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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ALDOUS HARDING: DAMN

Aldous Harding remains delphic, enigmatic, a bit sunnier (than her 2017’s Party), though no less peculiar.

THE NATIONAL: I NEED MY GIRL

Matt Berninger, the oaken baritone singer of The National, is like, as Pitchfork said: a Cary Grant interpretation of Leonard Cohen. Or I’d say: the Neil Diamond of indie rock.

ROBERT SMITH, MARY POOLE, & LOVESONG

Robert Smith penned “Lovesong” as his wedding present for Mary Poole in 1988. The two are still together, their rock ‘n’ roll marriage bucking the odds and showing no signs of, well, disintegrating.

DISCO INFERNO: THE NIGHT DANCE MUSIC DIED

41 years ago today, disco was killed by a public backlash with the infamous Disco Demolition Night at Chicago’s Comiskey Park. At least 9 were injured and 39 got arrested.

SPACE ODDITY

Today, 51 years ago, “Space Oddity” by David Bowie was released. Inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s film 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), the song is about the launch into space of Major Tom, a fictional astronaut.

MENEROKA TATANAN BARU DI SKENA MUSIK INDONESIA

Tonight I’ll have a virtual chat with Rini Siallagan, regarding the new normal in Indonesia’s music scene. Live on Instagram: @rudolfdethu @rinisiallagan; Tuesday, 7 July 2020; 7.30-8.30pm Bali time. Hope to meet y’all on Instagram tonight. Cheers.

I DON’T LIKE MONDAYS

In 1979, Brenda Ann Spencer (16) opened fire on Grover Cleveland Elementary School shooting eight children and three adults which ended up killing the school’s principal, Burton Wragg, and the caretaker, Mike Suchar. Spencer’s shooting became particularly notorious for inspiring Bob Geldof to write “I Don’t Like Mondays”.

JOHN HINCKLEY JR. FOUND NOT GUILTY

38 years ago today John Hinckley Jr., was found not guilty of attempted murder—he tried to kill President Reagan—by reason of insanity.

LOU DOILLON: WHERE TO START

Been religiously listening to anything by Lou Doillon. Her voice, totally breathtaking. Hot damn. Oh, in case you don’t know, Charlotte Gainsbourg is her half-sister and Jane Birkin is her mother.

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