UPDATE: My show on South Side is live!!!
After nearly 4 days in London, having battled jetlag and getting a local mobile, I had my first official music jaunt today. Ashanti Omkar, of Desi Hits! South Side, had me as a guest on her show today (will air on Monday so stay tuned for the update post).
Quite honestly, I was a bit nervous for three reasons. I knew Ashanti to be a serious music journalist – she is not afraid to ask the tough questions. Then there was Ghetto Guru, master provoker – I could not be held liable for my defense. And thirdly, today was my first trip on the tube by myself! (you’re supposed to say “awwwww” now. okay, fine. i’ve been on the subway in NYC.)
With guitar on back, I headed to Eastcote Station. Despite it being July, it’s gray, rainy and chilly here. You can see from the picture below, sunshine is not to be found.
Of course, the Piccadilly line had a small fire alert and therefore, trains were delayed. I texted Ashanti to let her know I was running late and that oddly, the tube kept randomly stopping in the middle of the journey – not at the stops. Graciously, she waited for me at Acton Town, the nearest station to the Desi Hits! studio.
When I finally reached and met up with Ashanti, I wondered how anyone could be intimidated by this lovely, sweet woman?!? That’s us in front of the studio. We hid the only woman on the wall because the artist and the guys at Desi Hits! thought it would be funny to make her “well endowed.” To see how well, you will need to go to Acton Town.
All I can say about the day is that I had such a blast! I can’t wait for you to hear the show. We laughed for an hour straight. Listened to great music. And as far as Ghetto Guru is concerned… Let’s just say I handled my business.
It’s pretty late here. After dinner with Ashanti and live concert photographer Akin, I headed back on the Tube to Pinner where I’m staying with my aunt and uncle. By the way, they are super sweet! Getting to know this side of my Punjabi family is turning out to be illuminating and enlightening. London, even with shite weather, captured my heart all over again.