When asked the question, “Are you guys aware of how good you are?” They jokingly answer, “You’re welcome”, as a comical response that seems to imply that they are doing the world a service by making their music. All jokes aside, people who have seen them live or heard their demos would certainly permit them this remark without judgment given the group’s unquestionable ability to create and deliver music that touches the soul.
In this third instalment of Out of Tune, we take an unexpected trip with Hollywood Folk Hogan, the quartet whose captivating and unique sound helps them carve their own place in a scene that is usually occupied by fast, loud and aggressive acts, yet without strain commands the attention even of the most unwilling ears.
Out of Tune features a video format with excerpts from the full interview. For those who want to read the “full” interview (some parts may have been omitted upon the artists’ request to avoid offending sensibilities), a written transcription is also available. (Warning: Some content, themes, and language may not be suitable for minor audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.) (Disclaimer: This is a passion project with bare minimum production by someone with hardly any editing and interviewing skills so please bear with me.)
Out of Tune Verse III
HOLLYWOOD FOLK HOGAN
September 30, 2023
(Note: The following writing is based on a transcription of the interview conducted last 23 September 2023 at about 10:30 o’clock in the evening at an undetermined location in the highly elevated areas of Cebu City – possibly Trans Central Highway – of Hollywood Folk Hogan.)
(Note: The interview was conducted in the English language with the occasional Cebuano and Filipino language. For purpose of catering to possible non-Filipino and non-Cebuano speaking readers, the following transcription has already been transcribed to the English language to the best of the abilities of the author.)
(Note: This is not a 100%-accurate transcription since some words are not audible or may be misheard by the author. The author also took liberties in making grammatical corrections, and omitted repetitive words and stutters, if any. However, the substance of the answers remains faithful to the original. Moreover, the author honored the request of the interviewees to omit parts of the interview that they do not wish to be published.)
(00:00:00 – intro; what’s in a name; the boys in the band; how it started)
Patrick: Motherf***er. This will be the second take for Hollywood Folk Hogan.
(Llywi: uncontrolled laughter)
Patrick: This is Out of Tune, episode three. We are with Hollywood Folk Hogan. And for those who do not know, this is now the second take because we failed to record the first take. And where are we? Ricky can you tell us where we are right now?
Ricky: We’re in heaven. We’re actually in heaven right now.
Patrick: To be honest we really have no f***ing idea where we are right now. Anyway, this is Hollywood Folk Hogan. This will feel forced or scripted now because this will be the second time that I will be asking these guys these questions because the first round wasn’t recorded and I don’t know who to blame for that.
Patrick: Hollywood Folk Hogan. How was that name arrived at?
Ricky: NWO, baby. It’s a wrestling pun.
Patrick: Hollywood Folk Hogan was a wrestling pun, the New World Order. Why Hollywood Folk Hogan?
Ricky: Actually, because my song writing is mostly folk.
Patrick: Let’s introduce ourselves.
Ricky: I’m Ricky. I’m the guitar player and lyricist of Hollywood Folk Hogan.
Llywi: I’m Llywi. Guitarist and back-up vocals. I forgot.
Jay Ar: Jay Ar, drums.
Angelo: Angelo, bass.
Patrick: So how did this band start? How was this band formed?
Ricky: It started out as me. A solo and almost a one-off, actually. Because I was compiling songs that are playable.
Patrick: So this started as a solo act for Ricky. So who was the first member that you recruited when you decided to expand and make it into a fully band?
Ricky: Jay Ar and Llywi. They were two of the pioneers.
Patrick: So you decided that if you have a drummer, you have another guitarist, you’re good and that’s it?
Ricky: The first bass player we had was sir Luke.
Llywi: Luke, Lukemoondoe. Cosplayer guy.
Patrick: So you already have in mind Jay Ar, you have Llywi, and Luke.
Ricky: Mister Luke, god bless his soul.
Patrick: But Luke, god bless his soul was occupied at that moment, right?
Ricky: He was very busy.
Llywi: Other bands like Lomboy Bicycle Club and Awkward Dancer.
