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FAMILY PLANNING
Sept 3
MAGNET HIGH STREET

Sandwich
Sugarfree
Peryodiko
Duster
Cambio
The Dawn
Imago
Pedicab
Chicosci!

Tickets at P200 with one free drink. Gates open at 8pm.

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After much bullcrap we had to put up with from that cancer stick-manufacturing company that was supposedly putting one of Manila’s biggest bands back together for a reunion gig, we get an update regarding tickets, a new team behind it and new direction for the concert.

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An artwork international comic book artist Whilce Portacio did for the comic book fan Francis Magalona

An artwork international comic book artist Whilce Portacio did for the comic book fan Francis Magalona

Scanning Plurk this morning I came upon news (because I rarely read the paper and have no time for television) that rapper, TV host and Pinoy pop culture icon Francis Magalona has been diagnosed with leukemia and is now confined for treatment in a yet to be disclosed hospital. This I believe is only proper as he and his family have never been known to actually crack open their privacy for the public to prey on and I do believe that fighting such an illness and the following recovery would only be effective when kept in silence and with only the people you’re closest to. But that shouldn’t stop people from supporting and praying for him during this battle.

Currently still undergoing a series of tests, his wife apparently shared with the Inquirer that Francis M started having symptoms of the illness this March and that it didn’t really manifest the extent of his condition right away. Also, according to the rapper himself, “What I’d rather talk about is how to we can solicit blood donations to replace the supply that I have consumed in the hospital.”

We only hope for the best for Francis M. So blood donations of any blood type and platelet are welcome if not encouraged, though of course would undergo necessary lab tests because of medical requirements (read: no existing blood-hinged diseases and allergies among others). Interested donors may drop by The Medical City in Ortigas Ave, Pasig City (a stonethrow away from the Meralco Compound). Perhaps we can also post prayers and well wishes on his personal blog at francismagalona.multiply.com.

In a recent post on Markus Adoro‘s blog, he mentioned, among other things, a fleeting moment during the Eraserheads’ most recent rehersal. He started the post quoting Raymund Marasigan;

"last monday the eraserheads met and rehearsed for the first time. 

nobody new what to expect. it was a little uncomfortable since we havent
communicated for a long time. but im pleased to announce that the band
was playing better than i ever remembered. i guess we all did our
homework haha. 

i wont say how many songs we finished but it was a lot. there was a lot of drums and no drama. 

raym"

to which Markus responds,

"yeah, ganun nga nangyari, parang walang nangyare. hahaha. At one point
during the start of the rehearsal Ely smiled and looked at me and said
"Di ba "Futuristic" ang first song?". I requested for that song to be
the first song as a sort of inside inside joke pero kami lang yata
dalawa nakagets hehehe. So it was scratched and replaced with a more
deserving number. I have new gears na hindi ko pa napag-aaralan gamitin
so everything was stripped down to a clean sounding guitar at distorted
guitar. saka ko na iload yun mga jumbo jets."

I found out on PhilMusic.com last year, that Wolfgang is back together and working on their sixth studio album.  And now here’s a tiny teaser I found somewhere for the album apparently slated for later this year.

I found this somewhere:

The original 4 in one big concert– by invitation only

August 8, 2008 Official statement of PMPMI:

The Eraserheads will be performing in a one-night only event as part of our Marlboro Red Nation promotions which we have been running for the past two years for our adult smokers.

PMPMI supports regulation of the manufacture, marketing and distribution of our products. This is why we supported the passage and implementation of the Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003.

We respect and will always comply with the law. We believe the event is permitted under the provisions of the law related to promotions. This is a by-invitation only event, restricted to adults and not open to the general public. Invites to our adult smokers will be distributed exclusively through an age-restricted website which is also permitted under the law. Invitations will also be reserved for our trade and business partners, and selected adult guests.

DAVE M. GOMEZ (sgd)
Public Affairs & Communications Manager