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« Reply #500 on: March 20, 2008, 12:38:33 AM »
Not me...... clearly the only reasonable character in the bunch.  :-D

I do, however, recognize the logic behind the two posers' ( :wink: ) choice of muscle shirts that day.....

...... we were tipped off that only a folding partition would separate us from the Viva Hot Babes dressing room next door. Sure enough, the strategy worked -- biceps got the proverbial foot in the door.  :-D

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« Reply #501 on: March 26, 2008, 10:28:52 AM »
Not me...... clearly the only reasonable character in the bunch.  :-D

I do, however, recognize the logic behind the two posers' ( :wink: ) choice of muscle shirts that day.....

...... we were tipped off that only a folding partition would separate us from the Viva Hot Babes dressing room next door. Sure enough, the strategy worked -- biceps got the proverbial foot in the door.  :-D

hahaha! dont forget the Kitty Girls! :P
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« Reply #502 on: March 26, 2008, 09:36:51 PM »
...... we were tipped off that only a folding partition would separate us from the Viva Hot Babes dressing room next door. Sure enough, the strategy worked -- biceps got the proverbial foot in the door.  :-D

Ha! Nakatugtog pa ba kayo niyan?  Funny thing is "hot-na-hot" ang mga tao on both sides of the partition:  one side literally, the other side figuratively.  Who's who?, bahala na kayo.  :-D
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Re: BLUE RATS....95'-present.a decade of blues
« Reply #503 on: April 26, 2008, 10:55:14 PM »
The Blue Rats going through soundcheck at the LSGH Homecoming 02/02/08

... wearing black outfits under the 3pm sun... ...whew!...






veggie joe! i just saw this pic now! thanks for posting ;)

you're right...we better rouse from our slumber. mea culpa, too many personal commitments getting in the way. may10 hobbit. see you there! :)
"When I see waste here, I feel angry on the inside. I don't approve of myself getting angry. But it's something you can't help after seeing Ethiopia." - Mother Teresa

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« Reply #504 on: May 04, 2008, 02:13:15 AM »
Taking a walk down memory lane:

i may have mentioned this in this exact same thread, but you know how some stories are for us.....they never get old! :-D

the allman brothers lineup was made up of: 2 guitarists, 1 vocalist doubling on a hammond B3, 1 bassist and 2 very distinct drummers.

2 drummers? now that's different...taking to account to what makes a band big in numbers nowadays.

usually ang nagpaparami ng band members today:

2-3 guitar players--usually the 3rd would double on keyboards or acoustic.

3-5 backup singers......and maybe 1-2 percussion players.

asides from the regular bass, drums lead guitar, keyboard and lead vocalist.


the blue rats have at one time, played a gig with twice what the allman brothers had in head count --and i am not talking about the head down there guys!

if i remember correctly it was a birthday party in batangas or puerto azul.

count it:

3 guitar players--3 beers, me and blue buddha

2 bassists--apa and percy

2 drummers--houdini and cesar

1 keyboard player--jj coloma

1 singer--tricie

1 sax--joey boy

although it was party, not many people came....there were more guys in the band that in the audience. :-D :-D :-D
« Last Edit: May 26, 2008, 07:17:34 AM by blues2death »
guitarist telling the drummer what the intro to laklak was. caught on video.at binilangan pa ang drummer 1-2...1-2-3..lol


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« Reply #505 on: May 05, 2008, 03:48:38 PM »
"The Wall Of Sound".  :-D

It was in Puerto Azul. Didn't matter that there weren't more than 50-60 people at that party.... if you recall, it was a toga party. And many of them were wearing.... only togas(!). Ok, well, a few of them had underwear too. Good views from the stage.  :wink:

Those were the days.  :roll:

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« Reply #506 on: June 10, 2008, 10:37:01 AM »
The Blue Rats at Handlebar, June 6th, 2008

(excuse my phone cam's fuzzy picture quality...)







Fun, happy gig... great crowd.

BB, now I understand why everyone else wears black - it's for the photo opps, hehehe...  else you need a diff. color of spotlight.

pictures edited to omit the wine glass at drunkdeeva's .... este, dopedeeva's feet. c",)

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« Reply #507 on: June 10, 2008, 10:45:24 AM »
OMG I was so drunk at this gig! Sooo fun. Yeah, feel free to call me drunkdeeva from now on. It worked didn't it? :)
"When I see waste here, I feel angry on the inside. I don't approve of myself getting angry. But it's something you can't help after seeing Ethiopia." - Mother Teresa

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« Reply #508 on: June 10, 2008, 11:32:20 AM »

BB, now I understand why everyone else wears black - it's for the photo opps, hehehe...  else you need a diff. color of spotlight.


Precisely why I chose not to put on "the uniform"..... didn't want to be labeled a "poseur"....  :-D

And note that angelic glow in contrast to my mates' standard "mean rock n roll vibe".... although I have to admit that the deeva's semi-black-see-through-teddy-camisole-lingerie-like-thingie fills one's imagination with somewhat less-than-angelic thoughts. Quite deliberate I'm sure.  :lol:

You have once again proven why you are the Rats' favorite official paparazzi-cum-chronicler.  :-D

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« Reply #509 on: June 10, 2008, 11:46:13 AM »
although I have to admit that the deeva's semi-black-see-through-teddy-camisole-lingerie-like-thingie fills one's imagination with somewhat less-than-angelic thoughts. Quite deliberate I'm sure.  :lol:

Couture dude, couture. :)
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« Reply #510 on: June 10, 2008, 12:03:29 PM »
Haute.... or Nought?  :lol: :lol: :lol:

