Sunday, November 26, 2006

ADA interview from PAPANZINE

ADA: Interview

1. How did you come up with the name ADA? How has the band been?

Boi: Actually, we started as a “no name band” we just practice and play around our area. Until we got serious and pick an aggressive name that fits in our objective why we form this group.

2. Tell us about the band?line up? Short biography?

Boi: It was 1989 when we started it, but the original members are been together for long time. Were still the same band that most people knew since 89’ our current line ups are: Jojo (Guitar) Josh (Guitar) Jake (Bass) Jason (Drums) and me (vocals)

3. Musical Influences?

Boi: We have different musical influences, personally, I like those Filipino folk rock musician and few of them are: Asin, Inang laya, Banyuhay, Patatag etc. punk? Well hehehe!!! I listened to lot of punk stuffs, from those glammy type up to the noisiest. I like also those pioneer punk bands here in the Philippines, even though most of them are not into the same principles anymore….

* Jojo’s into ska, reggae, metal, and different chanting.

* Josh into ska, and old school thrash bands.

* Jakes love anarcho and street punk stuffs

4. Tell us about your sound,lyrics, what do you stand for?

Boi: to tell you the truth, I think most technical musician will get piss with us, because, we really more in a basic 3 power chords and our sounds is not that special.

About the lyrics, we wrote about war, environmental issue, animals, gender and everything that we want to shout about.

We play so that people know what is happening not only in the Philippines but all around the world. We’ve been here to be free and no one can stop us to discover what life and it‘s purpose really are. So just do whatever we want and don’t let fear control our lives.

5. : Can you tell us about your political ideas?

Boi: well, our lives is a whole bunch of politics… since our birth, we need to cry so that our mothers have clues that were hungry. Our parents gave us our religion, they control our whole lives. Outside our homes, there’s school and teachers. A huge amount of pressures from friends/ boyfriends/ girlfriends… in a workplace? Our boss and the chain of command.. ahehehe!!! But beside all of the above… we have the “choice” to change our lives and have the full control of it.

Lots of political ideas are great! But most of the “jsm” confuse lots of people.. in my case, I just pick up those ideas that I want and can understand. Then, I will mix it with my own principles in my life.

6. Can you tell us about your Anarchist ideas?

Boi: As I’ve said in other interview before anarchism might work. Individually. But to implement the whole idea.. I guessed it was impossible at this time and I don’t even considered myself an anarchist, but I do really like the ideas/ theory, and infact, I’ve got some bits of it and incorporate with my other ideas and applied it into my life.

7. For Mr.Boi ,I saw you in Vitamin x gig in Cubao, I heard you talking with “Hippie” about spirituals and religions you said you are a faith healer is this true? Can you tell us about spirituals and religions

Boi: oh! Still remember that conversation with hippie. Hehehe! Yeah! I consider myself a faith healer or spiritual healer, but it was really hard to explain about it in writing. I’amm ready also to those people who will call me,” mang kepwing”, “quack doctor” or “albularyo” and etc.

Since, I was in grade school, I do follow what my religions want me to do. Always in church, do the rosary, pray and other things that a good Samaritans do. Until one day, I felt I found myself searching different beliefs and spiritually. To know what I am looking for… to make it short, religion is not the answer. It’s our will to discover who we really are and what we really are.

8. What can you say about the underground music scene today? Your local scene?

Boi: our Philippine scene right now are stronger and better day by day, people are more know ledgeable than the scenester before. Lots of new good bands and releases are sprouting everywhere.

Well, our local scene here in San Pedro, Laguna is almost dead, but still, I can hear few bands who’s into different types of music… but I guess, emo music are the cream of the crap right now.

9. What do you do to kill time when your not in the band?

Boi: I am very busy doing lots of work everyday. My children are the one who eats my time when I’m not into band activities. I have also a personal/ mission to explore, my spirituality and I’m doing it twice a week and others are the same usual routine everyday.

10. What can you say about the about the anarchist of today? tomorrow?

Boi: anarchism is just a theory, it will not materialize in a large scale or it will not become a big society until people realize that everyone of us need to respect each other. If we will just upgrade our consciousness and try to achieve the real liberation, well, in the near future, it will become a reality.

Regarding anarchist of today, there are lots of anarchist group around the globe, some do the radical things like assassination, bombing and lots of different things. Others choose the non-violent approach, like doing peaceful protest, hunger strike, party festival, concert, etc… all in all, it’s still nice that there are individuals who knows what freedom really means. Just do whatever you want and face the consequences of the action you’ve done.

11. What can you say about Social Anarchist and Lifestyle Anarchist?

Boi: anarchist lifestyle is the ultimate alternative that we can do in ourlives, but like what I’ve said before, “ do you think we can really apply it in our lives? “ maybe, we can learn lot of things from the theory and mix it with different ideas we’ve gather from the past, and use it as an arm in our daily struggle.

