Friday, December 23, 2011

10 REASONS WHY I LOVE THE BEATLES !!!

The fact is that I otherwise also harbour in my heart a deep, strong love for the 60s - the music , hippies, drugs , free sex everything calls to me from its decadence.

The Beatles form a part of my favourite artists singing during the 60S . While their extreme popularity overshadowed a lot of other good bands who were promptly dismissed as being Beatle-like (like my all time favourites The Animals), The Beatles produced BEAUTIFUL MUSIC. Now , a truly difficult list would have been to make of my 10 favourite Beatles' songs . But smart that I am , I will rather discuss why I love this band so much - despite (and i have to agree here ) the fact that a lot of their songs have overlapping lyrics and even similar music. The Beatles are liked my people who listen to English Music for two reasons , because - a.) The ridiculous amount of media attention that has been given to the band which makes them a 'cool' and 'legit' band to listen to ; and b.) Because people discover that while they were singing about love and girls they were more than just the blues numbers famous in the previous decade .Or some just lose themselves in the trippy, soothing melody of the songs. Now many would disagree with this - but the band was very much and still is the largest commercial act in the music industry.
Any way - here comes another list 1.) BECAUSE ONLY THEY KNEW HOW TO WRITE LOVE SONGS WHICH MAKE YOU ALL GOOEY INSIDE : The first time i heard , 'I Wanna Hold Your Hand' I knew I was going to like this band. Maybe its because i was born in the age of Akon and Pitbull , I love the honesty and vulnerability of these extremely cute British men . And I believe them when they say 'OH DARLING IF YOU LEAVE ME, I'LL NEVER MAKE IT ALONE .'
2.) THERE SONGS ARE REALLY FUNNY - '1,2,3,4,5,6,7 all good children go to heaven.' They make me laugh. 3.) THE 'BEATLES'' STORIES ARE AMAZING TO READ : When you hear their songs , it is important to read up on them. You will read up on The Beatles - when you hear Lennon singing 'And when i touch i feel happy inside' you are busy thinking has he met Yoko yet ?
4.) THE SONGS ARE NICE AND TRIPPY 5.) THE BLATANTLY HIDDEN ANAGRAMS ALTER YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE SONG COMPLETELY. "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" - LSD and you are again connecting the dots .
6.) IN THE LATER ALBUMS, THERE IS GREAT VARIETY IN THE USE OF INTRUMENTS . 7.) PAUL McCARTNEY IS VERY CUTE !
8.) THERE IS ALMOST A FAIRYTALE ASPECT FUSED TOGETHER WITH THE SONGS : 'RESTING OUR HEADS , ON THE SEA BED IN AN OCTUPUS'S GARDEN IN A CAVE - WE WOULD SING AND DACE AROUND BECAUSE WE KNOW WE CAN'T BE FOUND ' - OCTUPUS'S GARDEN 9.) SOME OF THE SONGS LIKE Here Comes the Sun , Yesterday, Imagine can seriously make you feel peaceful.
10.) BECAUSE, THEY HAVE BECOME SO FAMILIAR THAT I LIVE VICARIOUSLY ON ALL BAD THINGS THAT DESTROY THROUGH THEM. The reasons are stupid - SO MUCH has already been written about them, that I AM WASTING MY TIME WRITING ABOUT THEM. Maybe because they were so very popular and got to produce so many songs they were able to come up with a couple of really brilliant ones, maybe they exploited the markket's demands to the core , maybe they were just boy band which the world is refused to give up on - I know the songs , and i know the guys , and I like them enough to read stuff that people write about them, and i will go to that marked folder which said Beatles on my computer when I'm feeling particularly low , or bored or loved or happy. 'I'm So happy Just to dance with you :)' You're asking me will my love grow, I don't know, I don't know. Stick around, and it may show, But I don't know, I don't know.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Dark Side of The Moon

There is a time , which calls and beckons - through pictures , lyrics of a song , scenes from a movie , words scribbled at the bottom of a page , memories, nightmares , silences ! It grips me when I'm lonely , have run out of things to say and things to not do, when there is utter vulnerability and complete lack of excuses. In those moments - it is almost as if I get car sick. I am tired now. This is ridiculous. Sometimes it passes , and sometimes is does not. This inconstancy has forever been the pain of my life.I realized when i was much younger than im today that nothing in this life is going to give you that definitive, constant feeling - that lasts . Its all an ebb and flow. I want to run to the moon and tell him to stop. Emotional Tsunamis are painful . They give rise to tumoultous feelings which hurt.. for some time , before he makes them go away again. Today I Love - and Today I LOVE YOU. I know i wont tomorrow. "Its no use turning on your light babe the light i never knew, Its no use turning on your light babe Im on the dark side of the road Don't think twice, its allright .."- Bob Dylan

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Travelogues

Million hearts, several days , many times i fell in love. Often with you and sometimes with people i saw on the road, with things i ate, with clothes, with books , with colors.
Love is all we want , and Love is all we need - when we had everything else, we could never find it , never keep it , never hold on to it.

