Holy shit. Have you seen the amount of devastation in the Philippines from typhoon Haiyan? Man, oh man, they're hurting right now. People so desperate for food and water that they've been looting from locked up stores, not for electronics or luxury goods mind you, but to survive until help comes. It's a mess. So there's a link down there to the Red Cross in case you can pry that thing from your back pocket.
Here's a few Pinoy rock and pop things. In the sixties, like a lot of Asia, they were big on the Ventures, and some of the cuts below reflect that. One thing that can be said about Pinoy rockers, they did come up with some great band names. How about Bad Machine Band, the Beatjacks, the Bad Opinions, or the Drug Cult Band? Does that not sound like a bill that you'd check out, even if you'd never heard of the bands? These are all good. I dig Ramon Jacinto and the Riots' "Teenstone", despite the worn quality of the record (as if that were a bad thing), you can hear their record collection: Junior Walker, Rufus Thomas, Booker T, and the Beatles. Put it on and go about your business. You might hear it. Or not.
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Red Cross - Relief efforts for the Philippines
The Hi-Jacks - Rockin' the Jacks mp3 at Radio Diffusion Intl
The Electromaniacs - España Cani mp3 at Radio Diffusion Intl
Ronnie Villar & The Firedons - El Tomador mp3 at Office Naps
Ramon Jacinto and the Riots - Teenstone mp3 at Radio Diffusion Intl
Radio Diffusion International Two more songs
Office Naps Three more songs, more pop