Humour, Last Word, Music

All-time Fantasy Grammys


So the Grammy's were on the other day. I did not watch. I find they refuse to nominate me or give me awards. Clearly this is discrimination against the talentless unknowns. As Supreme Peon and Idiotic Twit (SPIT) of the Council for Recognition of Atonal Performers (CRAP), I therefore called for a boycott from my… Continue reading All-time Fantasy Grammys

Last Word, Music, Travel

Lunch with Lang – A Celebrity Encounter!


I had lunch with a celebrity. This happened completely by accident.  I've met very few celebrities. I did shake hands with Vijay Amritraj and sat next to Kevin Wright once. ( ** see footnotes below ) Now, Michael Lang may not be your idea of a celebrity and lunch with him isn't strictly accurate either. 🙂 Still,… Continue reading Lunch with Lang – A Celebrity Encounter!

Last Word, Music

Ten Songs that became Great


I've been meaning to write this for a while. I read A.PromptReply's post on Ten Things I Love and Ten Things I Hate and I thought to myself, why restrict it? Why not 10 songs I like, 10 books I hate, 10 body parts, 10 cars, 10 destinations and so on and so on and… Continue reading Ten Songs that became Great

Last Word, Music

The Typewriter Tape


Every once in a while I get deeply, madly bored and depressed. Normally this takes the form of excessive eating, extreme reading, cleaning up things or staring at the wall opposite me. I have a horror of facing the wall. I hate sitting with my back to the door which exasperates my Beloved Bengalan. When… Continue reading The Typewriter Tape

Music, Peeved Punjabi

Not responsible


As the header says, I refuse to take the responsibility for the sounds in your head. Should you continue you agree not to hold me accountable for any after-effects. Have you ever noticed how certain sounds just entrench themselves into your mind and refuse to let you go? I mean, for example, this whiny thing… Continue reading Not responsible

Last Word, Music

Carving deep blue ripples in the tissues of your mind.


I have decided that I should reblog this. Why? well… why not? It’s still valid. And great writing. (My modesty forbids me from saying any more..) And June 9 is coming up again. Well, really, I just wanted to. So here it is. Again.

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I recently had an interesting conversation with a good friend on Facebook about music in our lives. This and a short reunion with old school friends brought back memories of the entertainment options available to us growing up, as we did, on the cusp of the modernization of India.

The very first mode of entertainment in my life was running around the neighbourhood with two significant episodes. The first was the hide and seek played in the trenches of a construction site next door leading to an intake of lime dust into the eyes. I well remember the doctor cleaning out my eyes with what seemed to be coke bottle caps. The second was a fight in a ditch culminating in a gaping gash in the front of the head at the age of five. Needless to say all diplomatic relations with “that family” were snapped.

The second discovery was Radio…

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Last Word, Music

Amazing Journey


Stratford, ON has always been a good trip. My first trip there was in 2009 to see Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest". A lavish production, with lush sets, fantastic costumes and a brilliant set of actors. Probably my favorite Wilde piece brought to life in brilliant fashion. That trip was an overnight trip… Continue reading Amazing Journey

Music, Slo-Man

about Words and Music


The Slo-Man cannot read music. He finds western classic music notation binding and constricted. It may have made perfect sense hundreds of years ago when pens were quills and making dots and flowing marks was easier to do. The arbitrary names of notes and disorderly collection of notes in a scale disturb his need for… Continue reading about Words and Music

Music, Slo-Man

Of Mice and Exorcists


Readers who took the time to read through the Slo-Man's rant about the publicity given to a teenager with an over-indulgent mother and slightly-better-than-average-karaoke talent and those who know the Slo-Man will know that he likes his music, indeed, many have labeled him a music snob. The Class of 27, which may be said to… Continue reading Of Mice and Exorcists

Last Word, Music

The complete set of references


The Slo-Man apparently has been quite busy going on looonggg drives with the LLBF.  He finally had the time to hand over the complete list of references to his blog post "About the State of Affairs" The Carpenters – Rainy Days and Mondays Kris Kristofferson – Sunday Morning Coming Down The Who – Join Together The… Continue reading The complete set of references