Saturday, September 27, 2008

Some of my favorite XKCDs


Friday, September 19, 2008

A shining star departs. R.I.P. Rick Wright

September 15, '08. It was one of the saddest days in the history of Rock music. The legendary keyboardist and vocalist Rick Wright of the Pink Floyd left this world and drifted to the other divine world to enlighten the gods with his music.

Founding member of Pink Floyd, Wright was known for his humility and genius keyboard playing skills. In one of his interviews, he explains how he shaped the music of the song 'Us and Them' in the album 'Dark side of the moon', taking it away from a conventional soothing music to a bold and creative master piece.

Here is the video.

In the show-down of who is bigger, Waters or Gilmour, Wright was put in the background. His contribution to Pink Floyd, though as great as Waters or Gilmour, has always been undermined.

It's amazing how music and a musician touch one's life. I will never be able to hear him again. I had always dreamed of watching Pink Floyd play live in concert someday. I guess my dream will never come true. I will have to seek solace in watching the legendary band perform only in videos.

Rest In Peace, Rick. You will be remembered. Till the time people have a sense of appreciation for the best of music. And respect for the best of musicians like you.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

I wish I could

I've been away from my blog for far too long to even remember. Every once in a while I visit my blog with a half-hearted intention to write something and I fail. Things have changed so much. I have so much to tell and yet nothing. Ideas about writing something form in my mind like water bubbles and then burst immediately in absence of treatment. Sad but true.

If I could, what I would have written in all this time?

- My rage on Ahmedabad blasts a while ago and now Delhi
- My motley experiences during training here in Bloomberg
- My reaction to Indo-US nuclear deal
- Leander Paes' achievement at US Open
- Barack Obama's speech at National Demorcatic Convention
- Movie reviews of 'The Dark Knight (Duhh !!), A Beautiful Mind (Thumbs Up), A Time To Kill (5 stars), Rock On (Can I give it 6 stars?)
- Book review of The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins (Book that has made me think the most in all this time and threatened my faith quite formidably), The Fifth Vial by Michael Palmer (Interesting!), The Law of Second Chances by James Sheehan (Typical Courtroom drama) and so on
- Music review of Rock On (Creative, Peppy and Rocking !!)
- Comment on others' blogs on my blog-roll, especially Soham's.

The list keeps growing ...