DO YOU ROCK?
Does the frontman of Wilabaliw indeed... rock?
Ian Irving Tayao is an interesting, cool guy. While it's difficult to easily get the frontman of Wilabaliw to open up, once he begins, he offers us a wealth of information. Here's just some of what Tayao let us in on.
EVER WRECK A CAR?
Twice. Not a good sight.
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ARRESTED?
BRUSH WITH THE LAW?
Depends. I guess so. Everybody does in their own way.
BEST RUMOR ABOUT YOURSELF?
Some people thought I was dead. Funny when people start saying sh*t like that.
WORST TOUR/GIG HORROR STORY?
I’m not sure if there was. Every show, to me, is a blessing. 45 minutes of escape? Bliss.
WORST ROCK & ROLL INJURY?
I don’t even know where to start. [Laughs] Let me just say, the stage is heaven and a war zone at the same time.
BIGGEST CELEBS IN YOUR CELLPHONE?
Bong “Quality Time” Luib and Satan.
EVER KILL AN ANIMAL?
MOST EXPENSIVE ITEM OF CLOTHING YOU OWN?
I don’t buy clothes.
WORST PLACE YOU'VE EVER BEEN SICK?
On a bus going back to
from Daet. Bad case of Cellulitis from skating/ partying too much. Came from a
shoot for TNT Pilipinas’ “Unscene Daet”. Got hospitalized for 7 days then went
straight from the hospital to Manila Hong Kong to
shoot more footage. It was crazy. You can check it out on Youtube.com. Here’s
the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZpPXsfF62I
IT'S DINNER TIME; WHAT ARE YOU COOKING?
ARE YOU A GOOD LAD OR BAD LAD?
Depends. I’m a good person, I reckon. Just don’t fuck with me. Golden Rule.
THE LAST TIME YOU GAVE SOMEBODY THE FINGER?
Which hand? Kidding.
WHO DO YOU HATE MOST IN THE WORLD?
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN MISTAKEN FOR SOMEONE ELSE?
WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU HATE MOST?
Manufactured bullsh*t. Music that makes people dumb. No offense. I don’t like Lito Camo’s work and the likes. I just think there are better/ clever ways on making music. Just the music. I don’t know them personally. Maybe we can make music together so I can knock the sense out of them. That’s just my opinion. No hate involved. I respect other people’s taste and opinion. That goes for myself too.
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU PRAYED?
I pray all the time.
WHAT ARE YOU LIKE WHEN YOU'RE DRUNK?
Better OR worse. Stikes and gutters.
IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING ABOUT YOUR OWN BODY, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
My liver, lungs and throat. Get it?
ARE YOU A GENUIS?
I don’t know. But I know I am surrounded by beautiful, talented beings.
DO YOU LIKE BEING HECKLED? WHY AND WHY NOT?
No. For the simple reason that I get really lost when I’m being interrupted. I go on tangents most of the time, so I try (really hard) to explain to prove my point. Or we can just binge drink and get wanky. Kidding.
YOU SEEM VERY CHIPPER. WHAT PUTS YOU IN A BAD MOOD?
Hangover at mga pa-bibong bobo.
IF WE DRUG TESTED YOU, WHAT WOULD WE FIND?
If you had a movie made about your life, which actor would play you?
Andy Kaufmann. Please. But he’s dead.
WHO IS THE LAST PERSON YOU WANTED TO KILL, MAIM, OR INJURE?
I don’t like hurting people… Nowadays…
IAN TAYAO’S IMMEDIATE APPROVAL THE MOMENT I INVITED HIM FOR THIS INTERVIEW, PLUS HIS BEING BRUTALLY HONEST AND PRANK WHILE MAINTAINING HIS COOL DEMEANOR, NOT TO MENTION, HIM TEAMING WITH REG RUBIO, CHITO MIRANDA AND JAY CONTRERAS (FOR THE LATTER’S BAND LATEST SINGLE, MERONAKONG ANO), AND HIM ALWAYS ROCKING (READ: WASAK) ON EVERY WILABALIW’S SHOWS, proving what ALL the TATTOOS on his body showed all alonG, IT CANNOT BE DENIED: THIS ROCK STAR ROCKS BIG TIME! NEED I SAY MORE?