Aki my blogging mojo is doing its karabasha again. I am technically losing all sense of bloggin hope. I am thinking of taking another hiatus. Maybe I am suffering from SAD. Let me get back to you on that one.
I was watching I’m A Celebrity…..GET ME OUT OF HERE! last night and so far my favourite has to be David Gest. Dude snores like its running out of fashion. The whole camp was up trying to figure out how to stop him and all the time Myleene Klass was in fits of vichekoz. I wonder how long it will last before they are irritated by his ‘sleep vibratories’!?!! LOL!!!
A few weeks ago saw the Pulse talk about Kenyan music and then recently they touched on the videos. Acolyte went and touched on the subject and possible areas our so called artists are going wrong. egm on the other hand pointed out the most possible areas these artists are going wrong. In my opinion, it all boils down to money and politics.
- To get the necessary equipment to create a live band for tours or better equipment for the road.
- To pay for the band and their expenses.
- I am sure someone somewhere has thought of a Mastering plant. Why go all the way to Asia or Europe to mass produce your CDs? Wouldn’t it be cost effective to have it done at home? Afterall, it will bring employment to the country and reduce on expenses incurred whilst abroad. More CDs will be produced. Wouldn’t this even make the laws of copyright more manageable…..or what do I know?
- I still believe that the “unless you know someone at the top, you are basically effed in Kenya” attitude is our own downfall.
- Someone always has to have a ‘cut’ of the profits. Look at the telecommunications sector and why we are lagging behind.
I know I have left out alot of issues (that mojo thing again).
Kenyans are talented, its a shame most of it goes unnoticed. Such incidents are appaling and if Kenya had faster internet, mediums like YouTube would do wonders for the unseen talent. Getting their audience through their own hard work. Then again, if you can spend a certain amount of chums to make a music video, why not send it to one of your pals (abroad) to put it up on the web for you? Look for other target audiences other than the local media to promote your stuff.
Circute reveals that he spent Sh180,000 when shooting the ‘Maharagwe’ video clip. “I remember hiring a venue at Kasarani Stadium for three hours that cost me Sh40,000.” Other expenses included paying for the services of video producer Kingast and the Redyklass’ member Tony Njuguna who made a cameo in the video. “It is sad that after spending such a huge amount the TV music producers just end up trashing the clip.”
I will always support what Kenyans try to achieve, but that is a very thin line. I remember asking an artist once why they didn’t have any CDs with them when they had a tour. The answer I got was shocking to say the least. Yet you are the same person who will complain about people burning and copying your music, yet you don’t bring originals with you on tour???? PLANNING, PLANNING, PLANNING. Look at the case of Wawesh. He went to Kenya and had CDs couriered to him. They ended up getting to Kenya and being relased to him when they were leaving. Yet, he didnt disappoint his fans, he put some aside in his personal luggage, JUST IN CASE. When I was at K’Naan’s gig, he had live recordings of his gig on sale. It doesnt take a genius to figure out what I am trying to say…..but I hope my sentiments on the issue are clear.
On to other matters, I am really enjoying my kacrib. Shame about not having no one to talk to like I was used to. One thing though, what is it about your pals. You tell them that you have a place of your own, they start arranging for stay overs and ‘christening’ bashes. Anyway, like I said. Let me enjoy the peace and quite while it is here.
Now that Casino Royale is being released this week in the UK, I wonder if it will live up to all the hype in the media right now. I will go watch it this coming weekend and give my two cents (calling Couch ‘Tato and Movie Buff). Last movie I watched was ‘The Departed’. I highly recommend it if you haven’t watched it.
This week I am listening to: A Jomino Records CD
Good day y’all!!!