#RIPgeorgemichael


It was a day after #Christmas when I found out that the iconic #georgemichael passed away. At age 53, he surely made his presence felt and created a legendary journey. His work created new doors to #LGBT community and created awareness that #peoplelikeus do exist. He is an epitome of the classic #paminta which is evident on how he carries his image all throughout his career. He may have some pitfalls along the way but he make sure that he goes back on track. This makes him human. #gaylife is not that all fun and games… we have to strive hard, we need to prove our worth more than a straight guy should, we need to double our effort, we fall (a lot) but in the end… we have to redeem ourselves not because we owe it to our audience, but because we owe it to ourselves. To George… though last Christmas you gave your heart, you left the gay community a value which makes our lives better – #pride🌈 #ripgeorgemichael #yougottahavefaith #carelesswhisper #lastchristmasigaveyoumyheart #wham #wakemeupbeforeyougogo #instagram #jesustoachild 

#1D is the new #beatles


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It was just last week when local promoters started selling diamond tickets for “one direction” concert… a concert slated next year for 2 consecutive evening – march 21 and 22, 2015.  Wow… an early marketing bonanza that will surely make local promoters richer beyond their imagination.

The ticket booth opens by 8am.  pero local fans started to fall in line round 3am just to get the tickets.  Eh… siyempre limited seats.  Hindi lahat nakabili.

Yun na ang simula ng mga nanay na sobrang galit at mga dalaginding na umiiyak dahil hindi nga nakabili ng tickets. Grabe ang response ng tao sa “one direction”.

I just hope na sana ganito rin ang clamor ng mga batang ito sa local artist natin.  I mean, come to think of it – a diamond ticket is worth 14k plus.  Isang kinsenas na sahod yan. I think this is the same reaction ng magpunta ang korean boy band na Super Junior.

Im not being patriotic or whatever but have you seen a long line of ticket buyers for a Gary V concert nowadays.   Im sure pahirapan pa ang bentahan at ang front seat e puro freebie.   Mas nakabenta pa nga yata si Anne Curtis at napuno nya ang Araneta based sa last concert nya na “Annebisyosa” and “Annekapal”.  A huge success for a non-singer.  I think the catch is… manonood ka ng babaeng ubod ng ganda at magsasawa ka sa kanonood ng babaeng pumipiyok all throughout the show. What i like about her is her “honesty”.  She compensates it with grand production that would entertain her huge follower.

I just hope that we support local talents rin.  I dont think the last valentine concert of Ogie Alcasid dedicated for singles made it far based on local ticket sales.  And here we are, shedding our hard earned pesos to foreign acts.  I dont think this would help our local economics and Mareng Winnie would agree.  I think ill buy tickets of “no direction” na lang.  The tickets wont cost me an arm and a leg … and i still have a few pesos to buy me starbucks (LOL)

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battle of the SEXES – Bowersox VS. Dwyze


This year, American Idol has proven to be one of the biggest event in the POP music world as it delivers two new voices set to invade local radio stations and global stardom which will keep the records straight – will the girls beat the boys ass? or vice versa?

Ive been a converted fan of AI 2 years ago when they brought together two DAVID’s in the forefront of music machinery.  Then comes Adam Allen competition that has sparked rumors even after its finale.

This year, they have brought in undoubtedly a great set of singers (excluding Teflon Tim) which showcases mainstream and independent artistry.  Dwyze voice has a good commercial quality that would rival current rock stars including Daughtry matched with a cute smile.  Bowersox however would bring in a new mix to the endless mainstream voices that was bugging our eardrums all throughout the day. Her passion for music and undoubtedly superb vocal skills may have proved to be the decendant of old souls that we grew to love.  Make way for the next Eva Cassidy and Katie Melua.

At this point, your blogger cant make a fucking decision on who to recommend because both deserves to win.  Anyway, at this point, both will have a great career – win or loose!!!

superb performace from Big Mike


Michael Lynche or commonly known as BIG MIKE has opened up a new following to one of the most outstanding voices from an artist from non-mainstream arena – India Arie.  Ive been a big fan of Arie even from the time she sung her first hit song VIDEO.

Im just glad that Big Mike gave a fine performance on this outstanding song that encapsulates our vivid love and giving ourselves unselfishly – surrendering everything to HIM.

Praises…

goodbye DIDI…


DIDI says ‘goodbye’ this week at American Idol.  And her last entry to AI is a Jimmy Ruffin’s Motown hit.  Teary eyed and very emotional, DIDI may have been voted off but her voice still lingers in me as she is one of my favorite ‘idols’ this season. I just wished that she used the studio version rather than her LIVE rendition.  Or maybe, she should have used her guitar and played it all acoustic matching her subtle voice.

For me, i just hoped she used Joan Osbornes peg as she had done a marvelous job with the song.  Full of hope though her heart may have been bleeding.  I took the liberty to attach the oroginal version of Jimmy Ruffin so i hope youll enjoy it!

addicted to acoustic: BAD ROMANCE performed by Lucas Silveira


Im starting a new series.

This new series shows best rendition of popular songs made entirely in an ‘acoustic’ version.  Just to kick off, i would like to feature Lucas Silveira with it’s own rendition of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance”


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GAY ICON: Loving LADY GAGA


i never doubted that LADY GAGA will be the next important pop star of the decade. her meteoric rise to stardom shows that her pure talent and knack for art delivers a powerhouse chemistry that the world has never seen before.

Lady Gaga thank her gay fans for her phenomenal  rise to fame and her early success as a mainstream artist.  She is now considered as one of the gay icons along with Madonna and Barbra Streisand. She claimed difficulty in the early stages of her career in getting her songs to receive radio airplay and stated, “The turning point for me was the gay community. I’ve got so many gay fans and they’re so loyal to me and they really lifted me up. They’ll always stand by me and I’ll always stand by them. It’s not an easy thing to create a fanbase.” Gaga thanked FlyLife, a Manhattan-based LGBT marketing company with whom her label Interscope works, in the liner notes of her debut studio album, The Fame, saying, “I love you so much. You were the first heartbeat in this project, and your support and brilliance means the world to me. I will always fight for the gay community hand in hand with this incredible team.”

True enough, one of Gaga’s first televised performances was slated last May 2008 at the NewNowNext Awards, an awards show aired by the LGBT television network Logo, where she sang her song “Just Dance.” In June of the same year, she performed the song again at the San Francisco Pride event.

When she appeared as a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in May 2009, Gaga praised DeGeneres for being “an inspiration for women and for the gay community,” and while accepting the Best New Artist trophy at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, she dedicated the award to “God and the gays.”  She proclaimed that the October 11, 2009 National Equality March rally on the national mall was “the single most important event of her career.” As she exited, she left with an exultant “Bless God and bless the gays” similar to her MTV Video Music Awards speech a month earlier.

According to Gaga constitution:  before she even agreed to tour with Kanye West, Gaga told the rapper, “I just want to be clear before we decide to do this together: I’m gay. My music is gay. My show is gay. And I love that it’s gay. And I love my gay fans and they’re all going to be coming to our show. And it’s going to remain gay.” She also revealed during her OUT interview “I very much want to inject gay culture into the mainstream.  It’s not an underground tool for me. It’s my whole life. So I always sort of joke the real motivation is to just turn the world gay.”

i also think that she is the first singer who performed on national TV with a ‘boner’ attached in her costume.  Just watch her VMA Music Awards performance and you will surely be amazed with her courage and ingenuity.

Too much talking, here are her latest video from her new album ‘Bad Romance’, her latest performance at Ellen singing my fave ballad at this point ‘Speechless’ and her heart stopping performance at VMA.  enjoy!