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.

2 comments:

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.