Sunday, August 27, 2006

Music...

Music has been a part of my life for long now. From the early days in class 11th when I used to hear radio every morning 8.00 AM and record songs to a old battered cassette over and over again. To the college days when the computer came into my life and its around 15 GB was filled with songs . To present day where there is a stack of CD’s piled up with songs under variety of Old Songs.. bit old.. bit new.. new .. latest.. under headings like Hindi – film, Albums, Punjabi, English Rock, Soft rock, English Soft, Ghazals etc etc…
It used to be a selected Movie Songs 8 years ago.. then as friends came into lives.. with their own interests and choices – it kept on redefining my tastes and adding to the kind of music I heard.
Today with several genres under my interest list..its a matter of mood. I have the flexibility to change the music in accordance with the mood and be familiar to the song I am hearing and basically like it.
Some persons which were important musically in my life:

Rompy: At Mysore I was known as the source for all songs that any one wanted. But the source had to be fed too. Well, Rompy is usually the first person I look to for any demands made to me by others or even by my self. The reason is pretty simple. I guess he is the person in this world with who my music taste matches the most – from Ghazals to Rock - everything. So any day, if he pings or tells “abbey!! Vo gaana sunaaaaa!!!!”, I without hesitation ask him to send the song. And I can’t find many instances where I did not like the song.

One song which, on hearing, reminds of rompy– Dil de diya hai from Masti – I really don’t know why!!!! May be we heard it a lot of times in his car.

Amit: the Mohd rafi fan. I guess he would be the second person with whom my music interest matches. I got a first real taste of mohd rafi after coming in touch with him. But the genre of music common to us is limited to slow hindi/English or ghazals. He is more into Udit narayan/kumar sanu fan club.. Never heard him hear rock music.

One song which, on hearing, reminds of Amit: Jagjit Singh – har taraf har jagah beshumar aadmi..I guess because he introduced me to this ultimatteee ghazal....

Punnu: Quite similar to Amit… he has been a fan of nadeem Shravan types music. Don’t know much about now.. but in college it used to be the case.. he is also not much into rock or English.. I have memories of hearing Movie Songs on his compu most of the times. Punjabi songs is an addition which were not there in amit’s list of genres.

One song which, on hearing, reminds of Punnu: Tum Dil ki Dhadkan mein – Dhadkan..
Again don’t know why.. but he was very fond of this song..

Vishesh: I would be ever grateful to him for sending me 3 Nusrat Fateh ali Khan Ghazals/Kawaali – some of the best I have ever heard. Also the interest in Punjabi music – which was rare in Mysore was regenerated by Vishesh. He also has a wide variety of genres in his list some of which are quite different from mine – Rap for example. I tried enjoying that.. but cudn’t. Meaningful lyrics are important to me which rap doesn’t provide. Infact, it is amazing Vishesh can hear rap(not much of a lyricists delight) and also Nusrat with its excellent lyrics.

One song which, on hearing, reminds of Vishesh: Whenever I hear Nusrat Sa’ab’s Ho jave je pyaar.. te sona bhul jaanda or infact Bindrakhiya’s Tera Yaaar bolda…

Tanny and Train: They introduced Rock music to me. I always thought of rock as unnecessary high volume non sense… which actually made no sense.. but train and tanny asked me to try and concentrate on the music instruments.. the guitar, the drums… - then it will sound wonderful.. and indeed does if you carefully listen to the excellent guitar play..

One song which, on hearing, reminds of Tanny/Train : Niravana – Come as You are.

Lolly: Last but not the least.. lolly – the biggest source feeding the Hard disk with new songs in the early years of my Computer Life and thus forming a basis of my music interests today… He was least into Hindi Movie songs. But you could find a whole lot of Punjabi and English songs on his machine. In fact most of the Collection presently on my Hard Disk is by his virtue. (Of course except the Hindi ones). The last gift from him was the super hit number from Jal – Aadat si ho gayi hai.. Which among the other songs of Jal was part of life for around 4 months.. non stop.

One song which, on hearing, reminds of Lolly: Nachange saari raaat - stereonation– I guess it was one of the first song heard on his compu.. and heard it many times.

1 comment:

rOmpy said...

Lolly: Nachange saari raat - stereonation....

Very True....