What Are You Doing Here?
Oh I read the book and some of it resonated with me. Mainly because I have been asked the question.
I listened to the Radio a lot growing up for my musical fix and while poking around I discovered metal and was hooked. And when I first went to University I discovered Star and the Wendy House nights in Leeds.
These were my first introductions to the world of metal where I noticed something weird.
I was the only Asian kid there. Maybe there were others, but I certainly didn’t meet any after much much later.
It’s where I met some of my first friends and made tentative steps of independence. All the Indian kids were out listening to Dubstep, Jungle and Hip-Hop and Asian Dancehall genres.
I never saw race until later but in retrospect I had just walked into the least racially diverse place ever.
And someone commented on that on my first night out. “What Are You Doing Here?”. [Read more…]