PULP Magazine Issue #17
INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
VYING FOR LOCAL RECOGNITION
The Philippines has been called the music capital of Asia. Its musicians and singers are ubiquitous throughout the world’s hotel lounge and bar circuits. The pinoy’s musical nature and ability is recognized and praised by Western cultures. Local record companies have been churning out OPM releases for decades. But there is yet to be a Pinoy Pop Rock act to truly penetrate the global market and carve out a true presence for the Pinoy musician on the world stage. Mayo Uno Martin analyzes the inherent problems, strengths, and weaknesses, of local music industry, and discusses reasons why worldwide success has continued to elude the Filipino artist.
LOVE AND A ONE-INCH DICK
Not quite a woman and only an inch of a man, Hedwig is the tragic character in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, who minces no F-words and vulgarities in his daunting and riotous search for true love. Kristine Fonacier meets the players in PULP’s exclusive behind-the-scenes look at most controversial stage play to hit Metro Manila.
The band’s soft spoken songwriter Jay Durias emerges from imprisonment and controversy to finish South Border’s long awaited follow up to South Border Live. Titled “The Way We Do,” the country’s premier R&B band spills sticky biographical details for PULP’s Pearlsha Abubakar.
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