The closest thing to an E-heads reunion

Marcus Adoro jams with Cambio

Thanks to everyone who dropped by the book launch. It was the “closest thing to an E-heads reunion,” as one journalists described it.

Buddy Zabala, Raymund (Raimund) Marasigan and Marcus Adoro were together again finally after years of separation. Not as a band, mind you but as a group of mature musicians who still share the same passion for music.

Adoro with his band Marcus Highway gave visitors, the book’s contributors, and guests an afternoon treat, playing acoustic renditions of their original songs. “Drive through,” a fast rock song played mostly with quick power chord transitions reminded me of Green Day. Adoro who looked like the modern day Bob Dylan rendered slow acoustic jams love, frustration, and angst. At the end of the jam, fans swarmed to get his autograph (including me of course).

Check out this video from INQUIRER.net

About 50 or so people attended the event with a few coming in and out. A lot of the Powerbook’s patrons were surely curious about all the noise emanating from one corner of the bookstore. The launch happened in Powerbooks Live! in Greenbelt 3 in Makati City. Lei Bautista of Prettier Than Pink did a Joni Mitchell playing an old Eraserheads songs “Without A Smile” alone with her guitar and lovely voice.

Cambio — a super band that includes former E-heads members Buddy Zabala and Raymund Marasigan, also played some new and familiar songs. Of course, the song Divisoria kept my head bobbing.

Thanks to Jing Garcia (the man!), Melvin Calimag (the brains!) and Cez Rodriguez (editor), who made this affair possible –not to mention the book that I hope you’re holding now as you read this. We also want to extend our thanks to Events@work, our events coordinator, and sponsors (you know who you are ;-)). The moral support from friends and fans was also heart-warming.

I believe we will all remain fans.

I still remember the first time I was approached about this project. I had doubts that I could even write an interesting article about the band that influenced much of my growing years. More than a year later, here it was! Congratulations to everyone!

Do I hear a book 2?

(UPDATE): The word is out. People are buying the book. And people, including contributing writer Chong Ardivilla, are blogging about it. See this video clip of Cambio performing live during the launch.

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Book launch na (di sya reunion concert)

Event: Tikman ang Langit: An Anthology on the Eraserheads” Book Launch
Venue: Powerbooks Live! 2nd Level Greenbelt 4, Makati City
Event Date : February 28, 2007 Wednesday
Event Time : 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
(will start promptly)
Book Title : “Tikman ang Langit: An Anthology on the
Eraserheads” compiled by Melvin Garcia and Jing Garcia

Nasa Philmusic.com tayo

Mukhang di na tayo makakaurong, hehe. This book has been featured in Philmusic.com, an online music website. Na-interview si Jing Garcia ni Jim Ayson who wrote the story. Just to clarify, hindi lang mga miyembro ng Cyberpress or mga technology journalists ang writers sa book. Madami pang iba coming from different backgrounds. Meron kaming lawyer, artists, business reporter, poet, Mensa member, motoring journalist, and other non-techie writers. Me isa pa nga taga-US. What made this book great is (ehem, ehem) the guiding spirit of the Eraserheads. We all share the love for their music. In fact, kung titingnan nyo birth certificates namin, eh…hehehe. Wag na lang baka magkabistuhan pa, di ba Jing?

The book is scheduled to launch of Feb. 28 sa Makati. For space constraints and due to limited sitting capacity, we can only accomodate a few people…(lalo na yung bibili ng sampu or mahigit!!! heh). We have more details on where to find the book here soon.

Mabuhay kayong lahat! Rock and Roll hanggang umaga!

Madami na excited sa libro

I’ve found this blog, citing the availability of the book in some bookstores. Maraming salamat.

Marcus sa YouTube

Sa nakalipas na concert na para ke Ely, nabigla ang lahat ng dumating si Marcus Adoro, ang dating gitarista ng Eraserheads. Sa video clip na ‘to, kinanta nya ang “Huwag mo nang Itanong.” Brings back memories, di ba? Wow ganun na katagal pala, noh? Pero sa grupo, si Marcus daw yung di masyadong marunong sa instrumento. Pero nadala pa din n’ya na maging part ng superproxy band na Eraserheads. Madami ding kwento tungkol sa early beginnings ng banda. Meron isang kwento si Sam Jacoba na kapwa tiga UP din at nasa Microsoft Philippines na ngayon, na sila daw yung mga nagtuturo sa Eraserheads sa UP noon. So obviously, itong libro na ‘to marami pa sanang kwento ang pwede isali. Pero siguro dito na lang sa blog pwede i-kwento. O, sige na, kwento na!