Category: music
Off Bleat #2: Wilson Phillips (Reprise)
Our Bloggist Looks Back at Formative Influences

Well, we’ve already established that I love Wilson Phillips on a level that could be a bit unhealthy for a grown heterosexual male. What next? We refer to recent events, of course… Finding out that Wilson Phillips were coming to Manila felt to me like discovering money in an old pair of baggy jeans, except

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Off Bleat #2: Wilson Phillips
Our Bloggist Looks Back at Formative Influences

Before I even discovered cassettes and glands, there was pop radio. I was a helpless and impressionable young gentleman at the mercy of mass media – which told me to listen to music that was hip, phat, and wiggity-wack. It’s exactly this kind of involuntary musical exposure that I wanted to address through this series.

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Off Bleat #1: Backdraft (Reprise)
Our Bloggist Looks Back at Formative Influences

Yes, the blog received a lot of visits coming off the first post I made about Backdraft. It’ll be stupid (as the ladyfriend would say) for me to not follow that up, so here we go. While I’m at it, may I please invite you, kind reader, to visit my Facebook or my (dormant) Twitter

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Off Bleat #1: Backdraft
Our Bloggist Looks Back at Formative Influences

This is a space that I’m reserving to feature stuff that I enjoyed while growing up – albums, movies, books, video games, etc. As kids, we really only consume what are readily available, and we do so with very little prejudice. Whether we like it or not, most of the stuff we got exposed to

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Karl Roy / Self Titled

I had the chance to interview Karl Roy some five years ago while I was Contributor-in-Chief for a friend’s music zine. Because we were tech-savvy, the interview was done in real-time email. Of all the people I talked to for that ensemble feature, Karl seemed to be the least guarded, and in an unexpectedly mellow

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Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

I don’t think I ever left the denial stage that I would possibly probably potentially watch the reunited Black Sabbath Mark I later this year (thanks to another fortunate development, of which more some other time). They are, after all, only regarded as the fathers of heavy metal – the devil’s music, no less. This

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