Thursday, August 27, 2015

Welcome to the new age..

My last post was about how music can heal you at times. This post is again about music but more around the fact how things have changed in music. Frankly, I can listen to anything as long as it connects to me, I don’t care about the musician. No preconceived notions anymore. I’d rather judge music after listening to it. That doesn’t mean I love One direction and Justin Beiber :P. I’ve listened to couple of tracks of both and I didn’t like them, as simple as that. :D 

Earlier I used to criticise them without even listening to them. But after listening to them I can  criticise them freely lol. Anyways, continuing with the subject of the post, its about how music has changed in these many years. From Heavy metal, hard rock to EDM tracks with techno voices. It still sounds good to ear but its not the same. Those raw guitar solos are now replaced by dance beats and less lyrics but we all can adapt.  So have I. I have learnt to like that kind of music along with the amazing bliss of Pink floyd, Led Zeppelin & Queen (My favourite band still #showmustgoon). I generally listen to these songs on VH1, 9XO and tv series (thank you suits :P) 

Coming to bands and solo artists that I listen to nowadays and you can try listening to them too.

  1. Poets of the fall - They rank way higher for me than anyother band because they have kept guitar solos alive. And their music and their lyrics are like a breath of fresh air for me every time I listen to their tracks. And we keep driving into the night, its (not) a lategoodbye :)
  2. Maroon 5 - Peppy, alternative rock music, Don’t give a fuck guys. Yeah these guys don’t care about what music to launch. They just do it. Use swear words and all and all in a good way. This summer definitely hurt like a…. :P
  3. Imagine Dragons - Welcome to the new age, they announced their arrival.. Radioactive the longest running track on billboard is my favourite from the band. At times I put shots on the loop. I am sorry for everything I’ve done, From the second that I was born it seems I had a loaded gun..And then I shot, shot, shot a hole through everything I love..Oh, I shot, shot, shot a hole through every single thing that I loved.. Love the lyrics.
  4. Coldplay - I switch to them occasionally whenever I want to feel good. They are splitting up after their new album by the way which breaks my heart. Damn you! It was para para paradise..
  5. Mumford and Sons - Started listening to them recently. Versatile style is good. Combining country style instruments with guitar and drums their music is pretty good. They gave us all and it worked :)
  6. Sia - I have 6-7 songs of her on my list. Her voice pitch and unique singing style makes her stand apart. And the videos.. I never get them what she is trying to convey but they look amazing at times :D. What can I say fire finally met gasoline for her and brought her to the top of solo artists of this decade. 

Honorable mentions - One Republic, Bastille, Years and Years, Florence and the machine, Lorde, The weeknd, Eddie goulding, Adele, John Newman,Wrabel.. I keep researching for more so it will never end :)

Honorable mentions (Songs) of less heard songs as per youtube but brilliant numbers, deserve more views:

  1. Into the wild by Wrabel
  2. Think by Kalieda
  3. Ten feet tall by Wrabel
  4. Human by Krwella
  5. Reign o'er me (Lovelife remix) by The Who :)
  6. Icarus by White hinterland
  7. Pay my depts by sharon van etten
  8. High by Peking duk ft. Nicole Millar
And many more.. I will keep updating on future posts :P .. Music is life after all.. 

Listen to them and just forget your troubles .. :) God Bless! 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Music - The medicine for everything

After some philosophical posts, lets try and do some more philosophy lol! I know you are bored of hearing all about what to and what not to do in life. I know all these lessons suck after a while. We all do what our heart tells us. We don't look here or there and just dive into it thinking that this is probably one of the best decisions of our lives only to find out that It was all a stupid mistake and try to get back to the old miserable life.

But, is it all there to it? What happens once we make a decision and fight to make it going but fail in the end? Thats when the real test of character begins. How beautifully you tackle a tricky situation where your heart is already hurt, now you hurt your mind, body and soul.

And it all goes haywire like a spiral downhill. All the beautiful things around seem ugly, food loses its taste. Voices become silent, water doesn't quench your thirst, life seems meaningless, purposeless, lossless, motionless, weightless, lessless.. lol.  Thoughts take the best of you and you find yourself standing alone in the middle of a room with dead senses thinking that its probably the end of the world!

"SNAP! Come out of that thought you dumb creature! Thats not the way to live life." say that to yourself when that happens to you ever again. Neither its the end of the world nor you are gonna let your thoughts take control of you! Instead, take that phone/laptop/mp3 player/walkman/cd changer/tv/radio/car stereo/dj system/guitar/piano/congo/flute/mouth organ/baja (Hindi) in your hand and start playing some awesome music cause thats gonna take your bloody thoughts away because frankly these utterly useless thoughts make no sense.

There are a billion other beautiful things to do and thinking is not one of them. There is a whole life to look forward to.  Can you see? No! Not yet? Look closely...

That shining star in the sky is you
Those beautiful drops of dew
That shine with the light
Make the darkest places seem bright

Your journey has just begun
You can make it joyous and fun
Hop on the joy train my dear
Let it take away your fear

Failure hurts but only you have the cure
What are you waiting for?
Sing, dance, breathe and let go
Drop those troubles and go with the flow

Fight the emotions my friend
You know this is not the end
Now is not the time to cry
But to spread your wings and fly

Just smile and close your eyes
Run around and catch those fireflies
Everything is going to be fine
Because its your time to shine

P.S: Listen to some good music, it always helps. Whether your are sick or just recovering from a recent setback. Don't waste your thoughts, save them! And let the music take over.

God Bless! :)

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Let the whole world burn..

Yes! Thats copied from Poets of the fall song "Daze". And I don't literally mean to let the whole world burn. I am a peace lover, the most non violent guy you'll ever find :P but I meant it in another sense. Intrigued? Keep reading ;)

So we all know that life is all about learning, we see something, perceive it in a million different ways. We judge the situations at times creating hypothetical maps and scenarios in the brain not knowing that its all a bunch of bullshit and we wasted some precious moments of our lives. Yeah! Thats thinking beyond what your brain can handle. So stop thinking and work, enjoy, play, live!

Anyways, back to the topic continuing from the thinking part, now our thought process also involves the fact we keep thinking, what the world/Friends/Family/Society/Neighbours/your driver/your maid/your garbage man/the guy sitting next to you in the coffee shop/that wasp on the window/that lizard on the wall/That elephant in the african jungles/your boss are thinking about you. Why this unnecessary burden of thoughts? Why can't we just let the whole world burn/be? Care about our own lives and don't give a fuck about who or what is thinking. If we keep thinking and going on that path then only destruction of our precious nerve cells awaits us.

Sometimes all we have to do is just let it be and let it go. The whole process of thinking like this leads to negativity which leads to you doing stupid acts.  Complicated post I know :P and a bit deep too but...

The whole idea of this post is to make you aware that concentrate on the better things in Life and don't be concerned about what Tom, dick and harry are thinking. And drop the judgemental attitude, respect & love everyone no matter what. This life is way too short for hatred by friend :)

Enjoy life! Live your life and your moments & Let the whole world burn! ;)

And listen to this, A great song by Poets of the fall (Keeping Rock music alive. Thank you! :) )

God Bless! :)