What music are you into at the moment?
Pop ballad such as Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, also dance punk (The Ting Tings), pop rock.
What was the first record you bought—any interesting story about it?
Symphony’s (Fariz RM) Trapesium. I was in junior high. I’m a Big fan of Fariz RM (till now). Bought it from my friend’s sister.
What are your all-time favorite albums? Why?
Joni Mitchell’s Turbulent Indigo
Listening this album feels like having a nice conversation with Mitchell. The music is incredibly deep on many layers. Calm vocal from her soul makes me sure that being a musician is the best profession in the world
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians’ Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars
Wild! Brickell proved that you don’t have to have perfect pitch/tune to be a singer. The most important thing is singing from your heart!
Ben Harper’s Welcome to the Cruel World
Must have in the car!!!
Slank’s Generasi Biru
Great music from 5 brilliant musicians. 15 years after, still rocks! (Check out the backing vocals on Generasi Biru!!!!!! Ha ha aha)
What was the worst record you ever purchased?
Who do you want to be, other than yourself, next time you reincarnate?
Jack Johnson’s wife (?)
What album do you choose to start your weekend?
Michael Franti and Spearhead.
And album you choose to end your weekend?
Bob Marley. Cooking for dinner, have a glass of red wine, and listening uncle Bob’s stuffs, perfect to end my weekend!
Oppie is now in the mixing process of her 7th album, with a tentative release date of September 2010 (after Idul Fitri).. Meanwhile since April 2009 she’s been working as the ambassador for Peduli Perempuan and released a limited edition album Tentang Perempuan in which all the songs are about women’s issues.
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