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I LOVE COFFEE and CIGARETTES

Posted: November 2, 2011 in About Me

I Love Coffee and Cigarettes

Coffee and Cigarettes is two different thing, but I think they complement each other. Why? For to me to drink coffee without smoking it feels like something is missing,  and vice versa smoking without the company of a cup of coffee taste less complete. I started to like to drink coffee since junior high school, but I started smoking since senior high school.  And now a day without smoking and drinking coffee taste bland, and in the end of each day I always drink coffee for at least one cup a day and also smoked at least 8 a pack of cigarettes .Maybe many people think that it’s not good for my health, it may indeed be true. But I think otherwise, Coffee and Cigarettes is like a primary need in my life. A day without coffee and sometimes I feel little bit dizzy in my head. Likewise, no smoking for one day I felt restless. Perhaps this situation can be regarded as “addicted”. But that addiction is at least enough sense to have a positive effect on me. How can it be? Because I’ve read some article when the content of caffeine in coffee and nicotine in cigarettes can reduce stress levels in the body, and it’s proven. When I’m bored and have a problem, Coffee and Cigarettes are two things that are appropriate to help think finding a solution. Coffee and Cigarettes make me able to think calmly. Even when I’m busy working on thesis, coffee and cigarettes is a loyal friend who always accompany me in an attempt to resolve my thesis, until now I had already graduated from college with a good score. Haha 😀 At the time I was talk with someone be it a friend or a girl, I try to always be accompanied by Coffee and Cigarettes. Because Coffee and Cigarettes could make me feel comfortable to talk anywhere and anytime. (I’m sure that many people agree with me). Haha: D So I at least don’t like when seeing someone who doesn’t like the smell of cigarette smoke and the flavor of coffee. For me better than to be alone than with them, this might leave the impression that I’m selfish. But that’s me. Hehehe:) I have two favorite kinds of coffee, that are: 

Black Coffee

AND

Cappuccino

And also there are 2 brands of cigarettes that became my favorite:

Marlboro Red

AND

Gudang Garam Surya

And now Coffee and Cigarettes have become the lifestyle of Surabaya city, both young and old people. Now is also a growing number of coffee shops spread across the city, ranging from the lower classes such as “Warkop” til’ high classes such as Starbucks Coffee, Coffee Bean, and Excelso.

But the main dish remains the same is “coffee”, maybe just a place, support facilities, means of presentation, types of menus, and consumers are different. Similarly cigarette, almost all people in Surabaya is a smoker, but the majority still dominated by men, though now many of the encountered women who also smoking. There’s even a term among teenage boys is, “The man who doesn’t smoke is not a real man”. It all proves that the Coffee and Cigarettes have become a necessity of life. Haha: D I also have an idol for me is the one most suited to become The Icon of Coffee and Cigarettes in Indonesia, he is “Mbah Surip”. Hahaha: D

Mbah Surip was drinking a glass of black coffee

Mbah Surip was smoking

Even a director like Jim Jarmusch was making a movie called “Coffee and Cigarettes”

Coffee and Cigarettes The Movie

So the conclusion is, Dimaz a.k.a Si Tengil is a smoker who loves coffee.

“Loving Coffee and Cigarettes is more better than Loving someone who never returned our Love”

Hahahahaha: D

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I LOVE MUSIC

Posted: November 1, 2011 in About Music

I LOVE MUSIC

I LOVE MUSIC, and I believe almost everyone in the world is also like the MUSIC according to their musical tastes of each. Because MUSIC is divided into different genres, there’s Pop, Rock, Jazz, etc. Why? Because MUSIC can make our life feels colorful. Even sometimes the MUSIC can be a source of inspiration for one’s life. MUSIC can also be a means of unifying the human ras, almost all countries in the world have their respective national anthems. That proves that the MUSIC created for human life. Until the appearance of a term that is “Without Music Life Feels Void”. (I guess it’s not an exaggeration). So it’s not wrong when we have to thank the musicians who have created various works of MUSIC that can entertain everyone. And I also believe almost everyone in this world can surely create their own MUSIC, because MUSIC exists in every human soul.

