Matilda seldom does gigs these days that when they do have one, I make it a point to go. I once asked Meh if Matilda has disbanded and she responded with: “No, everyone just thinks so and we don’t get get invites to play but we are very much alive!” or something to that effect. So I get excited every time they have a gig.
Meryl Antonio-Reyes and I go as far along as I do with Dan Ramon Geromo of The Discoball, back to our college days when we were all sophomores at U.P. Diliman and we bonded through The U.P. Repertory Company. I was really happy to come and watch them play again.
Charms Tianzon – vocals
Guitars – Meryl Antonio-Reyes
Bass – Yvette Tunguia
Drums – Jovi May Reyes
I have gotten so used to shooting without a flash that even though I recently acquired one, I have yet to get used to using it. In fact, I did not get to use it at all on this night.
I have gotten so used to shooting at 70’s Bistro too that I am comfortable enough to shoot even if I am drunk. In fact, I seem to be always drunk whenever I am at 70’s Bistro – that’s how comfortable I am there. I get the mai tai with a double shot of rum and I’m good to go.
I shoot most of the time with a 50mm 1.8 lens. And then attach my 18-135mm lens for the wide shots, and then sometimes, I attach a .5x Vitacon wide angle converter just for fun. The converter gives shots with a vignette and increased noise and distortion.
Here’s the gig poster for the event:
And here is a clip of our favorite Matilda original: Iyak ni Maria.