Monday, May 22, 2017

3 Annoying Things That Celebrities do in Variety Shows

I liked watching variety shows before sa TV.  I am a fan of those who could host, sing, and especially dance well.  But as we all know, not all celebrities who appear in variety shows (or any kind of programs where they have to perform) are innately talented.  I learned to accept the fact na okay lang kahit hindi magaling since may natututo naman paglipas ng panahon and there others instances they need to do stuff for the sake of promotion. But here are generally annoying things about celebrities in Variety Shows:
Ang entablado sa Amazing Show Philippines


3. Low Energy Performance Level
Of course, mayroong mga tugtog na hindi naman need ng  high energy  at oo mayroong parehong  kaliwa ang paa. Pero sana  'pag sumasayaw o nagli-lip sync  eh mag-effort naman na ganahan. In fact  kayang pagtakpan ng showmanship o kabibuhan ang kahinaan ng talent. Mas ikaliligaya rin ng audience na alam na inaaliw sila sa abot ng makakaya ng celebrity.   

Ang masaklap kasi sa ibang personalities old or new, akala mo ay pinatayo lang sa stage as if viewers owe them a lot.  Hindi lang malamya eh,  parang tamad na tamad. Kung may fans, paki-bati na lang po ang fans please. Give way sa magagaling at ibalik n'yo rin ang tiwala sa inyo ng mga tao sa likod ng programa.

2.  Obviously wishy -washy
Wala naman problema sa lip sync katunayan, even genuine singers do   that.    Pero ang daming stars na ime- memorize na lang ang  buka ng bibig at aawrahan na lang ang kanta, ayaw pa!  Hindi ba nila alam na sa bawat kantang inire-record ang nasa likod n'yan ay artists and skilled music people.    Kung pwede lang ipagbawal  ang ipagamit ang kanta kung kanino-kanino lang, baka magising  ang mga ito sa pagod ng iba.   Sana mapanood ng mga  celebrities na ganito  kung paano ang galawan ng bands, concert artists, at mga performers  na live na live  kinakanta  ang mga awitin. Saulo, mahusay, at may puso.
One of the best lip sync performances I see so far hehehe

Dun sa mga sumasayaw, sana i-memorize and follow the steps. Kung uupo, umupo at kung tatalon, talon hindi yung nakatingkayad. Respect the choreographers who create routines and back up dancers who give their 100%.  Sa mga nagho-host okay lang naman magkamali ng spiels at mamali ng grammar, sino bang perfect?  Pero ang nakakaloka ay kapag hindi  kilalanin yung i-introduce, hindi aware sa flow ng program, at off magtanong o mag-asikaso ng guests.

1.  Letting non-singers to sing, and push non-dancers to dance
For me , maraming consequences ang pagpipilit na  pasayawin  at  pakantahin ang mga taong  wala naman talent sa  ganito, lalong –lalo na roon  sa not willing to improve.

Program's Quality is Longevity and Reputation. IMHO, pinapahina ng isang programa ang kalidad nito, kapag ang bo-boring/ low-class production at nagpi-feature ng wishy-washy performers.  Inuulit ko, okay naman yung hindi graceful pero sana at least yong mga ganado at praktisado. Pero siempre iba rin yung level kung alam mong may ibubuga talaga sa kantahan, hosting, pagpapatawa, at sayawan ang pinapanood mo.  

Letting go our talented artists.  Hindi ko alam kung ano pangit para sa akin o iyong kapangitan na hindi ko ma-take, pero  I am sure na mas gusto kong makakita ng magaling kaysa pretty face lang.  Parang sayang oras ko kapag inupuan ko ang isang buong programa kung hindi ako na-entertain. At hindi nakaka-entertain ang pagtingin lang sa guapo, maganda, macho, o seksi lang.   Lalo pa’t may salamin naman ako este may Youtube, iWant TV, at iba pa. Sasama ko na rin yung audition at contest sa  ibang  bansa.
ito nakaupo lang, pero ilang ulit ko ni-replay hehehe

Oo naroon na tayo na puwedeng sikat eh, pero napatunayan natin na ang mga nagtatagal at nagbibigay kinang sa isang program ay mga produksyon at mga pini-feature nitong trainable, versatile, at kayang makapag-deliver na celebrities.  Alam din naman natin na may artista na talagang acting ang forte.  For celebrities, hindi ba dapat ituring n’yong blessing na makalabas sa isang show dahil nagkaroon kayo ng  pagkakataon  para sa exposure.  Kung hindi man hinihingi na maging magaling o bibo, gawin namang makakaya kasi ang alam ko ay ...

