At long last! Ate @ArtofDebiMendez’s Christmas present from last year finally arrived! T__T ..Thank you so much #BalutiGears for creating my dream custom drum bags! Also, thank you sooo much Ate Debi, Tita Sabeth, Kuya Julius, Kuya JR, Ate Gemma and to all the people involved in making this possible! Getting the bags, keeping them safe & sound ‘til they arrived here. My gear won’t be damaged anymore. I labyu all! God bless po senyong lahat! n__n
In the midst of the Rock n Roll war zone.. Check out “The Exiles” (@The_Exiles_ROCK), playing some of your favorite tunes from the last 6 decades! ✊🎸🎶🎤🙌 | (Photos taken by: Matt Romero / Custom Bass Drum Head by: @WoodshedStageArt) | #TheExiles #Local #Band #Doha #Qatar (at Doha Rugby Football Club)
All buckled up & ready for war… Once again, thanks so much @WoodshedStageArt for this badass custom bass kick drum head!! 😊 One & only the world yo! 👊 | #Classy #Fiberskyn #CustomKickHead #Vintage #DrumHeadArt #Soldier #Desert #Drummer #Blessed
Would love to thank the guys at @WoodshedStageArt so much for finally putting life into my dream custom bass drum head! Fantastic work! You guys shoulda seen the look of my face while I opened the box! Ahaha! 😆 If you aren’t familiar with them, they’re the ones who make front bass drum heads for @BrunoMars & Bruno’s big bro drummer, @Epandagram! Take note: ‘Bruno Mars LIVE @ The Super Bowl 2014’ 😃 You guys should definitely go check ‘em out!!!
Now that “How To Train Your Dragon 2” is out… Can’t help but see my cat up on screen xD Meet Toothless’ female cat doppelganger & the spoildest cat in the house, “Meegs” ☺
Quality time w/ Ate @ArtofDebimendez’s new part time assistant and new girl-next-door (Literally. Haha), @LiezlReyeees :] (at Roger’s Diner)
"En Royale", in action last friday night @ The Pre-Independence Day Celebration in PISQ! Fun gig! 😁 Y’all did a great job! More to come! ☺ | (For video links, feel free to ask.) (at Philippine International School Qatar)
They finally arrived! These “TAMA Speed Cobra - Midnight (Limited Black Edition) twin/double pedal” and “G-Dragon Earring” are so freakin’ badass. Shoutouts to @mikeportnoyinstagram & @xxxibgdrgn for inspiring me to get them! Ever since I started playing drums, I always wondered when I’ll get myself a double pedal. Feels like my birthday came too early? :”] Thank you Lord for giving this happy kid one of his dream toys! I can not wait to take them off for a spin! ☺ Haay~ <3
Duet with @QueenCristineReyes 😍 They see me rollin’, they hatin’.. Ahaha :] | Photo credits: © June Bride (at Qatar Sports Club)
While waiting for @queencristinereyes on stage. One last round, let’s win this thing! :] #PeoplesChamp #Round
- Beat It (Demo)
Beat It (Demo)
by Michael Jackson
Demo of Beat It composed using only Michael Jackson’s voice
As Jackson couldn’t fluently play any instruments, he would sing and beatbox out how he wanted his songs to sound by himself on tape, layering the vocals, harmonies and rhythm before having instrumentalists come in to complete the songs.
One of his engineers Robmix on how Jackson worked: “One morning MJ came in with a new song he had written overnight. We called in a guitar player, and Michael sang every note of every chord to him. “here’s the first chord first note, second note, third note. Here’s the second chord first note, second note, third note”, etc., etc. We then witnessed him giving the most heartfelt and profound vocal performance, live in the control room through an SM57. He would sing us an entire string arrangement, every part. Steve Porcaro once told me he witnessed MJ doing that with the string section in the room. Had it all in his head, harmony and everything. Not just little eight bar loop ideas. he would actually sing the entire arrangement into a micro-cassette recorder complete with stops and fills.”
Reasons why I laugh when people say he wasn’t a real musician.
Music to me is like breathing. I don’t get tired of breathing, I don’t get tired of music. 🎤🎼🎵🎶 (at Qatar National Convention Centre)
…And then there was “En Royale”. Yes, that’s our official band name. A new project, A dream that became reality ☺ Big shoutouts to @TropangVincent, @Jericc29, @Xiaolin20, #JeffCastro and to the incredible, Ms. @HainaUddin! :”] We make a great time y’all~ So honored to be w/ you guys. Looking forward to more gigs ei! #GlobalVillage2014
Setting up at the rehearsals for “Global Village 2014”! xD (at College of the North Atlantic - Qatar)
With these guys @ The “Side A & Nina: Live in Qatar” Concert 😊 Probably the next big thing for Doha to lookout for? 😝 | #SideA #Nina #Live #Concert #Doha #Qatar (at Al Gharafa Stadium)