Music & Parties
Anything to do with music and it’s companion, dinner parties. I believe in small parties filled with cool sounds.
After two years of neglect, my guitar has found a friend in me again. I’m a bad friend then, because I only pick up the guitar when the need arises; the keyboard is just more gratifying for me to play. But I am heading to a place in a few months—a place where a keyboard… Read More ›
As someone who loves music—who doesn’t?— and who loved watching music videos growing up—who didn’t?—dabbling in video editing was something I used to like doing. (Anybody?) It was like cooking except it took way longer: Assembling footage, collating the stills, selecting the music, writing captions, creating a narrative, and editing everything to the groove, the… Read More ›
There are many kinds of birthday gifts one can bestow on the important people in your life. They range from the spoken wish, the wish that is texted, emailed, written on someone’s Timeline, handcrafted cards, presents, simple dinners, the throwing of parties, whether big or small. If you’re like me, you like giving other people… Read More ›
June bids the start of summer, and though things don’t change where I live–either it rains or it doesn’t–in my mind, the sky is a stronger shade of blue, the morning air as soft as the evening twilight, and one decides to collect white dresses. Afterall, these are like snowflakes; no two are ever alike.
And if it rains all day, ‘Call on you, I’ll call on you Like I used to slide down beside And wrap you in stories Tailored entirely for you . . . Spitfire thin and strung like a violin I was; Yours was the face with a grace From a different age You were the… Read More ›
Being at the receiving end of a surprise party, even if it’s just a small dinner party, even if it came a little too early, must be fun. But planning one, executing the sequence of events, visualising the end result, the buildup, the suspense of the pending approach, and then — SURPRISE! After that, seeing… Read More ›
Part three of three in my series on Valentine’s Day posts. Now the party’s over, I’m so tired . . . Then I see you coming, out of nowhere; Much communication In a motion, without conversation, Or a notion . . . … Read More ›
This was her first album Whitney Houston released in 1985. Her second album, Whitney, released in the summer of 1987, made chart history when she became the first female artist to debut at Number 1 on the Billboard 200 charts. It was summer in Bloomington, and I saw her fresh, beautiful face everywhere on posters… Read More ›
Maybe it was because their music brings me back to those brilliant days of youth, those diamond days. I was done with grueling exams, tired of studying. I was heading to the States for college. It was summer, the days were long, friends were plentiful, I kept meeting new people, I wore my Wayfarers all… Read More ›
Every so often, a band comes along with songs that take your breath away. Their music and lyrics become like favourite books read many times over–you know the plot, the characters are old friends–, and there are some things that only grow better with time. You want to play their songs. You download the chord… Read More ›