12. What can you say about Evat?

Boi: the same evil tactics by all the government around the world to destroy and oppressed millions of poor people, especially those in the third world who earned very low amount of money for working too much sweat just to feed their family. To tell you the truth, I do have a little business over here (now, you can call me a capitalist shit! Hehehe!!!) and the government from the baranggay up to the national level are asking for the taxes.. bullshit! It was a total pain in the ass!! From the time you will open your business, the baranggay will ask for baranggay clearance, billboard tax, excavation tax, etc.. then the local government (munisipyo) they have other set of local fuck ups! Like business tax, mayors tax, garbage tax, etc… and of course! Whew! The national headache of all, here comes BIR! They also have their own version of taxes: monthly tax, quarterly tax, yearly tax, vat, evat, and all of the other scum that you will never imagine… so to cut it short, me and my wife decided not to follow most of their guidelines, we do need to cheat those cheaters! If somebody notice it from their office to tell them “sue us”.

13. What can you say about W.T.O.?

Boi: another scam of those greedy western monster to control and monopolize all sorts of business trading around the world. They’re trying to be good in the eyes of their allies, but the truth is, they just want to suck all the resources from the small countries around the globe.

14. If equality ,freedom, peace and unity succeed or anarchy succeed, are you guys gonna still play or listen, crustcore? Punk? Or any socio political band? Revolutionary lyrics?

Boi: it won’t happen! But for the sake of your question, I will stop listening to this kind of stuffs, so that I can give more time to my special aegies cd collection. Ahihihi! Or maybe, I just roam around the place everyday and try to create more friend and start a new things with my life.

15.What can you say about the anarchist ideas and practices in the firstworld? Do you think it is necessary to practice it all here in the thirdworld?

Boi: the idea is almost the same, but the practice is different. Anarchist in the west world are more far liberal than here in the third world. They can do lots of things in the right perspective because, some people are open minded to understand issues that most conservative people won’t accept. A simple direct action I nthe western side can be a super radical move already in the eyes of government (authority) and ordinary people here.

Well, for me it’s impossible to practice anarchism in a large scale, but we can do it in a personal level, still there are lots of obstacle to be called an anarchist. Again, as I’ve said before, right now it won’t happen because most of us misunderstood it as a new fad/trend for the kids who dyed his/her hair into blue and carry a banner with a capital A inside a circle.

16. I only have your album how the antichrist was born? Can you tell us about your discography?

Boi: here’s few stuffs that I remember, I’m not sure if the details are accurate.

* U.G. music for U.G. creatures- comp. (middle finger prod.)

* what do you want for Christmas?-comp (middle finger)

* love and politics- demo (boibaboy D.I.Y. project)

* A.D.A- self titled album (boibaboy/ UT unum sint)

* no racism, no authority- comp. (dratsab rec.- Malaysia)

* up your’s- comp. (middle finger prod.)

* asian lives i- comp. (united angst)

* how the anti-christ was born?- album (boibaboy DIY project)

* bound by hate- comp. (united angst)

* American waste I- comp. (bad people rec.- U.S.A)

* down with imperialism- comp. (dirty shoes rec.)

* blast from the far east I- comp. (life on the edge- Malaysia)

* A.D.A/N.S.A- split album (boibaboy/ my own pocket)

* and lots of compilation that I forgot the title….

17. Its your turn any last words to say?

Boi: thank you very much rhadz for your interest to interview our group in your zine. It was a big help for us, so that other people will have ideas about our band. More power to your zine and keep doing what you’ve been doing to support our scene. Hardcore/punk is not what others think… it’s our principle and lifestyle… thanks again and take care always, peace!! Trust + respect+ love+ friendship & unity!!!

18.:For band info contact:

Boi: just support our local scene and other different punk scene around the world. As they saying goes “ act locally, but think globally” oh!! Please do check the A.D.A/ CARAVANA ANARQUISTA split EP., thank you very much.

Please send us your love letter…

p.o box 064

Pacita complex

San Pedro, Laguna

4023 Philippines

Email: boibaboi@yahoo.com

Friday, September 15, 2006

Pampanga Scene Report 2006 (Philippines) By Francis

Pampanga Scene Report 2006 (Philippines)

