Archive for April, 2012

When the world listens…

There are some songs that just bring time to a standstill and drive every emotion to the top like an erupting volcano. Florence and the Machine does just that with ‘Never Let Me Go‘. Piercing, beautiful, haunting, sad… it’s a song that’s almost Catholic in its redemptive spirit and the hope that springs out is dark and mysterious. This song sinks and uplifts you at the same time. An unexplainable feeling that can bring on a feeling of dread too…

When darkness falls

I am lost. I am scared.

Tupac – Please resurrect

Tupac Shakur was the man – not the gangsta, not the hoodie from the crips or whatever LA corner, he was the man who truly believed in what he said and never wavered despite what he was unfairly made out to be. There will never be one like him. ‘Tupac Resurrection‘  does justice to this phenom who went well before his time. I wish he was here. He made more sense than the people who questioned his judgment. RIP Tupac. Your rhyme came with a reason. There may be ‘Changes’ but you will never fade away. Listening to ‘Changes‘its not just racism that gets the treatment but life in all its depths.

How much do you weigh?

Emily Blunt’s free spirited catch phrase sums up this light and lovely movie that leaves behind a wonderful feeling on an exhausted heart and mind. ‘Wild Target‘ is a nice small film that leaves you smiling all the way with its simple but heart warming tale of an assassin and his relationship with a would-be victim. Wild Target

Bill Nighy‘s cold assassin and Emily Blunt‘s free spirit are a match made on the city streets and countryside of England. It’s a sight to see the cold as steel Nighy give in to his feelings and do a double-take when it comes to Blunt. She is Blunt in her beauty and vivacity and makes no bones on who she is against the calculating hard-as-nails killer.

The movie has it share of stars who add their own touch to this madcap caper of a movie but I loved the intensity with which the two leads with opposing characteristics literally beat the heat of bullets and a sinister mom who pops in whenever she feels like but in the end proves that mommy knows best as far as her sons profession is concerned.

A day when I faced some personal heat and tried to digest soemthing edible, this was a welcome experience that left me a bit lighter. “How much do I weigh?” Maybe I should have Miss Blunt ask me that now.

Self inflictions

It’s hard when some of the worst mistakes of your life come out of the selfishness and narrow mindedness that dominate every part of our days. We look down upon these ‘sinful’ traits when others showcase them and talk them down as if we were ordained to rightfully villify these features. But when it hits you and you begin to hide behind the shell of these very traits that you loathe, it can only lead to hurt.

I talk in circles, I talk in pain, I talk with some of the most depressing parts of my life and decisions I made coming back to haunt me day and night and only because of my self centred nature. I hate myself for that. I hate myself for being unsure in life, I hate myself for hurting others and I hate myself for wallowing in self pity (it still goes on). I stand at a crossroads where I need to define my life ahead. I stand in the midst of ruins brought out by dishonesty and abandonment on my part.

Life goes on they say, but for me its going to be the toughest rest of my life. There’s a lot I have to learn, there’s a lot more that I have to follow, there’s much more to figure out and it may be too late but there is always hope. We all make mistakes, we may have to live with them… to err is human, to forgive divine… but divinity is rare in this hard world where hard decisions lead to harder consequences… hope is powerful but at times it remains just that.

Haunting and beautiful

I had first heard this song on vH1 and with its unique, folksy sorta sound, fell in love with it. “Somebody that I used to know” is a song steeped in deep feelings and gentle melody that just washes over you and though sad tries to soothe the wounds across. What we have here is a cover of Gotye‘s version, by a group called Walk off the Earth, a Canadian indie band that has come out with its version, dare I say over and above Gotye’s. Listen and feel…

Thoughts

I hold it true, whate’er befall;
I feel it, when I sorrow most;
‘Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.

In Memoriam:27 – Alfred Lord Tennyson