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Somebody post this to Circus ML which was from Ms. Jessica Zafra's blog (interview with Ely, January 2008)
Bald hairdressers and the afterlife of pork chops
> By Jessica Zafra
> Recently a jeep parked in front of my building and started blasting out Ang Huling El Bimbo by The Eraserheads. Generally I do not enjoy having music played outside my window with the bass and treble cranked all the way up. However, on this occasion my urge to drop an anvil on the parked vehicle was overridden by three thoughts. One: I love that song. Two: I haven't heard that song in years. Three: I wondered what Ely was up to. Then I realized that the last time I interviewed Ely was about a lifetime ago, in 1994 or `95. So I send him a text message, he replies at 2 a.m., and one e-mail later, I get the answers. (At the time of the previous interview, we did not have SMS or e-mail. Imagine that.)
> Ely Buendia was the songwriter and singer of the hysterically popular, hugely influential, now-defunct band The Eraserheads. He now fronts the band Pupil, whose second album "Wild Life" is now in stores.
> When you had a heart attack, did your life flash before your eyes? Was it in color or black white? Was it a montage, or just one key memory?
> Ely BUENDIA: Alas, I was lucid the whole time. Not nearly enough drama for a quick trip down afterlife street. That afternoon's lunch of three greasy pieces of pork chop did enter my mind, though.
> Do you put your iPod on shuffle, or do you create playlists for each occasion?
> Generally I'm an album person, but I do have an all-classical playlist and `70s soft rock on standby during traffic and sleepless nights.
> What was the first album you bought with your own money? Do you still listen to it?
> The Cure's "The Head on the Door." I give it a spin now and then.
> As a child, did you know you would become famous one day?
> Absolutely. They were already calling me a legend back then.
> As a Beatles fan, would you see The Killing of John Lennon (a recent biopic about Lennon's assassin, Mark David Chapman)? Was there ever a time that you thought a fan would do you bodily harm? I remember a fan letter from a girl who said that if you wouldn't sleep with her, she would kill (Eraserheads guitarist) Marcus.
> I would because I heard it was good. When I left the Eheads and the backlash hit, there were moments when I thought "Wait a minute, this could happen to me..." But you think "Nah, this is the Philippines! " But then you read and hear stuff and then you say, "This COULD happen to me!"
> To that fan I now say, "I AM NOT GOING TO SLEEP WITH YOU."
> So much has been said about your rift with your former bandmates, but what is your fondest memory of the Eraserheads?
> Recording "POP-U" with Robin Rivera at the UP Faculty Center.
> If you had seen the David Lynch movie before you borrowed the title, would you still have called the band Eraserheads?
> If it was a movie about a bald hairdresser I still would have used it. The title is that cool.
> You were a film major, and you've written a screenplay. When do you plan on making a movie?
> Arthur Penn (Bonnie and Clyde) directed his first film when he was in his 50's. Which is to say I'm not really in a hurry to do it. I've done my share of directing music videos and my love for the craft hasn't waned one bit. However I don't see myself juggling two careers. I want the music chapter of my life closed before I begin a new one. Writing my first screenplay was a good learning experience, but as you can attest, it suffered from contemporary Filipino cinema's penchant for too much explanation. The second draft will be almost dialogue-free. I'd like to make movies that are unique takes on different genres, much like Kubrick did.
> Are there any movies you would kill to have made? What was the last Tagalog movie you saw and really liked?
> Would've killed to have made Manila by Night. (I liked) Bad Bananas Sa Puting Tabing.
> How do you respond to the people who say your best work is behind you?
> These people shall stay behind me, along with my best work.
> You go to the movies, and some guy sitting behind you starts braying into his phone. What do you do?
> Give him a chance. It might be an emergency.
> I have a theory that people who very rarely cry in real life cry at the movies. What movies have you cried at?
> Recently, Music and Lyrics. Yes, the one with the huge grant.
> You also do cartoons. Are there any graphic novelists you admire?
> Haven't done any cartoons lately. Maybe when somebody offers me a job? Frank Miller and Art Spiegelman.
> The Julie Taymor movie Across The Universe features the music of the Beatles. How would you feel about a movie musical featuring the songs of the Eraserheads?
> They should call it Across the University Avenue.
Ano kaya kung may biopic ang Eraserheads?
Ramon Bautista as Marcus Adoro!
