(Quezon City, Philippines)
Occupation: Musician, Music Arranger, and Associate Web Manager of www.artisteconnect.com
Website: online music arranger reel - www.wix.com/diegomapa/home
tumblr - diegomapa.tumblr.com
Favorite toy as a child: GI Joes and Tranformers but I lost them all.
Favorite toy now: My laptop
Turn-ons: vintage anything, gear, clothes, records, toys, memorabilia, furniture, video games, etc.
Turn-offs: rude, conceited people, and war freaks
What are 5 things that inspire you right now? successful art projects, or business ventures from my friends that I like, Pinoy rare grooves or records, history books from World War II, toys old and new, and found furniture
Who are your influences? in music, my favorites are The Beatles, Beach Boys, The Kinks, The Zombies, Cornelius, Beck, The Cure, Joy Division, New Order, The Faint, Fugazi, Pixies, Nirvana, Giorgio Moroder, Telex, Kraftwerk, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Buddy Rich, Sergio Mendez, Joao and Astrud Gilberto, J Dilla, Madlib, DJ Shadow, Eraserheads, VST, Hotdog, Cinderella, and the list goes on...
Top 5 movies: The Godfather, Goodfellas, Ninth Gate, Inception, Norweigan Wood, Sukiyaki Western Jango
Top 5 books: Lust for Life, Last nite a DJ saved my life, Brave New World, Sin City books, and The Watchmen
Music you listen to: if currently listening to - Rotary Connection, Jazzanova mixtapes, Pet Projects: Brian Wilson Productions, The Drums - Portamento, M83 - Hurry Up We're Dreaming, and The Pains of being pure at heart - Belong
5 Favorite websites: indabamusic.com, artisteconnect.com, insound.com, turntablelab.com, stonesthrow.com
When you're not busy with work, what do you do in your free time? I bike, hang out with my kids, watch DVDs, or rummage my favorite thrift stores
If you were to choose a different job, what would it be? I can imagine myself being a chef, a flight attendant, working front desk of a hotel, working in a t-shirt company, or a nurse or a care giver
If you can have any super power, what would it be? X-ray vision, invisibility, the ability to crawl on walls, I can spit spiderwebs with my hands but still fly, and I also have cool gadgets, a billionaire with super intelligence. So I'm like Batman, Superman, and Spiderman in one --- that can be invisible. Kinda redundant huh?
What is the biggest problem of the world right now? corruption, violence, racism, and greed
What do you think is the solution? Peace and let them have what they want, anyway someday they will implode here on Earth or in the afterlife. I'm for what Gandhi, Buddha, or what Jesus would say.
What's the most important life lesson you've learned so far? God, family, and friends are the greatest remedy to spiritual and physical hunger and loneliness.
Most inspiring statement/moment (heard/said/read): currently, "You can't achieve anything just by sitting around." - William S. Burroughs, Interzone