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Blog 6-2023: Money!

It’s almost a year now since I stepped out of my shell and started playing gigs. I feel like I’ve played (or at least applied) in every pub in Melbourne that allows/encourages original music. Aside from playing in pubs, setting…

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Blog 5-2023: Worth A Billion Streams

Blog 5-2023: Worth A Billion Streams

Why do I all of this? Why do I try so hard to make time late at night to write and record songs, create social media content, market myself, find and beg for gigs,…

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Blog 4-2023: Reality Check

In my previous blogs I've told you the story about my musical journey so far, and expressed my desire to have a professionally produced album. That is still the end goal. I'm working towards it, but I've realised it may…

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Blog3-2023: Do it properly or not at all

Most of you who have followed my journey over the last couple years probably already know that I have been working on an album. I've released 4 singles in the past, which I've deleted from the streaming services recently, with…

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Blog2-2023: The gigging journey so far 

I'm supposed to be practicing for my next gig in less than 2 weeks. It's going to be a James Taylor tribute concert, and I'm really looking forward to it. But sometimes I just don't feel like playing music. One…

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Blog1-2023: Audience Insights

When I started this journey a couple years ago, I specifically targeted Filipino audiences because I know we are Facebook addicts. Facebook is pretty much the internet in the Philippines. I only planned on sharing my music online, so I…

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All The Guitars I've Ever Loved

I was really bored last night, so I tried to make a list of every single guitar I've ever owned from when I was a little child.  I thought it would make for a fun memory game which I could…

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To Cover Or Not To Cover

As most of you would know, I’m new to this whole performing thing. Literally only started doing paid gigs (as a solo artist) last month. It’s been fun so far. One thing I’ve noticed is there aren’t too many venues…

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Validation

I started playing music at a very young age. Held a guitar at 7 or 8 years old and never looked back. Started writing songs (or at least tried to), since I was good enough to do chord changes (basically…

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Tagalog (Filipino) Poem: Buhay Migrante

Buhay Migrante 

Sino bang bayani? Sino bang makabayan? 
Ba't ba tayo nandito, anong pinaglalaban? 
Kung mahal mo ang bayan, bakit ka lumisan? 
Mas mahalaga ba ang sariling kapakanan? 

At bakit sa bansang dinatnan, tila tayo'y nagbago? 
Natutong rumespeto, nabuo ang…

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