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A soulful singer and a surreal evening
It was one of those
evenings I wished to wrap it all up as soon as I could and hit my sack. Well
quiet understandably the escape route wasn’t going to be an easy one.
Considering the fact that it was the sun down event of a half a week long brand
summit I was participating in.
A few awkward moments
and a good strong drink later the urge to escape was subsiding. Yet I was a tad
unsure the mild intoxication could hold me in that place for long. The sound of
the sea waves hitting the rocks by the beach of Kovalam and the breeze of wind
blowing across was helping me calm down and sink in to the surrounding.
Just then an unknown,
unheard artist came on the stage. It was a band comprising of a vocalist and a music
mixer AKA DJ. It was only a matter of time before the soulful voice of the
vocalist signing some of the best indie classics, sufi songs and ghazals filled
the open air gathering.
I could feel the music
slowly growing on me. Well it wasn’t me alone, a careful look around and it was
evident that the vocalist had made a strong connect with the audience. The co-artist
and the vocalist seemed like a great team, making the crowd wanting more of
that surreal music they been dishing out.
It was only later,
post the performance I got to catch up with the artist duo. They were an absolute
pleasure to talk to. The conversation was the much needed trigger, to rekindle the
passionate music lover in me to write a thank you note through this blog post.
For all those who
wondering who the artists were, Madhuparna Vaidya the vocalist and her accompanying
music producer DJ Aar. The vocalist in particular was an absolute delight, a
trained singer with a mystical ability to make people stay engrossed and melt
away in the sea of musical notes.
Mere words can never
justify the portraying of my experience. I am only glad to share the link for
all of you to check out some of the songs sung by her.
Go ahead and discover
for yourself this amazing singer and her brilliance in dishing out really moving
songs. She has a good collection of many covers and a couple of originals to
her credit. A fusion artist you should have on your radar and not miss out on
listening to her live if you were to ever get a chance.
It was yet another Friday or billions of
earthlings. May be it was a mundane day ahead for
some and exciting for others. An exciting day ahead for the ones who were certain
of the joy to be unwrapped the next day, the weekend. Well, in my case it was
the former. Blame it on being one amongst the many who work on Saturdays.
The distance between us questions possibilities, Two souls who connect yet shall stay detached, Life running along parallel tracks that shall never meet, Yet hope says they would someday be entwined. UnInhibited feelings spoken, thoughts exchanged, Unassuming how the world would read them, Prejudices can't be fought, let free thoughts sail, It's a battle less spoken, but I know many shall be fought. Feelings expressed in words for many are view points, Sometimes misunderstood, unacceptable for few. Thoughts expressed are sometimes song of a bleeding heart, These emotions maybe shunned by many as no art. Questioned and unacceptable orphan thoughts, Wish to die accepted, but denied and stay detest. Don't let yourself be consumed by the opinions of others, Your soul deserves a sweet song, let it be one about it's zest.
The other day in midst of a long tiring journey from the airport I zoned out in thoughts, looking outside the window. What was I thinking? I was trying to fathom as to what's the single most element distinguishing mediocrity from excellence.
A lot of us have this beautiful idea in our mind to be achievers of some sort. Each individual has their own definition of excellence. All of it leading to creating a happy space in our minds. But these remain mere ideas and definitions in our head.
We have a lot of clutter occupying our minds. Some of it even includes being less appreciative of others success. Being too bothered about right and wrong of others choices. A bunch of useless thoughts which in no way are going to be helping us in our pursuit of happiness. When we are done with all the wining about the world and people in it, we get on with our mediocre life.
We seem to believe that there is solace in the cocoon of mediocrity.
"There are no easy ways, no escapes, Yet we wish s…