Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Three three!

1. Alhamdulillah, birthday tomorrow.

2. Thinking back to when I was 12 or 13, you know, I haven't changed much.  In particular, I still have this beautiful mind that I love.

3. I want to end the fake phase our world is in, with media and branding and PR of everything vacuous, hyping the hype bubble, and for what?  Just to draw a bit of money from the attention.  That, and I'm with the pope on dethroning money from its lead in the pantheon.  The cult of money ought to be this small minority thing, but what do we have instead?
4. In Lagos, Nigeria, dense with youthful energy, but with constraints on access to capital (there's a difference between wasted oil wealth and active capital) coupled with hugely increased access to information and markets, we find creative expression that is simply world-class.  My chronicles this renaissance.  It is possible that nobody is making better music these days than Nigeria.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Dying, living, and living well

A few health headlines I just found basically say that:

That I can do.  Off to sleep in a bit.  Back in the day, I used to say "sleep is for the weak."  Now I know that it's a luxury and "I'm worth it."

Better move out of the city before you get lung cancer.  And I think of all those rats in the neighbourhood, whose lives are cut short as they unknowingly take in all these fumes. 

All things in moderation.  PS I've never tried myself, but I love a second-hand toke, it smells nice and makes me happy.  Seriously, I don't know how to smoke.  Or whistle.  Or ride a bicycle.