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DRINKING RESPONSIBLY

DRINKING RESPONSIBLY—Stay Sane, Safe, and Sensible!

Sampai jumpa Jumat depan di acara temu wicara dengan sponsor utama Diageo dan berfokus pada isu mengkonsumsi minuman beralkohol secara bertanggungjawab.

Acara edukasional berpadu dengan hiburan musik ini adalah edisi ke-2 setelah sebelumnya diadakan pada pertengahan Februari lalu.

Akan hadir para nara sumber dengan beragam latar belakang:
1. Dendy Borman – Corporate Relation Director Diageo Indonesia
2. Ngurah Arya Wayushantika – District Operations for GO-CAR
3. Sugi Lanus – Founder of Hanacaraka Society
4. Venusia Indah – Music Curator and Creative at Single Fin & The Lawn
5. Brigadir Putu Vindi Mahendra – Dit Pamobvit Polda Bali

Lalu dilanjutkan dengan hiburan musik, menampilkan:
1. DJ Marlowe Bandem
2. Sendawa
3. The Hydrant

15 Mar 2019
Rumah Sanur
18.00-23.00

Ini sekaligus untuk mengenang kepergian karib tercinta kita semua, almarhum Made Indra dan Afi, yang meninggal akibat kecelakaan lalu lintas, setahun lalu.

Pasca kejadian memilukan tersebut saya beserta Ewa Wojkowska berjanji untuk menebus kesedihan dengan menyebarkan pemahaman serta kiat-kiat soal minum bertanggungjawab. Menikmati minuman beralkohol seraya selalu mawas diri.

Senang sekali kami berdua bisa menepati janji pada Made serta Afi. Setelah yang kedua ini semoga bisa terus berkeliling berbagi pengetahuan tentang minum bertanggungjawab.

Acara ini gratis dan terbuka untuk umum.

Enjoy alcohol and drink responsibly!

WHISKEY SOCIAL: CELEBRATING BIRTHDAYS OF FASHA & DETHU

Our birthday bash last week, Friday, 1 March 2019. Sunset sound selectors meet art-pop groovekeepers x National Front Disco. Beautiful people vs bad motherf–kers.

Thanks everyone for joining the party. So happy to have you all at Rumah Sanur. Love you much too much!

All photos courtesy of Rumah Sanur, unless mentioned.

Photo courtesy of Ilhame Aouraghe.

DWI DOMINASI DI ANUGERAH MUSIK BALI

Ada dua nama yang amat menonjol di acara Anugerah Musik Bali pada Senin silam, 18 Feb. Paling pertama adalah pendatang baru yang sedang jadi buah bibir di skena musik Pulau Dewata akibat bakatnya yang luar biasa, Alien Child. Berikutnya Navicula, paguyuban musisi veteran yang telah lantang berteriak soal lingkungan jauh sebelum aksi membela bumi menjadi tren dan dianggap seksi.

Keduanya masuk nominasi di banyak sekali kategori lalu berlimpah memenanginya.

Tentang Navicula, barangkali tak perlu bejibun basa-basi, publik Nusantara rata-rata telah mahfum apa-siapa-kenapa kuartet ini begitu dihormati. Matang pengalaman, lirik yang bernas, kemampuan bermusik nan sakti mandraguna, kepedulian gigantik pada keadilan sosial, kepribadian yang hangat, pokoknya nyaris sempurna (yang sepenuhnya sempurna cuma Lagavulin 16) alias memang pantas diberi respek lebih.

Bicara Alien Child sama dengan bicara keajaiban. Kakak-adik Aya dan Laras yang menghabiskan masa kecilnya di Vancouver, Kanada, relatif belum terlalu lama wira-wiri di skena berkesenian Bali. Namun saking menonjol talenta duo remaja yang baru lewat akil balik ini—mutu bersenandung sungguh istimewa, menulis lirik duh-gusti brilian, mencipta lagu yang nyaman didengar kuping—segera saja menggaet perhatian publik. Tawaran manggung kian sering, lagu-lagunya makin jadi favorit, pula barisan aliens—julukan untuk penggemarnya—mulai pesat bertumbuh.

Saat semua semakin lambat, Bali berani cepat, dan penuh percaya diri.

THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND

Woody Guthrie — Image: People’s World

Today is the 79th anniversary of “This Land is Your Land”.

On 23 Feb 1940 Woody Guthrie wrote the lyrics to “This Land Is Your Land” in his room at the Hanover House Hotel in New York City. At the time he hitchhiked his way from Los Angeles to New York City. Along the way, “God Bless America” was playing in jukeboxes across the country, which is where he got the idea to parody that Irving Berlin’s song.

When Guthrie started writing the song, the last line in the chorus was “God blessed America for me,” which Guthrie eventually changed into “This land was made for you and me.” It evolved into a protest anthem as generations of folk singers performed the song, but it is often misinterpreted as a patriotic song. The lyrics express Guthrie’s belief that the working class should have the same rights as the rich.

Anna Canoni is Guthrie’s granddaughter and a director at the Woody Guthrie Foundation. Anna said: “It’s the most famous, but there’s a reason why it’s the most famous. I think that often people will just look at the words on the surface and not really look into what he’s talking about. But when Woody wrote, he wrote in double entendres, and sometimes triple. And there’s enough to keep you thinking. I think his music was really to keep you thinking and start up a conversation. It wasn’t just something nice to listen to, it’s something that needs to be said to begin a discussion. And I would define that as great songwriting.”

Guthrie didn’t record the song until 1944, and he changed the lyrics over the years, performing it many different ways. It was not released until 1949 when a small company called Folkways Recording Company issued the disc. This version became the one picked up by other folk singers and often sung in schools and summer camps, and is by far the best known rendition of the song.

“This Land is Your Land” is often cited as the alternative of America’s national anthem.

MERRY BIRTHDAY, MR. SYLVIAN

Photo: last.fm

Oh, is that Nick Rhodes? He’s the lead singer? It’s his side project?

…No! It’s David Sylvian, the frontman of Japan. And today, 23 Feb, is his birthday.

Thanks to Nick Rhodes and New Romantic movement, though. That’s how I was introduced to David Sylvian and his band, Japan. However, David Sylvian is more avant-garde, more Roxy Music than Duran Duran pretty boys, sexed up synth-pop; and hated himself playing the uncomfortable role of young pop icon.

After the breakup of Japan, this reluctant star retreated into a series of four albums—including his masterpiece, Secrets of the Beehive—built on noir balladry, instrumental abstraction, and an abiding sense of distance. He also worked with Ryuichi Sakamoto on the UK Top 20 song “Forbidden Colours” for the 1983 Nagisa Oshima film Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence.

This song here, “Quiet Life” from Japan’s album with the same title has been described as one the first albums of the New Romantic movement, though Japan always flatly denied they were New Romantics.

Merry birthday, Mr. Sylvian!