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Soundtrack to the end of world. Apocalypse is coming, darling.

UDERZO DIED AT 92

The French comic book artist, Uderzo, passed away a few days ago due to heart attack. He’s well known in Indonesia via Asterix & Obelix.

SPANISH FLU VS SALT WATER

During World War 1, reporting of the Spanish Flu was largely supressed in order to maintain morale amongst the troops. Spain was not involved in the war and had not imposed wartime censorship. As a result, the media was free to report on it and coverage of the virus only increased when King Alfonso XIII came down with a nasty case. The Allies only read in depth accounts from Spanish sources and so they naturally assumed the country was ground zero for the pandemic.

Wham! Bang! You’re Dead, Man!: Soundtracks of Last-Kiss Goodbye

Today is the 1st anniversary of BlokRokinBeats. Each and every person who participated/doing exhibition before, was asked to pick one song with special theme: a track that they would use for their funeral, soundtrack of their last-kiss goodbye, song to overdose to, farewell-and-wish-you-well (or hell), a solid calibre of “danse macabre”.

ALBERT CAMUS: L’ÉTRANGER

“My dear, in the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love.
In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile.
In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm.”

ANNA CALVI: ALPHA

Totally fell in love with the British goth-rock guitar virtuoso: Anna Calvi. She’s been noted also for her powerful, wide-ranging operatic contralto voice and sometimes androgynous stage appearance. Her accolades include three Mercury prize nominations, one Brit Award nomination, and a European Border Breakers Award.

WD: SLAVES OF OBJECTS

WD – Wild Drawing, the Athens-based Indonesian artist is currently having his exhibition at Rumah Sanur titled “Slaves of Objects”. Come and witness these four amazing photo-realistic, thought-provoking, larger than life murals, only till 26 March 2020.

POHON TUA CREATORIUM: REGENERASI MAKSIMUM

Keberadaan Dadang Pranoto menjadi kian penting di skena Bali khususnya serta Nusantara umumnya pada hari ini. Manuvernya membangun label rekaman Pohon Tua Creatorium terbukti telah sangat membantu mendongkrak harkat musik Bali di kancah nasional. Padahal labelnya belum lama berdiri. Dua entitas yang ia bina misalnya, Nosstress dan Made Mawut, melambung gila ketenarannya sejak dibidaninya.

BERTRAND BELIN: LENTEMENT

Been listening to this dreamy chanson, “Lentement”, by Bertrand Belin feat. Barbara Carlotti non-stop since yesterday yet took a serious peek at Bertrand Belin’s discography. I really love his voice—I’m easily hooked on deep, velvet fog, golden gravel, baritone male singers. I find his musical approach is cool, too: slow paced and elegant songs structure. I like his city slick look as well.

JAMES X DANKIE: MIRACLES ARE REAL

James first met Dankie in Sydney in 2013. James was still a teenager. He showed Dankie his demo. Seven years later, 2020, they met again, in Denpasar. This time Dankie shows James rock-n-roll survival manual.

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