101 YEARS AGO, DRINKING BECAME ILLEGAL
On this date in 1920, after it was ratified a year earlier on 16 January 1919, prohibition officially goes into effect, with the passage of the Volstead Act (also known as National Prohibition Act).
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WEAR A MASK OR GO TO JAIL
In an effort to curb the spread of Spanish Flu in 1918, some states in the US quarantined citizens; others made the wearing of face masks mandatory, at the same time as shutting down “all places of amusement”. According to a law passed in San Francisco in October of that year, on the day that state-wide infections passed 50,000, anyone seen not wearing a gauze face covering was subject to fines that ranged from $5 to $100 and the possibility of 10 days’ imprisonment.
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ANNA CALVI: ALPHA
Totally fell in love with the British goth-rock guitar virtuoso: Anna Calvi. She’s been noted also for her powerful, wide-ranging operatic contralto voice and sometimes androgynous stage appearance. Her accolades include three Mercury prize nominations, one Brit Award nomination, and a European Border Breakers Award.
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POHON TUA CREATORIUM: REGENERASI MAKSIMUM
Keberadaan Dadang Pranoto menjadi kian penting di skena Bali khususnya serta Nusantara umumnya pada hari ini. Manuvernya membangun label rekaman Pohon Tua Creatorium terbukti telah sangat membantu mendongkrak harkat musik Bali di kancah nasional. Padahal labelnya belum lama berdiri. Dua entitas yang ia bina misalnya, Nosstress dan Made Mawut, melambung gila ketenarannya sejak dibidaninya.
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GEMPITA ROCKABILLY NUSANTARA: SEJARAH, EVOLUSI & GEMAH RIPAH
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Anugerah Musik Bali: Puncak Digdaya Skena Pulau Dewata
Bali kembali berulah, membuktikan diri sebagai sosok yang walau kecil namun begitu kuat sekaligus berbahaya.
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PROPAGANDA, MUSIK & AKTIVISME
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Domestic Groove: DOCHI SADEGA

DOMESTIC GROOVE ~ Celeb’s Chosen Nine tadinya adalah kolom khusus dwi-bulanan saya di majalah The Beat (Jakarta).

Ngabuburit & Akustikan: Peluncuran Situs Web MBB

Acara peluncuran situs web forum pluralisme MBB — Muda Berbuat Bertanggung Jawab, forumMBB.org, sukses digelar pada Kamis silam, 25 Juni 2015, di Rumah Sanur – Creative Hub, Denpasar, Bali.

Domestic Groove: REBECCA REIJMAN

DOMESTIC GROOVE ~ Celeb’s Chosen Nine was once my bi-monthly column in The Beat (Jakarta) mag but now I move exclusively to this blog. Basically it’s an interview via e-mail which focuses on small, intimate, domestic stuff; what Indonesia’s public figures are really into.

Muara Senja II oleh Husni Efendi

Catatan dari Muara Senja II: Musik dan Politik

Sore angin sepoi-sepoi dengan pohon rindang yang melingkari dan danau yang tidak jauh dari sebuah taman tersebut, cukup membuat alasan nangkring sambil bersandar di salah satu pojokan tempat yang serupa ruang melingkar.

Aimee Saras – Lenggang Temaram

Sadar akan pentingnya aspek visual sebagai salah satu kiat untuk mengenalkan musiknya ke khalayak, Aimee Saras meluncurkan video musiknya yang kedua, “Lenggang Temaram”

Leonardo & His Impeccable Six feat. Rebecca Reijman

Dalam rangka penampilan mendatangnya di acara Bali Unite’s Media Gathering septet rockabilly swinger LAHIS tertarik untuk sedikit riang ria bereksperimen dengan mengajak serta Rebecca Reijman yang sempat cukup lama vakum berdendang karena sibuk mengurusi keluarga.

Pop Punk dan Revivalisme

Di Indonesia, barangkali hanya Bali satu-satunya daerah di mana punk rock menjadi musik arus utama, paling populer, menyalip genre apa pun.

Domestic Groove: RICKY SIAHAAN

Ada beberapa album atau lagu yang sedang menarik perhatian saya akhir-akhir ini. Kalau lagu mungkin adalah “Tersesat Di Antariksa”, nomor terbaru dari Morfem, band fuzz rock ibukota. Catchy, cepat melekat, dan adiktif.

Selamat Saraswati. Dirgahayu Hardiknas.

2 Mei 2015 menjadi kurun bersejarah bagi saya. Bagaimana tidak, dua momen penting bergabung menjadi satu: Saraswati, hari besar umat Hindu, jatuhnya bersamaan dengan Hari Pendidikan Nasional.

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