To me MUSIC is a “friend” who always accompany my days. Because almost every day I would listen to the MUSIC. And almost certainly come across wherever I am always meet the MUSIC. Starting at home, in a mall, on campus, etc.. Especially after the increasing number of media that was created as a facility to enjoy the MUSIC (like Mobile Phone, Radio, TV, MP3 Player, Computer, etc) it is virtually wherever and whenever we all must find the MUSIC.
I also have my own musical tastes, my favorite MUSIC genre is a screamo / post-hardcore, alternative rock, punk, hip hop and pop rock .. I was also having some singer and favorite band, among others, Saosin, Bring Me The Horizon, Blink 182, The Used, Linkin Park, 30 Seconds to Mars, Eminem, etc. But among all that I most liked to Bring Me The Horizon and 30 Seconds To Mars. This is their my two favorite bands …. :

BRING ME THE HORIZON

BRING ME THE HORIZON

Bring Me the Horizon are a British metalcore band from Sheffield, Yorkshire, Who formed in 2004. Bring Me the Horizon constits of  Oliver Sykes as the lead vocalist, lead guitarist Lee MaliaJona Weinhofen rhythm guitarist, bassist Matt Kean and drummer Matt NichollsThey are currently signed to Visible Noise Records in the UK, Epitaph Records in the U.S. and to Shock Records in Australia. Their music has been said to be influence diversely by grindcore, death metal and emo, and Their Earlier work is noted for its strong influence from the American metalcore bands. They have released three studio albums and one extended play.
They released Their debut album “Count Your Blessings” on 30 October 2006. Their second album, “Suicide Season” was released 29 September 2008 with a two-disc special edition version titled: Suicide Season: Cut Up!, Featuring a second disc of electronic and dubstep remixes of tracks featured on Suicide Season. Prior to the release of the special edition of  “Suicide Season”, founding rhythm guitarist Curtis Ward left the band due musical differences and comitment issues. [3] He was later replaced with Jona Weinhofen. Their third studio album “There Is a Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is a Heaven, Let’s Keep It” a Secret was released 4 October 2010.

HISTORY

Formation, Debut EP and debut album (2004-2007)
The band formed in March 2004 after all the founding members, Who had all been apart of Several local bands and seperatly defuncted had decided to come together and form a new band.  In the months after there formation Bring Me the horizon created a demo album, titled: “Bedroom Sessions”. Their name is derived from the last line of the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, in the which Captain Jack Sparrow says “Now … Bring me that horizon.”
Bring Me the Horizon signed to Thirty Days of Night Records in 2004. Being the first band to sign to the label. Bring Me the Horizon released Their first Extended Play This Is What the Edge of Your Seat Was Made For on 2 October 2004. The EP was re-released January 30, 2005 through Visible Noise.  The re-release of the EPs gained the band a significant amount of attention, peaking at 41 on the UK album charts.
They released their debut album “Count Your Blessings” in October 2006 in the UK and in August 2007 in the United States. Across late November and December 2006 Bring Me the Horizon accompanied Lostprophets and The Blackout in a UK tour. [6] In January 2007 Bring Me the Horizon replaced Bury Your Dead on Killswitch Engage’s European headline tour. The slot as a support was Offered as Bury Your Dead withdrawed from the tour Because of there vocalist, Mat Bruso, leaving the band.

SICIDE SEASON & Line-up Change (2008-2009)

Bring Me the Horizon recorded their second studio album “Suicide Season” in Sweden with Fredrik Nordstrom. In promotion of the new material from Suicide Season the band embarked on Their first headline tour of the US, as well as Appearing in the 2008 Warped Tour. In May 2008 Bring Me the Horizon was the main supporting band on I Killed The Prom Queen’s farewell tour in Australia with The Ghost Inside and The Red Shore as supports. Although the tour was short and was only nine months long it sold out rapidly.  On 18 September 2008 “Suicide Season” was released in the US on Epitaph and 29 September in Europe through Visible Noise, it was Promoted using the tagline “September is Suicide Season”.
In 2009 Bring Me the Horizon was at 2009 Kerrang! Tour alongside Black Tide, Dir en Grey, In Case Of Fire and Mindless Self Indulgence.  They also joined Thursday, Cancer Bats, Four Year Strong and Pierce the Veil on the North American leg of the Taste of Chaos 2009 across February to April . In March 2009 During the Taste of Chaos tour, guitarist Curtis Ward left the band.  Australian guitarist Jona Weinhofen, formerly of Bleeding Through and I Killed The Prom Queen, Curtis replaced temporarily before being asked to join the group on a permanent basis .  A video of a staged fight the between Oliver Sykes and Architects’ lead singer Sam Carter, filmed in October 2009 and uploaded to YouTube, Caused some Bring Me the Horizon fans to send hate mail to Carter.Carter later made it clear in an interview with Kerrang! That the whole thing was a joke, as did Oliver Sykes.
In November 2009 Bring Me the Horizon released a remixed version of  “Suicide Season”, titled “Suicide Season: Cut Up!”. Musicians and producers featured on the album include Ben Weinman, Sonny Moore, L’Amour La Morgue, Utah Saints and Shawn Crahan.  That Oliver Sykes year guested on the Admiral’s Arms song “Dawn of the New Age”, the which Appeared on the EP “Stories Are Told”, released in November 2009.

