Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Songwriting moment

Yesterday I invited some friends to come over to my office after hours to just jamming. My idea is to have friends and write music. A friend brought his guitar. Another one brought his voice. Another one provided his office space :D

Well, it didn't turn out as I expected. I thought we could write songs, toss some ideas, and the like. But, we ended up just playing around with music, sang some cover songs - unfinished most of the times, and basically just did everything but wrote songs. Maybe everybody was so shy to toss ideas. I did toss some of mine, but the others were not interested in songwriting. We were just having fun.

A friend told me that I should do the songwriting alone. Once it is done then it could be discussed in public. I guess he is right. Although, I thought getting together would generate ideas and fresh view. I guess songwriting is a private process.

What do you think?

Friday, October 20, 2006

I heard you on the radio

I am trying to write songs, but having difficulties in writing lyrics. So, I am going to use this space as an experiment board for my lyrics. Here goes my first stab. Let me know if you can write melodies to this lyrics. I want it hard rock (like Def Leppard or Whitesnake). Ha ha ha. But pop song is okay.


I heard you on the radio

I heard you on the radio
You didn't say your name
but, I know it's you

I heard you on the radio
You said things are not the same
but, it was because of you

I heard you on the radio
You said I don't care
but, it is untrue
Home is too sad for me
After all you did to me
I just can't take it anymore
I heard you on the radio
You said you want me home
but, it won't be soon

but, it won't be soon ... soon ... soon ... soon


[Budi Rahardjo, October 20 - 2006]

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Current UNIX market share?

I am looking for references that show current (and possibly) UNIX market share. Especially, I am interested to see the composition of these UNIXes:
  • Linux (which distro?)
  • AIX
  • Sun Solaris
  • HP UX (does this have a future?)
  • others?
Basically, there are people and companies who are planning to migrate (or stick) to UNIX but they want to get the global picture. Pointers, anybody?

Which Sorts Car Are You

I'm a Chevrolet Corvette!



You're a classic - powerful, athletic, and competitive. You're all about winning the race and getting the job done. While you have a practical everyday side, you get wild when anyone pushes your pedal. You hate to lose, but you hardly ever do.


Take the Which Sports Car Are You? quiz.


Sunday, October 15, 2006

Documentary in Live Musical DVD

One of the things I like about watching live music DVD is the story behind the show. Like right now, I am watching "Whitesnake - Live - In The Still of The Night" DVD. It's a great DVD! In case you don't know, I like Whitesnake. That's why I like Stupa, an Indonesian rock band, because they play Whitesnake covers. David Coverdale, Whitesnake singer - core person, is a powerful and clean voice rock singer. He's probably a singer's singer, if you know what I mean.

The live show is great, but I love the Documentary part of the DVD. It makes me understand more about the setup of the live show. Exciting. (Last time I was excited about this when I was watching Peter Gabriel's DVD.) David Coverdale is supported by good musicians and of course, fans. Good stuff.

All songs in the DVD are great, but for some reasons I like "Bad Boys" better. It's a great live performance song.

I'dl like to explain more, but couldn't. It is frustrating. You know, I am not good in explaining certain things - like explaining music. I've got to learn how to write. Anyway, watch the DVD and you'll understand what I mean.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Got Happiness? Want One

Mengejar Cahaya
Where are you, happiness?
How do we know if we've got one?

Is it in a form of
laughter from friends and families?


Or is it
that blinding light shining through in the dark?

Or is it
the sound of silence when you are alone?

Tell me more ...

Got happiness? We want one ...