YOU’RE THE ONE THAT I WANT

Today in 1978, “You’re the One That I Want” went to number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped UK Singles Chart as well. It’s also one of the best-selling singles in history.

BALTHAZAR: BUNKER

Cool New York art-pop fashionistas. Not. They’re from Belgium.

EVERYDAY I WRITE THE BOOK

Elvis Costello’s classic, one of my most favourite songs of all time, “Everyday I Write the Book”, interpreted insanely beautiful by Ron Sexsmith—I bet he has a great memory with it.

DIALOG DINI HARI: GARIS DEPAN

Karya termutakhir dari power trio Dialog Dini Hari yang lahir dari rasa lara, sengsara, sekaligus empati nan gigantik: Garis Depan.

THE CURE – CUT HERE

The Cure’s Robert Smith wrote “Cut Here” in memory of his close friend Billy Mackenzie (The Associates) who committed suicide in 1997. Likewise, I’d like to dedicate this gorgeously sad song to two of my besties who passed away last month: Ayip and Gusde Sutama. Rest in power, brothers.

DEPECHE MODE – JUDAS

“Judas”, from Depeche Mode’s Songs of Faith and Devotion (1993), caught my attention a bit late. It took me a while to embrace it. But then once it got stuck on you, it kinda got stuck forever.

COACHELLA: 20 YEARS IN THE DESERT

No Coachella this year. But here’s the documentary. So good. Very well produced. It makes you realise that this festival is way historical.

DIALOG DINI HARI: KULMINASI II

Pasca dirilisnya album penuh terbaru mereka pada Juli 2019, Parahidup, trio asal Bali Dialog Dini Hari ini kembali dengan single “Kulminasi II”. Secara khusus, single ini, mendokumentasikan perjalanan umat manusia menghadapi pandemi yang secara global mengubah cara hidup kita semua. Kendati menghadapi kehidupan yang mencekam, ketiganya masih bergerak untuk mencipta.

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