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There's no official title yet for the grandest concert of the year. Buddy suggested, "Group Hug" while Ely simply said, "Eraserheads Live." The Eraserheads Reunion Part 2 is not a continuation of the cut 083008 concert at The Fort. They will be playing more than 20 'something' songs with a bunch of songs they played last concert still in the line-up.
While fans still want it at The Fort, MTV and the sponsors which include Smart and SM, has chosen the Mall of Asia concert grounds which is bigger than that of The Fort. If there were 50,000 in the crowd last year, MOA can definitely accommodate more. Maybe fans are just sentimental about the fact that they want the continuation to happen at the same venue. Hey, it's a brand new set anyway. Wherever Eheads may be, fans will still flock together.
Tickets are priced at Php3000, 1300 and 300, but there will be no SVIP and VIPs. Details on where to buy tickets will be announced very soon.
The band, Ely and Buddy particularly love the timing of the Part 2 concert. "Sooner is better. The excitement is still there."
Ely said they want it to be different, "Sabi ko nga if it's possible make it better... better sound, better production, better performance... most definitely it will be different. Alam mo naman kami hindi kami umuulit."
When asked about his health, Ely said he is in good condition, better. He exercise, well "not really." (hehe) But he will get enough rest prior to the concert.
Excited na si Ely, Buddy, Markus and Raymund. So fans, let's group hug on the concert and so they'll follow, like Buddy said.
March 7 na bukas!!!
CELEBRATED as the songwriter of a generation, Ely Buendia is not nonchalant about his popularity; but he doesn’t go on an ego trip either. He has gotten so used to fame that it’s become part of his equation.
It is no longer his need, it is now his norm. Brown eyes: check. Black hair: check. Ten fingers and toes: check. Famous: check.
That’s the mic test spiel before he walked out of Diliman over a decade ago. His every gesture seems to come with a mantra—“This is how it’s been and this is how it is, pour me some wine.”
Buendia is an extraordinary songwriter who seems to know the plight of everyday people who worry about ordinary things. He wrote songs that made people say, “Oo nga ano!” and “Ako rin ganyan!” Of him, fellow musician Raymund Marasigan said, “His songs came out in buckets.” And, I suppose, a generation is all the better for it.
What Buendia doesn’t seem to know is that he has the makings of a perfect politician. His songs have rhetoric that can touch life and inspire action; he is clear and enigmatic at the same time.
These are traits a Senate hopeful will kill for.
Buendia is gifted. His songwriting stance is generous, his works have given and continued to give comfort, solace, guidance, relief, hope.
The clamor to see or hear him live has not waned. He doesn’t need to curse onstage to look cool. He doesn’t need to pop a neck vein to prove his passion before an audience. He has no ghost writer, no lawyer executive assistant to make him “look better.” He doesn’t need PR monikers like “Men in Black,” “Spice Boys,” or “Ely-Obama-rama.” He really just wears shades at night to prevent headaches before the klieg lights.
One can say he is the perfect political animal precisely because he doesn’t want to be one.
So what can a politician learn from Ely Buendia?
Simple things: If you’ve got it, produce it. If you do produce it, share it. If people benefit from the work, do it again. One more song. One more project. Improve one more life and be honest while you’re at it. Fight with colleagues if you have to. Make amends, then reunite for one big gig. Face mortality squarely and carry on. Lead. Follow. Admit. Start. End. Start again. But ultimately, perform.
This very long SMS conversation with the Eraserheads frontman will tell you just that.
I know only the adult level-headed Ely. Were you out of control when you were younger? You’re so mellow now.
The only crazy stuff I did when I was younger was some substance abuse. I thought I was Superman then. I was also unprofessional as hell.
Do you write songs for yourself, as self-expression, or do you have some purpose or message to give?
All my songs have been about or inspired by real people. In that sense I tend to refer to my early work as “folk music.” But there was also a marketing angle to that (laughs). I wanted my band to make it and it was obviously the best language to use. But few people realize that the way I write now is the way I wrote in college. So it’s more real, in a way.
So does that mean “greater sincerity” in your present-day works?
I guess so.
I have a theory that in this world, it’s your son who knows you best.
Hmm, Eon certainly knows which buttons to push. He knows how to make me laugh. That’s very astute.
If one goes through all your songs, will he or she get to know you?
I like a bit of mystery, so I don’t exactly air out my laundry, if you know what I mean. Especially in my songs.
You seem to have a grave understanding of human nature. Love and life even. It’s almost like you understand people well and know what they go through.
I can’t really say I understand people. In fact, I’m socially retarded.
I’m almost sure fame was not/still not in your agenda. But did it mess with your existence? You seem so fragile and introverted, is this pre-fame or fame-caused?
