

Sounds like "Natin99" again

They wrote songs again after more than a decade since Ely declared in a text message that "It's graduation time." What are they really up to this time? Taking up their masters?

After hearing the two-song DVD for the third loop, I know both are genuine Eheads songs of the Natin99 breed. Even the 4-color concept of the DVD sleeve made by resident Eheads album artist Cynthia Bauzon-Arre is like a distant cousin of the Natin99 album.

I'm not complaining here. I love Natin99. I love Huwag Kang Matakot and Maselang Bahaghari. Even the song Tama Ka Nga written by Buddy remains highly relevant for any old urban professional out there. Just like 1995 and my personal favorite Sabado (which is actually a song about Friday) in this collection, any Eheads song in the past that provides meaning to a listener adds more value to the song itself. A good song can either be a reflection of our fantasy or a reflection of our reality and we once again, bow to the four kuya of alternative music scene of the 90's.

We know who they are today. Just press play and enjoy.

score this DVD

...inside this magazine!


7.08.2014

The Best of This Is A Crazy Planets 2

Ang opinyon ay hindi basta-basta puwedeng ikahon lang sa pagiging tama o mali. Maari itong katanggap-tanggap, kasuklam-suklam, o balewala lang. Pero sa takbo ng panahon puwede itong magbago. Sabi ni Bertrand Russel, "Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric."  Ito ang nakikita ko sa sarcasm ni Lourd. Sa huli, posibleng maintindihan din ito ng marami. Sa huli, puwede din namang magbago ang pananaw nya o pwede ding etsa-puwera lang ng mga taong nakadinig o nakabasa na parang may ibinulong lang sa hangin.

Wala lang. At least, pinag-isipan naman nya ito marahil sa isang baso ng kape o sa isang stick ng yosi. Informed opinion ika nga. Sabi naman ng isang tanyag na manunulat ng science fiction na si Harlan Ellison, "You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant."

Problema mo na yan kung hindi mo pa rin maintindihan dahil sa kakabasa mo ng Twilight, ineng. Ngayon, ang opinyon ko naman sa ikalawang aklat na ito ay mas maganda pa rin iyong una. Ka-blam!

P.S. Isang makabuluhang pangitain na mabasa ko ang tribute para kay Palito at Dolphy na kapwa sumakabilang-buhay na. Kung meron mang langit para sa mga totoong tao na katulad nila, nararapat lamang silang mag hapi-hapi doon. Ikinasisiya ko ring malaman na parehas lang kami ng iniisip sa prinsipyo ng isang tunay na blog: Dapat nagbibigay ng alternatibong boses at pananaw ang mga blogs---dahil hindi gaya ng mga nasa broadsheet at magazine, hindi sila dapat hawak ng mga advertisers at marketing executives sa bayag. 

Sapul.





Genre: Non Fiction, Current Events, Social Commentary
Rating:Tatlong pakete ng vetsin sa limang baso ng beer
(mabisang pampatulog daw kay ineng sa inuman)