Category: Pop Culture

Terno at Ten

Terno at Ten

I pose ten questions to Toti Dalmacion, head of Terno Recordings, which marks its “tenth” anniversary this year with a concert featuring the French indie pop sensation, Tahiti 80. Q1: What made you think of starting your own record label...

Questioning Heroes

  In our milieu it seems that heroes exist on another plane. So hallowed have they become that they are practically unreachable; their actions impossible to duplicate, their mental faculties so far beyond the norm that they exist in the...

A-Stig-matics, pare!

A-Stig-matics, pare!

“Here’s a song, baby, and I sing it to you” goes the opening line of the opening track from Straight Down the Bitter End the freshman album of the concept band Stigmatics under Terno Recordings the indie outfit of Toti Dalmacion which is based in the Philippines (hence...

Filipinas, Rizal’s one and only

Filipinas, Rizal’s one and only

Do you know whom he loved best of all? I am often asked that question by those who delight in trivia under the guise of humanizing my illustrious and heroic great grand-uncle. The owner of a private museum in Makati...