It was established not-too-long-ago that my family is musically inclined.
My dad and all 4 brother punks can play guitar and a few other instruments.
When they were in high school, they were clamoring for a drum set from the parental units. But we can't afford it, and my mom doesn't aprove of a noise-making machine in the crib so they had to improvise.
And improvise they did.
Just so they can try and be like Eddie Vedder, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, and Chris Cornell (talking about the Soundgarden era here), they fashioned a drum set out out of Selecta and Magnolia Ice Cream container. And this is 100% true. They just sprung for a cymbal set and then they were good to go. They spent their weekends 'jamming' away in our garage.
Brother number 4 took music seriously and he took up music at UST for a good 5 or 6 years before throwing in the towel and decided to be a professional musikero.
This is a good anecdote, right?
Someday, when HiFi Indios gets to be interviewed by Iya Villania or Lucky Manzano at Myx, he can go like, 'I used to play the drums made from ice cream containers..." ---
This Sunday morning, brother number 3 and brother number 4 were busy discussing something while intently watching YouTube.
They next thing I know, they were calling various branches of Yamaha asking if a certain item is on stock.
We went for a nap, and when we woke up a couple of hours later, the two were nowhere to be found.
And when they returned, they were happily clutching a huge box and grinning from ear to ear.
They bough a Yamaha DD 65, which according to the Yamaha site as,
"Designed from a drummer's point of view, the DD-65 features eight touch-sensitive pads, 2 drum pedals and AUX IN for playing along with your favorite MP3 player."
V, v cool!
My son is your good old regular usisero.
Testing with his uncle.
We have another musician in the making. If he decides to go through with it, I will support him 100%.
You can never have too many musicians in a family.
This cool lifeguard shirt is not mine. This belongs to Brother Number 3, who is like our household's Joey De Leon when it comes to shirts. Watch Eat Bulaga. Joey has some of the coolest shirts I've soon.
Anyway, a couple of weeks ago, I saw him wearing a white Megatron Shirt.
So I told him that I am so gonna pilfer his shirt. Of course, he didn't hear. I told him in my head only. Hehe.
To be fair, this wasn't the first time I pilfered his shirt. When I was pregnant, I took a liking to one of his black shirts with a pink Paramita logo on it.
And my brother did not inherit the 'tall' genes in the family, like me and with his weird and picky eating habits, most of his shirts would fit me.
So today was casual Friday, and I was rooting in his closet to look for that Megatron shirt when I found the lifeguard shirt.
We are having a meeting today and the theme was summer, and suffice to say, this shirt is perfect!
Hubby visited me.
But Megatron, this is not over. I'll be seeing and wearing you another day. Soon.
Angelina Jolie to play Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta Apr 21, 2009, 10:57 PM by Nicole Sperling Categories: Books, Movie Biz
Angelina Jolie has signed on to portray crime novelist Patricia Cornwell's heroine Dr. Kay Scarpetta in a forthcoming movie from Twentieth Century Fox and its Fox 2000 division. The screenplay will be based on Cornwell's bestselling Scarpetta series of books, about the beautiful, hard-charging medical examiner who solves crimes, but it will not be focused on any one specific novel. The project has yet to hire a screenwriter or a director. Mark Gordon and Geyer Kosinski will produce.
I like Angie. I like Kay Scarpetta (especially her vulnerable nephew Lucy).
Does this bit of news elicited any excitement from me?
Eh...not really. I just can't picture Angie as Kay Scarpetta.
Kay Scarpetta is mannishly beautiful while Angie is a femme fatale.
But if they can make her up the way they did Angie on A Mighty Heart as Marianne Pearl then we'll see.