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Whoa, Melly!

Jakarta   /   Sun, March 16 2008   /  03:42 pm

Anto Hoed and Melly Goeslaw (JP/J.Adiguna) Melly Goeslaw taps out one last text message before being interviewed. She has working hands -- the kind that might even stretch to doing the dishes -- and a thing for red. The singer's hair is a streaky, feisty orange-auburn; her Nokia, converse-style sneakers and bejeweled watch are all in shades of crimson. But her face is bare and clean, with nothing to obscure its surface. Melly -- who on stage adopts the look of a fairy queen, her hair and eyelashes spiky and glossy/galactic glamour -- is plain, rough around the edges. Her sneakers say "true love", her T-shirt says "Fuct". She is the type of person who sounds like she knows everything and nothing at once. There are few regrets. "I wish I could play (musical instruments). But I don't want to learn from scratch. I need the help of a ge...