Sunday, 11 May 2014

what is good is you, what is wrong is what you think it is

One should reside on the bright side, they always say. It's an ancient and universal presumption that there are always at least two axises: dark and bright, good and evil, and right and wrong. As a mammal and as a creature whose value lies beyond flesh and bones, we were born into the society which has already provided us a list of what-to-dos and what-not-to-dos.

Few questions, however, came up from within my heart: Is the society a representative of "god/absolutism"? Does "god(s)" have the absolute power? Is power itself the ultimate determination to tell us what to do and not to do? Even if god/God/gods is real and one (or many) of the society's perceptions toward God/gods/god is actually correct, are we born bound to that entity? What is the origin of "right" and what is the provenance of "wrong"?

Monday, 3 March 2014

Paul McCartney's "My Valentine" Cover

Sir Paul is not young anymore and you know how old people sing--unless he's Mick Jagger or Steven Tyler. Without remembering his old melodic singing in his old Liverpool band, his singing in 2011's track "My Valentine" should not be enough to only be defined as listenable. He proves once again that his voice is a perfect outcome of a combination between a ballad gentleman and a rough rock vocalist...perhaps a little less of the latter on this track.

Well, I'm not a pitch singer, yet. To claim that one can sing without hitting the right (not mentioning perfect) pitch is absolutely a stupid daydream (step aside Bob Dylan). Without much begging, I just wish you could enjoy this cover which was actually intended as a bouquet to my loved one. Have a great day!

Original track by: Paul McCartney; Eric Clapton (2011)
Vocal cover: Joshua Tjandra
Music cover's source is unknown; it is used without copyright infringement intended

Saturday, 4 January 2014

a raindrop in a lake

In an analogy of a raindrop,

Life races from above in the same direction
Life begins in the darkness
Life can end in any vicinity,

You’re dwelling in sole water ball, the whole world has thousands
You start to perceive the indistinguishability
You establish yourself in the absence of desire,

Another drop of water streaming down your face
Another beat skips your heart
Another day to touch the ground,

But remember my love, you may be gone, you may be not the only one
But remember my friend, if raindrop vanishes one by one, earth would never be satisfied
But remember my dear, one makes everything, everything is one to another

Life In A Sole Waterball - Joshua Tjandra

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

independence day

Jingles and tingles give their hugs
Stars are within reach

Earth is superlative, life is paradisiac
When heaven comes down, it does

Look above, there lies the sky
Look inside, there stays everything beyond

Joy to the world
We're freed from sins and religions

Sins are man made
Religions are properties of the societies

Bibles are written
Words are spoken

Histories are twisted
Lies are told

One sacrificed everything
The birth of an idea

Love is committed
Mankind is unrestrained

"Unrestrained" - Joshua Tjandra
Photograph by sandulay