I have oft wondered as to what I would be minus my music, my books and my movies. Terribly boring I imagine. I have a father who is a voracious reader, an avid motion picture patron and a ravenous musical connoisseur. And the genes were faithful. I have been exposed to a healthy dose of the afore mentioned, although my Dad did try very very unsuccessfully to make me appreciate F1 also. I apologise in earnest, I guess we all have our limitations.
The order of these three has befuddled me as well. And I have finally decided. I can go a day without reading [unfortunately includes the newspaper sometimes], and more than a day without a good, complete movie. But I absolutely need my daily dose of music. Absolutely, completely, wholly.
Perhaps because now when I find myself constantly short on time and wishing there were 25 and a half hours in a day [I loooooowe my thirty minute showers!] I realize it is possible to multi-task only with music. Some tunes that are running through my head these days….[earworms Gagan tells me]….
Lots and lots and lots of Radiohead. I had been listening to ‘hail to the thief’ before I progressed to ‘ok, computer’. Am in love with ‘let down’ and ‘karma police’.
Porcupine tree, which for me falls under the same genre as Radiohead. ‘A smart kid’ is really good. I especially love the way it ends. Keep away if low on cheer and/or high on alcohol. Unless you sometimes discover streaks of masochism. I often enjoy depressing music when sad….err….I did NOT tell you that.
Beatles, Beatles, Beatles! ‘Lucy in the sky with diamonds’ is touching, creepy and reflective all at once. Dangerous. ‘Lay lady lay’ by Dylan is gorgeously romantic. Sigh…
Progressed to some Neil Diamond. Have so far enjoyed only two songs. The much overplayed ‘play me’ and the more enjoyed ‘solitary man’.
Nancy Sinatra’s ‘these boots are made for walking’ is perky and funny, like Cameron Diaz…hahahaha! I know Auyon will love that. The song I mean dum-dum. Also ‘summer wine’ by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood is very pleasantly Bollywood-ish. Listen to it and get back to me for more on that.

The Ghosh has spoken.
And play on….


Saturday Night Takeout said...

If you like Radiohead so much, I recommend Sigur Ros' "Takk" album. Probably not as dynamic, but shoegazing nonetheless. I like :)

MISSquoted** said...

will keep that in mind ;-)
although i have the bends waiting to be listened to...

pai said...

"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent."
i would'nt know hugo's tastes in music but if there's any musical work that totally manifests the aforementioned words it is the "essential simon and garfunkel"
the band's history is as interesting as their music. two childhood friends who met in high school when they both appeared in the school play of Alice in Wonderland (Simon as the White Rabbit, Garfunkel as The Cheshire Cat).The subsequent unstable love-hate relationship between the two individuals was to become the theme of their music, but the disharmony between them never resulted in a compromise on the harmony that their music was synonymous with.
what followed were songs that dealt with a whole gamut of emotions,mystic to morbidity,isolation to camaraderie,nostalgia to accomplishment, agony to ectasy,
the album has it all.this album is highly recommended for ppl who are given in to mood swings.

" Hello, darkness, my old friend
I've come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision
That was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence "

" He was a most peculiar man.
He lived all alone within a house,
Within a room, within himself,
A most peculiar man.
He had no friends, he seldom spoke
And no one in turn ever spoke to him,
'Cause he wasn't friendly and he didn't care
And he wasn't like them.
Oh, no! he was a most peculiar man
He died last Saturday.
He turned on the gas and he went to sleep
With the windows closed so he'd never wake up
To his silent world and his tiny room;
And Mrs. Riordan says he has a brother somewhere
Who should be notified soon.
And all the people said, "What a shame that he's dead,
But wasn't he a most peculiar man?"

" And this song I was writing is left undone
I don't know why I spend my time
Writing songs I can't believe
With words that tear and strain to rhyme

And so you see I have come to doubt
All that I once held as true
I stand alone without beliefs
The only truth I know is you "

i wonder when paul simon would receive his nomination for the nobel prize(literature)?


Ajit said...

i loooove a smart kid...esp the lyrics. The entire stupid dream album was a masterpiece. Trains is still my fav song though! sigh!

thick blochh red sun said...

Listen to the BENDS!!!!
just....complete...in every aspect..

thick blochh red sun said...

Oh and listen to this one.

How is your life today?....lightbulb sun album....porcupine tree...
Did i give you that one?

MISSquoted** said...

pai: we have had a music conversation before so no acknowledgements[as such!] here ;-)

ajit: currently listening 2 stadium arcadium[again!]

gagan: nope that i dont have.