Sa Wakas! Our book is out.
Tikman ang Langit: An Anthology on the Eraserheads is a collection of essays on the superproxy band Eraserheads. Contributors include Joey Alarilla, Abigail Ho, Chong Ardivilla, Claire Maneja, Edwin Sallan, Faye Ilogon, Jing Gaddi, Jing Garcia, Joel Pinaroc, Julio Dela Cruz Jr., Marco Abella, Vernon Sarne, Vincent Batacan, and yours truly. Mensa Philippines president Dimpy Jazminez also wrote a nice poem for the book.
Thanks for the links to the most of the contributors’ blogs, Joey.
The book was compiled by Melvin Calimag and Jing Garcia and edited by Cez Rodriguez. UP Professor Robin Rivera (who was behind Pop-U and other early E-heads albums) also wrote a very insightful foreword in the book. Nakaka-inspire. Gino Borja was behind the nice cover design, and the book is published by Visual Print Enterprises.
Of course, thank you to Raymund Marasigan, Buddy Zabala, and Marcus Adoro who took time off to write opinions about this book. Kudos! And for Ely, thanks for all the good memories and the songs.
As the back cover of the book states: “For most Filipino youths in the Nineties, the Eraserheads was the band that defined their generation. From the underground scene, the band led the alternative music’s invasion of the mainstream and ushered in a new era of Pinoy music.”
The book also features a compilation of rare photos and, as Raymund Marasigan states in his blurb, “a lot of fresh insights and revelations on the band you’ll find interesting and amusing.”
Thanks Melvin and Jing for making this book a reality! I know how difficult it was. But this is a feather feather to your cap. Jing and Dodong Viray thank you for the nice photos. It does take us back to the 90s.
The book will be available soon in bookstores.
Also thanks to Janette Toral who also announced the soft launch of the book.