Make tusok the fishballs

The CafePress bug bit me hard so I made another shop, this time selling fun household items and apparel carrying playful Pinoy food prints like isaw, bibingka, sago’t gulaman and the like. Hope you can check it out. πŸ˜€

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Do you dig the itchyworms!? (We do!) There’s good news, their much-awaited 2nd album Noontime Show is out. It’s a steal at P250 and is probably the best local rock album Arn and I have listened to in a long time. It still has the itchies’ signature catchy melodies but their music and writing have matured in terms of style and substance. Apart from the early favorites “Buwan” and “Akin Ka Na Lang”, you have to listen closely to the lyrics of “Theme From Noontime Show” (hanggang dito na lang ba ang masa?), “Contestant #1” (kalahok sa kalokohan, kala mo ay panalo ka) and “Soap o Pera” (sa pangongopya lang ba tayo magaling?) and then say “hooray, it’s about time someone said something about the state of local TV programming!” A must-listen-to is “Production Number”, a 12-minute hodgepodge of snippets spoofing the different characters polluting noontime TV — it’s a riot!

UPDATE:Since I posted this entry, I’ve been receiving tons of hits via “Google Search: itchyworms akin ka na lang lyrics”. The correct link is here, peeps.

And as a bonus, here are really retro pics of them (c.1998 I think) from their early gigging days.

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  1. silly and so eng-eng of me! kaw pala may design ng mga ito! I was speed-reading, oggling at the pictures and muttering, aba ang galing naman ng nakaisip na gumagawa ng t-shirts like these. Yun pala ikaw!!! πŸ™‚

  2. Shei!! Thanks ha, so glad you liked them. πŸ˜€

  3. grabe cyn ang retro ng mga pics na yun! kelv, jugs and chino were sooooo skinny (bordering on tubercular, i think!) si jazz..hmm…ganun pa rin! πŸ™‚

    i cannot tell you what a riot it was when i first listened to a rough demo of production number. as in umiiyak talaga ako sa tawa! their music has matured so much and i’m proud to say we’ve been around since they first started making music. all those years ago…!

    oh yeah, nagback up vocals ako sa production number…tingnan ko nga kung mahalata mong ako yun! πŸ˜‰

  4. Jennydear,
    Hehee I have a good idea which part you sang — nahula na namin ni Arn the first time we listened to it! Pls extend my congrats (again) to your hunny. πŸ˜‰

  5. oh my gosh, this is just perfect for our streetfood-themed Lasang Pinoy!!! this month, deadline tomorrow — cynthia, i just found your blog. i know you didn’t mean this to be an entry but i hope you won’t mind if we include it in the roundup? so ingenious and so pinoy! (if you want more info on the blogging event, please come visit my blog and click on the button on the right that says “lasang pinoy”.

  6. Hi Stef! πŸ˜€ Sure you can include this post in the roundup, how funny! Perfect pa ng timing, and you’re right, I had no idea at all about the event. Thanks so much for the kind words and for letting me know about your food blog. I love your entries! πŸ™‚

  7. Hi Cyn! I just nabbed my own “tusok-tusok” shirt from your Cafepress store, in grey of course! Galeng naman, I was immediately hooked with the design/theme. I do heart Filipino food.

  8. Hey Luis! Yay!!! Thanks so much for supporting my little effort πŸ˜€ Ayan, you’ll be my shops walking ad hehe. Lemme know if the quality is good ha? Thanks again so much πŸ˜€

  9. Brando needs lyrics ng Akin Ka Nalang……. O_o Email here, buloy1o1@Yahoo.com… salamat po…. Ternokitz out!!

  10. thanks for the link back, dearie! checked out the pics from your 1995-98 album… as jazz would say, “ang retro!”

  11. Hey Nix! Oo naman ano, and as for the pic, grabe kilala ko hubby mo nung mumunti pa sya — ang retro nga! Hehe. Regards to Jazz, Keoni and Ninja. πŸ˜€

  12. Hi Cyn!

    Really cool products! Ok ito para sa mga friends, lalo na yung mga nasa ibang bansa na. My high school kabarkadas Michelle and Juris will LOVE this!

  13. Hey Kat! How are you? How nice to see you here! πŸ™‚ Thanks talaga for your support. I remember Juris and Michelle (I think), basta Juris is Mrs de Guzman’s daughter diba? Yah I hope they’ll like the stuff too, pls send them my regards πŸ™‚

  14. hi, i was wondering how i can purchase the cute t-shirts….i love the one with isaw for my fiancee….can you please e-mail the address of your shop? thanks a lot…. πŸ™‚

  15. pwede pakisend naman lyrics ng production number…i really like it

  16. pwede pakisend naman yung lyrics ng production number…i really like it pare,,…please!!!! pakisend nalang sa email add ko..bluewolves_champ@yahoo.com
    matsala!ganda ng mga designs mo pare..

  17. hintayin ko ngayon ha..

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