Sorry; the QnA’s are pending, but I hv been one-handed the past few days — one of my infrequent bouts of tendinitis, caused by a combination of playing guitar without warming up, sudden changes of weather, and excessive moisture in the air.
I’m driving fm Khatima (Uttarakhand, near the Nepal border) to Delhi, nearly 7 hours, made easier by my ipod — travelling alone is usually the only time I listen to music 🙂
Just wanted to post, without waiting for Kaminey to release — Vishal Bhardwaj is a genius! Am I the only one who feels that the Omkara soundtrack was worthy of a Grammy? I’d love to meet him and quiz him on his compositional and creative process! A seemingly nondescript gentleman with an unabashedly North Indian ethos, he seems to be at utmost ease with string sounds reminiscent of B/W Hollywood movies, liquid grand piano samples, splashy DJ vamps and coarse yet perfect lyrics that reek of the Indian countryside!
His latest masterstroke is taking one of our definitive catchphrases and turning it into the next great Bollywood riff — Dhan te nan!! I’m sure I’m not the only one who grew up trumpeting this phrase dramatically before the mirror, during every especially heroic moment in childhood play :))
How obvious, how simple, how cool, how perfect — how come no one thought of this before??
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