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 Art of a Beautiful Game by Chris Ballard
The game has needed a smart, witty, cool-eyed deconstruction for decades. Now it's here.
CDs in my collection: B.R.M.C. by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
It's a good American band doing a good American album - stupid crap punk like Blink 182 and Sum 41 be damned.
DVDs in my collection: Beyond the Lighted Stage
Aficionados will be gripped, while those not attracted to the sounds will be charmed by the characters.
Magazines: Fortune, Discovery Channel magazine, Sports Illustrated, and World Soccer.
Comic books: The X-Men titles, The Ultimates, Captain America, The Avengers titles, Daredevil, Fables, Tom Strong, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The Rocketeer, Astro City, The Walking Dead, and Aquaman.
Other stuff that I like but is no longer around: Nexus, Sandman Mystery Theater, Starman, Big Bang Comics, Leave It To Chance, and Promethea.
At Yankee Stadium
After I watch a game in Anfield then I can die a happy man.