Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Loosing Parity

"Ok guys, good news! I've brought my laptop and speakers" announced the guy from Islamabad. All excited, he took his laptop, connected the speakers and started playing that really torturous i-am-urban-and-i-listen-to-english-music sound. I wonder if everyone from Islamabad is such an eccentric, listening to English music, watching bizarre serials, using products and brands that are hard to find anywhere else but good old 'Isloo'. And when the show-off session approaches the end, they start whining about how they miss Isloo. Pathetic!

What bugs me most is the huge deal it is for an Islamabadite to stay in a town a little more than hundred kilometers away; that how is our town so disparate from Islamabad? Fine, understood that they have better roads which we don't, they have cabs instead of our rickshaws and yup, they have the advantage of calling themselves the citizens of the capital, yet it remains inexplicable how can they listen to such repugnant music and watch boring movies without songs.

Its not that we don't listen to English music, we know all the big stars, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, that Enrique guy, that Hanna Montana girl, that GaGa woman, to name a few, but we prefer the new Atif Aslam song featured in that new Katrina movie. Weird thing is that not only is this Isloo-baby oblivious and uninformed about that Atif Aslam song, but he gives you disparaging looks if you mention that you know all the superstars like Britney and Boyzone.

He also mentioned that he worked on a radio station back there in Islamabad. I reckon it was something… 94… yeah, PlanetFM94. That is where he plays all that torturous – what he calls – music. But who knows, maybe the sort of music that we listen to is equally detestable to him. Maybe his thoughts reciprocate what we perceive about his ideas and tastes.

I wonder if the personalities diverge to such an extent as you travel along the GT Road, and with those personalities vary the choices in music. But this divergence itself is not the question. The question is how these differences signify? Does this individual choice of music enrage itself into a violent clash of ideology or transform into something productive, positive exposure maybe. Does this difference encourage enmities or does it persuade more tolerance. I really can't say about everyone, but maybe we should go for the latter. Maybe different music isn't that big a deal. Maybe we should give people more space and maybe, we should listen to and accept, rather enjoy each others' music.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Revelation 3:1 what can one say? seems as if the electricity that we have so much of in this country is suspiciously obliterated and non existent.....*shoot to thrill...plays in head.......God what is wrong with these people??......Whats with them?.....Just give us power!!!.....*sigh.......Have you seen any of the adds on tv lately??.....God their becoming inundated with ridiculous banter.....its hillarious how a bunch of creative designers cant go beyond women and their long computerised long hair......University started for me a week back, i hope their nice this year considering its my last.....*shoot to thrill.......Insane we were crossing the murree road and an individual blessed with both sides of the sexual spectrum crossed us clapping his/her hands in glee.....'MONEY MONEY' $$$$$$$$$..........'MAY YOU HAVE MANY KIDS' she/he buddy who was walking besides me replied nonplussed......'May you have many children with pink noses and gooey eyes too!!'..........In that moment i realised that today was just one of those insanely zonked out was playing paintball and i was the moving unarmed target......non of this makes sense...but if u read what i write standing upside down u'll see that im just ahead of the current.......I aint crazy.....i just woke up really early....and i want more sleep.......*swims to shore......awaits the drumroll........Oh well.....lets go back to the show right?....its what i do.