Other than getting a sneak peak at our newest co-host of the show, Angelika Cruz (known to her fans better as the lovable Angelicopter), Good Times welcomed its first musical guest on Watchpad – none other than the lead vocalist/keyboardist of pinoy rock band Armi Millare!
DJ Angelika Schmeing-Cruz with Jericho Rosales
Up Darma Down with a twist
Armi’s guesting follows her bagging of best female vocalist at the prestigious AVIMA Awards. Her group Up Darma Down also won accolades the AVIMA for their music video interpretation of their hit song “Sana.” The spellbinding song on its own and it could have conjured up a million different visuals to associate as a music video, but in typical UDD fashion, the final product was a blend of musically magical potpourri.
Sana’s music video, which was directed by Pancho Esguerra, is on a planet of its own, drawing up the good ol’ days of Atari arcade video games, pitting two contestants in a “staged” real life video game to win the heart of their awaiting damsel (there is a twist to the plot right at the end).
Armi Millare, Carlos Tanada, Paul Yap & Ean Mayon
of Up Darma Down
Armi wowed her fans by stepping out of her comfort zone and doing an impromptu acoustic set on Good Times. Instead of playing the keyboard, she opted to strum it out on the guitar. It was the first time in a long time that Millare has performed without her UDD bandmates. Armi enthralled listeners with her ethereal solo renditions of Up Darma Down classics like “Oo,” “Pag-agos” and of course, the award-winning “Sana.” But the unexpected highlight of the program was when Armi sang a mesmerizing cover of the John Mayer song “Heartbreak Warfare.”
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