WEAR A MASK OR GO TO JAIL
In an effort to curb the spread of Spanish Flu in 1918, some states in the US quarantined citizens; others made the wearing of face masks mandatory, at the same time as shutting down “all places of amusement”. According to a law passed in San Francisco in October of that year, on the day that state-wide infections passed 50,000, anyone seen not wearing a gauze face covering was subject to fines that ranged from $5 to $100 and the possibility of 10 days’ imprisonment.
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ANNA CALVI: ALPHA
Totally fell in love with the British goth-rock guitar virtuoso: Anna Calvi. She’s been noted also for her powerful, wide-ranging operatic contralto voice and sometimes androgynous stage appearance. Her accolades include three Mercury prize nominations, one Brit Award nomination, and a European Border Breakers Award.
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POHON TUA CREATORIUM: REGENERASI MAKSIMUM
Keberadaan Dadang Pranoto menjadi kian penting di skena Bali khususnya serta Nusantara umumnya pada hari ini. Manuvernya membangun label rekaman Pohon Tua Creatorium terbukti telah sangat membantu mendongkrak harkat musik Bali di kancah nasional. Padahal labelnya belum lama berdiri. Dua entitas yang ia bina misalnya, Nosstress dan Made Mawut, melambung gila ketenarannya sejak dibidaninya.
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GEMPITA ROCKABILLY NUSANTARA: SEJARAH, EVOLUSI & GEMAH RIPAH
Napak tilas lahir dan tumbuh kembangnya rockabilly di Indonesia. Bagaimana The Hydrant merevolusi skena serta mengubah citra musik bapak-bapak menjadi keren kekinian.
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Anugerah Musik Bali: Puncak Digdaya Skena Pulau Dewata
Bali kembali berulah, membuktikan diri sebagai sosok yang walau kecil namun begitu kuat sekaligus berbahaya.
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PROPAGANDA, MUSIK & AKTIVISME
Rudolf Dethu adalah sosok di balik panggung dalam kesuksesan band-band asal Bali. Mulai dari Superman Is Dead sampai The Hydrant merasakan tangan dinginnya.
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THIS MUST BE THE PLACE

I have a forever soft spot for this song. I immediately get little tears in my eyes, get goosebumps each and every time.

PTC PARTICIPLES CIRCUIT: THE SCENE THAT CELEBRATES ITSELF

Fenomena yang sedang menggejala pada label rekaman Pohon Tua Creatorium (PTC) belakangan ini relatif mirip dengan kejadian pada awal 90an di wilayah Thames Valley, London. Para musisi skena indie—didominasi pegiat shoegaze—kerap kongkow-kongkow di area tersebut, saling mendatangi konser satu sama lain, meminjam personel, tukar menukar anggota, mengisi posisi lowong antar band: The Scene That Celebrates Itself.

CHIEF JOSEPH SURRENDERS

Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce peoples surrenders to U.S. General Nelson A. Miles in the Bear Paw mountains of Montana, declaring “Hear me, my chiefs: My heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever.”

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS, THE CATCHIEST SONG OF ALL TIME

“We Are the Champions” is the catchiest song of all time, according to science. “Y.M.C.A.” by the Village People, Europe’s “The Final Countdown”, and “Livin’ on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi were also in the list.

DAKOCAN SHOW & MAZHAB MALCOM MCLAREN

Beberapa pekan silam saya diundang ke acara berseri lewat kanal YouTube, Dakocan Show, yang diasuh oleh Yu Megasari dan didukung penuh oleh Kopi Banyuatis. Ngobrol soal band/branding/business pula personal.

SIOUX’S CRAZY HORSE IS KILLED

143 years ago today, one of the most notable and iconic of Native American warriors, Oglala Sioux leader Crazy Horse is fatally bayoneted by a U.S. soldier after resisting confinement in a guardhouse at Fort Robinson, Nebraska.

THE LAST NATIVE AMERICAN WARRIOR, GERONIMO, SURRENDERS

On this date in 1886, the last Native American warrior, Apache leader Geronimo, surrenders to U.S. government troops. For 30 years, the Native American warrior had battled to protect his tribe’s homeland; however, by 1886 the Apaches were exhausted and hopelessly outnumbered.

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