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dawnstares:

Dawnstares Events is proud to present an evening of emotional rock titled “Based City Rockers” taking place on the 13th of September 2014 at reputable venue Rossi Fatmawati. 
This event will be headlined by Vague, one of the hottest post-hardcore bands operating in the scenes today. They will be supported by long time indie act Shorthand Phonetics featuring a robust and compact three-man line up performing their newest cassette “Sansa” which will be available for purchase at the event.
Opening for them are the aggressive rocking Amukredam, experimental-indie-emo act To Forfeit and up-and-coming band touring act Fernie Sue.
Tickets will be 25.000 IDR.

:D !!!

dawnstares:

Dawnstares Events is proud to present an evening of emotional rock titled “Based City Rockers” taking place on the 13th of September 2014 at reputable venue Rossi Fatmawati.

This event will be headlined by Vague, one of the hottest post-hardcore bands operating in the scenes today. They will be supported by long time indie act Shorthand Phonetics featuring a robust and compact three-man line up performing their newest cassette “Sansa” which will be available for purchase at the event.

Opening for them are the aggressive rocking Amukredam, experimental-indie-emo act To Forfeit and up-and-coming band touring act Fernie Sue.

Tickets will be 25.000 IDR.

:D !!!

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Matala Moon - all i can do now is just let it go but be alert for when a door is open or there’s a beautiful crack on the wall
https://soundcloud.com/dawn-stares/matala-moon-all-i-can-do-now
http://matalamoon.bandcamp.com/

Matala Moon - all i can do now is just let it go but be alert for when a door is open or there’s a beautiful crack on the wall

https://soundcloud.com/dawn-stares/matala-moon-all-i-can-do-now

http://matalamoon.bandcamp.com/

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traplording:

Traplordin from Jakarta, Indonesia #Itslonelyatthetop

traplording:

Traplordin from Jakarta, Indonesia #Itslonelyatthetop

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Anonymous said: Do you have a 'Conor Oberst' anecdote for us?

emmythegreat:

I corresponded with him during the recording of my second album and he was really sweet and encouraging and inspiring. I’ve seen him play live a lot of times. I stayed in his house once he wasn’t there. 

More like three anecdotes/ statements.

lyrics:

I miss the walks we shared in sunny art weekends
And wasting some more time in rainy day cafes
And I am grateful for even the silences we shared
It’s such a shame my soul was lost in some old fairytale

Now I’m awake
If there’s still time
For the love of love
I won’t let go

She’s just a song that I sang
You’re whom I want and really need
A haunting voice in my head
You’re the vision that I can truly see
She’s just a song that I sang
With you the more I can achieve
A haunting voice in my head
Your singing could bring more warmth to me

It was you
It was you
That did end
My curse of make-believe

Love is really strange Cause your touch still felt bigger than any kisses that I’ve ever felt
That is truth, And I really did loved you, and I thought you did too, I hope you didn’t lie to me
I understand if it’s not meant to be, but do hang with me,
Cause I don’t wanna grieve over you, as much as I grieved over her
And the bands are still playing, and the painters’ still painting
I need to bask in their glory with you

Now I’m awake
If there’s still time
For the love of love
I won’t let go

She’s just a song that I sang
You’re whom I want and really need
A haunting voice in my head
You’re the vision that I can truly see
She’s just a song that I sang
from a blank space in my memory
A haunting voice in my head
Your singing could bring more life to me

Cause of you
Cause of you
I did breathe
And felt reality

She’s just a song that I sang
A haunting voice in my head

||| @musicmandalas ||| instagram.com/musicmandalas ||| in 2010, out of some heavy feels.. i started to paint “mandala” paintings while i let my subconcious be driven by records that accomodated those feels. It is a forever ongoing project that will never stop as long as there are albums i can still relate to. Now i’ve decided to make an instagram for it cause circles go well in squares :) for now it mostly contains paintings from back in the day + 3 new ones based on my fave albums of 2013, i will update everytime i make new ones. I hope the shapes and colours will inspire you as much as the music that they are based on have inspired me! ||| instagram.com/musicmandalas ||| @musicmandalas |||

||| @musicmandalas ||| instagram.com/musicmandalas ||| in 2010, out of some heavy feels.. i started to paint “mandala” paintings while i let my subconcious be driven by records that accomodated those feels. It is a forever ongoing project that will never stop as long as there are albums i can still relate to. Now i’ve decided to make an instagram for it cause circles go well in squares :) for now it mostly contains paintings from back in the day + 3 new ones based on my fave albums of 2013, i will update everytime i make new ones. I hope the shapes and colours will inspire you as much as the music that they are based on have inspired me! ||| instagram.com/musicmandalas ||| @musicmandalas |||

