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Random Day: Panama Kitchen & Pool

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Random Day: Alila Seminyak

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The Exotic Sounds Of Bali

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Before the legendary supergroup Guruh Gipsy released their one and only album in 1976, several foreign musicians had encountered the exotic Balinese culture and mixed it with their modern works. This allegedly triggered by three things: the arrival of the painter Walter Spies to Bali in 1927 (who will also have a role in transforming the ritual Kecak to become a cultural attraction for tourists), papers and research conducted by American ethno-musicologists Mantle Hood on traditional music of Java and Bali in the the '50s (Mantle eventually recorded an album The Exotic Sounds of Bali in 1963), and a BBC documentary-which is narrated by a leading environmentalist-naturalist Sir David Attenborough entitled The Miracle of Bali (1969). The film is divided into three sessions; general info about Bali and its culture, ritual-spiritual tradition, and the latter is about the music and dance.

Monkey Chant Jade Warrior is one of the first British bands that uses elements of Balinese music. Th…

Twelve

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Rules of the game:
Copy this and post as your status update. List 12 movies and music albums that made a lasting impression on you. Don't take too long and don't think too long.

So here is my movie list:
1. Dogville
2. 2001: A Space Odyssey
3. Pulp Fiction
4. Metropolis
5. The Truman Show
6. Vanilla Sky
7. Pengkhianatan G30S PKI
8. Being John Malkovich
9. The Royal Tenenbaums
10. Nebraska
11. Memento
12. Children of Men



And the music albums:
1. The Beatles - Revolver
2. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
3. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
4. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
5. Radiohead - Kid A
6. Bjork - Homogenic
7. King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King
8. Genesis - Selling England by the Pound
9. Michael Jackson - Off the Wall
10. Mahavishnu Orchestra - Inner Mounting Flame
11. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP