Saturday, July 30, 2005

little streams of alcohol

the last time i tried singing was in a cottage in top slip on the TN kerala border. the wildlife which is supposedly quite abundant in that area bolted to god's own country after my rendition of the spoken word version of 'mujhse naaraz ho' from papa kehte hain (remember jugal hansraj singing the more popular "ghar se nikalte hi" thinking abt mayuri kango). so when i start posting about a small subset of my most played songs over the past few days, you need to understand that its entirely subjective. here goes :

cornershop - brimful of asha : sepia mutiny has always been a regular haunt of mine and a post about mathangi arulpragasam aka M.I.A had a link to this song by cornershop. the last time i heard this song was probably when i was in my first year of college when it used to play on MTV. cool,trippy song with the kind of lyrics that one neednt really concentrate also had a link to this article by someone on kuro5hin with an explanation for the lyrics. one cool song.

stealers wheel - stuck in the middle with you : heard this one on 'malcolm in the middle' just got stuck in my head till i googled for the lyrics and found the song. it was on the reservoir dogs soundtrack too and there is a version by bob dylan. i also read somewhere that the stealers wheel singer deliberately used a dylanesque voice.

big rock candy mountain from the " o'brother where art thou ? " soundtrack is a sweet sweet folk song. lyrics that make you chuckle as the song continues its slow course. they are here .the version i'm referring to is the one on the right and the title to this post is part of it as are these awesome lines:

    I'm bound to stay
    Where you sleep all day,
    Where they hung the jerk
    That invented work
    In the Big Rock Candy Mountain

music has this amazing ability to create a mood. some songs do this through memories we have of listening to them and some merely by the sounds and lyrics . the 3 i've listed distinctly scream summer .i'm sure each person has their own list.wud love to hear from anyone who cares to share.

rahman had 2 releases - the rising(hindi) and ah aah(tamil) - over the past few weeks. i havent gotten around to listening to them since i've been doing other insanely interesting things like moving apartments and pushing a loaded moving truck. theres too much invective in that story.i'll let it simmer down a bit before i write a PG version of that rant.


√úbermaniam said...

will you also write me a rant of your version of our story? tnks, dopppsy. btw, i love cornershop. heard them during my potter days some years back. i'll stop now before i launch into a whole new post about my own song favourites. speaking of which, love suzanne vega too and...never mind. it's your turn to rant.

√úbermaniam said...

blasted from the past: more on songs, the 11 worst of 2004,

Ravages said...

OFF TOPIC: Dude, did you by any chance post a comment on my post about the Chidambaram trip? If so, can you post it again, for I deleted all comments accidentally. Thanks

Ravages said...

Some songs that constantly play in my head, and refuse to leave when I ask them to

Raindrops keep falling on my head
I'm an asshole - Dennis Leary (one of those unsung heroes - is Dennis Leary)
Nalam Vaazha from Marupadiyum
Bohemian Rhapsody
Winners Take it all

catcharun said...

doppps: not now..i barely have the time to do my once a week gig..i'll catch u once i get out of hell

ravages : if u referring to the most recent chidambaram post, nope i didnt comment. i actually have to thank u for reminding me of nalam a way this post was triggered by ur post abt bill bryson & nalam vaazha
and i have all the comments i posted using typekey cos i got a reply from that when u replied to my comment..lemme know if u want them back

abberanti said...

You probably know this already. But then, you don't.

- Deviance

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