[My Top 10 Heart Songs of 2013] —-
(#1) MY SONG OF THE YEAR: JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE – MIRRORS —
LISTEN: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuZE_IRwLNI ——-
There are two epics about “reflection” this year. Arcade Fire’s Reflektor and Justin Timberlake’s Mirrors. Reflektor might have a bigger chance to be included in the list and maybe top it if this list is called “My top 10 Mind Songs of 2013”, but this is the “HEART songs” list and I am convinced that “Mirrors” reign supreme. —
To be honest I didn’t push the play button to this song as much as a lot of the other songs in this list, but overplayed pop hits are a different case: you don’t have to play it often in your music player to have it be ingrained in your mind. Perhaps it’s not as “cool” or as musically intricate as some of my other favorite 2013 songs, but spiritually it lies on a higher plane. Compared to any other pop songs that seem to “follow” me everywhere I go, Mirrors “soars” the highest in my heart and soul every time it’s on. With its universal power of a good melody and simple, relatable unashamedly cheesy but “solid” lyrics… It heavily tickled both a dying memory and a newfound desire from da story of my life. —
Other than from the radio, television and background music of public places, I also heard around four/five or more members of the opposite sex around me (including my sister who I know think highly of the song as well) who subconsciously hummed it throughout the year. There was a memorable moment this year when I was walking up the stairs and this girl hummed/sang the song beautifully and some kind of melancholic force struck me warmly right there. Not sure if it was the echo of the place or purely the beauty of a memorable melody or the romantic notion of the scale and importance of pop music… but I damn had an existential moment then, definitely adding to the mystique of the song in my world. —
Here’s wishing I’ll have another “moment” on this glorious New Year’s eve where this song shines, either in reality or in my head. May all of everyone have a happy new year! Including YOU. —
"You’re standing on a bridge watching yourself go by," – Ram Dass

[My Top 10 Heart Songs of 2013] —-

(#1) MY SONG OF THE YEAR: JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE – MIRRORS —

LISTEN: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuZE_IRwLNI ——-

There are two epics about “reflection” this year. Arcade Fire’s Reflektor and Justin Timberlake’s Mirrors. Reflektor might have a bigger chance to be included in the list and maybe top it if this list is called “My top 10 Mind Songs of 2013”, but this is the “HEART songs” list and I am convinced that “Mirrors” reign supreme. —

To be honest I didn’t push the play button to this song as much as a lot of the other songs in this list, but overplayed pop hits are a different case: you don’t have to play it often in your music player to have it be ingrained in your mind. Perhaps it’s not as “cool” or as musically intricate as some of my other favorite 2013 songs, but spiritually it lies on a higher plane. Compared to any other pop songs that seem to “follow” me everywhere I go, Mirrors “soars” the highest in my heart and soul every time it’s on. With its universal power of a good melody and simple, relatable unashamedly cheesy but “solid” lyrics… It heavily tickled both a dying memory and a newfound desire from da story of my life. —

Other than from the radio, television and background music of public places, I also heard around four/five or more members of the opposite sex around me (including my sister who I know think highly of the song as well) who subconsciously hummed it throughout the year. There was a memorable moment this year when I was walking up the stairs and this girl hummed/sang the song beautifully and some kind of melancholic force struck me warmly right there. Not sure if it was the echo of the place or purely the beauty of a memorable melody or the romantic notion of the scale and importance of pop music… but I damn had an existential moment then, definitely adding to the mystique of the song in my world. —

Here’s wishing I’ll have another “moment” on this glorious New Year’s eve where this song shines, either in reality or in my head. May all of everyone have a happy new year! Including YOU. —

