He’s one of those true-blue Pinoy musicians you see around watching gigs at Saguijo and Route 196. If you ask him how he got into music, he’ll tell you that it happened when his sister started taking piano lessons.
We sat down with him for a quick bit for this new series for 8List.ph, “The Playlist,” where he’ll interview fellow musicians and celebrities about their, well, playlists. To start it off, we asked him about his alone time/man cave music because we wanted to know a bit about what keeps him creative and what goes on in his mind when he’s not doing his regular things.
And so, here’s The Playlist from Zach.
Released: 2013 (Bloodshot Records)
“I like parks and long walks. ‘Colorful Kids’ gets me walking fast.”
Released: 1993 (Sub Pop)
“When writing songs, sometimes I need to reset my head—akin to smelling coffee beans when checking out fragrances. ‘Sunday’ does it for me.”
Released: 2007 (Beggars Banquet)
“This is my night song. Call me weird but i also like sitting in the dark and just zone out. ‘Start a War’ gets me in the mood for some solo sulking and therapeutic cave time.”
Released: 2013 (Atlantic)
“‘Bats’…okay, I ride a lot. Listening to music while riding a motorcycle is not really safe. I sometimes do it though. (Hope my mom is not into 8List.ph or I wont hear the end of it.) This song can get me revving.”
Released: 2009 (V2, Loyauté, Glassnote)
“My man cave also consists of cleaning things. With something intimate like cleaning guitars (intimate kasi ang daming singit singit and one needs to focus) I listen to this…over and over and over. Next thing you know I’ve been detailing a guitar for six hours.”
Year Released: 2014 (Tao Music)
“Among other things, I enjoy cleaning and tidying up are my scoots. For this, I like listening to jazz and prog stuff. The latest from Bob Aves is what I have been tripping out on recently on my Sunday cleaning sessions.”
Year Released: 1990 (JMT)
“Same with 3. It’s a staple when cleaning vehicles.”
Year Released: 2007 (DFA Records)
“Ah…cave time for me also means capoeira, and cross training. LCD Soundsystem all the way!