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.

GALLOWS: MISERY

A sad, painful, anxious & venomous song. Sung by half human half wolves.

HOW CAN CREATIVE SPACES SURVIVE THE PANDEMIC?

Join me this Thursday, 18 June, at Livit’s weekly virtual event, Business in The Time of Corona, and share some insights about how Rumah Sanur & creative spaces can survive the pandemic.

YEAH YEAH YEAHS: SACRILEGE

Arty yet sexy take on garage punk meets Karen O’s riot glam-grrrl persona, two badass elements that shaped Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

THE BRAVERY: AN HONEST MISTAKE

Still remember this almost-New Order, The Smiths-sadness, dark synth-Gary Numan, faux-The Killers song? Still remember “An Honest Mistake”?

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