Wednesday, April 30, 2014
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 REALbubbler.blogspot.com chronicles this renaissance. It is possible that nobody is making better music these days than Nigeria.