Post’s 4th edition of Selecter FM Session featuring Yason Banal kept up with the “spirit” of the foreign-adapted holiday All Hallow’s Eve with its Friday the 31th: Party Like You’re Dead. For this Halloween edition, Yason has asked 31 artists to contribute a song each making up a compilation of dance-y tunes for the “dead”. Included in this compilation is an Exquisite Corpse text from 31 artists tasked to send a 31-word text, which can either be an original text, or appropriated, paraphrased, cut and pasted, fiction or non-fiction, all made in the the spirit of revelry and death (be it physical or metaphysical state of being “dead”, critical or creative, silly or serious). The contributions were from Lee brothers Rox and Romeo, Gaston Damag, Paul Pfeiffer, Poklong Anading, Ringo Bunoan, Maria Taniguchi, Peewee Roldan, Caliph8, Kiko Escora, Bea Camacho, Mall Suicide (Pow Martinez & Jeona Zoleta), curating duo Sidd Perez and Lian Ladia Planting Rice, among others.
The 31 song-compilation in turn was burned on to CDs and given to 13 party-goers who gamely dressed up for that night. Since most of the attendees are artists, expect the unexpected and the sardonic indeed.
Stoner doom metal band Surrogate Prey and avant-pop duo Jol3na played live that night as well.
The Master of Ceremonies Yason
The VIP lounge lamay room where all the videos are played
the halloween decor/installation, courtesy of Jeona Zoleta and Catalina Africa
channeling The Police’s Wrapped Around Your Finger, budget mode
Yason’s students in complete attendance
Carmina Villaroel endorsed costume
the shining twins
The “costume” winners
Lil Wayne aka Direk Carlo J. Caparas
Plain white shirt twins
the unemployed artist
the lubricant bunny
the public school girl school girl
where the wild things are
Mr. and Mrs. JJ
Suicide Girl Bombers
Geopolitical relations – Ms. Saigon and Tropic Thunder
Some obscure Norwegian music reference
Super Mix-A-Lot DIY
Grand Prize winner because we don’t know what this is supposed to be but wow!
photo credits to MM Yu and blog author