Saturday, July 26, 2014

Aiza Seguerra

Open Arms

Side A
time after time
Open arms
Over the rainbow

Side B
I Can't Make You Love Me
At Last
Smooth Operator

Aiza Seguerra (born 17 September 1983) is a Filipina actress, singer-songwriter and guitarist. After participating on Eat Bulaga!'s Little Miss Philippines 1987 she became a child star starring in several movies and TV shows. Later in her teens, she pursued a career in music spawning her major hit single, Pagdating ng Panahon (When the Time Comes).

She first appeared as a three-year-old contestant of Eat Bulaga!'s Little Miss Philippines. She subsequently became part of the show from 1987 to 1997.

As a child star, she appeared in more than 30 movies and TV shows to date. She often portrayed the role of actor and fellow Eat Bulaga! host Vic Sotto’s daughter in numerous films. She portrayed the role of Aiza Kabisote, daughter of Enteng Kabisote in Okey Ka Fairy Ko! from 1987 to 1997. She only appeared in six movies for Regal Films. At age 14, she competed in Bong Revilla's Invitational Shootfest '98, and has won several awards in the sport.

During her late teens she began pursuing a career in music; singing and playing the guitar. Her single Pagdating ng Panahon became a major hit in 2001 and it enabled her to start a music career.

Seguerra won The Singing Bee on July 8, 2008 after Rachel Alejandro gave up her throne as defending champion due to other engagements. She defeated her co-contestant singer Bituin Escalante. Seguerra won P1,040,000 for a second time on July 10, raising her total winnings now to P 2,080,000.

Seguerra also performed in Singapore for the Singapore Repertory Theatre presentation of the stage play "Avenue Q."

On January 7, 2013, Seguerra entered the Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs contest as the interpreter for the song entry called "Anong Nangyari Sa Ating Dalawa", written by Jovinor Tan. She performed the song in the grand finals on February 24 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. The song eventually finished in first place for Best P-pop Love Song thus rewarding the writer of her song one million pesos in cash


Dalawang Ampaw - Ador Torres and Jessie Saclo


Side A
Kalisud Nga Ispilingon
Himili Nga Dalaga
Di Buenas' Di Malas
Nawong Mo ayaw'g Bag-A

Side B
Sultihi Ko
Subra Nang 150
Ang Pagminyo Dili Komidya
Kon Mahimo Pa Lang
Siya Diay amuyong Lang
Lantaw-Lantaw' Lingi-Lingi

Azo-cena is teh nonsense of two master practitioners of the Filipina style of wacky, slapstickwit. Ang dalawang Ampaw, Ador torres and Jessie Saclo. Ador Torres is the lighthearted componet of the famed Mabuhay singers, while Jessie Saclo is well-known composer-lyricist of the modern kundiman. well, take the case of these two masters of their musical art. In This ludicious case of "letting go". Or, as the tagalog would put it: "pagwa-wala".

And when they let go, they do not let go on which nothing happens - or in which they don't really get that much fun. And now, Villar Music Masters proudly presents the Torres-Saclo tunedem as they make you laugh and scatter you around your living room floor like ampaws with their antics - that even ampaw you to haw-haw-haw in pieces.

Got to pieces too with Ador and Jessie when they make double meaning of that sweetly innocent song "azo-Cena" as one of the famous of our Philippines flowers as well as a word for a delicacy that's still "underground".

