Learn about vintage Bali through an 80s song.
Tanpa terasa, tiada dinyana, sebentar lagi kita bakal masuk ke tahun baru 2019. Jika seksama diperhatikan, di skena musik, ada fenomena menarik yang terjadi. Kota-kota besar di Jawa seperti Jakarta, Bandung, dan Jogja yang tadinya seolah menggiring selera anak muda Nusantara, belakangan tampak berkurang. Terjadi pergeseran kekuatan.
Today, Jan 03, 46 years ago, Paul Daniel Frehley auditioned for Wicked Lester. He spotted an advertisement for a lead guitarist in The Village Voice magazine. Frehley auditioned for Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, and Peter Criss. Even though they weren't very impressed with Frehley's fashion taste—he wore one red and one orange sneaker—they liked what they heard from his playing.
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 sixth edition I went upclose-and-personal with Lani Leyli.
Naif equal retro equal good equal entertaining. They've been around since mid 90's and still going strong today with their new traditionalist's imagery, heavy on the 70's side. 2009 saw the release of their last album, The Night at Schouwburg, and this year plan is the underway to get Planet Cinta onto the shelves. I talked with Jarwo and Emil about their upcoming album, Indonesia's music today, and their thoughts on lipsyncing.


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