Monday, November 28, 2005

The Sultan of Swing...(of guitar,rather)

Mark Knopfler: The voice n lead guitarist of Dire Straits.
Although I’ve listened to da tabs of greats like Joe Satriani,Steve Vai, "The edge" of U2,Kirk Hammett of Metallica--but listening to tabs by Knopfler is really a treat. Was surfing thru da net for some stuff n came across this on...

Mark Knopfler is certainly not your run-of-the-mill rock star. His personality, much like his guitar playing, is understated, yet his body of work commands a great deal of attention. Knopfler is certainly best known for fronting the pop band Dire straits, who broke onto the UK music scene with a 1978 self-titled debut (featuring the classic "SULTANS OF SWING"). Knopfler instantly became a household name when Dire Straits' 1985 recording Brothers in Arms produced no less than four hit songs (with "MONEY FOR NOTHING" reaching number one on Billboard). In typical Knopfler fashion, however, the musician quickly turned his attention to smaller, less mainstream projects. Since that time, Knopfler has concentrated on writing film scores, producing other artist's albums, and recording with other guitarists like Chet Atkins and Buddy Guy, and writing material for his own solo projects.

Bhailog...i've been of a great fan of his music these days.As i said in one of my earlier post...BROTHERS IN ARMS is a too sahi gaana,so thought of posting da lyrics...n yea i know ,da lyrics are strange.With da original background score they're tooooo good.

These mist covered mountains
Are a home now for me
But my home is the lowlands
And always will be
Some day you’ll return to
Your valleys and your farms
And you’ll no longer burn
To be brothers in arms

Through these fields of destruction
Baptisms of fire
I’ve watched all your suffering
As the battles raged higher
And though they did hurt me so bad
In the fear and alarm
You did not desert me
My brothers in arms

There’s so many different worlds
So many different suns
And we have just one world
But we live in different ones

Now the sun’s gone to hell
And the moon’s riding high
Let me bid you farewell
Every man has to die
But it’s written in the starlight
And every line on your palm
We’re fools to make war
On our brothers in arms

Good gaana to listen when alone or while on a journey.
So go get his music n croc style BOOM LIKE THAT.

Thursday, November 17, 2005


Books have always been one of the favourites on my wishlist.
Just have a foggy idea,that years back,i think when i was in the primary school i enjoyed reading .Those days was a fullto fan of a comic ...yea, it was "Tinkle". I had even persuaded nihar to subscribe that comic...(he still curses me for it).Dont know know y da hell i spent paisa on it.
But as years went by, likes changed.I liked reading books which included fiction.One book which bugged me like hell was TELL ME YOUR DREAMS by Sidney Sheldon.Good author...but frankly speaking,i really hated this work of his.The whole script is stuck up like a chewing gum in the courtroom for about 3/4 chapters of the book,unnecessarily.I still have books on the shelf which i have yet to read...
WHEELS,EVENING NEWS-Aurthur Hailey...just finished reading AIRPORT.
THE BROKER-John Grisham...heard its a good book.
Here is what Grishams' gotta say abt his works.
"My background is law, certainly not satellites or espionage.
I'm more terrified of high-tech electronic gadgets today than a year ago.
(These books are still written on a thirteen-year-old word processor.
When it stutters, as it seems to do more and more, I literally hold my breath.
When it finally quits, I'm probably done, too.)
It's all fiction, folks. I know very little about spies, electronic surveillance,
satellite phones, smartphones, bugs, wires, mikes, and the people who use them."

Yea,its true...u need to have a lot of knowledge abt law if u gotta read his books.I have friends who have read the whole John Grisham series.God knows,what gave them such courage to read the whole series.
Recently shifted to non-fiction and i enjoyed reading IGNITED MINDS,GREAT INDIAN JOURNEYS and BILL GATES SPEAKS(courtesy-nihar).I already mentioned earlier....i am craving to read this non fiction work, FUTUREWISE.And If there's a mention of Italy in any books,then it sure must be some good book.
Finally who can forget the videsi "Sarkar"...Yea,GODFATHER....can anyone lend me that book for a day plz??Anyways for the time being let me enjoy reading READERS' DIGEST(da subscription commenced this month).By the way,this has been a long post.
Gotta go.I am late for the gym.

P.S:My broken tooth has been fixed....thanks to da Doc.
Also thank you all for the 1000 hits on my blog.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005


Hi! was going thru some blogs.Just came across some posts like " The Sevens","The 7 tag"...etc. Actually the only facts i knew about the word "seven" was that, its a number.Secondly,Se7en is a Brad Pitt movie .....saw it recently. Thought that there's no harm in given it a try...So here it goes,

7 things i can do:
`Flush the toilet
`Sleep in the class
`Save money
`Mail junk
`Bunk lectures
`Damage Cd's
`Bug people (thats a proved fact)

7 things i cant do/hate:
`Form the tie ka knot
`Watch those bullshit "K" serials
`Write an essay
`Sidhu's commentry
`Wash my undergarments (so forget and dont expect me to wash yours)
`Stinking socks

7 people i want to meet:
`Sonali Bendre
`Vladmir Putin
`Steve Waugh
`Preity Zinta
`Kimi Raikkonen
`Jennifer Aniston
`Albert Einstien (alas!)
Just named a few...cuz this list is unending.

7 angrezi gaanas i like:
`Guns n Roses-"Sweet child o' mine"
`Dire Straits-"Brothers in arms"
`MLTR-"Complicated heart"
`Linkin Park-"Crawling"
`Audioslave-"Be yourself"
`Green day-"Time of your life"
`Metallica -"Nothing else matters"

7 words/phrases I say often:
`Saala chor
`You suck!
`Ekdam Sahi

7 blogs worth reading:
`Just another day..
`Turn me!!
`Opportunity knocks many times.
`Of hostel times
`Of History & Mathematics
`Siddhagad Conquered

7 things i must be doing today:
`Go to the gym.
`Get an appointment with Dr.Sonal to fix my broken tooth.
`Call Zuhaib n tell him to get some "Id" ka biryani.
`Go to the bookstore n check if i can find FUTUREWISE.
`Call Parul n wish her ..its her b'day 2de.
`Study for the exams...especially that sucking thermodynamics.
`Post this blog.

Thats it.Finally i am done...
but...times change...and so do likes,dislikes n people(yea..people do change with changing times...especially the aliens popularly known as girls).
So may be, i'll come up with a similar "Se7en" soon.