Friday, February 8, 2008

Aku Bukan Pilihan

Iwan Fals(real name Virgiawan Listianto) never fails to excite me. At 47(born 1961) he still writes good songs especially on social and political issues in Indonesia. He is not good looking. His voice is not that sweet R&B crooners like Harvey Malaiholo.
His voice is sharp and husky. His early music is very much influenced by Bob Dylan.
He was not liked by the authorities but was a legend among Indonesian folks in the desa or the blue collar workers and most of his lyrics represents these groups feelings.

The song here is not those kind of songs. This is not a love song too. Its just the feeling of a man telling it to the women he cared for.

Bapak-bapak dan ibu-ibu. Saya persembahkan pada kalian...Pak Iwan Fals!!!!

Kandungan posting mungkin ada kena mengena atau tidak dengan makhluk yang hidup atau yang telah tiada.Kalau sapa-sapa terasa nak buat macamana kan. Sapa makan cabai melaka dia pedaih laa


cakapaje said...

Salam Doc,

Iwan Fals is my kind of singer and song. And I love the cinematography here, but I don't like the ending of the song. And it is a shame that now, any Malay or Indonesian song that is made into video must be accompanied with lyrics for the convenience of karaoke...I think it degrade the songs. can't have it all, I suppose.

tokasid said...


Check out the clip Belum Ada Judul at the menu button lower right hand side.

One thing about Indonesian video clips, they have a story to go along with the songs and yes,the camerawork is fantastic( and cheaper over there).

The accompanying lyrics is an eye sore but you are right,we can't have it all(esp when its free.LOL!)

acciaccatura said...

salm doc,
halamak, where was i? baru dengar pak Iwan ni. i was changing diapers kot. mungkin pernah dengar tapi tak tahu nama. nice husky!

tokasid said...

Pak Iwan was already well known during your days in ITM. I think Zubir Ali have lots of his stuff when he(ZA) was in ITM.

But then, we don't have Iwan Fals or any other Indonesian folk singers albums in Malaysia.

I first heard Iwan Fals about 13 years ago when I went to Medan(rombingan Cik Kiah.LOL!) The supir of our wisata bus had the cassette in and the song terminal came through the speakers.Then came Doel Sumbang's song. I asked the supir for the cassette cover. back in Medan I went to several music stores and bought several Iwan Fals and Doel Sumbang's albums. I'm the fan still(though Doel Sumbang had mellowed down).

During you time in ITM I think it was jazz fusion the in thing ,right?

Kata Tak Nak said...

Doc, my missus and and siblings termasuk saya la, wish to thank you so much for your help and consultation in our hour of need.

Oh, you can send the bill for the consultation to Barisan Nasional Headquarters. Nak election ni, apa saja depa sanggup buat.

tokasid said...


Oh, you can send the bill for the consultation to Barisan Nasional Headquarters.

I will do that with cc to Pak Lah,Najib and Radzi.

Zabs said...

Salam Doc.,
Yes, you are chosen. So, please read my linking tag again, you are on. TQ.

mokk said...

Salam Mamat..

Bila aku mainkan cd iwan Fals dalam kereta ..anak-anak aku cakap.." dah start dah abah dengar lagu org tua"..
Dia org siap sembunyikan cd ni,cd abiet..kalau pergi jalan-jalan...

Org tua terpaksa mengalah dgn anak-anak....

tokasid said...


Kah3...lagu orang tua!
Ye lah depa tak pernah dengaq lagu org tua kat radio atau TV dah la ni.
Anak aku kalu aku pasang lagu org tua dia akan boh headfon dia dengaq lagu yg di download ke hp dia.

Mior Azhar said...

Aaaaaaah, delightful!

Mat Salo said...

Iwan memang gren, Pak Doc. Mantep.. kapan juga memblog KLA Proyek? This is also one of the Indo groups that I admire for their songwriting talents.