Tuesday, May 6, 2008

music appreciation lessons @ Metro Phi Bar

superb!...galing!...hanep!...nakakatuwa...nakakaaliw...nakaka-haaaay...nakakamiss...as in super sulit ang pagpunta ko ng Ortigas!


and I'll tell you why...


*****



Musik Lokal's Version 0.2

Featuring Lala, Julianne, Sitti and Sinosikat? (san ka pa?!)

Metro Phi Bar, May 1, 2008


hmmmm...May 1...labor day...labor pains...pregnant women...women empowerment...girl power to the max...kaya pala nakasked ng May 1...haha

so after walking from MRT Ortigas station to the venue...having my chicken inasal...and meeting up with Sittizens mJ, Jeff, Mikey & bro Kirby, Noel, JP, JT and Mhyk..I was ready to be enthralled and mesmerized! naks! ano ito napuntahan ko magic show?! nyahaha

and no magic was needed by these lovely ladies to capture my attention...I was surely glued to my seat...kungdi lang ako nahiya eh I would have been standing up and dancing...tho most of the songs were slow songs anyway haha...


the emcee was just so-so


gusto na namin iuwi ito


my name's misspelled again


*****



Lala... nakakatuwa...


my first time to watch this Fil-Indonesian singer...and when she was doing her sound check...well before that...she chatted up with mJ & Jeff...and they gamely introduced me...and as usual...was honest and frank to let her know that I've heard much about her music but not first hand though...and when I had my picture with her it was quite stiff looking for me...coz I really don't know much about her so I was just like...hmmmm ho-hum ok... basta yun...don't have her CD anyway...haven't heard her sing...as in...first time nga...

but when the show finally got going....and she was up first....oh and I like her batik blouse...she even boasted to us about it and she would make it sort of her signature style...let's watch out for that ...

she was candid and charming...nakakatuwa...and she's pretty and she kept on smiling...katuwa nga sabi ko eh...

she sang songs mostly from her album(?) think I got to get me one of those haha...Better off alone...What about you...Not your ordinary girl...Stars...High & Dry (which I thought was Iron Drive! hahaha ang ingay kasi sa bar!) and she sang an Indonesian song and made the audience sing with her...how sweet...."Aku Malu" which means I'm shy...yup! I'm shy too hehe...and she sang ... Waiting...

so...after her set...and while waiting for the next performer...we grabbed the chance to have another picture taken with her...and this time I was eager enough...enthusiastic and giddy even...nyahaha starstruck?! di naman masyado hehe...magaling sya eh! nakakatuwa...and I even told Lala that I plan to get a copy of her CD...kelan kaya yun?! haha

now I'm impressed with Lala

I give Lala's cute singing of Aku Malu haha well I mean her complete set...a rating of 8 out of 9...plus points for being charming and having great rapport with her audience...

*****


Julianne...magaling magaling....


OMG! I consider this as my first time watching Julianne...with a full band! huwow! goose bumps people...goose bumps! esp when Niño (tama ba?) was playing the flute for EMPTY CHAIRS! OMG! I think I was teary eyed haha...exag! pero haaay...


She sang...one of my faves - Queen in Me! wohoo!...Thank you...Tulak ng Bibig (but of course)...then this was the part when she was explaining that a 2nd album is in the works haha...and that this will contain mostly Tagalog songs...huwow! if it's as good as Tulak ng BIbig?...susme! ganda yun!...then she goes and sing a "sample" from that album - Liwanag...so nice...cute...something to look forward to for sure...she also sang Empty Chairs! a special request from her special guests - kami yun - haha we would like to think that haha...and finally...Grateful...



I can not find words to express how I liked ...I mean loved...Julianne's set that night...what Jeff said was true...this opm soulchild backed up with a full band is something to hear! OMG!...goose bumps!...and not because of the cold huh..so galing1...haaay...tigilan na toh...so i rate this performance a 10! uy perfect! nyahaha....plus points for the flute and the "castanets chimes" haha di namin alam ni mJ anong tawag dun eh...



*****


Sitti...so nakakamiss....sobra!


The last time I watched Sitti perform live was last Christmas in Las Piñas...wow! tagal na...so you can just imagine my thirst for her music haha...and was so eager and excited to watch her perform...no matter if I had to head off to far away North hehe...and what a change...evidently Sitti is diversifying i guess is what you can call it...she's trying new things in her repertoire...and her new bandmates are a testament to the new innovations to her music hehe...Steven was still there together with newbies JR or was it JC?! JC nga ata hehe, Naldy and Adam...all members of the PPO...and young musicians so you would expect them....not to know Magalenha! nyahahaha...accdg to mJ they still have to practice that haha...


