Friday, December 21, 2007

Lazily rolling and flying around

Lazy day today ... unshaven for quite a few days now... there was disinterested look on my face throughout the day...but then a quiet need that...specially when Holidays are coming!!! :)

1. 'As you Like it'

Not many people in Office today. Holiday time!!! A lot work can't be done - because the people who are not there in the office, are actually needed. What does that mean? - less work for those who are in office :) (in some wicked sense - I like it)

2. 'Rolling'

The roll over effect of the previous day surge in work enthusiasm - helps. I do some pending work - personal and office. A lot that was pending for a long time gets over. Feel lighter baggage now.

3. 'Given to Fly'

Pearl Jam. Well what can I say about them. My first Love affair with a band. When I listened to 'Ten' with my eyes closed late into the night, alone in my college days- something happened deep inside. Something released inside. Seattle - boy I would love to go there. Grunge stands for raw, anti-theatrics, distortions, heavy sludgy guitar... lyrics full of ...angst, loneliness, be it gave vent to the rebel inside... I totally identified with it! seems like it was coming from inside. I am not a very huge fan of Nirvana but.... PJ - I have everything that they have ever sung. Eddy Veddar- the most intense voice I have come across.

Given to Fly is a song from one of their lesser popular albums (there we go again). I used to love revising for my exams listening to this. My roomie - Dixit...used to hate me for this. He used to be tensed before the exams, and I didn't quite help, by playing the music loud and thundering.

The picture that comes to my mind when I hear this song (for all these years) of a Man- high up in the sky...flying over the mountains, over the high rising trees. There is fog and smoke (from probably a war) in the sky and he flies through it- fearless and brutal in his intent. It starts slowly...rises slowly...then come the drums... and then comes Eddy ...slowly it keeps rising...and then it flies off... goes into a climax... 'A wave came crashing like a fist to the jaw....' ..The video is in Argentina - he actually uses some Spanish words in the song ...and also speaks in spanish (reads it out actually) start with...

YouTube Video

He could've tuned in, tuned in

But he tuned out

A bad time, nothing could save him

Alone in a corridor, waiting, locked out

He got up outta there, ran for hundreds of miles

He made it to the ocean, had a smoke in a tree

The wind rose up, set him down on his knee

A wave came crashing like a fist to the jaw

Delivered him wings, "Hey, look at me now"

Arms wide open with the sea as his floor

Oh, power, oh

He's.. flying


High.. wide, oh

He floated back down 'cause he wanted to share

His key to the locks on the chains he saw everywhere

But first he was stripped and then he was stabbed

By faceless men, well, fuckers

He still stands

And he still gives his love, he just gives it away

The love he receives is the love that is saved

And sometimes is seen a strange spot in the sky

A human being that was given to fly

High.. flying

Oh, oh

High.. flying

Oh, oh

He's flying

Oh, oh


Rashmi said...

I like the pic... is it album's cover?

an autumn leaf for all seasons said...


I like the way you present your BTs - the way you format it with titles and sub-titles, some illustrations...and seems very genuine... nice :-)

When I was contributing, I remember writing a snippet, some sort of intro before I started numbering my BTs one by one.

Keep LATBing.


Tan said...

The album cover is

Album Cover

This is common signboard in US. It is a single from this album. I think this was my third PJ album, that i bought.

Tan said...

Hi Aparna,

LATBing huh! Had to figure that out.

Thanks for your comments. Yes I remember your format. I have read your posts.

Which reminds me- why don't you jump back in? Give it one more shot.

an autumn leaf for all seasons said...

No Tanmoy No. (Just thought it sounds cute)

Actually, where I am at right now, I think Life is Great, and not just bad. I am so thankful and wish every year turns out to be just like 2007 :-)

But yes, I do stop more often than I ever used to, to think how beautiful indeed life is :-)

Tan said...

:-) it is beautiful. Do you like Jazz?

I see skies of blue..... clouds of white
Bright blessed days....dark sacred nights
And I think to myself .....what a wonderful world.

I hear babies cry...... I watch them grow
Theyll learn much more.....than Ill never know
And I think to myself .....what a wonderful world

an autumn leaf for all seasons said...

I love Jazz. Like Brubeck. (Love to listen to jazz while I work :-) )

There's another 'wonderful world'. Do you know the Elvis Presley one? 'Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful,!!!'

"Up in the blue skies, birds fly singing their cares away.

And out of each note, each throat, greets a wonderful day :-)"

p.s. Agreed - I am a retro-lover!

Tan said...

:-) Yes, retro lover me too... !!! I tried to look it up - The Wonderful World Of what i got. Then finally I got the one you are talking about. It has a higher tempo - liked it!