Domestic Groove: ADE DARMAWAN

Mostly rock and metal. I’m kind of stuck in 60’s to 90’s music hehe… I don’t really follow current music trend. Plus I’m not really listening to radios or watching TVs anymore.

Domestic Groove: MIRA LESMANA

DOMESTIC GROOVE ~ Celeb’s Chosen Nine is my biweekly column in The Beat (Jakarta) mag. Basically it’s an interview via e-mail which focuses on small, intimate, domestic stuff; what Indonesia’s public figures are really into.

For the 27th edition I went upclose-and-personal with Mira Lesmana.

Rock-n-Roll Exhibition: DJUNDI PRAKASHA

Edition: October 19, 2011

Rock-n-Roll-Exhibition: DJUNDI PRAKASHA
U2 and I: My U224

:: Playlist, intro, song descriptions, and photos, handpicked and written by Djundi Himself ::

It was the Live Aid concert 1985 which started my love for this band. It wasn’t the first time that I had heard about U2, but it was this show that made me fall in love with this group from Ireland.

Craziness, that is how some people may describe my love of this band, but this love and craziness which I have is only the start of it. Because of my love of this band I have travelled almost around the world just to see their shows. Up to now I have seen U2 16 times since my first show in Stuttgart in 1993 to my last time in Perth 2010. The last six shows were in my playground: the front row of the concert.

Chicago in 2005, the Vertigo tour was like a blessing to me, a true gift. I am not saying that I am ungrateful for all the other times I have seen them but at this show I got the chance to get my picture taken with Bono. From what I remember, I shouted to him, “Bono, please can I have my picture taken with you. I am your fan from Indonesia and have come to Chicago just to celebrate your birthday.” I hadn’t noticed but Bono was looking at me and said “Really? Sure. Here.” Damn, I was speechless after that moment. It was a dream come true after all the years and miles of following them. I am also on the DVD deluxe version of this concert—even if only for a second and you have to press pause to find me but, hey, I was there in U2 DVD history!

Still the Vertigo tour 2006 and I was in Melbourne. I got the chance to shake hands with all of the band and got all their signatures on my U218 deluxe album alsoAI got the chance to have a photo with the founding father of U2, Larry Mullen Jr.

In Perth, December 2010, I think I was the only one who got a setlist from both nights and also got a photograph with the U2 stage manager Rocko Reddy.

If I start talking about my U2 collection it will be a very long story. Instead just come to my U2 bar in Bandung and let me tell you and show you some of my U2 collection.

My love of U2 doesn’t just stop at collecting and going to shows but also in seeing locations connected to them. I have been to Dublin twice and stayed a night in the Clarence hotel (own by Bono and the Edge). I took photos outside of Bono’s and Larry’s houses. I would like to see more than just the sites in Dublin though, places such as Eze, The Million Dollar Hotel and Sun Studio etc……

Here we are – this is my U2 play list, to all of you who love U2, or doesn’t.

Radio streaming live: http://army.wavestreamer.com:6356/listen.pls

Rock-n-Roll Exhibition: RIO FARABI

Edition: September 14, 2011

Rock-n-Roll-Exhibition: RIO FARABI
My Evergreen

:: Playlist, intro, song descriptions, and photos, handpicked and written by Rio Himself ::

Yak, inilah 32 lagu “Evergreen” versi saya. Sebenernya saya juga masih bingung apa arti pasti dari lagu Evergreen. Sebenernya faktor apa yang membuat lagu layak disebut lagu Evergreen?

Kalau dilihat dari kata-katanya, Evergreen berarti selalu hijau. Mungkin maksudnya adalah lagu-lagu yang ga bakal pudar, selalu hijau di hati atau ringkasnya adalah lagu yang abadi. And most of them came from pop/ballad genre, genre yang memang mudah diterima oleh kebanyakan orang. Karena saking populernya, maka lagu ini “wajib” masuk kedalam album kompilasi lagu-lagu Evergreen versi record label tertentu. Evergreen mungkin juga berarti lagu ini bakal tetep laku di tahun-tahun mendatang, apalagi kalo penyanyi aslinya udah meninggal, maka penyanyi baru yang menyanyikan lagu itu hampir dipastikan akan melejit juga. Sepertinya kata Evergreen ini mulai ada di tahun 70an akhir. Begitulah kira-kira analisa dangkal saya soal Evergreen ini.

Tapi faktor-faktor tersebut ga berlaku buat playlist Evergreen saya. Lagu-lagu Evergreen versi saya ini lebih personal, punya memori spesial karena berkaitan erat dengan kejadian-kejadian “penting” dalam hidup saya, soundtrack dari berbagai fragmen hidup saya, lagu-lagu yang menemani saya tumbuh besar, ataupun lagu yang memiliki nilai estetis sedikit lebih banyak dibanding lagu-lagu lainnya di kuping saya. Dan pasti lagu-lagu ini bakal tetep hijau dihati, tetep enak didengerin kapan pun. Tetep abadi walaupun ratusan single terbaru dari puluhan bahkan ratusan band muncul.

Terima kasih buat Brocuk Rudolf Dethu yang mengundang saya untuk berpameran di The Block Rockin’ Beats ini. Sebuah kehormatan untuk bisa “berbagi” di blog yang super keren ini.

