Friday, October 30, 2009


The Bullets are a group of veteran L.A. musicians influenced by true Los Angeles oldies music. They take classic organ drenched grooves and fuse them with a Chicano take on Reggae and Soul. Formed by Aggrolite’s organist Roger Rivas and featuring members of such bands as Ocean 11, Irie Beats, and more, Showcasing the sound of classic organ drenched grooves that will cause jaws to drop, this band plays music that will remind you of the days brown eyed soul ruled East Los Angeles. Music that will remind you of the latest Pama Reggae hit to sweep London town.

The Bullets believe its time to bring back the oh so sweet tempo & taste. This collective does not hold back on its reggae either. Shot after shot, the bubbly scratches gets the crowd swaying

Thursday, October 29, 2009


One half of Croydon's busking brothers duo The Dualers has branched out into a solo project. Si Cranstoun has formed a vintage rhythm and blues, doo wop early gospel inspired soul music that clearly displays his love for Jackie Wilson. Watch out for his new upcoming solo album called Skinny Jeans and The Dualers new album The Cooking Pot.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Jeez whats happening to our country, The people behind the media should once and for all tell the REAL TRUTH not sugar coating the harsh reality. Its really annoying when i heard that this man handling maid TV media personality evil bitch got married to a fake ass bicycling peddling market man. And is using a freaking gameshow to announce their love for each other. Jeez! people wise up the media is fooling!

Mar Roxas' and Korina Sanchez's Election Ploy
April 25, 2009, what is usually a game show strangely turned into a celebrity question and answer session when Wowowee's host Willie Revillame cut a significant amount of time from Wowowee to interview Senator Mar Roxas and Korina Sanchez regarding their love life and marriage plans. With the majority of the Filipino masses tuned onto the screen to watch Wowowee, it leaves many wondering why this question and answer session, which seemed more fit for a celebrity gossip show, was held instead on this ultra-popular noon-time show.

In the interview, Korina Sanchez and Senator Mar Roxas are seen being overly sweet, exaggeratedly dramatic, and with the forced tears by Mar Roxas (which just needed to be pointed out)--very plastic. But Korina Sanchez, as well as many other celebrities and media figures, are known for being fake, plastic, snobs, and for being suplada. So, what makes this question and answer session unique? I already mentioned the first clue, which is that Wowowee is not supposed to be a celebrity gossip show.

Cutting straight to the point, this Wowowee interview is clearly an election ploy by Senator Mar Roxas and Korina Sanchez, who plan on running for the Philippine presidency in 2010 and obtaining the First Lady throne, respectively. They are trying to reach the masses, and quite wisely chose Wowowee as their instrument. And I really wonder how much money and future kickbacks Willie Revillame will get for his part as interviewer and appealer of the masses, especially if the tandem does make it to the Malacañang Palace. They realistically do have a big(ger) chance now with this "cute" Wowowee interview and bonus recaps/reruns on the news via ABS-CBN's TV Patrol program.

And if that wasn't obvious enough, Senator Mar Roxas and Korina Sanchez opted to become the primary sponsors for a set of babies (quintuplets), who were televised as being in desperate need of help. Mar and Korina to the rescue! All in all, I must say, perfect timing.


Who needs to watch reality television show when the Philippine political and celebrity scene offers more exciting drama? Brides are suppose to be sweet, well not all but normally when one is about to march into the altar of love, love and not hate should fill the air. So what’s up with Korina Sanchez? Or better yet why is Korina Sanchez on a warpath looking for enemies when she is about to embark on a fantasy dream wedding that most little girls can only dream of? Is Korina Sanchez turning into a bridezilla? If we look at the way she seeks or looks for enemies she is probably close to it or perhaps has arrived at the honor or was it horror of being crowned as one.
Some people Like Angela Stuart think that Kris Aquino should be gagged for talking too much on what they believe was her “shallow and dumb” plan to package Noynoy complete with hair raising or rather scalp treatment to prevent hair loss. That she ought to just do it without broadcasting it to the idiot box which they feel is just too much. I just don’t know why some people makes a fuzz over it when they have in their hands the greatest invention of all time, the remote control so you can flip channels if what you see is not to your own liking or preference. Kris Aquino is one talkative lady and that is just her character which is the reason why she earns the big bucks as she has no qualms baring it all. It allows people to learn more about her personal life as she is a public figure quenching the thirst of the inquisitive minds and yet as surreal as it sounds her ways allows people to get in her thoughts and private life as if they are her friend. Unlike Korina Sanchez, Kris is not the combative confrontational kind so, if there is anyone that needed to be gagged it is none other than Korina Sanchez.