History, Culture, Tradition…

The Province of Pampanga is located in Central Luzon bounded by Provinces such as Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Zambales, Bataan and Bulacan. It takes 1 and a half hour bus ride from Manila City. The Province has a population of about 1, 618,759 and land area of 218,068 while fifty one percent of the area is devoted to agriculture; land utilization is fast shifting to the urban mode. San Fernando is the capital town of Pampanga. Juan Capitan Fernando, a Spanish cavalry officer on August 31, 1775, founded it. He named it in the honor of the soldier-saint, King Ferdinand III of Spain. In June 1991, Mount Pinatubo volcano awakened from a five-century slumber. Devastating lahars, unleashed by heavy monsoon rains have scrambled down from the flanks of the volcano wreaked huge losses to towns like Bacolor, located in the heart of the province was among the most affected areas. Pampanga has sites of World War II like the Death March Marker, which is now the railroad station in San Fernando. The start of the horrendous train ride of Death March marchers en route to Capas, Tarlac. Kamikaze Museum located at the residence of the noted Pampango artist, Dan H. Dizon. It has World War II mementos, particularly those of Kamikaze pilots of Japan. Other interesting facets of the Museum are the different helmets used by the Axis and Allied powers of World War II. The Malaya Lolas of Mapaniqui, Candaba, victims of mass rape during World War II. The Malaya Lolas were abducted and then raped by Japanese Soldiers after witnessing the massacre of their men folk. With only 70 members remaining, they are asking the Japanese Government for public apology. The Philippines is the only Catholic country in Asia and people are very religious in terms of folk festivals and tradition like the Apu Iru Fluvial Procession in Apalit begins June 28 when the ivory-faced image of Saint Peter, sitting on the papal throne, is transferred by boat from its permanent shrine in Calapangan to Sulipan, and ends June 30 when it is returned. Thousands of devotees line both sides of the river shouting, waving leaves and flowers and splashing in frenzy as the layered pagoda bearing the statue passes by. The floating pagoda, which bears not only the statue but also brass band and about 70 people dancing the kuraldal, is pulled not by a tugboat but by swimmers, who call themselves the Knights of St. Peter. One incident happens when the pagoda sink into the river because of over loading of people riding on it. The Kuraldal of Sasmuan occurs during the week of the town fiesta on January 6, when Kapampangans (people of Pampanga) from neighboring towns gather in front of the Chapel of St. Lucy and dance for favors all night. As soon as the Mass ends at 8 P.M., the brass band signals the start of non-stop dancing that lasts till 3 A.M. barren women are said to get pregnant after the festival, but with all savage gyrating that the womb takes, one should not wonder anymore. The Aguman Sanduk of Minalin is celebrated in the afternoon of January 1, while the rest of the country takes a nap after the New Year’s Eve revelry, and there’s no one to catch the boys and men of this sleepy fishing town wear their mother’s lipstick and put on their wives dresses. This strange and largely secret tradition began in 1934; even mayors and parish priests are said to have also joined hundreds of men who parade annually in the street in full transvestite bloom. At the end of the day they choose the Aguman queen, who is usually the ugliest of the cross-dressers. It’s part parody of Kapampangan machismo and Pampangan pulchritude, two biases enshrined on the altar of Kapampangan values; it’s part protest against, and liberation from, gender discrimination and repression; it’s part attempt to stage their version of the Gay Parade. Biyernis Santu (Good Friday) is the holiest day in Catholic Churches, but definitely not in the puni-makeshift alternative chapels where folk Kapampangans hold their alternative Holy Week rituals. Here they read the pasyun (the bible of the masses) and welcome hundreds of flagellants who insist on mutilating themselves instead of just go to confession to ask forgiveness of their sins. The stark contrast between the pomp and pageantry of Catholic rituals in churches, and the raw, bloody folk practices in the streets. In the Madapdap Resettlement, populated by uprooted Bacolor families, there’s a shocking road show where men pursue and beat up a cross-bearer, followed by a series of crucifixions. In Magalang, penitents crawl like worms on the dirt road for several kilometers, rubbing and bruising their skin and covering their bodies with dust.

Environment…

The Bird Sanctuary of Candaba has migratory egrets and indigenous birds like the rare salaksak and batala can be observed especially in the dry months when the fishponds in the swamp turn into rice fields. That’s the time when large numbers of egrets descend on shallow pools teeming with snails and small fish. A dust-choked side trip deep into the pinak (swamp) will lead to villages located on the demarcation line between Pampanga and Bulacan. The Agricultural Sectors are monitoring migratory birds who are believe bringing the Avian Influenza or commonly known as Bird Flu. The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) has decided to limit its geo-hazard study of Central Luzon to 19 municipalities exposed to landslides from the Sierra Madre Mountain ranges at the region’s eastern seaboard. The MGB identified 40 towns in Pampanga for geo-hazard assessment due to an expected rainy La Nina phenomenon this year. In its initial list, the MGB included the following places in its geo-hazard study: Masantol, Macabebe, Sasmuan, Minalin, Sto. Tomas, Apalit, Lubao, Floridablanca, Porac, Mabalacat, Magalang and the City of San Fernando, all in Pampanga. But people in the usually flood-prone plains say they are already used to flooding, and some of them even welcome floods, which provide them with rich fishing grounds. It would be alright for them to shift their concentration on the landslide prone areas. Landslides lead to more fatalities than floods.

Economy…

The minimum wage rate in Pampanga is 239.50 pesos ($4.70) per day. When the US Bases left the Country, Clark Economic Zone (one of the bases of the Americans) in Angeles City created jobs to near by towns and even near by provinces. San Fernando has gained economic growth when it was declared a City but we could not hide the fact that most of Filipinos are working abroad to support their families because this is the only chance they have to give their families back home a better living even though they’re far away from their wife and children’s. Imagine the wage rate per day while supporting 4 children’s.

Politics…

Well I guess the defeated Candidates for Mayors last 2004 in San Fernando City Elections will wait next year to run again after the Commission on Election re-counts the ballot boxes last year. The defeated Candidates said that there where mass cheating on the last May 2004 Elections. The Vice-Governor of Pampanga has accused the Governor of pay-offs from quarries in Bacolor and Porac, which should be use for the Provincial Funds. The cost of one truckload of sand is 300 pesos (if am not mistaken) while Commission on Audit gave the jurisdiction case to the Ombudsman.

