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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Flat Bones

They were scheduled to play in a small gig in a hotel within my neighborhood. Small hotel cafe dressed as an underground gig. Why not? It's just within walking distance. It would be interesting to learn more about one of Indonesia's new pop-rock band with two hit tunes i.e. "Musnah" and "Sempurna" (the latter is more laid back).

I hear "Musnah" (Ruined) pretty often, be that as a video clip on TV or in radio or anywhere. I like the industrial-like guitar on refrain or bridge or whatever. Since the lead guitarist is still a guitarist of another famous band (Dewa), I naturally expected "Andra and the Backbone" to deliver similar tunes to "Musnah".

As of "Sempurna" (Perfect), it's a mellow song about "the perfect woman bla bla", which melody and lyrics makes everyone melts. Well, it's pop music, so they'd better win the hearts of general public *winks* The Backbone delivered an interesting guitar acoustic performance in "Sempurna". So, I was hoping to find a few nice tunes in between the grandiose of "Musnah" and the warm-hearted "Sempurna".

Turned out that I was so wrong. The Backbone delivered something that was a bit hard for me to balance. It's far from easy for pop, yet it would not split any ears.

Flat flat flat..

On the other hand, the vocalist looks kinda cool this time..

"Andra and The Backbone" - official web site of


Thursday, November 01, 2007

Fresh ears

Out of boredom from the same songs and sounds on and on again, I checked out Rolling Stones' page on 25 best bands they picked from My Space. Despite the pretty harsh comments from the readers, I downloaded all 25, listened carefully to each song and picked my best 10 or so for a quick mix on the go stored in my mobile.

Here's my list in alphabetical order. Clicking "listen" will take you to Rolling Stones' original link to listening the music.

  • The Airborne Toxic Event - “Wishing Well”[listen]

  • An Pierlé & White Velvet - “How Does It Feel”[listen]

  • Band Marino - “Every Time I Make A Girl Cry I Know I’ve Done My Job”[listen]

  • Ferns - “Disaster Strikes Again” [listen]

  • Kolja - “Let It Be - No Fears”[listen]

  • Locksley - “Don’t Make Me Wait” [listen]

  • Night Driving in Small Towns - “Close Encounters”[listen]

  • Shannon Hurley - “Sunrise” [listen]

  • State Of Ohio - “Wasted in a Vase” [listen]

Despite my loyalty to these tunes below:
RammsteinLinks 234
Nina SimoneSinnerman
Dinah WashingtonIs You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby
Paolo ConteVia Con Me

I'm opening my ears for these guys:

and a band that I picked up from Quiksilver music player:
The StillsIn The Beginning

What about your ears?