Lightning strikes twice for Ely Buendia and the Itchyworms! On the heels of Pariwara , their first-ever collaboration, comes Lutang . The song debuted on April 22, 2017 at the first ever celebration of Record Store Day in the Philippines. As with Pariwara , Ely Buendia (Apartel, Pupil) shares songwriting duties with Jugs Jugueta, Jazz Nicolas and Chino Singson of the Itchyworms.
Unbeknownst to the Itchyworms, Buendia had been working on a completely new song as a follow-up to Pariwara . Itchyworms lead vocalist Jugs Jugueta received the demo of Lutang from Ely. “[ Lutang sounded] much happier than Pariwara ,” Jugs says, recalling the first time he heard the demo. He goes on to describe the experience of writing the song’s second verse, “It was cool for us to write the sad part of the protagonist’s story. The Itchyworms have always written sad lyrics over happy melodies, and Lutang fits right in that category.”
Itchyworms drummer Jazz Nicolas adds, “I fell in love with Lutang right away. Even if I hadn’t read or understood the lyrics yet, I already felt that this would be a good song [on which] to collaborate. The lyrics were playful, and we enjoyed adding our own lyrics to them. It’s everything I’ve ever dreamed of in a collaboration song with Ely.”
The Itchyworms made short work of expanding Buendia’s demo, guitarist Chino Singson narrates. “There was just a verse and chorus, and in almost no time Jugs and Jazz had come up with a second verse and a bridge, with which I helped. Once we were confident with the result, we recorded the rough arrangement on Jugs’ phone with just vocals and acoustic guitars and sent it back to Ely.”
Buendia approved the demo so they booked Big Baby studios forthwith, in order to rehearse and record the song. When asked about working with the Itchyworms on a second song and the final result, he replied, “My reaction was the usual, which is ‘this band really knows their sh**!’” Ely continues, “Any time we lay a song down, everything is where it should be, no part [is] underplayed or overplayed. It’s a great feeling of peace and contentment.”
Listen to Lutang performed live at Record Store Day 2017 below:
In an interview with Australian news company MusicFeeds, bassist Mike Drint, revealed that Green Day has “a ton of Machiavellian catalogue of shit lying around.” Looking back to their songs from 10 to 20 years ago, he said that there is so much stuff that fans haven’t heard yet. Some eventually morphed into new songs over the years that came, while some other good songs just didn’t make it in the records; but he believes it will all come out at some point:
“I don’t know when they’ll see the light of day, but me and [frontman] Billie always said ‘at some point everything comes out in the wash…. We’re not in any hurry to do that because this band has never really been in the business of looking backwards,” he chuckles. “Maybe someday when we’re older, then we’ll look back. At this point, I have stopped and smelled the roses finally, I think. And it’s nice to look back and go ‘Wow, we really have accomplished a lot of stuff!’ But I don’t think we’ll be exhuming any old demo tapes at this point right now [laughs].”
Being late for work doesn’t mean you can’t laugh your way through traffic! Sit back and enjoy the traffic as Candy entertains you with her brand of spunk and awesome ear for music. Need a pick-me-up? Sugar Rush delivers all of the energy, but none of the crash.
WITH CANDY | MON-THURS | 6-9 AM
All about new music and talk. Setting the new trend on air with relevant and should be discussed topics, equipped with Lambert and Jobim’s crazy antics, razor sharp wit, known to deliver devastating one liners and eliciting riotous laughter. This duo is well trained to bring you a 3-hour barrage of a new breed of mayhem featuring the most creative and engaging programming this side of FM.
ALL GOOD RADIO
WITH LAMBERT & JOBIM | MON-THURS | 6-9 PM
Monday – Thursday | 6AM-9AM
Because he’s always mad and she’s a fry short a happy meal. Get your daily dose of news, inspired lifestyles, sports and travel features to keep you sparked and in the know. Plus join in the sassed up banter, as these two throw shade over issues that get you all riled up.
DAILY SHOW SEGMENTS
The Three | Top Stories Talked About Today
Viral Review | We look at the viral hits breaking the internet
TQD | Zings up your frontal cortex with our Twitter Question of the Day
SPECIAL SHOW SEGMENTS
Trailer Talk | Can’t decide on what to watch next? Get your weekly fill of up-coming films plus special movie passes every Wednesday
Movie Minute | Your movie news on speed every Wednesday
Track Attack | Music reviews to go with your morning cup of Joe
Work For Travel | A weekly travel feature that helps you live out your bucket list
Sports Sanity | Your round-up of sports news
Bite Me | Let us stir up your appetite with food reviews and gastronomical adventures
Shut Up and Take My Money (SUTMM) | A bimonthly segment set near the pay day to help you decided on the next awesome innovations to own in the world
Monday – Thursday | 9 AM-12 NN
Being late for work doesn’t mean you can’t laugh your way through it! Sit back and enjoy the traffic as Candy entertains you with her brand of spunk and awesome ear for music. Need a perk-me-up? You’ve got sugar Rush to give you enough energy to last you through the day!