LIMITED EDITION DOG TAGS AT CAFE MARY GRACE
Get the limited edition Ako Mismo Dog Tags available in all Cafe Mary Grace Outlets.
Dog tags will be sold for Php400 and comes with free rubber silencers.
Huhuhu, ang mahal.
PICTURES OF FAKE AKO MISMO DOG TAGS
Dear AKO MISMO members,
We are uploading pictures of the fake dog tags and other items like bags that are being sold by unscrupulous people who have no connection with us at AKO MISMO. The bag design was taken from one of our posters for the DOG TAG DAY event and does not have ours or our talents’ (Angel Locsin, Ely Buendia, Maxene Magalona) permission.
The fake dog tags are easy to spot as they use stickers bearing a bad copy of our logo design over a metal dog tag. Some are made of wood.
Please be warned that the only merchandise we are selling are dog tags and Team Manila Tshirts and lanyards which are currently being sold at Team Manila stores in Rockwell 2nd floor, Mall Of Asia 2nd floor, Crossings Trinoma, BelAir Makati store (146b Jupiter) and by July 15, in Trinoma 3rd floor. Team Manila will also be carrying our dog tags, both the regular and premium edition, by 2nd week of July.
Our dog tags are currently also being sold in the following outlets:
1. Mail and More outlets
2. Café Mary Grace in Serendra, Trinoma, and Ermita, and in Mary Grace kiosks in 10 major malls
3. Lobby of Two World Square building, Mckinley Hill, the Fort, Taguig
We have also authorized our beneficiary partners World Vision, Dynamic Teen Company, PLDT Smart Foundation, and Caritas Manila and DDB Cares to sell our dog tags. You may contact us to report any counterfeits you see being sold by emailing us at email@example.com. You may also contact us for fast action on your dog tag purchases at this email address.
To our members who have waited patiently for genuine dog tags to reach their locations and are still waiting patiently today, we express our deepest gratitude. We will be deploying nationwide the second batch by no later than 2nd week of July.
We ask your help to call the attention of people you know or see buying the fake dog tags. Supporting unethical and unauthorized selling activity through purchases of fake dog tags and other merchandise is simply against the principles of AKO MISMO. Sadly, it also deprives the charities and socio-civic organizations of the much needed funds we are raising through the sale of genuine dog tags.
The AKO MISMO dog tag is a symbol of our commitment to create positive change in this country. As many of you have expressed, it is not just a fashion accessory. We hope that you will help us in our crusade to stop this proliferation of fakes by telling your friends and warning everyone about the counterfeits taking advantage of our cause. Also we encourage you to partner your dog tags with your pledges on our site as a genuine gesture of your commitment to the movement.
Mga ka-mismo, tayo mismo ang magbantay ng lahat ng ating pinahahalagahan sa kilusang ito!
hehe, saya naman dito, dami ng posts!!!
sorry sa typo. nasanay kasi ako sa RAIMZ. haha,
nalilito din ako kasi iba-iba nakikita kong spelling.
sarap mag BR,
na miss ko to.
tagal mag load ng thread,
ano bang meron?
grabe noh, for a good cause na nga yung mga dogtags, nabiktima pa ng pirata.. tzk tzk!
wow.. thread 4 na pala, ngayon lang ako napadaan, haha..
^good cause talaga, pati yung DVD good cause yun kaya SMART utang na loob.. ilabas na yan..
at top 8 pala ko..
wow! thread 4!!!
sarap balik balikan nung thread 1!
Malapit na anniv natin
anubah yung mga tao! may 40php naman na dogtags bibili pa ng japeyks! argh. siguro kailangan din magbenta ng original dog tags (kahit yung tig-40) lang sa mga lugar tulad ng divisoria, quiapo, hahahaha para walang laban mga pirata
Pero alam nyo, pissed off na ko sa pricing ng dog tags. Dapat yung tig 40 na lang binenta nila. Mentality talaga ng Pinoy. Nawawaala na ang core ideal ng Ako Mismo nang dahil sa dog tags na yan, parang nahihiya na tuloy ako isuot yung tags ko.
hehe. kulit ng interview, as always.
dapat mawala na yang mga fake na dogtags.
papalitan ko sana yung spelling sa front page,
pero di na pala pwede. hehe.
sino nanood ng SOP last sunday?
i heard nandun daw yung PUPIL,
tinugtog yung different worlds.