My former band came into conclusion that we need to continue what we have started years back. Now that we are all living our lives with passion to music even more, we have decided to revive our former glory as Burn-Off Flare.
Before, we have conflicts with our schedules, it is the same as today but our dedication is more focused. I hope that this conquest will lead to something good because I believe that life is harder for us without music and we need to persevere if we need to succeed. So if anything happens, may it be that we hit the gold or not our band will continue to play and make great compositions regarding our daily lives.
Burn Off Flare is about facing the challenges of life, we live our lives individually and we have different outlook and views on certain things. But that does not matter because as much as possible we strive to make sense on things that matter to us. We make songs out of things we experience and our genre is not easy to explain but anyhow, what we create is music and that is final.Now let me introduce Burn Off Flare’s recent member lineup.
Vocals: Peter Dioneo…
LeadGuitar: JV ROBLES….
RhythmGuitar: VJ Villaran…..
Bass: Jeric Valeza….
Drums: Karsten Elima.
I recorded our first practice inside a studio but too bad that we were not complete. Our bassist was not present that time but I hope this will sound good even if it lacks the jazzy tunes.
I hope you like it, and please leave a comment its alright with you. Thanks and wish us luck. There are lots of good bands out there especially in the Philippines and we want to be one of them. This will come, I just know.
What I have here are photos taken by Darcke and edited using Photoshop CS2 ( I think just for the watermark and some lighting effects). This was taken last 2007th of December so it should be over one year ago. I just want to post it here now so I can recall what my band has got into as of today, that is, we haven’t been an active band lately due to stuffs that includes work, studies, etc and so on.
My band Tryals, was supposed to have a perform for a gig last Friday night of January 3 2009. By just one disappointing reason, the gig was canceled as decided by all of us… and the stiry continues.
We are all excited for that day, after a long break on performing our music we thought that it was time to get our self together and perform as a band once again. The preparations are all laid perfectly, we have practiced for days knowing the fact that our beats are out of tune after a long absence on the music scene, then came the final day of our rehearsals and everything was complete. We even drank together (Jeric and Xy, his soul mate) just to cope up with our lost time together and the night before the gig we even drank until sunrise (maybe not, but close!!) just exchanging ideas, plans and topics of whatever origins.
It was Friday afternoon that I woke up a little late before we went ahead to Marty’s place (our drummer and will be the most disappointing factor later). I ate, I took a bath and after that waited for our bassist, Jeric and his girlfriend Xy to drop by my house so we can go together and see Toto, our vocalist then straight to Marty’s place and wait again for VJ whom plays as our rhythm guitar but i prefer to call it second guitar to accompany me as the first guitar. Then the moment to be disappointed came by when Marty texted us that He was not allowed by her mother to perform for the night (Its because I think he is still 18 that he still so much dependent from her mother). The thing is we went to his place all the way from Cavite to Manila just to know that the gig we are about to be performed will be canceled due to his actions days before the gig. We cannot do anything that time but to accept the fact that we will not be performing for that night.
With our disappointment, Toto still went to Pasig to watch the gig and apologized for our sudden backing out. We have some guests with us and that added the disappointment level because we have invited some guys whom are excited to see us play again and yet they came with nothing. After a little drink from the nearby bar we dropped by my place and have a little drink that turned out a little grand (with lots of bbq stuffs and alcohol). Finally, we have found a way to release our emotions and control our temper. I can’t say that it was no one’s fault, all I know that one of us is having difficulties in realizing how much effort we all put in this band that plays even not for money, but for fun and solidification.
Last night, after my class in oblicon I went straight home to find out that I will be drinking with my friends on our house. It was Tuesday night and I am free the next day so I don’t have to worry about waking up early in the morning. While we are drinking, we talked about certain things like money, surveys (the one about which is which) debt consolidation, music, computers, our band and naruto, (Ha-ha!) while we are drinking gran matador. That drink was meant to be another bonding between band mates and most importantly it was meant for a relaxation. I had a tiring week and so as my friends that is why we have decided to drink that night away. Then, while we are talking about money, we suddenly started shifting our focus to another sub topic which is about medical debt consolidation and ended up still clueless and tipsy. Anyway, there are lots of questions that are unanswerable so we shifted to surveys which we see on newspapers and other important websites. Nothing important but ended up screwing the surveys and misleading the information, maybe its a product of alcohol? He then told me about his plans for 2009 and one of it is to invest and buy their own house as we all know that high amount of money is being spent on paying rent alone, it is a good thing to avoid rental debt and high interests. All in all minus the hangover, I had a great time!