Patrick: So how did you arrive at Angelo?
Llywi: First when we knew Joshua could not commit to the band to play bass, we asked Azi from Neo-Asylum, a former band of Ricky. We had the first gig in Handuraw, I think that was after Idles night, right?
Ricky: Yes, after.
Llywi: So it was formed somehow. So we were still searching for the sound at that time.
Patrick: As far as I could recall Idles night was October of 2022 or November, early November.
Llywi: We are already one year together?
Ricky: Night of the idols.
Patrick: So after Idles night that was when you were formed.
(00:05:29 – musical direction)
Patrick: Musical direction. Tell us what was the plan when you formed this band?
Ricky: The plan was, I don’t know. It was like destroying the norm. There were a lot of indie bands, but there was also a lot of heavy stuff going on in Cebu. So why not we try something that would make them listen and at the same time it keeps us interested because it’s boring.
Patrick: So you guys are conscious that you are the only one. I don’t know, but for me you’re the only one, you’re the only band that is doing this kind of music right now. Are you aware of that?
Llywi: I think there are other bands who are doing stuff like this but mostly they do covers. They don’t do original compositions or something.
(00:07:04 – influences)
Patrick: Let’s talk about influences. Ric, what’s the influence, who are the artists that…
Patrick: We are now talking about influences of the artists that made such an impact for the band.
Ricky: Ang makapangyarihang kutsara.
Ricky: Back to the world. Back to sanity, man.
Patrick: Aside from the ang makapangyarihang kutsara, who else?
Ricky: Jack White. Because I’m a fan of the riffs. Very innovative in terms of sound.
Patrick: Given that he only has Meg to…
Ricky: Specifically, the White Stripes, but the next album is also good. The solo album. And maybe Damien Rice. Jack White.
Patrick: Bob Dylan?
Ricky: Bob Dylan, yeah. All the folk heroes.
Llywi: Ian Noe, Coulter Wall.
Ricky: Actually, I was a little bit happy that this was redone because I would like to mention this guy. You’ve heard Karl Lopez? We’ve played with him like on certain gigs.
Patrick: He’s a Cebuano Artist?
Ricky: Cebuano Artist.
Patrick: I would like to apologize because I have a very narrow world, perspective in all of these things. It’s one of the advantages in doing this kind of talks because it opens my mind. Now I’ve learned of this Karl Lopez so I’m going to check him out.
Ricky: Especially the song Pilar.
Llywi: Also Acosta.
Ricky: Megumi Acosta?
Llywi: Acorda. No. I forgot the name. The one you let me listen to Soundcloud, the folk activist.
Patrick: Alright, Jay Ar, influences apart from the artists that Ricky told you to listen to.
Jay Ar: Ikigaku, Crumb, Pink Floyd.
Llywi: Hey, that’s me.
Patrick: Gelo, influences.
Angelo: American Football, Toe, Title Fight.
Llwyi: Jack Black also. Tenacious D.
(00:11:32 – creative process and musical direction)
Patrick: Let us talk about the creative process, how you guys go about writing your music, songs.
Ricky: The songs start with me. I write the songs and I create the chords and then I send it out to them and they do their shit. Typical master-slave stuff.
Llywi: Master Ricky.
Jay Ar: Sorry, sorry, sir.
Ricky: Say my name.
Patrick: How do you guys feel about this?
Llywi: Not good.
Jay Ar: I feel offended.
Ricky: Very bad employer.
Patrick: So you’re just okay with Ricky sending you this, “work on that.”
Llywi: Because Ricky has already written some songs before Hollywood Folk Hogan was even formed. Was what I said correct?
Ricky: Okay, I will go pee so you can talk freely.
Patrick: He’s going to take a piss. Again, so the songwriting process for Hollywood Folk Hogan: Ricky writes the chords, the lyrics. He passes it on to Llywi, Jay Ar, and Angelo, for them to contribute to everything. Now with that in mind, how much freedom does Ricky give you in doing your own thing?
Llywi: When Ricky writes songs, he makes us listen to it. He just say “uhm, it’s up to you.”
