This event was just really amazing. Wharf Galley was filled with new faces, faces I have never seen before, the kind of people I have not seen before in Wharf. I was just awed the entire night. Really amazing. The place was filled with people from Daet, Legazpi, Manila and Naga… skaters, skim boarders, musicians, guys with dreadlocks galore!

Goodleaf's Dub Pilipinas Album Tour at Wharf Galley 05.28.11

Goodleaf's Dub Pilipinas Album Tour at Wharf Galley 05.28.11

Goodleaf's Dub Pilipinas Album Tour at Wharf Galley 05.28.11

Goodleaf's Dub Pilipinas Album Tour at Wharf Galley 05.28.11

Goodleaf's Dub Pilipinas Album Tour at Wharf Galley 05.28.11

Goodleaf's Dub Pilipinas Album Tour at Wharf Galley 05.28.11

It was a night of pure love for music. Yes, no to musical discrimination, that’s what my motto is now. That was my motto for that night and that will be my motto for all the days to come.

Band name: Goodleaf

Roots: 2005 found dub rising from the musically dormant town of Malabon. In the frontline stands Goodleaf. Initially composed of Ian Cruz as bass guidance, dub organizer/melodica/mutated vocals Edy Varde, keyboards/stony fingers Jolly Navarro, and Felix Peloton percussion/spoken dub manifesto. The group is now rounded off with the additional ambient guitar parts of Ryan Goan. plus the propulsion drum beats of Jas Sonido and percussion banging’s of Bobby “Dubby” Maltizo

Goodleaf's Dub Pilipinas Album Tour at Wharf Galley 05.28.11

Goodleaf's Dub Pilipinas Album Tour at Wharf Galley 05.28.11

Goodleaf's Dub Pilipinas Album Tour at Wharf Galley 05.28.11

Goodleaf's Dub Pilipinas Album Tour at Wharf Galley 05.28.11

More importantly, it was a night for me and my loved ones. Thanks Summer and Jake for being here with me, in this, through this. The month-long exhibit we have is getting raves.

Goodleaf's Dub Pilipinas Album Tour at Wharf Galley 05.28.11

Summer and I reading about the latest news on the no-smoking ordinance in the streets of Metro Manila

Goodleaf's Dub Pilipinas Album Tour at Wharf Galley 05.28.11

Goodleaf's Dub Pilipinas Album Tour at Wharf Galley 05.28.11

Goodleaf's Dub Pilipinas Album Tour at Wharf Galley 05.28.11

Goodleaf's Dub Pilipinas Album Tour at Wharf Galley 05.28.11

We may have been tired from all that we have going on, like H had just arrived from a two-week travel from Australia and Taiwan, and Summer and Jake had just arrived from Manila to put up the exhibit for Wharf, and well, me, I don’t really know what’s going on anymore. *nervous laugh*

But that doesn’t mean I can’t find time to just chill for a bit.

Goodleaf's Dub Pilipinas Album Tour at Wharf Galley 05.28.11

Some of the Isabelinas ’98 were at the event too, chilling after a tiring day of fun run, sleepless, yet beaming and all-out beautiful. Thanks girls!

Goodleaf's Dub Pilipinas Album Tour at Wharf Galley 05.28.11

Goodleaf's Dub Pilipinas Album Tour at Wharf Galley 05.28.11

Thanks Annie for being such a sport and being an impromptu host for the night. We raffled out copies of Sprout magazine, Dub Pilipinas CDs, gift certificates from Ramashinta Resort and Spa, as well as a Slick Surf skimboard!

Goodleaf's Dub Pilipinas Album Tour at Wharf Galley 05.28.11

The lucky winner of the Slicksurf skimboard!

It was a beautiful night!

But, let’s do a little backtrack of the entire day….

Goodleaf actually left Manila at about midnight Friday and arrived in Naga shortly before lunch on Saturday. The entire group had lunch at Wharf Galley and did the sound check.

 

 

(I love this photo)

After sound check at Wharf Galley in Avenue Square, Goodleaf headed to Nagaland Hotel, our sponsor for their accommodations, and afterwards did a little gig at the mall across the street, also owned by the hotel.

The corridors….

E-Mall along Elias Angeles St. near the old Wharf

We met up and had delicious dinner at Bob Marlin Restaurant & Grill.

Placemats at Bob Marlin Restaurant & Grill, Magsaysay Avenue, Naga City

Edy and I talking while waiting for dinner to be served at Bob Marlin, just about the resto with the best crispy pata in all of Naga City!

Eating at Bob Marlin Restaurant & Grill, Magsaysay Avenue, Naga City

Eating Bob Marlin Restaurant & Grill, Magsaysay Avenue, Naga City

After dinner, Goodleaf headed back to Wharf Galley in Avenue Square for the gig…

Funny guy

As a last photo, here’s me with Edy and Slick Surf’s main man and Machine, Machine’s vocalist, TJ, having a photo taken by the famous Wharf Galley doodle wall.

Goodleaf's Dub Pilipinas Album Tour at Wharf Galley 05.28.11

And I must say we all look good. (I love this photo, I don’t look too anorexic.)

Thanks to all our sponsors, for making this event successful: Colt45 for the bands’ drinks, Tanduay for our entrance drinks, Nagaland Hotel for the accommodations, Bob Marlin Restaurant & Grill for the dinner, Ramashinta Resort & Spa for the gift certificates we raffled off to our audience, as well as Sprout Magazine and Slicksurf Pilipinas, Celsa Gallarte of Pick Shop for the contacts and endorsements and of course, Wharf Galley and yes, me, for the transportation, lunch, drinks and what-have-yous (:P)

Thanks to all the bands who jammed with us, hope to see you again; and for those who weren’t able to make it, we missed you, hope to see you soon too/next time.

Thanks  Goodleaf for being really cool about things and for their friends and supporters. Keep the music flowing in your veins. See you soon at B-Side for Irie Sunday. 😉

Also, thanks for the great documentation of your trip to Bicol. It was funny how you guys got lost but well, you made it! That in itself is a feat! And the weather was cooperative too. No typhoon!

Click here to view my set on Flickr and click here to see more photos from Goodleaf. 😉

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