"You’re standing on a bridge watching yourself go by," – Ram Dass

[My Top 10 Heart Songs of 2013] —-
(#2) Daft Punk – Touch —
LISTEN: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfH3erWacsQ ——-
When was the last time you got “touched” by something that felt much “more” than your average mundane experiences? Here I am, for this song’s write-up, trying to list moments in recent memory where I got “touched” by things or events that meant a lot to me which are reminded by this song’s epic structure… only to figure out that the kind of “Touch” that’s most connected and in tune with the song is the kind of “touch” that you feel when you experience a moving, riveting piece of music, such as, well, Daft Punk’s Touch. —
There are melancholic/nostalgic moments in music listening where, for example, you listen to a melody and you recalled, or perhaps try to recall a certain memory that you think suits well with that tune. It’s one of the most glorious things about the whole thing, but, in truth, what I feel could be MORE glorious is when a piece of music gives you a feel that you have never felt or experienced before. Memories of being mystically “touched” come bubbling up every time I listen to Touch, but none of it ever really fully surface or became visible, I still can’t pinpoint what the song’s grand shifts and soaring highs actually reminded me of other than the time the song first properly touched my heart (which was on my first listen if I remember correctly). Songs like this not only “touches” you, but also “put” something into you.. like a false memory you wouldn’t shake off. —
So here’s one in this list that I dedicate to “music” itself, and its power to kindle the imagination. You know what they say: You CAN’T touch music but music touches YOU. It’s safe to say that this music thing is a part of me that by now I will always hold on to.

[My Top 10 Heart Songs of 2013] —-

(#2) Daft Punk – Touch —

LISTEN: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfH3erWacsQ ——-

When was the last time you got “touched” by something that felt much “more” than your average mundane experiences? Here I am, for this song’s write-up, trying to list moments in recent memory where I got “touched” by things or events that meant a lot to me which are reminded by this song’s epic structure… only to figure out that the kind of “Touch” that’s most connected and in tune with the song is the kind of “touch” that you feel when you experience a moving, riveting piece of music, such as, well, Daft Punk’s Touch. —

There are melancholic/nostalgic moments in music listening where, for example, you listen to a melody and you recalled, or perhaps try to recall a certain memory that you think suits well with that tune. It’s one of the most glorious things about the whole thing, but, in truth, what I feel could be MORE glorious is when a piece of music gives you a feel that you have never felt or experienced before. Memories of being mystically “touched” come bubbling up every time I listen to Touch, but none of it ever really fully surface or became visible, I still can’t pinpoint what the song’s grand shifts and soaring highs actually reminded me of other than the time the song first properly touched my heart (which was on my first listen if I remember correctly). Songs like this not only “touches” you, but also “put” something into you.. like a false memory you wouldn’t shake off. —

So here’s one in this list that I dedicate to “music” itself, and its power to kindle the imagination. You know what they say: You CAN’T touch music but music touches YOU. It’s safe to say that this music thing is a part of me that by now I will always hold on to.

[My Top 10 Heart Songs of 2013] —-
(#3) Kanye West – Bound 2 —
LISTEN: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBAtAM7vtgc ——-
I do generic but vicious rap hand gestures during the verses but then spin like a brain-dead-love-fried dervish to the Charlie Wilson section when no one’s looking. This is a song of thunderous feels composition. —
After my long-ass lyrics, I’m tired, Love itself is tired. Rumi Wept. —
Something from the guy I need to grasp for the new year and beyond: “Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond” —
That’s right, Uh huh honey ;+) 

[My Top 10 Heart Songs of 2013] —-

(#3) Kanye West – Bound 2 —

LISTEN: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBAtAM7vtgc ——-

I do generic but vicious rap hand gestures during the verses but then spin like a brain-dead-love-fried dervish to the Charlie Wilson section when no one’s looking. This is a song of thunderous feels composition. —

After my long-ass lyrics, I’m tired, Love itself is tired. Rumi Wept. —

Something from the guy I need to grasp for the new year and beyond: “Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond” —

That’s right, Uh huh honey ;+) 

[My Top 10 Heart Songs of 2013] —-
(#4) THE FLAMING LIPS – TRY TO EXPLAIN —
“I ALWAYS LISTEN”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tA3XANas-wk ——-
I trust you.

[My Top 10 Heart Songs of 2013] —-

(#4) THE FLAMING LIPS – TRY TO EXPLAIN —

“I ALWAYS LISTEN”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tA3XANas-wk ——-

I trust you.

