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Sa Ugoy ng Musika

by aLfie vera meLLa
alfie@filipinojournal.com

Sex, Drugs, and Rock… Not Always!

Sex, Drugs, and Rock… Not Always!

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As far as I could remember, many parents and religious and community leaders have always associated Rock music with sex, drugs, and other vices. Some parents believe that their Rock-music-loving teenagers are treading a

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A Better Way to Discover New Music

A Better Way to Discover New Music

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Some music enthusiasts argue that the bands and music coming out of the current generation are nothing but crap. I beg to disagree! Perhaps they don’t have the initiative to take advantage of sources

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Gear up for Musiklaban 2010 on Sept. 18 at Garrick Centre

Gear up for Musiklaban 2010 on Sept. 18 at Garrick Centre


The second annual battle of Filipino bands in Winnipeg—dubbed as Musiklaban 2010—is slated on September 18 at Garrick Centre. Competing this time are Project Clear Sky, Hearts or Crosses, Casting the Circle, Tuldok, Eriza

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Go On, Don’t Be Shy, Scream Your Heart Out

Go On, Don’t Be Shy, Scream Your Heart Out

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(On Music Fans and Idols and Their Detractors) I’ve already written in the past similar articles concerning the so-called music-idol phenomenon. However, the ongoing Justin Bieber fever, which to me is nothing new, still

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Here They Come, Scream Your Lungs Out

Here They Come, Scream Your Lungs Out

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(On the so-called Screaming-Fan Phenomenon) I hear and read a lot of derogatory remarks about fans who scream their lungs out every time they see their music idols—be such sighting is in person or

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The Wave Splashes Eternal, part 6

The Wave Splashes Eternal, part 6

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(Arcade Fire releases third album) Among the Alternative / Indie Rock bands that came out of the mid-2000s, Arcade Fire is one of the most successful, both commercially and critically. Both the band’s first

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