Monthly Archives: March 2011

Experiments & Ottobiographies

Allo allo everybody,
It’s that time of the day/week/month/year/time frame of choice that you’d prefer having. So for those of ya’ll tunin’ into this whole blog thing of mine, well today is your lucky day…this probably might be the shortest blog entry I’ve ever written :D, yes I’m excited ’bout that fact as well. I do have a longer one, though that still is a work in progress in my head space…but worry not the moment I have that ‘bursting at the seams’ urge goin’ on in my head space to the point where my fingers literally get all jittery and twitchy, you will get that monster post :D…whether you like it or not.

None the less, this one is more of a post for the moment, I guess it sparked a few thoughts…but a lil’ birdy, yes literally or I guess virtually a lil’ birdy (it’s a little hard to work on the literal difference between the 2 at this point, trust me the source will have you about as flummoxed as I am, with regards to how the contextualize this birdy, but going back to the topic at hand)…so literally I found out through a lil’ birdy that the maestro A.R. Rahman will have an autobiography out soon. In addition to that, I believe Mr. Mani Ratnam (one of India’s finest film-makers) will be doing the honours at the book launch party. See me being the idiot I am I decided to send a response tweet to the guy who posted this up on twitter (yes that’s the lil’ birdy I was talkin’ bout) and tol’ him ‘Hey u know wat else wud b awesome? If the man released a composition tracing the highlights of his life.’ I proceeded to read the article, yes the guy is a reporter for a Bollywood website…to hell with being politically correct or not, but I’ve been saying Bollywood since I was a kid so screw you if you think I’m not bein’ propah and wat not. But goin’ back to wat I was saying, I went and read a more elaborate version of the tweet and almost hit my head, ‘cuz apparently there’s CD with 8 tracks composed by him…now I sincerely hope it’s not just from his movies, ‘cuz c’mon that would sorta kinda b a rip off and it would be really difficult to pick only 8 tracks from the 198342193875098772345 tracks you’ve composed. So those of you buying his ottobiography I hope you guys get some fresh & original muzaak in there.

But yeah, can you imagine if his ottobiography was only a set of CD’s with a composition that he thought was befitting for the story of his life..I mean can you imagine fresh and creative new ways of weaving in tunes from Roja, Bombay, Dil Se, Taal, Lagaan, Guru (just to name a few), oh right and Slumdog Millionaire in along with your compositions? AAAhhhh…thinking of ways to play around with all of that is sending me to music heaven…I would say nirvana or moksha, but technically that would mean nothing-ness and believe me when I say music, especially Rahman’s compositions do not take you to a place of nothing-ness, they take you to newer planes, realms and dimensions. This man is a pioneer if anything and he has definitely raised the bar as far as music compositions and the quality of music is concerned. Not only that, he has also inspired a whole slew of people heck generations of people from all walks of life to be part of that divine revolution called Music.

But yeah, if I was a music composer, that’s how I’d release my autobiography…as an epic composition. Maybe it sounds narcissistic or self-centred, but, some people are best at expressing themselves the way they’ve always expressed themselves…not everybody is a talker, not everybody comes with an arsenal of rapier wit and enchanting words. Expression is what makes us unique, and appreciation or criticism (I guess you gotta take both the good & the bad together for this one, one doesn’t and cannot exist without the other) for this form of expression is what makes us, as human beings, come together. Well kids that’s ’bout it for now, I just wanted to share this piece of news with all you Rahmaniites and I wanted to share my idea for a musical ottobiography with all you music afficandos out there. What do you guys think? Wouldn’t that be a wicked cool idea? Or did someone already beat me to the punch with that idea? I wouldn’t be surprised if they did…so here’s my question to you, how would you compose/create (think outside or inside any box you want to, this ain’t just limited to music) your autobiography? Take care peeps and I hope all is well with each and every one of you, until next time keep yer chin up & head up high ‘cuz b8r days are always rite ’round the corner :). Cheers!

