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Saturday, March 15, 2008

Have you ever been ashamed to admit you like a particular song because it’s uncool or doesn’t fit with your image? Do you secretly listen to songs that you know your friends will make fun of (even though they may be liking it as well, secretly, of course)? Do you have hidden folders on your computer containing Himesh Reshammiya music?* If the answer to any of these questions is ‘yes’, then, join the club! You aren’t alone, sweetie#. We’re with you *nods with copious amounts of solidarity pouring out* So, the other day I was listening to ‘Tum se hi’ from Jab We Met, which by the way, was a shockingly sweet movie (I never thought I’d actually watch and like a Kareena flick) (using earphones) and fish admitted that she hates to admit it but she likes the song as well and we had a nice, long discourse on the phenomenon of secretly liking songs that one isn’t generally allowed to like. You know. It was then that this story about a friend of mine who had renamed certain himesh songs on his itunes playlist came up! I mean, okay, you don’t want the whole world to know you’re a fan of the Nasal Twang King, for obvious reasons (which is, the fear of having your sanity and the well-being of your sensory receptors doubted) but this is just the limit! I mean some sense of security and normalcy must prevail!

So what you do when you’re quietly listening to some such apparently must-not-be-liked-by-normal-people song and a human being appears out of nowhere, hijacks your laptop and opens your itunes (or WMP or whatever)(or takes away your earphones or exhibits some such behaviour- you get the drift, right?)? Heart comes to mouth, fear comes rushing like you’ve got gifts from US for it (ok, sad joke.) etc.? Worry not. Learned BlogOwner will give you sound advice. You should pretend that the song you’re listening to is indeed a wonderful piece and wonder out loud how they never heard such a gem and prod them to listen to it (well, to be fair, it wouldn’t be pretending because in your opinion, it IS a good piece and that’s why you’re listening to it). It’s at least better than frantically changing the song every time you sense human infrared radiations. Further, it could possibly get that person to listen to that track and perhaps s/he might even like it! Then you both could secretly like it! Well, it wouldn’t be much of a secret if everyone did this. That would be great, if we humans weren’t this judgemental, won’t it? Well, not really. It keeps things spicy. :)

P.S.- Why are slam books called slam books? Just a question.

*I SWEAR I don’t.

#Pardon me for the annoying saccharine language, but it just fits. Hence.

12 comments:

another brick in the wall said...

i found backstreet boys, tatu and enrique iglesius on one of my friends "secret" playlist... i was travelling with these 2 metal bands once (wont mention their names.. they'll sue me) and one of the guys wanted us to hear some real "loud-shit" and so he plugged in his mp3 to the car stereo and out screamed "bryan adams" and we stared at him.. "oh my stupid bro must've put this" was his excuse.. his luck was so bad that for the next 10 times when he was pressing the "next" button another "bryan adams" song wud start playing... finally he gave up and admitted his love towards mr.adams :)

so u like himesh eh! :D

Abhu said...

heheee! well... i think i can apply for a membership to this club :P though these days iam more openly hearing songs i like ( which r the so-called secretly heard numbers and no, um not talking to himesh reshamya for christ's sake :P) all those beautiful old numbers... etc.

raghu said...

not good.. not good to like bad music.. not good at all

Golden Vulture said...

well judgments arent required all the time buddy ..you just need to edit and add another feature of the other person and hence never compare !!.. :) keep smiling

Sneha said...

@ another brick- omg, BB! that's just crazy! well, to be honest, i have 2 BB tracks as well :)



@ abhu- come on, old hindi music isn't something to be ashamed of. it's brilliant. i LOVE listening to old hindi music, especially RD Burman and OP Nayyar at times.


@raghu- what is 'good' and what is 'bad' is purely subjective :)


@ Golden Vulture- hey there! well, no matter what we say, human beings ARE essentially prejudiced and opinionated. when you say you don't have an opinion, that in itself puts you in a category and you're thus classified.

Lin Makhijani said...

Haha!
Dude, you know i aint ashamed! I listen to my dose of Britney Spears and Enrique.. Inspise of all the people in my life calling my 'gay'!
D'oh! Fuck the world, lol.
Nicely done, Mo!

raghu said...

i dint noe :P hahaha

vatsala said...

i like : ) lol, ive received a lot of flak earlier for just mentioning britny, in the music column on orkut :D

vatsala said...

*britney.

s.j.simon said...

Nobody rocks like Himesh! I just discovered lyrics for his songs. I think the site rocks too! Keep rocking Himesh…

Roshan R said...

"tum se hi" is an awesome number.. no doubts on that one..

Divya said...

i like tatu, enrique (used to), bb.. the works.. and hey i even like 2 whole songs of himesh...

and ya.. same here.. i NEVER thought id actually like a kareena flick and tht too so much!!

slam books.. ive always wondered :S