6.1.08

[Album] All is War + Annoying Writers

I'm listening to Aki Nawaz's album "All is War" and quite liking it. Balls of steel that bro, and a whole not of soul. Its not a question of musical taste, i just get the feeling that he's addressing me and not faking it. Its difficult these days to distinguish somebody tastelessly abusing your religious-geographic markers from someone passing you important messages.

I particularly like the words to parasites. You can purchase the albumn online here

Writers produce for money and for an audience. Seekers trawl around in the depths for answers. I think they are often two exclusive groups.

I dont think that Monica Ali, Tahmima Anam, Zia Haidar Rahman and Ed Hussain are talking to me. Its a white audience, in skin or mind, that they are talking to, it is their approval that is sought. You can see it in the shapes of their pronouncements, the scars that they bear and the foolish imprints all over their minds. Its like a red light district out there.

The rejection of these authors is important. The existance and appreciation of others with idea content is doubly important. The authors of chaff will promote themselves into incompetance, be reviewed and acclaimed. Those authors of the better category are there if I am looking for them, and moving through the ether in pursuit. Sitting on a chair is a sure fire path to being consumes by people who have the audacity to print their own self loving selves all over a lot of dead trees.

Which is probably just as well for the seekers,except for the problem of Pir Review.

5 comments:

Shak said...

*Fug in stating the obvious shocker*

I don't think it's cynical or hating to say that a lot of Muslim authors are cashing in and selling out. But that's just the nature of the world now in general. These people need to eat etc etc and it's tough to resist the common denominator especially in things like the media.

Oh and you can add Khaled Hosseini to that list too.

Shak said...

Oh, and that Islamicist fellow.

fugstar said...

but islamicist isnt making money from it. he's making me laugh!

and he's talking to me. I can tell, its in the signals coding and the shared reality.

Shak said...

>but islamicist isnt making money from it. he's making me laugh!

Poor naive Fug :(

>and he's talking to me. I can tell, its in the signals coding and the shared reality.

Okay, now you sound like a liberated Tower Hamlet's girl who digs Monica Ali...

I'm gonna pay for that last one aint I?

asikha said...

I don't think any Tower Hamletee digs Monica Ali..

As for Aki Nawaz, I find him so cliché, such a wannabe rebel, anti-state, anti-blah blah...too over done. But speaks sense though, it's just the persona. Can't get myself to like it.