Domestic Groove: BONDAN PRAKOSO

DOMESTIC GROOVE ~ Celeb's Chosen Seven is my biweekly column in The Beat (Jakarta) mag. Basically it's an interview via e-mail which focuses on small, intimate, domestic stuff; what Indonesia's public figures are really into, musically speaking. For the fourth edition I went upclose-and-personal with Bondan Prakoso.
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DOMESTIC GROOVE ~ Celeb’s Chosen Seven is my biweekly column in The Beat (Jakarta) mag. Basically it’s an interview via e-mail which focuses on small, intimate, domestic stuff; what Indonesia’s public figures are really into, musically speaking.
For the fourth edition I went upclose-and-personal with Bondan Prakoso.


BONDAN PRAKOSO
Singer, Songwriter

What music are you into at the moment?
I’m definitely listening to a lot of rock.

What was the first record you bought—any interesting story about it?
My first record was Blood Sugar Sex Magic (Red Hot Chili Peppers); that was when I first decided to to play an instrument, which was the bass. The record inspired and taught me a lot—Flea is an amazing bass guitarist.

What is your all-time favorite album? Why?
I’d have to say one of our own: Unity. There are a lot of tracks on that record that give my life and my spirit back.

What was the worst record you ever purchased?
Never bought a bad one!

Who do you want to be, other than yourself, next time you reincarnate?
I’d have to say Muhammad SAW.

What song do you choose to start your weekend?
I get myself in the mood for the weekend by listening to a track by Muse, “Uprising”.

And the song you choose to end your weekend with?
I calm thing back down again with our own track, “Ya Sudahlah”.

…Bondan and his band, Fade2Black, are currently busy touring all over Indonesia to promote their latest album, For All.

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*This interview was originally published on The Beat Jakarta #24, October 2010

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Rudolf Dethu

Rudolf Dethu

Music journalist, writer, radio DJ, socio-political activist, creative industry leader, and a qualified librarian, Rudolf Dethu is heavily under the influence of the punk rock philosophy. Often tagged as this country’s version of Malcolm McLaren—or as Rolling Stone Indonesia put it ‘the grand master of music propaganda’—a name based on his successes when managing Bali’s two favourite bands, Superman Is Dead and Navicula, both who have become two of the nation’s biggest rock bands.
Rudolf Dethu

Rudolf Dethu

Music journalist, writer, radio DJ, socio-political activist, creative industry leader, and a qualified librarian, Rudolf Dethu is heavily under the influence of the punk rock philosophy. Often tagged as this country’s version of Malcolm McLaren—or as Rolling Stone Indonesia put it ‘the grand master of music propaganda’—a name based on his successes when managing Bali’s two favourite bands, Superman Is Dead and Navicula, both who have become two of the nation’s biggest rock bands.

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