Patrick: But are you guys okay with it though?
Llywi: Ricky is a very technical guy in terms of arrangement. Very precise. He likes a particular sound so we interpret his vision in the composition so we try our best to be the trio, to love god.
Patrick: In terms of Ricky’s, you said he’s very technical, he has this vision of how the sound has to be, how often do you clash in terms of the songwriting, the ideas, and everything?
Llwyi: He just let us do our shit. We don’t really clash, like fight because if he doesn’t like the sound he just says…
Jay Ar: “Change that, that’s bad.” He will tell you it’s bad, but it is up to you what you will do with it.
Llywi: The discipline is with him to make the sound.
Patrick: How often do you guys meet to make music, to practice, to create…
Llywi: Google Meets. Skype.
Patrick: So this is a virtual band, technically. You don’t meet, right? Physically, you don’t have a schedule, you don’t meet in a studio?
Ricky: Annual practice.
Llywi: We just gather together if we have new songs to arrange. But if it’s already been arranged, we just practice in our homes, Homey!
Jay Ar: We practice in the gig.
Llywi: And people would go, “oh, amazing band.” Did you see our practice? That was our practice. Just kidding.
Patrick: The gig is the practice. All jokes aside, how conscious are you guys, how aware are you of how good you sound?
Llwyi: I mean, we don’t really care how we sound to other people. We just do our stuff. We love to play. We just don’t care about people. You’re welcome.
Ricky: I care about people, man. I’m a people person.
Ricky: I hang out with my gang.
Llywi: What I’m trying to say is that we are just being genuine to what we are doing. We don’t try to affirm, seek affirmation.
Ricky: We are doing different stuff organically.
Patrick: Let’s cut Ricky off this. Are you guys happy with what you are doing?
Patrick: Really, are you guys okay, are you happy, are you comfortable? Do we have to call the police?
Llywi: Personally, I grew up listening to other stuff outside of country music. So it disciplined me as a musician not to just throw solos freely. I mean, control. Because you can shred mindlessly in metal, but in Folk Hogan, you have to be precise, you have to deliver.
Patrick: You have to serve the song.
Llywi: Yeah, you have to serve the song, the line. How to f**k up myself. “Oh, the verse is finished, this is already this part.”
Jay Ar: “Oh, so this is the chorus already?”
Ricky: Then I will glare at them.
Patrick: You guys know that you could call the police if you are already harassed.
(00:17:49 – secrets to the sound)
Patrick: Okay, let us talk about the sound. How do you guys achieve it. Let’s go first, Rick, how is the sound of Hollywood Folk Hogan achieved?
Ricky: Initial formula is chords and lyrics, and then he’s doing stuff, he’s doing tones, like guitar stuff, so I have to make sure that it is just not chords. I have to fit in with the lesser-known stuff. Something different. Something not flashy but flashy at the same time.
Patrick: Okay, gear, what is for all of you, what is that gear that you cannot, is indispensable?
Llywi: Microphone and amplifier.
Patrick: Come on, man. Rick? For you what is that equipment, piece of your setup right now that you cannot play without?
Ricky: Let us just name three for each member. For me, it’s Digital Delay 12, Boss.
Llywi: Was yours a DD-12?
Ricky: Yes, sir, I bought that shit.
Patrick: Okay, what else you got?
Ricky: Surprisingly, the booster that I have.
Patrick: And what is that booster?
Ricky: It’s the MX3 plus.
Ricky: MXR! What’s wrong with you, sir?
Patrick: MX3 is a supplement.
Ricky: Fuzz 180. And then for the guitar, specifically, if I would use one guitar for the whole band life, I think for now it’s Epiphone Dot Studio.
Patrick: Then why did you use that Thinline Telecaster that you used earlier in the gig?
Ricky: Just test the waters. It’s hollow body, I thought it could like replicate the sound.
Patrick: But you’d prefer the Dot?
Ricky: The Dot. But, surprisingly, I discovered something today?
Llywi: What it is?
