I used to be intimidated of Carla Adlawan. Most know her as one of the bubbliest and friendliest people in the world, but my high school memory of her is as the guitarist of the metal band called Dysmenorrhea. Imagine a six foot rocker chick head banging like a possessed demon, while playing a dropped tuning heavy metal guitar. That’s how I remember her.
This is part two of the Spark Fest Cebu conference episode. If you haven’t listened to part one (What I learned about Failure, Loneliness, and Red Lizard), you can listen to it right after this one. There’s no need to listen in chronological order to get value out of this episode.
As mentioned in the previous post, Spark Fest Cebu is an opportunity to spend time with people you can learn from. In this episode, you’ll hear from the likes of Ara Chawdhury, Jude Gitamondoc, Monica Villarica, Cecilia Martinez-Miranda, Cattski, Lynn Pinugu, Mel Yan, Cham Lopez, and Carlo Delantar.
Conferences like the Spark Fest Cebu is an opportunity to spend time with people you can learn from. Not only will you be able to hear from the likes of Steve Benitez of Bo’s Coffee, but you can hang out and mingle with many likeminded people who attend the conference. People who are trying to learn as much as you are, people who are in the same place in their journey as you are.
Introducing the Official Lyric Video of Kiss & Disappear by Vincent Eco.
We’ve long been fans of Vincent Eco. So much so that we’ve featured him way back in 2016 and again a few months ago. We even jumped at the chance to collaborate with 22 Tango Records on Vincent Eco merchandise.
Which is precisely why I’m glad we recorded a conversation with my friends from Rescue A Hero. Initially, I was worried. Most of our conversations veered towards nonsense, but I didn’t give them enough credit, the recording turned into a fun get together with moments of honesty and reflection.
Rescue A Hero is a band that started in 2007 composed of Mark “Mcoy” Cortes, Jeremie Lim, Jason Almendras and Carlo Villarica. We gigged as often as we could till 2012. Eventually, real life took over and Mcoy left for New Zealand. Shortly after, Jeremie eventually moved to Singapore then to America, and Jason moved to Manila.
This is what it felt like when I interviewed my really good friend Mark “Mcoy” Cortes. He is the founder of the band Rescue A Hero and an early pioneer of skate in Cebu. I’ve spent countless hours hanging out and making music with the dude, but this conversation still surprised me as he shared what he has been going through over the years. For those of you who know Mcoy, it won’t surprise you to know that this episode is full of interesting stories.