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Jan 23, 2007

Waiting for the Gods....

Ooooh, you cannot reach me now
Ooooh, no matter how you try
Goodbye, cruel world, it's over
Walk on by.
Sitting in a bunker here behind my wall
Waiting for the worms to come.
In perfect isolation here behind my wall
Waiting for the worms to come.
Can someone else apart from the Gods themselves write lyrics like these ?
The more I hear of them the more i scratch my head thinking why I wasn't born earlier?
Who cares... we are in the technology age and have access to everything, good or bad!!!
Let me get a bit nostalgic here when i first heard Floyd. Oh! Those classes of my 2nd sem when not many people but for a few, in my class knew about Floyd. There would be no stopping us chatting in the class about the sheer impact it made on bright not so young minds.
Late 2001 and early 2002, my tenant then doing his BE from UVCE introduced me to Floyd with songs like Coming back to life, Comfortably numb, Learning to fly and Money.
I just went gaga over Learning to fly and Coming back to life. The magic that david Gilmour weaved on the strings is unthinkable. I for one, was truly learning the high's of Psychedelic music.



2002 - Wud keep Listening to all shows on radio city while completing some practical records and endlessly hope they play some Floyd songs. Man those were days of desperation when there were not much resources and also the gizmo friends who would have music you think of.
How can I ever forget those days when I would be waiting to answer questions to win tickets to the Floyd show in Bangalore? Its a different thing that I never managed to win one, but attempts are something greater than results ... aren't they???
The silky soothening voice of Priya Ganapathi on the 10'o clock show, I think that went a long way to plant the psychedelic bug in my mind. A certain enigma oozed out of her voice when she spoke about Floydian music and i don't think she put it up. You can never bring out the best in you until you love what you are doing, and priya was creating magic on the radio waves. Did she love Floyd... or what??
2003 - My cuz gave me the most precious b'day gift that she could have given me at that point in time. A cd full of Floyd songs and i felt instantly connected to my soul music.
David Gilmour, Bob Dylan, Syd Barret, Roger Waters.... Surely, there is something about Rockstars that amazes you by their lives like their music.
Come to think of it, four years since then, 2007 and now its finally happening.
I am going to Mumbai to attend a live Floyd concert.
I think there is going to be an other post following the concert, as i will know what Floydian music really means to me.Till then .... like my friend says,
meet you on the dark side of the moon.
~Sanj

2 comments:

Vishvas Vasuki said...

Honest comment as requested: ;)
F stands for Feynman, Fermi, Fermat, Franklin; certainly not Floyd. They were real world-changers.

LogiX said...

Gods must be crazy kano.

We are just another brick in the wall ... I hope the wall doesn't re-create a babylon.

Three Cheers.
sh