REMEMBERING LEE

Eleven years ago today, “the hooligan of British fashion”, Aexander McQueen, CBE, one of the most celebrated designers of our time, committed suicide. However, his work and vision still inspire the fashion world to create revolutionary, avant-garde, out of this world creations.

THE DISAPPEARANCE OF RICHEY EDWARDS

26 years ago today, Richey Edwards of Manic Street Preachers vanished leaving no clues to his whereabouts. He left The Embassy Hotel in London, England, at 7am. Edwards & James Dean Bradfield (lead singer and lead guitarist of Manics) were due to fly to the United States on a promotional tour. His car was found on the Severn Bridge—a notorious suicide spot—16 days later.

THE KILLING OF STEVE BIKO

24 years ago today, in South Africa, four apartheid-era police officers, appearing before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, admit to the 1977 killing of Bantu Stephen Biko, a leader of grassroots anti-apartheid campaign known as the Black Consciousness Movement.

THE BIRTH OF FRISBEES

64 years ago today, machines at the Wham-O toy company roll out the first batch of their aerodynamic plastic discs—now known to millions of fans all over the world as Frisbees.

PADA PAGEBLUK INI, SKENA BALI PALING BERNYALI

Great art comes from great pain. Mungkin inilah fenomena yang sedang terjadi di skena musik Pulau Bali. Para seniman malah menjadi kian kreatif kala digencet nestapa. Musisi, terutama beberapa bulan belakangan ini, kembali meramaikan belantika. Entah merilis karya, entah konser virtual dan di jagat nyata. Faktor signifikan lain yang membuat kancah musik di Bali tetap tegar tentu saja karena ekosistem musik di Bali yang kokoh dan terbilang komprehensif, semua syarat telah komplet. Hantaman Covid-19 cuma menggoyahkan fondasi sementara. Cuma gegar sebentar, bukan ambruk.

101 YEARS AGO, DRINKING BECAME ILLEGAL

101 years ago today, after it was ratified a year earlier on 16 January 1919, prohibition officially goes into effect, with the passage of the Volstead Act (also known as National Prohibition Act).

A DECADE OF BLANTIKA | LINIMASA

Ten years ago today, one of the biggest moments in my life, the very day I changed my title from “writer” to “author”, I officially launched my first book: BLANTIKA – LINIMASA.

SUICIDAL SINATRA: PSYCHO LOCO

Suicidal Sinatra, the pioneer of pyschobilly in Indonesia, still alive and well. They just released a tight af, high-energy tune, the soundtrack for Kustomfest called “Psycho Loco”.

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