Ricky: Yes, sir. Sineskwela. There are some songs that it’s better if played with the Telecaster than the Dot, so…
Patrick: Okay, for Ricky, it’s the Thinline Telecaster, DD12, and the Booster – not MX3 but MXR. Llywi, let’s go to Llywi, indispensable gear.
Llywi: When I joined Folk Hogan, I bought Slö Walrus for the sound of Hollywood Folk Hogan. Also, I’ve been constantly searching for other gears that could elevate the sound of my playing, the preamp house, the Joyo.
Ricky: There is still one, it is three.
Llywi: Mostly, just the right grit, overdriven sound. I’ve been using ever since the Marshall Drive Master Distortion.
Patrick: And for the guitars, it’s the strat?
Llywi: Strat or tele.
Patrick: Okay, Jay Ar?
Ricky: Drumstick. Those are two already.
Patrick: In a way this is to tell Ricky that this is the gear that you need. So sponsorships in the future.
Jay Ar: 5A drumstick. Sharp snare. Ride cymbals.
Llywi: You need a ride? But you have a Mio already.
Ricky: Ride to hell.
Patrick: Gelo, for Hollywood Folk Hogan, what are the things that you need?
Ricky: Por favor.
Angelo: Just give me a Fender, gaw (referring to Ricky).
Ricky: Who are you, my god sons?
(23:39 – what are you singing about?)
Patrick: What are the overall themes for Hollwood Folk Hogan? What are you guys trying to express?
Patrick: The elves.
Llywi: I mean, we are just genuinely playing something, like music.
Patrick: So the lyrics of the songs do not necessarily focus on a single topic or issue, it’s anything?
Ricky: If you have, you know, took time to hear the songs, it is actually very basic words put together. I don’t do a lot of metaphors. I’m trying to get away from that in songwriting so that even tricycle drivers can understand the words. But to compensate with using very simple words, we have to compensate with the delivery of the tone. Like tone-wise, the word fits the tone.
Patrick: For those who do not know yet, let us talk about Churches. What is that song about? The first song that you played earlier in the gig.
Ricky: Churches is about rape and religion.
Patrick: is this about the priests raping the sacristans?
Ricky: It’s a very vibrant sounding bluegrass tone. I don’t know if it’s bluegrass, but the tone.
Patrick: Churches is an upbeat song but the lyrics actually is kind of dark.
Llywi: It’s a juxtaposition.
Patrick: Now Heavy Rain is my favorite song, for now, for this band.
Llywi and Ricky: You’re welcome.
Patrick: Tell us about Heavy Rain, what is it about?
Ricky: It’s about getting trapped. Trapped somewhere.
Jay Ar: Trapped in “Singapore.”
Llywi: Not necessarily in the desert, right?
Patrick: In the flood of Singapool.
Ricky: When the funds are almost gone, flood in AS Fortuna.
Llywi: It could be a general…
Patrick: Feeling of being trapped.
Ricky: Or stampede in Carbon Public Market.
Patrick: So according to Hollywood Folk Hogan, Heavy Rain, as sweet as the sound is, as good as Heavy Rain sounds, they said that the meaning is feeling of being trapped, being helpless, just like about the plight of every Filipino.
Llywi: Singapore-like Cebu!
Ricky: Bobbi Olvido, represent!
Llywi: Shout out, Bob!
(00:26:41 – Most Memorable Experience)
Patrick: How about the most memorable experience for the band?
Ricky: Bacolod. It was a very funny right. Very funny bunch of people involved in doing funny stuff. So Bacolod is…
Llywi: We played Bingo.
Ricky: The plan was to drive from Cebu to Tabuelan at 6 A.M. But some very funny band people decided to meet at a drinking establishment in Mabolo. So some funny band people, and some obliged, some are still human.
Llywi: There’s one thing about the GPS in your van that you got caught.
Ricky: Let’s not include that.
Llwyi: That was so funny.
Ricky: At 2 A.M. I went. I thought I was the only one. But there was already so many band people drinking there. They were there since 1 A.M. Very punctual.
