My first EP (Fixed Points & Pendulums) launched June 22, 2012.
My second (Detours) launched June 23, 2013.
Listen to my band's entire discography here.
Check out one of my music videos below!
Jad Montenegro is musician and all-around bag lady. The music started out with Jad playing solo acoustic acts in Davao after moving here from Manila. She hosted two rock shows called Muzika del Sur and Durian Shake.
She eventually met and formed a band with drummer Dave Ibao and bassist Pjoe Sabanpan, who were both involved with their own bands at the time.
Prior to forming a band, Jad won Best Pop Artist in 2009 at the Muzika Del Sur Awards, and Best Music Video in 2010 for her song The Backyard.
They have since won other awards and been featured in a number of magazines and publications, notably Pulp Magazine and the Philippine Daily Inquirer. They were also artist of the month for Radio Republic, Davao Music Nation, Lieu Magazine, and altMNL.
In 2012 they were joined by Eric Luzada (lead guitar) and Carlo Garcia (drums). Dave Ibao shifted instruments (from drums to lead guitar).
The band is now composed of:
Jad Montenegro - guitar, vocals
Dave Ibao - guitar, backing vocals
Eric Luzada - lead guitar
Pjoe Sabanpan - bass
Garcia - drums, backing vocals
The band released their first EP Fixed Points and Pendulums on June 22, 2012.
They released their second EP Detours on June 23, 2013.
Listen to their entire discography here.
To support her bad habits, like playing gigs for free and producing indie albums, Jad works from home as a writer and graphic artist. She is married to professional comic illustrator John Amor, a.k.a The Boy.
Hey guys! It’s been ages since I posted a DIY! I’ve been busy with my band, work, and family stuff. We’ve been doing a lot of traveling this year, so I’ve been neglecting the blog. But here’s a DIY to make up for it!
As DIY’s go this tutorial was pretty easy to do. It t
k me about 2 hours, but that was because my sewing machine kept jamming. If you use tacky glue instead of sewing it’ll probably take you about 45 minutes!
Sewing Machine (you can sew by hand too, or use fabric glue)
Cool patterned fabric (pick a stiff fabric that’s not hard to sew through, easier to work with)
fabric marker for tracing around stuff (i just used a pen *shrug)
your ipad / mini
an old cardboard box ( i used a box our electric fan came in)
Trace your ipad onto the cardboard panels.
Make two tracings, then cut them out.
You should have two cardboard panels.
cut a thin strip of cardboard to act as a spine. This is only for reference - it tells you how much space to leave in the middle later when you sew everything together.
You can look at your store-bought ipad case to figure out how wide a space you need for the spine.
>Now arrange your cardboard panels and place them on top of your fabric. The fabric should be folded in half. Cut around the panels.
I taped my cardboard to the fabric temporarily while I cut around everything. this is what I was left with after cutting:
I removed the tape, all the cardboard panels, and placed my two sheets of fabric together.
I folded the fabric again and cut them in half, leaving me with 4 panels.
Okay, from here on out it’s diagrams (YAY!!! lol) because I was too lazy to sew, take a picture, sew, take a picture… :|
LOL. Anyway, here are IRL pics.
By the way, I didn’t come up with this tutorial from scratch. Basically I had this urge to pimp out my boring blue ipad case so I googled DIY IPAD CASE and got a whole lot of ideas. A lot of them were too fiddly for me, so I combined a lot of them and made some hacks (aka shortcuts) here and there because I’m lazy. littlemisslovelyvintage had the best (read: easiest) one, I think.
Anyway, some cons I can see to making a case out of fabric is this:
unless you use transparent thread or fabric that doesn’t fray, the seam is going to look kind of wonky. so I had to go over my middle seam 3-4 times trying to even it out (i used black thread, so I had to make sure it looked ok from the exterior).
Also, it is really hard to sew a casing that has cardboard inside it! Well, not impossible, but not easy either.
Also, sewing the elastic holders by hand was a pain. Because I hate sewing anything by hand, and the back has little black stitches from where I sewed through the cardboard. Basically, my hand stitching SUCKS, so I’m not too happy with the back stitches, but that’s just me.
All in all I think my case turned out pretty ok, and I found a use for my patterned fabric that I got off a sale bin in NCCC Mall for P25 a yard.
Hope you enjoyed this DIY!