terno infairness

15 11 2008

When i look back and reminisce about the Terno Au Go Go series from 2005-06. It makes me think of how good it was because it was held quarterly or just when we can. It could be two months in between or four. There were eight or nine i think, total with the one at the Adidas Sports Camp being the last. Every Au Go Go was something to look forward to for myself, the bands on the bill and the audience.

Nowadays, it’s become more of a routine, the monthly nights in various bars all over the metro. I had to adjust to the state of things and keep up with the times. For visibility, i had to do it frequently and it has its moments but lately it’s somewhat gotten better,even though it’s monthly and you don’t miss it as much.

I suppose, it’s good somehow for most people to know that they can catch their favorite band/s in a particular place every month and as long as they introduce more people to what they’re digging and bringing them to the gigs then it’s OK.

By the way, for those who are confused or weren’t around the early days of Terno, Au Go Go was the showcase night for ALL the Terno artists and some guests quarterly or whenever while the latter part,  Terno Inferno is basically, just a night featuring a revolving number of Terno artists and a guest once in a while that happens on a more regular basis. Monthly. There’s the original Inferno at Saguijo and it’s satellite nights in other venues like Route 196, Magnet Bonifacio High Street etc.

On that note there’s Terno Inferno TONIGHT the 15th of November @ Saguijo. terno-inferno-nov-15

Usually i do the Eflyers myself, when i can, but for this one Fran of Sleepwalk Circus volunteered to do the deed. THanks FRan! JOin us tonight…





after the fire

26 10 2008

A few pictures from outside and inside the venue during Up dharma Down’s launch last Friday. Why not pictures of the performance? I have none and that’s because I was mostly outside, trying to appease those who couldn’t get in anymore. A decision, as hard as it maybe, i had to make, being that safety and well being of everyone inside was more important than being greedy and just squeezing everyone in.

My apologies to those who weren’t able to get in but i’d rather that than guilt on my head should’ve anything bad happen inside like fire or some other tragedy. Just as well, it was clearly stated that the event was at “8PM”. I even delayed performance time to 8:30PM so there’s not much excuse from those who went an hour, hour and a half later. Traffic i can understand but people should take these things in consideration when planning to see a performance much like if they’re trying to catch a specific time for a movie.

Yes, you can say we should’ve done the event in a bigger venue but that’s easy to say as everything has a price and to add to the already surmounting costs of the limited edition this is not something we could easily consider. Not to mention there aren’t any mid sized venues in this city. As for the album, the normal release is slated for the 3rd or 4th week of November. It’ll be the normal Terno carton packaging for the actual release so for those who want the collector’s edition better act on it while there’s still some left.

THanks to the UDD listers,mainly Ed, Mayee, Bel and Jheysi for their help and to everyone else who made it possible. Special thanks to ADIDAS, Philmusic, RSL, Team Manila, NU107, Living It UP, Jam88.3 Myx and MTV.

NO thanks to the prospective sponsors we sent proposals to who didn’t even bother to get back to us and had the foresight of a paperweight in terms of knowing a good, premium event. What else is new? Comes to no surprise really.

…and the following day Saturday, an equally successful launch at Cubao X by Ang Bandang Shirley for their debut album “THeme Songs”. T’was a fun launch with an early Halloween costume party angle. Combine that with Shirley’s bright and happy sing along pop tunes and Cubao X’s crowd of Lomo/Photography/film/design, hip and equally trendy scenesters and you’ve got a parteeey indeed.Thanks also to Mario Serrano who spun for the kiddies.

Unfortunately my camera died on me and my current phone’s camera capabilities aren’t really spot on but here’s a few pics from it. Congratulations to both bands on their new albums.