The Scene…

The first band I saw in 1992 are the Holocaust playing Anarchy in the UK and Boy’s don’t Cry at the foundation day of Pampanga High School (where I took my secondary) and they were the guest in that battle of the bands. I got in contact with them and at that time, they disbanded and other members formed Nancy’s Donut and Bihag ni Bahag. The first ever-DIY gig held in San Fernando was the Punk Reigns and I do believe that gig started a crack in history and development of our local scene here in Pampanga. Among the band’s were Bad Breaths, Smell my Brief, Mother Toix, Dead Marcos, The Unknown, Nancy’s Donut, the Istukas over Disneyland, Boredom, Frustrated Youth and Bihag ni Bahag. Nancy’s Donut, Bad Breaths and Bihag ni Bahag were given a slot to represent the province of Pampanga for the Compilation entitled “Building Bridges Breaking down Walls” under Middle Finger Production. Yeah it’s true, almost all of the bands started in schools and from there I meet the band’s of University of the Assumption like Urban Assault, Pedro’s Playground, Public System and Sisihin ang Kalbo while at Don Bosco Academy are Pope John Paul and the Addicts. I admit the scene in Pampanga (concentrated in San Fernando City and Angeles City) is musically oriented; there are no info shops, squats, radical spaces and collectives on those days. You can easily spot the local bands on schools, battle of the bands, concerts and every Saturday, band members could be seen on Mc Donald Intersection conducting meetings. They even name the Scene of Pampanga, Awakening Echo of 1994 and later change to the Pampanga Notorious Scene. In 1995-1996 new bands like Kristine and the Psychomotic Disorder, Itty Bitty Tittys, The Great Morons, Parents and the Rebel Kids, Crazy Beat are making moves but the truth is the local bands in San Fernando are divided because of pity old school mentality. I publish notorious fanzine in 1996 and the first issue was mostly interviews of local bands in Pampanga and some are clippings taken from foreign magazines, it reaches 10 issues and I stop publishing the fanzine in 2000. The 11th issue is nearly finished but when I decided to work it out in my cousins PC, they accidentally deleted the files. My ex-band mate fanzine Middle Class has release 3 issues, Scanner Brain publish by Jaydee (ex-Robinhood Crew) only reaches 3 issues, his brother Jonah publishes Kulangot has reaches 9 issues if am not mistaken and Nerry of Marcos Cronies, Raw Meat fanzine only reaches 2 issues. As of now there is no fanzine being publish in Pampanga. In the period of 1996 to 2000, new bands are formed from the ashes of the old bands like Front Action Group, The Rejecteds, Popo and the Coots, Marcos Cronies, Chrome, Cross the Line, Robinhood Crew, Cocktones while DIY gigs were held on function halls, on our friends house but once in a blue moon because the rental of musical equipment, venues are already expensive. Most of the local bands concentrated on playing gigs in nearby provinces and cities like in Tarlac City, Bataan, Bulacan, Lucena City and Manila. Recording Studios are very rare in Pampanga, bands manage to record their demos on walk man recorder whenever they rehearsing and in the late nineties, rehearsal studios manage to offer 4 track recorders but some of the new bands travel to Manila to record their songs on a decent recording studio. Lost demos of Urban Assault, Cocktones, Kristine and the Psychomotic Disorder, the Istukas over Disneyland, Robinhood Crew, Front Action Group, the Rejecteds and the Great Morons, few of these demos are now on my hands and I hope the long proposed Pampanga Compilation will come to reality? To tell you the truth, the local bands were more interested in playing covers songs from their favorite bands rather than composing their original songs that’s why most of them didn’t had the chance to record their original songs before they disbanded. I still remember this Compilation cassette tape entitled “Tatlo laban sa Sistema” (3 against the System) from Angeles City, I haven’t got the chance to get a copy (maybe because of lack of distribution, few copies were pressed) and the only band I remember on that Compilation are Dead Hungry Species.

DIY bands…

Okay the following bands are located on the Province Cities, San Fernando and Angeles. Where most of the local contacts reside, organize gigs; distribute local and foreign records/fanzines.

Cross the Line plays melodic punk and was formed by Marly and Kevin (ex-the Istukas over Disneyland). Their 2003 rehearsal demo is still out including 8 original songs and I do hope they could release their debut album soon. They recently played at Club Skid Mark last December 2005 and in my opinion they should hit studio to record their beautiful songs. I know Family and School is their main reason but it will be great if they can spare an hour or two to finally record on a decent studio all of their songs. I don’t know if they will record 3 songs for the Indonesian Compilation done by a member of Straight on View? Because the guy wanted them to record their songs on a decent studio but I guess the guys are flat broke at the moment?
Kevin Salinas / #457 A. Bonifacio Street, Phase 2 Brgy. Maimpis, San Fernando 2000, Pampanga, Philippines

Promise End this band is a side band of Kevin (Cross the Line) and they have recorded 3 rehearsal songs and I find them similar to Emo bands with screaming voice on the chorus of the song. The last time I saw them was in September 2005 at the “DIY not EMI” gig and from then on I never heard any news from them. I think the band laid low for a while and I do hope they could manage to continue what they have started; a demo is a good start though.

