The Cure Vs The Smiths

I love both bands. Pretty much the same quantity of love. But, yeah, true, every time Morrissey, the bigmouth strikes again, I’ll start questioning my loyalty to Moz—and The Smiths, to a certain degree.

Bad Reputation

38 Years ago, Bad Reputation, Joan Jett’s debut solo studio album was released.

Is Morrissey Rockabilly?

Same question that is commonly asked about Social Distortion, can Morrissey be called rockabilly?

Bumblebee & The Smiths

Finally had a chance to see Bumblebee last night. I bet most of you have seen it already. I don’t really follow Transformers, Star Wars, Star Trek, anything in that genre. I mean I’d still go to the cinemas to see those flicks. But mostly due to FOMO—fear of missing out. Plus I always like the ritual of going to the movies, watch motion pictures from a huge screen, and experiencing Dolby/THX/DTS, any sophisticated sound system.

Helena Bonham Carter: Life Is Art

“I think everything in life is art. What you do. How you dress. The way you love someone, and how you talk. Your smile and your personality. What you believe in, and all your dreams. The way you drink your tea. How you decorate your home. Or party. Your grocery list. The food you make. How your writing looks. And the way you feel. Life is art.”

Mambo Italiano

Today, 64 years ago, Rosemary Clooney was at no. 1 on the UK singles chart with “Mambo Italiano”. The song was banned by all ABC owned stations in the US because it “did not reach standards of good taste” (ha!)

Protect Ya Neck

Been spending most of my weekends in bed and watching this Netflix series, Hip-Hop Evolution.

Geliat Musik Bali: Kecil, Kuat, Berbahaya

Tanpa terasa, tiada dinyana, sebentar lagi kita bakal masuk ke tahun baru 2019. Jika seksama diperhatikan, di skena musik, ada fenomena menarik yang terjadi. Kota-kota besar di Jawa seperti Jakarta, Bandung, dan Jogja yang tadinya seolah menggiring selera anak muda Nusantara, belakangan tampak berkurang. Terjadi pergeseran kekuatan.

Paul Daniel Frehley Auditioned For Wicked Lester

Today, Jan 03, 46 years ago, Paul Daniel Frehley auditioned for Wicked Lester. He spotted an advertisement for a lead guitarist in The Village Voice magazine. Frehley auditioned for Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, and Peter Criss. Even though they weren’t very impressed with Frehley’s fashion taste—he wore one red and one orange sneaker—they liked what they heard from his playing.

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