It’s interesting to note the ‘changing face’ of music.
I grew up hearing the music years before actually seeing it. The most I ‘saw’ of it was on Top of the Pops and sometimes that wasn’t a good thing because that is how I discovered that Tracy Chapman was indeed a woman with a man’s voice and a female name.
Of course, as with all things commercial and celebrity-ish, our lives are now ruled by reality shows and the real… well… lives of the not-always-so-rich but nevertheless famous individuals. I do think it’s vicious at some level to ‘label’ these people, but if they are putting themselves out there, surely they can’t expect us to un-opinionated-ly glaze over their existence?
I am here to openly, unabashedly judge. I will try to go against my nature and be kind. But some promises can only be half-kept.
Junaid Jamshed: Crispy Sermoniser
Ali Zafar: Traitor!
Atif Aslam: Poster for overexposed loser
That’s all I can say about him. Any attention paid to him is too much attention.
I could go on. But you are tired of me already. I know, I know.
Sadia Rauf can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org