Patrick: Okay, for context, there was this Bacolod tour where the local indie bands here in Cebu went to Bacolod, took a road trip and, yeah, there’s this fan, particularly, called a party van driven by this guy, and JB, and Luke, from Awkward Dancer, and it turned out to be one hell of an epic ride.
Ricky: Mystery van.
Patrick: I understood that Gelo was not part of that, can you tell people why you were not part of that Bacolod road trip?
Angelo: I had girlfriend duties.
Ricky: You didn’t have to admit that. You could have said I was in a brawl with someone, I had to beat someone up, he was brought to the hospital.
Patrick: Let’s be fair, Gelo, since you were not part of the Bacolod trip, for you, what’s the most memorable experience while in this band?
Angelo: First time meeting them.
Patrick: Were you scared?
Angelo: I didn’t know them, so I didn’t feel anything. After practice they said, “tukar ta na.” I was like, “what the hell, it’s my first time practicing with you.” So we just went straight to La Madera.
Jay Ar: Homecourt.
Angelo: So that was it, first time we met we went to a gig.
Patrick: For people who don’t know these guys, they’re really competent. They know what they’re doing.
Ricky and Llywi: Sometimes.
Ricky: Most of the time no.
Patrick: In fact, I’ve mentioned this before, but I’ll reiterate it, I wrote this in my notes before I interviewed them, they may appear like goofing around and everything but there’s always this air that these guys know what they’re doing and they take it seriously. You know the Dragonball thing, the scouter, that will gauge the power of the Saiyans that will be seen, the combined power of these guys will be off the charts. Anyway, let’s move on. For the three of you (Ricky, Llywi, and Jay Ar), it’s the Bacolod trip, for you (Angelo) it’s the first time meeting these guys where you were immediately told to play in a gig even without knowing them first.
(00:31:20 – worst experience)
Patrick: What’s the worst experience for you?
Ricky: Worst experience?
Llywi: What you said earlier. It’s not the worst, just funny.
Ricky: Funny, what?
Llwyi: The one where I was not there, the Lady Bug thing.
Ricky: Oh, yeah, the Lady Bug thing. We were in a schedule for a practice session. Annual practice session. All the guys agreed except for Llywi because he was making love to something.
Ricky: Something, maybe a tree. Random potholes.
Patrick: Llywi is making love to an inanimate object. We will not judge if that’s your thing.
Ricky: Very environmental guy. Me, Jay Ar and Angelo where at Pitch Overhaul, which is our go-to place.
Llywi and Jay Ar: Uncle Mike!
Ricky: Large T-shirt.
Patrick: Again the question was the worst experience and they said that it was meeting in Pitch Overhaul, Llywi was not there because he’s making love to an inanimate object which they could not name, okay, proceed.
Ricky: I was just diddling the guitar, I was just playing around. I see Jay Ar, like very tense. He was very tense when he came in. I think he was out of his mind.
Patrick: He was not doing anything?
Ricky: He was doing something, but not the good stuff. Then me and Jay Ar were playing some tunes. I started playing a line. The song Lady Bug. It’s like one song with four patterns or five patterns. We were playing, playing, playing. And then I think of something new, okay, this one I’ll include this. I didn’t really practice the song. I told them that I had a new song, but I didn’t really practice the song. I was just tripping out.
Patrick: It’s not yet finalized, it’s not yet…
Ricky: It’s not yet finalized, it’s just to tease Jay Ar. I decided to create the lines, blah, blah, blah. And then Jay Ar was at the verge of breaking his drumsticks and throwing it to Micheal Yap. Going ballistic.
Patrick: Okay, so how did it end up? How did the session end up with Jay Ar almost going Hulk?
Ricky: Amazingly, I was doing it to just f**k him off, to break his soul. Then the guy pulled it off. Surprisingly, the guy pulled it off. My problem was now how to remember the song, how I played it. The joke was on me.
Patrick: You did not record?
Ricky: I have a recorded song, but I did not have like a chord line.
Patrick: Because it was spontaneous, you just made it right there and then?
Ricky: It was a burden.
Llywi: It was a burden that you created, man.
