Monday, February 19, 2007

Palmerah Market: Electronics guy

This small electronics stand packs in a lot of stuff, from custom cables to antennas, a ceiling fan, batteries, power strips and cassettes. You still see a lot of cassettes in Indonesia, especially of local music. They're the basic level of audio for people who don't have a lot of cash. On the other hand, there's also plenty of iPods, mp3-playing cell phones and other gadgets around.

This guy is selling cassettes of Iwan Fals, the Indonesian Bob Dylan, as well as the ballad-y Ada Band, pop sensations Peterpan and others. The huge speaker sneaking into the picture at bottom left is churning out loud pop music.

I think the electronics guy is making a gesture of peace, but he may be threatening to cut off his hair like Britney.


Jim said...

I'm glad to see you can keep up with Britney from halfway across the globe. Did that news flash make the headlines in Indonesia?

kopisusu2 said...

Page 3 of the Jakarta Post, with photo! I got to write the headline. It was a pretty proud moment for me, as an editor and an American.