Mark Best

Q: If you throw a red stone into the blue sea what it will become? A: It will simply become wet.

Music That We Both Enjoy

When my friend told me about a website that she goes to so she can listen to music, I really wasn’t sure what to make of that. She is from Indonesia, and I figured this site would be all about the kind of music that she grew up with. I thought it would be interesting to listen to, but I reminded her that she wanted to learn more about American pop culture as well. She told me that the site, Bursa Lagu, has both Indonesian as well as popular American music on it too.

I wanted to see it so I could make sure that the music was current and not something that my parents or even my grandparents would listen to, since they are all stuck in their own decades of music. When she pulled up the site, I was really impressed with what I saw there. The first album that I saw was actually one that is extremely popular right now because it is the soundtrack to a very popular film that is out. I was able to see the different albums that are popular right now along with the artist or band that put it together, and I was even able to download the ones that I wanted.

The neat thing about this is that I was able to point her in the right direction for the American music, but she was able to do the same for me for the Indonesian music that she wanted to expose me to. This site is really nice because it has the best of both worlds for people who appreciate music from both cultures. It is hard to say at any given time what kind of music we will be playing, but it is a safe bet that we got it from this music site!

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