Conrado de Quiroz got the ire of the bride when he says that the groom Mar Roxas is an atat na atat (too eager) presidential wannabe based on an observation regarding media ads of the tricycle pedal kicker featuring Korina’s fiancée. While Conrado’s comment may have been moot after Mar Roxas statesman like redemption withdrawing his presidential ambition giving way to Noynoy Aquino, it just escapes me why she is demanding for an apology. I have no clue what planet Korina is on right now but in case she has not noticed most if not all the presidential wannabe are basically too eager beaver for comfort approaching illegal acts for early electioneering bombarding people with pathetic obnoxious ads geared for their presidential run.

If it makes Korina Sanchez happy we have to implore Conrado de Quiroz to apologize to Mar Roxas pronto because it seems the one who is the bigger atat na atat is none other than the frustrated first lady wannabe Korina.

Sharon Cuneta a megastar (gawd I can't believe I am saying megastar, lol) was born with a silver spoon in her mouth and yet instead of a brat like attitude in defense of Mr. Noted errrr husband Kiko Pangilinan when Korina Sanchez calls him an ingrate, shows she has more class choosing not to dignify Korina’s tirade by not responding. It makes you wonder if Mar Roxas told Korina that the presidential run is bigger than themselves and to feel betrayed on a perceived notion that Kiko Pangilinan’s support of Noynoy Aquino caused the slide of support away from Mar Roxas to just the vice presidency only shows she does not get it.

Then we have RG Cruz who made the mistake that he can poke fun in his Facebook account at the frustrated first lady Korina Sanchez, a co-worker at the “Kapamilya” (family) ABS CBN network. Talk about family eh, no wonder some people including this Political Jaywalker are not attracted at joining this “family” especially one that is so dysfunctional. In all of these incidents, she has no qualms airing it in public that her new found enemies owes her a favor like one who thinks like a queen except she is missing her crown to borrow RG Cruzes apt description should not forget they owe her a debt of gratitude. To think that she is one who believes or should we say deludes herself she can make a difference when she displays despicable traits of the political patronage. kind There goes the drama of sacrifice for love of inang bayan, looks like she is one narcissist who thinks the world revolves around her.

She could have handled this better although she is probably in a lot of pressure as most brides to be and while if this white paper really came from her she is mishandling the incidents very poorly, to quote:

While some characters would sit back, relax and ignore the nuances and irritants of daily living, some characters such as mine are the types who would see and know, by experience if I may add, that evil prospers when good men do nothing. While there is wisdom in silence, there is nobility to be found in response and courage — as foolish as some might think these to be, given specific circumstances.

True, I agree that evil prospers when good men do nothing but “good men” or women being good knows enough to act with class and not be combative because it not only validates their contention when one reacts like Korina did and worse comes up with an allege scary retort below:

So to you, RG Cruz, I say, I hope that — as your Facebook entry narrated — as you were “eating chocolate” and indulging your gastronomical cravings while events at Club Filipino on the 2nd of September 2009 were unfolding and all you could think of and delight in, as written in your Facebook, are your cruel attacks, pettiness, inanities and insensitivities to the sacrifice of others and, horror of horrors, make these public — you will, henceforth, attempt to save yourself from the very real prospect of disappearing, leaving this world without a trace, no better and even worse than when you found it.

