Selasa, 25 Juni 2013
Black Sabbath are planning to record and release another album following the success of 13, which has topped the charts around the world - and they are hoping former drummer Bill Ward will join them in the studio.
Last year, Ward pulled out of the get together citing contractual issues, and he was replaced by Rage Against the Machine star Brad Wilk.Now, his former bandmates are enthusiastic for him to reconsider his decision not to be a part of the reunion, and despite confessing fears Ward might struggle as Sabbath's drummer, frontman Ozzy Osbourne admits he would welcome his old pal with open arms.
the latest news said "We would have loved to have Bill on this album. Maybe we can work things out by the next one. Bill Ward has got the most physically demanding job of the lot of us, 'cause he's the timekeeper. I don't think personally he had the chops to pull it off, you know. The saddest thing is that he needed to own up to that, and we could have worked around it, whether we had a drummer on the side with him or something." Nonetheless, Osbourne insists Ward won't have too long to mull over a return, because the band want to get started on a new album as soon as possible: "It won't take another 35 years. I'm 65 now. There's no f**king recording studios in the afterlife."
Tonight, the wind blows slowly, slowly but sure. I light my cigarette once again to allay the cold and my drowsiness. It's cold, I tight my jacket. I can't count how many cigarettes i burned while waiting this damn bus. My watch shows that it is midnight and my eyes get browned off seeing the fly over. It's has been almost 2 hours waiting, totally wretch, none of that damn bus stopped to lift me in. The worst is, no one here but me. It makes me a little bit prickling. Honestly, I'm afraid of strayed bad guys and tonight is known as hallowed night by the Javanese since tomorrow is Friday of kliwon, means it's kliwon Friday eve, based on Javanese calendar.
From the west I see 2 men on a motorcycle run slowing down. I think the fare wants to wait a bus too, He is a young man with a long hair wears a university coat of arm. I can tell that he studies in one of the university around north ring road. He gets off the motorcycle and put his helmet off, '' Be careful brother '' said the fare to the rider as the rider turn way back while waving his hand. What a coincidence, I get a companion! At least if only bad guys came to deprive us, we can run away opposite direction to confuse him which one of us will be catch first.
It's not funny, so no laugh please! It just not my type to make a storm in a tea cup, especially with that shallow minded bad guys who never think about their future. Actually, I'm a little bit trauma since the time I had a quarrel with some bad guys around here, they pointed a knife on me inelegantly. The problem is whoever of us got stabbed and injured, we would deal with the police, no doubt. They would be okay to be jailed, in their mind only free food 3 times a day. But I?! My father could be very angry consequently I would get a licking.
'' excuse me, do you want to get a bus to go home? where do you live? '' I try to be hospitable and ask him first, but damn! This man is very vain, every time I approached him and ask some question, he Pretend like hearing nothing and none of my question get answered. He seems like very busy look toward the fly over. This time I get a proof that my grandfather maybe right, that Javanese people lose their Javanese symbol, they grow with no etiquette.
Fortunately, there is a bus come, SUSAH LINDIK, the legendary bus from Donggala to Surabaya, and this time the bus stop for us. The long haired young man lift in first, when I just lift my first foot the driver directly run the bus, what a bad manner! Maybe it's a bus driver habit, since the departure schedule between bus and another is very close. Sometimes it's only 5 minutes diverse, consequently each bus can't stop for a quite long time to lift the passengers in.
It's unusual that the bus passengers are already full when the bus just arrive in Janti. There are still some 3 seated bench sat by only 2 people, but none of them offer me to have a sit next to them. Literally, there is no reaction at all for my hospitality. The more I try to make civilized communication to them, the more I get disregard reaction, damn! Maybe they used to live individually. There is no hospitality anymore which once become the characteristic of people around here.
Thanks God there are still 3 chairs empty at the back row, no need to take any permission. Lucky for me, I can sit comfortably and lift my foot to the chair, maybe by smoking some cigarettes to get rid off my boredom later. I don't care the smoke will disturb all these people in the bus, what the hell of them. They don't even answer my greeting, it should be no protest to be disturbed! Now closing my eyes is the most important, have a little sleep is the best compensation for 2 hours standing waited for the bus.
The bus run till Kalasan now, usually the driver assistant will ask the bus fee to the passengers. I'm so wonder since there is no body tap my shoulder to ask for the fee which I have prepared! Whatever, lucky me if I don't need to pay for the bus. wait a minute! The silent when get in a night bus is usual, but right now it's too silent. Maybe there 1 or 2 little cripple heard and why do all these people have straight expression. Actually no expression shows in their face, even the people next to me like never feels my present. I'm a little bit prickled, since my sister once told me not to wait a bus from Janti at night, it's would be better if I catch a bus from the bus station, because people said that there is a ghost bus likes to pick a passenger from Janti.
