Raakin Iqbal Speaks

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Month: September, 2007

Hum Sai Hai Yeh Zamana/CALL review

One of my favorite Pakistani Bands, CALL finally officially released there Pakistani Cricket team Music video. (Well to be honest I knew about it…but couldn’t tell anyone about it) But now with the video FINAALY OUT I feel I can get it out of my system 😉

The video is done very creatively with I guess you can say Allot of color contrasting, it gives that “Happy Happy Clap Clap” brightening day and with Juniad and Xulfi’s Vocals it just can’t get any better then this…Well played… if you have no idea what I am talking about, well here is the video:

Honestly…I see CALL the only Pakistani Band which can fit right in the American Mainstream music market…Not Noori, Strings, etc… (Sorry guys nothing against you)….But I see this happening…Its just Junaid and Xulfi both have that touch to it. With Junaid’s Hard vocals and Xulfi’s Soft vocal touch/mastering can make them break so many limits…

Here is there awesome video from a while back:





I was on facebook about a few months ago and I ran into a student director based in Pakistan, Raza Shah. He was directing a student films called “Questions”. According to Suhaib Ahmad, one of the members behind the simple black and white documentary it Intended to highlight the dilemmas of our generation, this short-video is an assemblage of various people who voice their opinions on issues that matter to the youth. With different view-points, several voices pose a range of predicaments using mere placards with questions smeared on them with the intention to make a difference; a difference using expressions, rhetorics and the significance of the enigma delivered with determination. Shot at various locations in Islamabad (Pakistan), our main aim was to juxtapose the purpose of the questions delivered with the lifestyle presented by the youth to show an atmosphere similar to the actual conditions that exist in context to the situation. The youth that presents the question was charged with great determination and ambition to present to their fellow comrades, those dilemmas which are unanswered and ignored, but need a desperate response.

SO we approached him and said that we want to help distribute your video to major Pakistani channels. But when my business mentor viewed the video, she said that this video is fit perfectly with the American audience and how we should team up with an American distribution company and have it sent to all the major channels. So now I have no made it my personal objective and looking out for a reliable distribution company….

Fujitsu DJ-Turntable Notebook

Another concept from Fujitsu, this time a “DJ-Turntable” notebook. THe notebook has a touch-sensitive backlit keyboard. There are not much details available right now. But T3 is good enough to provide us a Video hands-on. Check it out after the break. Basically its a Laptop with a Deejay Turntable built right onthe top of it. If anyone has this and does not have a deejay business. hands-on look at Fujitsu’s futuristic “DJ-Turntable” notebook, which sports a touch-sensitive backlit keyboard and a sleek industrial designThen I guess start thinking upof one because this is one of the best inventions in portable music.

Many Thoughts….

Many Thoughts

Well it seems to be quite irritating when someone fails to realize that you are trying to ignore them, or put them to the side for a while. Now I am not sure how you can deliver the message that your really not in the mood of talking, committing, or to even continue general conversation its just, please leave me alone type of ordeal. How can I tell them, and still maintaining the kind personality reputation I still hold up amongst my fellow colleagues & friends? This stuff is very quite new to me, because I was born and taught to basically “give-in” and be their best friend. But as I started to grow up, I started realizing that the world has people who will take advantage of you because you quite look young for a business transaction or face to face potential client meeting.
But when you realize, after doing the all the work for that “potential” client and later he/she becomes a regular active client and all the {C-word} you get from them just made you realize that trip you made, the gas you wasted, and key: the time and effort which you will never get back is gone just makes you re-think of business practices or I have seen some kids around my age which just drop the products and quite and become some drug dealers around Washington D.C or here in Woodbridge.
Back to my main sentence point, when you drop that client you cant just say “O…I didn’t like how to deal business, so we are doing to drop you”. But instead you need a slick and sly statement which cut them off your client base but then yet make you and your entity seem professional. But the most irritating thing is when they try to reconnect with you like 3 years later and when you do a background company search to see how much progress they have…it’s still the same amount they had is when you left them.

The Internet….is LinkedIN

The other day one of my friends referred me to a website called “LinkedIN” which is targeted towards a professional working crowd whereas MySpace, Hi5, and Facebook (and many more to to say) is geared towards the typical college, high school and maybe a few working professionals hidden within the many networks the site offers. Believe it or not, Huqa Entertainment has its own Network on Facebook which in my personal motivation does mean allot to me.

But anyways, off topic, LinkedIN is the type of network which I can connect to working class professionals such as Broak Obama (I ran into his profile), and Imran Siduqqui (Voice of America Senior Producer) and many more. So in a sense I feel I am not just surrounded by friends like it is with Facebook, but with people whom I can connect to in a professional manner and even maybe do some business in the Future….

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