Ricky: I listened to the song, blah, blah, blah, then I grabbed my guitar. It was a two-minute burden.
(00:36:07 – dream collab)
Patrick: If you guys could work with an artist, anyone, who would it be?
Angelo: Ashtrays to Gaza.
Llywi: I would definitely want to work with Jack Black?
Ricky: Surprisingly, Ray Valera. Essential elements of songwriting, man.
(00:37:50 – changes, anyone?)
Patrick: If there is anything that you can change in the band, speak freely, don’t be afraid of Ricky, what would it be?
Jay Ar: Practice time.
Angelo: I’m just okay. Ricky is a nice guy.
Ricky: You’re welcome.
Patrick: Guys, you have to understand this is how afraid they are of Ricky.
Llywi: I am not afraid of this f***er. Oh, wait, we are scared because he is driving.
Ricky: Their outfits, man. They look like f***ing tree people. They look like f***ing homeless guys, man. They have to look classy. They have to look good. It looks like I am playing with a bunch of homeless people who could play instruments. We’re marketing a public friendly sound, but we look like s**t.
Patrick: Since we are in this topic, how would like them to dress up?
Ricky: You know, wear something like you’re going to the office because the stage is our office.
Patrick: You are perfectly excused if you will disband and form your own band or kick him out.
Ricky: Life will be sad.
(00:40:42 – what’s on your playlist?)
Patrick: Let’s talk about your current listens. Ricky, what are the most recent music or artist that you have been listening to.
Ricky: I have been listening to Patsy Cline. (Sings a Patsy Cline tune) And then also a lot of Karen Dalton. Just because I was very fascinated with the minimal guitar riffs that they are playing in their tracks.
Llywi: I’ve been listening to Depeche Mode, the Memento Mori album. The latest album they have. And Tell Us A Lie, the one the Kukuk’s guy recommended.
Ricky: We had a tattoo session. The guy stabbed me with little needles and formed something.
Patrick: If you guys need tattoos, Llywi also does tattoos.
Llywi: And then after when we had a tattoo session, we met this foreign guy from Scandinavia, I think, he recommended us the band Tell Us A Lie, and then I listened to it for quite some time. And the third one is Brekky Boy, it’s a progressive band, but they are using keyboards and bass and drums. They’re just three-piece.
Jay Ar: Lately, Karen O, Sabbath and Jose Mari Chan.
Llywi: No, he’s stupid.
Patrick: We take this seriously. He listens to Karen O, Black Sabbath, and the union buster Jose Mari Chan.
Angelo: I’ll just name one band. The one I listened to earlier, Duster.
Angelo: Shout out, Milkmus!
(00:43:45 – what’s next?)
Patrick: What is the band getting busy with these days? Apart from playing gigs, is there an album coming up, what are we expecting?
Llywi: We’re still working on it.
Patrick: When we say working, how far are we?
Ricky: You want to ask how many songs we have or…
Llywi: We have songs already prepared.
Ricky: For the one-year span, I think it’s twenty-two, something.
Patrick: For a span of one-year, Hollywood Folk Hogan said that they already have twenty-two songs. It’s like, I don’t know, it’s double album’s worth of work.
Ricky: We are filtering.
Llwyi: It’s not even been heard by people yet.
Patrick: So they have twenty-two songs that they have to filter through to decide on which songs to be used. Have you heard these twenty-two songs?
Llywi: He (Ricky) has many reserved songs.
Jay Ar: He just randomly sends them to us.
Patrick: Is there a target date for the release of this album?
Ricky: Before fifty.
Llywi: We don’t really have a target date.
Ricky: We’re still in the process of looking for people who would cater the sound.
Llywi: We’re nitpicking the one who could produce, who can deliver our expectation.
Patrick: Is this self-recorded?
Llywi: Before it was Baks.
Patrick: Speaking of Baks, there was a song earlier that you dedicated to Baks, what was this about? Do you miss Baks?
Ricky: I miss Baks.
Llywi: Baks, where are you?
Jay Ar: Very.
Patrick: What was Baks position in the band previously
Ricky: Baks was the one who recorded the first few demos of the band.
