Thursday, October 18, 2012

Megaproyek PLTU Batang


Rencana pembangunan megaproyek Pembangkit Listrik Tenaga Uap (PLTU) di daerah Batang, Jawa Tengah ini jika dilaksanakan akan sangat memungkinkan berdampak buruk bagi masyarakat sekitar dan juga lingkungan. Tentu saja, rencana ini ditolak warga. Mereka meminta pemerintah untuk membatalkan proyek PLTU yang dianggap terbesar di Asia Tenggara ini.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Abbas & Massoud


Abbas Zahedi & Massoud shojai Tabatabai are Iranian artists. They manage the house of Iran Cartoon. Iran Cartoon helds some activities on cartoon art; nationally and internationally cartoon contests, publishing and collecting cartoon of Iranian cartoonists and also those around the world. For almost several weeks I did not see any activities of Mr. Massoud. Several times I ask my self on my own mind what happened to him. Today, this morning, I make their cartoon. Finally I know him that Mr. Abbas told me Massoud just return home today from hospital. Fortunately, he is getting well. Best wishes & Regards.

Sketsa Ross Daly


Ross Daly seorang musisi Yunani. Musikalisasinya menyentuh. Melodinya bergerak pelan tapi syahdu, misal saja pada judul Massalau Cisse. Juga yang lain. Ia mainkan musik-musik Yunani, namun juga ada khas Persia. Menusuk tapi membuat gebu. Lantas kedamaian dan ketenangan datang. Dialunkan di tengah malam, musiknya menjelma sebagai kawan bersiul.

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Israel Kamakawiwo’ole


Israel Kamakawiwo’ole was born in Honolulu in May 1959 and throughout the later part of his life became obese. At one point IZ carried 757 pounds on his 6-foot 2-inch frame. He endured ill health caused by his weight and sadly died aged 38 on June 26 1997. As his body lay in state, an estimated 10,000 filed past his casket to bid the gentle giant aloha. In 1990, Kamakawiwo'ole released his first solo album Ka 'Ano'i, which won awards for Contemporary Album of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year from the Hawai'i Academy of Recording Arts (HARA). Facing Future was released in 1993 by The Mountain Apple Company. It featured his most popular song, the medley "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World", along with "Hawai'i 78", "White Sandy Beach of Hawai'i", "Maui Hawaiian Sup'pa Man", and "Kaulana Kawaihae". Facing Future debuted at #25 on Billboard Magazine's Top Pop Catalogue chart. On October 26, 2005, "Facing Future" became Hawaii's first certified platinum album, selling more than a million CDs in the United States, according to figures furnished by the Recording Industry Association of America. Through his Ukulele playing IZ remains one of the most influential artists in Hawaiian music over the last 20 years.