Amanova they recently release their CD-R EP entitled “Colors” and it contains 5 songs melodic punk and Ska. My only comment with their demo is the guitars, Aljay told me that they didn’t bring with them instruments and guitar effects, as they know the studio will provide them. Well it will be better to re-record the guitar parts and bring with them effects and am sure this demo will be a stunning re-release. This band is composed of ex-members of Cold Reboot and Struggle for Survival (SFS); damn I lost the demos of these 2 defunct Punk bandsL.
Alfred James Sadeste / Gordon Street, Phase 2 St. Jude Village, City of San Fernando 2000 Pampanga, Philippines or Alfred_james16@yahoo.com

Spit End their debut cassette tape entitled “Wises is he who he knows that he doesn’t know” will be release under Nervous Records (Malaysia) this summer. It will contain 12 songs including a rendition of Urban Bandits “Blood on every Heart”. I think the band will also produce a Philippine version of their debut album for local distribution, two hundred maybe and it will be produce by DIY not EMI Production and Love from Hate Distribution. They recently joined an Indonesian Compilation and they are about to hit the rehearsal studio for their new songs.
Gerald Miranda / # 476 Phase 2 Brgy. Maimpis, City of San Fernando 2000 Pampanga, Philippines or ghe_88@yahoo.com, spitend@yahoo.com, and visit www.myspace.com/spitend.

The Istukas over Disneyland we’ve recently recorded 12 new songs with a new line up but we run out of money for mixing the songs that I guess it would take time before we could find money to mix those songs? The band 2nd album “O Guinu” (Oh Lord) was release by Cat Food Money Records (http://www.catfoodmoney.org/) last August 2005 while the Split CD with Crashed Out (Indonesia) was release by Maloka Distro (http://www.malokadistro.com/) and Kepala Eskorbuta Records (http://xwgfx.free.fr/) in July 2005. “All been said before” was re-release by Cat Food Money with colored cover on CD-R format while Nikudan Records (Poland) re-release the songs from the band’s debut album with 7 songs from “O Guinu” CD.
Francis Jordann L. David / Blk. 6 Lot. 21 Phase 1 St. Jude Village San Fernando 2000 Pampanga, Philippines or infoi_notorious@yahoo.com, jakemaglanque@yahoo.com.

Marcos Cronies they are still in the process on putting the puzzles to finish their debut album. I recently heard their new songs such as Political Man and No Solution and I say this band improved a lot. I think Shameless Records and Love from Hate Distribution will feature these 2 songs on local Compilation. Their “Skaciety” is still out under Shameless Records and recently they played in Baliuag, Bulacan organized by Ska City United. Personally I mind if their vocalist is not well singing Ska songs and normally the guys of Marcos Cronies knows that but I appreciate their effort in running their Ska combo and contribute to the DIY Scene.
Emil Pangilinan / 12-25 Chester Street, Villa Leoncia 2009 Angeles City, Philippines or marcoscronies@yahoo.com

Discrepancies boy this band is a copy right of At the Drive In and I’ve been seeing them for quit sometime now but I really hope they could record their songs and release a demo. I still remember when they covered “In My Eyes” by Minor Threat and lend us their instruments. I saw them last December 2005 at Club skid Mark and they still stick to At the Drive In musical style.
Alvin Condes / Narra Street corner Malipajo Street, L & S Subdivision 2009 Angeles City, Philippines or cond_s@yahoo.com

Chosen Rejects they didn’t played last December 2005 at Club Skid Mark and my friend told me the band is now based in Mabalacat, Pampanga. I think they still play Rancid songs and I don’t know if they will release a demo soon?

Ska Haze I haven’t saw this new band from Angeles City and Ricky (Marcos Cronies) told me that he help this band recorded 3 songs and they finish recording a 10 song demo. Actually I invited them to join the Pampanga Compilation but they turn it down. Well hope for the best to this new band.

Productions…

Real McCoy responsible for the SOL and Vivisick Philippine tour 2005 in Pampanga with monetary help of course from DIY bands in Angeles City and San Fernando City. Members of Marcos Cronies are behind this production and their last project was at the Club Skid Mark in December 2005 and early January 2006, Punk/Ska/Reggae/Metal shows every Friday and Saturday of the said months but sad to say the owner of the Club wanted to increase the entrance fee and the guys of Marcos Cronies says ‘No. Yes it’s true, putting up shows in Pampanga now is impossible especially with the big lost of Nicolas Tinio Hall (the only venue who allows Punk and Metal shows with cheaper rental) in Angeles City. Almost all of the productions putting up shows where banned from the Function Hall because of the rumor of sexual indecency near the venue by unidentified gig goers on the Vivisick show according to the Security Guard of Sta. Maria Village. I want to take this opportunity to clear our side from the Gig review of Chronicore fanzine issue no. 5 regarding mandatory contribution to band members. Yes it’s true that we ask financial contribution from the Pampanga bands (including us organizers, of course) to put up the SOL and Vivisick Philippine Tour 2005 in Pampanga. All of us question the contribution and debated and some even called it “Band Fee” but in the end we all contributed 500 pesos ($10 dollars) per band to sum up the finances (venue, instruments and even property damage) but still the money isn’t enough to cover all the expenses and the organizers had to pay the remaining balance. The only mistake we’ve made is letting people come in when Vivisick are about to play. You know we don’t care about the money; we only want to precede the show and think about the problem later. I know there are a lot of problems in organizing a DIY show and single-by-single we learn from it. I could imagine the headache of other DIY Organizers here in the Philippines.

