Friday, December 3, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Well today I'm with Dodie Sadath, as known we called him Dodie, the founder of UNITED BLOOD WebZine... and one of my best friend who came from Jakarta, INDONESIA.
UNITED BLOOD WebZine is one of my favorite blogs,whereas that blog packaged all about update news from JAKARTA HARDCORE SCENE, in INDONESIA.
When the first time I met with Dodie, he was very unique. He is Straight Edgers, at that time he was working with his brother who owned a store that contains hardcore, punk, metal band merchandises, start from t-shirts, CDs, vinyls, etc...which comes from local until overseas ... I am also one of his customer's. The store called Velvet, which is located in Kebayoran, Jakarta, in front of Taman Puring.
He has a lot of good efforts, especially to support his friend band's, contributed for his own scene's, he always explore hardcore bands from abroad, moreover he explores the history of hardcore , etc
And totally having a great endeavor and high gratitude ... and when if there is any hardcore gigs, he always totally all out ...
Alright, now we start the interview with Dodie ;
Well Dodie, how are you doing?
yo im good, thanks for asked
Can you tell me about yourself, about your current daily activities, family, friends, and everything surrounding yourself ?
Well, I'm 24 years old, have a job, hobbies, love to hangout with my friends, and completely still call myself straight edge.
Oh terrific, can you tell me more about your UNITED BLOOD WebZine, what its all about?
UxB is an online fanzine if I can say it, it might be in blog form, but the contain, which are gig reports, reviews, interviews and more zine things.
What is your motivation to made WebZine UNITED BLOOD?
Its all started when I checked Double Cross webzine, DC had something that special for me, they shared many stories of hc/punk even it comes from the past, present, or future, at the same time, I was thinking about having local webzine and start to share everything that happened in Indonesia hc/punk scene.
UNITED BLOOD is a sentence which very familiar for me, Are you give that name for your WebZine because you one of biggest fans of AGNOSTIC FRONT ?, I think that's one of the song title from AGNOSTIC FRONT right?
Yes indeed, its taken from AF song, everyone love AF, who don’t ? but honestly, I'm not really into them, and my friend, Jan, who gave that name.
The first time I read your WebZine, I was very impressed, and very easy to follow and update the Jakarta Hardcore Scene, is there something special that you wanna say in these WebZine and what do you expected after you written whole those reviews ?
Thanks man, I really appreciate it. I just wanna say thank you for everyone who gave their shit for UxB, the contributors, the bands, the photographers, without them it could be nothing. And I just hope there will be more contributor for this zine, more reviews, more old stories from the old guy, and its gonna be awesome.
What about your band's, can you tell about the band now ?
I'm in a band called Rain Coat, who playin oldschool hc or kinda type, and also play bass in xBraveHeartx, modern sxe hc band.
Since when you've been heard hardcore music ? And can you explain the history of your life's journey in the Hardcore music ?
I grew up in suburban area when no one discovered hc/punk music, its started when my brother gave me Not Available Cd, I was more into melodic punk at that time, I only heard glance bands like Minor Threat, Youth Of Today or Gorilla Biscuits. And then my brother gave me Straight Answer’s cassette when I was in junior high school, I think that’s my first attention to hc/punk music but I'm not into the movement until I'm in college.
Can you mention some of your favorite hardcore bands, both domestic and foreign? And put some words that might be represented your fave's ?
Local bands in no particular order, I love Final Attack, Straight Answer, Lost Sight, This Heart, Sense of Pride and more..also I love Minor Threat, Youth Of Today, The First Step, Champion and Get The Most.
Then, some times you'd listened to another music beside hardcore music, So which bands are into your favorite selections ?
Except R n B, I love and listen to every kind of music, but I listen a lot of The Smiths and Morrissey’s songs.
What do you think about the hardcore scene in Jakarta, Indonesia, Can you tell me more about it ?
Its good to be here.
Are you one of the person who care all about education and the future life ? Can you explain furthermore ?
Let’s say, the future is unwritten. No one will know what gonna happen on their life's in the next future, and its our duty to set it up, many way to get best things in life, and education have a big part of it. Unfortunately I failed on my education, I didn’t finish my college for several reason. But now I'm working on my job, trying to do my best for my future, and thanks to God for it.
To be honest, I am very proud of the work of some movement that you've done, Do you want to give a special message that you want to convey in this interview, both of Jakarta hardcore Scene or any other things ?
Keep it in good works
Well thank you very much for your time Dodie, and thanks for your contribution in ONE LIFE STAND WebZine, And I hope in the future we can collaborate better premises. Keep with your good work at Dodie, I'm really proud of you bro ...
