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.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Check out Ramon Vecina's photojournalism memoirs book!

Ramon Vecina has been friend since I returned to media in 2006 (after a long sabbatical since I was either abroad or in an entirely different industry). last Sunday, February 21, he gave me a copy of his photo book titled, Memoirs: Ramon Vecina 60 Years of Impact Photojournalism. It's a thick book containing photos form his coverage Philippine politics, lifestyle and entertainment, sports, and well, real life. While many of the photos could have been cleaned up since the original negatives from coverages (such as the Plaza Miranda bombing in the 1970s) and beauty pageants don't exist anymore, they are still something to glean. 

This is a good time capsule of the events that have captivated our lives and we should consider ourselves fortunate that Mon Vecina was there to capture them for us to appreciate and learn from.

Memoirs cost PhP500 and you may contact Tito Mon at this number 0977 815 6912.

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