DIY NOT EMI the first show these guys (Spit End / The Istukas over Disneyland) put up was in September 17, 2005 at St. Jude Multi-Purpose Hall. Actually this gig entitled “DIY not EMI” was cancelled twice because of lack of venue. Yes as the title of the show, DIY as it is. We’ve rented two speakers, borrowed drums, guitars, bass, amplifiers, and extension cords while the Pampanga Bands contributed monetary help in paying expenses. We accidentally use Marcos Cronies guitar amplifier for the bass guitar, next thing we knew the amplifier broke downL and until now we haven’t still pay the guys of Marcos Cronies. It was a lot of fun even though the neighbors wanted the show to be stopped. It is really hard to find a venue to held gigs here in San Fernando and most of the time, their darn expensive. We recently finish the videos taken from SOL and Vivisick Philippine Tour 2005 here in Pampanga and are now distributed by DIY not EMI and Love from Hate on CDR.

Distribution…

Love from Hate small record distribution and you can find them at gigs. It just started last year and we mostly distribute Fanzine, CD-R and few Original CDS. We duplicate records on CD-R, photo-copied the front cover and lay in the lyrics and information from bands like Brigada Flores Magon, Les Partisans, Bolchoi, SMZB, Autonomia, Apatia-No, Los Fastidios, Ya Basta and we still had several records we want to distribute so hoping in the future we could find time to work on them. In one CD-R we include 2 albums from bands to cover the 80 minutes space of a CD-R and sold them for 50 pesos each ($1.00) for local distribution. The first release by LFH was the Istukas over Disneyland “All been said before” in 2003 and this coming summer we will co-production with DIY not EMI Production for the Philippine release version of Spit End “Wises is he who he knows that he doesn’t know”. The proposed Pampanga Compilation is still under process and hopefully if money allows we could release it soon. It will contain rehearsal and studio recordings from defunct and active DIY bands here in Pampanga.
Email: infoi_notorious@yahoo.com

Arts…

Kalye Lakandula Gallery this Gallery is managing by Bong, his into photography and most of his work are displayed at the gallery located in the heart of Angeles City. The Gallery is conducting a Poetry Reading every year and also Folk Singers and Acoustic Guitar groups conduct shows at the Gallery. I encourage Artist to check out this place and if you’re looking for a place to conduct projects like Film showing, meetings, exhibits please visit the Gallery. The guys of Marcos Cronies organize a gig in September 18,2004 at the Gallery entitled “This is Ska, Punk & Oi” but most of the neighbors complain the event and some throw rocks to the people at the Gallery.
Address: Lakandula Street, Pulungbulu, Angeles City.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

RESISTANT CULTURE INTERVIEW BY:BWR

RESISTANT CULTURE INTERVIEW BY:BWR

How did you come up with the name Resistant Culture?

> Our band is rooted in the spirit of indigenous resistance, any personwho as come from a culture that has been colonized by civilization canunderstand that just to survive as a culture is a deep form ofresistance.>

Tell us about the band? line up?short biography.

> Kat guits Rez vox Rafa bass Ben drums our bio you can find here, feel free to excerpt whatever you want.http://www.myspace.com/resistantculture >

Musical influences?

tribal grindcrust with native american traditional chanting, flute, andgourd mixed with Doom, Discharge, Napalm Death, Bolt Thrower, Ministry,etc. >

Do you have other bands asides Resistant Culture?

http://www.myspace.com/darkmedicine thats our ambient/ethereal/industrial/goth band>

tell us about your sound? lyrics? what do you stand for?

The sound is mixture of punk, metal, and tribal. the lyrics are attemptsto spread messages of peace, love, and respect for the earth, indigenouspeople, and all relations. >

Can you tell us about ur political ideas?

we believe in autonomy for all life. we don't espouse any one nation orideology.>

Can you tell us about your anarchist idea?

we believe that nature is the only legitimate power. the essence of natureis anarchic and resists attempts to reduce its complexity under the ruleof one person, culture, species, etc.>

What can you say about the anarchist of today?

We hope that people connect their beliefs with the earth.

What can you say about the undergroundmusic scene today?your local> scene?

we love our brothers and sisters in the so cal community very much, andall the folks we've met on tour and through the internet. we hope thescenes are replaced by communities. > >

What can you say about Political and lifestyle anarchist?

> There are too many labels that obscure the primal nature of struggle forliberation.> >
What can you say about the anarchist idea and practices in the> firstworld? do you think it is neccessary to practice it ALL(or so> called total anarchy,)> in the third world, where prices of food> and stuffs are to high, and so plenty of places to squat and scab? where> the government was to strict,dominant,etc.>

We believe that in countries like the U.S. where we have the privilege toexpress dissenting views more than in many parts of the world, and wherewe have more access to technology and resources, its important to do asmuch as we can and not be lazy just because its easy to be comfortable. >

If equality,freedom, unity and peace succeed or anarchy succeed, are you> guys gonna still play or listen,> crustcore?punk? or any socio-political band?,revolutionary Music?

Just like energy, anarchy can't becreated or destroyed, just hidden with illusions or totally visible. itlives in the hearts of all political prisoners, all caged animals, allchildren, etc. We'll always enjoy this style of music, and it will alwaysbe used to clear the illusions and bring forth the the spirit of equality,freedom, unity, etc. > >

What can you say about W.T.O.?

Its a major cause of environmental and social injustice throughout theworld. It's like a planetary drug pusher, getting poor nations hooked onindustry. >
Can you tell us about your album? discography?

