BERTRAND BELIN: LENTEMENT

Been listening to this dreamy chanson, “Lentement”, by Bertrand Belin feat. Barbara Carlotti non-stop since yesterday yet took a serious peek at Bertrand Belin’s discography. I really love his voice—I’m easily hooked on deep, velvet fog, golden gravel, baritone male singers. I find his musical approach is cool, too: slow paced and elegant songs structure. I like his city slick look as well.

JAMES X DANKIE: MIRACLES ARE REAL

James first met Dankie in Sydney in 2013. James was still a teenager. He showed Dankie his demo. Seven years later, 2020, they met again, in Denpasar. This time Dankie shows James rock-n-roll survival manual.

PETER WOLF: 74 YEARS HOWLING

Peter Wolf turned 74 today. He was pretty popular here in Indonesia back in the early 80s via “Centerfold”, “Freeze-Frame” and “Love Stinks” with the band he fronted, the J. Geils Band.

LED ZEPPELIN: PHYSICAL GRAFFITI

45 years ago today Led Zeppelin released Physical Graffiti in the UK. Recording sessions had been disrupted when bassist and keyboard player John Paul Jones had proposed quitting the band.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE LET ME GET WHAT I WANT

Enjoy a gorgeously mopey and beautifully miserable Sunday morning song, “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want”—originally sung by The Smiths.

THE SMITHS 36TH ANNIVERSARY

Today, 36 years ago, the eponymous debut studio album the Smiths was released by Rough Trade Records.

Produced by John Porter the album was well received by critics and listeners. It established the Smiths as a prominent band in the 1980s music scene in the UK.

TRAVOLTA 66

Today is John Joseph Travolta birthday. He turned 66. This guy really inspires me a lot, style and attitude-wise.

WUTHERING HEIGHTS

Kate Bush released her debut studio album The Kick Inside 42 years ago today; which contained her UK number one hit, “Wuthering Heights”.

MEZE 99 CLASSICS

Five prominent figures in the Indonesian music industry, share their opinions about Meze 99 Classics headphones. Meze, made in Romania, is relatively new in audiophile scene—started in 2011. Their breakthrough moment was in 2015, when, after many years of development, the 99 Classics were launched. They keep receiving awards and nominations that are beyond anyone’s expectations and are placing the 99 at the top of its category.

ALDOUS HARDING: ART POP ENIGMA

Aldous Harding is an enigma; she’s an elusive but captivating presence who can invoke both a nervous giggle and a slack-jawed tear via her careful pairing of abstract lyrics and subtle hooks.

THE HYDRANT AT THE BUSHFIRE APPEAL

Bali Roots Festival & Deus Ex Machina presents: BUSHFIRE APPEAL Sunday, 16 Feb 2020 Deus Temple of Enthusiasm, Canggu 7 p.m. onwards Free entry A

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