Saturday, August 21, 2010

RIP Mac Tontoh

Mac Tontoh & Osibisa
Legends of Ghanaian/ African/ Black music

I just found my Osibisa CD 3 weeks ago and jammed to "Kokro koo"
My favorite part:
"Jack Toronto!"
"Hi mehn!"

RIP Star! Proud of you and your team and all you did to make our Black Star shine.

Friday, August 20, 2010

This train we are boarding

Listening to commentary on the use of the "N" word this morning, it dawned on me that it is now being used a lot in hiplife music.

I wish they wouldn't.

Conscious people (especially in the US) know how harmful it is to freely use that word and some have been doing their best to teach more people to exclude it from their vocabs.

I wish we wouldn't blindly get on this train.
Some see where its headed and are getting off.
Lets not get on it.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Our Journalists

They are killing me!

I'd expect a driver to know how to drive.
A chef must know how to cook.
Boxers should be capable of boxing.
An attorney must be be capable of presenting a case well (or the innocent gets fried)

I can neither write like them nor do their job but I wish our journalists had a good command of whatever language in which they choose to write.
A few extra minutes to review their work plus spell-check can do them a lot of good.

Some english teachers must be rolling in their graves. Mine probably is too!
I like teasing people but this isn't amusing anymore.