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.
Had band practice so I wore something comfortable. It was also a little cold so I bundled up.
Cut up a purple Superman shirt , wore a leopard vest over it and put on a pair of really old harem pants. I like to be comfortable during practices.
Wearing a hat I made myself. I got sick of crocheting so I took up knitting for a while. I just learned how to make cables, so:
Dooda, dooda, day.
P.S. I still haven’t gotten a copy of this month’s Pulp, rats. We’re featured in the Homegrown section of the January issue!
P.P.S. Our band’s studio has a new cat. His name is Bacon, and he’s really fat.
Got a new desk because my old one was just getting overwhelmed with the amount of STUFF I do, lol. Fortunately for me my mom came to the rescue with this awesome narra bookshelf/study table that she bought when we were kids. It’s been sitting in my little brother’s room for a while, housing his comics, but he’s outgrown it and I told my mom I wanted it back!
I actually cleaned it up (above photo)
but for a while it was really just as messy as my old one, lol:
I love that it has so many compartments. My guitar is beside it, while all my cameras and lenses have their own shelf. I also put all my crochet and sewing stuff in the cabinet, which has glass so nothing sharp can fall out. The other shelves have comics I haven’t read yet, plus some mannequin heads holding my current crochet WIPs. More drawers/compartments underneath hold paper and other office supplies.
It feels great to get organized without having to use plastic bins all the time!
What’s your workstation like? :D
I haven’t posted about my crocheting in what seems like forever, but trust me, I haven’t stopped! My shop is going nuts with orders!
My shop is CLOSED until the 3rd week of January, so I’m taking this opportunity to get a breather and post about the new hat designs I’ve come up with up to this point.
Crochet/Yarn pr0n posts are placed under the tag CROCHET, [http://jadmontenegro.tumblr.com/tagged/CROCHET]so click that if you want to see related posts!
Cheshire Cat Hat
Thor Hat version 1
Princess Bubblegum Hat
Minimalist Lumpy Space Princess Hat
Thor Hat with Yellow Braids (ver 2)
And lastly, a Christmas Hat! (this one was super fun to make, haha. A customer requested it for her newborn!)
Teehee! Happy Holidays!