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31 Hours Jazz Show by Komunitas Jazz Kemayoran

Komunitas Jazz Kemayoran's WebsiteFor those of you Jazz lovers who live in Jakarta or happened to be in Jakarta during this weekend, you might want to watch the 31 Hours Jazz Show. What is 31 Hours Jazz Show? It is literally a Jazz Show which is being held for 31 hours straight, non-stop from start to finish.

I heard about the event from a good friend of mine who happened to be a very good jazz piano player. He is scheduled to take part from 7P.M on the first day to 1A.M on the second day. The show is being held on this Friday, May 30th, starting at 3P.M until Saturday, 31st May ending at 10P.M.

It is being presented by the young talents from Kemayoran Jazz Community (Komunitas Jazz Kemayoran). There are also a few big names in Indonesian Jazz who will also take part in the event, such as Idang Rasjidi, Harry Toledo and several others. Read the rest of this entry »

After American Idol Season 7 Has Ended

David Cook and David Archuleta walking togetherWell, at least for this season it has ended, just wait until it starts again next year! I heard they are trying to implement new changes to the show in order to keep it interesting. One of them is by lowering the age requirements to 14.

I don’t really know, but in my opinion 14 years old is too young to be experiencing such pressure and exposure. I don’t think it will be good for those young hopefuls, especially considering how cruel a reality show can be.

With an age gap of 14 years, I think it will also be unfair to those who are at the lowest age group, both from experience and singing skill point of view. You just can’t expect to find a singing prodigy like David Archuleta that easily. And to be honest, it is also not good for their vocal chords. Read the rest of this entry »

David Cook Is The New American Idol!

David Cook versus David ArchuletaI’ve got to tell you, last weekend was one of the most tiring I’ve ever had for a while. Actually this whole months have been quite intense, I feel drained somewhere along the way. This is also reflected in my post, I just couldn’t find the energy to wake up late and make a post every couple of days. My post count this month is still less than five!

Blogging is actually harder than I first thought it would be. You have to be constantly creative to be able to find something that is actually useful to write. Thank God I still have American Idol shows to write about, but even that I didn’t get to write as often as I would’ve liked.

Anyway, I just watched the American Idol Finale Result Show a few hours ago when David Cook is declared the winner of the infamous singing talent competition show. There are some controversies, though you cannot expect less from American Idol, but not by much. In my opinion, David Cook deserves to win American Idol Season 7. Don’t get me wrong, I’m an Archie fan, but David Cook is better than him.

I read on the American Idol website that some people think Syesha’s the better singer than the Davids. Well, she improved a lot, much more than the others in my opinion, but she’s still rough around the edges sometimes, especially when she’s singing ballad-type songs.

As an example, when she is singing the USA’s national anthem at the Tampa Bay Rays’ game in Florida which you can also read on my last post about American Idol. She’s dragging the song and sings most of it at the top of her voice. That makes the song harder to enjoy and rather awkward to the ear. But she did excel in Broadway-esque songs in my opinion. And finishing 3rd was as best a result for her.

As for the Finale, I have to be fair. According to Simon, David Archuleta delivered a knockout blow to David Cook, but later he corrected himself saying that his comment was bordering toward disrespect for David Cook. Was it because after he reviewed the Finale Performances he realized that David Cook was the better performer, or was it because he already knew the result firsthand and was attempting to restore David Cook’s honor after his comment the night before? Read the rest of this entry »

David Archuleta’s Dad Banned From The Show

David Archuleta's Singing Stand By MeI need to apologize on two things. First, because I haven’t done any post regarding American Idol Top 4 performance and result show last week. Second, because there’s a good chance I might not be able to write another post until next week.

My best buddy of 25 years is getting married, and he asked me to sing in his wedding reception. I’m just an amateur singer, mind you. I usually only accept such request from people who are close to me. I’m not actually a professional Wedding Singer. But I do love to sing, and considering this as doing a favor for my buddy.

Anyway, back to the topic at hand. If you are curious about the title, this news is one of the most talked about stuff regarding American Idol lately. It was said that David Archuleta’s dad is being banned from the show and also the rehearsal as well. Why is that so? Read the rest of this entry »

When Brooke Left – American Idol Top 5 Results

Brooke White Looking SourWell, these last few days have been quite busy for me. Finding quality time to do some update is getting hard lately. That and also the fact that I lost focus these last couple of weeks. I think a little extra time is mandatory right now if I still want to post regularly.

Anyway, just for a quick follow up on American Idol Top 5 Results last week. Brooke White got the lowest number of votes, and that meant that she’s going home. At this point, all the contestants that is still in the competition have got their own fan base now. So it is not very surprising to read on the American Idol website that there are still people who think that Brooke shouldn’t be the one who went home last week. Read the rest of this entry »