This Land Is Your Land

Today is the 79th anniversary of "This Land is Your Land".
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.
"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."
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!)
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.
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.
Ada paling tidak dua sosok yang gemar lari dari tanggung jawab, memilih mencuci tangan, ketika diminta bersikap tegas, menolak menjawab lugas. Yang pertama orang Indonesia: Ebiet G Ade. Yang kedua duo berkebangsaan Jerman: Milli Vanilli.


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