Bandung, Rotterdam, West-Java, South Holland, Indonesia
Dutch guy living in Bandung since 1996, married with two kids, crate-digger...
All the songs on this blog are for educational purposes if an artist doesn't like his or her songs to be featured here let me know and I'll remove them.
I DO NOT SELL ANY OF THE RECORDS/CASSETTES/CD'S ON THIS BLOG SO THERE'S NO USE IN ASKING...
You can hear (some) of the music I make on
Orang Belanda tinggal di Bandung, kawin, dua anak....
Semua lagu di blog ini untuk edukasi, kalo ada artis yang tidak suka lagunya artis disini, kirim pesan, saya hapus oke!
Saya tidak mjual musik yang ada di blog ini!!!!
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Well, since most links here are dead I started a new blog, I'll see how many links I can find that are still ok and re-post them there ok. It will still be a mostly Indonesian music blog with some other Asian music here and there and I will also share some other stuff now and then (right now I'm busy with a This Heat/Charles Hayward post, live concerts in Holland in the 80's recorded from the radio many, many years ago).
You can find me at:
Untuk Orang Indonesia, karena hampir semua link mati disini saya mulai blog baru. Masih ada banyak link disini yang masih bagus, saya coba cari link ini dan re-post di blog baru oke. Blog baru disini:
Re-posting this fantastic and very, very rare album from The Friendly Group Aria. I've been asking around about this group and so far I have not met anybody who ever heard about these guys, tried to google them, no info either. All I know was that Jessy Robot was playing in this band and there are some fantastic tunes on this one, some Santana-esque tracks and some very nice psych songs too....
I thought the original link was dead, turns out the deposit link was still working so I've got two links for you:
Well the last zshare was deleted after just 6 hours, not sure what to do now, this is also a zshare link i uploaded today let's see how long this one stays alive, I guess it's like carrying water to the sea now:( Beautiful album from the great Orkes Gumarang....
Fantastic record from the great Maestro Anang Ardiansyah and his Orkes Irama Daerah Kalimantan "Rindang Banua".... With his great song Paris Barantai. Quiet a few pops and cracks on this one, but if you like Oslan Husein and that swinging Sumatran Mambo, you're going to love this one! Changed the link for a mediafire link, fingers crossed!!!!
Anang Ardiansyah was born in 1938 and he is still active. Here's a more modern dangdut version of his great song Paris Barantai, I prefer the original mambo version myself....
Gary from bodegapop.blogspot.com commented in the last post and let me know what he had written in his last post. I love what he wrote so much that I just have to post it here:
It's hard to measure the full impact of the FBI shutdown of Megaupload. The site was responsible for a reported 4% of all internet traffic, with millions of registered, paying users happily up- and downloading everything from wedding pics to the complete Lady Gaga discography.
God knows how many of them were trafficking in crappy Hollywood films or dreck like the latest Chris Brown or Adele. All shit that will be footnotes some day in some knowing culture studies textbook look-back on the early part of this inglorious century, but otherwise forgotten, and thankfully so. As far as I'm concerned, people who up- or download any of that sludge should definitely be fined or sent to jail ... but not for copyright violation. They should be fined or sent to jail for disseminating the corporate roach-vomit that constitutes most of contemporary American pop culture. You don't even want to know what I think should be done to the people who create or publish that shit.
But, seriously. Should Britain have allowed Iran to extradite Salman Rushdie for his blasphemous Satanic Verses? Because that's basically what we're looking at here. One culture's laws trumping everyone else's.
That said, I'm not here to argue in Kim Dotcom's defense. I'm here to lament the loss of countless music blogs, the loss of the communities they fostered, the loss of the evidence of otherwise forgotten expressive culture(s) that they brought to the surface and shared.
Most notably, Owl Qaeda's Holy Warbles, which first had its Megaupload content stolen by the FBI action. As if that weren't enough, no doubt freaking out over the Megaupload action, Blogger simply shut his blog down, claiming multiple instances of copyright infringement. Of--we should be clear--expressive cultural artifacts that were either long out of print (and never to be reprinted) or so obscure as to be readily unavailable to anyone whose head is not a giant interactive encyclopedia.
The last thing I downloaded from HW was a rare, completely out of print album by Marie Jubran, a Syrian artist who recorded mostly during the 50s I think and who doesn't even have so much as an English-language Wikipedia page. I have a lot of Arabic music from the period and a couple of related books, and I'd never even heard of her before visiting Holy Warbles. That is the sort of thing we're talking about. Gone now. Not just the music, mind you, which is lovely. But an artifact that is now once again unavailable for, say, anyone studying the region and period.
Holy Warbles, and blogs like it, are--for all intents and purposes--libraries. That, really, is their function. Libraries that store things that not even the NYPL or Queens Borough Public Library have. (I should know; I've ransacked both for their CD and other media collections, which I--yes, you guessed it--immediately download to my computer. Will the FBI be visiting our libraries next?)
Another casualty in the FBI's completely unethical shut-down: Madrotter. Run by Henk, a self-described "Dutch guy living in Bandung since 1996," the site links to, or used to link to, some 2,000 out of print Indonesian records. Henk isn't giving up. "As long as I can find an upload service that still works Imma keep giving you people great music," he writes in a recent post. Again, not just great music, but a library. A library that was being accessed by more than 40,000 people a month.
The carnage hardly ends there. The wildly popular Mutant Sounds and Global Grooves were both significantly spavined as well. Then, there's my absolute favorite music blog of all time: The Vault: Japanese Music Junkies Unite, a semi-collaborative blog that housed more than 5,000 Japanese records and tapes, most completely out of print, was also more-or-less wiped off the map. In a very real sense, it's like the Library of Alexandria burning down x 1,000. Or 10,000. No one really knows.
And this, we must assume, is just the beginning. How long before Awesome Tapes from Africa, Moroccan Tape Stash or Monrakplengthai are wiped out as well? Again, we're not talking about shit you throw onto your iPod before heading off to the gym; this is serious cultural evidence. These are, I can't stress it enough, libraries. And thoughtless, good-for-nothing corporate asswipes who supply rat-diarrhea-producing mental aphids like the members of MGMT and Bright Eyes with, like, cocaine-spending money are, essentially, destroying them.
As Lily Tomlin once put it: "I resent losing the ozone just so we can have PAM."
Other than coming up with some sort of action, some sort of plan, that's really all there is to say.