DOMESTIC GROOVE ~ Celebâs Chosen Seven is my biweekly column in The Beat (Jakarta) mag. Basically itâs an interview via e-mail which focuses on small, intimate, domestic stuff; what Indonesiaâs public figures are really into, musically speaking.
For the 22nd edition I went upclose-and-personal with Vicky Shu.
Singer, Shoe Designer
What music are you into at the moment?
Just found my old CD on the rack, Nevermind, by Nirvana. I copied all the songs to my iPod, so, yeah, I’m now listening to the whole album over and over again.
What was the first record you bought—any interesting story behind it?
It was Vina Panduwinataâs 3rd album, Citra Ceria. No interesting story to tell, actually. My Mom said I always sang all of Vinaâs songs and so I asked her to get me one. She bought me one. I think the cassetteâs gone now (sighs).
What is your all-time favorite album? Why?
Frank Sinatra, Nothing But the Best. It’s EPIC.
What was the worst record you ever purchased?
None. Maybe Iâm just too easily amused by anything. If many say itâs ugly, I say they just don’t like it. Itâs just a matter of taste, in my opinion.
Who do you want to be, other than yourself, next time you reincarnate?
Ah, anyone. Iâve reincarnated as too many different characters already, anyway. Now let me ask you: who do you want me to be?
What music do you choose to start your weekend?
Some Britney would be alright.
And music you choose to end your weekend?
Massive Attack songs are cool, donât you think?
Vicky Shu is currently promoting her 2nd single âPacar Kamuâ, taken from her debut album, Drink Me. Her super-tight TV and performance schedule doesnât stop her from working on her business: SyuShu â a premium line of edgy designer shoes. âMy passion for designing shoes is as big as for music. Even when I sleep, I keep dreaming about designing shoes, even while singing,â Vicky said.
*This interview was firstly published on The Beat (Jakarta) #45, August 2011
*Photos by Ade Putri