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: One Night in Turin by Pete Davies
The first volume of PETER PANZERFAUST, the critically acclaimed reimagining of the Peter Pan story set in the backdrop of World War II France. Peter leads a band of orphans in their desperate attempt to escape the city of Calais as the Nazi army presses its advance deeper into the country. With impossible odds against them, the Lost Boys survive a series of dangerous adventures on their road to Paris, and to freedom.
CDs in my collection: Marley
If you have lots of Bob Marley and the Wailers music as I do, you may already have many of these tunes in your collection. Having said that, some of the mixes seem to be new and if you like them, this CD may be worth it to you to purchase.
DVDs in my collection: Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
Great array of material by Indie artists. Nicely balanced, with just the right amount of over the top energy, countered by more acoustic material. Don't be afraid of unfamiliar band names! The music speaks loudly, and softly for itself. Even the most familiar artist, Vampire Weekend, does a tasty rejoinder to their self-titled debut album.
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.