Category Archives: OPM

Critique time!: “Numb or Dumb? I like you!”

Disclaimer: Despite the title, this post doesn’t get too deep. It uses sarcasm and general observations to make a point. Hence, I won’t argue if someone shows up and says this is a pretty bad argument–of course, only when he comes up with a better one.  😛


I often see this “hugot” expression:

“Are you numb or just dumb? ‘Cause you don’t feel that I f*ckin’ like you!”

And it’s often written and taken as a joke. It’s one of those “been there, done that”, “can relate to that” common train of thought, further spread like wildfire by the handy sharing tools we use today, i.e., social media. But it’s actually a bit problematic and worrisome. Continue reading Critique time!: “Numb or Dumb? I like you!”

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Spreading the love for OPM

Last Sunday, I watched the first half of Channel 9’s Rockumentary episode, which featured Filipino rock bands which emerged as champions in the previous Muziklaban competitions, which were held annually (I don’t know why they haven’t done it for two years now). The three bands interviewed for that portion were Manila Under Fire, A Music Theory, and Mayonnaise. Out of the three, however, I am only familiar with Mayo’s music.

I really liked the episode. Since I myself ‘tried’ to enter the music scene, I could relate to some of the hardships bands commonly face–financial crises, insufficient skills, poor overall band music dynamics, etc.  It’s not easy to form a band. But after forming one, that’s when things are definitely gonna get more difficult. There’s also this band chemistry, which I think is true, as Armi Millare of Up Dharma Down (my top favorite OPM band at the moment) states in her tweet.

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