Thursday, September 29, 2016

A playlist, A reading list

Is it me or does Capital seem like the best employer ever! because look at the adventures Sharon and Susan get to go for,these girls are living my dream and the dreams of a lot of other people I am sure, an employer who pays you to have fun and travel on fully paid trips to exotic places.Who said you cannot eat you cake and have it because I think these people are eating the cake and having it in a big way.Thing is I follow a lot  more like 5 Capital girls on social media and each one of them has some side hustle or is Capital the side hustle? Assuming that it is what are the chances that they could allow some other people on this cake and especially the part of travel or going to events to cover them and maybe just maybe have a 30 minute show at midnight or other odd hours (you can't be too ambitious,being new and all).

The chances of this dream happening are non-existent so I figured I will do the closest thing to it and introduce this monthly post titled A playlist, A reading list and share songs that I have loved in that month and some banter on books/articles and related stuff,lets see how good of a consistent 30 minutes show I can make. Ladies and Gentlemen welcome aboard the.........................................(I am still thinking of a name for this imaginary show-suggestions are welcome)

A playlist

Just a Band’s –Hey!

Truth be told Just a band took a really long while to grow on me,because I am for simple easy to understand music concepts but probably for lovers came out and I was smitten :-) so to say and I went back and checked on most of their songs and Hey! is amongst my favourites the lines in this song will/can win any lady's heart if used appropriately.

Dela and H_art the Band's Adabu 

H_art the band are one of my favourite artists and I love love their music and Adabu is pretty cool, Listen to it,you will like it and they even are changing Swahili because we all know kitu huwa tamu kama asali,but asali is too main-stream and sweet so now they are introducing tamu kama madafu!.

Sage's Maskini

Sage is a really pretty girl who I knew from Dumbala and then really knew her from her drama with Kaka Sungura,Excellent song and Sage is prettier than ever!

Nyashinski's Now You know

The song speaks for itself and Nyashinski is still quite the rapper/singer.In his own words; 'Hata niwache muziki miaka hamsini, nikirudi bado na wacrush nyinyi'.

Mejja's Poa

Before all these new artists came there was Calif,sometimes I will get on a number 9 and they will have this purely Calif play list and honestly I have entertained the idea of just loudly singing along to the songs but there is an image to maintain and hence I sing I along in my head :-).The best at Calif is Mejja, ok maybe not but he has a way with words and Poa is a song that has these happy memories for me and I have listened to it quite a bit lately.

A reading list

Lately I have been reading poems,I know I don't seem like a person who would read poems for fun but things happen :-D :-D.Sometime last year I really wanted to get Bone,Salt and Nejma and for many reasons couldn't but a while ago a small miracle happened because how else do you explain the authors of these books hosting a free download event on Amazon and me finding out in time and as expected downloading the 3 books.Who made me start to read and somewhat like love poems? funny you should ask because also Beyonce loves her poems and she is Somali and ofcourse her name is Warsan Shire.

Warsan speaks my language,sometimes I read her poems and think how can she think like this and write stuff that almost everyone can relate too.Poems/stanzas in poems that I have loved this past few months.

Questions for the woman I was last night-Warsan Shire

It’s not him who’d come across the sea to surprise you, not him who would know where in london to find you.
How far have you walked for men who’ve never held your feet in their laps? How often have you bartered with bone, only to sell yourself short? Why do you find the unavailable so alluring? where did it begin? what went wrong? and who made you feel so worthless? If they wanted you, wouldn’t they have chosen you? All this time, you were begging for love silently,thinking they couldn’t hear you, but they smelt it on you, you must have known that they could taste the desperate on your skin?
and what about the others that would do anything for you, why did you make them love you until you could not stand it? How are you both of these women, both flighty and needful? Where did you learn this, to want what does not want you? Where did you learn this, to leave those that want to stay?

Be Small For Me-Warsan Shire

"every day they want you to shrink:
fit here, in my palm, in my shadow, don't be bigger than my idea of you, don’t be more beautiful than i can accept, don't be more human than i am willing to allow you to be and be quiet, you’re too loud, even your unbelonging is loud. quiet your dreams, your voice, your hair, quiet your skin, quiet your displacement, quiet your longing, your colour, quiet your walk, your eyes. who said you could look at me like that? who said you could exist without permission? why are you even here? why aren't you shrinking? i think of you often. you vibrate. you walk into a room and the temperature changes. i lean in and almost recognise you as human. but, no. we can't have that."

It is what it is-Bone(Daley-Ward Yrsa)

I am anxious. I want to get back down south. The north is unsettling, all deafening silences and stressful boredom. There are not nearly enough distractions and it can all get too bloody silent, which leaves room for dangerous things, like thinking.

Wine-Bone (Daley-Ward Yrsa)

It’s never too late to be wise. See how your spirit has been fermenting.

Dankyes (Mwaghavul)-Bone (Daley-Ward Yrsa)

Today is the first day of the rest of it. Of course there will be other first days but none exactly like this.

I think this show is going to be quite good but I am obviously being biased :-).Let me know what you it; too boring or it's something you might check out next month Insha aa Allah.


  1. Warsan is gooood. Beyonce sampled her work!!!

    1. Beyonce not only sampled her work but she heavily borrowed it in her Lemonade visual and gave her credit as one of the contributors to the visual :-).Warsan is probably the best poet alive at the moment.Thanks for reading.