Friday, April 27, 2007

My Small, Clumsy Kashmiri Poem

Vadun chum yivan
Kyah gav zindagi-yas
Ninder cham na yivan
Aosh chum vasaan
Kyah kar, chum n fikri taran.

Monday, April 16, 2007

The Devil Within

I never thought I would be the kind of person who would make friends through the internet, considering I spend significant time ridiculing online marriage matches and date-fixing. But since I have been told time and again that one should have an open mind and the proof of the pudding is in the eating and you should try everything once and blah blah blah… it’s been a pleasant change to find actually sane people at the other end of that URL.

Well, maybe sane is not completely accurate (and we sure value accuracy here, dontcha know), but you could call the bunch of us being “wired right.”

Social connections are a weird thing; I have come closer to many people I meet almost everyday because of the people I meet virtually (literally and figuratively) everyday. What a pleasant change from visions of raving lunatic rapists and murderers that invariably seem to be lurking in the ghostly patterns of the Web.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

I Tag Myself... Musically

Of all the bands and artists in your collection, of which one do you own the most albums? U2.

What was the last song you listened to? Nelly Furtado - Say it Right

What’s in your CD player right now? Rahul Sharma’s Time Traveller

What are your favorite instruments? Piano, drums

Who’s your favorite local artist/band?
Hmm… none. In Pune I guess Switch and Airwave

What was the last show you attended? Iron Maiden

What was the greatest show you’ve ever been to? None! It’ll happen one of these days. It’s got to be U2.

What’s the worst band you’ve ever seen in concert? Some local band

What band do you love musically but hate the members of? GnR I guess.

What is the most musically involved you have ever been? Failed vocal lessons when I was a kid (can’t carry a tune for anything!) After that I restricted myself strictly to *listening*.

What show are you looking forward to? U2, whenever it happens.

What is your favorite band shirt? U2.

What musician would you like to hang out with for a day? Bono

What musician would you like to be in love with you for a day? Bono

What was your last musical "phase" before you wised up? None that I can remember... oh wait! Yeah I actually bought a boy-band album when I was in my teens. No, I’m not telling you which!

Sabbath or solo Ozzy? None!

Did you know that filling out this meme makes you a music geek? Yes'm.

What was the greatest decade for music? The 60’s or 70's, hard to choose

What is your favorite movie soundtrack? The Saint.

Who is your favorite artist who is much better live than on a recording? No idea... none I think!

Do you have a hidden desire to be a popular musician? Umm. Yes.

Have you ever used drugs to enhance the music experience? Nope. I stay away from drugs to enhance it heh.

What was the last song you heard that gave you a chill? "Say it right", Nelly Furtado.

Where would you be without music? Can't imagine that... I'd be dead.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Ode to June

Pretty little white angel
Smocked frock, electric locks
Big wide brown-black eyes
Arms wide open like the endless skies

When you embrace me I am touched
In a vague mysterious way

Bonny and slight
You may seem
But you've a power over me
Beyond belief.

(p.s. I was going to write something like: June, your eyes are like the moon but then I realised that a) it's too trite and b) it doesn't really make sense.)