Friday, July 11, 2014

Orly Ilacad And The Ramrods

Sound 66

Side A
Let's Do the Jerk
I'm In Love With You
Never Be Blue
Feeling alright
U.S. Mail
I Love You

Side B
Little Girl
I Took My Baby Home
Dreaming Of You
Mama Do Jerkin'
Lonely Nights
Don't You Know

Bert Dominic

The Voice Of Bert Dominic

Side A
my Love Will Never die
I'm Sorry if i Hurt You
Please Give Me Your Love
Dearest One
One Little Kiss

Side B
Till My Dying Day
I'll Still Be true
No Love In My Heart
So alone And So Blue
Let Me Say You're Mine
Love Me

Friday, July 4, 2014

Tirso Cruz III

Tirso Cruz III

Side A
What Have You To Say
Both Sides Now
The Magic Of Love
Soul Deep
Give Me Your Love
Gimme Some More

Side B
If I Were A King
My Pledge Of Love
Please Be Mine
Baby Say No
Don't Let Go
In The Year 2525

Tirso Cruz III (born Tirso Silvano Cruz III, April 1, 1952) is a Filipino actor and singer. He is one of the famous actors in Philippine show business.

Nicknamed "Pip," his love team with Nora Aunor is regarded as the most famous love team in Philippine Cinema. Tirso was first managed by the late Douglas Quijano. He is recently known for his villainous and supportive characters on TV and movies.

He is married to Lynn Ynchausti-Cruz and has two sons (TJ and Bodie) and one daughter (Djanin).


Joey Ayala at Ang Bagong Lumad


Side A
Matina Hatinggabi
Buwan buwan

Side B
Manog Pawikan
Bagong Sayaw
Ulan Sa Siyudad
Ikaw Na May Baril

Joey Ayala (born José Íñigo Homer Lacambra Ayala on June 1, 1956 in Bukidnon, Philippines) is a Filipino singer, songwriter and former chairman of the music committee of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. He is well known for his style of music that combines the sounds of Filipino ethnic instruments with modern pop music. His public music life started when he released an album recorded in a makeshift-studio in 1982 in Davao City. To date, he has released fourteen albums.

Some of the Filipino ethnic instruments Ayala is known to use include the two-stringed Hegalong of the T'Boli people of Mindanao, the Kubing, the bamboo jaw harp found in various forms throughout the Philippines, and the 8-piece gong set, Kulintang, the melodical gong-rack of the indigenous peoples of the southern part of the country. He also uses modern instruments in his music, such as the electric guitar, bass guitar, synthesizer/sequencer and drums.

The name of his band "Bagong Lumad" literally means "New Native" - a name and philosophy that has been carried over into Bagong Lumad Artists Foundation, Inc., now a UNDP Responsible Party working on SiningBayan (Social Artistry) capacity-building projects with the Civil Service Commission, the Department of Education, and other GOs and NGOs in the Philippines.

Ayala also served as the (2008–10) Chairman and Vice-Chairman (2011–13) of the National Committee on Music under the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.

In 2013, Ayala entered the second Philippine Popular Music Festival as a composer and interpreter for the song called "Papel" where it was named as one the twelve finalists. The song features collaborations with rapper Gloc-9 and guest vocals of Denise Barbacena. He previously participated in 2012 as an interpreter for the song "Piso" written by Kristofferson Melecio.

In 2014, Joey Ayala was featured in the BBC Travel show episode for Philippines


Monday, June 16, 2014

The Youth

Ang Plakang Walang Pamagat

Side A
Super Nova Scum
Multo Sa Paningin
Magulo Buhay ng Tao
Anak Ka Ng Ina Mo
Mukha Ng Pera

Side B
Tao Po

The Youth is a Filipino rock band. Their music is a mixture of punk and alternative rock, influenced heavily by Wuds, a pioneering Filipino punk band.
First, it was called “Boyish Day”; the band was formed in 1989 composed of Dodong Cruz (Bass/Backup vocals), Erap Carrasco (Drums), Pat Epino (lead guitars) and Zaldy Carrasco (Lead singer). They played music suitable during the time, New wave, alternative and punk music, which was common on the radio station XB102’s Capital Radio. The station saw the origins of what would be one of the most famous local acts of the early 90’s.

