Thursday, August 28, 2014

Radio dilemma

I always knew our radio industry could be better, but today it got a bit more real. I see two scenarios:

1) We take global fun-talk (eg: fashion, Gaga and Cadillacs) and try to replicate it in TZ; something of a cosmopolitan-slanted-Westwards approach.

2) We take our talk (eg: corruption, Kubanda and Toyota) and try to understand the world through those lense. 

ie: Should TZ radio bring the world to TZ, or take TZ to the world?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Quote from The Blacklist

Been getting into The Blacklist, thanks to Aly. Still early days, but Raymond 'Red' Reddington went into a monologue once that goes like this:
A farmer comes home one day to find that everything that gives meaning to his life is gone. Crops are burned, animals slaughtered,
bodies and broken pieces of his life strewn about. Everything that he loved taken from him - his children. One can only imagine the pit of despair, the hours of Job-like lamentations, the burden of existence. He makes a promise to himself in those dark hours. A life's work erupts from his knotted mind. Years go by. His suffering becomes complicated. One day he stops - the farmer who is no longer a farmer - sees the wreckage he's left in his wake. It is now he who burns, he who slaughters, and he knows in his heart he must pay.
Fantastic oration by James Spader, here and in many other monologues. Kinda reminds me of a post I wrote 6 years ago discussing heros and villians, and then a revisit on the topic 2 years ago. Also reminds me of Frank Costello - played by Jack Nicholson - in The Departed:
When you decide to be something, you can be it. That's what they don't tell you in the church. When I was your age they would say we can become cops, or criminals. Today, what I'm saying to you is this: when you're facing a loaded gun, what's the difference?
When it comes to binary oppositions, does it matter what the extremes are?