Ah~ forgive the random postings… Still not in the mood to blog on more interesting things (or better… lack of it.) ^^
Anyways speaking of the music scene, Alicia Keys is having a concert today at the SM Mall of Asia Open Field. I heard from Howie Severino’s blog about her turning down sponsorship offers from tobacco companies… which in turn relates to the upcoming reunion concert of the Eraserheads (E-heads for short :P) which is sponsored by Marlboro.
I’m an in-denial E-heads fan. Aside from my Friendster profile, I never really declared any love for E-heads. First off, I never liked Ely Buendia’s voice. Among their contemporaries from the mid-90’s, I liked Rivermaya more, more so their then frontman Bamboo’s vocals.
But what I can’t deny is their songs were the staple of my childhood. Or maybe even Fluffy’s. He’s the last person I know to line up in rock concerts or gigs but when he learned about the reunion concert, I noticed a gleam of interest in his eyes. Then he asked me about Alapaap, one of E-head’s popular songs. And I began chanting the first notes until we both knew remember how it sounds.
So to make the story short, I’m looking forward to seeing the Eraserheads in concert. I have heard them live at least once at UP Fair (which I religiously attended for the 4 years I was in college).
I heard it was free. But. Unfortunately, the concert is only for smokers. Well, at least that’s how their sponsor markets the event. I followed a link to what supposedly informs interested people on how to avail of the concert tickets. But what I landed on was a membership-only Marlboro site. (And it says that you may only become a member iff you’re a Marlboro fan, errr… smoker.)
And needless to say, I’m dismayed. I’m not sure if I’d say my hate for smoking is greater than my love for E-heads but I guess that’s it. I won’t bother to attend.