September 29, 2005 at 10:16 pm 5 comments

Bored?

Tired?

Totally Stressed??

Wanna Relax??

Wanna Do Something DIFFERENT??

How bout this! 😉

The Music Society is holding an Open House & Jam session!!! Just a couple of hours where musicians and non musicians alike can get together, play good music, listen to good music, and just unwind. An unplugged session like never before. The music society invites you, Freshman and Seniors alike. Bring the lyrics, bring your guitars if you like, most importantly, bring your love for music and jam with us!!!

The rules well… come listen to us start it off, then you guys come and play. Never played in front of a crowd before? Doesn’t Matter. Only know a couple chords? Doesn’t Matter. Know only the one string version to “tujhe dekha to ye jaana sanam”? Doesn’t Matter. If you want us to play while you sing, not a problem – get the chords (go to guitartabs.cc) and well do our best. Semi Acoustic Guitars only. We have two, bring ure own if you want.

In the REC room (next to the super store)
Tomorrow 29th September 2005.9p.m. Onwards!

having missed the last couple “music society” presentations, i knew i didn’t want to miss this too. and i’d also promised ibad, which was why i tore myself away from “the matrix” and wandered down to the “rec room” to see what all the fuss was about. i must admit, i was impressed by the number of people waiting outside the room for the concert to start.

once i got inside, however, i realized why it was i had missed the music society so much. as is usual right before concerts; people were missing, things were getting set up, people were anxious, responsibilities were being appointed. good old music society. the “mahol” -atmosphere- was amazing. the lights were off. some lamps had been brought in and covered with colored paper. and the cool and trusty “khokha” bar stools had been set up.

after about half an hour of catching up with various people, namely ibad and salman, who i hadn’t met in a while, i was told i’d be filming the show. as usual. not my favorite thing to do, and not something i’m good at, but whatever.

the show was great. since it was an “open night” and everyone who wanted to was allowed to play, i was a bit unsure of how the society would manage, both content and management wise. but they did pretty well. some people had to wait a while to play, but that was to be expected. however, everyone got a chance, with preference being given to “first-timers”.

amazing performance by kazi (2006). went to school with him and NEVER knew he could sing THAT well! also, the 2009s were really good with quite a few people getting up to play – dunno everyone’s names so sorry about that. erum’s “one more time – britney spears” was done quite well with amazingly feminine (heh) backing vocals and saad+taha’s “jumma, chumma de de” was well co-ordinated to say the least! hub and sibti’s “no idea” song was funny, though i’m sure lots of people had no idea what they were talking about.

as far as the “old” members go, they were obviously amazing. ammar freshie and shibli’s “learn to fly” and “rangon main” were amazing. ehsan’sif green to me was blue to you” was something i hadn’t heard before, and was extremely happy with (yay! have that on tape as well!). those three, by the way, are geniuses. i swear! i’m getting autographs right now as an investment. 😀

highlights of the concert (?) was a fight (details can be obtained from me, though even i don’t know what exactly happened!), ammar’s string breaking (thus taking over salman’s position as official string-breaker), shibli messing up caught on tape), saad’s “gay eskimo” and ehsan’s mummy’s tears!

all in all, i walked away from the concert happy. definitely time well-spent. in the end. a song that stuck with me through the concert…and something i think should’ve been sung at the end.

Another turning point;
a fork stuck in the road.
Time grabs you by the wrist;
directs you where to go.
So make the best of this test
and don’t ask why.
It’s not a question
but a lesson learned in time.
It’s something unpredictable
but in the end it’s right.
I hope you had the time of your life.
So take the photographs
and still frames in your mind.
Hang it on a shelf
In good health and good time.
Tattoos of memories
and dead skin on trial.
For what it’s worth,
it was worth all the while.
It’s something unpredictable
but in the end it’s right.
I hope you had the time of your life.
time of your life – green day
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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Pierre  |  September 30, 2005 at 2:30 am

    Aah… the good ol’ days when I was still at University!! I can still remember the first time I picked up my guitar and played with a bunch of people sitting around me and singing….

    Sounds like a blast! Enjoy yourself!! Oh and if possible – there’s one song that I haven’t heard in a long long time – Maeri by Euphoria – it’s a beautiful one… please play that for me! I’m sure someone will know it!

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  • 2. Reeny  |  September 30, 2005 at 7:24 pm

    Mera naam bhi naheen hayyy!! But atleast that’s my song haha. I should’ve dedicated it to you guys since it’s your last year. Dude, I don’t wanna think about that right now… but one day I will be going through the same thing and that kinda scares me sometimes. :-/

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  • 3. ali.shirazee  |  October 1, 2005 at 7:42 pm

    niiiiiiiiiiiicccccccccceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ic ic ic ic zeee music scene i love this sort of stuff wish i could be there

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  • 4. Maria  |  October 3, 2005 at 9:25 pm

    I knooOW it was a lotta fun!…the first time I played while singing tooOo..its somehow more fun when you screw up down the middle of a song, I dont know why… sometimes I scare myself :S lol …feels great to see familiar faces cracking up especially in such sticky situations haha 🙂

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  • 5. Pierre  |  October 4, 2005 at 3:00 pm

    The Bengal tigers were the same as always.. beautiful. But i fell in love with another big cat which I forgot to mention – try a google image search for Korean Leopards… the next time you think ‘feline’.. you’ll think of these creatures….

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