Tuesday, August 18, 2009

slipan at rinigan 2

aug 15 '09

after shift.i was half day and i was issued a memo-notice to explain why i was half day for 2 straight days.I can't say to my boss exactly that i needed a breather and i got burned out-everyone else is stressed as well on work.so i decided to take matters on my hands.



Bingo.That's for 3 reasons:

1. Al's bar--lately I've been a regular-squeezed my spare time-especially free entrance Thursdays and events that are now hard to miss.one reason:'cos it's sooo near.

2.The Artworks-- So far i only know 2 people who participated on the said event-my friend and photographer extraordinaire Red Rivera and one of my local art heroine Sarah Gaugler.They presented some 4x4 artworks.

3.Of course,homegrown talent-and what's not to like? the local indie scene is flourishing-it's a golden era on my end.hahah.

anyway after shift,i went straight to al's to meet up with red and luigi.with them is aki and her friend mai.had early dinner at rosemary's at the perg.love the chicken meal.

5pm and the mini gallery was still being set up at that time.but the crowd was at least building up by the time the sun came down.seeing these artworks made me feel proud that we live in an independent culture.at the same time i was envious that I'm not uber talented as these kids are.they make crazy good art. i feel bliss on those artworks

7pm onwards....ahhh,musicfest.finally,well Luigi was the sound tech for that night,so that should be good i suppose.i seen familiar faces-Fran from Sleepwalk Circus.again-I'm a huge fan.they made 50% of my birthday reallllly happy just by greeting me during their set.The Bernadettes- they make good songs-even better when sung really drunk.that's why they were called "drunk pop".but i was waiting for all these time for well my favorite favorite favorite act Turbogoth-and yes,Sarah is quiet and down to earth.So is Pao.and i said hi to them.they already know me somehow because i've been going to a lot of their gigs-the one at gweilo's with techyromantics (i heart as well), the Lilystars anniv last may and Fete de la Musique. And seeing them this time at al's made me feel fuzzy.hahaha.But don't get me wrong-i also discovered new great acts that i should watch out for-on the local scene.

The Nocturne Project-ugh.one of my favorites of the night.that was my first time ever.love 'em.

Pitik-the vox sounded soooo calm.urbandub-ish but mellow.nice.

Ursaminor-sounded contemporary and heavy.i go crazy for their drummer.verry pretty(honest)

And music does go hand in hand with celebration of some sorts-purchased a new shirt-the redslim08 shirt that i wore to work right after.got stickies for tubby trousers and pins from redslim08 and tether. Plus upon buying the shirt,i also made aqcuaintances-like dex.and mick.and nikka.dex is a graphic artist with a taste for euro indie(finally!) nikka is a curator(wanted that job before) and mick is a bassist (for tether)-and all is full 'o love at Al's.

and only had 1.30 hours of sleep.which the majority won't even know what i'm blabbering about once again.XD


  1. hey, you going to sonic boom this Sat at Elbow room?

  2. yup.i went there although it was late.XD will post some new stuff.XD