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]
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.