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 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 for Business Mirror; ph.nba.com; philstar.com; pba.inquirer.net; and abs-cbnnews.com. But I have 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.
Comics in my collection: Daytripper by Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon
What are the most important days of your life? Meet Brás de Oliva Domingos. The miracle child of a world-famous Brazilian writer, Brás spends his days penning other people's obituaries and his nights dreaming of becoming a successful author himself—writing the end of other people's stories, while his own has barely begun. But on the day that life begins, would he even notice? Does it start at 21 when he meets the girl of his dreams? Or at 11, when he has his first kiss? Is it later in his life when his first son is born? Or earlier when he might have found his voice as a writer? Each day in Brás's life is like a page from a book. Each one reveals the people and things who have made him who he is: his mother and father, his child and his best friend, his first love and the love of his life. And like all great stories, each day has a twist he'll never see coming... In Daytripper, the Eisner Award-winning twin brothers Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá tell a magical, mysterious and moving story about life itself—a hauntingly lyrical journey that uses the quiet moments to ask the big questions.
CDs in my collection: The Best of James by James
Talk about your oblique strategies. With a stealth that would make the most cunning panther proud, in its serpentine career the English collective James has accumulated one of the most impressive song catalogs around.
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.
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.