Monday, December 26, 2005

The Day After Christmas

Woke up and am all alone. Waiting for my wife to get back this evening from Thailand. Decided to listen to some old (??) 80's music. Did you ever experience this? Everytime you listen to a song from the past, it links you to a certain time and certain place with certain people?
Right now listening to "Angel Eyes " by Wet Wet Wet, gosh its been forever since I heard:
"....The saddest thing I've ever seen on my tv screen
Was a dying man who died for his dream
Toughest thing I've ever heard
Was that new-born scream in this naked world...."
...". Wierd, all of a sudden i've discovered my time machine, i'm back in 1988, still in high school hanging out at Bandra playing soccer. Riding a bicycle, sipping golas at Juhu beach, and yes starting to discover girls. Ah how the heart flutters..dire straits and mark knopfler, its all coming back to me now.

That mixed up with going to Junior College and starting to discover the "ways of the world" have seriously led me to believe that I certainly have a chapter to contribute to "Mi Vida Loca"

Here's what I'm listening to right now:

Dire Straits - Money for nothing/twisting by the pool/My Parties
Kool & The Gang - Fresh
Erasure - Oh L'amour
Wet Wet Wet - Love is all around/Sweet little mystery/Angel Eyes
Morrissey - Suedehead
Pet Shop Boys - Go West/Always on my mind/C'est a vida est/Rent/West End Girls/Domino dancing
Bryan Adams - Straight from the heart/Do I have to say the words/Heaven
New Order - World in Motion (I LOVE this song)

Sunday, December 25, 2005

This Life

This world this life this language
Serve nothing but to express
the feelings of oneself and ones being
in existance, in breath and words

These feelings, those memories, the days gone by
one can look back and only repent
either for those that could have been changed
or those that could be relived somewhere

These relationships, those moments, those secrets
shared,loved,remembered and unspoken of
for what its been worth in this round
of a lesson or truth learned.

Merry Christmas

Was out last night at the Grey Lodge in Philadelphia with a buddy. Had a couple of Troeg's Mad Elf beers. Was a nice experience. Came back and was quite heady with the alcohol content of the beers. Note to self: Never drink two pints of 11% beers.

Woke up this morn to wish the family a merry christmas and was pleasantly surprised to receive an email from my wife (who's in Thailand right now) for the same. Couldn't help but think of my dad..we used to wake up early and make tea / idlis (for those of you who know). Merry xmas pops, i know you're up there watching.