Music

Without music life would be a mistake.

– Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Creativity is the very essence of life. Sport, Poems, Movies, Paintings, Music; All is Art, the stuff that inspires, motivates, the very thing that defines us. But all forms of art are not equal, and there is one that stands out above all others, Music.

I have seen people who don’t like sport, movies, even books and paintings but I am yet to come across someone who does not listen to music. I guess music is up there with our larger brains, the use of tools and bipedality ┬áin making us the species we are.

Carnatic, Hindustani, Rap, Rock, Hip-hop, Metal, Trash, Grunge, Techno or just plain old noise, whatever it is you just cannot help but appreciate the genius of music and it is definitely one of those things that make our lives much more bearable and enjoyable.

“They say music can alter moods and talk to you…” , the words of the King Eminem himself; it just tells you the immense power and influence of music on every single person’s life. You can get bored of anything but there will never be a day when you will run out of good music to listen to:).

And a small thing that I have noticed, All songs, well most of the good ones anyway, seem just okay the first time you hear them , but then they progressively get more and more awesome as the play count increases slowly and at some point of time it just becomes the most Legendary song ever until you eventually get bored with it and a new track takes it’s spot of being the best song ever and I guess this cycle goes on forever, as you can never ever run out of good songs :).

Ah, the feeling that you get when you are totally immersed in the song when it is at it’s peak, the musical orgasm that you experience when you totally lose yourself in the music! It is just amazing that a series of vibrations can make you dance spontaneously, can lift you up, can pull you down, can make you cry, can make you scream, can make you wanna die! And all this due to this amazing sense of perception, this stunning illusion that our brain creates while our ear drum vibrates in various frequencies.

And then there are the lyrics to all the songs, they can convey so much with so little. The perfect blend of ideas with words that just fuel your imagination and make you go though every single feeling that there is, because I guess music is what feelings sound like. Lyrics to music is like the soul to our body and I am sure everyone can quote so many favorite lines from various tracks that just make you go wtf due to sheer brilliance, creativity and the meaning put across elegantly. Amazing!

Anyway, here is a big Thanks to everybody who has contributed to the world of Music and finally, God bless Piracy because without it, people like me would have never experienced the joys of World Music thoroughly :P.

Free..

Uh
Spray paint and ink pens
I use
To write in every color I think in
To paint a picture
With every rhyme that I speak in
Yeah
The gallery is the beat then I (echoes I)

– Lupe Fiasco

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Sport

For me there is nothing that comes close to a good game of football, well of course a game of basketball is equally awesome; I guess sport is one of the few things that makes life fun and worth living. Anybody who knows me knows how much I love sport, the physical activity and the tiredness involved is simply amazing.

And I forgot the sweating :D, I generally sweat a lot and while playing I sweat buckets (Think of Rahul Dravid and multiply it by 10). The combination of the outdoor atmosphere, the stretched out muscles, all the running, the creative passes, the manly shoulder barges, the honesty, the integrity, the stamina, the sweating and the swearing is just simply awesome. And it is the best way (the cheapest, the healthiest and the awesomest way) to cheer up and have fun with your friends.

The part where you’re all tired and have finished playing, the first sip of water that you take makes you feel like you’re in heaven. And when you go home and lie down in your bed with absolutely no gas and you’re left with sore muscles, the tiredness takes you over and puts you to sleep, Amazing!

I believe that one can really see the true character of a person when he’s playing because it’s just so instictive and one has no time to think about his actions. The cheaters, the true geniuses, fair and honest players; sport brings out the true self in everyone. And it is definitely a form of Art. I’m sure you get the same feeling when you see some painting by say Picasso or when you witness a moment of sporting brilliance, a slam dunk by King James or perfectly weighed thru ball that makes you go wtf!!!

Collective sports I guess is better than theindividual ones because you know, the beauty of a number of people working towards one single goal in their own individual way where the self doesn’t matter, it’s the team that counts and I’m sure everyone would agree that the 24 pass goal by Argentina in the last word cup is much harder and much more beautiful than any act of individual genius.

I guess I can proudly say that the playground is like a second home for me. Here’s to Soma (My home ground :D). Host to so many amazing games of both football and basketball, so many friends that I’ve made there, so many memories and of course so many injuries (Ouch!). I just wish I would be able to play my entire life.

And I just can’t wait for the Olympics, It’s gonna be fucking brilliant!!!