[My Top 10 Heart Songs of 2013] —-
(#5) VAMPIRE WEEKEND – EVERLASTING ARMS —
LISTEN: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wcjv9yo7bjM ——-
As often the case with Ezra Koenig’s lyrics, not really sure what the song is actually about lel, but I have my own feelings and meanings for it, and out of the brilliant Modern Vampires of The City, this is the one song I ended up visiting most often this year —
Yo Jakarta, and whatever form of heavy love you hold for me.. pls be good :) —
“For the surrealists, the city is nature too” – a lecturer quoted someone else back in London.

[My Top 10 Heart Songs of 2013] —-

(#5) VAMPIRE WEEKEND – EVERLASTING ARMS —

LISTEN: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wcjv9yo7bjM ——-

As often the case with Ezra Koenig’s lyrics, not really sure what the song is actually about lel, but I have my own feelings and meanings for it, and out of the brilliant Modern Vampires of The City, this is the one song I ended up visiting most often this year —

Yo Jakarta, and whatever form of heavy love you hold for me.. pls be good :) —

“For the surrealists, the city is nature too” – a lecturer quoted someone else back in London.

[My Top 10 Heart Songs of 2013] —-
(#6) WAVVES – DEMON TO LEAN ON —
LISTEN: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG8HCFQa3OQ ——-
My heart is still with god and the angels, but my sympathy for “The Devil” is high this year. Keeping my distance tho, I wouldn’t lean too close.. but I understand, I understand the primal needs, the carnal desires and the lust for freedom. A lot of things about his world are inviting but it doesn’t guarantee eternal pleasure either, so I still try to be in control even tho I’m drawn to touch that very attractive burning fire he possesses. Wavves have created a solid rock song in which the central lyric seems to tickle my personal feelings towards the whole matter. Should I wait for overdue angels in saving my soul from whatever form of sorrow that lingers? or should I just surrender myself to the ever-accepting demons that have always existed under me? —
I wonder of the actual main reason why I take Vinnie (my Van Gogh finger puppet) around in my bag all the time, but I’m sure other than because I like the art of his past life.. there’s definitely that darkly “romantic” drunken, struggling artist sentiment that is for some reason beautiful to me. I’m not him tho, I’m not any of my idols for that matter.. I am me and I am walking my own pursuit of beauty, I know what I’m experiencing in my life is light years away from what he experienced in his painful, creative days. Still he is my friend and I need to understand my friend. I love my friend, so I keep him around : ) I’m showing him the new world. —
Lets rock! Stay burning.

[My Top 10 Heart Songs of 2013] —-

(#6) WAVVES – DEMON TO LEAN ON —

LISTEN: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG8HCFQa3OQ ——-

My heart is still with god and the angels, but my sympathy for “The Devil” is high this year. Keeping my distance tho, I wouldn’t lean too close.. but I understand, I understand the primal needs, the carnal desires and the lust for freedom. A lot of things about his world are inviting but it doesn’t guarantee eternal pleasure either, so I still try to be in control even tho I’m drawn to touch that very attractive burning fire he possesses. Wavves have created a solid rock song in which the central lyric seems to tickle my personal feelings towards the whole matter. Should I wait for overdue angels in saving my soul from whatever form of sorrow that lingers? or should I just surrender myself to the ever-accepting demons that have always existed under me? —

I wonder of the actual main reason why I take Vinnie (my Van Gogh finger puppet) around in my bag all the time, but I’m sure other than because I like the art of his past life.. there’s definitely that darkly “romantic” drunken, struggling artist sentiment that is for some reason beautiful to me. I’m not him tho, I’m not any of my idols for that matter.. I am me and I am walking my own pursuit of beauty, I know what I’m experiencing in my life is light years away from what he experienced in his painful, creative days. Still he is my friend and I need to understand my friend. I love my friend, so I keep him around : ) I’m showing him the new world. —

Lets rock! Stay burning.

