June 14th, 2005

Join the Masses


Dirxasaurus_RexDirxasaurus_Rex (why almost all the ppl i know are Rex's of some kind i dont know. perhaps I reign supreme Queen;) ) has tagged me to write about my current favorite songs. Okay, perhaps favourite is not the right word. Songs that im listening to everyday for the past few days.
Now, considering that Im makein Sashdude send em at least one song a day, my list is pretty dynamic at the moment (Yippee! Sashdude will be here to meet me in about 3 days!) but I will try.

Though how many of them Dirx will be able to recognise I dont know, considering some of them are Hindi. U can try downloading and listening. So here goes, in no particular order:

1. Piyu Bole from Parineeta. Distinctly influenced by Ravindranath Tagore, and western music, this is actually an enchanting piece, esp if you see the movie (which I did yesterday)
2. Crazy Frog. Dont think it needs much intrduction, but ther it is. I find myself going "Brim brim" more than once a day!
3. Kajrare from 'Bunty aur Babli' is another song that has kept me humming for quite a few days. Could have done with better honed vocals (no sash, Im not saying anything about Alisha Chinoy here;) ), this quavalli/mujra sure does have a catchy tune. Try out Dhadak Dhadak and Chup chup ke also.
4. Turn me On -Kelly. No matter how obnoxious the lyrics for an office env., the tune has got me humming it, esp becaus eof the lyrics i think ;) an old song, but nevertheless I am enchanted by it once again. Ask M!
5. Here I would like to place the songs that play on my winamp al day and I usually play them in groups.
Grp a (lounge): Karunesh - Punjab (a must!! though if someone can tell me the correct words...), Nasha Flute Fantasy, Enigma
Grp b (ethnic): Allah Ke bande, Bullah Ki Jana -Rabbi Shergill
Grp c (Ghazals & quawallis): CHupke Chupke, Jane ki Zid, Aya tere dar par, (you get the idea)
Grp d (favorties): Nirvana, Oasis, U2, Pearl Jam...(u get the idea)
Grp E (just acquired)
Grp f: Hindi new, peppy

So you see, there is no exact song that I sing all the tie. My Winamp list is pretty dynamic, and thats what I find myself singing. Latest songs of course have an impact, but there are some constants...more like a genre than a particular song.

now, I will ask whoever reads this to add on...
  • Current Music
    Parineeta - Kaisi Paheli Zindgani
The world and I

Pleasant Memories

we move on in time. yet there are these things that we enjoyed with our peers because they were "in" then, and we continue to like them no matter how old we become. And we revel in them all through or mostly though our lives. We might even consider some juniors with what may be called distaste because they dont like them...
These are somethings that we will always consider superior and best.
and by looking at these from an external point only can we see how 'old' we have become. We ourselves cannot realise.
eg. In our B-school time we enjoyed songs like Sharara and Shakira....but the next batch of our B school obviously doesnt have the same memories for these songs. And if we sit back and consider how old these songs actually are, we realise how old we are. But these songs will always bring a smile to our faces, no matter how late in years.

And so pleasant memories stay (and so do bitter ones) and act as a time determining factor...and are also the things that make you realise what you treasure.

Perhaps this will explain the nostalgic smile on your parents face when talking of something like the rage of XXX ... and our impatience and not understanding of why they had that half smile and lost expression.
  • Current Music
    Tykwer, Kilmek, Heil - Running Three - Run Lola Run