Sunday, February 28, 2010

Amazing Show Membership Card 2010

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Alamat's Musika

This is one of the first songs recorded here at Sunset Studios. They've done it live at the MFC Bar several times.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Golf Day

this was a few weeks ago. one of the now "rare" treat of playing this sport...

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Booger Days

These past few days I consider booger days. Days that I'd love to hate.

A few days ago, I figured that making the most of life would sometime mean disregarding things that you know would piss you off. Like the ... ah never mind. Writing about it would surely mess up the rest of my night. I wouldn't want to talk about the idiots I deal with a lot, not the tupperware people who calls me friend. Naaah, I won't be wasting my blog space for them. Not tonight anyway.

So what were the things I did this week? I'm almost finished with the Black Pipe video presentation that includes their interviews about their upcoming album as well as themselves. I'll post it as soon as I upload the video.

Monday, February 22, 2010

My son's Birthday!

My son Miro celebrated his 6th Birthday last week at school.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Bob is Back!!!

Bob comes home

Bob, not his real name, -- his real name is Arnel, but he has gotten used with everyone calling him Bob -- Gonzales is back with Black Pipe. That means that Black Pipe's sound would be more wicked with those fat fingers back on the keyboard. He's really an excellent musician.

So I met them whole again Wednesday last week at Barbariba on their regular Wednesday gig and saw Bob who looks fat n' rite just the way I want him. Seeing him after all the years past and hearing him play just reinforced my faith on those fingers. So we decided to jam in my office / studio and I picked an old Joe Jackson song called Fools in Love. The studio jam was way better than the live set we did later that night.

Bob's return also means that I'd have to rework on some tracks again to put Bob's keys on the music, not to mention that we'd have to re-shoot the pictorials. But I know that it's all worth it and seeing the boys together again gives me a feeling of satisfaction.

Goodbye, Benson...

The reason why I've not blogged lately is because I was saddened by the sudden death of my pet snake Benson. After the last feeding frenzy last week, he was found by my security personnel dead inside his aquarium three days later... Goodbye, Benson. You will be missed by everyone.

So all this time, I was just thinking that I'd need to find me a new pet. Last night, I took a bottle of San Mig Light at the MFC Bar before the long drive home and guess what? From the corner of my eye, I saw a most familiar "movement" from under the audio console cabinet and I honestly thought that I was being haunted by Benson's spirit. We took a closer look and it was a less than a meter long reticulated python same as Benson but with a slightly variant skin print and I'd say by its length that it was about 3-4 months old.

So just as I have ordered my security chief to be on the look out for my new pet, nature delivers one to me.

I haven't named it yet because we haven't determined if it was a he or a she. Today, I'll have her cleaned up and I promise not to over feed it.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

Benson the Python

my pet snake, benson the python after having shed his skin gets really hungry and gobbles up 4 mice one after the other. This is actually the first time we've ever seen him eat as he is usually shy eating out in public. i even think that he was still hungry but i can't give him anymore since i only asked my security officer to buy 5 mice and we gave out one to benson's brother out back.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

under your shade...

there is a cloud-covered moon that I see tonight...
sort of reminds me of my life...

In 1996, I started work on a 4th album called under your shade. I finished the album two years later. The title cut, is a song that never seem to die in my mind... I've done a lot of versions of it and I'm still contemplating on more.

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This was alone day in the office and as I picked up the guitar, it was the song i strummed....

mica villarosa - sober

My daughter's cover of the P!nk song "Sober".

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Alamat - Panaginip

words and music by Ivan Scott Mariano

this is the 6th cut that we've recorded so far....

A Fraction of Each

Here's a fraction of each of the songs including the track numbers and all of the just-finished BLACK PIPE album. A better teaser than the last one... the video is from their pictorial. Enjoy!

Monday, February 1, 2010

BLACK PIPE -- araw at ulap

L-R Joey Pamiloza (drums), August Gamo (vocals / bass), Casie Villarosa (record producer & engineer) and Kenneth Ryan Tutor (guitars) before completion of the final album line up at the Sunset Studios

black pipe
araw at ulap (demo album)

august gamo bass/vocals
kenneth tutor guitars
joey pamiloza drums

all songs written by

august gamo & kenneth ryan tutor
except nandito lng ako by casie villarosa

recorded at the
sunset recording studio
amazing records

center for philippine arts and cultural association entertainment, inc
manila film center, ccp complex, pasay city

produced by
casie villarosa

engineered by
casie villarosa

photography by
santos soriano

cover / album design by
casie villarosa


the feeling is absolutely great! Now the longer march to find a label begins...