Sunday, August 31, 2008

Words fail. Pictures to the rescue.

ode to eraserheads

Tonight our
hearts raced
and after one
all but gave out
in the end
quietly broke.

Be well.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Eraserheads Live Blog : No More Second Set

Ely had to be rushed to the hospital. Physical and emotional stress too much to handle says his sister onstage. It was too good to be true too good to last. We walk home like zombies.

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Eraserheads Live Blog: Intermission

20 min break. Alapaap opened and Lightyears closed this set. Another long one coming by all indications. Two songs from Fruitcake already. Not bad for a Christmas album.

Massive crowd. Dont know how it is from the back tho.

Raimund has green hair and working the crowd. Buddy playing straight as a whistle but managed to egg the crowd on in one song. Markus is noisy as hell. Ely is keeping it together.

Meanwhile, the crowd behind me chants "GROUP HUG!!!" every chance it gets. Fantastic night.

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Eraserheads: 20:08 at the venue

Pretty good crowd. Stoked as anything. Color bars flash on the screen and they go wild. Jay Contreras had cam time and promptly gave 2 fingers.

Now the screen is counting down from 10 mins to showtime.

In 6mins 19secs all hell breaks loose.

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Eraserheads: The Reunion Live Blog Test

It looks like there are only two types of people in Metro Manila right now: those headed to The Fort for the eheads concert and those in prison.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Ha-Ha-Have you heard?

"I'm glad they invented emoticons, otherwise I wouldn't know what my dad was thinking" – Kerry Godliman

"What do you say to your adopted African child if you want them to eat up their dinner? 'There are people starving in Africa right now, like your parents'" – Tom Stade

"Politicians are like God. No one believes in them, they haven't done anything for ages, and they give jobs to their immediate family" – Andy Zaltzman

"The Scots invented hypnosis, chloroform and the hypodermic syringe. Wouldn't it just be easier to talk to a woman?" – Stephen Brown

"Whenever I see a man with a beard, moustache and glasses, I think, 'There's a man who has taken every precaution to avoid people doodling on photographs of him" – Carey Marx

Read the other 45 in The 50 best jokes from the Edinburgh Fringe.

And then . . . The wisdom of Ricky:

* Pol Pot – he rounded up anybody he thought was intellectual and had them executed. And how he decided if someone was intellectual or not was whether they wore glasses. If they're that clever, take them off when they see him coming!

* Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

* Avoid employing unlucky people – throw half of the CVs in the bin without reading them.

* If you treat people with love and respect, they will never guess you're trying to get them sacked.

* If work was so good, the rich would have kept more of it for themselves.

* If at first you don't succeed, remove all evidence you ever tried.

Gervais's latest gig is a movie called "The Men at the Pru", a "cross between The Office and Mad Men." Should have called it "The Office Mad Men" then. Save us the trouble of thinking.


Monday, August 18, 2008

David Byrne and Brian Eno II

The first collaboration of Bryne and Eno in almost 30 years has produced "Everyting That Happens Will Happen Today", an album out today August 18 exclusively through the website. Their first and only other effort, 1981's "My Life in the Bush of Ghosts" was so groundbreaking and way ahead of its time that it sounds very much in harmony with today's computer-driven music. You know, like it was recorded just 30 weeks ago. From my first listen, the new CD pomises to be as cutting edge and satisfying as the first, perhaps even more so as there are actual songs in this one.

Click 'PLAY' for a stream of the whole album. Something to tide us over until "Here Lies Love" drops.


Saturday, August 16, 2008


The No.1 song on Billboard's Country Chart? Could be, but not exactly.

Proof of Aussie husband's adultery on sale in eBay

An Australian woman has taken revenge on her cheating husband by putting a photograph of his lover's underpants up for sale on the auction site eBay.

In the listing the woman says she is selling a picture of a pair of lacy black knickers and an empty condom wrapper "size small" found in her bed after her husband had an affair with another woman.

Click on undies to get the skinny. Or place a bid. Go eBay!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Dave Letterman's Summer Toys 2008

Said main guest David Duchovny after this segment, "I can only hope that this goes as well for me as it went for the toy lady. Dave, if you can do for the X-Files movie what you just did for that woman, I will be forever in your debt."

Part 1

Part 2

Gone Baby Gone

One of the largest and most photographed natural rock formations in Utah's Arches National Park is gone. Done in by "erosion and gravity" say naturalists. But us kids of the 70s know the real reason.

Damn you Road Runner! Damn you Wile E. Coyote!

Story here.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Globe 3G iPhone Launch: August 22

Little Boy + cell phone = blocked SIM card.

I call Globe for the PUK and the automated menu happily announces the iPhone's local launch on August 22. I press 1 and a service rep called Paula walks me through the different iPhone plans on offer. A few minutes later I'm making a reservation for a 16GB iPhone under a P1200 GFlex plan with a cash-out north of P20,000. I can hear the clock ticking down to D-day.

I hang up, see the Little Boy standing in the corner, and call Globe again for the PUK.

Get the details yourself and make no reservations about making a reservation even if -- like me -- you've no idea where to get that kind of cash-out cash. Call Globe's 24-hr help line: 211 toll-free from your Globe cell or 730-1000 from any landline.

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