Monday, September 01, 2003

The past couple of days are a blur. To recap, I been hit on the head with a very good idea for two Sunday format strips for the Mos Eisley Night thingy last night. The ideas came to me late Friday night, had them on paper Saturday afternoon and started editing them in Photoshop around early evening. It was a mad dash against time that continued on to the next day. I was in constant contact with my friend who was waiting at the Mall but I had to finish the whole thing and run to Glorietta to have it printed. A few hours later I was apologizing to my friend about the whole thing, I missed my lunch and there was no time to eat dinner and we were very late for the event. When we got there, there wasn't that many people around and they were watching Episode IV on the TV monitors around the room.

The Late Isabel

The program started after about an hour and the bands were good but this one band stood out from the rest, an indie band called The Late Isabel. Composed of four people with a fantastic ingenue doing the vocals. She was dressed in a costume that's a cross between Princess Amidala and Cleopatra, but much simpler. I don't know how you could imagine that you'll just have to take my word for it. They sang four songs starting with Siouxsie and the Banshees' Killing Jar, an original composition called Happy Girl, My Favorite Things (from the Sound of Music), and another original composition. Their music is gothic and something else, like Cocteau Twins' or Sugar Hiccups' music. Ethereal maybe? You should also see the way she performs with arms flailing around. It's art! I'm planning to buy their self-produced LP once it comes out. We went home around midnight, halfway through the party.

And finally we just finished setting up an exhibit at the lobby of the Commerce Building in the University of Sto. Tomas. They're having their Commerce Week this week and we'll be back on Friday morning to sign books and sell some indie comics. I'm bushed, can't wait to get some sleep.

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