~Spero ergo sum~™

November 25, 2007

Listen without prejudice

Filed under: Music,Reviews — Teal @ 6:33 pm

Nopes, I am not here to talk about George Micheal’s album of the same name [Which was a gud album,nonetheless :-D]. Often I have wondered about the varied different styles and genres of music. Some , I fell in love with at the first sound, and others took a while to sink into my system and made it like a gradual liking.

I tried so hard to get back to listening and following Tamil film music and hindi film music as well. But the grotesque shelved out in the name of music is ,, aaaah …. the horror ….. :-O ..

G.V Prakash is someone who’s music is worth listening to. As far as Yuvan Shankar Raja’s music goes, it is awesome , as long as he doesnt sing tracks 😐

And what on earth has happened to A.R Rehman? The mastermind behind work like Roja, Bombay, Duet, Alaipayuthey has severely stooped in standards 😦 I remember the shock that engulfed me when I heard “Oru Koodai Sunlight” . it cant be rehman!!!! I thot :-O

Due to many limitations, I take my pathetic radiomoto to work and have to switch stations to keep myself sane. Radio One caught on the hacksaw trend a little too late. Radio Mirchi’s ingenious discoveries of Mokka Mohan and Matter Manickam have been plagiarised to the CORE. Radio One has one too many such segments, it irks me to the limit!

  • Rock n Roll Anachi
  • Harry Potter-um Kollywood Staargalum
  • Doctorrrrr
  • The Police Story

If the above 4 are funny, then I am Marilyn Monroe 😐

Listening to radio has become annoying. Big 92.7 fm truncates the first and last minute of every song they air. And give very generous prizes like 10% discount coupons, 2% discount coupons etc. I have stopped listening to AIR ,because the signal of the oldest station in Chennai has become the weakest too.

What is up with that YogiB guy .. he is picking some of IRs numbers and making a blasphemous chimera of sort. This is with reference to both Madai thiranthu as well as Engayum [which happens to be an MSV composition]**  epothum… Sheesh .. Sometimes I feel indi rockers and rappers are mostly just pathetic wannabes. I heard some guy cpla years ago [apparently lead singer of a wannabe rock band] faking the american accent while doing a cover of “Struggle within”! Imagine that ! X-(

On a totally different note, you guys must try listening to Avial. These guys make malayalam rock. I happened to have seen their only video to be aired, which was “Nada nada”, in my final year of college. Then I chanced upon thier MySpace page. … do lend a ear to “Adu Pambeh” … I am addicted to it. I particularly love the bass guitar’s strong presence in the track as well the use of the banjo.

I am looking for a track called “Trapped” by Indus Creed. Do any of you guys have it? If so do mail me the song at teal@cooltaurus.com

**Thanks Ram 😉

November 16, 2007

For Meanie

Filed under: Humour,Poetry — Teal @ 4:09 am

With a can of drink, he strikes a pose
aping a sports model with oversized nose
To some he may seem a flirt
to some sober, devoid of mirth

With a blinker he focuses in mind
in his blog, other thoughts unwind
In mindless chatter he whiled away time
But in silence, his mind works at prime

Wielding a guitar he sings a song
cracks lame jokes, others laugh along
In deep mood swings his mind oscillates
scares the crap out of all of mates

Draws on paper , with crayons and pencils
Brings to lunch, a box of boiled lentils
ear to ear like a cheshire cat, he grins
Bright pink balloons he refuses to bring!

Basketball to cricket, he plays all games
all girls in the facility know his name
His popularity is too much to explain
but the envy of other men, drive ’em insane!

He takes a joke in a stride, a sport
He shrugs indifference and neglect
He never refuses a trip to food court
the steamed corn, to never forget! 😀

Though he gets damaged many a time, he smiles
His image remains the same all the while
A vile man at times, sometimes pristine
this is the lore of Thames Augustine

Totally random notes:

This poem was written over a span of ten minutes and on request 😛

It’s my sister’s birthday today! 😀

And Tealspace turned 2 years old some days back 😎 and I dint even remember about that 😦

Looks like I missed yet another landmark. I am on post #104 now ….. Cant believe Golli MAAR was my 100th post … Sheesh …. 😐

November 15, 2007

Teal talkies: Om Shanti Om

Filed under: Movies,Reviews — Teal @ 8:19 pm

Seriously.