Okeh, inilah playlist saya. Selamat menikmati dan bersulang!

♫ Radio streaming live 8-10 PM (Bali time) http://army.wavestreamer.com:6356/listen.pls

Rock-n-Roll Exhibition: KARTIKA JAHJA

Edition: September 07, 2011

Rock-n-Roll-Exhibition: KARTIKA JAHJA
PMS – Pre Meanstrual Soundtracks

:: Playlist, intro, song descriptions, and photos, handpicked and written by Tika Herself ::

It’s that time of the month and my sneaky hormones have came out to party. Armed with a rusty shopping cart, they tie me down inside it and push it down a hill.

Not knowing what I’m gonna hit, I just embrace all the amplified feelings that came and went on my ride down. From “Fuck you assholes!” to “Fuck me, baby.” From “Leave me alone,” to “I’m so lonely.” From “I’m a bad ass bitch,” to “I’m a fat ass bitch.” From “Please make this stop” to the comforting whisper saying “this too shall pass”.

So just like my mood during PMS, this soundtrack swings from genre to genre, theme to theme, and era to era. You can’t judge a woman by her PMS behavior, just as you can’t to judge my taste in music from this playlist. Stop thinking, curl up in your bed and enjoy the songs

♫ Radio streaming live 8-10 PM (Bali time) http://army.wavestreamer.com:6356/listen.pls

Domestic Groove: RIO HELMI

DOMESTIC GROOVE ~ Celeb’s Chosen Seven is my biweekly column in The Beat (Jakarta) mag. Basically it’s an interview via e-mail which focuses on small, intimate, domestic stuff; what Indonesia’s public figures are really into, musically speaking.

For the 18th edition I went upclose-and-personal with Rio Helmi.

Rock-n-Roll Exhibition: ARDY CHAMBERS

Tonite! April 27, 2011

Rock-n-Roll Exhibition: ARDY CHAMBERS
33 Sounds Outta 33 Degree Celcius City

:: Playlist, intro, song descriptions, and (most) photos, written and handpicked by Ardy Himself ::

…Pertama akrab dan mencintai lagu-lagu tertentu berawal sejak SMP, sekitar tahun 1994. Tidak terlalu tua dan tidak terlalu muda mengenal kalangan pemusik tanah air dan dunia. Berada dan tinggal di Makassar dengan cuaca panas dengan suhu rata-rata 33 derajat celcius, mungkin lebih panas dari kota-kota lainnya di Indonesia, menjadikan rutinitas orang-orang begitu monoton, cenderung jadi followers dan konsumtif. Tidak banyak informasi lebih bisa didapatkan. Tidak banyak ketemu orang bisa berbagi informasi dan wawasan, kecuali saya tetap giat belajar di sekolah dan mencoba mencari koneksi/korespondensi keluar Makassar. Akhirnya beruntung dikaruniai passion independen dan mencoba mempopulerkan musik dan fashionnya yang saat itu masih asing di kalangan Makassar…

Karena pengaruh informasi lokal, awalnya saya lebih banyak dengar dan suka artis/band rock lokal seperti God Bless, Edane, Roxx, Boomerang, Slank, Power Metal, Pas, Puppen, Koil. Bahkan hampir semua deretan lagu dan album mereka tidak terlewatkan, walaupun sebagian besar saya dapatkan bukan di saat mereka rilis. Intinya saya mengakui, dari awal banyak menyukai artis/band lokal hingga saat ini apalagi dengan kemunculan Burgerkill, Seringai, The Upstairs, Efek Rumah Kaca, Komunal, Kelelawar Malam, dan deretan band lokal berkualitas lainnya.

Karena pengaruh internet yang mulai merambah pada akhir tahun 1997 dan keberhasilan saya terhadap korespondensi luar, menjadikan saya lebih banyak lagi mengenal katalog artis/band luar. Dan lagi-lagi diketemukan deretan artis/band rock khususnya heavy metal hingga hardcore punk. Bahkan ke subgenre rock yang lain nan modern.

Dan passion tersebut menjadikan saya merasa sebagai masyarakat Indonesia yang kebetulan tinggal di Timur bahkan merasa sebagai masyarakat dunia yang kebetulan tinggal di Indonesia.

Berikut playlist (sesuai tahun rilis) saya buat lebih variatif, sengaja saya pilih khusus lagu luar yang dari awal membuat sensasi, penasaran, dan kesenangan buat saya dan mengarahkan saya ke jalur seperti saat ini dan bahkan bisa mempertemukan saya sebagian diantara mereka. Mari nikmati!

Oh, terima kasih kepada saudara R. Dethu, pendiri dan kurator Rock-n-Roll Exhibition, yang turut memilih saya untuk menampilkan playlist, dimana nanti akan disebarluaskan ke orang-orang yang dianggap kredibel dan kompeten soal musik. Proud!

Radio streaming live http://army.wavestreamer.com:6356/listen.pls

Domestic Groove: CHOLIL MAHMUD

DOMESTIC GROOVE ~ Celeb’s Chosen Seven is my biweekly column in The Beat (Jakarta) mag. Basically it’s an interview via e-mail which focuses on small, intimate, domestic stuff; what Indonesia’s public figures are really into, musically speaking.

For the 14th edition I went upclose-and-personal with Cholil Mahmud.

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