To be honest, when you’re young, fame and validation are the only thing on your mind, all the more if you’re an introvert like me. Music was a great way to attain that without really changing who you are.
Did you ever consider your work as a songwriter as some form of public service?
Yes, in so far as it entertains people, I do think it’s public service.
Well, I agree. To a certain extent—far from the Revillame way, mind you—entertainment can be considered public service...let’s talk about life and death. What became your focus when you stared at mortality?
Well what do you do when death comes knocking? I just turned the volume up. (laughs)
What song should we play in your funeral?
“Staying Alive” by the BeeGees.
Recently I found out a lot about you. Your mom cut your hair even during the Eraserheads heydays. You won Mr. Molave (UP Dorm beauty tilt for men), and you’d occasionally wear your shirts inside out.
Where’d you get that info?
I asked Raymund (Marasigan).
Yeah, I had to improvise or else I’d run out of clothes.
Akala ko sa maong lang ‘yun. Did you know there’s a new product on the market that deodorizes jeans? It makes your jeans still smell nice even if you’ve worn it for the third time. Ang galing ‘no?
Totoo ba yan?
Oo, “Gram Zero” ang brand.
Sayang, ngayon lang naimbento.
Raymund also said that your initial bandmates were really skilled jazz musicians, technically you downgraded by being with them (the Eraserheads: Zabala, Adoro, Marasigan) because they could barely play.
It wasn’t just me ditched, there were three other guys. Yes, I couldn’t keep up with those jazz players anyway. Punk rock is punk rock.
Anyway, do you still want to be an architect? Don’t you think with the memories you built for the teens since the ’90s, para ka na ring architect? Teka, ang pangit nung analogy na yon, sige ‘wag mo na lang sagutin.
Ang galing nga eh!
Do you slave over songs or do they come easy?
If I have a hard time with a song, I store it until it comes easy.
Cool! Alam mo, I thought you were tired earlier, so I texted someone the same question (if you slaved over songs) he said, “Ely’s songs just came out by the buckets. He’d play it for us with just an acoustic guitar. He wasn’t particularly keen on making demos. I never saw him work too hard on them, as far as I can tell if it didn’t work, he just moved on to the next song.” Sa newlywed game, panalo kayo.
Who said that?
(laughs) That’s funny… It’s true.
After a song is recorded and sealed, do you find yourself saying, “Parang puwede pang i-revise ‘yon ah,” or are most songs “finished” as soon as they’re done.
Kung puwede lang i-revise lahat ng songs, gagawin ko.
You can always improvise and revise the songs eventually.
Yeah, ‘yun na nga lang ginagawa ko, I improvise and revise during live performances.
Noong German classes sa Diliman, people barely saw you study but you still did well.
I only remember “Hast du feuer?” (Do you have a lighter?) and “Warum nicht?” (Why not?)
Ako “Wie heisen sie.” (What’s your name?) and I still know how to count to four.
I can name at least 10 politicians who wished they were Ely Buendia. I know they do, considering the extent of his fame and slam-dunk influence on the daily lives of the voting population.
I also believe the opposite—I don’t think Buendia would want to be any of them.
Read on (source):
Eraserheads' 2nd reunion gig set for March 7
01/16/2009 | 10:26 PM
MANILA, Philippines – The Eraserheads will do a second reunion concert on March 7, either Bonifacio Global City open field or the the Mall of Asia grounds, according to MTV Philippines marketing director, Ronald Esguerra.
"We guarantee a whole concert this time," Esguerra said in a interview aired on Friday over "News on Cue," QTV's late evening newscast. "Fit na si Ely [Buendia, the bandleader]."
The first reunion concert, staged Aug. 30, 2008, at the Bonifacio Global City, had to be cut halfway through, because Buendia, the band's 38-year-old guitarist and lead singer, suffered a heart attack, his second, and had to rushed to a hospital for an angioplasty.
Since then, his bandmates – drummer Raimund Marasigan, bassist Buddy Zabala, and lead guitarist Marcus Adoro – have repeatedly said they would welcome another gig, once Buendia recovers.
"They have prepared a good lineup of songs," Esguerra said. "This is going to be like the performance of their life for a long time."
The Buendia, Marasigan, Adoro, and Zabala were four students of the University of the Philippines when they formed the Eraserheads back in 1989. After about 2 years of doing the rock club circuit, the group broke through mainstream consciousness with the song "Pare Ko."
Their rise to fame speeded up in July 1992 shortly after they released their first album, "Ultraelectromagneticpop!", through BMG Pilipinas. That album turned into sextuple platinum, with sales reaching 300,000 copies.
The band, hailed as "The Beatles of the Philippines" by some critics, broke up sometime in March 2002, a year after they released their last album as a group, "Carbon Stereoxide." - GMANews.TV