Fil-Am acoustic singer-songwriter Gabe Bondoc has finally performed in Manila for the first time ever. The demand for tickets led him and organizers (MAS Presents and Sovereign Hill Records) to open a second date performance, in which both are sold-out! He was accompanied by X Factor Australia star Calvin Orosa alongside local artists like Keiko Necesario, Justin Vasquez, Blessie Pica and FMD Extreme. Filipino fans were mesmerized and overwhelmed with Gabe’s presence. Screaming was all over the venue and I think they’re one of the best crowds ever! Gabe and the fans’ music connection over the years were truly impressive and notable. Continue reading →
Every so often we come across a Filipino film we can be proud of — something that’s rooted from natural portrayals; a story that balances an eclectic mix of fun, laughs, earnestness and lightheartedness; a raw and unsuperficial telling of love and the realities of relationships; a coming of age; and most of all a refreshingly nostalgic blend of old and new OPM music that permeates all throughout the narrative. This season’s most talked about independent film that is “I’m Drunk, I Love You.”
The soundtrack to the film brings a breath of fresh air amongst the infamous use of highly popular, old and new, OPM and American songs being repeatedly employed as theme songs and titles to mainstream films of our local cinema.
It makes one to think, how come our cinema can’t produce music that’s made and meant only for a particular film or series? Even Japanese animations have original music that’s attuned to its story and becomes its distinctive trademark.