Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Random Notes of Music

Last week I saw a Wong Kar Wai movie called the Chung King Express. I quite liked the movie, though I can’t say I will be revisting it anytime soon, if at all. It’s just that I was expecting so much more from Wong Kar Wai, so I guess I felt a little disappointed at the end of it all….when I realised that the movie had ended, that is. I mean, I was watching, and suddenly I was like ‘Huh!! It’s over???’. When a movie does that to me, I feel very cheated - because here I am spending all this time and thought into your movie, and then when I don’t even realise that you have brought it to an end, out of the blue, I feel like you have pulled a rug off from under my feet – from under my feet, the feet of your rapt audience.

Anyway I digress. So there is this song that one of the characters in the movie is listening to ALL THE TIME. And the song is sooooo insanely addictive that now I am at listening to it all the time too. In fact, I’m listening to it right now, and it makes me disgustingly cheerful on a Monday morning – a Monday morning on the heels of a blurred weekend and a night out of work. So this song is California Dreamin’ by Mamas and Papas. Go listen to it here.

About the addictiveness of songs, its like that for me all the time. I guess it’s the same for many people I guess. Once I love a song, I listen to it in continuous loop, on and on and on, keeping at it for days, till I finally tire of it. People would say my taste in music is err…lets call it unconventional. Which is why the last song I was addicted to was ‘Love Mera Hit Hit’. I think I’m finally over it now…..thanks to California Dreamin’.