Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Charice Pempengco Joins American Dramedy Show Glee


This is the latest blessing or shall I say fruit of being a hardworker.  Charice Pempengco is the new rival talent of Rachel Berry (played by Lea Michele).  Charice will be seen next season on this dramedy show, “Glee”.  The 18-year-old international pop singing sensation will play a foreign exchange student with vocal chops that will give Rachel some serious competition.

imageGlee” is known to feature artists from various ethnicities. Charice’s appearance is certainly a big boost to showcase Filipino talent, considering the audience pull the show enjoys.

But, then again, while Charice may have the world on its feet with her amazing singing talent, the question remains whether she can cross thespic swords with these theater-honed, Hollywood-enhanced actors?

image That surely would make-or-break her “Glee” stint, aside from of course the worldwide audience reception. But definitely, Filipinos will root for her, given how popular the show is in the Philippines.

Charice rose to fame on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" after a video of her performing "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" went viral on YouTube when she was 16.


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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Black Eyed Peas, Shakira to Front World Cup Concert


shakira The Black Eyed Peas, Shakira and Alicia Keys will be among scores of music stars performing at a concert on the eve of the soccer World Cup in South Africa, organisers said on Wednesday. The concert in South Africa’s biggest black township Soweto will be on June 10, a day before the start of the month-long World Cup, which is being hosted for the first time in Africa.

The concert in the 30,000-capacity stadium will be broadcast live to millions of people across the world.

fergiet “We are thrilled to have a concert of such magnitude and performing talent raise the curtain on the first FIFA World Cup in Africa. It is testament to the universal and unifying power of football and music, and will start the competition off on the right note—of celebration,” FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke said in a statement. Among other performers at the concert will be African musicians including Benin-born diva Angelique Kidjo, Amadou and Mariam from Mali, South African group the Parlotones and Tuareg desert blues band Tinariwen.

Net proceeds from the concert will go to 20 Centres for 2010, FIFA’sfifa official social campaign for the World Cup—aimed at achieving positive change in Africa through football.

The campaign aims to build 20 centres across the continent offering healthcare services, education and soccer training for disadvantaged communities.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Fête de la Musique in Manila, 2010 Celebration


fete Originally an idea conceived in France, the Fête de la Musique festival is now celebrated in about 100 countries around the world on the same day. Manila has one of the biggest and best of these musical meetings, with 150 bands of different musical genres pounding it out simultaneously on seven different stages in one venue on a single night. The music itself is a cocktail of everything of the best from jazz and rock, blues and alternative to electronic, reggae and ethnic percussion.

This event will be held in Ortigas Center, Pasig City.  On June 21, 2010.  Please check their website for more information.  http://www.fetedelamusique.culture.Fr or contact the project director on 0917 849 5959 or email len.francisco@gmail.com.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

MICHAEL JACKSON’s Fans Can Spend The Night with His Possessions | King Of POP’s 1st Death Anniversary


mj Want to spend a night with Michael Jackson's possessions? The Japanese promoter of a collection of his belongings on display in Tokyo can make that dream come true on the first anniversary of the pop icon's death. Starting Sunday, fans in Japan are expected to line up for the chance to spend one night inside the Neverland Collection at the Tokyo Tower, which to many is a shrine to the sacred memory of their idol.

More than 300,000 people have flocked to the central Tokyo landmark since the opening of the world's only official Michael Jackson exhibition on May 1.

Jackson's death on June 25, 2009 from cardiac arrest at the age of 50 shocked fans around the world and sparked a new wave of interest in his music, while a documentary film featuring the singer, "This Is It," became a blockbuster cinema hit.

The "King of Pop" was almost as well-known for his compulsive collecting as his songs.

"The idea may sound a bit odd to Western cultures, but in Japan the tradition of being with the remains and possessions of passed loved ones on the anniversary of their passing is an important ritual," said Hiroyuki Takamura of the Tokyo Tower.

