How did you, Rax and Ricky become friends?
How Sid and Ricky became friends
In the last three weeks of his first year at college, Ricky was making his way around the college to the Media Technology building. Inside were editing booths, a television studio and equipment stores. On his way down for his class, he noticed an odd figure prancing across the car park. THe figure was that of a man, 6 feet and 2 inches in height. He had long black hair, with braids in and a red bandana. A long black coat billowed behind him and he was running like a drunken pirate. On closer inspection, Ricky discovered the man had a beard and eyeliner, high cheekbones and a chiselled jawline that was remarkably reminiscent of Captain Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean films.
Ricky looked on in amazement. What was this guy doing?
By the time he arrived at the building, he was assigned the end booth, probably the best booth in the building for editing as it was the furthest away from the one which was occupied by a strange African boy whose body odour made the entire building a zone that everyone else in the college avoided.
He walked into the booth and lo and behold was the drunken pirate seated at the computer editing some form of video at a blistering speed.
“One moment mate, just take a seat. Let me export this out and I’ll leave you to it,” said the pirate.
Ricky sat down and watched the man edit the video. From the frames that he saw, it was amazing. Like nothing he’d ever seen before. How was this possible? Especially at this average college in the middle of this boring-as-fuck town in England!
The man introduced himself as Sid. Captain Sid.
Every time they’d bump into each other in the following weeks Ricky and the Captain would strike up conversation and eventually became friends. Finding that their future career plans were parallel, they set on to build the future.
How Sid and Rax became friends
After a long summer, one of agonising pain from a break up and the release of his music video “Name On The Poster,” he took a trip to India to find himself. To ease the pain and simply get away from the world.
On his return, he was rejuvenated. He was motivated and inspired to restart his music career and turn it into something that no-one else was doing, but how?
His best friend Sheena had a little brother, Ricky, who was also a musician. He had a friend who created all the visual aesthetics for him including a video that Rax himself had took part in. He also did the Name on the Poster video but only through a proxy. Maybe he could help?
Finally he gave Sid a call. They met up and talked about life, music, girls, star signs, people they were mutually connected to and discovered that they were very similar. Their ideals, their philosophies and even birthdays matched up.
They met more and more over the winter of 2010. Sid had just started documenting every day of his life in a daily video. Sid designed a plan for Rax, one for a series of music videos, releases and a campaign to bring Rax back.
It began with the release of About A Girl and then the release of the the most popular song Rax had ever made, Jaaneman. Since then, Raxstar and Sid became life long friends, helping one another in both their professional and personal lives.
I made a music video. You should watch it. Feel the high octane thrill ride of visual energy. Then reblog it so you can show the world what great taste you have and how incredible and important your blog is for featuring this extravaganza.
RKZ - Are You Down