Oct. 6th, 2012


Oct. 6th, 2012 12:25 pm
tevere: Jihae, solemn with hint of smile (Default)
I'm posting in the hope that it gets this song out of my head. Apart from being ridiculously earwormy (which we can blame on the originators of said tune, One Direction), it's also quite interesting as a social phenomenon: in the Indonesian political landscape, where most campaigns involve candidates paying (and transporting, and feeding, and providing free t-shirts to) masses of poor people to turn out in 'support', this unofficial campaign video for Jakarta gubernatorial candidate Jokowi brought thousands of middle-class kids voluntarily into the streets in flashmobs, all kitted out in checked shirts that they bought themselves.

Lyrics and translation )

Also in music, I've been enjoying one of The Boy's albums called 'Mali to Memphis' (Youtube playlist), which showcases the West African origins of the American blues. I particularly like this song by Amadou et Mariam:

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