No one is indispensable in showbiz    

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Reminiscing Pinoy Band waves and discovering new Juans part 1

 90s brought groups such as Rivermaya, Parokya ni Edgar, After Image, Alamid, Yano, True Faith, Slapshock, South Border, and Eraserheads. In the early to mid-2000s there’s new band trend which pave way to groups such as Hale, Kamikazee, Sugarfree, Spongecola, Session Road, Calla Lily, Cueshe, Itchy Worms, and many more. And then the wave fades out again after another music trend came. 

Forgive me if I can’t go back beyond 90s because the core of this post is my memories and knowledge, not an intensive research.  Ayoko rin i-touch ang hindi ko gaano alam at naabutan baka mapahiya ako. Although I can say I do have favorite songs from 70s bands like Juan dela Cruz band, VST and Co, and Asin. As well songs from music group   from 80s such as Introboys, The Dawn, and Side A. I think the good thing about having 9 older siblings gives me wide and diverse music influence J


 90s Pinoy Music Bands are 

·         It’s rare that they have cover songs – I am not saying   that doing covers is bad. It just that it’s refreshing to have your own trademark songs and   additional contribution to music industry. Yes there are advantages in reviving like bringing back classic hits for the new generation of listeners.   On the other side, it’s easy rin for the listeners to recognize a band because of their own brand of music if they do originals.  For example is MYMP – I commend Juris Fernandez’s voice and they gave nice versions of classic songs. But I think people admire them because of their “acoustic” feel and image.
(L-R) Raimund  Marasigan (Eraserheads/Sandwich/Pedicab) , Ebe Dancel ( SugarFree), Gabby Alipe (Urbandub) with Mr. Ryan Cayabyab  


What are the advantages of hit original songs?

a. continuous  income stream because of royalty -   making cover songs can make someone platinum artist and give him/ her revenues for certain period of time.  On the other side, when you are the one making original songs as long as someone uses it for commercial purposes like revival, for TV/ movie theme songs, and even for videos on Youtube – you get royalty (kita). That’s a lifetime income, and artists who can attest to this are Freddie Aguilar, Odette Quesada, Rey Valera, and Jose Mari Chan.  Jose Mari Chan, by the way, is the only Filipino artist who have Double Diamond Record for one album (Yes for Christmas in Our Hearts) alone  ( his Constant Change album is also received Diamond Record or 10 Platinum records) and that happened even before the adjustment in counting of sold albums.

b. continuous credit: legacy lives on –  if we go in the comics side, Mars Ravelo and   Carlo J. Caparas are the kings. Patay na ang comics industry in the Philippines, but their classic characters live on as there always new adaptions coming out be on TV and movie (i.e. Darna, Captain Barbell, Pedro Penduko, Dyesebel, Zuma, and Panday). This is also applicable to music artists, whether they go hiatus or say bye-bye in the world for good ay nandyan pa rin sila. Example- “Your Love”, which Juris sang for Dolce Amore, is an original of Alamid. Alamid vocalist Gary Ignacio passed away in 2015.   And kahit alam natin na superb singers sina Gary V, Sarah Geronimo, at kung sino when they sing “Anak,” still the credit for the song is belong to ka Freddie. Gets?



          c. Recognition beyond trend – As the showbiz history tells, new trends always change the game and filters out those who came due to popularity only.  In my opinion, majority ng naiiwan sa showbiz and music scenes are those who have real talents, willing to evolve (i.e. Madonna/ Sarah G.), and nailed their marks already. Look how many times Bamboo Manalac and Eli Buendia join bands? Their groups may come and go, but why they still here?
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Their originals songs focus on being catchy, relatable and easy to learn.   I still can remember when my kuyas (and their friends) played guitars while using song hits (a magazine-type material that contains lyrics with guitar tabs). Ang maganda they could even sing those even if they didn’t know yet  talaga yung kanta because those had uncomplicated din ang beats, words, rhyme, and it's doable to hit the notes.  Magaling sa ganito ang Eraserheads, Parokya ni Edgar, True Faith at Yano.   Biruin nakagawa ng kanta about pagtambay sa SM (Esem) at Tsinelas?



o   90s bands shows their individual prowess and style – I don’t know if they really made it big during their heyday, but  ever since my  kuya Lhon introduced  Rockstar’s songs Parting Time to me gusto ko na talaga.  Superb yung guitars just like the keyboard in “214” ng Rivermaya  at saxophone in Kahit kailan of South Border.




I can’t remember na someone named a band na “The Philippine version of ___.“ I don’t think there were rivalries among the bands or even sa kanilang fans. Oh well mabuti rin siguro bata pa ako noon :P

                My theory of what pushed aside the band trend in 90s was the novelty songs and yes, the entrance of massive piracy. That time naman people listen to radio or cassette type when 2000 enters ayan na ang CDs.

Part 2 band wave in 2000s

Part 3 discovering The Juans