> The new album is Welcome to Reality, it has 16 tracks of tribal grindcrust.
We'll be releasing another cd later this year called All OneStruggle. >

anything to promote?

please help spread the link to our myspace page, that's the best way forpeople work with us to build a community worldwide. > For band info contact address?email? no.?> http://us.f368.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?To=relations@resistantculture.com&YY=61451&order=down&sort=date&pos=0&view=a&head=b>

ALTERNATE SYSTEM INTERVIEW, BY: BWR

ALTERNATE SYSTEM INTERVIEW, BY: RWB

How did you come up with the name Alternate system?Why?

Daniel-Xavier(Lead Vox) Came up with it one day when we we're practicing. Dont know why? haha
Xavier-In todays represive system I belive we should have another option of unity in the world. We're split between left wing and right wing, democrats and liberals, pro war,pascifism. An Alternate System. Something to cut through the bullshit of everyday conservatives.. But that's just me...
Ricky -humm you know i dont know why its called alternate system actually i wasent in the band when thay had came up with that name so i dont really know

Tell us about the band? line up? short biography.

Daniel-Ok..We're a 6 piece D beat band from Southern California. Our musical influences are:Wolfpack,Skitsystem,Discharge,Disclose,Anti Cimex and all that great stuff.
On Guitar we have: IvanLead guitar/Back up Vox:RickyDrums(Dbeat)-DanielAdam-VocalsXavier-VocalsJavie-Bass
Ricky-humm ive been in the band for about 3 years now well almost 3 years im loveing it weve got 2 play with some awsome bands aghast CROW scarred for life just some awsome amazing bands

Hows Orange County scene?

Daniel-Some of it is good,but not many people listen to Crust/D beat down here, But thankfully we're making it grow,spreading this loud fucking noise.
Ricky - humm its pretty good in some parts where i live the most i see of other punks is like ones that are down on the weekends waiting for a bus to go to the showcase in corona but shit im never home here so i dont see many people in genaral

Musical influences?

Daniel-My musical influences are: Wolfpack,Skit System,Discharge,ALL JAPANESE CRUST/HARDCORE. Swedish D beat,Crust..Finnish Hardcore...Thrash Metal,A little of Powerviolence,A little of Grindcore.. Etc.. D beat beats them ALL.
Ricky - O man i have got a lot it spans from old amrican hardcore to the new hardcore (atreyu bleeding throught )stuff that every punk out there hates just about lolhumms lots and lots of d beat i know more bands than i could name but i would say bands like discharge and wolfpack are a big reason i started to really really play and everything but i got a huge range of stuff i like from like i said suicide silence to johnny cash to drop/dead and discharge lots and lots.
Ivan-mostly death,thrash metal and a lotta fucking d beat

Do you have other bands asides Alternate system?

Daniel-Right now i just started a new project it's a Trash Metal band.. Ivan is also in it doing Vocals..
Ivan-Death/Thrash Metal band
Javie-band:Contribution
Ricky - humm not right now im looking to start one but for now i think im happy just where i am

Most of Lyrics about?

Daniel-Our lyrics are very Discharge inspired. You know all that good stuffa bout War,Death,Reality,Destruction etc... I've written a couple of songs for this band but as of right now we have only kept two and those two songs are in Spanish. They both talk about the struggle of people that live in the Thirdwolrd how hard it is for them to success and ot survive in this world.
Ricky - lots of the lyrics are about war and the many "deadly" or sad things that come from it i guess you could say humm and some political stand points as well.

tell us about your sound? Lyrics? What do you stand for?

Daniel-Fast fucking D beat ready to make you bleed from your fucking ears!! We=Loud fucking D beat =).
Ricky - like a chain sliceing into your face ahhaha i wish still looking for that golden tone so till then my sound will change . i really like to write my music with the sounds of like wolfpack or disclose in mind reallys helps..Lyrics i wrote a few back when we first started up agian and i had joined but sence then very few have been my doing lyric wish. i came up with a very war is over but starting up agian kinda song and one thats more horror kinda based both from what the guys tell me sounds good. I stand for what is right to me i dont have a very stand up and fuck you approch to things if it dont fly with me . im very kick back very nice guys even thou most people think im a fucking prick well becouse YOU DONT TALK TO ME!but im very relaxed till i get angry and all the band mates know that lol set dont fly i get pissed

What can you say about the undergroundmusic scene today?your local scene?

Daniel-Underground music scene, Lets see NONE if it would be underground they would NOT be on myspace. That's what i think...Our local scene:Very fucking veried we have from Emo kids to kids that like D beat. But down here in Orange County,California theres like what 20 kids that like D beat? The rest is more like Metal,Emo,Hardcore,Grindcore,etc..etc..
Ivan- the underground music scene is mostly dead all there is today is just "scenes" so fuck em .
Ricky - O wow it has grown o man has it ever once we started playing agian and started getting into the groove of things many many more bands started to pop up (not saying it was are doing in ne way) but it has grown so much sence 3 years ago so many more people from your area 2 check out and more and more by the day.

Can you tell us about your political ideas?

