Archive for March, 2011

15
Mar
11

Why You Should Date A Girl Who Reads (via Write In Color)

Something I’ve always believed and wanted to write ! 🙂

Why You Should Date A Girl Who Reads "Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes. She has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve. Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an … Read More

via Write In Color

11
Mar
11

Music of the mind

Like nothing you’ve ever heard out loud before, Music Of The Mind opens doors to a whole new world of compositional possibility.  But as BBC jazz award-winning saxophonist, flautist and composer Finn Peters proves, the tunes are probably already in your head…

Reminiscent of a Kubrick film, Music Of The Mind (MOTM), is a truly unique project: one that combines scientific experiment, modern music, performance theatre and education, to make music that is both revolutionary and hugely enjoyable.

Inspired by the pioneering experiments of Dr Mick Grierson at Goldsmith’s University (an experimental artist specialising in real-time interactive audiovisual research with focus on cognition and perception), alongside Peters’ own research, MOTM utilises pioneering Brain Computer Interface (BCI) technology and specially commissioned software (written by Matthew Yee-King) to allow musicians to literally think music into being. This is the first time ever that such technology has been used outside high-grade scientific institutions.

The project has received funding from the the Arts Council. Neurosky provided Brain Computer Interface equipment and technical support was given by The Innovative Computing Department at Goldsmiths University.

 

NOTE : The original article and more information can be found here.

05
Mar
11

she laaft me alone – must watch

01
Mar
11

ragnarock 2011 featuring SCRIBE and abraxes

Very good show by these people. I didn’t assume that they can put up such good show. Kudos to the organizers !!

First it was battle of bands and later the headlining acts took place.

Experiment 7

One of the oldest and still existent band(s??) of Ahmedabad. They play alternative/punk rock which apparently is not my cup of tea. I love what they do but I am not much of their fan. These guys are really talented, each one of them have been playing since long. But somehow recently I don’t really see the old spark in them. To me, it seems that they just play for sake of getting on to stage. I don’t find the old groove and energy in their playing. They really need some-one for vocals. GOOD VOCALS. Though guitar playing have gone the whole new way, somewhat funk-ish. But not upto the mark. Hope they come up with the old spark.

And one more thing, please don’t play Lazarus, let it be the way it is. I may, here, sound orthodox and stubborn. But their version of Lazarus sucks !!

 

Undergods

This band is where it all began. They were my first metal band to see live. Since then I m their fan. Though my music taste got changed with time but still I always enjoy them playing live. I m indeed their fan. Although The line up have changed with the time. But Jay and Paul being the consistent members of the band and my friends as well. They started with Tornado of Souls by mighty Megadeth. They pulled it really well, although there were couple of mistakes in the riff after 2nd verse, but granted ! After that they played OCs. They were tight. I think now its time that they need to come out of shell and start considering the opportunities out of Gujarat as well. The drummer kid is really getting good at playing.

Of course they won the competition. Jay I need a treat !

 

Downcast deciet

Next was guys from Bangalore. They took little more time with sound check and they almost wasted their 15 mins in doing so. They got to play just 2 songs. Both originals. I can’t seem to remember the name of the first song. Double bass drumming was going way off beat at one point of time. They were good, but they can be better. They seemed newbies. Vocals were too loud that it almost made guitars not-so-audible. Second song was “Downcast deceit” which was okay-ish. It didn’t really amused me. But they have potential and they can do way better than what they did. Best wishes for them.

 

The faculty

The college band. The only thing I want to say is YOU SUCK. Drummer, please practice hard before you get on stage. Mr Guitarist you too. Mr Keyboardist, I know that you can play fast like hell, maybe you can show your skills when required. You are just a show off. Please never perform elsewhere.

 

Quadrapod

Band from IIM-A. They are determined but unlucky guys. They had problems with lead guitar. It wasn’t audible at all. And it sounded like flush anyway. They played original, something about X-men and super powers or whatever. After that they played A tout le monde, which was good. I mean, at least better than what they played in IIM Chaos. Don’t play for sake of playing. Put your best efforts or don’t play.

 

AbraXas

Okay, I gotta admit that these guys are insane. I loved the energy, the power, the dedication and of course the music. They knew their sound and they knew what they are doing. Guitarist is one heck of a played. They played their originals and they’ve got great potential. I wouldn’t be really surprised seeing them performing abroad and signed by some foreign record label soon. I wish them really bright and gig-ing future ! Way to go. It was them who made me start headbanging in the gig. I didn;t really want to headbang in the gig but they made me !

 

SCRIBE

Probably one of their own kind of band. Frontman was one heck of a guy. He was funny. He literally ripped gujjus. He started talking gujju swearing and broken gujju, which was funny. He even make 2 girls do dandiya on stage. What could be more hilarious than this !! Apart from that, music, they were very djental I should say. Now, I should admit that, djent is very difficult to headbang upon. You can’t really decide that you want to headbang on drumbeat or the riff. Djent makes you headbang and makes your body bang as well. It was carnage, shear carnage of 45 mins. But I hate them for not playing Mark of Teja. Frontman eventually made those wannabes come on stage and made fun of them, but they didn’t really realize 😛 !! And in the end, he bloody called the WHOLE FUCKING CROWD on the stage ! :O Everyone was on stage and yet they were playing. I really really enjoyed them seeing live, and probably my decision of staying for the gig and not to go to stupid dinner party. This would be probably my best gig so far. Hope to see you more. Keep doing what you are doing. You guys have really very bright future ahead. Now, I can say, I GOT DJENT ! 🙂

I wanted to buy abraxes and SCRIBE CD but motherfuckers vanished right away ! :\

It was almost 2am and I yet had to arrange something to go back home so I left the venue as soon as I could.




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