The ghost bus! Yeah, ghost bus, there once a story about a bus get in a serious accident and all the passengers death. If we lift the bus, all the passengers are pale and ignore our present. It's said that if we lift the bus, it will take us from Donggala to Surabaya for not more than 3 hours. But if we are unlucky, we wont be taken to Surabaya but to another world, their world! The worst is that the bus name is 'SUSAH LINDIK' which known as the rattling run bus. ''where will you get off sir?'' I try to ask the man next to me and scare off my curiosity about the ghost bus. He doesn't answer me, actually he has the same reaction as the others in the bus, no expression. I try to tap his shoulder so he can response my question. Damn! My hand pass over his shoulder! He isn't real, he isn't human!''Sir! Stop the bus! I will off here!'' I shout of the driver panicky! But they still straight no expression. Damn! Maybe they will take me to the other world, supernatural world as people told! I start prickling, I feel freeze. But being panic right now is useless, I try to spell and remind all the prayers my Grandfather once teach me. But damn! I forget all.
Almost in unconsciously I light my cigarette and smoke it deep, very deep to make myself a little bit relax. ''Sir, why it smells like incense in the bus?''. The passenger next to me pinch his nose and stare straight away transparently toward me, like i don't exist, then ask the driver assistant who stand near the back door. ''It's okay sir, don't think about it, sometimes the incense smell in the bus. Once told that there was a man death in Janti, a bad guy stabbed him till death after a quarrel. The spirit like to lift the bus every kliwon Friday eve like today, what a pity! Maybe the spirit doesn't rest in peace.'' I'm completely dumbfounded and the bus keep run on the silent road.
Kamis, 20 Juni 2013
Actually this is not a trip or vacation, this is a motorcycle touring because I went to the bali with my motorcycle club. 2008, first time I join motorcycle club and this is the first touring for me. I’m in 2nd grade of high school when I do it. We leave from purwokerto about 4 o’clock with estimation 7 days trip. (with calculation about strike and unexpected accident)
About 10 people with 6 bike. There’s no problem until surabaya, just a strike and some accidents. But when we arrive at Surabaya my friends had a crash with mini bus and should be back to purwokerto because his bike severely damaged.
We arrive late about a days in bali, because we had bike strike so much. But jamboree still going on so we can enjoy the event. Event go on 3 days, we just enjoy the 2 days event. After the event we decided to go to the beach and sleep in the near of beach.
The beginning of disaster start in the morning, we woke up at 6 and prepare to go back home. After have a breakfast we check out from lodging, I tandem with my friend deep in conversation during the trip and unconscious that we separate with our group. Maybe you’ll think “why you don’t make a text message or calling your friends?” yeah we didn’t have a phone cell. We try to ask somebody how to go to harbour. We’re confused!
We try to find city map, after we found it and try to get the direction by myself. But we’re lucky because we meet the bali’s biker. He come to us and ask what just happened. After we talk to him about our problem, he escort us to harbor and we trip to java. Finally we back home.
That’s a little bit experience when I trip to Bali without care. So be focus when you trip with a group and try to always together with your friends.
Selasa, 18 Juni 2013
A skinhead is a member of a subculture that originated among working class youths in London, England in the 1960s and then soon spread to other parts of the United Kingdom, and later to other countries around the world. Named for their close-cropped or shaven heads, the first skinheads were greatly influenced by West Indian (specifically Jamaican) rude boys and British mods, in terms of fashion, music and lifestyle. Originally, the skinhead subculture was primarily based on those elements, not politics or race. Since then, however, attitudes toward race and politics have become factors by which some skinheads align themselves. The political spectrum within the skinhead scene ranges from the far right to the far left, although many skinheads are apolitical. Fashion-wise, skinheads range from a clean-cut 1960s mod-influenced style to less-strict punk- and hardcore-influenced styles.
In the late 1950s the post-war economic boom led to an increase in disposable income among many young people. Some of those youths spent that income on new fashions popularized by American soul groups, British R&B bands, certain movie actors, and Carnaby Street clothing merchants. These youths became known as mods, a youth subculture noted for its consumerism and devotion to fashion, music and scooters.
Mods of lesser means made do with practical clothing styles that suited their lifestyle and employment circumstances: work boots or army boots, straight-leg jeans or Sta-Prest trousers, button-down shirts, and braces (called suspenders in North America). When possible, these working class mods spent their money on suits and other sharp outfits to wear at dancehalls, where they enjoyed soul, ska, bluebeat and rocksteady music.
Around 1966, a schism developed between the peacock mods (also known as smooth mods), who were less violent and always wore the latest expensive clothes, and the hard mods (also known as gang mods, lemonheads or peanuts), who were identified by their shorter hair and more working class image. These hard mods became commonly known as skinheads by about 1968. Their short hair may have come about for practical reasons, since long hair can be a liability in industrial jobs and in streetfights. Skinheads may also have cut their hair short in defiance of the more middle class hippie culture.
In addition to retaining many mod influences, early skinheads were very interested in Jamaican rude boy styles and culture, especially the music: ska, rocksteady, and early reggae (before the tempo slowed down and lyrics became focused on topics like black nationalism and the Rastafari movement). Skinhead culture became so popular by 1969 that even the rock band Slade temporarily adopted the look as a marketing strategy. The subculture gained wider notice because of a series of violent and sexually explicit novels by Richard Allen, notably Skinhead and Skinhead Escapes. Due to largescale British migration to Perth, Western Australia, many British youths in that city joined skinhead/sharpies gangs in the late 1960s and developed their own Australian style.
