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one lonely boy and one lonely girl

“They sat on a park bench, held hands, and told each other their stories hour after hour. They were not lonely anymore. They had found and been found by their 100% perfect other. What a wonderful thing it is to find and be found by your 100% perfect other. It’s a miracle, a cosmic miracle.”

cosmic miracle – 1Q84.

this “One Lonely Boy and One Lonely Girl” playlist I created for the latest Haruki Murakami’s book I read; 1Q84. Reading a Murakami book is like diving into the ocean only to discover that you have always been a fish. Things suddenly start making sense.

#24jamsedekahmusik

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*the download link will be deleted tomorrow (monday) night

murakami: a ritmo de jazz

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a 3,350-song playlist of music from Haruki Murakami’s personal record collection for this easy breezy long weekend. happy holiday y’all! 😉

istirahatlah kata-kata

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Film yang ditayangkan pertama kali di Locarno International Film Festival di Swiss ini pada pertengahan 2016 lalu, dan pada akhirnya mulai tanggal 19 januari 2017 film yang mengisahkan tentang seorang penyair bangsa ini dihadirkan di beberapa kota besar di Indonesia.

Ada rasa kelegaan seusai menonton film ini, kelegaan karena biografi film Wiji Thukul diolah, dimasak, dan disajikan dengan kesederhanaan yang rapih dan cukup. Tidak kurang, tidak lebih. Rasa cukup yang terbayarkan setelah menantikan film ini, yang sempat terdengar isu tidak bisa ditayangkan di tanah air atau akan ada banyak potong memotong dari lembaga sensor.

‘Istirahatlah Kata-Kata’ mengisahkan Wiji Thukul yang kita tahu beliau adalah seorang penulis yang puisinya banyak menyiratkan dan meneriakkan hak rakyat terutama kaum buruh dan warga miskin di era orde baru, namun film ini hanya menyajikan satu atau dua scene saja yang menunjukkan seorang Wiji tengah menulis puisi-puisi perjuangan, selebihnya puisi-puisi beliau ditampilkan menjadi narasi-narasi yang membuat film ini terasa semakin puitis dan emosional.

Yosep Anggi Noen sang sutradara menghadirkan banyaknya shot panjang yang menjadikan film ini terasa teatrikal. Di beberapa adegan, kita seperti berada di depan sebuah panggung teater dan menyaksikan para aktor tampil dengan beberapa dialog spontanitasnya mengalir begitu saja.

Film ini ditutup dengan kita dibuat merasakan absensi Wiji yang tidak hilang begitu saja, kita seperti dibuat sadar secara perlahan namun kita juga dibuat ikut merasakan kepiluan dan kesedihan keluarga yang ditinggalkan dengan ketidak jelasan akan ada dan tiada, hidup atau mati seorang suami, bapak, teman dan pejuang. Fajar Merah sang putra Wiji menyanyikan lagu ‘Bunga dan Tembok’ bersama bandnya ‘Merah Bercerita’ dan Cholil Mahmud (Efek Rumah Kaca) sebagai lagu penutup.

Buat saya film ini seperti teh tawar hangat diantara kemegah-megahan film biografi Indonesia yang begitu-begitu saja, Istirahatlah Kata-Kata membuat saya mencoba mengenal kembali sosok Wiji Thukul yang membayar mahal untuk demokrasi dan kebebasan bersuara yang kita dapat di negara ini sekarang. Terima kasih di manapun engkau berada nyanyian akarmu akan terus menguat di tanah ini 🙂

*related post: bunga dan tembok , istirahatlah kata-kata

tiga dara 4k

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Usmar Ismail’s Tiga Dara is my all time favorite movie since I was a kid. The last time in 2012, I had a chance to re-watched this movie in Museum Bank Mandiri for ‘Lajar Tanjep’ which’s held by Ade Poernama. That time, the quality of the film was pretty bad, it got scratch everywhere, dirty, and dust. The sound was awful.

Few months later on June 2012, Lewat Djam Malam, another Usmar Ismail’s masterpiece got an opportunity to be screened in cinemas after a year restoration process in Laboratorium L’Immagine Ritrovata, Bologna, Italia. I wished Tiga Dara would also have a chance one day.

In 2015, my wish came true, ‘Tiga Dara’ won a golden ticket to get restorated at the same laboratory with its brother ‘Lewat Djam Malam’. After 17 months process, the movie finally has been screened start from few days ago on 11 August 2016 in cinemas.

The 4k quality is fantastic, it’s pretty clear and clean, the sound’s amazing. I can see all my favorite scenes clearly. Can’t wait for the Blu-ray DVDs released on next year.

