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Rivermaya jam: Bamboo, Mike Elgar & Mark Escueta
Every year we have this tradition of a Post New Year’s party with friends. I wasn’t able to have it in my house this year because it’s a mess and I’ve been so busy. Plus the Elgars have this new beautiful house we’re trying to take advantage of using, haha! Since our schedules only permitted that we meet yesterday, everyone made it a trio birthday party, since it was Mark’s birthday last January 9.
If you remember the last time I attended Mark’s birthday party, it was a surreal experience seeing Bamboo there and how great friends they all still are. I am a Rivermaya fan, mainly because if it weren’t for the music, I wouldn’t be in this simple spot in my career, probably stuck behind a desk at a law office. Whenever I start the year with Rivermaya, there’s always something epic that happens. Always. And by the title of this post, you already know why.
It all started when Bamboo picked up a guitar…
Funny thing was, around the same time Japs was signing this “Rivermaya Greatest Hits” album which I had and I know that mostly contains tracks which Bamboo sang on.
Mike Elgar joins in…
and then the jam started happening….
and there are the Paolo Valenciano moments…. Fans are selfish, so I’m using you. SORRY. HAHAHA
I wasn’t expecting this to happen. Well most of the time, I don’t actually anticipate the pictures that I take… Maybe a little bit. HOWEVER, this is something that I did not expect. I wasn’t really planning on taking videos and I didn’t have enough memory on me, so pardon the chopped up songs. I’m actually glad that they played “Elesi” my uber favorite Rivermaya song, and hearing Bamboo sing the line, “Ibinulong mo kaibigan, Ako ang iyong liwanag sa dilim” was worth it… and then the only others I was able to take a video was “Panahon na naman”, then “Kisapmata”…. They played a couple of more Rivermaya songs, “Flowers”, “Princess of Disguise” and “Himala” (with Paolo Valenciano)
I was all red and almost in tears. The past couple of days haven’t been living up to par in terms of being happy and then moments like these happen. I wanted to record Bamboo singing Radiohead’s “High and Dry” and “Karma Police” or the mash-up of U2′s “Sunday Bloody Sunday together with Bamboo’s Tatsulok” but then I had to really pick the songs I needed to record because what better time for me to bring a small memory card, right? It sucked but I’m just thankful I got to keep some memories.
When we we’re all going home Bamboo said in a British accent, “LET US ALL BID GOODBYE TO THE ELGARS OF THE NORTH!” Hahahaha! Living in the south, I know Mike and She’s house is quite far but their house is just so beautiful the parties there are always worth the trip!
So here’s like the chopped up 7 minutes of heaven that happened last night:
Everytime I decide I would record a song, my camera would say “CARD FULL” and I could never start or complete a song. I was actually praying that they wouldn’t sing 214 because I will really cry since I no longer have memory…. So maybe next year? Hahaha
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