Music and Myself.

Saturday I came home.

Today was Monday.

For past two days, I’ve been listening to music and watching TV.

It’s now that I appreciate my PMP. It is really great.

And also VH1.

VH1 has a couple of great programmes now. There’s one called Sunday Brunch on Sunday from 11:00 AM. It features a different artist every week. So far they’ve had Sting, Steven Tyler, Jim Morrison, Freddie Mercury, Bruce Springsteen and Michael Jackson. This Sunday it’s gonna be Madonna so I’m happy to miss it. They talk about the artist, to the artist and show concerts and videos. Quite cool

They’re having a series called “Gods of Guitar” this month. They talk about great guitarists and play videos and concerts. They’ve had David Gilmour, Pink Floyd, John mayer and Eric Clapton. The Pink Floyd episode was cool because they showed a documentary on the making of The Dark Side of the Moon. They showed how they used synthesizers, multi-tracking, adt, flanging and other sound effects on it. I wish Big Al had set that in our course instead of Quadrophenia.

Quadrophenia is good, no denying that but still, The Dark Side of the Moon was released in March 1973 and Quadrophenia in October 1973. The Dark Side of the Moon was recorded at Abbey Road Studios just like Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The Dark Side of the Moon would have been perfect to show the progression of sonic experimentation that he showed us with The Beatles. The lyrics of both are cool, but The Dark Side of the Moon is a shade better in my opinion.

This week they’re going to show Jimi Hendrix, Deep Purple, Mark Knopfler and someone else whose name I forget. The whole of this week, I think plus Saturday the whole show.

CNN has a show on Iron Maiden on Saturday at 2:00 PM, I think.Check your local listings. It’s called Behind the scenes with Iron Maiden and features backstage footage, concert videos and interviews.

Nat Geo’s Air Crash Investigations are great. The way they examine everything is so professional.

Animal Planet still rocks and so does Discovery.

The History Channel has this cool series called Biography. Today they showed Al Gore. Their Jumbo Movies are also nice.

Meow FM(104.08 FM) may call itself “India’s first just-for-women radio station” but Friday to Tuesday, after 10:00 PM they play cool english songs. Friday they play Old Classics, Saturday Hip-Hop Monday Soft rock and Tuesday Pop. Sunday, they play listener requests. Friday nights they also have a band playing unplugged. One of these played a song by Susheela Raman. Nice songs. A little bird(which is big and bald) informs me that her albums are there on rapidshare and other such sites. I did not tell you anything about where to get them, understand?

Coldplay released their latest single “Violet Hill” from their new album Vida la Vida or Death and All His Friends for free. It was free till May 6th. I have the song. I’ll pass it on, if you want it.

I have to read the Iliad, The Orestia, Book Six of the Aenid, A bunch of Horace’s Odes and two books(Genesis and The Gospel of St.Matthew) and a chapter(Chapter 5 of the Book of Daniel) from The Bible. I’m leaving out The Aenid.

I wonder if I would get marks if I handed in a CD with Manowar’s song Achilles,Agony and Ecstasy in Eight Parts, Blind Guardian’s song And then there was Silence and Led Zeppelin’s song Achilles’ Last Stand. Probably not. BTW, listen to the songs. Quite cool, if you like that sort of thing.

Also managed to find a video of Avial’s Nada Nada

That’s all for now. Chow

Update: Google search informs me that this week, the fourth is Led Zeppelin. Hendrix and Led Zep are going to be Video Shuffle shows. Knopfler and Deep Purple are gonna be Concerts(A Night in London – Knopler, Live in California ’74 – Deep Purple). Saturday 11:00 AM onwards.


12 Responses to “Music and Myself.”

  1. Rukmini Says:

    Dude…this a one heck of a television listing! I’ll be coming back to it over and over again! πŸ™‚

    And…”Big Al”? Hee hee hee πŸ˜€

  2. reetiroy Says:

    Someone’s been very busy lately…watching t.v πŸ™‚

  3. Neelakantan K.K. Says:

    Rukmini: Thankoo, and yes Big Al. πŸ˜‰

    Reeti: Yes. And I have TataSky.

  4. the soliloquist Says:

    I would have loved to have Floyd on my syllabus. 😦
    Also, do you have Tommy(The Who)?

    and p.s. I think radio J.U. is only available around the campus or till selimpur.It can’t be found in the depths I live in.

  5. Neelakantan K.K. Says:

    **Sigh** The problems of too much music and too little time. 😦

    Yes, I do have Tommy.

    Radio JU is supposed to cover an area of 10km. Or atleast that’s what the papers said. It might have been a misprint, of course.

    Which reminds me, must post about Radio JU soon. πŸ˜†

  6. Rukmini Says:

    I get Radio JU (with a little bit of noise, though). How far would my locality be from University?

  7. Neelakantan K.K. Says:

    No Idea. I do not know anything about distances in Calcutta.

  8. Prayag Says:

    I personally think Achilles’ Last Stand is Led Zeppelin’s most epic song. One of the very best, definitely, don’t you think?

  9. Neelakantan K.K. Says:

    Yes. I just wish I could get five marks if I made Amlanda listen to the song. πŸ˜›

  10. the soliloquist Says:

    Bring Tommy please on Friday? On pendrive/cd/whatever?

  11. Neelakantan K.K. Says:

    Okies. Just remind me once, tomorrow morning before 3:00 PM.

  12. the soliloquist Says:


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