Saturday, October 31, 2009

Steve Vai

Damn. Steve Vai's gettin' old. But he's still the man. Looks like he changed up his guitar from his standard white beauty. Just check out the video below.

That's how violin players should rock! Sweeeeeet...

Ima throw away my guitar now. Vai's too good.


Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Years ago, a company called Bandai released these little electronic toys called "Tamagotchi". They're essentially virtual pets that you feed, play with, as you watch them grow. I remember these things getting banned in schools because kids would do nothing but take care of their Tamagotchis.

A good friend missed her old Tamagotchi. So I searched the net for anything close to it that's playable online. I found the flash game below.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


I remember watching an old science fiction TV series called "V" when I was a kid. Okay, I just practically announced how old I really am. LOL!

For those of you who don't know about "V", the story is about aliens all of a sudden showing up on earth, pretending to be the same in appearance as humans. Later you find out they're actually humanoid lizards who love eating mice for snacks, aside from their plans to actually take over the entire planet. That's as far as I'll spoil the story of "V".

Apparently, a remake of the old sci-fi TV show is coming out soon. And it looks pretty good. I hope they do the remake well to do justice to the original. Check out the preview video of the remake series below.

Okay, maybe one last spoiler tidbit. RED DUST baby! LOL! Now I just announced that I'm not only old, but a total geek as well.  I'm such a weirdo.


Saturday, October 17, 2009

World of Warcraft Commercials

I admit that I haven't played WoW (World of Warcraft) in the longest time. I stopped playing last year to focus on Dekaron.  Then took a break from Dekaron to play WoW.  And then I'm back in Dekaron.  The next WoW expansion has been announced.  And my clunky old PC won't be able to run it well for sure, given how taxing Wrath of the Lich King is on my PC as it is.  I wanted to buy a new PC so that I can play WoW again without having to sacrifice quality graphic settings. But a friend of mine just recently broke my trust in him, which eventually equated to a big chunk of money that was meant for my parents and new PC to be selfishly allocated to him without giving me a choice.

Anyway, enough of the bad vibes. I'll eventually be able to buy a new PC again. Just hope it will be before the new WoW expansion comes out. In the meantime, I wanted to share with you some of the TV commercials Blizzard (the company who created WoW) has been putting up on US television to advertise their game. The funny thing about these commercials is that Blizzard hires specific celebrities to endorse WoW, each with its own funny twist.  There are a whole slew of commercials. But I wanted to just share with you my favorites.

Mr. T and his Night Elf Mohawk

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Pamela Lynn

I rarely come across female percussionists. So I thought I'd share this particular video of a female djembe player.

I'm on the fence whether or not she's super good (not like I'm good at percussions myself). She does have flashes of brilliance in some of her licks. I appreciate her playing regardless. Apparently the song in this video is part of a full length album of djembe based songs.  Not bad.


Sunday, October 11, 2009

High and Mighty Color...

I am extremely bored. So I'm going to keep posting on this blog about whatever is on my mind until I've successfully emptied every thought I can muster from my tiny little brain. So feel free to click the tiny little box on the top right hand corner with an X on it if boredom sets in while reading. (I just love extremely long run-on sentences, don't you?)

Fans of the ongoing anime "Bleach" will like this song for sure. The intro song has been changed practically every season of Bleach. But I like this one in particular. This Japanese band called "High and Mighty Color" created a song that made its way as one of the intro songs for the anime. I looked up the band and found their music much to my liking despite me totally not understanding a word that the two vocalists were singing (Lyrics are in Japanese).

Anyway, below is the music video of the song I'm raving about. My only disappointment is when I found out that the female vocalist actually doesn't do the growling like I originally thought when I first heard the song. The prose to this song is highly irrelevant to those of you who don't understand Japanese like me. The song is just plainly a whole lot of fun.

Global Mala Project 2009

It's been a while since this event.  So I'll try my best to remember what happened that day as best as I can given that I turn my brain off during weekends.  LOL!

My good friends Dave and Donna invited me to another drumming workshop.  This time it was part of a whole Yoga/Wellness event called Global Mala Project.  This year's Global Mala Project was on the top floor of Fully Booked in Bonifacio High Street.  Dave and Donna warned me that there was no budget this time.  I just responded that I would've helped facilitate the last time for free.  I just want the opportunity to be a part of the Drum Jam Workshop group once again.

As I entered the event area, I initially felt weirded out because of all the Yoga buffs all over the place.  I felt like the unhealthiest person around.  LOL!

There was a whole slew of meditative and wellness activities lined up for the entire day until the evening.  The activities of the event were running late.  So we had to wait a while until it was our turn to give a workshop.

I was excited to use my 14 inch fiberglass Pearl djembe once again.  That drum doesn't see a lot of action these days.  I'm sure my baby is feeling neglected.  LOL!

I was glad to see Pepoy again.  That guy is something else on percussions.  And to think he's better at playing a drum kit than a djembe.  We talked for a bit about what's been going on in terms of music for ourselves.  There's a slight possibility I might've found the replacement drummer for SunDownMuse.  But we'll see how that goes depending on where my bandmates' heads are with SunDownMuse.

The drumming workshop we gave was one of many activities for the day.  So it was expected that we wouldn't have a lot of people participating.  We had a healthy number given that we had a smaller team of facilitators.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

mobius united

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