Previously, in an episode of “Chenylity”

“While she manages Source of the Force as they resume their regular  Friday stint in Casa Nami, Chenyl runs into a high school friend,  Frederick,  in the Makati hotspot. Fred brings with him a crowd to celebrate his despedida, among them is a guy who catches Chenyl’s eye and eventually comes up to flirt shamelessly with her.

This leads to a run-in with her old flame, who brings with him an apology…and a desire to be friends again.

“I don’t want to fight anymore…”

Another guy expresses his mixed emotions as he watched her in action on “the field”.

“That was the first time I actually saw you in The Game. I’m proud of you, Vixen…and just a bit jealous. You did great tonight. “

The episode ends with her band’s drummer almost getting into a fist fight with the bartender.

What does the next episode hold for our heroine? Tune in next week.”


Is it just me, or is my life becoming more and more like a TV series???


I.B.A Reborn as Source of the Force

I once mentioned that I’m sidelining as a road manager for a couple of bands. One band is Stories of Now, which I like to refer to as the kuya band. They just recently got into The Jack Daniels Set’s final seven, and will be touring with six other bands. All in all, I’d say their career is pretty smooth sailing (fingers crossed!) so far.

Their little sister band is what I’m actively handling. I.B.A is an electro-pop-punk band that’s been on hiatus for some time. They recently got a new drummer, a new guitarist, and pretty much a whole new sound so we all thought it was only right to debut as a brand new band. After much debate and consideration, we finally decided on naming the new band “Source of the Force”. Yes I know, we like our geekery. Shut up.

The re-launch of IBA as Source of the Force happened last Friday, May 6,2011 at Casa Nami.

Poster courtesy of G Protacio. Clicky on photo to visit his blog.

I’d say the debut/re-launch was a success! They played a six-song opening set before Stories of Now, featuring covers from bands like Panic! at the Disco, No Doubt, Muse and Paramore. It was a pretty short set, but you can expect more to come on future gigs, they’ll be adding more covers and tightening up their original songs.

A very proud stage-ate I was. The set wasn’t perfect, I know, but the glitches were minimal and everyone, both the band and the audience alike seemed like they were having a really good time. That’s all that matters, really.

Can’t wait for the next!

To watch out for other gigs, Like the Source of the Force Facebook page by clicking here.

Backtrack post: I’ve got a side-job!

(Written December 12 2010)

I have been named road manager today.

Well, I’m still undergoing training, and I have to wait until the current road manager leaves for the US to be officially called such, but still. I can’t tell why, but the offer to become road manager left me grinning like a giddy idiot. I’ve always been a music lover and working in the industry (in a matter of speaking) is like a dream. For now, it pays little, if at all, but I’m not counting on this job alone to feed me or anything. It’s more of a hobby that gives me extra pocket money, so yay!

Currently I’m learning how to set up equipment. Yes, yes I know, that’s a roadie’s job, but we don’t have roadies yet, so I’ll have to take over that job too. I don’t mind, really. Besides, if we do ever get roadies, at least I’d know what I’m talking about when I make ’em do stuff.

I hope to one day learn how to operate the sound board. Tita Che, the main manager of the band, says it will take a while to train the ear, but I’m willing to stick around until I master it. Right now, my short term goal is to master which wires go where and which plugs go into which sockets and not blow anything up. Those effects pads are hella expensive.

This must not happen on my watch 😡

It’s been fun so far!

My Twenty-Second, Take Two!

Celebrating with my family is one thing. Celebrating with friends, however, is an entirely different adventure. I usually just invite friends over to my house for a casual dinner, a little drinking and maybe watch some DVDs, usually something very…chill. But this year, I have been to Canada, traveled internationally by myself, had a first job and went through a major physical transformation. I rather think I’ve changed so much, internally and externally. Naturally, I wanted to do something a little different from the usual.

I wasn’t sure what else I wanted to do for my birthday though. This is where Route 196 and Rocketboy Productions come in.

Route 196 is this tiny place in Katipunan which I think is known among the indie community for being a place for band productions and gigs. A friend of mine booked it for a gig that he organized and he gave me invites. Now if you must know, I am an avid lover of music, and I’ve never celebrated my birthday in a gig before so this was actually perfect. What’s even better is that three of the performing bands on that night are good friends of mine as well, so now I had an event, AND I had guests. Two birds with one stone!

It was a night of awesome music, food, booze and a whole lot of laughter. I wasn’t sure if the friends I invited to go with me were down for things like these, but they humored me anyway. Luckily, it seemed like they enjoyed themselves as much as I had, and I had a BLAST.

Partay photos!

Before the alcohol

AFTER the alcohol

Birthday toast!

Birthday toast!

"For the wounds that never heal!"

Special surprise for le birthday girl…Guest band Stonefree dedicated Anghel for me! OMGFANGIRLSQUEE!

Miro of Stonefree ❤

2009 has been especially rough on me, but epic times like these remind me that despite all the shit I had to go through, I still have it good.

Want awesome, pogi bands in your events too? Contact:
Grey Noise
Stories of Now (formerly 10 Story Fall)

(You dudes should really pay me for saying that. LOL)