There Is a Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is a Heaven, Let’s Keep It a Secret (2010-present)


The band’s third album and first with their new rhythm guitarist Jona Weinhofen, titled: “There Is a Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is a Heaven, Let’s Keep It a Secret” was released 4 October 2010 and debuted at number 17 on the Billboard 200 in the U.S., number 13 on the UK Albums Chart,  and number 1 on the Australian Albums Chart , the UK Rock Chart and the UK Indie Chart. Despite Reaching number 1 in Australia, the album’s sales of 3.600 They gained to get there, is the lowest in the history of the ARIA charts.  In 2010 members of Bring Me the Horizon (Jona Weinhofen, Lee Malia and Oli Sykes) guested on This One’s For You by Australian rapcore band Deez Nuts (Sykes Providing vocals on “If You Do not Know Now You Know”). Five total were the resource persons released singles from the album including: It Never Ends, Anthem, Blessed with a Curse, Visions, and Alligator Blood, with music videos included for each of the songs. In the imediate promotion of the album the band embarked on a headline tour in intimate venues across the UK with support from Cancer Bats and Tek-one.
In April 2011 Bring me the Horizon started a European tour, starting in the UK they toured with Parkway Drive and Architects as main support bands; with The Devil Wears Prada as the opening support for the UK and Dubstep group Tek-one opening for the remainder of Continental Europe. The tour gain much publicity, it’s classed as Their Biggest headline tour ever and even being Stated as the “tour of the year” by Rock Sound. The tour however wasn’t without it’s hinderences. on 28 April, Matt Nicholls broke his arm whilst playing football with members of Bring Me the Horizon, Parkway Drive and Architecs members, and instead of canceling the tour Architects’ drummer And Searle filled in as the drummer, this Meant That Bring Me the Horizon’s setlist was halved in length. [22] An also on 28 April at the Bristol O2 Academy, there was a power cut before Parkway Drive’s set. Bring Me the Horizon as a reaction to the power cut decided to do a short 4 track acoustic set featuring: The Sadness Will Never End, It Never Ends, and Suicide Season Chelsea Smile. The tour was extended with a North American leg from 31 August to 4 October maintaing Parkway Drive and Architects and including Deez Nuts onto the line-up. On 23 August, They released the fourth single and music video, “Visions.”  On October 31st, Halloween, the next music video for the song “Alligator Blood” was released.
In December Machine Head have planned to do a arena tour across europe with Bring Me the Horizon as the main support bands as well as Devil Driver and Darkest Hour as supports. Oliver Sykes has Stated That Will these be the last European dates before they’ll do they start the writing and the recording of Their fourth album. 
“Controversy”

NOTTINGHAM INCIDENT


While on tour in the UK were the resource persons Allegations made against vocalist Oliver Sykes that he urinated upon a female fan after a gig at Nottingham Rock City. Oliver Sykes was subsequently charged with urinating on the fan. Online music zine Drowned In Sound claimed that Bring Me The Horizon were the resource persons banned from Nottingham Rock City, a claim that turned out to be false Pls the band subsequently played Nottingham Rock City on 1 December 2007. All charges against Oliver Sykes was the resource persons later dropped.

DISCOGRAPHY

Count Your Blessings (2006)

Suicide Season (2008)

There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is a Heaven, Let's Keep It a Secret (2010)

BAND MEMBER:

Matt Kean - bass guitar (2004 - present)

Lee Malia - lead guitar (2004 - present)

Matt Nicholls - drums, percussion (2004 - present)

Oliver Sykes - lead vocals, keyboards (2004 - present)

Jona Weinhofen - rhythm guitar, keyboards, backing vocals (2009 - present)

