Sunday, June 21, 2009

My Post Idol Fever and my realisation about choir

In my frenzy of coming back home to Jakarta on the end of May and going back again to Xi'an in a matter of two weeks, I've given the chance to watch Idol Marathon and the Idol finale. That would be my turning point of not going to have an Idol to fan about. I watch Adam Lambert and fall in love with his music, I yelled *quite loudly* from my bed when he didn't win, and I kept digging for more glambert in the internet.

As I dig more and more videos, I found duet videos of Adam and Allison, and another of Kris and Gokey *note how I only use Gokey's last name*. At first I only notice how good Adam and Allison were and how not good Kris and Gokey. Then I found another video, this one is from the finale show, where Kris and Adam were singing with Queen, another Duet. I found that Adam and Kris really make a great duet, how Kris tried to rock his voice and Adam would adjust his timbre with Kris's voice. It takes effort of both of the singer to make a great duet, they have to adjust to one another.

This draws me to the question, if two singers have to adjust to sing a good song, then how about in a choir? There are about 35 people in one choir, and to sing a good song you have to adjust all 35 into one voice. Shit!! That's hard man. But I know it can be done, I myself is from a choir who can sing as one voice. So when people sometime under estimate choir group as an outlet for singing *because you don't sing Solo, nobody wiil know/recognized you* I think that person is stupid. Because singing in a choir is harder then singing Solo.

From my FB Notes June 3rd 2009

Kepada Kita, Kami dan Mereka

Aku marah, lalu aku teriak!

Aku kesal, lalu aku mengomel!

Aku sedih, lalu aku menangis!

Aku..aku... kenapa harus aku. Kenapa tidak Kita, kenapa tidak Kami? Mungkin karena aku adalah aku, tidak bisa dihindari bahwa aku adalah aku! Kita sedang sibuk dengan pekerjaannya, sementara Kami lagi sibuk bermain di negeri mimpi.

Aku berjalan di tengah kota Mereka, kadang dingin kadang panas. Dingin dengan salju yang menumpuk, panas dengan matahari yang membakar. Mereka cukup baik pada Aku, tapi Aku tetaplah Aku. Ia tak bisa menjadi Mereka.

Aku gembira, lalu aku tertawa!

Aku ingin di dengar, tapi Mereka sibuk dengan diri Mereka. Kami masih juga tidur, Kita sepertinya sedang pergi dan tak bisa dihubungi. Aku kembali berjalan, kembali kedinginan dan kepanasan. Aku menulis, Aku membaca, Aku hanyalah aku. Aku tidak tahu bagaimana menjadi Kita, Kami atau Mereka.

Aku marah, dan kali ini aku teriak lebih kencang!

Aku bingung, tapi Aku belum bisa menemukan jawabanya. Aku akan terus berjalan dan mencari. Apa yang di cari? Mungkin mencari Kita, Kami dan Mereka. Aku dengar semua sedang berada di negara antah berantah. Mungkin saat tiba disana aku bisa menjadi bagian dari Kita, Kami, dan Mereka.

From my FB notes June 7th 2009

The CNN Factor

If you're like me, stuck in a hotel room for most of the day and the most exciting Channel in your TV is either CNN, or Discovery channel, you will notice more and more the CNN factor. Is not that I watch CNN all the time, but watching someone build a bridge across some big lake or chanel became boring after a while. So CNN it is.

Here I am, saturday noon, watching the political Mann, and I guess that is one of the way to understand a country called United States of America. As I watched the report about republican slamming President Obama, republican slamming other republican, I can't help but laugh. It seems that no matter if you are from developed country or developing country people are people. They have their own ego and the urge to fulfill their own needs, the never feels satisfied trait. That is people.

Watching CNN, understanding a developed country, makes me think about my own. We have the same problem with them, but we are trying to mend ourselves. True that we are one of the most corrupt country in the world, one of the poor country in the world, one of the most populous country in the world, but I think we can mend that. If we have the intentions to bring our country to the world eyes, we should be prud of ourselves, and help mend the country we born in. I guess that's the CNN factor for me.

from my FB notes June 13th 2009