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CLICK TO ENLARGE: Happy Birthday HOWLIN' DAVE! birthday ng kuya ko kahapon. happy birthday dante. how does it feel to be 50? si dante ang kuyang sinundan ko. 12 years ang agwat namin at buong buhay ko, siya ang taong aking tiningala. what a gifted man. gwapong chickboy, artist, painter, singer. siya ang main influence ko sa musika. my brother also has this great speaking voice. one that i’ve envied and tried to imitate but could not. ang sabi nga ng mommy ko, boses kiki raw ako, compared to my brothers and my dad. that’s how good he is. happy birthday dante. all the best to you, as always.

i know, my relationship with my brother hasn’t been as good as i’d like it to be. it’s difficult living with and being a brother to an artist. there’s so much angst, so much conflict that goes inside gifted people’s heads. take van gogh for example. and through the years, naturally, we’ve had some skirmishes.

but right now for some weird reason, i feel a tenderness for him. a feeling of protectiveness and great love. i want to see him and give him a hug and say everything’s going to be ok. do your part and i’ll take care of you.

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  1. May nakalimutan ka pang talento ni Dante, mylab. Yung talent niyang sakyan ang mga tao, kahit na ano’ng kalagayan sa buhay, kahit na ano’ng orientation ng paniniwala, mapa-nerd, mapa-jeproks, magalang, bastos… kaya niyang kausapin at kaya niyang patawanin.

    Happy birthday Dante!

  2. i grew up recognizing well the voice of howling dave on air, and now i’m glad to know more about the man behind that voice.

    curious lang, saan niyo ba namana yung BOSES niyo ng kuya mo?

  3. Kung totoong ganoon ang boses mo=boses k.Sa narinig ko para bang napakalaking k2 naman yan,o sa audio ko lang yon. 🙂

    Dr.emer,high five tayo diyan.

  4. Jay

    Paki bato mo na lang ke Howlin Dave Happy Birthday,
    Naalala ko tuloy noong panahon namin…tatawag kami sa kanya sa rock of manila..then request kami ng ….ikaw pa rin…. by tito mina….mga batang cancerian kami at mga batang baliw sa dzrj…..laging nakasuot noong ng jacket na rj…miski isang taon ng hindi nalalabhan…hehehe..tapos isang boung kuwarto ang jingle magazine sa bahay….noon yong isang barkada ko Dante din ang pangalan ….kabertdey niya…

  5. Happy birthday Howlin’ Dave! The Philippines’ answer to Wolfman Jack! For those young guys who were either too young or were not even born yet, until the late 60’s it was not hip to be singing Filipino songs. Singers and bands played American and British songs copying it note for note and the singer trying to copy the voice. There’s the term, “plakado”. i lost a lot of records through this. Then the Juan de la Cruz band released “Ang Himig Natin”. Ayan na. we realized we can compose rock songs and it has a ready market. Then it evolved to the manila sound, and the rest is history. And Howlin Dave was part of that. Right Batjay?

  6. happy birthday sa bro mo kahit di ko alam ang ‘howling dave’ — tama si ruthie, parang di 12 years ang agwat nyo! o ha, compliment ba yun sa ‘yo? hehe

  7. Ka touch naman ang openness mo…. Weird ‘no? When you were all kids, you want to kill each other (ok that’s a strong word)… But when you all become adults, you grow closer to each other.

  8. pareng dante belated hppy bday. siguro hindi mo na ako kilala ako yung taga pangasinan na palaging sumusulat sa yo. sa tuba benguet tinawagan kita minsan. kahit na anong mangyari rock and roll pa rin tayo. buhay pa rin ang punk at ska sa akin. long live sa yo pareng Dante ang dave na umuungol

  9. kung wala si Dante, walang pinoy punk sa Pinas.
    kung wala si Dante walang Philippine Violators
    ngayon wala na si Dante, sana di nyo makalimutan
    na kung walang Dante, walang PinoyRock.

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