People disappear without a trace and are never heard again when they get the ire of the powers that be, this is not something one jokes about and coming from an eager beaver wannabe first lady is a window to the future on the kind of occupant that will inhabit the palace. I am sure one happy camper not seeing Mar Roxas running for the presidency as he has a very scary bitter vindictive partner with a tendency to have anger management problem.

What is so amazing is she has no qualms showing her bitterness in not attending Mar Roxas acceptance of Noynoy Aquino’s offer to be his running mate. Fer cryin’ out loud you just loss us there Korina, it is time to move on and please stop making a spectacle of yourself as you are hurting your future hubby and dragging Noynoy down too in his impending presidential run. Think of the poor people in Payatas who believe that change is possible and with the meager or literally scarce resources they are rejecting patronage politics and showing us the way by donating whatever they have for the cause.

In the interest of "saving" inang bayan and not dampen the resurgence of hope of desperate people that are eternal victims of political hypocrisy and double talk, Korina Sanchez should figure out how she can control her temper and apologizing for her behavior is really not a bad idea. She can opt to be the way she is which is not very pleasant especially for a future bride, as in making herself a spectacle like those in reality TV show with no redeeming social value or she can still walk tall without the help of a 10 inch heels if only she tries to re-examine the folly of her confrontational attitude. Not that it is any of my business to want to see Korina change her ways but there is this possibility that she might grow old like my favorite Senator Miriam Santiago, who when angry says she her mouth is foaming, homicidal and has the urge to spit on a justice face that irates her. I dare say that it is time for Mar Roxas to drop the Mr. Palengke (Mr. Market as in economist having graduated from Wharton) packaging lest his ex-future wannabe first lady goes on a tantrum spell again if she is referred to as Mrs. Palengkera...........

As I've always say time and time again that leave your politics behind the door coz politics fucks you up but there are times that we need to voice our two cents worth. Time for the silent minority to act up and let our voice be heard that politics are fucking up the system and its time for a real change. Be vigilant be wise and do not be fooled again by the freaking media propaganda just because someone in the movies rides a horse, saved the world and gets the damsel in distress that doesn't mean in real life he is a true hero we have been fooled before by the fake smile and empty promises i hope never again will this happen.


One of the most underrated bands to come out of the mid 90's underground scene and perhaps one of the most misunderstood. They where one of the bands during the mid 90's to fuse Metal and Hardcore and with some Numetal arrangements that i think they are the ones who did that in the mid 90's along with some bands including Tame The Tikbalang and Mindrape.

I posted this one night only affair (even though i hated the bar that these great band is into) Its because one of the member of this band is a dear friend of mine. We met up at an event far more notorious than FHM shindigs during my sabbatical when my wife dragged me in that event. Turns out the guy from Loads of Motherhood is one Funky Brother! (He loves the Meters and he even had a cap that was given to him by Joseph "Zigaboo" Modeliste! during his stint in Japan).

You might say that hey, wait a minute Bisikleta Productions is only into Ska and Punk well think again my dear readers I am a metal fan too which by the way This band is into the Metal/Hardcore cross over and Nino Hernandez is one big Slayer and D.R.I. fan as myself. Let me rephrase that i basically listen to music that has character be it hip hop (not the bling bling fake raps on MTV crap), Hardcore, Jazz (to me this is punk rock), Funk, Latin, Emo (that is Embrace and Rites of Spring ONLY!), Afrobeat.

I remember back then me and Luis of Private Stock, G.I. and the Idiots and Put3ska attended a gig somewhere in Paco, Manila where in Luis will play drums for Throw, We chanced upon Nino and he and him immediately hit up and were exchanging quirky jokes here and there. I gave Luis a compilation of their record and Luis recommended Nino to Al Dimalanta for a spot to be in Throw. I haven't heard any news from Nino lately all i knew is that He and Arthur "Barthur" of MAD had done gigs abroad (his bread and butter).

Anyway enough of this rantings if you wanna see them live on November 19 beg, borrow or steal to get in!

