My Top 10 : Most Underrated Rock Vocalist

1. Steve Marriot
Who else? Just like Terry Kath in my guitarist list, there’s only one person comes to my mind when talking about underrated rock vocalist. Every time he sings with his raunchy and impressively strong, it likes hearing his heart sings out instead of his mouth.
Best cuts : All or Nothing, 30 Days in a Hole

2. Eric Martin
When mentioning Mr. Big, it is always about Paul Gilbert (guitar) and Billy Sheehan (bass). Both are highly recognized by their peers and fans for their proficiency at their respective instruments.. Yet many people forget that Mr. Big are band that play songs, not instrumental. And there is Eric Martin, with the peculiar and raw rock voice inspired by Marriot, Rod Stewart. As with most of singers on this list, this guy can sing hard rock and slow ballad both as great. Compare aggressive “Addicted to that Rush” and romantic lullaby of “Promise Her The Moon”.
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Progress Pembangunan Stasiun Batang Kuis – Divre 1 Kereta Api Sumatra Utara / Aceh (Maret 2017)

Progress Stasiun Baru Batang Kuis

Kali ini saya berkesempatan melihat-lihat sekitar Stasiun Batang Kuis, dimana bangunan stasiun baru saat ini sedang dikerjakan secara intensif.

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ST BATANG KUIS

Bangunan stasiun baru, di sisi Selatan rel KA. Rel di foto ini mengarah ke Medan. Terlihat rel KA baru (double track) di sisi paling kanan itu

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Bangunan stasiun, kali ini dari arah berlawanan rel di foto mengarah ke Kuala Namu / Tebing Tinggi. Peron menghadap ke Utara, ke kana arah Selatan adalah menuju Tanjung MorawaDeli Serdang - Batang Kuis (15)_800x600

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Sore itu di Perlintasan Kereta Api Batang Kuis

Pada jam 6 lewat (jelang magrib – di Sumatra Utara azan magrib agak lebih lama dibanding di Jawa), 2 KA Putri Deli jurusan Medan – Tanjung Balai dan jurusan Tanjung Balai – Medanbertemu” di Stasiun Batang Kuis. KA dari Medan tiba lebih dahulu di Stasiun Batang Kuis, 5 menit kemudian KA dari Tj Balai menyusul.


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Deep Purple Induction into Rock’n Roll Hall of Fame 2016

After so many fuckin years, finally the Rock’n Roll Hall of Fame people come into sanity, back to the real world, by inducting the dragon of hard rock, Deep Purple.

A passionate fan in the name of Lars Ulrich (Metallica) got the honor to induct his youth heroes into the Fame. A long enjoyable speech, he praised each and every inducted member as he recalled his memories with them, many funny remarks about the band he told in the ceremony, including that funny “Never see someone be so physical with keyboards” and his Purple jacket having name tag “Deep Purple”

But one thing I also would like to point out is the speech of five inducted Purple members, which is interesting to listen and understand, because five of them seems gave different tone and theme of speech. These are my analysis:

IAN GILLAN: Doesn’t give a damn. He just focused on remembering the memory of all Purple members to the people (a subtle way to diss Hall’s decision to only induct several members, not all), and sort of despising the importance of Hall to him and the band by mentioning it is more important to the fans and their business colleagues Continue reading

Indonesian Toll Road / Highways Projects : Cileunyi – Sumedang – Dawuan (Cisumdawu), West Java

This toll road connects Cileunyi (essentially, Bandung Megapolitan Area) with Sumedang and Dawuan in Sumedang and Majalengka districts respectively, at the Eastern side of Bandung. This project comes at a cost of breaking down the highland and cliffs between Bandung and Sumedang. A regular hell of traffic in Bandung – Cileunyi – Jatinangor – Sumedang highway, especially in Cadas Pangeran, prompt the local officials and society to make a call to the Government for this project since many many years ago.

Jalan tol ini menghubungkan Cileunyi (lebih cocoknya, area Bandung Megapolitan) dengan Sumedang dan Dawuan di Kabupaten Sumedang dan Kabupaten Majalengka, di sisi timur Kota Bandung. Proyek ini dibangun dengan menyusuri dan menembus dataran tinggi dan perbukitan/pegunungan antara Bandung dan Sumedang terutama. Kemacetan lalu lintas yang parah di jalan raya antara Bandung – Cileunyi – Jatinangor – Sumedang, terutama di Cadas Pangeran, membuat pemerintah setempat dan masyarakat terus-menerus meminta adanya jalan tol sejak bertahun-tahun yang lalu,

Cileunyi-Sumedang-Dawuan Toll Road
Image source : http://mediatataruang.com/percepat-tol-cisumdawu-pemprov-jabar-rencana-tambah-modal-bumd-sebesar-2-triliun/
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Rock’n Roll Hall of Fame : Who Inducted Who? (List Recap of all RRHoF Inductees and who present/induct them on the ceremony)

Well you can easily get the list of inducteed artists/musicians in the Rock’n Roll Hall of Fame along the years since its first inception back in 1986.

BUT don’t you wanna know who inducted and introduced them in the annual RnRHOF ceremony?
It is interesting, typically the young musician who are inspired by the inducted artist comes to the stage to pay tribute and welcome his/her/their hero into the Hall.

And to see how they introduce, praise, screams w
However it is not uncommon to have close friends of the inductee, or even ‘senior’ to induct them on the stage.

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Most of the names here (first ones) for each year fall into PERFORMER CATEGORY. Besides, we have non-performer category(producer, labels, manager, etc) – now it’s called Ahmed Ertegun Award, and early influences category (musician came from the very early as 1920-30′-40’s which predate rock’n roll) 

1986

CHUCK BERRY : Keith Richards (The Rolling Stones)
BUDDY HOLLY : John Fogerty (CCR)
JERRY LEE LEWIS : Hank Williams Jr
ELVIS PRESLEY : Julian Lennon and Sean Lennon (sons of late John Lennon who is a very big fan of Elvis)
JAMES BROWN
SAM COOKE
FATS DOMINO
THE EVERLY BROTHERS Neil Young
ROBERT JOHNSON (early influences category)

SAM PHILLIPS (non performers category)
ALAN FREED Scott Muney and Norm Nite (non performers category)
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