30 SECONDS to MARS

30 Seconds To Mars

30 Seconds to Mars is an American rock band from Los Angeles, formed in 1998.Since 2007, the band has been composed of actor Jared Leto (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, songwriter), Shannon Leto (drums, percussion) and Tomo Miličević (lead guitar, keyboards). Following the departure of Matt Wachter (now of Angels & Airwaves) in 2007, Tim Kelleher Became the bassist for the group, performing live only with Both Jared Leto and Tomo Miličević recording bass for Studio Recordings, while Braxton Olita (keyboards) was added to the touring lineup in 2009. Previously, the group also featured guitarists Solon Bixler (now of Great Northern) and Kevin Drake.
To date, 30 Seconds to Mars have released three studio albums – 30 Seconds to Mars (2002); A Beautiful Lie (2005); This Is War (2009) and extended three plays – AOL Sessions Undercover (2007), To the Edge of the Earth (2008), and MTV Unplugged: 30 Seconds to Mars (2011).
30 Seconds To Mars‘ music has been associated with Mostly progressive rock / metal and post-grunge but also included electronic music, space rock, post-hardcore and rock into Their synth music. They have been compared to Pink Floyd  (WHO were the resource persons an influence on Their Work) and Tool Because Of Their use of Philosophical and spiritual lyrics, concept albums and Their use of experimental music.

HISTORY

Formation (1998-2002)
Founded in 1998 by brothers Jared Leto and Shannon Leto, 30 Seconds to Mars began as a small family project. Matt Wachter later joined the band as bassist and keyboard player. After working with a number of guitarists (as the band’s first two guitarists, Kevin Drake and Solon Bixler, left the band due to issues primarily related to touring), the three auditioned Tomo Miličević to round out the band’s roster.
Jared Leto said the following in an interview regarding the name of the band:
“For us, the name 30 Seconds To Mars has little to do with space, the universe or anything like that. It’s a name That Works on Several different levels. Most importantly, it’s a good representation of our sound. It’s a phrase That is lyrical, suggestive, cinematic, and filled with immediacy. It has some sense of otherness to it. The concept of space is so overwhelming and all encompassing I doubt there is a song written That does not fall within it. 
Shannon Leto said the following in an interview regarding the name of the band:
” It represents a lot of Things. This professor had a thesis. It was talking about where technology was going; the evolution of man and how That plays a role. A sub-category was 30 Seconds to Mars. It was like the exponential growth of Humans.We are literally 30 seconds away from Mars. Everything is right here and right now; everything is just so crazy and fast. “
According to an interview from Virgin Records, a former member Matt Wachter said:
“[The band’s name] Actually comes from a thesis That the band found online That was written by a former Harvard professor. And one of the subsections of the thesis was titled ‘thirty seconds to mars’ and he goes on to talk about the exponential That growth of technology relates to Humans and saying That We Are quite literally thirty seconds to mars. What it means to us is, We thought it best described our music, in short.”
Even though Jared Leto is a Hollywood actor, he prefers not to use this position to promotes the band; in fact, he refuses to play at venues if They have used his name to promotes the band.

DEBUT ALBUM (2002-2005)
The band’s debut self-titled album, produced by Bob Ezrin was released in 2002 to positive reviews. The album produced two singles, “Capricorn (A Brand New Name)” and “Edge of the Earth”. The former peaked at # 31 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock chart.
A Beautiful Lie (2005-2008)

Their second album, A Beautiful Lie, was released on August 30, 2005. Because the album was leaked five months before its release, the band decided to include two bonus tracks: “Battle of One” (an original song That was also set to be the album’s title track Pls it was first Announced) and “Hunter” ( a cover of the Björk song). To Further promotes the album, the band also enclosed “golden tickets” in 12 copies, the which Their owners granted access to any 30 Seconds to Mars concert free of charge, along with backstage access.

“The Kill” (2005)

Sample of the song “The Kill” from the 30 Seconds to Mars‘ second album A Beautiful Lie.
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“From Yesterday” (2005)

