Time to give some respect where it’s due
Mumbai musician Akshay Rajpurohit turned into a mean boy yesterday on social media. The Scribe guitarist decided to take a dig at the legendary Luke Kenny (in pic) by posting a picture of Kenny's latest musical offering, Bappa Ke Vaaste, a pop-rock homage to the Elephant God during Ganpati season, and captioning it with a good morning and lots of ‘hahahahahas’ attached. His friends and followers (some others from the indie industry) decided to join the mudslinging by insinuating that Kenny must be resorting to this as he doesn’t have any work anymore. We would like to remind Rajpurohit and all his friends that Kenny, who programmed music for Channel V back in the day, along with hosting shows like Luke’s After Hours that featured lesser-known artists, could be considered responsible for introducing a whole generation of youngsters to international music. In recent times, he has also been responsible for channels like Channel V and 9xO giving airtime to indie and international English music. For an industry that craves recognition and respect for ‘their own kind of music’, it's high time that the indie music lot gave out the same respect too.