Daniel-You can definetly read them on our lyrics. They will make you think!
Ricky - i dont take a side on eather in this place i dont think war is right but shit what can i one lonly punk do going up agianst a president and his boys peace i wish it would happen but i dont think it will couse with all the things going on in the world there is always one more thing to protest about and stand up for which leaves little if ne time for peace.
Counter culture or Sub culture?

Daniel-Sub Culture..
Ricky-sub i mean shit i am on a computer so i cant be to much against it right? there is stuff that i dont agree to yeah but not far enought to say i am complete counter

Tell us about/define

Peace?


Daniel-It's possible but will only last a short time.
Ricky - like i said dont think it will happen to much for us to take a stand against

Freedom?


Daniel-Same as above
Ricky - cost a buckOfive once agian freedom aint free as sad as it is but there is some to the extent that we still have a freedom to say what we want to a extent makeing most of the punk culture possiable if we dident have it punk would indeed be dead


Dreams?


Daniel-Always possible! Just put your mind into it. Nothing is impossible.
Ricky - i belive everyone has them and should keep them dreams are your reason to live if you dont have ne... your that new kid on the news that killed him self couse he was 2 depressed


Punk?


Daniel-Changed my life, and i love it. Nothing can make me stop listening to this fuckn Noise haha.
Ricky - hummm its punk shit i like it that good enought for you ?

Drugs?


Daniel-FUCK DRUGS,never done them,never will.
Ricky - ive done them not my thing
Ivan- Cant live without them!


Marijuana?


Daniel-Never done it..Not against it,but not for it. At least it's something out of Nature so im 80% for it 20% against it =).
Ivan- best thing in the entire world
Ricky - hey its a fucking drug i dont care what you say and it gives me a head ache lol
Alchohol?
Daniel-GIVE ME MORE!!!!
Ricky - wanna like send me some i mean that would be cool im a bud man
Ivan- not better than marijuanaLOVE?
Daniel-Hm....have'nt had Actual love for someone other then friends..But from what i see my friends go through it must suck!!! But it also has it's benefits.
Ricky - been there done that its awsome if you got the right girl i love you puta mal cojida and you know who you are


Animals?


Daniel-Got three:Two brother's and a sister. Hhahaha nah well i dont got any animals.. I eat meat but i respect animals i wouldnt hurt one.
Ivan- i eat them and wear them
Ricky - love them got a dog's and cat's love them... dont eat much meat at all thou


Food?


Daniel-GOOD!
Ivan- animals
Ricky - yummm pass me a pizza and im a happy mother fucker


Us Government?


Daniel-Fuck the U.S Government.. But like Ricky said below me This government really does give more freedoms then other fucked up countries.But still FUCK THIS GOVERNMENT.
Ricky - lame but we do have some great amount of freedom still

What can you say about George W. Bush?

Daniel-Fuck him,Dumb piece of shit.
Ricky - humm fuck head


What can you say about W.T.O.(World Trade Organization).?


Daniel-Hmmmm let's see.. I dont really know much about it other then that they help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business, and that they have violated many Human Rights..So i guess for that FUCK W.T.O
Ricky - humm i dont know much about that sorry but i guess i could read up about it and tell you later ;)

Can you tell us about your album? discography?

Daniel-Ok here we go...Demo 2005-5 tracks of D beatDemo 2006-8 tracks of even LOUDER D BEAT!Release in Progress are:ANFO/ALTERNATE SYSTEM 7" SPLIT S/T20 TRACK CD BY CONTAGIUM RECORDS.The new recordings we just finished for the Anfo split sound fucking amazing. Loud Distorted Fucking D beat out of Southern California.. 4 Tracks..2 titles in English 2 in Spanish.
Ricky - its fucking great wish i coulda sang some but i wasnet there like allways when the vocals are layed down lol but you should get it its awsome sounds great

anything to promote?

Daniel-Anfo/Alternate System S/T 7" Split. more info in
www.myspace.com/alternate systemwww.myspace.com/peruanfo
Ricky - humm buy the new record its going 2 be awsome awsome awsome humm o yeah check out my friends bands Medic AND Dead/Meat great stuff


Any lastwords to say?

Daniel-Disbeat till Deafness!!!! And thanks to All of you who have supported us for these past 3 years. Really you guys are awesome,if it wasn't for you guys this band wouldve never actually played a damm show. And thank you for interviewing us. I hope People in your town like us Maybe we can go over there sometime in the near future. Good luck to you and everyone who runs this Fanzine!!!
Ricky - hummm if i knew i had to studie for this i porbly would have lol but yeah i did the best i could you dont agree with me thats tuff and to FUCKING BAD i dont get in your shit so dont jump on mine thanks it was fucking awsome answering these for you hope you all get this o yeha wanna thank my mom for haveing me and supporting me thats it leave me alone.
Ivan- Listen to ALTERNATE SYSTEM

REpost:WAR


Last week the world saw the scenes of the Israeli military allowing children to send "with love" wishes - onto artillery shells as they were about to be fired into Lebanese towns. As the world responded with disgust ... Israel said that they regretted such an incident.



Well here we are another week later ... and guess what ???





Now the Israeli settlers are getting in on the act ....






Oh, better cover our ears ....







Well it looks like the innocent Lebanese kids received their messages and well wishes ....





- Also it is a good thing that the U.S. rushed shipped some more missles to Israel .... we don't want the Lebanese children to go without presents for too long.