Musicians Should Learn To Laugh At Themselves For Having Crappy Influences

October 23, 2015

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Originally posted on CERUMENTRIC:
One time, I left my music player’s speakers on low while I was dozing off. I heard this one electropop-style song there and wondered, “What kind of shitty band is that and why is that shitty song on my playlist?” Turns out it was one of my old songs. I don’t…

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CERUMENTRIC is now 9 Years old, and I forgot all about it

September 26, 2015

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As my wife knows about me, I have a terrible sense of time. I’ve been so busy editing the new song, making some art, and doing an outline of my next write-up, alongside preparing meals and making sure the kids don’t get into any trouble, that I forgot yesterday’s significance: September…

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Back With A Vengeance (A Momentary Break More Like) And Some Reflections

June 17, 2015

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Photo by Brucher Owens of GYHTS So here I am, last June 6th, 2015. I took a very short break from fatherhood to play in a musician friend’s birthday gig. It was great to be back, and it was more than exhilarating to see old and new friends and acquaintances. It…

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Working On New Songs & Covers (Plus Free Demo Track)

March 31, 2015

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Originally posted on CERUMENTRIC:
So sorry to everyone reading this, I realize haven’t posted in weeks. I’m working on some new material for my upcoming EP, “Scheme Of Consciousness”, and I’ve done vocals for three songs so far. I’m also working on a cover song by a fave Japanese pop-rock band. Shuffling all these with…

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Define Your Own Success, and Fuck The Naysayers

March 18, 2015

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Originally posted on CERUMENTRIC:
To those who keep telling me to never give up, thank you so much. You don’t know how much that means to me. I will be busy in the next few weeks squeezing in studio time in between taking care of my two asthmatic sons, taking care of an old semi-blind…

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Gloom Antidote – The First 2015 CERUMENTRIC Mixtape

March 6, 2015

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Originally posted on CERUMENTRIC:
When the world gets me so overwhelmed, I look for a safe place to hide in. Sometimes it’s not a literal place, because I get stuck in Manila’s horrendous traffic jam from time to time. This is where music becomes a refuge. Here’s a simple mixtape I made to hopefully help…

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Random Poems Are Best Handwritten (Or So I Think)

March 6, 2015

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Another Forty Years I’m feeling alive Seeing as these things that happen Are as fleeting as starlight Dead when they reach Alive in a blink Spread over a billion years Where we are not even A blip in the radar Still in this second-like existence There was you Oh wonderful you…

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