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Thursday, June 23, 2005

In 1994, on Channel 9's Chibugan Na, a '90s TV show in the Philippines that heavily supported the local alternative-music scene of my country: Pet de Jesus (rhythm guitar), Rain Paggao (lead guitar), [program's host Arnel Ignacio], Bimbo Ballesteros (drums), I (vocals), Ramil Aznar (bass), and [another host, Karla Estrada] Posted by Hello

This was my band Half Life Half Death, during our first ever TV guesting, courtesy of our best-friend OhMy Gorecho who made the arrangement. We promoted our independently released single "Alimango."

This was my band's TV appearance which caught the fancy of The Dawn's Jett Pangan, who was during the time a label manager at Viva Records. He very much liked our song "Alimango," comparing its style with The Smiths' "This Charming Man"; and he also admired my image, which he said was very reminiscent of The Cure.

I will never forget this TV appearance of ours, for it paved the way to our chance of a lifetime--to commercially record an album of songs.


  • At Saturday, June 25, 2005 10:34:00 AM, Blogger Jennie said…

    Love the look man! ^_^

  • At Saturday, June 25, 2005 10:57:00 AM, Blogger eLf ideas said…

    Thank you. Very heartwarming.

  • At Tuesday, November 22, 2005 7:40:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    HAHAHA!! pre! napanuod ko to! afternoon class ako nun! college days. Si Karla Estrada ba yun! asan si Chiqui Pineda? hehehe!

    Ano reaction ni Arnel pre? sa hair mo? nagulat cguro, hhehehe

    P.S. look at arnel's hand sign.


  • At Tuesday, November 22, 2005 7:56:00 PM, Blogger eLf ideas said…

    Ala na yata si Chiqui Pineda that time. I remember, ang co-host nina Arnel and Karla nuon ay si Michelle Aldana.

    Okay reaction ni Arnel Ignacio. I remember right after we played, he went to see us at the dressing room, saying that he thought our band's style was very apart from the bands of the time...obviously influenced by the '80s British music daw.

    Then, every time we would guest again (naka-anim yata kami), lagi n'yang sasabihin na, o eto na naman ang paborito kong banda, lalo na yung vocalist na parang pugad ng ibon ang buhok. Hahaha!

    Ganyan din ang reaction nina Rico J. Puno and Haji Alejandro who were the co-host during another particular guesting. "Kapit-Tuko" naman ang tinugtog namin.

    Madalas rin kaming maalala, kasi I never failed to bring my small orange plastic toy guitar every time we guested on TV.

    Oh, man, those were the heydays. Of course, I miss those days.

    Naalala ko pa, sabi ni Arnel one time, naku, gawin kitang papa at patatabain kita. Hahaha!


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