"they never had the chance to prove themselves to people in the scene, but to their close circle of friends, we knew and proved that Loads of Motherhood was HARDCORE in every sense of the word. It wasn't their fault they were lined up/associated with major labels artists/bands and if they got invited to play UP shows and pulp shows. They were in fact that talented for a hardcore band. but they always stayed true to their roots and to themselves." - Jep Peligro


Thursday, October 22, 2009


This coming November 14, Saturday at Sazi's Bar The Bing Austria Show will serve you Ska, Skinhead Reggae, Surf, Northern Soul, Punk and Mod music. Be there!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


This November 14 Bisikleta Productions will be organizing an OPEN STAGE NIGHT before THE BING AUSTRIA SHOW! The Audition will start at 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. only. The open stage night is a free entrance affair before the main event.

The purpose for this open stage night is to find new fresh acts that we will be featuring each month on The Bing Austria Show at Sazi's Bar as well as other Bisikleta Productions projects in the near future. We are looking for bands who are into and SKA, PUNK ROCK, POWER POP, MOD, SOUL and ROCKABILLY. Please bear in mind this is not a talent show ala Star Struck we will not entertain mainstream bands and show bands. What we are looking for are people who are passionate about their music, we do not want any pretty boy shite playing on stage.

If you think you got what it takes to be part of our small tight knit community and not doing the bandwagon thing well come on down at Sazi's Bar and show us your stuff. and do bring an original demo.

But wait, before anything else you might think that its easy to get on the stage and play think again, all bands will be screened first and if we think that you are the right one then we will schedule and lined you up for the open stage audition all you have to do is send all your information to A Boy Named Hil at for the screening and he will get back to you as soon as he recieves your email.

Please follow these strict guidelines:



'Twas on a Sunday lazy afternoon October 11th a special gatehring was held at Ten 02 Bar and Resto. A gig for the Victims of Typhoon Ondoy was organized by Bisikleta Productions in cooperation with the bar's proprietor Ms. Myra Romero aka Skarlet in which she lended her establishment for free for us to stage this event that will benefit the people that was affected by the recent calamity. And Bayan Muna Relief Mission has also helped to facilitate the donations.

The show started out at around 6 in the evening. A small but intimate crowd came in to show their support by handing over plastic bags upon plastic bags of relief goods. The bands openly participated the cause and they pour their hearts out during their performances. The ambiance that day is warm with a fuzzy feeling of a family reunion kinda atmosphere were everyone knew each other. I wont name the bands that perform that day because that day they are not the main personalities on stage, But the people that were affected by the tragedy that was Ondoy they deserve to be heard. As of now they are slowly rebuilding their lives.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Known in some quarters as The Swooners, this full-on Philipino quintet first formed in 1963, playing old time rock’n’roll and doo wop to Manila audiences who demanded as much entertainment from them as their counterparts on Hamburg’s Reeperbahn demanded of the Merseybeat groups. Biding their time until 1965, D’Swooners then made for Hong Kong, where they had a big hit for the Diamond Records label with their waltz-driven key-changing weepy ‘50s styled ‘Sonata Of Love’ – billed as D’Swooners Featuring Cris Solano - and opened prestigious shows for both The Kinks and Manfred Mann. The Japanese singer, guitar slinger and heartthrob actor Yuzo Kayama was at the Manfred Mann concert with his wife, and used his contacts to get the band on Japanese TV. On their arrival in Tokyo, in 1967, to perform on the pop TV show R&B PARADISE, the meek Japanese audiences considered D’Swooners’ shows extremely wild. And when the band decided to stay on in Japan, they could not at first get a record deal. Worse still, drummer Eddie Fortuno was hanging out with fellow Philipino Joey Smith of Speed Glue & Shinki when he was done for possession of cannabis and thrown in jail. However, the band eventually signed to the Philips label, whereupon their first single for the label, their wonderfully rowdy clatterthon version of Smokey Robinson’s ‘Mickey’s Monkey’ was released on the same day as their first LP R&B GOLDEN HITS, the B-side being their old hit ‘Sonata Of Love’. Both records were big hits, as was their syrupy follow up 45 ‘Wonderful World Of Love’. Far better and of real interest to readers of this book is ‘Please Please, Trina’, with its rowdy, sexy organ riffing stomp, lead vocal is the style of Blue Cheer’s Dickie Peterson, and an insistent ‘You Really Got Me’ rhythm. Excellent. D’Swooners made use of wah-wah guitar and a real fire engine siren for their disturbingly damaged proto-Jose Feliciano version of The Doors’ ‘Light My Fire’, the song rendered even more mysterious by the strange vocal inflections and Hispanic pronunciations of singer Cris Solano. Even more mysterious to the Japanese was their uncanny accuracy when performing Jimi Hendrix songs, for the guitarist’s style remained something of an unlockable mystery to many of the musicians. D’Swooners capitalized on this with their version of ‘Stone Free’, but also performed a Sam The Sham-style version of The Doors’ ’Hello, I Love You’, plus berserk versions of older songs such as James Brown’s ‘It’s a Man’s Man’s World’, Percy Sledge’s ‘When A Man Loves A Woman’ and Sam & Dave’s hoary ‘Hold On, I’m Coming’, sung in a humorous baritone manner. Soon after their second album PORTRAIT OF D’SWOONERS was released, they replaced organist Ernie Espiritu with Japanese musician Jun Batilaran, while trumpeter Butch Tigno took Ronnie Parina’s place. However, D’Swooners’s days were numbered and they split up shortly afterwards without recording anything with the new line up. Eddie Fortuno went on to play drums with Foodbrain, whenever Hiro Tsunoda was out of town with his jazz quintet!

