Hi people! it’s been such a super long time since I wrote my last post in text. So, sorry if my post will be messy and hard to understand, because you know, sometimes words describe feelings. (not mentioning to be melodramatic. hahahahaha). Okaaay today I will write about some music that never leave my brain because I haven’t update my playlists and I’ve been left in many updates in film, music, news, concerts, etc. these days. Shit happens and I’ve been superlazy. So let’s start this so I won’t give you any bad words. These are songs/albums that change my life:
1. How Deep Is Your Love - Take That
This is the very first song that sung in english that I remember I’ve heard when I was a kid. I forgot at what exactly age I’ve heard this song, maybe around 4, But I remember the atmosphere that day. Its been rainy evening, I’ve been in Jakarta to visit my auntie (at that time I live in Mataram) with my mother. I’ve heard this song in my auntie’s car and the radio play this song. Originally this song was composed and sung by bee gees, but at that time Take That cover this song. I only heard the song one time at that day but I still remember that moment until junior highschool and I’ve searched for it after I heard it again in radio one day. I found the original song and copy it to my computer and tada! I can hear it whenever I want until now.
2. Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory
This is the very first rock band (not boyband) album that I’ve heard when I was 9. My cousin that live with me bought this album and just put it carelessly after she got bored with it. And me, a curious 9 year old young girl heard it with my walkman until the cassette broke. Well I have this bad habit to repeat some songs that I like until the cassette or CD got broke. thanks to computer music players right now. In my opinion, this is the best Linkin Park’s album. I’ve bought their original album until the reanimation album released. After that, never. I didn’t like their later album. But hybrid theory, me likey!
3. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II
This is the first 60’s Rock n’ Roll band that ive heard when I was in Junior High School. At that days all of my boy friends are got interested to have a band and play some rock n roll, metal, blues, modern rock, etc. My bestfriend, Mr. A, my closest friend at that time (until now, hiks muah) really like this band at that time. Accidentally I remembered that I saw this album cassette in my house when I clean up my cassette collections ( I always bought original cassette, CD, or DVD if I really like the musician, until now). Like the Linkin Park cassette before, my cousin put it carelessly because she didn’t want to hear it anymore. She bought it because her favorite boyband member give a statement that he like Led Zeppelin, then she bought the album, heard it, didn’t fit her taste, than put it wherever so she couldn’t see it anymore. Than I make it mine, I played it everyday over and over again. My favorite song in this album is Ramble On, I don’t know why but I really like this song. And I’m a big fans of John Bonham (R.I.P). And after I’ve heard this album, conversations about Led Zeppellin keep running in school, telephone, messages with Mr. A, he got me more interested with Led Zeppelin. Until now, I’ve been collected all of their albums and concert DVDs. Around 2010 there is a rumour that they will come to have a reunion tour in Asia, but after I read many articles, they always made a statement that it was only a rumour that their fans made. Best band that I’ve heard in my life!
4. Led Zeppelin - The Rain Song
I heard this song first time while I was sleep. I never heard this song before, when I hear it I wake up and read the title. I’ve got this song from my friend. they gave me Led Zeppelin I-IV after we have some discussion about them. I really love this song because it was so calming yet cool. I never get bored to hear this song. It’s been 7 years since the first time I’ve heard this song, and until right now, when I’m writing this post I still repeat this song over and over again. This is the only song that I can hear when I’m doing something like making assignment or writing blog or other activities that need consentration. Usually I can’t have my consentration if I hear a song or some little noise. Moreover, I can’t consentrate if there is another person in a same room with me even they didn’t do anything that annoy me. But this song is very special case! I really love this!
5. SORE - Ports of Lima
Before I bought the original album, I’ve heard many of their songs and other Indonesian indie songs and never got really interested to hear more. But one day when I was in high school, while I was in my friend’s car after school, I heard this song played in the radio. They gave this song as a promo for their new album at that time, Ports of Lima. I bought this immedietly when the album comes out in the cd store. The packaging of this album is very interesting. I like the cover, and the lyrics were written like a story. they have some plots that inserted between one to another song. The whole album give us a whole one complete story. My favorite songs in this album are setengah lima, vrijeman, karolina, In 1997 the bullet was shy, and apatis ria. Almost the whole songs in the album. hahahaha
6. Adrian Adioetomo - Tegangan Tinggi
Adrian Adioetomo, known as Indonesian Delta Bluesman. As far as I know, he was the first person in Indonesian music industry that success to bring delta blues as his character in the market. He usually played with his old guitar in every performances. I’ve been watched him 5 times before. Always attractive and communicative to his audiences (and soundman. ha!). The early times I heard his song was when he oftenly play Tegangan Tinggi and Telegram. His style in playing the guitar is very complicated. I can’t imagine if I can play like him (because I can’t play guitar at all), but his songs are really interesting and keep running in my head, especially every I went home after watching his performance. He is a true musician, very good in songwriting and performances. Most of his songs talk about struggle. He got a new album this year called Karat&Arang. Rolling Stone Indonesia magazine give a review about this album and they said that in this album Adrian Adioetomo will be a little bit different from his first album. I’m really curious! I’ve already order it in demajors yesterday. Can’t wait to hear his new album!