School of Rawk

Such a feelin’s comin’ over me
All my friends are conspiring to see
Who can tag me with a post
So, Kaus you ain’t the first
And I won’t be surprised if this goes on.

Everything I want this blog to be
Is non-existent as far as I can see
And the reason is clear
It’s because there’s mediocrity here
It’s the nearest thing to Blogger-Hell on Earth.

(*) I’m on my computer chair, looking down on Brain Freeze
And the only explanation I can find
Is the tags on the blog bore folks out of their minds
This fad is now getting out of hand.

Someone in BloggerLand has learned my name
And they’re adding me on tags, good and lame,
From stories to about me’s, books, music, wannabes
There’s more here about me than in me….

There is only one wish on my mind
When this day is through I hope that I will find
That tomorrow will see an all new Blogger in me
I can finally write whatever I want.
(*)Repeat chorus

Tags! A menace to polite society the same way that the plague of locusts was looked at by the dignified Egyptians of 3000 B.C (give or take a few hundred.) By last count, I have done some seven of these. Hopefully, this will be the last. Well, unless a friend decides he/she hasn’t gathered enough information about “The Blogger Also Known as Shrutz” and tags me with “101 things noone, and absolutely noone knows about the chimp on your computer table!” (Whoops! Did I say that aloud?)

That said, this tag business sometimes helps keep my blog alive, especially in times of great amounts of Writer’s Block. Not to worry, an “About the lint in my trouser pocket” tag to the rescue. And here, I was thinking about blogging about the greenhouse effect and it’s effect on the Earth. Maybe, I can postpone the “saving the world” business to another day!

So, here’s what Kaus (aKa AwkwardSinusoidalFunction) has tagged me with

Me & My Music

I got tagged by CosTheta (aka Kaus, have you people BEEN listening?)

Total volume of music on my computer 15 GB, out of a 20 GB parition. About another 10 on CDs.

Title & Artist that I last bought Rang De Basanti, A R Rehman. But ’twas a casette, fair lady. It’s really nice listening to the songs while driving!

Song I am playing right now Savage Garden’s “To the Moon and Back”.

Five+ Songs that I like/have been hooked onto

  • Breakaway:Kelly Clarkson: I love her voice; it’s husky and clear at the same time. She OWNS the songs she sings. The lyrics make so much sense, about taking risks and making changes in your life. I occasionally keep belting this number out, especially when I am stuck in traffic and getting frustrated
    “Out of the darkness/And into the sun/But I won’t forget all the ones that I love.”
  • Sayonee: Junoon:The song is, of course, awesome. But, recently I saw the video as well, and it was one the most poignant and beautiful picturisations. While on the subject of Junoon, check out Jugalbandi Live. Fully revved and instrumental!
  • Affirmation:Savage Garden: The first Savage Garden song I heard. Another of the feel-good inspiration type songs!
  • Independence Day: Martina McBride A song of desperation and life going on regardless of what your history is. Yes, it IS country moozik, but to borrow a phrase from THE girl herself, the adjective is RAW.
  • Behind Blue Eyes: Limp Bizkit I got acquainted with this one last year and it’s been a favourite ever since. It’s a feeling that a lot of us get on and off, and it doesn’t hurt that the guitarwork is amazing in the song!
  • Stayin’ Alive: The Beeges Everytime I hear this song, I get a mental picture of Saif Ali Khan & Shah Rukh Khan making heads turn on the streets of New York. But yes, the song’s very retro and interesting to say the least.
  • Send Your Love: Sting The album was released around the time when the Iraq War was on the cards and Sting was promoting it heavily. I am a fan of the slightly Eastern touch of the background score behind all the beats. Like Desert Rose, that feel pulls the song up beyond the morass of techno-synthesized claptrap. Slightly eccentric songs are ALWAYS welcome and Sting particularly too!
  • The Hills Are Alive With the Sound of Music: Julie Andrews (Sound of Music) THE Diva. I am always struck speechless by the purity of her voice.
  • In The End: Linkin Park “Tum Tum Tum Ta-tuh tum tum tum…” In the end it doesn’t matter. An anthem for life!
  • In the Shadows: The Rasmus I was always hooked onto the background score of Star World’s lineup. Then, I discovered the song. I might reverse the stand I took 3 songs ago. This one is filled with beats, but the weirdness quotient is still there!
  • Top of the World: The Carpenters 😉 A bad tribute paid!

There are so many more, but why don’t YOU help me? 😀
Hmm, whom shall I tag ??…..

  • Auster He filched the doggy picture! No fair!
  • Jax Pre-emptive strike! Muahaha!
  • Oneirodynic I just feel evil!
  • Senthil still snapping pictures and not snapping his fingers!
  • Deepa She’s being tagged like crazy too

Take the tag, or don’t take it *sigh*


6 thoughts on “School of Rawk

  1. Rockus

    behind blue eyes is a personal favourite of mine…Not the Limp Bizkit version but the original version by the band The Who (the who? :-P)…It is much more rhythmic, has a better guitar work and an awesome drumming to boot!

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