Saturday, September 26, 2009

Intake Interview

What is today's date?

Who is the President?

How great a danger do you pose, on a scale of one to ten?

What does "people who live in glass houses" mean?

Every symphony is a suicide postponed, true or false?

Should each individual snowflake be held accountable for the

Name five rivers.

What do you see yourself doing in ten minutes?

How about some lovely soft Thorazine music?

If you could have half an hour with your father, what would you
say to him?

What should you do if I fall asleep?

Are you still following in his mastodon footsteps?

What is the moral of "Mary Had a Little Lamb"?

What about his Everest shadow?

Would you compare your education to a disease so rare no one
else has ever had it, or the deliberate extermination
of indigenous populations?

Which is more puzzling, the existence of suffering or its frequent

Should an odd number be sacrificed to the gods of the sky, and an
even to those of the underworld, or vice versa?

Would you visit a country where nobody talks?

What would you have done differently?

Why are you here?


Wheeling Motel
Alfred A. Knopf

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Happy Mondays LXI

featured readers for the 61sth installment of the bi-weekly Happy Mondays Poetry Nights tomorrow, September 21 @ mag:net cafe Katipunan are as follows:

1. Nikko Vitug
2. Wincy Ong
3. Johanna Fernandez
4. Angelo Suarez
5. Lawrence Bernabe
7. JC Casimiro
8. Khavn Dela Cruz
9. Keith Cortez
10.Jonar Sabilano
11.Waps San Diego
12. Mikael Co

*plus other special guest Patrick Rosal, Krip Yuson, Marne Kilates, and Jimmy Abad.

*readings start promptly at 8pm followed by the Open Mic sessions @ 930pm-10pm.

*for those interested in reading during the open mic, we will leave a sign-up sheet with Rogel, the bar tender of mag:net cafe. please feel free to sign up and read your work. :)

10pm onwards, Happy Mondays Acoustic Night featuring:

Roberto Nicolas
Johanna Fernandez w/ Tonight We Sleep
Patience, Dear Juggernaut

FREE ADMISSION the whole evening. Kitakits po tayo. :)

*photo courtesy of

Friday, September 18, 2009

Everclear: A '90s Alternative Music Tribute

re-living the anthems, rarities, and indie ditties of the '90s. From Better Than Ezra and Toad The Wet Sprocket to Mad Season and The Breeders.

Featuring performances by The Moves, Waps and Kael, Patience, Dear Juggernaut, and Taggu nDios.

We'll be spinning classic '90s grunge and alternative music as well.

9pm onwards, Saturday, September 19, 2009.

FREE ADMISSION the whole evening. kitakits po tayo. :)

"swim up past the breakers
watch the world die"

-- Santa Monica

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Happy Mondays LX: Launch of L. Lacambra Ypil's First Book of Poems

Multi-awarded poet and Ateneo professor Lawrence Lacambra Ypil launches his first book of poems, The Highest Hiding Place, tomorrow, Monday, September 7, 2009 at Mag:net Katipunan as part of the 60th installment of the bi-weekly Happy Mondays Poetry Nights.

Collecting the poems that have won for Ypil the Carlos Palanca Awards and the Free Press Awards among others, The Highest Hiding Place charts the author’s more than ten years’ exploration of the intersections of desire, displacement, and voice.

Born and raised in Cebu, Ypil teaches literature and creative writing at the Ateneo de Manila University, while keeping a bi-monthly column in Sun Star Weekend, "Dog-ears in the Wrong Notebook".

The book launch on Monday begins with a book signing and cocktails at 6:30 pm, followed by a reading of poems from the collection from 7:30 pm onwards and bands and performers after.

Joining in the celebration of the book are contemporary Filipino writers and young poets from the Ateneo. The book launch forms part of the regular Happy Mondays poetry reading at Mag:net Katipunan.

Hosting the event is Daryll Delgado.

The Highest Hiding Place is published by the Ateneo de Manila Press and will be available at the launch for only P195. For details, visit

Performing after the reading are:

Roberto Nicolas
Tonight We Sleep

FREE ADMISSION the whole evening. kitakits po tayo. :)

Saturday, September 05, 2009

YEARS LATER LX: A New Wave Music Restrospective

re-living the era of music that dared to be different, XB 102, and new wave anthems and rarities of the '80s. 9pm onwards, sept 5. lots of acoustic acts, and some spinning. a listening party devoted to the era of great lyricism and, well, bad hairstyle.

this september's installment of this monthly event features acoustic sets by:

Roberto Nicolas
Wincy The Night Away
The Superchong
Wall of Sound Jamming Session

kitakits, mga chong. :)