It’s been almost two months since my band, Tiny Cactus last had a gig. The members were busy with work (among others :P). So, to break the long pause, we will be playing live tonight (December 12, 2008) on The Edge Radio, an internet radio based in Makati City. I think our slot is 7pm (Manila Time) so you might wanna tune in around that time. Click here for the direct streaming link.
We’re trying to resurrect an original Christmas song, which we played a few times in 2006. The song was written a couple of months after the band was formed. We didn’t have the luxury (and the common sense) to record it even as a demo, that’s why it was buried in our subconscious minds after Christmas 2006 was over.
TJ will try to remember the lyrics, or just write a new set of lyrics if he cannot remember the entire song. I’m not sure if we’ll be playing this song tonight, but most likely on Sunday night at KBCF’s 33rd anniversary.
Hope you’ll tune in tonight though, Christmas song or no Christmas song from Tiny Cactus. 🙂
Getting Eraserheads to perform together again is in itself a very major feat (a miracle if you will) and rumors about it getting cancelled a couple of times added to the band’s dramatic but legendary story. I personally thought that it might really be postponed or cancelled when the mother of Ely Buendia (the lead vocalist) died just a couple of days ago before the concert.
But there I was, in the midst of tens of thousands who trekked to the Fort Bonifacio Global City open field in Taguig to watch the much awaited Eraserheads Reunion Concert last night. (You can view a few seconds of qik streaming coverage of the concert here.) It was surreal, and again bitin as it was cut short because Ely was rushed to Makati Medical Center after he collapsed during the supposed 20 minute break before the second set.
We still couldn’t believe our ears but Lally (Ely’s sister) announced it and his bandmates Buddy Marcus, and Raymund were serious when they got back on stage and apologized for the unfortunate development. There was also a minute of silence as prayers were offered for Ely’s condition. So we had to exit the venue and thankfully no untoward incident happened and the thousands of paying fans were calm and understanding, albeit confused and saddened.
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