Friday, May 22, 2009

MTV EXIT: Live in Manila

Been so insanely busy this whole week that I almost forgot to blog about this: the big MTV EXIT concert happening tonight, May 22, at the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, 6 PM.

"MTV EXIT is a campaign about freedom -- about our rights as human beings to choose where we live, where we work, who our friends are, and who we love. Millions of people throughout the world have had these basic human rights taken away. They are victims of trafficking -- modern-day slaves -- and have been tricked or forced into illegal labor, or prostitution. MTV EXIT aims to increase awareness and prevention of human trafficking."

Tonight, at the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, MTV EXIT is bringing you a FREE concert featuring: Christian Bautista, Parokya ni Edgar, Kamikazee, Callalily, Rico Blanco, Itchyworms, Pupil, Sponge Cola, Duster, Kitchie Nadal, Moymoy Palaboy, Kjwan, Bamboo, and Gary Valenciano. All coming together for the cause: to end expoitation and human trafficking.

Good show, good cause. See you there!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Lissy Trullie, "Boy Boy"

Last March, thanks to my usual voracious reading of music blogs, I came across Lissy Trullie: an androgynously hot New York-based singer with a tight yet raw rock sound and a great swoon-inducing voice. I admit, it was her covers that drew me in first: her better-than-the-original rendition of Hot Chip's "Ready For The Floor," and her duet with Adam Green on "Just a Friend" -- yeah, the Biz Markie song. (Some of you may recall "Ready For The Floor" from that March mix I made.)

This one's an original -- thanks to Erwin for the link, and most of all for a copy of the single, signed by Lissy Trullie herself, acquired from his recent NY trip. I am immensely grateful and immensely envious that you got to watch her perform live. (I am immense, period.)

Every thing I've heard by Lissy Trullie, cover or original, has so far been fantastic -- go, listen. Her music brings back some of that giddy high school thrill that music always used to give me.

Monday, May 04, 2009