If there’s one local band that made me cry during a gig that would be Sugarfree. I’m not sure whether I was really sad at that time when I first saw them play at 70s Bistro or maybe because I was really taken by the lyrics of some of their songs, particularly Burnout, which happens to be one of my favorite Tagalog songs (here’s my cover of it). Their tunes have that “shet, yan talaga yung nararamdaman ko e!” vibe.
Imagine the sadness that I felt when they disbanded. I was so affected by it that I decided not to go to Eastwood and watch their last show. I thought to myself “why would I travel all the way to Eastwood just to have my heart broken? Ano ako, tange? Eventually though, I got over it, I moved on. I even had a chance to interview Ebe who was at that time planning for the launch of his first solo album and had been working on gigs.
Fast forward to this year, seeing that Ebe is obviously one of my favorite local musicians, it’s no longer a surprise that I would want to include him in my list of people that I would like to jam with for my Cover Collab project. I sent a text to him asking if we can do the Cover Collab and gladly he agreed. We tried finding a schedule that worked for us, after then I went to his pad. Ebe and I decided to do a cover of a Beatles original as well as a song from the Indigo Girls. I suggested the first one, which he agreed because it was one of his favorites, and he suggested the second song because he just loves singing it. I have not heard this Indigo Girls’ song for years and I did not have the time to memorize it, so I had to use my gadget to read the lyrics while I sing (I am such a pro…not!). Anyway, without further ado, here are the two covers that Ebe and I performed. Enjoy!