NU ROCK AWARDS 2005
The Official List Of Winners
BEST NEW ARTIST: Pedicab
VOCALIST OF THE YEAR: Bamboo Mañalac of Bamboo
GUITARIST OF THE YEAR: Cynthia Alexander
BASSIST OF THE YEAR: Niño Avenido of Greyhoundz
DRUMMER OF THE YEAR: Jeross Dolino of Sheila and the Insects
BEST LIVE ACT: Kamikazee
RISING SUN AWARD: Orange and Lemons
IN THE RAW AWARD: Up Dharma Down
SONG OF THE YEAR: "Ako si M-16" by Junior Kilat
BEST MALE AWARD: Yael Yuzon of Spongecola
BEST FEMALE AWARD: Aia De Leon Of Imago
ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Light, Peace, and Love by Bamboo
BAND/ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Orange and Lemons
BEST MUSIC VIDEO: "Akap" Of Imago (Directed by Marie Jamora)
BEST ALBUM PACKAGING: Claude Rodrigo for Strike Whilst the Iron is Hot of Orange and Lemons
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR: Cynthia Alexander and Angee Rozul for Cynthia Alexander*
[*Can somebody help clear this up, please? As far as I know, Angee Rozul and Cynthia Alexander who won Producer of the Year, but most online accounts like this one from ABS-CBN Interactive say that it was Noel de Brackinghe for his work with Greyhoundz. Help!]
Surprise! Hale aren't Best New Artist of 2005, and do you know why? Because they're NOT! HOORAY!
I'm not even going to complain that O&L are Artist of the Year, because I will grudgingly admit that they've made quite an impact on the industry, having suddenly made acceptable bad haircuts and faux-English accents. Okay, I know when I've been defeated. You win this round, O&L, but the battle is far from over.
Now, to answer some fan mail:
Juz wanna ask why are you so mad to Orange and Lemons?...
I am so mad to Orange and Lemons, because they are suck. Okay, that's not right! Orange and Lemons are not suck, but they are, how do you say, annoying. With their haircuts and their accents which are not real. They are annoy to me.
I hope that clears things up...
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I'm just curious and I hope you don't mind me asking this.
Who would you choose among the three, Hale, Cueshe, and O&L? I know you don't like them. But sino sa kanila yung mejo matitiis mo pa?
Oh, good question! This reminds me of the old game we used to play in the Pulp offices. "Who would you..." (e.g.,"Who would you watch if you could only watch one, Smashing Pumpkins or Pixies?" "Who would you date, Jerome Abalos or Joey 'Pepe' Smith?" etc.)
Actually, even with all my nasty comments about O&L, they're the ones I could listen to. Cueshe are boring, and Hale just aren't great musicians. Which only proves that, hey, looks aren't everything to me. O&L are pretty homely, and I picked them. See? I'm deep.
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NOTE: I've updated the winners list several times, as no official list of the winners can be found anywhere online. My apologies for the initial mistakes, and I would appreciate it if anyone can point out any additional ones. Thanks!
2 days ago