Thanks a lot
If you guys wanna take a look UNITED BLOOD WEBZINE, click the link below
Thursday, May 20, 2010
CAN WE START AGAIN
BANE LIVE IN KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, 15th MAY 2010
Well during my vacation, after burn out in Algeria and got very tired in the middle of nowhere. I took my trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I heard from some MYHC friends that BANE will be in there, and roll the gigs then...I was there, and truly amazing.
What a great show...tons of merchandise, BANE brought 3 army bags of merchandises from Tee, tank top, girly tee, basketball jersey and more, and suddenly its swept out in a moment...only 1 bag left for the next journey.
BANE are the standouts, playing raw, surging hardcore...and definetely...SWAN SONG in the end of the show
When the trumpets blare the loudest and cannons roar
All the trains that once came for you
Spill off the tracks floor
All your horrors they multiply
And you realize your fears
I'll block your ears with both of my hands
Kiss away the tears
BANE evolves and prospers without ever changing their focus or aesthetic goal.
And also a lot of MYHC bands took a part in that show, like SECOND COMBAT,
KIDS ON THE MOVE, COLLAGES,BREAKIN' CHAINS, BLACK TERRITORY,
and one of my fave MYHC band is RESTRAINT
CLENCHED FIST - SING A LONG - POINTING FINGERS
Well, you can enjoy whole pics above...
and thanks to united front, reflections distribution, ijam, nizam, arwith, xpalix, ein, kenet, aaron for a greatest time I had enjoyed
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Guitar Related Injury (a Medical Review)
Many guitar players run into serious problems when they discover that they have picked up an injury from doing what they love, injuries will generally repair over time but this can mean an extended period of not playing guitar. Many guitarists have found it necessary to take a few weeks off guitar playing or in some more extreme cases several months or years. Some people think that they are immune from getting various arm, wrist and tendon related injuries because they have been playing for years with no problems - this tends not to be the case when guitarists start to concentrate their efforts on playing long periods of time on guitar for example 5 to 9 hours to increase speed or ability in heavy legato and bending.
Guitar players should always warm up their hands and arms with slower guitar pieces or exercises before diving straight into the more advanced, fast and complicated material, this will give the muscles a period of time to stretch and get used to the motions of playing. Playing guitar is a bit like playing a sport - if caution is not exercised in warming up muscles before taking part in a given activity then serious injury can occur. It is unwise to avoid warming up due to laziness as skipping several minutes warm-up can mean several months of guitar inactivity due to straining.
Guitar straps should always be at a comfortable level usually this is based above the waist area on the chest, playing guitar at a decent height means arms are not subjected to stretching epic lengths to access lower frets - less effort is required to be put in by the arm and therefore injury is less unlikely to happen.
Another great way to avoid injuries is to exercise regularly. There is almost always some static tension in your arms and back when you play guitar, and a great way to minimize the risk of getting hurt is to do some moderate work out a few times each week. You don't have to do a lot, but some regular exercise makes you less vulnerable to tension related injuries.
Injuries Associated With Guitar Playing
The key worry for many Guitar players is acquiring RSI or Repetitive Strain Injury - this is similar to a burning sensation that can irritate the wrist or tendons in the hand, this is generally cause by not warming up in conjunction with playing guitar at a bad angle due to low strap height or not sitting the guitar properly on the knee.
Another injury guitar players are susceptible to is Tendonitis - this is very similar to RSI but is more localised in the Tendons or blood passages to the hand, generally caused by hard bending this causes irritation near where the fingers meet the hand.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is another injury many guitar players have acquired over the years, again it is a type of strain but it is usually located around the wrist area, where the central blood passage begins to separate out to the five fingers of the hand, such strains are again caused by playing the guitar too low or at an uncomfortable level.
Treatment for Guitar Related Injuries
The best advice is always to seek the help of a medical professional who specialises in strains or arm injuries, failing this option being available members of GMC have also found helpful the use of:
1. Muscle Gel or Deep Heat - use of these two products generally relaxes muscles and places less strain on the arms, relieving tension on the injury and therefore helping it to heal faster.
2. Vitamin Tablets and Cod Liver Oil help provide the right vitamins etc to soothe the joints, more specifically for tendon and muscle injury Glucosamine + Chondroitin are good for building blocks of connective muscle tissue around the joints, tendons and ligaments.
3. Rest! There is no better way to heal an injury than by stopping the use of physical activity by the arm or hand with the problem. Rest stops straining and starts the rebuilding of damaged tissues and as such is probably the single most necessary factor for ending a period of injury.
Friday, April 16, 2010
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