Wednesday, October 29, 2008

We're Taking Over

It has been a roller-coaster ride for us, in more ways than one. So many things to keep us busy and, occasionally, stressed out. At times we feel like 10 years older, as the song goes. But we go on doing the things we like to do for as long as we can, and we hope you share this sentiment with us. And, like I always say, see you at the gig.

DEADLINE - "We're Taking Over"
MUSIC FRONT - "Let's Dance" (Version)
JOE JACKSON - "Beat Crazy"
AUDIOWEB - "Bankrobber"
FARSIDE - "Hero"
SUGAR - "If I Can't Change Your Mind" (Demo)
SR-71 - "Politically Correct"

Photos from and

This Is A Public Service Announcement


We've banned the IP address ( of the chatbox user named Hellboy, details of which appear as follows:

inetnum: -
netname: SMARTBRO-PH
descr: Smart Broadband Incorporated
descr: Wireless Broadband Access
descr: Ayala Avenue, Makati City
country: PH
admin-c: LR70-AP
tech-c: CA183-AP
tech-c: FC524-AP
tech-c: WV9-AP
tech-c: AP200-AP
tech-c: RC668-AP
mnt-by: APNIC-HM

Of course, we are not discounting that this character will just find another IP address to broadcast from. Nonetheless, we are just asking for your help since we already have an idea who this character is. Let's validate offline para di naman ma-bulgar kung sino siya.

O, mga internet hacks natin diyan, let's get to work.

The music has been dirty. Let's keep all else clean.

Thank you for all the help.

Marika and Friends

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Trash Radio Manila Episode 19 Part 1: While We Were Sleeping

Hibernation (hī'bər-nā'shən)

An inactive state resembling deep sleep in which certain animals living in cold climates pass the winter. In hibernation, the body temperature is lowered and breathing and heart rates slow down. Hibernation protects the animal from cold and reduces the need for food during the season when food is scarce.
*hibernation. The American Heritage® Science Dictionary. Houghton Mifflin Company. (accessed: October 27, 2008).
We entered into another state of hibernation, but, ok, we're back. And we're letting you in on some news we gathered, well, while we were sleeping.

Bad Omen is finally done recording their new album, and we are fortunate enough to have nicked off some freshly-mixed tracks. One of them is a cover of a new wave hit which appeared in the now-collectible 10 of Another Kind CD. The song "Falling", initially performed by Under Blue Skies, appears in this episode's playlist. Lalabas ba ito sa album? We do not know. May paalam ba sila sa UBS? We don't know either. Baka alam ni Boyet. :)

Halloween is up and coming, pumpkins. Bisikleta Productions is giving us This Is Skalloween, which will be held on October 31, Friday, 8pm, at Ten-02 Bar along Timog Avenue in Quezon City. Aside from the fact that Trash Radio Manila will do a DJ stint and Bing Austria of Juan Pablo Dream will be hosting, the gig will feature some, shall we say, musical excursions of members coming off various bands.

Beatdown Boombox is made up of some members of the Music Front, joined in by the members of TheGoSignals and The WUDS. Add the renowned DJ Caliph8 (who you may not see in this gig though due to prior commitments) and what you get is a free-wheeling ever-evolving foray into old school punk, dub, and world music. They have originals, too!

The Wayfarers is composed of members coming from The Jerks (specifically, the cool as a cat bassist Edwin Aguilar), Pink Cow, and Neighbors (with Bong as the vocalist, or so we heard). I have not seen these guys play yet, but I believe they do ska and reggae and I am keeping an eye on them.

Also an offshoot of the Angono ska band Neighbors is The Eastern Vibration. Sagor, which is made up of the members of Goodleaf, is another band to watch out for. This should be fun. By the way, for musical collaboration haters whom I've come across with so many times, let me give you a piece of my mind: if you are familiar with Darwin's Theory of Evolution, you would understand why I have absolutely no objections to musical collaborations, whether they involve "personalities" or not.

Lastly, the playlist. These are some of the tunes enjoying active rotation on our players of late. We extracted excerpts from the newly-released The Clash Live At Shea Stadium album. While Tim Armstrong's "Among The Dead" has always been an on and off favorite, my current apple is Ida Maria's catchy "I Like You So Much Better when You're Naked". This song is a direct reference to The Banana Splits, thus the multitude of bananas appearing in the video, and not to Bob Marley's Buffalo Soldier, don't be absurd. Enjoy, and see you guys.

1. Tim Armstrong with The Aggrolites - "Among The Dead"
2. Rudeboy and Rascal - "Cheeky Fella"
3. Ida Maria - "I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked"
4. The Holloways - "Generator"
5. Bad Omen - "Falling"

Photos: Someone we know very well, Bad Omen, we do have a copy of The Clash! :), and Ida Maria.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Conquest For Death: Australasianpacific Tour 2008

...and we're back from hibernation. So many things happening over the next few weeks. Like this one here.
CONQUEST FOR DEATH is passing by our side of the world as part of their Australasianpacific Tour. This US punk/thrash/hardcore outfit will be in Lucena City on November 6, and in Manila on November 7, before flying out to Hong Kong. The band, as far as I know, is made up of Craigums, Devon, Robert (all three coming from What Happens next?), who reside in San Francisco, CA, and Kiku, their drummer, who currently lives in Japan. Interesting, yes? But I am just getting started.

This particular tour of theirs covers "9 countries, 2.5 continents, 5 weeks, no practice". The band tells us their share of adventures and misadventures in this nifty travelogue/blog of the tour which they are regularly updating here. Pretty engaging read, as the journal reveals the boys' wit, eloquence, and grace under pressure. And their music? Listen up, for we have three of CFD's tracks blasting off our media player right now.

The playlist:

Front Row
This Is Our Time - Never Say Die

Want more of this stuff, real time? Then see you at the gig, my dear friends, and show your love.