Tuesday, May 22, 2012

raymund marasigan

Filipino rock icon, Raymund Marasigan, opens his home to Anik-Anik Love. :)

His work station
Finding new use for an old piano
A studio at the basement of his house for jamming sessions
Wings that were given to Raymund by a fan. It actually swings up, down, forward, and back.
He has a habit of buying old synthesizers. 
(Left) Munny designed by Raymund's daughter, Atari

Raymund Marasigan
(Marikina, Philippines)

Occupation: Musician. I play for Sandwich, Pedicab, Gaijin, and Cambio. Sometimes, I also produce records for other bands.

Favorite toys as a child: Lego, Atari, Nintendo

Favorite toys now: reason 6, ableton live 8, and synthesizers

Turn-ons: hard working creative people

Turn-offs: lazy complainers

What are things that inspire you right now? Drum lessons with Mike Alba inspired me to be a better musician, trying out new ideas working with Team Manila and Locked Down, goofing off with my daughter, working with Dong Abay (very intense), and watching Chris Garcia work (meticulously detailed and focused). I'm also inspired to work on songwriting after watching my OPM heroes at Ryan Cayabyab's music camp in Dumaguete.

Top 5 movies: An American Werewolf in London, Out of Sight, Exit Through the Gift Shop, The Lord of the Rings, and Moonraker

Top 5 books: The Delta Star by Joseph Wambaugh, Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut, The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell, Tunesmith by Jimmy Webb, and recently, I read the (three) Dragon Tattoo books by Stieg Larsson (before the movie screening).

Music you listen to: (I'm a bit late but) I just got into dubstep after catching some local DJs in B-side, Makati. Recently, I've been heavily playing the Black Keys, Yuck, Jay Dilla, Justice, The Social Network soundtrack, Gary Granada, and Tom Waits.

5 Favorite websites: I don't surf a lot. I mostly just email.

When you're not busy with work, what do you do in your free time? Bike

If you were to choose a different job, what would it be? (If I had the skills) I think it would be pretty cool to be a tattoo artist or a hairdresser. You can travel and work almost anywhere in the world.

If you can have any super power, what would it be? Kiri Dalena beats everyone with China (Haha), so I'd settle for traffic destroyer.

What is the biggest problem of the world right now? Illiteracy

What do you think is the solution? Education

What's the most important life lesson you've learned so far? There are no short cuts.

Most inspiring statement/moment (heard/said/read): Art and music, not politics, are the markers of our lives. 


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