Sitti started off singing her signature intro song Berimbau...songs from her new album...Cross my heart...Kung di rin Lang Ikaw....am not so sure but I think it was at this part when I got teary eyed hehe kainis kasi may smoker ata malapit samin haha...pero oks din para swak sa mood ng kanta haha...then she sang my fave and my all-time-most-requested-song - O Pato - dedicated to me yey! with medley of Bimbom and So Danco Samba (had to ask mJ's help for the spelling hehe)...and of course... Ikaw Lamang...so nice song really...and another request by her cousin who was in the audience...Para sa Akin hehe....and the Shaker Song (I can not recognize this song!... the people around me still have to tell me every time what the song's title is haha)....


I So miss Sitti's stage presence and charisma on stage...she had the audience wrapped around her finger hehe...esp the big boss from Musik Lokal...kinilig sya ng husto nung kinantahan sya ng Ikaw Lamang...bday nya kasi eh haha...


click on this link for another O Pato vidclip

Do I need to rate this bossa nove queen?...alright to be fair...I give her a...5 star rating...as in 2 thumbs up!!!! pwedeng 4 thumbs?! hehe...plus points to Sitti's kakulitan and rapport with the audience esp when she segued way and shared an anecdote about her younger bro Buboy wanting to be circumcised bwahahaha...and plus points to the modern twist to the song arrangements in her set...but honestly...I miss the true bossa nova twang ...

I can't wait to watch her again...next time would be at 19East! wohoo!


*****


Sinosikat?....nakakamangha

Another first for me...first time that I ever fell in love with a girl...haha...will get to that...


I've heard a lot about Sinosikat? and I've caught them perform on the boobtube...seen their mtvs as well and been awaken by the sultry voice of this vocalist singing So Blue...hanep!...their reputation precedes them...and relying on that impression and the urging of gimikero Jeff...I bought their album before heading off to Ortigas that night...was highly recommended mostly by Bossing Noel...and I rememberd him saying many times that night...he kept on asking us (me and mJ) "ang galing noh?! basta ako nagrecommend magaling! at iconfirm ni mJ!" wahaha .....


and wow! you can't pin her down!...ano ba! dapat ang bitbit mo ay videocam at di digital cam sa gaslaw at harot nyang sumayaw at magperform...grabe!...kamanghamangha sya ha...she's like an Angelina Jolie onstage...hanep!...and her outfit made matters worse or is it better? hehe...I kept glancing at mJ and she kept whispering to me too grabe! galing nya...then I felt this certain vibe in the bar...it was so different...the mood shifted so to speak...can't explain it...haha...their set being the last of the night was just very appropriate...nice ending to an already magnificent night...maybe more so because the stagelights intensified the mood of the passionate vocalist Kat as she did her thing...I know that a lot in the audience were standing at attention and taking notice if you know what I mean haha...


sobrang namangha ako yun lang masasabi ko...rockasoul huh! at ang galing nya at ang kulit! haha...yan ang cowgirl! haha...di sya jologs eh...bsta ganun...aliw sya!...at aliw dun un makulit na gitarista nilang chubby haha...and the band was just having fun! as in super!...

Sinosikat? started their set with Magic...So Blue - the only familiar song to me hehe...Telepono - kaaliw toh kanta na ito....Turning my Safety Off - now this was when the lights and the mood in the venue shifted hehe...grabe aliw!...Sino - kakulit nya dito! and as encore...don't know the real title but let's call it Disco hehe...



So let's give Sinosikat?'s superbly wild and sexy performance a 9.0 in the richter scale wahahaha...let's see if I can catch another gig of theirs maybe in Tiendesitas?! nyahaha



*****


wala pala ako pic with Julianne that night


pwede ba mawala pic with Sitti?!


to see more pics from that gimik click on this link


Bossing and his angels


to see more of JP's pics click on this link

click on these links too:

Sitti's multiply site - http://stonehouse1.multiply.com/

Julianne's multiply site - http://juliannetarroja.multiply.com/

Lala's multiply site - http://heylala.multiply.com/

Sinosikat?'s myspace - www.myspace.com/sinosikat1

http://www.musiklokal.com/

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