Sample of the song “From Yesterday” from 30 Seconds to Mars‘ second album A Beautiful Lie.
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On August 31, 2006, the band won the MTV2 Award for “The Kill” at the MTV Video Music Awards, one of Their two nominations. The second was Nomination for Best Rock Video; however, They lost to AFI’s “Miss Murder”. In the video, members of the band reenact scenes from The Shining. A Beautiful Lie was certified platinum by the RIAA in January for distribution of over one million albums.
In 2006, while on the mtvU $ 2 Bill Tour, the band did a signing with Music Saves Lives, drawing people to the importance of the non-profit organizations.
In October, the band began Their “Welcome to the Universe” tour, sponsored by MTV2 and were the resource persons supported by Head Automatica, The Receiving End of Sirens, Cobra Starship, Rock Kills Kid, and Several other bands including Street Drum Corps. The tour was “environmentally sound” According to a 2006 interview with then-bassist Matt Wachter. “Jared and Shannon put together this thing Called the which is illustrating Airways Environmentour-alternatives-to kind of clean up some of the mess We Leave behind. We fueled the bus with vegetable oil,” he explains. On November 20, MTV2 premiered the video for “From Yesterday”; the video is the first American rock video ever shot in its entirety in the People’s Republic of China.  The music video is loosely based on the movie The Last Emperor.
On April 29, 2007, the band performed at the Australian MTV Australia Video Music Awards, where They were the resource persons nominated for three awards, winning “Best Rock Video” and “Video of the Year” for “The Kill”.
As of Spring 2007, the band is supporting The Used as a part of the “Taste of Chaos” tour and have scheduled a string of dates in Europe supporting Linkin Park.They are also scheduled to play Roskilde, Rock am Ring, Pinkpop, Give It A Name Festival and Download. 30 Seconds to Mars were the resource persons one of the hosts for the MTV Europe Music Awards 2008. While on the 2007 Taste of Chaos The band also did an interview with Music Saves Lives.
On March 21, 2008, 30 Seconds to Mars performed at ‘My Coke Fest’ in South Africa, the which saw the band back on South African soil since the inception and recording of A Beautiful Lie. At a Press Conference Leto described the experience as Deeply personal, with the added Hope that some new material may see the light of day on African Soil. The band played to a sold-out crowd in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
On December 11, 2009, According to AOL Radio Blog, with votes from listeners of the site’s Alternative Radio station, the Top Alternative Song of the Decade of the 2000s was 30 Seconds To Mars‘ hit The Kill from 2006, the which Had major success, along with the album the which the single Appears, A Beautiful Lie

Virgin Records lawsuit and This Is War (2008-present)
In August 2008, Virgin Records filed a $ 30 million lawsuit, claiming the band refused to deliver three albums as required by its contract. According to the lawsuit, the band “repudiated” a 1999 contract in July.  In an early 2009 interview with MTV, Jared Leto said That They hope to have Their third album out by summer 2009, and he also gave information about the meaning behind-the-record saying, “I think this record is about faith, about spiritual matters, and That just Happens to be what we’re thinking about and talking about in our lives right now. Pls i said CAME out the last album that i wanted to destroy the first record, the which I think We did. We took a dramatic turn from the first to the second, and I think this new record follows That path. It’s exciting to us, and we’re really passionate about it. “
In the February 11 issue of Kerrang! magazine, the working title for the new album was Revealed as This Is War. Jared released a small amount of information about his trip to Hawaii, and recorded a song called “Hurricane” with Kanye West. On April 28, They returned from the EMI and the lawsuit was annulled.
Soon after the announcement of the lawsuit settlement, Jared Leto and 30 Seconds To Mars toll MTV News That Had Their third album its release date pushed back from April 2009  to some time in September 2009. Although the released dates were the resource persons changed many times, 30 Seconds to Mars released This Is War on December 8, 2009. On February 19, 2010, 30 Seconds to Mars began Their worldwide Into the Wild Tour in Nottingham to support This Is War. The tour Had seven legs That ended on December 18, 2010. They also Appeared at the 2010 MTV VMAs on September 12, 2010. Also, They Presented on the inaugural headliner of the new International Lollapalooza Festival in Santiago, Chile at O’Higgins Park on April 3, 2011. They Will also be touring NYC in December at the Hammerstein Ballroom. Opening with Them Will be the UK band Muse Who is known for the which Their popular single Uprising was featured in the movie Watchmen.

The Echelon

The Echelon is a street team for the band 30 Seconds to Mars, the which helps in Bringing friends to the shows, phoning local radio stations to request the band’s songs, putting up posters, posting to band forums or related bulletin boards online, voting for the band in official award nominations and maintaining magazines or websites dedicated to the band. It is also the name of one of Their songs in Their debut album 30 Seconds to Mars. In regards to the Echelon, Jared Leto said the following:
“Some people ask us if this is a cult; I say this: It’s something special. It’s not for everyone – it’s only for Those WHO understand.”

Musical Style, Genre and Influence
30 Seconds to Mars have been Stated by reviewers and Critics to play within the genres of hard rock, alternative rock, neo-progressive, progressive metal alternative metal and post-grunge. The band takes influence from a variety of artists, but the primary influences include: Alice in Chains, The Goo Goo Dolls, Deftones, David Bowie, Jane’s Addiction, My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Radiohead, Marilyn Manson, Pink Floyd, Everclear, Creed, The Cure, Björk, and U2.
BAND MEMBER

Current members:

Jared Leto - lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards (1998-present)

Shannon Leto - drums, percussion (1998-present)

Tomo Miličević - lead guitar, violin, keyboards (2003-present)

DISCOGRAPHY
30 Seconds To Mars (2002)

A Beautiful Lie (2005)

This Is War (2009)

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