January 04, 2009
This is going to be a really long blog so please just bear with me.
This December, was a really hard one for me. the first week i have to organize to tour for Here After. it came out smoothly but almost at the end everything went messed up, as it turns out that a lot of the show promoter bailed out on them so i'm feeling rather sorry myself blaming everything that has to end up that way. But i learned to carefully organize show only with the people i trust, i won't go for random people that asked me to organize anymore...so yeah in anyway is possible, next time there wont be anymore screw-ups. So yeah i also had to leave the Here After kids at Aca's place because i have to go tour to Malaysia with Final Attack.
Our trip to Malaysia, are way awesome. I never thought that it would feel that awesome. We were picked up by Suqun, a funny guy that resembles one of my friend here in Jakarta. Afterwards it was a bus trip to downtown KL carrying hefty loads of equipment and suitcases and backpacks. Didn't mind all of it though cause i got used to it at home...we manage to stop by at a restaurant or food corner, whatever. After around 10 minutes of talking to Suqun, more kids shows up here sitting with us, a guy that i forgot his name was but recognize him by his nickname Naked Crew, and Kazaa. Afterwards more people came to our table, Ato'k, xEinx, Pali, and the almighty longtime friend Kenet!. We went to xEinx's apartment and manage to sleep and make a mess there for a week (sorry dude). There we manage to meet up with Fanzuri & Rina two of the funniest people i have met in almost of my life. The preparation before the show Bridging Oceans was also great, me and Andre went strolling for ourself because we thought that most of the guys preparing at the show were militant straight edge, so the both of
us indulge ourself with Slurpees and soda and whole bunch of ciggarettes. The show was spectacular, it was so crowded and weird because i manage to see a whole lotta peeps that i thought were not in the same scene as those who runs the show. They manage to buy tickets to get in and squeeze themself in the crowd saying hi to me while i was on stage. Our merch table...man, i really can't explain this one, cause i never had any experience where a whole lotta people came to our merch table and bought a whole bunch.
I'm just gonna cut most of the details because we were there for a week and it's been almost a month since i went there and i forgot most of the details of it, not to mention i was scheduled to go home on th 20th but our flight were cancelled and so we had to go on the next day, afterwards at Jakarta, i had to perform with Robo Murphy at Ghaust record launch party, i was a decent show. and the next day i had to accompany the guys from A Better Hope Foundation for a week, had to take Otto with me because he's like the only person that is fun to take travel with. It was a brilliant time with Sina, Wes, Matt and Blake...the only hard time i had when being their tour guide was my lack off sleep and i was also sick after the tour in Malaysia.
So i'm just gonna thank you a whole bunch of people now. Thank you for xEinx for being such a friendly person and letting me and Final Attack crash at your place, crash and thrash your place. Suqun for accompany us along the way and most of the time, and for breaking off that old wound that you have on your knee just so that you can take the day off from your office so that you can accompany widi & ihsan to go to the airport. Madzrina & Fanzuri for making me laugh all the time and joking about a whole bunch of random stuff. Darryl for stealing me bunch of stuff (HA!!) and for being such an awesome guy. xPalix, Ato'k, xBartx, Arwith, Daus, Dee, Kazaa, xEjatx, NoBeat, Ujang, for accompany us, taking your time off from work and some of you even had to sneak outta the office to see Final Attack. Kenet for being such a awesome friend, tagging along with us everyday and sharing a whole lotta stuff with me, yeah i guess you and me are in the same ship right now. Hafiz, Joana & the Singapore kids for being such a badass friend!! love you guys in every way. Najib, Limbung, Syafiq and the rest of Back On Track crew for being a whole bunch of Kunyuk! haha...you guys are amazing!. Wes for all the jokes and random shites that you pulled out everytime, Matt for sharing a whole bunch of stuff, the advices you told me about, and the Offer you gave (yes i will consider that one throughly), Sina & Blake for being such a great pal and it is funny to see how you guys argue about little matter. Aca, for being Mufti!!! ha!. Rudy, Anom, Mario & This Heart for being a great deal of help while i was in Jogja. Deden, Ajay & Rizky for lending me a hand at Bandung & Cianjur. Otto for being such a great partner in traveling, sorry i had to borrow loads of your money too. Chino, Widi, Andre, Ihsan for making the trip to malaysia happen...especially you Chino, i owe you a great deal of shit. Mirzie, also for making this tour happen. and D. Advena...for waiting for me such a long time...i love you my dear.
Sorry if i misspelled someone or leave somebody out...it just happens that i have a short term memory span, and i can only remember faces and not names, yeah my right brain is way too dominant than the left one.
Robo Murphy @ GHAUST record release party