Fans who are selected at random will enter the Tokyo Tower venue from 10:30 p.m. on the night of June 25, and will be able to stay until 8:00 a.m. the next morning.

Guests will pay up to $1,000 for the one-time opportunity to sleep on the floor among Michael's belongings.

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Slipknot’s Bassist Found Dead, R.I.P. Paul Gray

R.I.P. Paul Gray, Slipknot Bassist

paul gray Slipknot bassist Paul Gray (April 8, 1972-May 24, 2010) has died. He was only 38. His death follows fellow metal pioneers Ronnie James Dio and Type O Negative frontman Peter Steele.

Gray was found dead Monday in a suburban Iowa hotel room. The cause of death has not been reported, but the loss already sent fans and artists reeling.

Police said they found no evidence of foul play in Paul's death. However, the investigation is ongoing and an autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday. A toxicology test will also be done to determine any contributing factors to his death.
38-year-old Paul Gray was one of the founding members of Slipknot. He often went by the stage monikers of "#2" and "The Pig". The rocker who, along with his bandmates, rarely stepped out without their trademark masks was arrested in 2003 on suspicion of cocaine and marijuana.

Slipknot's most recent studio album, All Hope Is Gone, was released in 2008. The album was mixed by legendary English metal producer Colin Richardson.

IMV: Paul Gray Bassist for Slipknot

IMV PAUL GRAY | MySpace Video

Richardson's rep said this in a statement: "[Colin] is a true fan to the core and sends his love and condolences to everyone in Slipknot and their camp."

"I'm so crushed to hear about the passing of Paul Gray," Shadows Fall singer Brian Fair told MTV News. "I had the pleasure of first getting to know him on a press trip to New York City before our tour with Slipknot and Lamb of God in 2005."

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Beatboxing Flute Super Mario Brothers Tune

Beatboxing is definitely a talent, but doing this while playing the flute is very much amazing.  Try to check this guy, Greg Patillo doing all these to the tune of “Super Mario Brothers tune”.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010



Dj_Ashba  Legendary band Guns N' Roses announced that guitarist and songwriter Dj Ashba has joined the band. DJ Ashba, who officially replaces current Nine Inch Nails guitarist Robin Finck.

"Dj's a gifted, energetic guitarist that Guns N' Roses is proud to have on board!!" Axl Rose narrated. "We're very excited to have the opportunity to work together. Guns' radar has silently been aware of Dj's presence for quite some time. He brings a fresh approach to our particular brand of mayhem expanding the tapestry of Guns N' Roses live. Once Dj's name was in the hat, the hat disappeared!!"

axl_rose "It's an honor to have the opportunity to be a part of a band that I have always loved and respected," said Dj Ashba. "I'm looking forward to working with Axl, who is not only one of the few great front men of our generation, but a true artist."

Dj Ashba co-wrote and co-produced Motley Crue's latest album Saints of Los Angeles, which garnered a 2008 GRAMMY nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance, as well as co-wrote and co-produced the Sixx AM album Heroin Diaries.

Photos: on top: DJ Ashba, below: AXL Rose

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Popoyfield’s Somewhere Over The Rainbow in Batasan Hills








It was Popoyfield’s first time to cover song in front of huge crowd.  They tried a bit of Me First and the Gimme Gimmes.








Jam-0 and Dinger scratching the axe.

Popoyfield Rocks Batasan Hills, Quezon City For Mayor Herbert Bautista’s Birthday

Popoyfield Rock’d Batasan Hills last May 12 as they broke the silence when they opened the show with a blast.  The event was sponsored by non other than Mayor-elect/birthday boy Herbert “Bistek” Bautista.  Other band performers that night are the following: Paraluman, Imago, Hilera and Kamikazee.

