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. 😀

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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