LEGENDS

kagabi, suwerta ako to be in the company of legends. narito na si binky lampano and the lampano alley sa singapore. they are part of the on-going Mosaic Music Festival that is currently being held at the ultra modern highly sosyal na Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. more than that – they are here to spread the blues to the hungry people of singapore. kagabi was just the appetizer – a symposium of sorts about what the blues is all about. and binky and the band really showed us what blues is and how blues was meant to be played. i had a great time listening to his music because it was so informal and everybody was cool.

matagal na kaming nagsusulatan ni binky. nagsimula ito nang makita ko ang website niya. natuwa ako at nag email ako sa kanya. una nagpasalamat ako dahil kumanta siya sa benefit concert para sa brain surgery of my kuya. but more than that, i wrote him because i am a big fan of his music. jet and i really love to watch binky play live because he is the ultimate stage animal who always gave everything in every performance – no holds barred, big booming voice, primal, soulful, world class. and finally we met face to face last night. we shook hands for the first time. actually, it was during the show na kinamayan niya ako. hehehe. siyempre proud na proud ako. post show – we went down to the bar and talked (and binky sang a couple of songs much to the delight of the people there). what does it feel like when the artist you really admire introduces you to his band and buys you a beer? tangina, siyempre, ang saya ko. sana lang kasama ko ang asawa ko. she would have loved to get to know binky. next to me – she is probably binky’s biggest fan. baka nga mas fan pa si jet ni binky kasya sa akin.

at siyempre, kasama ko si amor at ang isa pang up-coming legend – si jenn ang paborito nating periodista. naghahanap kasi si binky ng journalist para naman ma cover ang show nila sa press. bukod sa pagiging journalist, jenn is now a full fledged mediacorp actress. kung kayo ay taga singapore, abangan ninyo mamayang gabi sa channel 5 yung teledocumentary tungkol sa tsunami called “killer waves”. jenn plays the true to life role of a thai housewife who almost loses her two sons when the tsunami hit thailand. tandaan ninyo ha: jenn – now a name, soon a legend. hehehe. sabi ko nga kunin na rin akong actor. gusto ko rin kasing mag endorse ng “Beijing 101“, yung gamot sa pagka kalbo na parating pinapakita sa TV at dyaryo featuring singapores leading actors. anyway – sabi ko kay jenn, kahit extra lang ako (halimbawa – ako yung aapakan ni kingkong sa next movie ni peter jackson), pwede na yon sa akin.

22 thoughts on “LEGENDS

  1. Hi there Batjay, I awso saw u sa blog awards, so jus wanna drop by 2say hi. im also from singapore. Oh and btw sa pamamasyal ko d2 sa kwentong tambay i discovered na may common friend tyo si christine of hearts that care. small world talga!

    ~~~pam~~~
    p.s. bka gusto nyo palang maging host ng humor channel sa http://www.ofw-tv.com kuya? m developing d shows 4d singapore chapter eh.

  2. hey masterpamster.

    thanks for dropping by. actually magkasama kami nina tin and ron last night. we watched binky’s concert sa esplanade. sana naroon rin kayo. host ng humor channel sa OFW-TV? hehehe… tempting. pero itanong ko kay tin, hindi ako comedian in person. i do not have the sponteniety that is required to be a great host. kung gusto mo, kakanta na lang ako ng naka brief sa show ninyo. hehehe. yon nakakatawa yon. at saka dahil tinawag mo akong kuya, hindi na talaga ako papayag na mag host ng show! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

  3. Siyempre naalala ko na naman yung show niya sa Atrium mylab… same show na pinanood natin ng 2 consecutive weeksends. Nung 2nd time pa nga, medyo mas maaga tayo at inabutan natin ang bandang nasa labas at nakasalampak sa gutter. Tapos nung showtime na, nakipaggitgitan pa tayo sa kanila sa pagpasok sa pinto, at pinadaan nila tayo. Nag-excuse me pa nga sila. Remember?

    Pag kinwento mo kay Howling Dave yan, naiimagine ko na sasabihin nun. ‘Oh yeah? That’s great man!’

  4. Ay nakalimutan ko pa pala… hehe. Tinext saken ni Jenn na artista na nga siya. Eto pala yun. Naks! Sabihin mo sa kanya, pagbalik ko hingan ko siya ng autograph ha! O sige, dagdag niya sa autograph, ipagluto ulit niya tayo tapos papanoorin ko ang video nung show sa apartment nilang maganda… hehehe…

    Labyu!

  5. I can feel your excitement as you relate the story. Hopefully Jet will catch him on his next show.

    and please try that one out – who knows where it might lead you…but then if not hosting atleast writing since that is your forte. I will head your fan club promise – me & Jet…

  6. Uy blues! Alam mo namang patay na patay ako sa ganyang mga tugtugan. Sana mapakilala mo ko sa kanya at nang makapulot ako ng mga tips. Swerte mo

  7. aba! naging busy lang ako ng 1 day eh tinawag mo na kong isang alamat-to-be! well, salamat sa alamat. seriously batjay, SOBRANG TENK U SA PAG IMBITA SA MIN NI AMOR AT SA LIBRENG TIKET SA CONCERT AT SA MASARAP NA CHILLI CRAB AT WOLF BLASS CABERNET MERLOT! grabe, busog na nga ako sa magandang musika, busog pa sa pagkain, pero sa lahat, busog ako sa tawa! promise next time ako naman treat sa yo ha! nagpaalam naman ako kay mama jet na amor and i will date you eh, oo daw!

    you are THE batjay. grabe ka, sobrang down to earth mo! at sobrang kulit din! kaya mahal ka namin eh!

    (extra: papanood ko sa yo yung show. ni record ng friend ko sa dvd recorder nya. sa sabado ko makukuha!)

  8. hi pamcakes.

    subukan natin pero i am not sure if it will work. hindi nga ako nakakatawa in person. pero here are my suggestions:

    1. pwede siguro gumawa ng script so it’ll look like a monologue.

    2. i could also just rattle off a top 10 list, for instance na parang kay letterman – which i also do in my blog once in a while. or we can prepare a top 10 list then we get pinoys sa orchard road to say it on camera para mas hilarious.

    3. or maybe do a dear batjay spiel. or you can prepare a set of questions about OFW life in singapore then we will preapre a humorous response. we will get pinoys sa lucky plaza to read the letter – then i will make a humorous response.

    pagusapan natin – libre mo kami nina tin ng beef hor fun dinner sa geylang lorong 9. BWAHAHA.

    ingat,
    jay

  9. sayang tito rolly – nag tour pala sina binky all over manila para practice for their singapore show. and they rocked singapore. what a show. sana mayron silang palabas sa manila pag uwi ko ano?

  10. ang superstar ng singapore!

    hehehe… maraming salamat sa inyong pagsama sa akin. isang tawag lang ay pwede na ang mag lola. yan ang gusto ko rin sa inyo – eh kahit na medyo way over my league eh pinapansin pa rin ninyo ako. tapos nakakatawa pa kayo, matatalino at hindi masakit sa mata.

    kaya muli – isang malaking thank you sa inyong dalawa ni amor. it meant a lot that you guys were there.

  11. binky lampano jr. , blues man

    “patuloy ang buhay looban” i lke this song from binky
    meron pala siyang website, tks

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