Sunday, June 11, 2006

Hi from the Manager


Is everybody hooked up in front of TV watching soccer already? While the Café is now open 24 hours to accomodate that, even our hosts are not so easy to distract, especially football soccer freaks like Ujang and Ape (don't get Ape started with football vs. soccer).

I was going to full-feature Ahmad Jamal. But considering the soccer fever, I think an amplified beat will be useful (albeit a little fusion). It's Casiopea, folks!

Allow me for a personal digression. Casiopea caught my ears when I was twelve. That was when drummer Akira Jimbo joined the group. From then on, I was addicted to Jimbo-Sakurai beat (Tetsuo Sakurai was the bassist). Then I was stunned and sad when I heard the band broke up. Jimbo and Sakurai left Casiopea and formed Jimsaku. Immediately I followed the new band. And it wasn't as great.

Lately I heard Jimbo is back to Casiopea. But it's never as good as then. So let's just enjoy their good days. Two albums in particular: Down Upbeat and Eyes of the Mind.



  1. Tetsu-Saku is not bad at all playing solo, he is a regular in Java Jazz. the way he slaps his 6-string bass, uhh... me likey.

    as of Jimsaku, well, who wouldn't fall to their Alisa? i gave up Total Touch to see their performance at Jak Jazz '97, keeping it as hattrick. but then again, Total Touch is not jazz...

  2. hai manager... you're absolutely right. Soccer (or football, but we'll confused our american reader) really makes cafe quite... the only person who spoke is Aco, and that's even for the movie review (gee, ain't he a nerd?)

    never like the casiopea... not that kind of jazz... sorry to disappoint you... and not much of a soccer fan too... :D

    but. i'll tell you this: i finally gave safari up and take firefox instead... safari messed up the comment page!!! guess you like that huh? =P

  3. Does it have to be jazz ~ big fan though I am?

    How about Wes Welenga and Midiwa bol (I Love Football). Anytime in Jakarta I can give you some MP3s.

  4. Jakartass, it doesn't have to be jazz, of course :-)

    Would love to look at your collection, sometime. Thanks!

  5. FOOTBALL, not 'soccer'! Absolutely agree with Ape!