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.

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.


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

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