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Domestic Groove: ERWIN ARNADA

Superman Is Dead since I used their songs for my movie soundtrack, and Chubby Checker.
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ERWIN ARNADA
Media Entrepreneur, Film Maker

What music are you into at the moment?
Superman Is Dead since I used their songs for my movie soundtrack, and Chubby Checker.

What was the first record you bought—any interesting story behind it?
Some Girls by the Rolling Stones and The Grateful Dead by the Grateful Dead. I hosted a radio show called “Stones Hour” back in 1977 and always took my chance to tell the listeners about the saga of a legend named Brian Jones. Meanwhile Jerry Garcia mesmerized me in The Grateful Dead album.

What is your all-time favorite album? Why?
Double Fantasy by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. The songs in this album seem to be destined as a requiem, as well as a symbol of pure love.

What was the worst record you ever purchased?
MC Hammer, I guess!

Who do you want to be, other than yourself, next time you reincarnate?
Jean Pierre Basquiat or Hugh Hefner hahaha…

What book are you reading now and what’s the score (1-10)? Borrow or buy?
“The Dharma Bums” by Jack Kerouac.
PS: I never borrow books from anyone, and I never lend any books to anyone, too!

What new movie should people see? Why?
Well, my new movie, of course: Rumah di Seribu Ombak (A house of a thousand waves ). Playing at the cinema in August this year. I present the other side of Bali, rather than just a “bling” Bali like we usually see in commercials or magazines. This is something else, something different, but actually real, and sadly, based-on-true-story kind of thing. This movie is an adaptation of my novel with the same title, which I wrote when I was still in prison.

What song do you choose to start your weekend?
“Sunday, Lovely Sunday” by Edson.

And album you choose to end your weekend?
The Chrystal Method, especially their Vegas album.

While still busy doing the post-production of his upcoming movie, Erwin has already started working on a new book called “Rabbit versus Goliath” for a foreign publisher. Outside of his busy schedule, he spends his quality time with the ones he really loves: his wife and his dog.

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*This interview was firstly published on The Beat (Jakarta) #61, April 02-15, 2012

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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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