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. 😀

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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Any takers?

I’ve been wanting to get some work up on CafePress but there was always never enough time. Until now! So if you have friends who are getting married*, you might wanna consider giving them cute and functional casual wear that they can use in pre-wedding activities.

In case you missed it the first time, the link to the shop is here. Again.

*it might be more practical for you if your friend lives in the US, just a friendly reminder.

Hmm, I just realized that the lower half of this page looks odd in IE for both Mac and PC.

Left: how it’s supposed to look like. Safari and Mozilla both get it right;
Right: Apparently, IE shoves the third column (containing the links and, *cough* the Google ads) downwards… I wonder why? Help, CSS experts?

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I'm Cynthia Bauzon-Arre, a Filipino watercolor artist & graphic designer. I live in QC with my graphic novelist husband Arnold and our friendly marmalade tabby Abbas. This blog has been chronicling my life, likes, and loves since 2001. [ more ]

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