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« Reply #511 on: June 10, 2008, 12:47:18 PM »
I hate you  :-D
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« Reply #512 on: June 13, 2008, 05:26:27 AM »
more pics!!!!!!!
guitarist telling the drummer what the intro to laklak was. caught on video.at binilangan pa ang drummer 1-2...1-2-3..lol

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« Reply #513 on: June 14, 2008, 05:56:06 PM »
more pics!!!!!!!

ay, the rest is for sale na.. :P
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« Reply #514 on: June 14, 2008, 06:06:10 PM »
I bid... I bid... I bid............. one peso.  :-D

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« Reply #515 on: June 15, 2008, 03:07:55 PM »
haha kulet!
"When I see waste here, I feel angry on the inside. I don't approve of myself getting angry. But it's something you can't help after seeing Ethiopia." - Mother Teresa

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« Reply #516 on: June 18, 2008, 04:59:54 AM »
pwede bang paypal? :-D
guitarist telling the drummer what the intro to laklak was. caught on video.at binilangan pa ang drummer 1-2...1-2-3..lol

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« Reply #517 on: June 18, 2008, 12:46:25 PM »
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« Reply #518 on: June 21, 2008, 07:38:56 PM »
b2d, check this out -- tentative setlist namin for tonight daw:

June 21, 2008, Hobbit House

1st  SET
1.   Unchain My Heart - ray charles/joe cocker
2.   Bright Lights - jimmy reed/blues messenger
3.   Tell Mama - savoy brown
4.   Battle Is Over - levon helm band
5.   Few and Far Between - shannon curfman
6.   Tobacco Road - john loudermilk
7.   One Way Out - allman brothers
8.   Cut You Loose - angela sterhli
9.   You Got Me Humminí - cold blood
10.   Kumadre - tita sam

2nd  SET
1.   Heavy Love - buddy guy
2.   Wild About You - robben ford
3.   Man Of Many Words - joe bonamassa
4.   Same As You - scott henderson/thelma houston
5.   I Know A Little - lynrd skynrd
6.   Take Me To The River - al green
7.   Pride And Joy- stevie ray v
8.   Love Me Like That - shannon curfman
9.   Try - janis
10.   Whipping Post - allman brothers

Napansin ko lang for the first time na outnumbered yung old tunes natin (nung panahon mo) by the newer tunes we've learned in the last year.  :-o

Uh-oh.... what does this mean?  :-D

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« Reply #519 on: June 21, 2008, 08:29:27 PM »
You Got Me Hummin' is in your setlist now?! Damn!!! wish I could have gone to watch you guys tonight...

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« Reply #520 on: June 22, 2008, 03:34:00 AM »
Yup, tried it out tonight. Turned out great -- it's a keeper -- what a great tune. Modified it a bit so it's this weird blend of R&B/Funk and a Janis-style Hippie Blues delivery.

Even more interesting tonight is that we had some very special surprise guests.....
Tricie and Miguel showed up at Hobbit straight from the airport flying in from Sydney!!!

Did half a set with the band. Holy moley! We had all forgotten the power of that voice and why the Rats used to play so loud. She blew away our 40-watt Matchless and Tweed Bassman amps, a 200-watt Fender BXR, and Miguel's considerable pounding on that drumkit. Then she says she was holding back 'cuz she thought she sounded too loud on the monitors. Anak ng tinapa talaga.  :-P
What a great evening.

Catch them with other members of the Rats and Tebbet's band -- back to back at Handlebar on July 3. Head over there -- you won't regret it.  :wink:

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« Reply #521 on: June 23, 2008, 09:16:36 PM »
Yup, tried it out tonight. Turned out great -- it's a keeper -- what a great tune. Modified it a bit so it's this weird blend of R&B/Funk and a Janis-style Hippie Blues delivery.

Even more interesting tonight is that we had some very special surprise guests.....
Tricie and Miguel showed up at Hobbit straight from the airport flying in from Sydney!!!

Did half a set with the band. Holy moley! We had all forgotten the power of that voice and why the Rats used to play so loud. She blew away our 40-watt Matchless and Tweed Bassman amps, a 200-watt Fender BXR, and Miguel's considerable pounding on that drumkit. Then she says she was holding back 'cuz she thought she sounded too loud on the monitors. Anak ng tinapa talaga.  :-P
What a great evening.

Catch them with other members of the Rats and Tebbet's band -- back to back at Handlebar on July 3. Head over there -- you won't regret it.  :wink:

Awesome! i didnt know that :P
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« Reply #522 on: June 24, 2008, 07:49:21 AM »
b2d, check this out --

Napansin ko lang for the first time na outnumbered yung old tunes natin (nung panahon mo) by the newer tunes we've learned in the last year.  :-o

Uh-oh.... what does this mean?  :-D


i'm getting old  :-D
guitarist telling the drummer what the intro to laklak was. caught on video.at binilangan pa ang drummer 1-2...1-2-3..lol

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« Reply #523 on: September 16, 2008, 12:10:04 AM »
Here's a great article on the Rats' "secret weapon" over the last few years.

http://www.philstar.com/archives.php?aid=2008091437&type=2

Hindi talaga kayong mapu-puyat!  :-D
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« Reply #524 on: September 16, 2008, 01:05:41 PM »
Here's a great article on the Rats' "secret weapon" over the last few years.

http://www.philstar.com/archives.php?aid=2008091437&type=2

Hindi talaga kayong mapu-puyat!  :-D

Idol! :-D
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