yesterday afternoon saw idlan making a desperate plea for me not to join the dark side. with the current malaise of the malaysian music scene, what do you expect?

no, it’s not joining the ranks of palpatine et al. it’s dangdut.

listening to project pop’s hilarious take (MTV asia took it seriously though -see april 27’s entry) on the kampungan genre sparked an interest in checking it out. i (err..) googled inul daratista (the ultimate dangdut sex goddess this side of banjarmasin. and daratista means big cajones, by the way… if you know what i mean) and found a few interesting articles, surprisingly, from time magazine and the UK’s guardian! and she’s famous for drilling. not in the renovating-your-patio sense.

read about inul and her ‘drill’ here and here. ah! ah!