1) IDIOT-SCUMBAG-DON’T-KNOW-THEIR-ASS-FROM-THEIR-ELBOW WRITERS.
Now if you are far too lazy to read the entire article….
Let me give you a background. This past Sunday, when Falak finally did decide to perform, they asked us to open again for them. Now I had to go out of town, while OK had just come back in town. So the guys who ended up performing were NOT ADP but Lodhi, Yasir and Sibtain (our aforementioned buddy). This is what the “Staff Reporter” for Daily Times wrote.
"Sunday's gig was opened by a local group called "Aunty Disco Project" (ADP). The choice of opening band was surprising to say the least, because ADP had nothing whatsoever to do with metal or hard rock, and if the performance at Basement Café was anything to go by, the band has a very, VERY long way to go before achieving even the remotest levels of acceptability. What does go in its favour, however, is the fact that it has a very good tabla player. Maybe they should use him more often, rather than relying on the vocalist belting out country numbers to get the crowd moving."
Apart from referring to the band as “it” rather than “they” I am just disappointed at this writers' sneering dismissal and plain laziness when checking the facts. It was NOT Aunty Disco Project performing. It was members of Aunty Disco Project performing with Sibtain who is NOT our lead singer and the country song he did was in fact a joke song. Now I’m glad he/she had good things to say about Yasir, but why the hell would someone use a darbuka instead of a lead vocalist and try to sing songs? Last time I checked a darbuka was not the ideal instrument to enunciate “Been a long time since I rock and rolled”. And then they called it a tabla.
If he/she had just bothered to ask a couple of more questions rather than stapling their lips to Falak’s butt we might have had a decent article. But this is what I see here, there is no constructive criticism, only butt-kissing or complete dissing.
I apologize if I sound petty or bitter. I haven’t heard Falak so I don’t know if they are good or not. I don’t mind if someone criticizes us or just plain hates our music, everyone has their own taste. But I am livid at how a tiny bit of sloppy journalism can tarnish somebody’s reputation.
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