I still can’t believe it. But this is what Wikipedia is all about. It is your real-time history book. It will not miss developments about certain topics, personalities, and in this case, a popular Filipino band in the 1990s. Someone out there will eventually add information to it. Curiously, I went to check the Eraserheads on Wikipedia. And viola, there it was, a long entry on the launch of this book with annotations. Based on Wikipedia’s history, it was Perryv who made this entry. Thanks a lot, and I hope they find this blog soon, haha.
On February 28, 2007, the official launch of the book Tikman Ang Langit: An Anthology on the Eraserheads (2007) was held at the second level of Powerbooks bookstore in Greenbelt 3, Makati City. The launch was accompanied by acoustic performances by Cambio (whose members include Raimund Marasigan, Buddy Zabala and Kris Gorra-Dancel), Markus Hiway (Marcus Adoro’s band), and Lei Bautista of Prettier Than Pink. The performers covered Eraserheads songs such as “Ligaya” (performed by Lei Bautista), “With A Smile” (also performed by Bautista) and “Magasin” (performed by Cambio with Marcus Adoro). The event was dubbed a mini-reunion of the Eraserheads, with Marasigan, Zabala and Adoro performing together for the first time in four years. Ely Buendia did not attend because of a scheduled meeting with his surgeon and the manufacturers of the stents in his heart. The launch was attended by around 50 people.
Tikman ang Langit is a collection of essays about the Eraserheads originally written by fourteen journalists who are mostly fans of the band. The book itself was compiled by Melvin Calimag and Jing Garcia, with a foreword by Eraserheads producer Robin Rivera. Tikman Ang Langit is considered to be the first published material about any Filipino band in the Philippines.