Saturday, September 13, 2008

Mustang Jarg Vhua-Vhua 2008

Today is the 3rd day of Jarg Vhua-Vhua, and this time, APRES applied combination between Jarg Vhua-Vhua, Music Division, and Ganesha Music Event 2008 committee. It come out to be great, seeing the enthusiastic from APRES members itself and from the Capres (nyeet.. Sula Mahaken! Siap kita!). :)

The preparation

Started from 8 o’clock, the committee had the briefing about the event, the rundown, and the final job desk confirmation about the event. In 9 o’clock, we started to mobilize to GKU Timur to prepare for the logistic of the show to do the check sound for bands that would perform. Luthfan took care of the logistic, Dimas took care of the rundown event, TB took care of the artistic for the event, Gora took place for the video shoot, and I took care of the picture documentation.

Me, Danis and TB went to search for bamboos for the backdrop foundation, and we decided to borrow it from the workers that just modifying the ITB environment. We finally had 6 piece of bamboos, with reused and modified GME 2007 backdrop, TB, Titut, Nasa, and the rest of the artistic team made to create an artistic “V alphabet look” backdrop, which I personally like it because it showed the character of Jarg Vhua-Vhua itself. That’s truly an artist job to maximize project with limited resources.

TB, Titut, and Nasa, working for the backdrop.

The check sound ended in about 1 o’clock in the afternoon, and everybody went to Sekre APRES to welcome the Capres. I just stayed in GKU Timur because the bottles of melody that I would use in STOMPRESS still haven’t been tuned yet. Moreover, yesterday was a disaster because one of the bottles broke because of an accident. So, I preferred to stay at GKU Timur for a while before went to sekre.

The show

Capres was being mobilized to GKU Timur earlier than the rundown, which were about 14.15. STOMPRESS greet the first arrival of Capres by presenting simple beat. Raka and Fay as the MC went out opening the show which is started by performance of Fruit and Salad. They performed 3 songs with one opening songs, which are "More Than Welcome", a new song, and "Show Me The Way". FYI, Fruit and Salad has ever performed in some ITB event, such as Kompetisi Film Independent by LFM ITB, OHU, and even Acoustic Night 2008 SBM-ITB which you can see their performance here.

Fruit and Salad

The uniqueness of this Mustang is because; there was slideshows of each band that would perform at the show before the band performed. So the viewers could know the profile of the band first before the bands actually introduce themselves.

Second performer was STOMPRESS! Yes, this is the 3rd time I performed with STOMPRESS after Gonjang Ganjing Kampus ITB and Widyatama University event here, but I actually ruled different position this time. I got the bottle melody that actually should be covered by Shery. But, because Shery had the “ospek jurusan”, so I got to cover the bottles that I just learned it for few hours by autodidact. :) We just copy the pattern of the song just like the performance in Ganesha Music Event 2007. Alhamdulillah, with few mistakes, STOMPRESS finished it well.


We all agreed that Raka and Fay, performed well as the MC. Raka, with Tukul style jokes, combined with “crunchy” question and answer jokes by Fay. They could keep the flow of the event to be as interesting as possible. But after STOMPRESS was finished, when I continue doing my documentation, Raka asked me to explain how to tune the bottle of melody to a girl named Alex. I watched that she has been actively attending Jarg Vhua Vhua for these three weeks. I explained that the bottles are usually tuned by glockenspiel or keyboard. I also added that, in playing STOMPRESS, we usually just using notes that are needed for the song that we’re going to play.

Alex being interviewed by Raka and Fay.

Next, it’s time for BEMS to perform at the show. BEMS perform well at the show, but seems Agam, the vocalist, was look like very shy to interact with the viewers. It might be related to the “osjur” program of the Fine Art major that he related to it. :) As the Sax, Vero performed well at that time, and that’s the first time I heard the song “Wanita”. They performed 3 songs which are “Crazy Night”, a jazz cover of Nidji song, and “Wanita”.


It’s time to Cerpintaxt to rule the show. The band have been existed for 2 years, and has create several songs with rock n’ roll influence. I didn’t know much about their songs played in the first 3 songs. I only recognize “Nice and Easy” as their key songs which they performed last. I pretty satisfied with Echa’s performance in the drums. He could create the spirit of each Cerpintaxt songs to be catchy. But I was a little bit afraid of the vocalist appearance though. :)


Baby Eats Crackers finally performed at the show. This is my most wanted band to be perform at the show (after STOMPRESS for sure! :)). When I listened to their songs, and looked at to their performance, Baby Eat Crackers has a very high characteristic as a band. When I listened to their song, I felt like I went back to my childhood era when I listened to fairytales. They once dedicated the song "Saat Shery Bermain di Hutan" to a 3 year old child who got an accident when he rides horse in Jl. Tamansari, which caused him to dead. Ay performed the fairytale very fluently, and match with the song accurately with also playing glockenspiel at once. Great! Then, they performed their song “Aloha Opa” about a senior lecturer named Mr. Tatang from Architecture major who has existed in ITB since the era of the first Indonesian president, Ir. Soekarno still study there. With not forgetting to visit their MySpace page, overall, BEC performed very well at the show. Salute!

Baby Eats Crackers

Here comes the last performance of the show, which is APRES collaboration. It came out to collaborate Aryo, BEC’s drummer, Hanif, Cerpintaxt’s guitarist who played the bass, Vero, BEMS’s Saxophonist, Luthfan, Fruit and Salad’s guitarist, Devie, Fruit and Salad’s vocalist, Redo, and STOMPRESS. We performed the song “Ekspresi” which ended the Mustang JVV 2008 show.

Together buka puasa

After the show, we got the time to shalat Ashar and then went back to Sekre APRES to buka puasa together. We finally had buka puasa with Shafro du’ Colax, (the appetizer of Sachto du’ Fomach) :) together in front of Sekre APRES.

See the video:

We finally ended the Jarg Vhua-Vhua meeting, and Capres were allowed to go back home. We had the Maghrib pray and continued with the evaluation. Overall, the show and JVV today went well, and we all seem to enjoy the show very much. But it so lame that APRES didn’t sell any of their compilation CD which consist with the artists performed today to the viewers because, the committee seems didn’t organize it very well. For anyone who wants to buy the APRES compilation CD, just come to Sekre APRES and bought them there.


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