[My Top 10 Heart Songs of 2013] —-
(#7) DEATH GRIPS – BIRDS —
LISTEN: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XX5wk-6Mn5s ——-
I need a second picture to explain this song: http://i.imgur.com/Qyl8Lbh.jpg

[My Top 10 Heart Songs of 2013] —-

(#7) DEATH GRIPS – BIRDS —

LISTEN: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XX5wk-6Mn5s ——-

I need a second picture to explain this song: http://i.imgur.com/Qyl8Lbh.jpg

[My Top 10 Heart Songs of 2013] —-
(#8) KITTY – DEAD ISLAND —
(LISTEN: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1LlgfPF2dQ ) ——-
I still feel “gurl pls I‘m not sure how and fo realla I want that shiiit!!” everytime I heard the line “You don’t know why I get blogged!” rapped cheekily by Kitty in this song. Dude I wanna get blogged a lot too!!!  THAT URRRGE! I mean all my art, music and whatever!! Yes this is an unashamed public confession and my egotistical side is caught in the nude HAHAHHA!! ….Well this side of me still weirded me out actually.. I’m not sure the EXACT time it blossomed, but for sure It’s a really peculiar thing because the way I make any kind of art is from a very natural place. I focus totally on the ART, I focus totally on the feelings I want to convey and I channel what “I’m allowed to channel” by whatever force is giving me the urge to create. That’s how my art works.. so I think Andra Semesta is being kinda ANNOYING and UNFAIR when everytime the art is already out.. he has a heavy desperation for attention. It’s like Andra’s art is purer than Andra himself and I (Andra) kinda hate that. —
Well but I live with this “Andra” body and brain so I have to look at the bright side of it: What I usually crave for when looking for internet “acknowledgment” or whatever it is.. is not blatant fame.. but “opinions”. It’s 100% better to get a negative comment/constructive criticism than not hearing anything about the things I put out. I love that you see, listen and read, but only a handful of people actually “say”. Be honest. —
BACK TO KITTY! I’M SORRY. One of the fondest memory of listening to this song was in a car looking at the mean streets of Jakarta, the full moon was smiling and as I was coated in all this song’s sugary, atmospheric glory, I say in my mind: “LETS GET IT”. Here’s hoping like Kitty, I am also the wonderwall. I believe so. Fuck being underdogs or wunderkinds. I believe heavily in any kind of expression I put out there. Remember that I respect all “likes” and “comments” anywhere anytime! LOLLL. Love love love! !!! twitter.com/andrahaha !!! !!!! soundcloud.com/green-of-life !!!! Oh and nice current green hair kttyyy :+)

[My Top 10 Heart Songs of 2013] —-

(#8) KITTY – DEAD ISLAND —

(LISTEN: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1LlgfPF2dQ ) ——-

I still feel “gurl pls I‘m not sure how and fo realla I want that shiiit!!” everytime I heard the line “You don’t know why I get blogged!” rapped cheekily by Kitty in this song. Dude I wanna get blogged a lot too!!!  THAT URRRGE! I mean all my art, music and whatever!! Yes this is an unashamed public confession and my egotistical side is caught in the nude HAHAHHA!! ….Well this side of me still weirded me out actually.. I’m not sure the EXACT time it blossomed, but for sure It’s a really peculiar thing because the way I make any kind of art is from a very natural place. I focus totally on the ART, I focus totally on the feelings I want to convey and I channel what “I’m allowed to channel” by whatever force is giving me the urge to create. That’s how my art works.. so I think Andra Semesta is being kinda ANNOYING and UNFAIR when everytime the art is already out.. he has a heavy desperation for attention. It’s like Andra’s art is purer than Andra himself and I (Andra) kinda hate that. —

Well but I live with this “Andra” body and brain so I have to look at the bright side of it: What I usually crave for when looking for internet “acknowledgment” or whatever it is.. is not blatant fame.. but “opinions”. It’s 100% better to get a negative comment/constructive criticism than not hearing anything about the things I put out. I love that you see, listen and read, but only a handful of people actually “say”. Be honest. —

BACK TO KITTY! I’M SORRY. One of the fondest memory of listening to this song was in a car looking at the mean streets of Jakarta, the full moon was smiling and as I was coated in all this song’s sugary, atmospheric glory, I say in my mind: “LETS GET IT”. Here’s hoping like Kitty, I am also the wonderwall. I believe so. Fuck being underdogs or wunderkinds. I believe heavily in any kind of expression I put out there. Remember that I respect all “likes” and “comments” anywhere anytime! LOLLL. Love love love! !!! twitter.com/andrahaha !!! !!!! soundcloud.com/green-of-life !!!! Oh and nice current green hair kttyyy :+)