Time to give some re­spect where it’s due

Mid Day - - #DEATHTRAP -

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.

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