Salam Ramadan and keep the faith

Azmyl Yunor

Oftentimes rock ‘n’ rollers are never even given the opportunity to challenge or even have a dialogue to explain ourselves since ‘attacks’ from any conservative wings of society are never meant to be an equal level playing field to begin with. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Najjua Zulkefli, April 16, 2021.

I FIND it quite amusing, and not offended at all, that a lot of friends and acquaintances think that I don’t fast during Ramadan nor enjoy it even if I do – that I’m a “naughty” person for being a rock ‘n’ roller.

Fact of the matter is that I do fast and I actually do enjoy it – I am a spiritual person privately and I don’t find that contrary to what I do with my art, which so happens to be within the broader realm of rock ‘n’ roll culture, a field of work that is often associated (and actually do have historical roots) in sex and drugs.

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