Pop Ratio

Warning: This entry doesn’t make much sense.

1995, pisay. Nothing really mattered back then, just the simple worries of youth. All we did was play, play, and play again. And then there was the band. Five boys dreaming of making it big, with the Eraserheads as our role model. Hoping for our own “Pare Ko” and “Alapaap.” We were destined for something, but I’m just not sure if this it now. Two doctors, two engineers, and a CompSci major moonlighting as a gigolo in Hongkong. Okay, that was a bad joke. wink

I’m just blabbing on the keyboard again, because I couldn’t write a decent intro to pimp our recordings. After several years of recording on analog, we’ve finally embraced modern technology — we used a microphone plugged to a PC. Recording raw and straight, just two guitars, a k-hon, and Jonas’ trademark piyok. Don was absent, as usual. Si Carlo? Nasa Hongkong — daw. Hehe. An old el cheapo mic through my SBLive soundcard, post–prod in Audacity and exported to mp3.

I’ve been apprehensive regarding sharing these songs online, since I’d be making big fools of ourselves. But what the heck, I’d rather be doing this at 26 than at 40. But Carlo’s 28 27. Ewan, hehehe.

  1. Alapaap (3072 kb)
  2. Awit Ng Kabataan (3056 kb)
  3. Boys Don’t Cry (2669 kb)
  4. Crazy For You (4130 kb)
  5. Esem (4125 kb)
  6. Himala (4313 kb)
  7. I’ll Be (4241 kb)
  8. Inuman Na (3469 kb)
  9. Pagbabalik (3405 kb)
  10. Pardon Me (3464 kb)

Now that you’re probably downloading the songs and sucking my bandwidth, it’s a good time to thank the informal members of the band. Kung kasama namin kayo sa jam na to nagmukha din kayong tanga. wink Popol, Sherwin, Inciong, Jourdan, Paul, Jeph — meron pa ba? Basta lahat kayo, tara jam tayo!

Edit: I’m taking down the link to the songs for the rest of the month to stay within my bandwidth limit, but they’ll be back next month. But you can still get them now if you let me know.

Edit: The download links are now back!

12 Responses

  1. Memories of front lobby SaMaPi events hahaha! I downloaded Crazy for You first kase I collect the covers of this song. :) I’m going to download everything, hehehe, sorry sa bandwidth. See you sa iBlog sa Saberdey!

  2. grrr.. tol, di ako makapag-download. bad trip it namin. send mo naman isa-isa sa email ko, please,, heheh alam kong too much sa iyo ito, pero sana consider mo hiling ko (naks!). zip mo ha, para di rin i-block dito.

    salamat. at alam kong di mo ako tatanggihan. :)

  3. Joachim: That’s awesome dude, my drummer currently uses a firewire mixer that he plugs into his powerbook… here’s one of our recordings… here’s a sample of me on the guitar My Version of Little Wing (jimi hendrix)

    Our setup is as spartan as it could get, all instruments played live straight to a mic. But we’re planning to go software multi–track next time, if our sked permits.

    I just got the chance to listen to your recording, that’s great guitar–playing dude! Listening to you, I recall watching (in awe) another Pisay batchmate who plays Satriani, Paul Gilbert, Nuno Bettencourt type of solos without flinching. You should share more of your recordings!

    tala: Memories of front lobby SaMaPi events hahaha! I downloaded Crazy for You first kase I collect the covers of this song. :) I’m going to download everything, hehehe, sorry sa bandwidth. See you sa iBlog sa Saberdey!

    Yep, great SAMAPI events! I can still remember the first time we played, doing the e-heads’ “Sembreak” with the crowd singing along. “Naaalala kita pag umuulan…”

    raych: download na ito!!!
    – your no.1 fan :D

    Go ahead, have fun! ;) And do share it with others. Hehehe. :D

    sherwin: grrr.. tol, di ako makapag-download. bad trip it namin. send mo naman isa-isa sa email ko, please,, heheh alam kong too much sa iyo ito, pero sana consider mo hiling ko (naks!). zip mo ha, para di rin i-block dito.

    salamat. at alam kong di mo ako tatanggihan. :)

    It’s in your mailbox dude, with lots of lovin’… Hahaha. Jamming!

  4. Hello! Send me naman yung version niyo ng Crazy For You, nabasa ko in some blog na mas maganda version niyo kaysa sa spongecola. ^__^ Send it to me pleaseee! Thanks!

    Sa e-mail ko na lang po keiskuses@yahoo.com

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  6. bloghopped from jobarclix’s.enjoyed himala and i’ll be.di ko pa na-dl lahat.im in dial up hell and sharing pc with sister.:)
    p.s. pwede ba ilagay sa subject line ang title ng song?ang kapal ko tlga!

  7. Golda, thanks for dropping by. Jobarclix really has a following now, nice to see some of you here. ;)

    Sige download lang, enjoy the music. :)

  8. My girlfriend is obsessed with the song, Crazy For You. I have a copy of the 128 bit version and it’s very poor quality. Is there anyway i could get a copy of this cd or at the very least just that song. I can’t download it from this page but judging from the size of the file on this site it’s way better quality then the one i have. If anyone knows anything that could help me i would be forever in debt to you. My e-mail is canadiansoldier@gmail.com

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