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How do you kill a song?

Posted by Girish Krishnan on October 11, 2006

How do you kill a song? Let me teach you how to do it if you arent aware of it already…..U need to play the song so many times, that it gets beaten to death! Each syllable, each sound of it should be shredded apart to echo in your thoughts and finally you need to make sure that it psyches you out one more time you hear it!!!!

I get carried off with some songs and if that happens, its pure disaster for my roommates! I definitely know of some fellow bloggers who are as (or more) insane as me when it comes to spilling some song blood! – So babies of this field can definitely try my process out and tangibly satisfy their sadistic urges (just keep counting roughly how many times the song plays before it wears out – collect the metrics!)

It happened a couple of times at ISB with the Evanescence rendering of “My immortal” and of course the Strings – “Yeh Hai meri Kahani” – Both times the same song played a zillion times on my comp, and of course saturated my hardworking quaddies to a good extent.. I still remember Ol’friend Mr Nair, coming running out of his corporate finance den and calling me a jerk when the “kyun zulm kar raha hain” part got to his nerves – freakin good times those!!!

Prior to that there was a huge gap and i guess it was Maroon 5 “She will be loved” that withstood the massacre for quite a while!

Of late, this has happened a couple of times, and with an additional ATP6 loudspeaker (sleek satellite and woofer combo!) at my desk, B and C have a tough time in the night 🙂 Funnily enough, it happened with one song sung by India’s Nasal sensation Mr Hi-Nose Reshammiya!…I played it so many times that all of us, A (thats me!), B and C started singing Aap ki khaatir through the nose :-), not to mention the angst it created amongst the doves that stay outside my window – they are equally crazy and intense about the song and keep cooing (i mean singing) in the night for quite sometime even after the song is switched off!.

The Don title track also played a lot of times on my laptop mainly because it gives u a racy feeling – I guess the scales would trace a kind of step function in the song if we plot it on a graph and the lack of continuity between the lines make a phenomenal difference to the song. This is definitely a diversity candidate among the current crop of hindi songs!.

Recently i have picked up another prospective condidate for torture, but dont expect this one to last for as much as the other songs mentioned earlier. There’s a lot of freshness in this one, sung by Atif Aslam, who gave us aadat earlier..Hear “Tere Bin” from Bas Ek Pal, u’ll love it..


2 Responses to “How do you kill a song?”

  1. Bharani said

    not C, buddy, not C… cant stand those cantankerous high pitched tracks, AKK included


  2. C in disguise of B – i know u freakin love AKK and HR!!!

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