Man, I’ve got some talented friends. But this world does not give a shit about talent. A buddy of mine dropped out of York (for good reason) to pursue his dream of studying music therapy at Berklee College of Music in Boston but had to defer his semester because of financial issues. At the same time, he’s got a professionally mixed album ready but is working towards paying it off for a release date. So much talent though. It’s absolutely incredible. I’ve seen him play live gigs and he’s just phenomenal. I hope things go well for him.
Given traditions like Sati, stories of saas lighting bahu on fire, and general hatred toward women in South Asian communities, have you ever thought about how offensive Alicia Keys’ song “Girl on Fire” could be if translated to one of our languages? Like imagine if in Bangladesh someone played “Ei Meye Ta Agune Jalaise” on Radio Foorti.. what would happen?!
Half the shit on western radio is offensive in one way or another, and not necessarily so to just a particular culture or people.
Hindu-Muslim politics pisses me straight the fuck off.
Who wants to come around York University with me and stop people and take pictures and ask them questions? Just.. because, why not? And if so, preferably after April 8.
One good thing about today is that I feel more like myself than I have in weeks. Also I finally started preparing for my seminar on Wednesday and I’m almost half way through. Sometimes it can be so hard to articulate ideas into a neat and presentable form.
I love you toos
even when they’re
from the deli aisle
One good thing about today is baked salmon steak and salad. Mmm.