Monday, December 03, 2007

Monday Moanings Part XIV

From my daily tuning in to Capital FM I learned that 112 were in Kenya sometime last week. I remember when they were tha shiznit! Now, not so much. I was quite amused to read how they went to party at Pavement and till it was announced the crowd didn't even know they were there. Did any blogger go for the performance? I would really like to know how it was. I'm not hating on 112 and Tevin Campbell but I don't like it when musicians choose to go to African countries when their fame has waned, that is why I have love for people like Shaggy and Sean Paul who chose to perform in Kenya when they could have gone to more profitable countries.

Blind Item

The Acolyte used to live in the same 'hood as this now well known kapuka artiste as he was slowly making his way to fame. At this point in time the artiste used to live with his brother and cousin in one house. Due to carelessness the group only had one house key having lost all the other copies, so they resorted to leaving the front door open whenever they went out at night.
The Acolyte found this out when dropping them home from the club one night and advised them to stop doing so and get a key cut. The artiste laughed it off, saying they were too lazy to do so and they had fared well so far.

It was with a great bemusement therefore one day when The Acolyte a few weeks later encountered the artiste, his brother and cousin beating the crap out of 2 of the estate watchmen. On further inquiry it seems that after going off to the club after leaving the door open as usual they came back in the morning to find their TV and video missing.

The artiste in question did climb up the ladder or is still climbing and as I was leaving Kenya had moved out of the house into his own apartment with his brother and they were having a ball. Guesses anyone? I'm not naming the 'hood because that would be a dead giveaway.

This Judge sounds very Kenyan to me, don't you think? I can so picture a Kenyan judge doing this!

In other sad news, someone told me that Carnivore doesn't have Soul anymore. By the time I was leaving Kenya, Soul at Carni had been overtaken by Rock at Ka-choi and Soul at K-2 but I remember when it used to be the place to be. Who can forget buzzer beating? You see entrance was free before 9pm or was it 11pm? Anyway what people would do was go have one cheap pint at the local and then zoom off to Carni just a few minutes before the deadline. Of course there were always obstacles like the "powerful" Kenyan watchmen who would want you to park your car 10 inches close to the white line instead of the 15 inches you had parked, to which my regular answer would be, "hakuna shida, hatukai!"
Which would of course mean that the next time I would be seen at 1.30 am when Soul was over with the next stop being Jean's pub for food that was only edible when you were under the influence.

I had this link months ago and I don't know if I shared it but I ran across it today and it still put a smile on my face. Anyway this is what happens when you try to take a picture with 2 animals that don't get along.

Some people have no shame I tell you. There is this chic from I used to know when I was in Uni via the International Club, we had somethings in common but were more of acquaintances. So once I was done with uni our keeping in touch ended there other than the sporadic message on one of the social networking sites I'm on.

So on Saturday morning at 3 am my phone rings and I don't recognize the number but since it was in the same area code I answered it. I didn't recognize the voice until my old pal identified herself, it seems she was in Atl with her girlfriend (not friend but lover who she turned lesbian but that is a story for another day) and the person who was supposed to put them up hadn't shown up at the club and the whole night wasn't answering their phone. So she asked if they could come over and sleep at my place.

No, at this point in time Acolyte was not entertaining fantasies of converting 2 lesbians with his magic pole of love in his room which would be light by a pink light bulb as cheesy music played in the background that would climax in an earth shattering guitar solo at the same time as the Acolyte (as you can tell I am practicing writing a bad love scene for The Drama Post series - yes Eclipse I am working on the next episodes). This was because first of all the above scenario only happens in the movies, second this mama is very butch and her and her girlfriend (who is a nice chic) do nothing for me, thirdly I have no couch or a spare bed and last but not least; how the hell do we not talk for 11 months and then you come out of the blue expecting to sleep at my place?!