Patrick: So you felt that without Baks that there was this void that was created?
Ricky: No. Positively when we took off the stems of the songs, it was a blessing in disguise that he went off. We have to do things that are Baks-approved, but at the same time when you listen to it constantly, it’s not approved by me.
Patrick: So Baks has a lot of say, previously, in the band?
Ricky: Yes, because he was the one to patch all the sound to materialize into a song. Because, honestly, we are all individual players. I don’t believe in teamwork. I mean, if it works for you, it works for you. I don’t give a shit about teamwork.
Llywi: Also, Erwin co-produced it, right?
Ricky: Yeah, Erwin co-produced it.
Patrick: Erwin again you’re mentioned in this. Why is Erwin always there?
(00:47:35 – stupid questions in a box)
Patrick: Okay, we are now near the end of our interview so we’re going to that stupid s**t. The stupid questions in a box. So I’m trying to shuffle it right now. So how it works is that you’ll pick random questions from this pile of things. So you’ll just have to answer it, alright?
Ricky: I’d like to request Jig Gy to be part of the stupid questions.
Patrick: Jig, your presence is required. They want you in this. We do not deny our guests their request.
Ricky: It’s very historical to read stupid questions with stupid people, right?
Patrick: What question do you have?
Ricky: The world is ending in an hour, how would you spend your last moments? Biting the flabby cheeks of my son. Daughter, not son. No, no, biting the flabby cheeks of my little daughter.
Llywi: You are on your deathbed and a song is playing, what song would that be?
Ricky: Heavy Rain, what else?
Llywi: A Tu Le Monde by Megadeth.
Jay Ar: If you could choose your nationality what would that be?
Llywi: California, motherf***er!
Jay Ar: Filipino still.
Patrick: You won’t justify or explain your answer, you just want to be Filipino.
Jay Ar: No.
Ricky: Clem, Clem. Pinoy ako.
Jay Ar: Pure-blooded.
Patrick: Jay Ar is patriotic.
Angelo: If you could choose how you would die, how would it be? I just want to get eaten by a shark or a bear or something.
Patrick: Why would you choose a painful death? Of all ways to die he wants to get eaten by a shark or a bear.
Jig Gy: If you can bring back to life any person just for a day, who would that be? My mother, of course.
Ricky: If I could bring someone from the dead to life again, Marcos so he can die again, a painful death.
(00:52:18 – where to check them out?)
Patrick: For anyone who wants to listen or to check out the works of Hollywood Folk Hogan, where would they go to?
Llywi: Just watch out!
Patrick: We just established that Hollywood Folk Hogan just recently made a Facebook account. They have Facebook now.
Llywi: Because we’re knuckleheads. We don’t upload s**t on social media.
Patrick: Okay, if they want to go listen to you, they just go to your gigs.
Llywi: Go to our gigs.
Ricky: P.M. me, man. “I want a demo, can I hear some of your tracks, do you have a demo?” P.M. me.
Llywi: P.M. and buy the demo.
Patrick: If you want to hear the music of Hollywood Folk Hogan, you message Luis Ricardo Coyoca.
Ricky: No, you message the page.
Llywi: You message the page because he will not reply.
Ricky: You’re ruining the page, man.
Patrick: My apologies. You have to message the newly-established Facebook page of Hollywood Folk Hogan.
Llywi: Hollywood Folk Hogan!
(00:53:31 – closing)
Patrick: Guys, we have driven, I don’t know how many kilometers away from the city we are right now. And it’s quite scary because the wind is already howling and everything, it’s quite cold, we don’t know where we are. Thank you, Ricky, for brining us here, wherever we are. Guys, this is Out of Tune, Episode Three out of Twelve. Thank you.
Llywi: Take two!
Patrick: Yeah, this is take two. Thank you, Hollywood Folk Hogan. Thank you, Ricky. Llywi, Jay Ar, Gelo. Thank you. We have Jig Gy working behind the camera for the photos. Thank you, Hollywood Folk Hogan. What are you doing, man? Let’s go, I have to piss.