CHANEL & MARINIERE

Let’s celebrate Coco Chanel’s birthday—she was born in August—and pay homage to one of her greatest inventions in façon: Navy Style.

THE BIRTH OF CHANEL NO. 5

Exactly 100 years ago today, Chanel No. 5, the world’s most iconic perfume, officially debuts in Coco Chanel’s boutique on the Rue Cambon in Paris, France.

GREASERS GUISE

The youth subculture that was popularised in the 1950s to 1960s, Greasers, were originally poor kids who couldn’t afford nice clothing.

The Hydrant: Pump Up The Pompadour

Ikhwan dan akhwat pasti sudah mahfum bahwa gaya rambut personel The Hydrant—menyisir rambut ke belakang dengan dibubuhi minyak rambut berlebih serta cambang melintang—punya istilah khusus: Pompadour.

John Varvatos Ad Campaigns

John Varvatos credits his early obsession with rock ‘n’ roll as the catalyst for his interest in fashion.

Pompadour D’amour: Dari Rambut Turun Ke Hati

Jika seksama diperhatikan ada satu paguyuban senandung yang kiprahnya sedang moncer di skena musik alternatif Nusantara: The Hydrant. Selain merupakan pionir di kancah rockabilly negeri ini, terdapat pula hal unik yang menjadi ciri khas kuartet asal Bali tersebut yaitu rambut klimis dan rapi jalinya.

The Upstairs: Katalika

Terakhir kali menghentak khalayak lewat Magnet! Magnet! pada 2009, grup new wave asal Jakarta ini akhirnya muncul kembali di senja warsa 2012 dengan album tergresnya bertajuk Katalika.

Big Durian and Jason Tedjasukmana

When it comes to the person who should be asked about hot spots in the Big Durian, Jason is definitely the one, having lived in Jakarta since the late 90s.

Rock-n-Roll Exhibition: DJUNDI PRAKASHA

Edition: October 19, 2011

Rock-n-Roll-Exhibition: DJUNDI PRAKASHA
U2 and I: My U224

:: Playlist, intro, song descriptions, and photos, handpicked and written by Djundi Himself ::

It was the Live Aid concert 1985 which started my love for this band. It wasn’t the first time that I had heard about U2, but it was this show that made me fall in love with this group from Ireland.

Craziness, that is how some people may describe my love of this band, but this love and craziness which I have is only the start of it. Because of my love of this band I have travelled almost around the world just to see their shows. Up to now I have seen U2 16 times since my first show in Stuttgart in 1993 to my last time in Perth 2010. The last six shows were in my playground: the front row of the concert.

Chicago in 2005, the Vertigo tour was like a blessing to me, a true gift. I am not saying that I am ungrateful for all the other times I have seen them but at this show I got the chance to get my picture taken with Bono. From what I remember, I shouted to him, “Bono, please can I have my picture taken with you. I am your fan from Indonesia and have come to Chicago just to celebrate your birthday.” I hadn’t noticed but Bono was looking at me and said “Really? Sure. Here.” Damn, I was speechless after that moment. It was a dream come true after all the years and miles of following them. I am also on the DVD deluxe version of this concert—even if only for a second and you have to press pause to find me but, hey, I was there in U2 DVD history!

Still the Vertigo tour 2006 and I was in Melbourne. I got the chance to shake hands with all of the band and got all their signatures on my U218 deluxe album alsoAI got the chance to have a photo with the founding father of U2, Larry Mullen Jr.

In Perth, December 2010, I think I was the only one who got a setlist from both nights and also got a photograph with the U2 stage manager Rocko Reddy.

If I start talking about my U2 collection it will be a very long story. Instead just come to my U2 bar in Bandung and let me tell you and show you some of my U2 collection.

My love of U2 doesn’t just stop at collecting and going to shows but also in seeing locations connected to them. I have been to Dublin twice and stayed a night in the Clarence hotel (own by Bono and the Edge). I took photos outside of Bono’s and Larry’s houses. I would like to see more than just the sites in Dublin though, places such as Eze, The Million Dollar Hotel and Sun Studio etc……

Here we are – this is my U2 play list, to all of you who love U2, or doesn’t.

Radio streaming live: http://army.wavestreamer.com:6356/listen.pls

Mo’ Mohawk, Mo’ Mohican

Sebagian sejawat pasti amat kenal grup musik The Exploited. Benar, kontingen asal Edinburgh, Skotlandia, tersebut merupakan entitas yang amat disegani hingga kini dan sering disebut sebagai salah satu pionir Punk Rock. Oleh penganut “sekte” Street Punk, gaya rambut sang vokalis, Wattie Buchan, bak dijadikan identitas resmi, simbol paling sahih.

Lalu band-band dengan kadar ekstrem setingkat, bak terbawa arus. Sebut saja misalnya The Casualties dan projek sampingan gitaris Rancid, Lars Frederiksen & The Bastards.

Apa julukan rambut bak cendrawasih itu? Di Amerika disebut Mohawk. Sementara di Inggris lebih dikenal dengan Mohican.

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