I was of the stern and sure opinion that me and my sis were the only ones in the sub-continent to know Gene Kelly’s “Singing in the rain” scene by scene and frame by frame.

Fate has proven otherwise. Farah Khan has not only proved her memory power, but also her powers of plagiarism. Her previous effort “Main hoon na” ruthlessly spoofed many sequences from The Matrix. Each sequence [almost] from the first half has been heartlessly copied from Gene Kelly’s magnum opus.

The styling is one good aspect of the movie , I must say. Although I wonder whether the garments were stitched on Deepika or otherwise?

Deepika is very pretty throughout the movie, and performs pretty well for a debutant. Shahrukh could’ve forgone the sexy fireman wannabe ishtyle for “Dard-e-disco” , which is a good track. The songs of the movie arent that bad, either. The other memorable track being “Deewangi Deewangi”. The uber long movie tests the movie goer’s patience in the second half.

The comedy track of the movie is again, good. Every aspect of the movie is good, save the story and a non existent screenplay. This is one of those movies which require cryogenic preservation of your functioning brain cells in some safe facility for a duration of around 3 hours.

My friend and mom, both of whom are SRK fans, were not particularly keen on running for this movie … considering the fact that my friend used to catch the latest SRK movie within 3 days of release, if not the first day.

Some surprises lie in store. Arjun Rampal can ACTUALLY emote. Yeah,I know it is pretty surprising, but true.Apart from that, a very predictable turn of events unfold at the climax.

Teal’s verdict: Not worth the hype. Can give a 2.5 out of 5.

I simply shudder to wonder how bad the other “disappointing” Diwali releases could be… Egad …. 😐

November 10, 2007

Of feet in mouth

Filed under: Humour,Life,Sobriety,Whatever — Teal @ 2:39 pm

This post is written with the genuine well wishing intent of enlightening the blogger junta who come here to get some cyber gyaan from great people like me … yeah right.

Point #1: This is not about Foot and Mouth disease.

Point #2:This is not about Mad cow disease, either.

Point #3: This is not about Bird Flu, Chikun Gunya et al… So I think you basically get the hint.

Most often than ever, people end up putting their feet in their mouth [not literally, gross!] in the most unexpected ways.

E.g #1: The ‘Enna koduma saravanan idhu’ F.I.M

  • You are racking your brains for a particular fix … have checked all the bleddy possibilities under the sun. Your TL does the same thing … and he ropes in the senior developer to glance at your code.
  • You heave with a sigh of relief! Phew ….
  • 5 minutes pass.
  • 10 minutes pass ….
  • You get frustrated [since you are hungry , hell it’s lunch time dammit!] and utter “Enna koduma Saravanan idhu??”
  • Your team is laughing out loud.
  • Your Tech Lead giggles uncontrollably .. all is well until you catch the senior developer’s expression -> 😐

Then you finally glance upon his name tag and realise , the dude’s name is Saravanan 😐 oh crapp …..

E.g “The uncomfortable silence amidst the F.I.M”

  • A friend of yours belongs to a different community and hence may have different sentiments about somethings that one might hold as sentimental or close to the heart. One thing that is actually good about the software industry is that people from all over the country come together under one roof. It brings out the true spirit of unity in diversity.
  • And also the potential risks of saying something that may tick off your other “diverse” friends.
  • I am in pretty good terms with people from other states, it feels nice to speak a different language once in a while or to meet up and talk about a place far far away, [which in their case, could be their hometown].

Point of this post is:

Sometimes the most brutally frank people get a big kick in the butt [mostly self inflicted] out of saying something which hurts the other junta. This may seem perfectly harmless when you play it in your head, since your biased perspective will be the judge of it’s harmlessness.