By the early 1970s, the skinhead subculture started to fade from popular culture, and some of the original skins dropped into new categories, such as the suedeheads (defined by the ability to manipulate one's hair with a comb), smoothies (often with shoulder-length hairstyles), and bootboys (with mod-length hair; associated with gangs and football hooliganism). Some fashion trends returned to the mod roots, with brogues, loafers, suits, and the slacks-and-sweater look making a comeback.
In the late 1970s, the skinhead subculture was revived to a notable extent after the introduction of punk rock. Most of these revivalist skinheads reacted to the commercialism of punk by adopting a look that was in line with the original 1969 skinhead style. This revival included Gary Hodges and Hoxton Tom McCourt (both later of the band the 4-Skins) and Suggs, later of the band Madness. Around this time, some skinheads became affiliated with far right groups such as the National Front and the British Movement. From 1979 onwards, punk-influenced skinheads with shorter hair, higher boots and less emphasis on traditional styles grew in numbers and grabbed media attention, mostly due to football hooliganism. There still remained, however, skinheads who preferred the original mod-inspired styles.
Eventually different interpretations of the skinhead subculture expanded beyond Britain and continental Europe. In the United States, certain segments of the hardcore punk scene embraced skinhead styles and developed their own version of the subculture.
· · RACISM, ANTI RACISM, AND POLITICS
Unidentified white power skinhead. His badge says "Skinheads - Weiss und stolz" ("Skinheads - White and proud").
In the late 1960s, some skinheads in the United Kingdom (including black skinheads) had engaged in violence against South Asian immigrants (an act known as Paki bashing in common slang). There had, however, also been anti-racist skinheads since the beginning of the subculture, especially in Scotland and northern England. In the Netherlands, the skinhead fashion was adopted by the Gabber youth culture of the Hardcore techno scene during the 1990s. However, the scene also suffered backlash from the Dutch media, labelling it as racist and neo-facist. To combat this, many Hardcore producers and event organizers spoke out against racism.
These early skinheads were not necessarily part of any political movement, but by the early 1970s, some skinheads aligned themselves with the white nationalist National Front. As the 1970s progressed, racially-motivated skinhead violence in the United Kingdom became more political, and far right groups such as the National Front and the British Movement saw a rise in white power skinheads among their ranks. By the late 1970s, the mass media, and subsequently the general public, had largely come to view the skinhead subculture as one that promotes racism and neo-Nazism. The white power and neo-Nazi skinhead subculture eventually spread to North America, Europe and other areas of the world. The mainstream media started using the term skinhead in reports of racist violence (regardless of whether the perpetrator was actually a skinhead); this has played a large role in skewing public perceptions about the subculture. Three notable groups that formed in the 1980s and became associated with white power skinheads are White Aryan Resistance, Blood and Honour and Hammerskins
Skinheads Against Racial Prejudice (SHARP) logo
Also during the late 1970s and early 1980s, however, many skinheads and suedeheads in the United Kingdom rejected both the far left and far right. This anti-extremist attitude was musically typified by Oi! bands such as Cockney Rejects, The 4-Skins, Toy Dolls, and The Business. Two notable groups of skinheads who spoke out against neo-Nazism and political extremism—and in support of traditional skinhead culture—were the Glasgow Spy Kids in Scotland (who coined the phrase Spirit of 69), and the publishers of the Hard As Nails zine in England.
Red and Anarchist Skinheads (RASH) logo
In the United States, anti-racist skinheads countered the neo-Nazi stereotype by forming organisations such as the Minneapolis Baldies, which started in 1986; Skinheads Against Racial Prejudice (SHARP), which was founded in New York City in 1987 and then spread to other countries; and Anti-Racist Action (ARA), which was formed in the late 1980s by members of the Minneapolis Baldies and other activists. On the far left of the skinhead subculture, redskins and anarchist skinheads take a militant anti-fascist and pro-working class stance. In the United Kingdom, two groups with significant numbers of leftist skinhead members were Red Action, which started in 1981, and Anti-Fascist Action, which started in 1985. Internationally, the most notable left-wing skinhead organisation is Red and Anarchist Skinheads, which formed in the New York City area in 1993 and then spread to other countrie.
real skinheads are not racist, not racist, and not influenced by politics. Because the roots of skinhead culture in England as well as the influence of Jamaican immigrants. Pure skinhead sub-culture of the English working class, which was born because of competition with the lifestyle of the nobility and the upper middle class. Who make racist, fascist, and the political side is the persons who use abusive behavior and violent skinhead and then used to perform a particular emphasis to the party.
· REFERENCES and CREDITS
http://reject2301.wordpress.com/2008/05/03/skinhead-sebuah-jalan-hidup-part-1/ (part i till vii)
Spirit of '69: A Skinhead Bible by George Marshall Published January 31st 1994 by ST Publishing