One of the things I like about doing the rounds here in Manila is you get to rub shoulders with the people who actually define the Philippine music scene.
Tonight was super. We played at Mayric's. After our gig, I got to meet a lot of musicians. Kris of Fatal Posporos was one. She turned out to be from Cebu herself. We conversed in bisaya. It was disconcerting at first. She actually liked our band daw. I was flattered, I admit.
Later, after the show, we went to a club (Big sky mind?), I forgot the name, (we were invited) where we got to see Marcus of the E-heads, Carl Roy of P.O.T. (we talked for a while about the show were we met in Cebu) and also Joey Pepe Smith. Yes him. Of Juan de la Cruz. I shook his hand and we chatted about his hair in the 70's, his beer which he couldn't remember where he got, his jamming session with Wolfgang and his conversation with their guitarist whose name he couldn't remember, and lots of other trivial stuff, half of which he couldn't talk about without laughing his lungs out. I don't think he made sense half of the time. But I shook his hand.
All this time, some guy was filming everything with a video cam. I hope they archive it for posterity's sake. Hey, its not everyday you get to talk to a living legend. Yup, he was living, although if he wasn't animated (and he was tonight) and you'd only see his bony face, you'd doubt it.
Oh yeah, he also talked about drinking mango and orange nectar at a serious booze party. Some story.