The film, Jalanan (“Streetwise”) had won best documentary at the Bussan Film Festival. I thought perhaps 1000 people watched the film but the Jakarta Globe later said the audience had 4000 people. The applause died down and then Daniel Ziv brought on stage the three musicians featured in the film. An incredulous silence fell as the three musicians did a bit of quick warm up and guitar sorting, and then each led the other two in an energetic, impromptu set of each of their own stirring songs. It was as if they’d walked out of the screen.
I've reached the top and had to stop / And that's what botherin' me
So long, traveling pants
Hail the Banana Pancake Kingdom
Very Bali morning sounds. Gamelon practise, sweeping, rooster, fan, shiny wide worn floors, breeze through white cloth drapes. Lu still sleeping.
Last night she poured water and winked at me with the first firefly I ever saw