I would consider the BLUESKRIEG CD launch party last night (Saturday, November 25, 2006) a smashing blues music and Pinoy rock affair - great music, great bands, great vibes. Here we are with a CD of Pinoy blues songs and music - 11 years after the first and only BLUESKRIEG concert at Club Dredd in 1995 - this is a Pinoy blues music revolution - the soldiers are the brave Pinoy blues bands featured in the Blueskrieg CD - the battle is for the Filipinos hearts and minds - that the music will be appreciated and understood. At the launch party last night - it seems we won a handful of hearts and minds!
Thanks a lot to the following for making the evening a truly enjoyable blues night to remember
- the bands for a wonderful show; DAHON, SNAKECHARMER, KULUKATI, FIREBOTTLE and PLUG
- The BLUE RATS band for a great sounding, hard grooving set of classic blues songs
- all the people who came to support their bands/friends
- all the 22 people who bought their own copy of the BLUESKRIEG CD, maraming salamat po!
We also have video footage of selected numbers - coming soon to a YouTube near you.
We truly had a reason to celebrate last night - there was just so much time and work that went into the making of the BLUESKRIEG CD - from the recording sessions, harmonizing all the schedules of five different bands to the mixing sessions, to the mastering sessions, to the CD packaging and art design - a LOT OF WORK. Thanks to May Diwa for her all out support for this project. Thanks to all the guys at Sound Weavers who helped make it happen; Mon Reynera, Doff Sandigan, CJ Salonga. Thanks to Joric Maglanque for facilitating this project into such a quickstart from idea to reality.
Come the first week of December, the Blueskrieg CDs should be available in most major record stores like Odyssey, Tower Records and MusicOne. Tell your friends, tell your parents - they will surely find a lot of songs to like in the CD. And tell the kids - this is music for the soul.
Long live Pinoy blues music. Hats off to DAHON, FIREBOTTLE, KULUKATI, PLUG and SNAKECHARMER! You guys rock!