Is There Such Thing as DISADVANTAGES in Rock Music?

Sure there is. And in my years of experience, I can attest to such proposition. In fact, I was able to come up with the topmost five shortcomings any rock musician performing alongside with a band may, in a way or another, encounter.

Why am I so sure? This is because I’ve seen how these five ruined my past endeavors. They even did the same to others hehehe…

Oh, before I forget… I would like to tell everyone that I also write for another blog, other than those I created here in wordpress. It’s in blogger. For now that I still don’t have the capacity to provide for a self-hosted site, I treat such blogger site as my current and official repository of my original articles and works.

Now back to business…

If you’d like to check out some insights about rock music and how some bands won’t just work out, you may click here, NOW. :)

For musicians, how true can these be? I’d love to hear your thoughts! :)

♥ TINA ♥

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Amihan at BRAND Magazine Launch

I am pretty excited in my band’s (Amihan‘s) upcoming summer event. We will be playing in a magazine launch with a pool-side party set-up. It will be held at Manila Ocean Park near Luneta, Manila. Can’t wait!

Splashing fun for everyone!

Save the date!

 

 

SEE YOU ALL THERE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

♥ TINA ♥

Easter Sunday Videoke Galore for Joshua’s Delayed Birthday Celebration!

In the recent days, my family and I observed usual Catholic and Filipino traditions as much as we could by eating anything aside from meat. We also allotted such days to reflection and contemplation. We did these for three consecutive days and everyone’s in almost total silent mode. These scenarios made it difficult for Joshua, my younger brother, to celebrate his 14th Birthday; most especially that his special date landed on a Good Friday. This meant completely abstaining from eating his favorite food: spaghetti, grilled pork chops, ice cream, and shanghai. To make up for the supposed b-day celeb last April 7, we all decided to just throw a party on the Easter Sunday.

We had a simple gathering to whom Joshua’s friends, JC’s (my brother born next to me) high school cliques, and my band mates from AMIHAN attended. I was not able to get a lot of photos but I guess the following would encompass the highlights:

Here’s Mike striking a pose. Lol.

This is Jay-Ar. He plays for Amihan in place of our old guitarist, Jayson.

Now here’s our adorable and talented lead guitarist, Karl. One thing I can tell about him is he never separates himself from his guitar. Hehehe!

Before we proceed, here are some of the table set-ups from last night’s celeb. The first one’s taken at our table; while the second one’s a photo of the b-day celebrant’s (Joshua) area.

Meanwhile, we had Francis on board later in the party. He’s a very good friend to our band. Apart from being one of our loyal buddies and listeners, he is also a relative to Mike (Amihan’s drummer). Francis happens to be the husband of the sister of Mike’s wife. In this photo, he candidly gave me a “tweetum” pose.

Last night’s bandwagon was videoke galore. Funny how everyone joined in!

Oh look at Francis as he advances nearer to the videoke box! So eager is this guy! Lol.

One of the avid singers of the night is Jude, our dear friend/bassist.

Then after him, everyone just plunged in! Hahaha! Too bad I was only able to take photos of Mike and Francis. Karl and Jay-ar had their fair share of song renditions in the latter part of the videoke marathon but I was so carried away with all the fun that I forgot to take some other shots. Darn!

Francis singing for the “nth” time… Hahaha!

 And here’s mike imitating a typical rock star pose…

Mike strumming an INVISIBLE guitar. Lol.

Meanwhile, here’s how the rest of Joshua’s party proceeded last night.

Some guitar discourse shared by Karl and Jay-Ar (on the first photo) and other candid snap shots from the others (succeeding pictures).

In general, last night’s party was a bash. Joshua was so delighted. You can really see it on his face. 

Thank you very much for reading!

Belated Happy Birthday Joshua!

And belated Happy Easter to everyone!

♥ TINA ♥

Four-Stringed GLOBAL Bass Guitar

Upon rummaging on piles of storage boxes and containers inside our home music studio, my brother stumbled upon our slightly-used funky red bass guitar. He had learned how to use such instrument alongside electric rhythm guitar and drums when he was still starting out as a musician. After almost a year of trial-and-error and self-reflection, he had finally decided to stick on his drummer stuff. So he thought it would be better to sell this one to interested starter or professional bass players.

Believe it or don't, this lovely bass has no scratches and functions so well... It breaks my heart to see it go...

At a fair price of three thousand pesos (PHP 3,000), the bass guitar comes with an entire package comprised of strap holder, bag or case, and audio jack cable for amplifier. (Not bad at all!)

No one else in the family knows how to play the bass guitar so, instead of just leaving it somewhere else, might as well have it sold to someone who can put it into ROCKING good use.

For more details on how to purchase this musical instrument, just message me on my facebook account or text and call at +639353645111.

Don’t miss such wonderful offer.

♥ TINA ♥

My Band’s First Television Feature (Almost Five Minutes of Fame)

Earlier this morning, I remembered that today’s date is March 17 – the day when our very first feature episode will be aired. Over a month a go, we’ve been chosen as feature band at GMA 7’s “Maynila”. This morning program relates various Filipino values and real-life situations in a form of dramatized stories. Every episode showcases a song that’s fit to the theme of the featured story. And I am very proud to say that two from my band’s five original song compositions were chosen; out of the three demos we had submitted. So last February 16, we were invited for a two-song music video shoot which will be incorporated to a specific program the management will choose that they see fit for our songs.

Ladies and gentlemen, my fellow Filipino kababayans, here’s a part of the March 17, 2012 MAYNILA episode. Introducing, our band AMIHAN and our original song composition called “BYAHE”:

I never thought I’d look good on TV. Haha! I’d like to call this exposure my band’s “five minute fame”.

The said video was posted on the day the episode was aired. You may watch the full-length episode video by typing in “Maynila March 17, 2012 episode” on Youtube. Don’t worry because even though several options would pop-out, they are very easy to discriminate. Thus, you won’t have a hard time landing on the right link to watch the whole story.

It feels good to be part of such well-known program knowing that I and my band mates are newbie artists in the music industry…

Please tell me what you guys think after watching. :)

♥ TINA ♥