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March 6, 2014 Culture, Random Thoughts
Music Is Life

“I’ll See You On The Dark Side Of The Moon”

It’s better to burn out than to fade away.

These words of Kurt Cobain have changed many minds and in turn many lives. Often people ask me what’s my ultimate goal in life, and get shocked with my response to it. All I want is to travel the world in search of good music.

Just like people have their choices about things, I have mine too. Mine is to live free, without any boundaries or hindrances; I choose to be free. Most people have their own perception about musicians that they are drug addicts, badly behaved ; essentially, outcasts. But then again, to quote some intellectual rockers, “Life is ours, we live it our way!”

Since I’m totally into rock, these are the bands that occupy a large part of my playlist and a larger part of my heart: Pink Floyd, Nirvana, AC/DC, Dream Theater, Metallica, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Queen, System of A Down, The Scorpions, Avial, Motherjane, DNPB, GnR, RHCP, Coldplay…….. And I can keep going on.

The fact is, as rockers, we just want two things – Peace and a lot of Good Music!
There’s one thing I always say about Rock, which I’ll definitely quote: “Rock is the only form of music which is raw, experimental and indeed real (for me). Rock is not meant to be perfect.” We’re but humans, not meant to be perfect. Also, when I say real, I’m talking about the substance of reality and realization which makes Rock the largest genre, even today. I’m not trying to give a speech or pitch for the nunnery here; if you’re a Pink Floyd fan, you’ll know what I mean.

Love for MusicEvery genre has its own essence, music has its own fans and no language, ethnicity or people can be a barrier for music. I don’t want to be a classist, but I will say this, if ever we are imprisoned for downloading music (illegally), I do pray that we are segregated by our favorite genres.

This is something that every musician/music lover will agree with; we all try to have music in all walks of our life and at the point of time when there’s no music, we feel dead. I wouldn’t generalize and impose this on the mass, but personally, music is not a part of my life, music ‘is’ my life!

It’s not that we don’t care about society and what they have to say about us, they just don’t exist for us. Music is the world where we live, from which we learn and indeed for which we live. So, there’s no sensation to compare with this… suspended animation, a state of bliss!

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