Monday, April 10, 2006

A Long Drive...

And if you are hearing Rahman booming on your car speakers all the way, there is nothing like it - right ?

A trip to San Luis Obispo - around 250 miles south of here - thats where we went this weekend , caught up wth some friends(some more rahmaniacs) - Life couldn't have been better :-)

The Pacific coast, the vineyards, wine tasting, driving on the country side - the music of Rahman on my gal's ipod, routed to the car-fm using a igriffin roadtrip (now thats a pretty neat gadget though sometimes tuning it can be a pain) - that was this weekend.

But then, am I here to write about just the trip - hmmm, well not everyone would be interested to read that in case they accidently visit this blog ....

The answer is NO

So why am I here ? well obviously, since all my posts have something or the other to do with Rahman :-)

Oasis - a small Mediterranean and Moroccon cuisine restaurant on Higera street - thats where we were one evening for our dinner - there were some dances being performed and boom - its the magic of the man - mediterranean dance on 'Chale Chalo' from Lagaan - and we were shocked - As much as it angered us that they were passing off Rahman's music as something else, seeing people enjoy the music and clapping along - made us kinda happy and proud.

Thats what Rahman wants too right ... make people happy and try to eradicate all hatred in this world. Well that evening, he certainly did make them and us - extremely happy.

I salute you, yet again Rahman and I yet again believe that I am blessed to be around at the same time as you and that in this life, I have been able to meet you too.

The place San luis obispo itself is a nice little place - California folks should try and go down there some time - quite expensive a place in comparsion to many places I have visited around but worth it nevertheless.