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Amazing Powers of Observation

November 18, 2014 Leave a comment

15 years ago, I learned a secret that would change my life forever.

Deep inside the maze, buried in a corner, is a small room. A small, dark room, filled with many mysteries. Ants marching in a line. A dewdrop hanging off a leaf. A sunset after a long day. Insignificant to the lay person, these nevertheless have the power to reveal their mysteries – all you have to do is to get in the right frame of mind. Close the windows and the doors, shut everything out, and turn on a good record.

And that’s what I did. Experimented with a lot of genres and artists. Traded tapes with friends. And compiled a set of albums that just transport me away. Black Sabbath are no doubt the masters of the game. But then, there are others too – Metallica, Bodom, Danzig, to name a few.

And Pink Floyd.

I had all but forgotten them for all these years, when I fished out Dark Side of the Moon a few weeks ago. I listened to it for a couple of times, and then moved over to The Wall. Over the last three weeks or so, I’ve been listening to it over and over again, just not getting enough.

In the Flesh / Hey You / Nobody Home / Comfortably Numb – it’s just a treat waiting to be licked clean, ingested, absorbed into every fiber of your being.

I’m hard pressed to find anyone else who has dealt with nihilism in so exquisite a fashion.

Comfortably Numb

May 29, 2013 Leave a comment

The last few weeks have been terribly hectic for me. There’s some new short-term work that’s being performed and unfortunately, the folks working on it are “not quite qualified” (in the interest of maintaining a “G” rating for this blog). While the team plods away towards God knows where, I have to stand in the line of fire facing the customer.

But while eating flak for the incompetence of others might seem unfair, that’s all right – it’s part of the job that I voluntarily signed up for.¬†And in times like these, nothing cheers you up better than some good, relaxing music.

Usually in such cases Black Sabbath is my #1 choice, but today I was in a different mindset altogether. A quick browse through my mp3 player, and I turned on “The Wall”, skipped a few tracks, and closed my eyes.

Can you stand up?
I do believe it’s working
Good
That’ll keep you going through the show
Come on, It’s time to go

I… Have become comfortably numb

Thought for the day

September 4, 2011 7 comments

And then one day you find,

Ten years have got behind you

No one told you when to run

You missed the starting gun…

Time, Pink Floyd