I needed to discover some new music since I’ve faced some repetition with my typical playlists. After watching a music video from a band I haven’t listened to in a while called Wrust.
Then I found these guys.
This is Arka’n. They are a metal band from Lomé, Togo of all places. Besides some typical metal instrumentation, they mix elements of African rhythms, reggae, rap, and funk. I thought it was cool how coalesced the musical styles were and how creative their songs are. This was a pleasant surprise for me as I wanted to find some new music.
I normally don’t make posts like this on any of my blogs, but I’ve been so disgusted lately that I just have to talk about it.
Some of you who have followed me here or any of my other blogs should know that I cannot stand racism. As a minority myself, I’ve been profiled at shops and restaurants before even though I was buying something. I hear about the crap going on at Starbucks as seen in these first two videos here and I’m just sickened by it. In 2018, discrimination still exists. No one regardless of race or ethnicity should be treated poorly because of their skin color. I’m not going to let companies disrespect people just because I don’t look like most people in America.
Fortunately, boycotts are easy if you think about it. All you have to do is NOT spend money. No need to go out on the streets, vote, or causing a ruckus. What you can do is to support your local coffee shop businesses (bonus points if they carry Fair Trade products). You get to invest in your community and help your hometown’s local economy.
Until they change, then I’m not giving a penny to Starbucks.
I didn’t expect this to happen today.
There are now over 2000 views on the Ospreyshire blog. Thank you to anyone who actually viewed my content on there. It’s been an almost two year journey once I got into recording and writing poems. I really appreciate your support.
For those of you that missed the broadcast, Dave Hawkins from The Antidote archived the audio from that podcast!
In this interview, I talk about how I got the name Ospreyshire, my music, creativity, some spiritual stuff, blogging, anime, and even a HUGE announcement for future projects.
This is a reminder that my interview with The Antidote is tonight. I will be talking about my music on there, some of my creative ideologies, my other hobbies, and also…I’ll be breaking some HUGE news about Ospreyshire in this interview.
Remember, it starts online at 8 PM CST/9 PM EST.