Oh here is the other funny thing, it isn't like she even had my number, her girlfriend used to be good pals with my room mate so whenever she wanted to get in touch with him she would call me. So she told me as they were scrolling through her phone for numbers they came across mine and decided I would be a willing host. Anyway this chic is a user, I was told how she borrowed some money from a Kenyan mama saying it was an emergency and was lent the money, the Kenyan chic a few months later needed that money to pay her fees and was taken round in circles despite being told how urgent it was.

All those thoughts ran in the mind of The Acolyte as she told him her predicament. The Acolyte said that was very sad and said he wished he could help but at the moment he was out of town and proceeded to suggest some other ex international students she could call who coincidentally were not picking their phones when she had called them (I guess they got the memo). Anyway I'm sure she made out just fine.

Damn, it seems I've over blogged for today. Time to scatter and yes, Drama post in progress!
Happy Monday all!


Eclipse said...

DRAMA>>>>>!!!! hahah i know i sound like an old tired records..but still DRAMA POST (x 2000)

Went for the 112 thing.. nothin to talk hme about..only 2 members there guess thats wats left of 112.. show had a few pple... actually a waste of 500 and ur right aco..has beens....!

Seems my ratings of mtaas is abot off..any1 with more accurate ratings?

guess of ur old hood..nairobi west..thats where all the KAPUKA pple stay ama ni south C heheheh

#1 yipee....

those pple who penda using other...nunua nyaunyo :)

Anonymous said...

those pets are cute...but the winner is the cameraperson capturing the events as they unfolded...i would have just ejected the whole gaggle of peeps from the gallery kwani....heheh!!

112, had ideas of attending, gave it a miss and headed to Mamba, that one rocked major!

spill dadii kwani, who and where?

i see you put that mamasita in her place and then kwani if there was a possibility of some would you have let her crash, among other things? spill...

Rant's of an angry somali man said...

vipi acolyte?...was gwanin' bruv?....i'm seeing changes on ya site not bein here 4 a while(itabidi msamaha)lakini its nice...otherwise don't tell me soul is no longer there...kwanza u made me remember jeans pub i remember how we used wakka there like crazy n the other one west end pia....thanx 4 the memories aco...weo was the place 2 be!! by the way ka we ni wa weo basi bombay hapa damu!

Seasons & Reasons said...

Now how many kapuka male artistes are there..hmmm Nameless, Mr. Lenny and eh Jaguar? Nameless, no brother it must be Lenny!!

You really put the chick in her place!! Get the pun? Had to do in Dubai and totally bored

Kamau said...

I know quite a few people who wud entertain the lesbians. They'd love to starr in that movie. Yours was a nice decision though.

boyfulani said...

i dont even know those guys..who the ...are they?as for the artist..hhmmm, humble beginnings naona...cheerz

Acolyte said...

@ eclipse
It will take time but I promise you drama post will be out!
Damn I guess Kenyans are in the mix, they too know 112 have lost it!
Next time mambo ni jabs!
@ aegeus
You need to post Coasto pics for us to look at! I will spill the beans when I post soon.
My guy there is never a possibility esp with a mama as butch as that one, blech!
@ Rants
Good to see you, it hs been a while! Yeah soul was an institution on it's own!
@ seasons
Nah it isnt Mr Lenny, close but no cigar!
I had to deal with that mama, now be a good pal and get us some goodies from Dubai.
@ kamau
My guy, you have been watching too much porn.
@ boyfulani
I will give the solution next time I post.

Girl next door said...

I remember 112 from the 90s. I agree with you about respecting the artists who tour when they're still on top.

kipusa said...

u and two dykes..........dude think again

its been a while since ive been here and yes i was there when 112 and Nikki were doing their photo shoot. they are just normal people with normal lives, very down to earth and all that shiznit.

Rista said...

Wena Aco. You are quiet! Hope all's going well. Your having a happy holiday hinges on how fast you put up that drama post... Happy holidays though. All the best in the 2008.

Mwangi - the Displaced African said...

Quit the porn, brother quit the porn lol