Thursday, October 8, 2009


This coming Sunday October 11, 2006 Bisikleta Productions is bringing you PICKING UP THE PIECES - A Benefit Gig For The Victims of Typhoon Ondoy. This is a special event aimed at helping out the people who are affected by the recent calamity. Please do your part, i obliged you all to come in and bring in the relief goods. No effort is too little nor too late as long as it comes from deep inside you.

Participating bands who voluntarily pledge their support included in this event will be THE JERKS, THROW, TSUNAMI TSUNAMI, PAUL PUTI-AN of COFFEE BREAK ISLAND, LIFE WITHOUT FRANCIS, STEADY MOVIN' BEAT, TOLONGUEZ DEATH SQUAD, PUSAKAL, F.M.D., BARRIO MORNING GLORY and HALFMAST. The show will start at 3 P.M. and happening only at TEN 02 BAR & RESTO located at 43-B Scout Ybardolaza corner Timog, Quezon City. Set aside your petty differences and be part of something good.

This donation drive is a legal relief/fund raising campaign please avoid those that claims to be helping the victims of typhoon Ondoy. All donations will be coursed through BAYAN MUNA RELIEF MISSION.

The entrance fee for this event will be in a form of a canned food we will not collect any money from you (except if you are willing to give monetary funds we will politely accept it as a form of donation), NO CANNED FOOD NO ENTRY. I urge you to please come and join us on this coming Sunday please reach out, Please help us help the Victims of Typhoon Ondoy.

For more info regarding were the proceeds will be coursed through please contact Bayan Muna National Headquarters at this number - National Headquarters (+632) 921-3473 or drop by # 45 K-7th Street Brgy. West Kamias, Quezon City 1102.

Monday, October 5, 2009


As part of our campaign for the upcoming benefit gig for the victims of typhoon Ondoy, We will be setting up a donation box at TEN 02 BAR & RESTO located at 43-B Scout Ybardolaza Street, corner Timog Quezon City. And at the upcoming The Bing Austria Show happening at SAZI' BAR located at 1320 Espana Blvd., Manila in front of UST.

A little change in your pocket can change a lot - give us your spare change and help make a difference in the lives of the victims of typhoon Ondoy.