Hang the DJ February 9, 2010Posted by Richard Bolisay in Music.
Well, I couldn’t think of any fitting comparison aside from what I have always thought: blogs are like bands. You create them, you spend time with them, you write entries like composing a song, you jazz them up with photos and widgets like arranging a symphony, and in the end you tell your friends about it.
In short, it’s an endeavor—an attempt—a musical project like Spencer Krug’s Moonface or Raimund Marasigan’s Squid 9. Most of them are “solo” efforts, complete with a cool moniker, like Zachary Condon’s Beirut, Karin Andersson’s Fever Ray, or Justin Vernon’s Bon Iver; or “side” projects, like Ben Gibbard’s Postal Service, Jack White’s Dead Weather, or Dave Grohl’s Them Crooked Vultures. But in essence, it’s all about finding the right outlet for things, finding the right group to fit in, and finding the right people to collaborate with.
And that’s what makes the third blog all the more exciting. If I may say it in the vernacular, Kalebel niya ang Broken Social Scene sa pagiging collaborative! (Well I hope, in terms of quality too, hehe)
Yeah, I clap my hands and say yeah.
Hang the DJ‘s maiden issue is finally out. Album and track reviews from pop to hip-hop, from indie to R&B, from American Idol to SXSW, and from old releases to the new: they’re here. Featuring contributions from Faye Balanon, Thor Balanon, Rex Baylon, Richard Bolisay, Dodo Dayao, Ayn Marie Dimaya, Megan Diño, Glenn Ituriaga, Je Lapegera, Julius Maraya, Andrea Nicola, Monchito Nocon, Oliver Ortega, KZ Otarra, Kate Pedroso, Frances Mae Ramos, Juno Barbra Streisand, RM Topacio-Aplaon, Leo Ray Valencia, and Janina Vistan.
* Images courtesy of Megan Diño