Friday, June 07, 2002
Just came from the MTV PILIPINAS AWARDS.
The best parts of the show will probably be not shown on air, like Buwi of Parokya ni Egdar ripping off his shirt and jumping up and down and around Sarah Meyer. A second later Chito and another Parokya member jump on stage, take of their shirts and start to run around Sarah who’s trying to read something from the teleprompter.
Rufa Mae Quinto was probably the most unpretentious presentor that went up on stage. Due of some problem with the next band, Rufa Mae and Martin had to ad lib and just chat on stage. That was probably the funniest and best part of the show.
I think Martin still makes a great host. He was funny and always has good stage presence. Unfortunately, he just had to sing the “Simply Amazing” song, with the commercial appearing on the two huge video walls in the back. Not exactly under the radar, but it was definitely one hell of a product placement.
The most intelligent thing said during the whole show was said by Rico Blanco of Rivermaya after accepting their Best Band(?) Award. He said that we should continue to support local artists because they're the only ones who speak to us, that Britney Spears can never make the Pinoy laugh like Parokya ni Egdar and singers like Craig David and J.Lo can never write about the love and heartache and Pinoy feels in the same way a band like Eraserheads would.
Aside from that, it was a very typical show. The usual medley of artists, paying tribute to something kind of thing.
Another big problem of the show was the crowd. They were all media people and sponsors. They weren’t really the fans of the bands and the artists. So, no one really got excited and stood up and danced when this band and that band went up on stage.
Oh well, you didn’t miss much. Watch it on MTV and at least you get to go to the bathroom during the commercial breaks.
Posted by Budjette at 2:02 AM
Wednesday, June 05, 2002
FWD EMAIL DEPT:a crappy story
Last week, I left Manila with a couple of friends heading toward Punta Fuego, in Batangas, when I decided to stop at a comfort station in a relatively new Gas station in Tagaytay. Being a new gas station, this place would have a clean bano and pwede na/ just right clean facility to take a good crap : ) The first stall was occupied (my theory was correct) so I went into the second one.
Just when I was seated and poised to emit a very "silent" fart, I heard a voice from the next toilet:
"Hi, how are you doing?"
Putek!!! I thought in my mind. I am certainly not the type to chat with strangers in highway comfort rooms or any comfort room for that matter. Normally, I would keep as dead silent as possible in a situation like this so no one would think I was there. What was I to do? run? Keep quiet? So many questions in my mind.
I really don't know quite what possessed me, but anyway, I answered, a little embarrassed: "OK LANG, pare!"
And the stranger said: "Whats up with you?"
Talk about your unnervingly dumb questions! WHO THE HELL IS THIS GUY? (In my mind) I was really beginning to think this was just TOO WEIRD! So I said: "WELL, JUST LIKE YOU I'M MAKING TAE"
Then, I heard the person, all upset, say, "Look, I'll call you back, there's some idiot in the next toilet answering all the questions I am asking you."
Posted by Budjette at 8:56 PM
Tuesday, June 04, 2002
Altar Egos: Part Teen Drama, Part Comic Book Adventure
Most coming-of-age movies follow a basic formula: equal parts melodrama and angst, topped with a dash of sex. The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, in theaters June 14, adds sterner stuff: incest, religion, and animation - the latter crafted by Spawn creator Todd McFarlane. The graphic novelist gives the live-action film vivid segments that bring 14-year-old Francis' fantasies to life. Francis and his friends, '70s acolytes of the Hulk and Silver Surfer, transform into superheroes - the Muscle, Captain Asskicker, Major Screw, and Brakken - while his teacher/nemesis, Sister Assumpta (played by Jodie Foster), morphs into the evil Nunzilla. "The animation becomes metaphor for what he's going through in real life," says McFarlane. "There's not too much subtlety in comics." In this case, that's a virtue. - Jennifer Hillner
Had an idea similar to this.
Started writing down notes for it last year.
Trying ot figure out the plot and all that.
But never got around to really writing it all.
Was ranting about Sunday night and Mark just kinda grunted and said, "Just get it done. Write it!"
Found this quote from Mark's blog. Guess this is what he wanted to say.
"I'm only going to repeat this once more: It doesn't matter if you thought of it first, or if your idea is better. If you didn't do anything with it, if you didn't push it, then don't come complaining when someone else get noticed for it, or gets attention for it, and their effort succeeds." - Anil Dash
I turned down a very big offered today.
Just texted them.
Turned them down because I knew even if I got the job and got paid a lot for it, that I wouldn't have time to do my comic books.
As it is, I barely have time to work on Alamat.
Getting that job would have really killed me.
Before I get pre-empted by some other writer.
Posted by Budjette at 3:10 PM