Friday, February 18, 2011

Music and Lyrics.....


Nah....this post is not a review of the movie "Music and Lyrics"(though i got to say,I really liked it) nor is it a show-off for my new iPod(but yes,I have bought a new iPod:-);)),its just that I have recently realised what an important place music holds in my life...

I am not a professional singer or a musician of any kind,can say an aspiring musician(Ref::what the heart wants),but I think I can safely say that I love music.......what kind depends on my mood!:-)

There are certain Rock Songs I like a lot,some romantic,some trance,ghazals,dance numbers and all.....so I cant really pin-point to a paricular artist or band and say "thats my favourite"....makes me wonder,is it the "music" or "lyrics" that make me like or dislike a song?

Its true that lyrics are what actually give meaning to the tune that's being played,and mostly people connect to the lyrics with what they themselves are feeling..like the lyrics of the Enrique song "and now that you are gone,I wanna be with you" would connect with a person who's away from a special person....."You say it all,when you say nothing at all" would be an awesome feel song for a person in love...and "Chak De India" is a classic morale-booster!!

But then there are songs with words like "telephone dhun main hasne waali" that I liked....beacuse of its beats..and there are lots of instrumental songs that I love....for example "Flute Fantasy" by DJ Nasha.

So I guess,it all comes down to what clicks for me when I am in a particular mind-frame,especially when I am not-so-happy and the power of music makes me feel better.....its also interesting sometimes to not know whats gonna play next and when a faourite song comes up and brings a smile to my face.....hence I endorse the shuffle mode of the playlist....you know,it has the 'element of surprise':-):-)

P.S::The current favourite with the apt music and lyrics for me is "Iktara" from "Wake Up Sir"......-"O re manva tu toh baavra hai...tu hi jaane tu kya chaahta hai'.....really summarises my current life scenario.....totally confused about what is it that I want to happen....mid-life crisis is it???:-):-)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Whats in a name?

I recently read a news article about a woman in New Jersey who had her name changed because she didn't think her original name was "cool" enough..!!!

Though frankly,this isnt the first instance of anyone going for a name change,this time round,it did get me thinking...what really IS in a name?

Nearly all of us have names chosen by our parents...they think a lot about it,go into details about its meaning and finalize one amongst many and then christen us with what we are called throughout our lives.

The amazing thing is that we get so much associated with our name that it becomes difficult to even think that some other name could have suited you more.Like for example,my name is Suchita and I cant imagine being addressed to by any other name(of course there are nicknames and all) and I simply love saying "Hi,I am Suchita"....am sure you also feel so about your name.

That is why it beats me how anyone can dislike their name,that too for not finding it "cool"!!??
If anyone knows,please let me know:-)

In the meantime,try a fun activity which I have been doing and maybe you will enjoy it too...

Try guessing names randomly of people you dont know(in your mind,of course;))....you could do it based on what the person looks like or his/her behaviour or any thing that suits you.

Interestingly,when(if at all) you get to know the actual name of that person,you will find that only to be the best suited name for him/her irrespective of what-all things you thought...but this will also tell you something about yourself...probably about the way you judge people....and maybe even whether it requires changing!:-)