So the best way of avoiding the F.I.M :

  • Think.
  • Think [dammit] before you open your mouth and say something.
  • If someone comes to you with good news like “Hey, I’m getting a promotion!” , dont just go “You got a promotion????” without thinking twice 😀
  • Be calm and stay focussed, since this is something that every chatterbox might end up facing at some point of time in his/her life.

The aftermath of a typical F.I.M and the modus operandi to follow:

  • Aah, the uncomfortable silence and palpable tension.
  • Hey, my teammie is calling .. catch you in a while?
  • Did u see the trailers of “OM shanti OM????” [To be spoken page3 ishtyle]
  • If the F.I.M happens over IM, simply type “brb” and Esc on that chat window. Voila! 😛

As is the case with most such instances, prevention is always better than cure. So stay wise and most importantly, stay silent! 😎

On a totally unrelated note, two of my buddies are walking towards the threshold of a wondrous journey with their better halves.

Here’s to Simran and Ajit ji , wishing them all the joy and bountiful happiness in their lives ahead and all the very best too. 😀

Here’s also to Anirudh and his gal, may god keep them all happy and blessed as they take this step towards a lifetime of togetherness. 😀

November 4, 2007

Finally …. I found a TAG :-D

Filed under: Tags,Uncategorized,Whatever — Teal @ 8:56 pm

What is to be done!!!!
Alas!God! Is their no creative juice left in my system!Misery is mine … Woe is me!!!! 😛

Okay okay .. enough with the overacting …When faced with the bloggers block … which is as common as catching the flu in Chennai during monsoon time … what must a person do ..

Voila!

Eureka!

A tag post of course 😛

I found this tag on Bullshee’s blog and decided to take up the challenge!
1) Pick out a scar you have, and explain how you got it…
There is a small scar in my left hand …. I think I got it when a cycle fell on me when I was 2 years old.

2) What does your phone look like?
It looks like the pathetic excuse of a mobile phone .. an extremely scratched Moto C168 which has survived being thrown out of a bus … I was praying it never came back to me, but a kid came running from the road when the bus halted and handed it straight to me… phbbt….

3) What is on the walls of your bedroom?
Teal painted walls in my bedroom .. No sticking stuff on my walls!

4) What is your current desktop picture?
Some arbitrary wallpaper of blue lilies [thanks to mom]

5) Do you believe in gay marriage?
Yes.

6) What do you want more than anything right now?
One nice hot plate of chilli parotta 😦 which I just went and had 😀 ….. yayyy……

7) What time were you born?
8:50 pm in the night.

8) Are your parents still together?
Yeah.

9) Last person who made you cry?
Someone not even worthy of mentioning in a tag post.

10) What is your favorite perfume / cologne?
I like Absolutely Fabulous and Charlie too.

11) What kind of hair/eye color do you like in the opposite sex?
No preference of hair color , but eyes must be very deep and beautiful 🙂

12) What are you listening to?
Sideways by Citizen Cope.

13) Do you get scared of the dark?
No, not really.

4) Do you like painkillers?
Nope. Avoid painkillers as far as possible.

15) Are you too shy to ask someone out?
Most guys I’ve met have turned out to be jerks or total assholes of all possible scales of measure … so if i find someone worthwhile then I wont be shy.

16) If you could eat anything right now, what would it be?
Chaat all the way ! PavBhaji and Bhelpuri.

17) Who was the last person/people who made you mad?
My folks.

18) Who was the last person who made you smile?
One clumsy git at work. He is the emperor of Klutzonia … seriously! 😀

I take leave at this point to tag any willing person who is actually willing to do tag posts.

Bye for now.

November 1, 2007

GOLLI mAAR!!!!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Teal @ 11:50 pm

Hello people … have been dying to share this video with ya … the MJ version of a similar video gave me the creeps [I was only in 2nd std when I saw it the first time]…. and now this 😛 😀

Gonna put the MJ version of this one as well 😎

Njoi Maadi! [And ground floor also]

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