local music

Rocky Deleste – Bulag

Kung bulag ang mundo, at ika’y aking isusuyo
May pag-asa kaya ako
Takot lang ako na ika’y mawala
Kaya eto ako, di nagsasalita
Ngunit kung makuha ang lakas ng loob
Ano kayang isasagot mo?

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Towards More New Beginnings: On The Cohens’ EP Launch

[originally published on LiveOPM.ph: http://liveopm.ph/2014/03/16/thecohenseplaunch/]

by Rhea Leorag

Images: RJ Dimla

2014 is definitely an exciting year for local music.

Listed as one of the Most Anticipated Releases of 2014 in vandalsonthewall.com, The Cohens’ Launch of their self-titled EP last Friday, March 7, at Route 196 Katipunan Avenue, proved to be something that gives people a taste of their contemporary twist to the 60’s feel of their music.

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Walrus Music Video (She’s Only Sixteen)

It was an early New Year’s Eve party for us at She’s Only Sixteen’s Walrus video shoot held last December 19-20, 2013. It was also my first time to be part of a music video shoot, it was really fun (not to mention technical and stuff, which I liked as well)! It made me realize I want to direct a music video someday. Hehe. Someday. 🙂

Here are some BTS photos taken by Karen De La Fuente: (more…)

Walrus Music Video (She’s Only Sixteen)

It was an early New Year’s Eve party for us at She’s Only Sixteen’s Walrus video shoot held last December 19-20, 2013. It was also my first time to be part of a music video shoot, it was really fun (not to mention technical and stuff, which I liked as well)! It made me realize I want to direct a music video someday. Hehe. Someday. 🙂

Here are some BTS photos taken by Karen De La Fuente: (more…)

Because maybe, just maybe, 2014 is going to be a great year for local music.

10 WISHES FOR MUSIC THIS 2014 THAT I WANNA SHARE
by Rez Toledo (originally published/posted on his Facebook account)

1. It’s 2014, guys. Please don’t push that 90s sounding stuff all over again. I think after a decade or so, it gets a little boring. Taste and rakista arguments aside, let’s all try to be progressive! Why not?

2. For the creators and listeners alike to be daring. Together! Dare to be fresh and new. Dare to be passionate. Dare to discover. And rediscover. I believe somewhere along the way, you lost your sense of genius. You just have to remember where you can find it.
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#OPMProblems– What You May Not Have Heard

by Rhea Leorag

With the “OPM is dead” issue long gone and forgotten, the general public has the false sense of relief that our local music industry has redeemed itself, and that all we have to do is wait for that next “Eraserheads moment” or maybe even “Somedaydream moment”- in short, the next breakthrough act- in order for our music to shine once more. (more…)

Hello June

It hurts when people, especially my friends, cringe when I mention the word “OPM.” They start thinking, “Oh here we go again…”

I get it, I can’t just persuade people to love the same things that I do, but to listen to me talking about something that keeps me alive, even for a couple of minutes… is it really that hard?

I know, I know. My bad. I’m sorry. I guess it’s my responsibility to find the right people whom I can talk to when I want to “babble” about OPM stuff. It’s just… there aren’t many.

Anyway, like I said. I love OPM. I love our local music. And I will continue loving it and supporting it and uplifting it and babbling about it and sharing the music. Because. I. Want. To. Even when no one wants to listen anymore.

So hello there, it’s June 1 and it’s been months since the last time I blogged. I’ll try my best to get back on blogging- sharing music and writing about random stuff. Writing keeps me alive. More than ever. (Well, along with a lot of things.) Most probably, I won’t be able to make it a daily habit, or even weekly. But I will be here, writing.

Not expecting anyone to be reading. But still writing.