But Popoyfield really caught me in shocked because of the lyrics and melody they poured out to the audience.  It was funny, sexy and lively.  Why I like Popoyfield? Syempre ako vocalist ng Popoyfield eh!  Check this out!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Singapore Tattoo Ink Hunt

IMG_4354-1 April 24, 2010 is a day hunting for Tattoo Ink in Singapore with my long time buddy Ronaldo.  I was asked by our HS friend/classmate Ernest to look for Intenze tatto ink.

Ronaldo is currently working in Singapore as CS/agent in a Call Center company.  We met in a new mall called Ion Mall Along Orchard road. After our lunch trip in Thai Express Resto we then zoned out Chinatown’s People’s Park, Bugis Village and we only found out that the ink can only buy back in Orchard. 

One Oz of that Intenze ink costs $40.  That’s pretty expensive huh! hehehe..

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ion mall








me infront of ion mall and isetan mall

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Ron and Jamo in Thai Express

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Ron begging to the cashier if we can just wash the dishes as we don’t have money to pay the bill.  Next picture shows Ron knocking the MRT ticket vendo.

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MRT going to Chinatown from Orchard station



The infamous Hotel 81 in Chinatown












We took the Cab from Chinatown to Bugis Village

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Rey Valera's latest composition "Loving Me"

reyv Rey Valera Guardiano also known as "The Hitmaker".  Began his music career as bassist in a rock band.  Equipped with his bright ideas and perseverance, he started doing solo works like song writing, scoring, producing other artists including himself.  Sharon Cuneta's big hit "MR. DJ" was written by Rey Valera and has never taunted on him that he would become as big as now.


Almost all of the published songs he has written were being listed onrev2 videoke machines that reminds everybody of the best music that Rey Valera has imparted to us whenever there are parties and other occasions.  Even the teleseryes now being produced by TV networks are arming his songs as titles and themesongs.  Some of them are listed here: Tayong Dalawa (for tayong dalawa), Pangako sa'yo (for Pangako sa'yo), Malayo pa ang umaga (for Agua Bendita), Kung Kailangan mo Ako (for Sa Sandaling Kailangan mo Ako), Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo (for Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo) and many more.


petron As a gift to everybody and to all the fans that supported Rey Valera he wrote a song that would give each and everyone an idea on how to share love to ourselves before giving up everything to someone else. "Yung bang alam mong meron kang babalikan sa sarili mo kung wala na ang lahat" as quoted by the author. 


Last Sunday, that was April 11, the song “Loving Me” was heard for the very first time thru PINOY RADIO UK by our Filipino DJ Sonny Laragan.  The singer/composer also granted a live interview that same night over the world wide web but heard locally in U.K.  The song receives a lot of good feedbacks thru Rey’s Facebook Fan Page


You can find the lyrics and free download of the song “LOVING ME” in here. <==

Piktyur Piktyur!

1. Top Piktyur – Rey in one of his concerts

2. Middle Piktyur – Rey poses for an album layout

3. Bottom Piktyur – Rey with his fellow musicians Mcoy Fundales of Kenyo and Jamo Teodoro (the author and that’s me!) of Popoyfield combo.

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Words and Music by: Rey Valerabata

The more I see, the more I understand.
The more I understand, the more I accept
The more I accept,
the more I find it easy for me
forgivin' others and myself
And when I learned to forgive myself,

That is when I began to love me

To change my life tomorrow,
I'll start with today
To change my world around me,
I'll start with my heart
What will I give when I didn't take my own fair share?
And there's no love here to give?
To fill this empty shell

I'll fill it with love by loving me

Loving me is quite easy
Loving me is the key
Before I can truly love somebody
Then I guess I'll have to start
First I gotta to start.. with lovin' me.

I will not be lonely even though I'm alone
I will be my best friend when nobody's home
I'm all that I've got, come heaven or what not... I'm me.
I'm more than I can be.
In searching for that true love

I guess I'll begin inside of me.

You can  download  the  mp3 song of  “Loving Me” for free! Download here <==

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