*related post: tiga dara

terang bulan

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“Yes, it’s the guitar, but not always as we know it. Some of the instruments here are homemade, occasionally fantastic interpretations of the idea of a guitar, while others are the real thing. Either way, it’s the music that captivates, whether it’s “Stambul Naturil,” a surprising song that sounds as if it’s been plucked directly from Appalachia, or a tune that’s zoomed in from another planet like “Kolo Kot Matani.” What it illustrates perfectly is the global ubiquity of the guitar, and this often not only challenges our assumptions about the way it can be played, but offers a fascinating insight into music from the many places that make up Indonesia. It’s a record that continually defies preconceptions, throwing the listener firmly and uncompromisingly into another culture. “Sungguh Terpaksa” is almost primitive rock, and “Langgam Di Bawar Bulan Purnama” carries strong, lyrical echoes of Hawaii.”

If you want unusual lullaby to serenade your sleep, this album from Smithsonian Folkway Recording Label will give you romantic and even a little cheesy lyrical of love. sweet to listen at night under the moonshine.

you can get this album at iTunes store; https://itunes.apple.com/id/album/music-indonesia-vol.-20-indonesian/id151047829

electropop joe

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Joe Hisaishi is well known as a japanese grand master who has composed and directed hundreds of epic scores for Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki animations ‘Totoro’, ‘Spirited Away’, ‘Laputa Castle In The Sky’, ‘The Wind Rises’, Takeshi Kitano’s movies ‘Kikujiro’, ‘Hanabi’, ‘Brother’, Yojiro Takita’s sentimental movie ‘Departure’, and still many more.

In circa 1980s to 90s, Hisaishi strengthened his reputation as one of the budding anime industry’s top musical contributors, his compositions would proceed to become some of the very hallmarks of early anime. Hisaishi also composed for such TV and movie hits .

He also did theme song arrangements and composed other anime opening, closing, and insert title theme songs such as Maho Shojo Lalabel (1980), Hello! Sandybell (1981), Meiken Jolie(1981), Voltron (1981), Ai Shite Knight (1983), Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel: Curtain Call (1986), and Kimagure Orange Road: The Movie (1988). As more exposure was given to Hisaishi and the anime industry, his career grew. He initiated a solo career, began to produce music, and created his own label (Wonder Land Inc.) in 1988.

Here’s few tracks from Joe Hisaishi’s 80s anime theme song. Let’s enjoy the mixing tape.

01. (00:00) Main Theme – “Venus Wars”
02. (03:00) Shakunetsu no Circuit (Red Hot Circuit)
03. (06:48) Techno Police – “Techno Police 21C”
04. (09:57) Love Theme
05. (13:34) Ouke no Monshou – Main Theme – “Ouke no Monshou” (Crest of the Royal Family)
06. (19:02) Carol
07. (22:57) Yume no Tsubasa (Wings of Dreams – Instrumental) – “Honoo no Alpen Rose: Judy & Randy” (Alpenrose of Fire Judy and Randy)
08. (24:20) Yume no Tsubasa (Wings of Dreams – Memory)
09. (26:18) Wakakusa no Negai (The Girl’s Wishes)
10. (30:06) Tsuioku no Bara (The Rose of Remembrance – Leonhardt Aschenbach)
11. (34:32) Theme of “Birth” – “Birth”
12. (39:07) Atsuki Kokoro ni (Heated Heart)
13. (42:11) Presence III – Robot Carnival “Presence”
14. (44:59) Heart & Hand – Robot Carnival “Starlight Angel”
15. (49:11) Arion – Main Theme – “Arion”
16. (51:21) Resphoina
17. (57:14) Tori no You ni (Like a Bird) – “Kimagure Orange Road: I Want to Return to That Day”

my pocket size of sky

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For future daughter and son, niece and nephew, neighbor kids, students, and you.

When you learn that this life will hit you, hard. I want you to know that this world is made out of sugar. It can crumble so easily but do not afraid to stick your tongue out and taste it.

“I create my own sky,
we may dissolve in the enormous breeze.
And you ask ‘what if I fall?’
Oh darling, what if you fly?

I create my own sky,
with colors of peach, plum, and pear.
And you ask ‘what if I feel sad?’
Oh darling, what if you feel right?

I create my own sky,
we glue the sparkles to unbounded space above.
And you ask ‘what if I lost?’
Oh darling, what if I embrace you in the midst of the stars?

I create my own sky,
the pocket size of sky.”

–your mom, your aunt, your teacher, your neighbor, and your friend.