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Bamboo Concert on Good times with Mo (Oct. 21, 2008)

Posted in Most Recent Posts with tags , , , , , , , on October 21, 2008 by Benj
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Woohoo! A free concert by Bamboo on our favorite morning radio show, Good Times with Mo… This is part of Mo’s extended birthday celebration and as any true fan knows, Bamboo is Mo’s man crush so this is a big deal for my man Mo…

This will be a relatively short blog as the show was mostly Bamboo singing the latest songs from their new album “Tomorrow becomes yesterday”…

Read on:

Andi9 and Grace Lee centerfolds

Andi9 was on hand to join Mo and Grace during the first part of the show and she shared the news that she and Grace Lee were both offered to do cover shots for an unnamed men’s magazine… Grace has decided to say “No” to the offer but Andi9 hasn’t made up her mind at this point…

Oh come on Grace, don’t be such a killjoy, hehe…

My guess is that either MAXIM or FHM is pursuing them for the cover shoot… Mo was encouraging them to do it because as he said, they’re both young, pretty and with gorgeous bodies.

I agree with Mo 100% on this one… Go for it Andi and Grace!

I think Grace and Andi’s main fear is that they’ll be jackoff material once they do the cover shoot… I know that Andi’s parents won’t like it but Andi’s a grown woman and she should decide on whether she really wants to do it…

There is still hope though… Andi said that she’ll consider doing it if she and Grace were to be offered to do the cover together… Come on FHM and Maxim, what are you waiting for? Do a double shoot, it’s twice the fun and I’ll be first in line to buy my copy… 🙂

Caller from Africa

It continues to amaze me that fans who are in various parts of the world continue to tune in to our favorite radio show and even wake up at odd hours just for the opportunity to listen to the show…

A perfect example is a seasman who is based on a ship sailing around Africa who listens to the show on his laptop and took the opportunity to phone in to the show and give his two cents…

Now that’s what I call dedication! Kudos to you and our other brave men on ships sailing around the world…

Chris Brown

Hiphop and R&B artist Chris Brown called the show to promote his upcoming concert with scorching hot singer Rihanna (who just happens to be his girlfriend) this coming November 16.

It was an interesting interview with Chris being pretty articulate and Mo doing his usual excellent job during the interview…

Chris talked about his music, his career at this point (he’s only 19), collaboration with other artists, wearing bling and splurging and of course, the upcoming concert with Rihanna.

Bamboo in concert

One of my favorite Pinoy rakistas, Bamboo, was on hand to greet our birthday boy, “Happy Birthday” and make his day just so much more special…

Bamboo together with his bandmates, Ira Cruz on guitars, Nathan Azarcon on bass, Vic Mercado on drums put together an awesome show singing songs from their new album “Tomorrow Becomes Yesterday” and my favorite OPM song as well as Mo’s, “Himala”.

Although it was still early in the morning and there were several technical glitches, Bamboo kicked ass with the able support of his bandmates…

His rendition of HIMALA was awe-inspiring and I just listened in my car and allowed the lyrics, the melodies and the music to wash over me… Damn, I’m waxing poetic again, hehe…

As you know, Bamboo is Mo’s man crush and he seemed kind of nervous during the early part of the show when he was interviewing Bamboo… Grace was giddy, hehe… Maybe because Bamboo reminded her of Chiz Escudero, hehe…

Check out Bamboo’s new album out in record stores right now and for more info on Bamboo and his band, head on over to their official website http://bamboo.com.ph. By the way, the site’s design is excellent! One of the better site designs amongst Pinoy artists…

I wonder when he and Rico Blanco will have a reunion concert together with the other Rivermaya members…

Now, I’d pay serious dough to see that concert!

Till next time, I’m out of here…

Good times!

Rico Blanco Concert on Good Times!

Posted in Most Recent Posts with tags , , , , , on September 2, 2008 by Benj
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Wow! I’m still at a loss for words after listening to today’s episode… I won’t go into the details of the other topics that were discussed on today’s edition of Good Times with Mo, it pales in comparison with Rico’s performance on the show… I’m sure my man Mo Twister will agree…

I’m not the biggest fan of Rico Blanco to be perfectly honest… I’m more of an Eheads fan… That changed after today’s show, I would consider myself a true Rico Blanco convert… I was blown away by his artistry on the show.  I wasn’t the only one either, our favorite trio was speechless most of the time after a performance or when Rico broke into song in the middle of their conversation…

Though visibly strained because he was under the weather and it was still relatively early in the morning and his vocal chords haven’t fully opened, his performance was without exaggeration, mesmerizing…

He sang several songs from his new album, Yugto, and he discoursed on a variety of topics, from his departure from Rivermaya, his philantrophic work, his early years and his dream band.

A true artist, he dabbles in photography and painting and he is a prodigious songwriter… According to him, during his hiatus from the musical scene, he wrote up to 5 songs a day! Now that’s talent…

What interested me particularly was his philantrophic work and his outlook on politics… When asked about his political views and which candidate he might support in the 2010 presidential elections, he mentioned BF (Bayani Fernando) whom the Good Times crew hosted a few weeks back… He said we needed a doer or a manager and I totally agree, but BF? Those BF posters I see everyday on my way to work and the “stupid” elevated U-Turn in C-5 just doesn’t sit very well with me… In any event, whomever we elect in 2010 can’t be worse than what we have right now… 😦

Finally, he rendered the carrier single of his new album, Yugto, acoustic version. Never before performed in acoustic, according to Rico, but that was no hindrance… He was mindblowingly good… You can dowload the file here… File courtesy of blog reader Zaren…

I arrived at the parking lot and listened… His performance resonated with me and he established a true connection with me, across the miles of static, his song touched me… A true artistic genius, Mr. Rico Blanco…

DAMN, I’m waxing poetic… 😛

I’m going to go out and buy his album, the guy was that good… I would suggest you guys do the same… Go and buy the original please… 🙂

Excellent episode as always…

I’m out of here…

Good times!

UPDATE: You can dowload the file here… File courtesy of blog reader Zaren… Thank, Zaren!