Black Metal Krupuk

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So we could sit there and like talk about everything… like krupuk. Gylve ask me like “So how do you like your krupuk? You like them crispy or you like them soft?” And I said “I like them crispy.” And he said “Nononono! It’s better when they’re really soft. You put in soto and let it rest for a while and then you eat it.”

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Marty Friedman, WSJ Closing Ceremony, and Things

World Scout Jamboree, something every scout cheerish a lifetime chance to do this “pilgrimage.” Whichever color of uniform you wear, you’d want to experience this festival of brotherhood. This year Jamboree was great, the host put commemoration of nuclear bombing as one of humanity lesson in this Jamboree. As a closure for this Jambore the invite Marty Friedman to perform, but then this happened.

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Liking a Genre

What liking a genre means? It means that you explore it, embracing it’s pretension, breath in it’s ridiculousness, and fight in flame wars in the internet. Explore, that’s the key. The hipster in me always told me to reject  what the mass (sheeple, plebeian, ignoramuses, choose your own word for them) enjoy but never really know how to find something that is “mine.”

T’was just about two years since I discovered nightfall in middle earth and imaginaerum which made me drowned in Blind Guardian and Nightwish works. Then I explored power metal, liked some bands, unimpressed by others, then widen my exploring to listen heavy metal in general. United by it’s sonic amplification there’s diversity I found.

An enduring riff with almost no change or change of mood within one song? Western or eastern? They were good long times ago or disowned trend? What is the thing I like from it?

Well, I just like metal.

Benarkah Jokowi Metal?

Jokowi, anda mungkin menganggapnya seorang pemimpin harapan Indonesia yang akan membawa kembali kejayaan Nusantara atau seorang ahli pencitraan ulung yang sedang menipu kita semua, itu semua tergantung posisi anda berada di barisan panasbung (pasukan nasi bungkus) atau panastak (pasukan nasi kotak). Continue reading