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.
This was intended to be a short video interview since I did a lengthier one with Miguel and his dad Tom earlier. I just got this for blog purposes. The longer story will appear in an upcoming issue of Business Mirror.
I work for Mindshare Philippines where I handle public relations (throw in a lot of marketing and activation ideas) for Gatorade and soon Mountain Dew and Quaker Oats.
I currently write regularly for Business Mirror; ph.nba.com; philstar.com; pba.inquirer.net; and abs-cbnnews.com. I also have been frequently contributing of late to FHM, Men's Health, SHOT, and Futbol Balita magazines. I have also written and contributed to a whole bunch of newspapers, magazines, and websites. Not to mention senate research papers.
I am the media officer for the Clear Dream Match, Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup and the National Basketball Training Center.
I do PR consultancy for a variety of clients that I do not want to divulge.
My blog, Bleachers' Brew, serves as a hub for many of my writings (but not all as there are some that are exclusive).
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: Prince Valiant Vol. 1 by Hal Foster (Fantagraphics)
CDs in my collection: Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too by New Radicals
My fave bands/musicians
British Sea Power, Rancid, Pearl Jam, Tool, Broken Social Scene, Dave Matthews Band, U2, 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, X, 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, My Sad Captains, Ballet School, the Smiths, and New Order.