New soul

June 8, 2010 § 2 Comments

Thanks to Pandora, I’ve been listening to a lot of new (to me) music lately and am I loving it or what?!  I am a radio person.  It is only after I started to listen to stuff on Pandora did I realize how much I was missing the car radio!  To me, I see thrill every 5 minutes on the radio when a new song is about to play, to know whether I love/hate that song, to see if I can sing that song etc. (Always helps to have a friend with you to sing along :))

Talking about music, I realize how much I miss singing on stage.  Live shows every once in a while were my drugs.  The practices, cramming for lyrics, the timed sore throat, the harmonies, the mental image of jumping on stage while singing, the smiles in the audience, the one guy in the corner who keeps looking at you, the one crazy drunk girl who is singing even after you stop, matching your scale to the guitarist (or vice-versa :)), the rush in your blood in your first song, just being in “the zone” in the middle of a song and knowing it after, smiling at your singers when you get your harmonies perfect, searching near the drumkit for lyric sheets in the middle of the song, calling out to someone in the audience while you sing…. alright, alright I’ll stop!

Radio is to Live singing what CDs is to Recordings. Radio and Live shows are about off-the-cuff fun, thrill, excitement and that crazy feeling in the spine.  CDs and Recordings are about perfection, order and symmetry. Both involve a high level of skill and composure. And since I am missing the live shows and recordings right now, I am settling with the radio and CDs 🙂

But I will be back, somehow, somewhere 🙂

I’ll leave you with a song that I liked recently – and I can relate to the lyrics a bit!

New Soul – Yael Naim

I’m a new soul
I came to this strange world
Hoping I could learn a bit bout how to give and take.
But since I came here,
Felt the joy and the fear
Finding myself making every possible mistake

I’m a young soul
In this very strange world
Hoping I could learn a bit bout what is true and fake
But why all this hate?
Try to communicate
Finding trust and love is not always easy to make

This is a happy end
‘Cause you don’t understand
Everything you have done
Why’s everything so wrong?
This is a happy end
Come and give me your hand
I’ll take you far away

– Q

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What’s so unique about this love song?

December 17, 2009 § 1 Comment

Do you wanna know a secret?  I don’t wanna spoil the party,

I forgot to remember to forget, to take good care of (you,) my baby.

The two of us, we can work it out,

In spite of all the danger, we can twist and shout.

When this penny lane, becomes a long and winding road,

Why don’t we do it in the road =)

The things we said today, its all too much,

I should’ve known better, as such.

Tell me why, Ask me why,

It won’t be long, you’ll be mine.

With lonesome tears in my eyes,

When we come together, I feel fine.

As I write after a hard day’s night,

Wish you were here, to hold me tight.

It’s weird to be within you, without you,

I can only let it be, that’s all I’ve got to do.

Across the universe, all we need is love,

All my loving, belongs to you.

P.S. I love you

Overkill?

October 9, 2008 § 5 Comments

Any effort that seems to go farther than would be necessary to achieve its goal.  Basically, beating a dead dog.  Overkill.

As I see it, overkill could be the cause for anything from the death of the US economy to the death of a friendship or any relationship for that matter.

But when you do your best to fix something, you suddenly realize that it actually required to go kaput to regain its lost strength.  Losing charm to regain strength is completely acceptable.  That is exactly how I see the US economic breakdown.  No more views.

Although, an irony overkill is this : Seeing an eighty-nine year old, terminally ill lady, meeting with a fatal road accident while she crossed the road.  Are you wondering who let her cross that road? Then you are plain silly 😛

The marketing overkill?  I obviously HAD to find one.

The marketing overkill

I think this is my most sleepy post ever.  Good night.

Q

P.S:  I wrote this only because I was listening to this song. Please don’t ask me why I made a connect to the US crisis.  I’m just sleepy, pah!  But think about it, it makes sense.

Cassette tapes – Do people even use them?

July 28, 2008 § Leave a comment

Yes.  In prison.

No, seriously.  Even today.

I used to have a pretty neat collection of tapes, about a decade ago.  Some stolen (borrowed and never returned), some gifts, some of which I actually saved up money for.  And a few months back, I was in S’s house and we suddenly went down memory lane and dug up her cupboard to find some really old tapes.  I associate tapes to a certain phase of my formative years.  I really enjoy punching in that tape into the deck, pushing the rewind button and stopping right before your favourite song starts.  The timing really mattered when doing so.

Ah, what bliss 🙂  And yes, I was mighty bugged to know that she was the one who stole my Roxette tape!

Brand new day

July 13, 2008 § 2 Comments

WordPress just seems a lot more functional and cooler than most other blog sites.  So I moved my blog here.

Just to give you a quick update, you are entering my world and my take on stuff that intrigue me.  Branding+Management, Social Capital+Grassroots, Music, Humour, Entrepreneurship and some random thoughts as well.  Also, I am going to be more frequent here once I am done with my GMAT on July 21st.  So this is not procrastination 😛

To get things started, here’s one for the road. A random quote 🙂

“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”

– Q

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