Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Lows, Highs and another Memphis Trip


Some lows, some highs and a Memphis trip .....that sums up my time over the past few days ...

Lows being some lapses in plans laid out for this month ....some more months of pain to endure now thanks to some great people.

The High being the "over with the waiting period" for the release of a Rahman album ...yes JOK or SOK as now its called (Sillunu Oru Kaadhal)

Memphis yet again
Am in Memphis as I write this post ....a official trip ....its scorching hot here as is the rest of the country ....

Went to Beale street this time ....they say its the street which breathes Jazz n Blues and it sure did ... Heard the Memhis Jazz Orchestra for an hour or so ....awesome experience ..I must say ....
There were so many artistes playing out on that street on that Sunday evening that, for a person like me and my colleague, both of us so much into music, it was more than we could handle. There was this little boy (probably 12-13 years old) who was playing the trumpet on the street ..and probably he was the biggest crowd-puller. Such an amazing control he had on the instrument that none of us could stop raving about it ...even my colleague who himself is a part-time professional Trombone player ....
Guess we will head out to beale street again on Thursday night ...

The trip ends on Friday .....

SOK or JOK by AR Rahman
or shall I say ...food for the music starved ...
7 songs ....3 of them which have already captivated me downright....the rest of them still making their way up my musical veins :-)

I won't comment like some others on the net saying that this is going to be a hit or not. Though what I say is that some will like it and some won't. Though, for any die-hard rahmaniac like me, this is yet another awesome album ....

As for Rahman the singer, I should say, that with each passing song he croons, he surpasses himself all over again ....

today is a day to drown ....drown in a Rahman magic called 'Jillunu Oru Kaadhal'.
today might also be a day to drown in a pool (the temp. here is a scorching 105).
today is also a day of sadness as have been the past few days...

life goes on ....

more on JOK/SOK later ...

-A

2 comments:

Sushma said...

Nice music...need for the growing effect to work its charm

Truly Rahmantic said...

Yea, music definitely does not have a language. It is universal. Glad you're enojoying it. It's so cool to know that someone here in the Bay Area also enjoys the Tamil music of Rahman even though they are unfamiliar with the language. Alright, enjoy.