Song of the Day:

Song: Music
Artist: Madonna
Album: Music
Release Date: August 21, Circa 2000

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Of Realities Alternate and Otherwise…The Truth really is out there somewhere

As X-Filesy as this sounds, it definitely is not a take on our friendly extra terrestrials or anything of the sort. Besides, if I did start then I’d go into this whole spiralling tangent about CK a.k.a Superman and you know it would take quite a lotta virtual space before I finally ended the post :P. Now, before I digress into superheroes and all, what with this year being the Year of Superheroes (as far as movies are concerned) and all, there definitely will be a post ’bout it later on this year for sure. However, for now, this one is more a trip down the path of warped-ness…a path I am particularly fond of :). Yes…I can already hear those huge sighs of exasperation…well buck up and inhale all that you have to and have fun…is all I have to say :P.

What would happen if there were parallel universes? No…scratch that, what would happen if all our forms of existence on every alternate dimension/parallel universe thought the exact same thing at the exact same moment? What would happen then? Would it be one universal synchronous feeling of harmony? Or would it be one of those moments in life where things click into place and because it clicks into place a sense if not the epitome of perfection has been attained, and knowing that perfection and attainment aren’t exactly permanent concepts, something has to end…would that perfection be the fateful gong that marks the hour if not the end, that seals all our fates?

You know how we keep looking for signs from the ‘Universe’? What if the signs we are looking for are simply imprints left by all our other avatars…okay to make it simpler, what if those signs are basically just the entirety of our selves (including all the fragments from all realms of existence) connecting with us and guiding us towards what we are truly here to do…I mean think about it, what if that entire concept of gut feelings et al. is just the entirety of your being/self (heck you can call it soul if you want to) reaching out to you, nudging your memory towards the direction of lessons learned, not necessarily events precipitating the lessons.

This also leads me back to that fascinating yet ominous realm of dreams. For centuries dreams have been the centre of much mystery, interest and fascination. I have a take on the concept, sure maybe it’s inspired by my idea for a graphic novel and it may seem influenced by them lovely comeex as well, but I think our dreams are the bridges that link our different realms of existence together. I mean just think about it, the dreams you’ve had of yourself, what if that was you in a different realm of reality? Or a different heck even past life? Or an alternate universe per-se? Is it not possible? I mean the human mind after-all IS considered to be quite a complex structure…it isn’t exactly something that science has mapped out nor figured out completely. Nobody knows how much of our brainular energy it is that we use, nor where or what stimulates the thoughts we have, nor just how much our brain is capable of doing or whether there’s a particular frequency at which our brain functions best at and if so what that frequency is and how it differs from other living organisms. I’m not calling it a time-machine for one, but what if it was something that was the all access pass through space and time? How awesome would that be? Maybe that’s why we don’t remember our dreams…perhaps it’s the law of the Universe to not be able to possess memories of yourself from the different realms you just astrally projected into.

Heck maybe that’s what the whole feeling of déjà vu is all about you know? That sense of familiarity of having been somewhere or doing a task that some part of your mind feels like it has already done or been through. Sure it’s creepy but doesn’t it just make you wonder? Maybe we live in a world where everything is fast-paced and all but you can’t tell me that it has stopped you from thinking about random and bizarre occurrences. I mean maybe this is the foundation of that whole concept of soul-mates or that concept of having that feeling of knowing someone your whole life.

On that note, that should be enough soul food for the time being…it definitely has me thinking…perhaps this is one of those secrets of the Universe that we may never discover. I think I’d prefer it to be that way too, ‘cuz there just are some mysteries that should remain as they are not and not be uncovered. Definitely makes life a lot more interesting, fascinating and gives it the whole multi-faceted dimension and best of all…gives one’s imagination plenty of splendiforous things to go crazy about!! And you all know how much of a sucker I am as far as freeing the imagination is concerned. Heck it’s in you to free and unleash!!! Well on that note, I hope everything is well with everyone and if anything…Carpe both the Diem and Noctum depending which one intrigues you more. Don’t stop dreaming or believing, it really is what makes us who we are.