Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.
I have many jobs and put on many hats. I work for Mindshare. I'm also a part-time teacher at the Ateneo de Manila University where I teach Journalism. I currently write for ateneo.edu, Business Mirror, nba.com/ph, philstar.com, and abs-cbnnews.com. I also do media officer/PR/consultancy work for the Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup, the Smart Club Championships, the United Football League, and the National Basketball Training Center. My blog, Bleachers' Brew, serves as a hub for many of my writings (but not all as there are some that are exclusive). I also have a 45-minute web show on the New Media Factory network called Fever Pitch. When I have free time, I listen to my collection of over 5,000 CDs, read, watch DVDs, or walk my dog around the subdivision.
My all-time favorite football team. I bleed Liverpool Red.
Books in my collection: The One-Day Contract by Rick Pitino
“So much more than another Armani suit, Pitino has done a job of psychology and salesmanship that should serve as a how-to manual for his profession.” — Chicago Sun-Times
CDs in my collection: Do You Like Rock Music by British Sea Power
My fave bands/musicians
British Sea Power, Rancid, Pearl Jam, Tool, Broken Social Scene, Dave Matthews Band, Smashing Pumpkins, Reel Big Fish, Bob Marley and the Wailers, Ra Ra Riot, Sigur Ros, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Oasis, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, The Clash, Death Cab for Cutie, Eyes Set to Kill, Mastodon, The Gaslight Anthem, Interpol, The Boxer Rebellion, Up Dharma Down, Taken By Cars, Techy Romantics, Stars, Deftones, Ivy, Seapony, Cocteau Twins, and New Order.
Magazines: Fortune, Discovery Channel magazine, Sports Illustrated, Four Four Two, and World Soccer.
Comics am reading now: Uncanny Avengers, Uncanny X-Men, Astro City, The Mysterious Strangers, Uber, Saga, Daredevil: Dark Nights, The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, Rocketeer/The Spirit, Velvet, Sidekick, Stumptown, and other indie titles.
At Yankee Stadium
After I watch a game in Anfield then I can die a happy man.