Hey, apparently, its Emily’s (the girl behind Dining With the Bolsheviks) 18th! Happy birthday dude! Hope you’re having a grand time slacking off there in Chico, Cali. She makes awesome tunes people! Visit her at myspace and greet her a happy birthday, whydontcha? Emily: Too bad you’re in the far off corner of the other side of the world, we’d tots throw you a party if you were here! (I’m actually half-lying, as long as you get the booze, we’ll provide the tunage. Let that serve as a warning/invitation to anyone who wants to party with us.)
From great news to not so great news: Tara Santelices. In case you haven’t heard yet, then do read the post below this one. Anyway, I got this from the Multiply blog of the duo of Flavours and Caffeine. Read on champ, and dude, help out in anyway you can:
THERE IS SOMETHING WE CAN DO FOR TARA SANTELICES. PLEASE FORWARD TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW.
Word spreads around fast and almost everyone has already heard about what happened to our dear friend, Tara Santelices (Assumption Antipolo’s Batch 2003 and Ateneo de Manila University’s Class of 2007, AB Political Science).
On the eve of her 23rd birthday, Tara was shot in the head during a hold-up while riding a jeepney along Imelda Avenue, Cainta, Rizal. Joee Mejias, who was with her at that time, rushed her to Amang Rodriguez Memorial Hospital in Marikina City. The parents of Tara and Joee arrived at the hospital shortly thereafter. When morning came, Tara’s parents finally decided to transfer her to the Medical City, Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City. Since 8:00am of August 6, Tara has been in the ICU fighting for her dear life. Her parents have decided not to push through with the operation.
Although it might seem that there is nothing else that we can do but wait for Tara to wake up from this horrific nightmare, we, the friends of Tara, have decided to raise funds for Tara’s hospital bills. This is the least we can do to ease the unbearable pain her family is going through. We have been given the go-signal from Tara’s dad, Tito Larry, and here are the details:
The temporary bank account is under Anne Marie F. Santelices, Banco de Oro, SA 2140-062201. For direct cash donations, please proceed to the ICU Waiting Room of the Medical City (Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City). Please look for Joee Mejias or Lila Santelices.
Any amount will be gratefully accepted. Anonymous donations are also welcome. Please spread the word. Forward this to your family, friends and even to everyone else you know. Please post this on Friendster, Multiply, Facebook and wherever else you can think of. Please send group messages on Yahoo Messenger. This will mean so much to us, her friends.
Please continue praying for Tara, for Joee and for both of their families. If you want to come see Tara, visiting hours at the ICU are at 9:00 am to 11:00 am and 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Thank you so much for your time and kind consideration.
For inquiries, please contact Joee Mejias (09228154987) for calls and Jac Ledonio (09167243071) or Myka Francisco (09163695148) for text messages.
OK, help out kids. Fucking tragic happenings all around. Bad vibes, dude. So you know, be awesome. I know there would be a benefit gig for Tara, although I can’t find the details about it, I’ll post it when I can, and that’s ASAP. An actual benefit gig. Not a “benefit gig.” M’kay?
To bring you outta the funk for a bit, how’s about some tuneage? Alright!
Love In Athens. Its Francis Maria of Caitlyn Bailey. What’s the difference between this and DCD? Well, first of all, DCD is dead. Like 6 feet under dead. And chalk the name in the “difference” category as well. I dunno, man. Its still cool as fuck of course, and this EP proves it. I guess what I’m trying to say is, Dead Chasing Daylight is a stepping stone for Love In Athens. Motherfuck, you know what? Just dl the 3-song EP and be happier with life. Click that picture below. Like what you hear? Go to his myspazz then and tell him yourself.
LIA in myspazz.
Dude, I know, the -… – .–. — –. … name is on the title-header thing — keep it in your pants like the 30 or so people who listen to these guys. Well, I had the chance to download and listen to their official full-length titled Medi(ca)/(ta)tion and the only thing I have to say is: “This is -… – .–. — –. …? WTF? NO WAI?!” That’s all there is to say. Yes its still noise, but its oh so much more than that! See what I mean homeboy. DL that shiz! Note: You must use psychedelics while listening. Don’t operate heavy machinery.
And now to leave you people with so much better things to do, I’m suggesting that you go to Choke Cocoi’s show in August 16 if ever you’re anywhere near Teacher’s Camp at Quezon City Hall, Baguio City around that time. In case you haven’t heard of Choke Cocoi, they’re the all-girl HxC band here in the PI. I know it sucks being “known” as the “all-girl HxC band of the PI” like they’re gonna do anything less, as if girls can’t play hardcore like or even better then their male counterparts. So fuck that sexism bullshit, CC would kick your ass any day and any time of the week, female or not. And besides, anyone who knows Choke-fucking-Cocoi knows that even their male counterparts bow the fuck down over CC’s awesomeness. (Note: Don’t ask, CC is not part of PKi! In case you didn’t notice, they’re a great band and we think you shouldn’t be lame and go to Baguio for that show.)
Remember me telling you dudes that STIGMATICS has new tunes? Well I talked to Ke0n and dude promptly told me this on his e-mail:
ox pre! buti nagustuhan nyo!
worth the wait!
putcha, tagal ko rin kasi inantay at nag-ipon para magkaron ng PC para gawin yan.
at 5 months ko rin pinagpuyatang i-mix, i-edit at i-revise ng sangkatutak hanggang sa umabot ng revision 10 or 12 ang bawat track.
hirap din ng DIY tsaka pag baguhan pero sulit pag merong naka-appreciate!
meron daw nagtetext kay erick. nagustuhan daw nya stigs at pinag-gi-gig kami sa bar nya at pinagrerecord sa studio nila.
ewan ko pa kung ano ang mangyayari.
alaws din kasi ako time sa gig gawa ng work ko.
tsaka alaws kami ibang member para sa live gig.
kelangan ko pati ng laptop para sa ibang samples kung mag-la-live.
ok rin kung sasali ka pag natuloy.
…plano? siguro tapusin ko pa yung mga pending. actually, 1 and a half year nang nabubulok yung mga kanta.
ngayon lang may pagkakataon na irekord.
balak ko kasi gawin na buong album with 10 to 11 tracks. may mga instrumental na rin kasi ako na isasama e.
pag-usapan din namin ni erick kung maglalabas ng ep o kung anuman.
we’ll keep you posted.
Awesome news is awesome news, dude. Wait for that shit to happen this year!!