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.
Comics in my collection: Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets by David Simon
“For a detective or street police, the only real satisfaction is the work itself; when a cop spends more and more time getting aggravated with the details, he's finished. The attitude of co-workers, the indifference of superiors, the poor quality of the equipment - all of it pales if you still love the job; all of it matters if you don't.” ― David Simon, Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets
CDs in my collection: Superlolojam by Superlolojam
Retro music. The 1970s to early 80s Manila sound by these old geezers who are my classmates. Terrific stuff. The heir to P.O.T.
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, and New Order.
DVDs in my collection: The West Wing Season One
We're flying in a Lockheed Eagle series L1011. It came off the line 20 months ago. It carries a Sim-5 Transponder tracking system. Are you telling me I can still flummox this thing with something I bought at Radio Shack?
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.