19 notes to myself

Part-broken, Part-whole

Look at this list. Trudgy, preachy, smug even I think. Honestly, I can be pedantic as hell. Maybe it’s something we all are from time to time. This one time I started writing down things that seemed to matter to me. It might have begun as something of a wish list for the kind of love I wanted to attract into my life. What would this person be like? What about them would I find appealing or distasteful? How would I like to be treated? And so on.

It was interesting what transpired: as I wrote I began to understand that this was less about what I wanted in someone else, and actually; quite precisely who I wanted to be myself. These qualities, this articulation, this idea of “goodness” – embarrassing as that sounds – is what I aspired to. This is who I want to be, and am (hopefully)…

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Wish List : Live Gigs


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Live gigs are such an overwhelming experience. There is a whole new world out there I would love to hear Live. With that thought I have listed few of my most wished Live Gigs.

Artist: Ray LaMontagne
Genre: Folk rock


It all began one rainy evening when I discovered Elvis’ classic ‘Let it be me’. I youtubed it and came across a Ray LaMontagne cover. By midnight I had played this song so many times I could hear his voice in my sleep. Rays voice is like the cool winter wind against your face. It brings about a slight shiver and you instantly feel like holding someone in a tight embrace.
Favourite tracks: Let it be me, Hold you in my arms, Within You.


Artist: Florence And The Machine
Genre: Indie rock


I picked Florence’s cover of ‘girl with one eye’ from a random episode of an early season of 90210. But when I checked the rest of the album by Florence I was mesmerized. I fell in love with her instantly. Oh hell! I wanted to be her. Her voice is so powerful it will shake you up and leave you wanting more. With her quirky lyrics and goddess-like stage presence how can one resist falling in love with her! I do not hesitate one bit calling her my favourite female singer.
Favourite Tracks: (all..but I’m gonna pick a few here) Drumming song, girl with one eye, between two lungs, sweet nothing, dog days are over.


Artist: MGMT
Genre: Indietronica


I guess MGMT is most popular for their single ‘Kids’ but the rest of their songs have the same trippy feel about them. Five minutes of MGMT and you know this is how Woodstock felt. The more you listen to them the more you feel like your body is afloat amidst a swaying crowd.
PS: When one talk’s about MGMT one dare not miss mentioning Andrew VanWyngarden’s hair. It’s known to cause hairgasms.
Favourite Tracks: Congratulations, electric feel, time to pretend, kids.


Artist: Lindsey Stirling
Genre: Electronic


Lindsey is a violinist and combines most of her tunes with dubstep to produce tracks that are simply AWESOME. When the violin begins you wanna transform into a ballerina but then instantly when dubstep takes over you wanna get into this crazy ballet/dance routine frenzy. Then she takes you to a point where you want to keep spinning and spinning till there’s a sudden stop!and you redo it all over again. And I’ve not yet reached the best part. She has covered several popular songs adding her magic to them- Skyrim!, Assassins Creed! and Game of Thrones soundtracks! If that does not get you charged!!!then I don’t know what does!! Works on me..all the time.
Favourite Tracks: Crystallize, Electric Daisy Violin, Skyrim. (But every cover by her is unique and worth the youtube buffering)


Artist: Massive Attack
Genre: Trip hop


Massive Attack is that rare combination of acid trip meets erotica. Massive attack does to me what hallucinogens do to you. It makes you wanna throw your head back and makes your body sway like you’re under a tantric spell. You feel your head go cold while you lose control of all other senses; and all this while you’re mentally swimming in a bubble filled with colours. That’s the case most times. But it’s not just the music, the lyrics are trippy too. Wikipedia call them the progenitors of the trip hop genre. And I call them “my favourite artist”!!!
Favourite Tracks: Inertia creeps, paradise circus, teardrop, black milk. (ALL)

Rocky Picture Horror Show (1975) …. A cult classic


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What do you get when u mix sci- fi with musical with whimsical with transsexual with Tim Curry? What do you get when u have a punctured tire in the middle of a stormy night? What do you get when you walk to an old castle to find a telephone? What do you get when a creepy hunchback handyman greets you at the door? What do you get when the handyman breaks into a wild dancing fit? And you soon discover you’re right in time for the oddest gathering of your lifetime.


You get the TIME WARP!!!! What’s that you ask?!

It’s just a jump to the left.

And then a step to the right.

Put your hands on your hips.

You bring your knees in tight.
But it’s the pelvic thrust
That really drives you insane.

Then what?


And just when you decide you got to go, you meet the host of the show.

But don’t get strung out by the way he looks
Don’t judge a book by its cover
He’s not much of a man by the light of day
But by night he’s one hell of a lover
He’s just a sweet transvestite
From Transexual, Transylvania

Follow Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon), a newly engaged couple into the bizarre.

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Rocky Picture Horror Show is unmistakeably a cult classic. Recommended only for the unconventional conventionalists to witness absurdity at its musical best.


So are you a wild and an untamed thing?

FLIPPED (2010) … surely flipped me


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When you’ve watched too many movies about heart breaks, heart aches, marriage, parenting, cheating, you finally stop and stare in bewilderment at a movie that solely revolves around a first kiss. And NO! I’m not talking about ‘Never been kissed’.

‘Flipped’ is a story about Juli Baker in Bryce Loski’s story. Flipped is also a story about Bryce Loski in Juli Baker’s story. It started when 7yr old Juli met her new neighbor Bryce and instantly knew that he was the one who carried with him her first kiss. But it also began when 7yr old Bryce met his neighbor Juli and had an instant urge to run away from her. And hence began the story of Juli and Bryce and everything in between that first moment and their first kiss.


Winner of ‘Heartland Truly Moving Picture Award’, Flipped carries a childhood essence that we’ve all known and felt in a childhood that now seems so far away.  But when you watch Flipped it all comes back rushing down; those sheepish smiles, his deep eyes, the times your heart skipped a beat when his hand brushed against yours, his mere presence in the same room as you and how every minute spent with him seemed like a lifetime.

Flipped is not just a movie, it’s one of those rare magical journeys without a single dull moment. It made me forget how cynical I usually am. I could call it beautiful, cute and innocent but that would be an understatement. It was like a pot of hot chocolate on a cold winter night.

As you read this I’m sure you sense the warmth that still lingers on me from this movie. I guess I’m trying to convince you that when in life you’re at your brutish best and you’re surrounded by colors of black and grey you must watch Flipped cos every once in a while you find a movie that’s iridescent.

PS: I’ve been playing ‘let it be me’, a soundtrack from Flipped all throughout while I write this post so you are free to judge me cos I may be musically high.