Monday, December 12, 2011

The Times They are A-Changin'

I was listening to The Boxer by Simon and Garfunkel last night, when a friend happened to call me up. He asked me what I was up to and I told him. And he goes, “Ugh, Simon and Garfunkel are so GAY! What’s wrong with your music taste? You need to listen to some REAL music.”

I was so furious that I couldn’t utter a word. REAL music?! REAL MUSIC!?! What does he even MEAN by real music? What does he even KNOW about real music? First of all, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Second, Simon and Garkunkel are not Simon and Garfunkel for no reason, you know. And if he thinks that those meaningless dhik-chiki-dhik-dhik beats spread across various patterns of minutes, which is enough to give you a nice headache is REAL music, and the beautiful lyrics, the velvety voices, the soulful tunes of Simon and Garfunkel is not real music, then thank you very much, I prefer to listen to all the unreal music in the world.

I mean, I sincerely feel you need a lot of depth to appreciate music like this. He even disliked Yes. HOW can you dislike something like that? How can you dislike ‘The Dangling Conversation’ and 'And You And I’ and ‘Scarborough Fair?!’ I mean I listen to all this and I feel like drifting off into space in another place and time.

Okay I need to relax. I’m just livid because I love them too much. Moving on to nicer things, the weather is perfect. Just perfect. It’s the right amount of cold and the right amount of sunny. I have to go through another ten painful days of appalling, creepy crawly, nightmare inducing exams and then I’ll get a juicy stack of a glorious ten days of holidays, spending the most stupendous time with my most favourite people in the universe. Ever. And after this, I’ll have just ONE more semester to go. One. The final one! And people, pwease pray for my exam on the 18th. I am jittery  petrified! *teeth clattering* :O 

All in all, I have this warm glow somewhere inside me. It’s basically because of a singular powerful, um, reason. It’s like a little yellow sun burning inside of me, somewhere in my heart, keeping me warm and protecting me from all the cold outside. (Jeez, was that cheesy or what!) I have a very strong feeling everything is going to be just fine in the end. It is all going to work out. It has to. And if it doesn't, it won't be the end. I’m finally coming to terms with my past. The hurt is gradually receding into a vague indifference. Yes, it’s hard to believe, but it’s happening. It is, it finally, finally is!!

Oh run away time, skip away, hop like a bunny! Hop! Hop! Hop!  

And the others, check out this timeless piece of awesomeness:

"Then take me disappearing through the smoke rings of my mind,
Down the foggy ruins of time, far past the frozen leaves
The haunted, frightened trees, out to the windy beach,
Far from the twisted reach of crazy sorrow

Yes, to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free
Silhouetted by the sea, circled by the circus sands,
With all the memory and fate driven deep beneath the waves
Let me forget about today until tomorrow."

-Bob Dylan


  1. I agree that simon and garfunkel is not gay and as far as the beat music ic concerned check out tiesto's adagio for a string, it's a trance version of a poem just like the remixes of O fortuna.Good luck for your exams, study well.

    P.S. Bob Dylan is LEGENDARY.

  2. I cannot believe someone said Simon & Garkunkel is not real music! Unbelievable! Really!

    I mean, who can listen to The Sound of Silence or A Dangling Conversation or even, The Boxer and not get goosebumps man!

    And Bob Dylan's a real poet. How can one not be bowled over! :) And yay! You're my new virtual music buddy! :)

  3. Omg. I simply loooove S&G !! :O Specially for Scarborough Fair, and Old Friends, and Kathy's Song, and Sound of Silence...Oh my God. Pure Love. Grown up listening to this brilliance. And also a few songs from Yes, I've heard The Heart of Sunrise, and And You And I. Liked :)

    And, on a different note, that's the spirit, Astha! 'atta girl! :D

    Much love, keep on hoppity hoppy cheery chee! ;) :D

    Oh, and... Puja. :P

  4. Udit, I have checked out some of Tiesto's music and I have to admit it did sound good. But that music appeals to me only occasionally; maybe in a party or something :)
    Can you mail the adagio song to me anyway? :)

    Tangled up, It IS unbelievable, right? Don't these songs make you weepy too? Um, only sometimes?
    Sometimes when I listen to The Dangling Conversation I can picture an entire story, an entire movie. And it's s different one every time; only with a similar element. My favourite lines are:
    "Like a poem poorly written
    We are verses out of rhythm
    Couplets out of rhyme
    In syncopated time"

    And YAYYY too! I'm so ecstatic to have a new bud! (Maybe you can tell me your name now :D)

  5. Puuujjjaaaa, I love your comments! :D
    It's amazing that you grew up listening to S&G. Really! I love your music taste! :)
    And thank you! :)

  6. I am currently in my I am a Rock phase of S&G right now. Aaaah, I love love love their music! :)

    And my name's Karishma, btw! :)


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