Due to musical differences, the group separated and formed another groups. Dodong and Pat formed EnVoice, while Erap and Zaldy, together with John Olidan, formed the Obscure Tone. Whenever there were concerts, Dodong, Erap and John always volunteer to be front act in concerts when nobody doesn't want to be first. The trio became popular, and they decided to form a new group called The Youth. Their first underground hit song was say “AMEN”. Dodong was thereafter named as Kristo. Another member joined The Youth in the person of Raul Velez. Prior to release of The Youth's first album, John Olidan migrated to Canada. He was replaced by Robert Javier. With their diverse influences, The Youth was able to produce their very own signature sound.

In 1990, Richard Tan of Backbeat Records took them under his wing. They were able to record and release a self-titled independent album. Like any other indie productions, the album had limited success. It is considered a collector's item today.

The band started performing in different underground gigs. They even penned themselves as “Da Wol” while signing up for the 1990 RJ Battle of the Bands, a contest strictly for amateur bands only. That meant the band having not recorded an album yet. Even with the indie album under their belt, they made it to the top and won the contest. Shortly after, however, Velez and Olidan left the band. The departure of two members was immediately replaced by a single Robert Javier, forming the classic thee-piece line-up of The Youth. As soon as he started jamming with the band, he injected his own off-beat humor into the band’s songs and performances. Due to frontman Cruz’s persistence, Club Dredd finally agreed to book the band in 1991. Considering their high-volume, high-energy and highly-impromptu performances, the band slowly established a cult following after several months of gigs. Soon, they became a headliner of the club. Their shows were sold-out, sometimes twice a week or more. Thanks to their combined punk, alternative rock, hard rock and satirical humor, audiences ate up their irreverent humor and distinct musicality. People returned again and again, each performance having surprises.
Going Major

1993 witnessed the band’s signing to a major label. A few months after Eraserheads were signed to Sony Music, The Youth was contracted by MCA Music. This started the so-called “alternative music boom”. In 1994, the band released their debut album, "Album na Walang Pamagat" (trans. Album Without a Title). It contained the carrier single "Multo sa Paningin (Multong Bakla)," which became an instant hit. Javier started writing songs. The Youth gained massive airplay on many different rock stations across the nation, and the album was certified Platinum.

In 1995, The Youth finished recording their follow-up album, "Tao Po." However, the album's release was delayed as the band performed concerts all over the country. In 1997, the much-awaited "Tao Po" was finally released. Though the album sales were similar to that of their debut album, the reviews were mixed, partly due to alternative rock's commercial decline. With lack of airplay and promotion, gigs slowly declined. The Youth gained a name for creating riotous concerts. One example was at the Araneta Coliseum where the band was unable to play a single song due to riots that broke out whenever they started playing. The riots eventually stopped.
Breakup/Post-The Youth/Reunion

Relationships between members were a stress especially for the two opposing songwriters whose influences caused the break-up of the band. Fans were in complete shock when frontman Dodong Cruz pursued a solo career and unexpectedly scored a deal with JML Records, marking the end of the band’s heyday. The two remaining members went ahead and formed Warehouse Club. Cruz's solo career was a moderate success as his debut album, Experimento hit gold status. As the label revamped into a newly formed Star Records, Cruz faded into obscurity for several years.

Then in November 1999, The Youth reformed and performed at Mayric’s. The gig was supposed to be a one-night reunion show only. However, the band’s magic was ever-present which inspired them to continue recording and get back into the mainstream.

Currently, The Youth is composed of Dodong Cruz as the band's vocalist and guitarist, Robert Javier on bass and vocals, and Erap Carrasco on drums. In 2004, the band released a song as part of the Jack Daniel's In Session: Manila compilation.

In 2012, The Youth finally came back in the OPM rock music scene with their much awaited 5th and reunion album Pirata.


Current members:
    Dodong Cruz (vocals, guitarist)
    Erap Carrasco (drums)
    Robert Javier (bassist, vocals)

Former Members:
    Pat Epino (lead guitarist)
    John Olidan (bassist)
    Raul Velez (guitarist)