Complaint Desk | Your Monday Morning soundboard for everything you hate, random, stupid complaints are welcome
Dia-BEAT-this | In the mood for some treats? Get a chance to win some! Beat Candy in a series of random questions based on the day’s theme and win yourselves a much needed sugar high… and bragging rights!
Candys Be True | Your daily dose of rumor news from the most nosy jock in the station
Tech-Tech Shorts | Quick updates in all things tech
Turning Japanese | Random facts and updates about the most interesting culture in the world – Japan’s
MONDAY TO THURSDAY | 12 NN-3PM
Power Lunch with Jada is the best reason to skip that nap. Informative, eargasmic, and non-invasive, it’s like having a neighbor who has amazing taste in music; more tunes, less talk. Savor every bit of her final stretch when Jada serves up an hour’s worth of live performances from stages around the globe on Live Rounds.
How To Tuesdays | life hacks, useful and otherwise, from the experts of this world, Tuesdays at 1pm
Live Rounds | On the final stretch of Power Lunch, you are served with one hour’s worth of live performances by your favorite rock stars, 2 PM
Pinboard | anything and errrything that’s happening in and around the campuses
Fifteen Minute Window | basically picking the brains of Jam 88.3s OJTs, showcasing their researching, writing and speaking abilities. Short of bullying, but not quite.
MONDAY TO THURSDAY | 3 PM – 6 PM
Fresh Filter is quite simply the only radio program that features nothing but local independent music. With new song premiere every week, special guests and live performances. Fresh Filter prides itself on being finely attuned to the independent music scene, featuring various genres and the latest local talent . Fans of the featured artists are also actively engaged, as they regularly vote on the Fresh Filter Choose Day Poll to catapult their favorite songs into the daily rotation of Jam88.3.
Weekly Premieres (every Monday)
Go! Shows | The current week’s list of recommended indie gigs and live concerts
Fresh Filter Studio Sessions | Live musical guests every Wednesday afternoon
Buried Treasure | Older independent cuts never played on radio before
ALL GOOD RADIO
Monday – Thursday | 6PM-9PM
All about new music and talk. Setting the new trend on air with relevant and should be discussed topics, equipped with Lambert and Jobim’s crazy antics, razor sharp wit, known to deliver devastating one liners and eliciting riotous laughter. This duo is well trained to bring you 3 hour barrage of a new breed of mayhem featuring the most creative ang engaging programming this side of FM.
#OnTheRadar | The best new music from the farthest corners of the internet, harvested fresh daily, for only the most discerning ears. The true audiophile’s tool for staying on top of your playlist game.
MONDAY MOVIE MAYHEM | Think you know movies? Test your silver screen knowledge by correctly guessing random lines from famous movies! Do you have what it takes to take home the the tix?
TEQUILA TUESDAYS | Drinking and driving has never been safer. Sit back, relax, and leave the drinking to the professionals, all the while spinning crazy new perspectives on current events and popular culture. Oh, and sometimes rock stars and celebrities drop by to drink too. It’s your barkada’s weekly inuman, on the air.
TUESDAY COVERS | It’s a twist on your favorite tracks, shamelessly mixing up the familiar with the new and exciting. Tuesday Covers features the treasured tributes to taking two by indie artists and label giants alike.
TEN TOP TRACKS | All Good Radio’s Ten Top Tracks is the only barometer of the best indie-alternative music this side of fm. Don’t accept any imitations.
WINGMAN WEDNESDAYS | Want to impress your date? Look like a big shot in front of your boss? Get out of hot water with your lady? All Good Radio’s got your back. Text the guys and they’ll talk you up so much you’ll come out of it smelling like a unicorn fart. It’s the VIP treatment on a CHEAP budget.
ALL REQUEST THURSDAYS | The ultimate weapon against LSS and the most satisfying way to scratch that musical itch. All Request Thursday puts YOU in the DJ seat, giving you an all access pass to the entire comprehensive All Good Radio Music Library. Go nuts, because the guys already are. Pop Culture – Making the news interesting by not understanding the news since 2015.
DOPE SCOPE | Find out which bands are performing around the metro and other gigs you gotta check out