The Anti Bugle Call Rag

Such sobriety in the court where these kids played ball. It’s impossible to hear any gratifying bugle call or those subtle syncopated symphonies. Am I one to proclaim youth as phony? Look. Monotones can never be swank tunes, they are merely unrefined masterpieces of loons. Clad in black with anarchic unison, boorish teens gather among this white noise,…

Snarky Puppy World Tour 2016

Esplanade Concert Hall is described as a world-class facility that boasts excellent acoustics, with reverberation chambers that boost sound quality for different musical performances and concerts. One would imagine the sheer number of international orchestras and bands that have played in this majestic venue before – and just this week it hosted two-time Grammy Award…

Pricks

prick /prɪk/ (noun)  vulgar slang: a man’s penis. You have heard of this quintessential advice ever since you were young – “Darling, see the good in people because they are kind”, yet again your folks have warned you not to succumb to that irresistible offer of candy from a certain peculiar man driving a dubious-looking van. Dazed…

El Cóndor Pasa \ “Wild”

“It had to do with how it felt to be in the wild. With what it was like to walk for miles with no reason other than to witness the accumulation of trees and meadows, mountains and deserts, streams and rocks, rivers and grasses, sunrises and sunsets. The experience was powerful and fundamental. It seemed…

Like Fine Wine

A friend of mine once mentioned this during a rather controversial conversation that we shared: “A man’s value increases as he ages. Meanwhile a woman’s value just declines as she gets older.” – Well, this is definitely debatable but somehow, I would agree with it to some extent. Look – women may just lose out…

Drummer Boy

It’s tender love-making,  as velvet infiltrates my ears.  My benevolent home is whispering. I wonder, where he has been all these years.  It’s lying on a bed of roses,  as melancholy catches my eyes. He perfects the drums and rocks the basses. I remember, hearing the heavens sigh. He’s Jazz From Rock Central, sets my…

Tonight, humanity is restored

I’m glad that ingenious users of the net are doing something to spread awareness about certain glaring issues that the world needs to divert more of its attention to. Humans of New York are starting on a series of photographs that will be featuring 12 different refugee families from Syria. These victims of war are…

Dear Lava Lamps,

You were one amazing creation by Craven-Walker, so full of substance and illuminated with colour. Sometimes you get so heated on the surface, that you don’t really know your place. The way those salacious waxes dance and arise, kept thousands of people worldwide mesmerised. One of them so hooked he wanted you cooked — Vengeful you,…

emergence \ a tribute

A tribute to everyone and everything for the two years. Specially dedicated to ‘you know who you all are’.

The Bad Habit \ a thank you note

They were never uncouth and spoke impeccably I supposed until that grotesque mannerism Pierced boorishly through the silence that made eyes widen and jaws drop – even seemingly noxious to some ears. There was an initial revolt So I rewarded them with a look of repugnance. Yet it crept into me over time insidiously I…