Reminiscing “A Very Early Morning with The Eheads”

This was a blow by blow account of my experience with the Eraserheads while they were shooting the “Maskara” video for the Carbonsteroxide ( their last) album. I tried to find this in the Circus mailing list, glad it’s still there… This was back in 2001, I was in 4th year high school then. Neneng pa. lolz. Unfortunately I couldn’t find the negative of the pictures taken here, jolog pa nun eh, no digicam yet. Hehe. In the video, I was part of the “party people” and one of the victims of the “face snatcher”.

In eraserheads@yahoogroups.com, “sha^13” <stickerhappy@…> wrote:

this happened last feb. 23-24 sa Kampo West Ave. and here’s the story

we went to Kampo that night to interview the eheads for our MediaEducation project. of course, we watched the gig and that was 12 midnight tapos natapos siya ng mga 1 somthing. and then i called up julie and told her na nandun kme sa Kampo, she told me na punta na lang ako sa kanya. and then sabi niya puntahan ko na lang eheads sa backstage. unfortunately, umalis ang 3, marcus, ely and raimund. buti na lng buddy was left behind. i called buddy and told him that we have a schedule to interview them. hindi alam ni buddy na may interview sila! neither the rest of the eheads alam ito, edi dapat nagstay sila. we talked outside Kampo tapos sabi ni buddy lagot. syempre he said, “shit sorry!” sabi ko, it’s not your fault naman. he suggested na kung pwede kameng sumama sa video shoot nila sa white plains. (this is for Maskara video) we badlly needed that interview kasi yun lang ang time namin na makakapanood ng gig nila at isusubmit na sya. so bahala na. and then we agreed na sumama na lang para d masayang ang pagpunta namen. so, we took a cab. the 3 of us, went into a cab with buddy and the rest of us, sa isang taxi. convoy kme. so ayon, chika with buddy inside the cab. it was a kileg moment for us kasi sheks, kasabay namin sa taxi ang bassist ng eheads! so ayon, we were talking and then sabi ni buddy, maybe pwede kyong umextra sa video namen. kse kelangan ng maraming tao kasi party scene. and then, i told him na is it really ok na nandun kme? baka naman dyahe eh. so ayon, nakarating na kme ng white plains.

2:00 am. ok, a house in white plains, pumasok na kme. pinakilala kme ni buddy to some people sabi niya, here’s st.scho. ( sch namen) ayon, pinakilala rin kme kay dianne ( ely’s girlfriend then…) and then the director, si marie. it was her house. so pagpasok namen sa may loob na, buddy told ely na ” we have an interview pla e. st scho.” and then i was the first person to enter the room. then ely said to me, ” uy!” so ayon. buddy told the rest of the guys that we have an interveiw with them. so ayon, raimund was talking to us,sabi niya, ” you have to join in the video or else, you cannot have the interview…” so bale, binlack- mail pa kme. so ayon. we started the interview with the 3 of them muna, raimund, marcus and buddy. ely
can’t come kasi he’s co-directing the video so sobrang busy siya. the interview was fun tawa lng kme ng tawa. serious questions tapos biglang patawa, serious, patawa, patawa. mostly puro patawa eh. ilalagay ko na lang dito yung mga
questions and their answers kapag narinig ko na ulit yung tape. oo nga pala, marc abaya was there also, kasama siya sa video. sabi samen ni lemon na yung mga tao dun na ksama sa video, hinatak lng nila sa up bahay ng alumni, there was a gig kasi. anyway ayon, after the interview, we waited for an hour
tapos ely explained to us what we’ll do sa video. so he said that the eheads will be playing and then there are people having fun kasi nga party ito. sabi niya it;s not a rave party, just an orfinary party. d raw sila papansinin o titingnan. so habang nagtetake na, nandun kme sa tabi ni marcus (of course, kalat kme ). ako yung mismong katabi ni marcus at nangungulit! sabi ko sa kanya, sabi ng director, d raw kita pansinin kaya wag ka makulit! 3 times namin ginawa yung party scene, isang original speed ng kanta tapos fast version and then the slo mo. tapos non, akala namen yun lang ang gagawin. so ineexpect na namin na uuwi na kme. nangako si buddy samen na ihahatid kme ulit sa Kampo kasi dun nagpasundo ang friend ko. so ayon hindi pa pala yun lang. meron pa pala. nakita kme ni ely and sabi samen,” alis na kyo? d pwede may isa pang scene. wag muna kayo umuwi nandito na rin kayo mamaya na.” it was 3;30 am na non. ok, next paragraph na.

ok, naghintay lng kme dun, naghintay uli kme ng another hour and a half kasi shinushoot si dianne for the scene. ( secret na yung role niya). tapos kme naman, nilalagyan ng face stockings. ( secret na rin kung baket) ayon, so mejo inaantok na kmeng lahat pero si buddy ineentertain kme. he made sure
na ok kame. parang siya ang kuya namen. bait sobra. si raimund naman, nang-aasar lang. hehehe. kulit! ayon, we shot the scene na with the ppl. tapos ayon, tapos na. mga 5 tyms namin inulit yung scene kasi inaayos eh. tapos tapos na, buddy promised us na kapag tapos na kme, magtetake na
kme ng picture with the eheads ( kasi kelangan may ibigay kme ng pic ) ayon, dinelegate ni buddy sina ely and the rest of the guys para magpic.

5:00 am we said goodbye to marcus, raimund, and ely tapos they said thank you to us. d kme nagbabay k buddy kasi kasama namin siya pauwi, ihahatid pa niya kme. tapos sumakay kme sa car ni buddy, ( all the 7 of us)
2 sa harap at 5 sa likod. ako nasa harap sa gitna bale na samay kambiyo nako. ayon, we requested kung pwede sa may sm centerpoint na lng kme ihatid kasi dun ako nakatira, dun na lang sila magpapasundo. so, he agreed na dun kme ihatid. ako yung nagbibigay ng directions kasi d niya kabisado yng
area. so ayon, nagkekwentuhan kme sa car niya. the radio was tuned in to NU tpos biglang pinatugtog yung maskara. sabi ko kay buddy ” o how does it feel like naririnig yung kanta niya sa radio” wala lang tumawa lng siya. ang kulet nya grabe. he asked us to write our names sa isang paper pati yung section
namin. tapos dumating na kme dito sa house ko, hinatid ako mismo sa gate ng bahay namen at bumama pa siya ng car. sabi niya naninigurado lng siya na safe kme. tapos binuksan ng mom ko yung gate namen, grabe nashock yung nanay
ko, d niya ineexpect na si buddy ang maghahatid samen. ginreet ni buddy yung mom ko ng good am. tapos kinwento niya na ksama kame sa video. tapos after some minutes, umalis na siya. babalik siya sa white plains.pagpasok namen sa house nagsisigawan kme dahil sa sobrang pagkakileg. so happy kmeng lahat kahit na puyat at pagod kme from the day
before. grabe, paid off ang lahat ng pagod namen.

ayon, that’s a very early morning with the eheads.

sha

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