Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Lumineers - 3 songs

A few songs from 'The Lumineers' - minstrels of love, promoters of kisses, happy foot stompers but above all .. simple folks who love their music. Enjoy.

The first one is "Stubborn Love". The refrain is "keep your head up, keep you love" .. 

The second one - "Classy Girls Don't Kiss in Bars"

And the last one .. an unreleased untitled gem .. a duet played right there in the middle of the street surrounded by grateful smiling (and lucky) faces .. beautiful.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Wilsen - "Anahita"

I was taken by the opening lines ..

This is it, love
Where the shadow meets the light 
I can’t speak now 
I can’t find an honest sound

and what followed did not disappoint .. not at all. Beautiful beautiful song and it's going to stay with me for a while. :)

Monday, June 3, 2013

Tonight I won't sleep / Other things

Can you really sleep when you know it could rain any moment now ? The first rains of the season - no less. I don't even need to think about it. I have stayed up all night for much less. But yes I have also had nights when it would take hours to make this decision and then the night would pass anyway. But this night is different. This night is a night of decisions. So I say no more worrying about being sleepy eyed at work. No more feeling guilty about walking in late. May countless cups of coffee be my savior. And guess what if it doesn't work I'll be a zombie tomorrow. So what I'm saying is fuck tomorrow. Chances are that it's going to be fucked anyways. So why worry.


I think I should be on twitter. And I am okay with following strangers now. It's time.


Liberal Arts

A friend had recommended this movie to me sometime back. And I am so happy I finally watched it. Of late I have realized I am not so good at describing things I love - I usually ramble about, use a lot of vague similes and superlatives, sometimes even expletives (and I secretly think very highly of the ramblings). So this is what I'll do - I'll list down all the things I loved about this movie (in no particular order) and I harbor no illusions of being good at it.

  • It has the phrase - "Everything's Okay".
  • It's full of spontaneous interesting conversations - so many of them. Sometimes I think beautiful conversations are all I love about this world. *Confession: I sometimes think everything I do is just to be prepared for beautiful conversations. *Tip: You don't prepare for things like that, they just happen. But it feels so good to know that these things happen. **Another Tip: You still need to go out though. :)
  • It has a great score - think about the amazing things that happen to you when you are walking the streets with your head full of music. And no I am not talking about causing(or being) road accidents. (Sorry that's my morbid side)
  • Books are all over it - strewn across randomly (or carefully) through the scenes. This film is almost exclusively shot in libraries, bookshops, dorm rooms with books, coffee shops with books, a head full of books etc
  • At some level it is a coming of age, finding happiness, finding yourself kinda story. And I am a sucker for that. Big time - I still need to do that for myself. But that's a subject for another long boring post.
  • There is not a single cliche in the movie. Or if there were I loved them all.
  • Josh Radnor has charm - tonnes of it. He is almost gifted with it. His is a awkward, nice, warm, geeky, slightly snobbish but generally well meaning kind of a character. And I love those.
  • Richard Jenkins.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Majical Cloudz - Bugs Don't Buzz

A sparse poem floating over a sea of white noise carried ever so gently by a piano loop and a haunting hook for a voice. The echoes just won't stop in my head. For people who  love labels - happy songs, sad songs, dark songs etc - just go by the sound. It's more than amazing.

The song:

And the lyrics:

The cheesiest songs all end with a smile.
This won't end with a smile, my love.

Wait with me in slimy, wet darkness.
I'll be right beside you, my love.

Bugs don't buzz when their time approaches. 
We'll be just like the roaches, my love. 

It pays to be on the edge of existence...
Just riding the surface, my love. 

The happiest songs all end with a smile. 
This might end with a smile, no, my love. 

If life could be forever one instant... 
Would it be the moment you met me? No, my love.