Two hearts, no love. Now i dont fall in love. There are days which pass and nothing holds me the way you sometimes did, things often did.The Age of Innocence is past and the world weighs me down with its changes and expectations.

You dont matter - and i dont matter. Things dont register and heartaches no longer smother me . I am all grown up and loved-out. I dont want to love again and i dont think its ever happening again. You dont want to love me again and I know I cant love you again.
It should be easy to love - but its not. Everyones grown up and in love and thought out and figuring steps three tiers ahead of my time. I am alone and lonely and content in my solitary existence behind you guys .



One heart - battered and broken but still beating , with the life giving force just for myself. Happiness is far fetched a concept to the little thing now but satisfaction is not. I am content with all of you loving others and not me and moving on and growing up and not eating much and looking pretty and hearing the 'right' bands and making money . I am here, holding on, turning back , trying to make words rhyme and make things not seem so dismal.And i know I'll be allright . For i am going away from your dreams and your words and your letters . I will live in my head , and my heart etchign every day with all that God gives me making me just fine.

And if things get bad - I'll call you , ill get angry and try yet again. But i wont give up , i wont back down and i wont run as fast as you .

"Dont you love her as she's walking out the door ?
like she did , one thousand times before ? " - THE DOORS

Friday, September 2, 2011

Murmurs


" Why she had to go I don't know , she would'nt say... "


There was some violence - i know of that. She looked slightly smudged , like a powerful , calloused hand had taken it upon itself to press her face down into a hard , hard surface. There were no countours, there were no bruises , there was no blood - there was a gentle blurring of her spirit , evident in the way she set the flowers, of perfect equal lengths. Her letters were written with dimmer ink , as if to drown out loud sounds .

Harsh . Light ...BURNS . I digress. Hands and faces meet - with force at times. Spirits are overrated and sorrow given too much importance. The light tingles now - a warm glow over something left slightly worse for wear. So what ? Why should this violence be questioned. Her loud questions are another form of violence - they violate all the quiet and peace around her , they provide no relief - there is no serenity.

And so she had to go. Till people there would figure out her dimming "spirit " , her falling "resistance." Then it would be time to move again - to a place of new relatives, where sharp reliefs of comparison no longer disturb her.
So people pressumed - and I judged - there was a break , we made much of her misery. Till we got distracted by the rays of the sun that again burnt us and had to go to inside amidst darker , deeper hues of comfort and her withdrawl from the town was forgotten , by the slow , gradual degrees of ladylike movement but all the same with the intensity of the burning sun.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Chick Flicks gone WRONG

Something Borrowed



I have just spent the last 2 hours of very very early morning (am an insomniac , or rather , i cant sleep at night , i sleep a lot in the afternoon) watching this movie. Gennifer Goodwin with her very unconventional screen presence had charmed me in He's Just Not That Into You (I liked that movie !! could have been edited and dialogue could have been better , but still loved it . ) hence, my girl






friends and I very excitedly waited for this movie.



It has been a real disappointment.Sure - the flashbacks to lawschool days are cute and interesting , but the entire debunking of all things sanctified is not only shocking but disturbing.

Kate Hudsun like Katherine Hiegle needs to seriously do something other than these romance movies - she is'nt even that good as Hiegle. Here she just appears to be an extraneous , obnoxious cast member and Krasanski is completely wasted.



Also the lead guy - Dex in the movie (too uninteresting for me to even want to know his name) is such an asshole ! I am so sick of men who mean well , but break your heart anyway - what the fuck is that about ? You cant even call them assholes, because well, they dont necessarily act like one .


This is a sad sad waste. I dont believe i actually sat through it . Where have innovative chick flicks gone ? Like Legally Blonde , Miss Congeniality even Easy A - for a genre which boasts of a huge viewing population , it sure seems dead end.



My advice, save this movie for a really really bad day. Unreal , unsophisticated and a total waste of your time.