When I think of Joel I think of music and movies. I think of Diggin Sundays at Tribal Cafe where the homies would spin whatever they wanted to spin. I think of nerdy film conversations that I can have with someone who also went through the process of film school. Unlike me, who simply enjoyed watching movies and analyzing them. Joel has continued to create content through Form follows Function and his own films.
If you are in the Bay area this weekend you can get a taste of the tunes Joel will be spinning at Make Your Own Revolution! Definitely check it out. It sounds awesomesauce.
Affiliations (arts org, fun things you do, etc) :
Form follows Function, The Living Compilation, Pinoy Groove Experience
What's the one word you are guilty of using too much?
How did you end up doing what you are doing now?
Day Job: 10 months of unemployment from the AOL/Time Warner collapse 10 years ago will make you take anything! ;-) Stuck around the current company for 10 years so far through all its different incarnation. Never had the background for the job but I adapted and learned. I'm an HR Manager for a large entertainment conglomerate.
Everything Else: Film degree, love of film and music with a great deal of reverence for Pinoy music and movies, family influence, and a few years of community arts activism has allowed me to be inspired and to make friends that eventually lead to collaborations and partnerships.
Dogs or Cats, who wins? Why?
Can I say neither? No offense to dogs and cats. Not a pet person. (But if you meant in a knife fight or something then I say cats.)
What is the best part of any given day for you?
Having a conversation with my 4 year old at the end of the day.
What is the last thing you searched for on google?
How to spell "disparate."
In a zombie apocalypse who would you want on your survival team?
No one. Because I was told in a zombie apocalypse you trust no one. Or maybe they were talking about paint ball.
What is a memorable project that you are working on or have worked on?
The Cotabato Sessions. It's a documentary short I am collaborating on with jazz drummer Susie Ibarra with help from fellow filmmakers Maya Santos and Ruelo Lozendo. We recently went to film Maguindanaoan musicians in Cotabato City in the Southern Philippines. A fundraising campaign will come out shortly to help us finish the film.
Plus a couple of projects in the works in San Francisco centering around the Philippine popular music that I blog about.
What is the best thing or meal you ever ate?
Garlic Fried Rice, fresh eggs sunny side up, and local fruits for breakfast by the beach while staying in Agoo, Philippines. So simple and perfect. I can't forget it.