Up Dharma Down pre-orders for the LIMITED EDITION ver of CAPACITIES…EXTENDED!

2 10 2012


I have listened and after much deliberation, I’ve decided to EXTEND the #Capacities LTD ED.version package pre-ordering window to two last dates. This Wednesday the 3rd of October at Route 196 starting around 9pm. This should take care of the North side people…

…and again at Saguijo on October 20 at 9pm for the final and last chance.

As for Cebu and Davao I’m working on ways to have a pre-ordering on the 12th(Cebu) and 19th(Davao) since we will be there on those dates.

For the other provinces and international requests, i am studying the possibility of having you pay via Paypal or another way online to reserve your Ltd.Ed version cds or package if you intend to attend the actual launch on Nov. 28. Will announce when it’s to take effect.

TOE Live in Manila!

21 02 2012

We are trying to see if we can accomodate more. Do check the Terno Recordings fan page on FB, subscribe to the mailing list here, follow @TernoRecordings on Twitter or check the Toe In Manila page on FB for updates. Thank You.

Next Friday!

13 10 2011


a remarkable unique individual and bass player.

5 01 2011

He was the one who really made me want to be a bassist. Unfortunately, I never learned and even if i did, i certainly couldn’t and wouldn’t be able to  play like him but if God gave me the talent, I would want to be a bass player in a really good band. It’s because of him.  He was my favorite bass player of all time. He still is.   Rest In Peace  Mick Karn.

goodbye to you

6 11 2010

my co-host Myrene(Sandwich/Imago) at the old NU107 station for Groove Nation Sessions 94-96

I can’t say i’ve been an NU107 listener for years as i don’t really tune in to local radio, except for maybe once in a while when i monitor if a Terno band’s song is being played or on rotation. However, i did have a show on NU107 when i got back from the States called Groove Nation Sessions around 94. It didn’t last long, maybe a year or two as i was just a block timer on the station. My co-host then was  resident NU107 jock Myrene Academia of Not Radio.  It was my first foray into radio and it was fun while it lasted!

I’d like to think that i was able to play stuff you won’t normally hear on radio and not on NU107’s playlist and i thank the station for being open and allowing me to share the music i pushed.

A decade after, NU107 again opened its arms for me to share what Terno has to offer, most notably, Up Dharma Down whom i initially asked Zach and then after, Trish, to guest on their respective shows to be followed by tracks played on Francis’ In The Raw and eventually, the first single “maybe” on the station’s regular playlist. If i haven’t thanked them enough then here’s a big THANK YOU to you as individual jocks on the station.

Overall, i may not have that connection to NU107 as a listener but I’m very appreciative of having being given the nod for the awards given the past years and glad to have worked with the only decent “rock” station there ever was and the people behind it. To all the other jocks and Myrene, Emy, Celes, Glenn, Belle, Gelo…… Atom, Quark and Cris…THANK YOU.

the long weekend

18 11 2009

A few weekends ago Up Dharma Down and Radioactive Sago Project did a couple of festivals and while it was memorable and fun, it was exhausting, especially for Radioactive Sago Project and myself with not much sleep from Cebu to HK, directly to the gig for Clockenflap. Radioactive Sago Project, by the way, stunned the mostly expat crowd and hip Hong Kong-ers.  Come to think of it, i’d do it all over again. It felt like i walked the Death March in WII but we had a great time at the gigs and afterwards. Thanks Justin!

Up Dharma Down wins plum awards during NU107Rock Awards’09

17 11 2009

Vocalist of the Year(Armi Millare),Album of The Year(Bipolar) and Artist of The Year…much to the consternation of those who don’t “get” Up Dharma Down and are still stuck to the old sound of Pinoy Rock wherein it has to be typical or “rakrakan” template prompting one seemingly disappointed old hack to report “low key” band wins big at the rock awards and went on to enumerate others without much focus nor fanfare for the big winner.

Sorry to disappoint you but if you give it an open mind you will realize that Bipolar and future albums that break away from the mold help us move into the modern rock world where boundaries are gone and the rock stereotype has been shattered.

The majority though, seems to think it’s a well deserved win so i am a happy camper. Thank you to those who have moved on, you forward thinking music people who voted for the future, the fans and supporters, to the judges who stuck to their guns in recognizing change , embracing and appreciating it. Also to NU107 for having the guts to turn it around and make the Rock Awards, still, the only bonafide award giving body for excellence in music.


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thanks to Sherwin De Guzman for the pics.


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