Friday, August 29, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Friends, Romans, countrymen, NRIs, others; lend me your ears. Then lend me a vote on your favourite song. There's something new in the pipeline, and those I hear from will get it first.
Click here for all my recorded music thus far: http://www.ilike.com/artist/Manoj%20Jacob
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
The Prime Minister's busy running after a nuclear deal
And everyone else is trying to put a spoke in the wheel.
Forgetting India's biggest crisis - a daily square meal,
And the task of giving this boy a slightly better deal.
Here are some links to news reports. Not too many mentions of a musician's right to earn a living.
I'd also like to point out the description of the Facebook group created for the protest. Again, no mention of a musician's fundamental right to be allowed to earn a dignified living.
"Citizens..its about time we come together..and protest the right to our freedom..Freedom is our birth right! Lets have them lift the mindless ban on live music bands..the 11:30pm curfew ..lets have our nightlife back..lets get Bangalore back..lets make the right noise..not a commotion.. Who the people??? We the People!!! And we can change it ! Come together everyone!!!"
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
I think the Big Bangalore Protest must rewrite its vision statement. There's more to our fundamental rights than the freedom to drink, dance and sing beyond 11pm.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Pics of the protest meeting are HERE.
Keep in touch with the movement HERE.
Please feel free to add links to any other reports you are aware of. And spread the word. Post on your blog, forward links etc.
Friday, August 08, 2008
Now I'd like to take the opportunity to rub it in. The iphone is free in the UK from O2, and T-mobile puts it at 1 Euro in Germany.
I use a Nokia N82. Have a good day.
Thursday, August 07, 2008
All was well till the butler ushered them in.
"Your Majesty", he said, "may I present Mister Stephen Bates and his son Master Bates".
"How did you know?" asked an astonished Simon. "The barn's been deserted for years."
Monday, August 04, 2008
The froth has finally risen to the mouth of this wonderfully beer bellied city. And spilt out on to the streets in protest. Cubbon Park it was that saw singers chant slogans and guitar players wield placards, demanding the right to earn a livelihood. The crew was completed by employees of pubs, lounges, discos, folk from the world of entertainment and events, and just about anyone else who cared. Like Vinod D'Sa.
Click here and a news article covering the protest will spring up. Man on the extreme right, blue jeans, red shirt, fading hairline and flowering beard. That's him. ("VD, say aye.")
He sent me a link to the online gathering on Facebook today. Sign up if you care two hoots. Namma Bengaluru has been taken hostage by the moral police, and a freedom struggle is in order. The protesters convene at the Mahatma Gandhi statue in Cubbon Park every Sunday to register peacefully their difference of opinion. Join 'em.
Will their Gandhigiri beat back the system's gaandugiri?