Posts Tagged ‘CCR’

And a song for every season.

They could well paraphrase this song to ‘Churn, Churn, Churn’ and make it the HR department’s anthem 

This one for the marketer peddling his wares

And for that mythical honest business

For the paranoid and the merely curious alike

If only Pontius Pilate had sung

And in this season of giving and forgiving

For the one on a diet (there’s a twisted mind at work here)

And one for that cow on the street

For those historically inclined (Rick, are you listening?), overheard during the French Revolution

With a liberal dose of liberty, the background score to Julius Caesar – Act 3: Scene 1, perhaps?

For my passengers when I drive  

When out runs the line
And the end is nigh

And this one that prompted this post

Wrote a song for everyone
And I could’t even talk to you

Music lore has it that the old masters of Indian classical music could gather dense clouds in the sky and move them to release precious rain with an intense exposition of specific ragas. Recent legend has it that the 20th century master, Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar did just that with his rendition in raga Amruthavarshini. A legend in my family – my mother’s side, that is – also has it that the very same master musician’s proposal to wed my grandmother was politely but firmly declined by her father. Good thing too because I wouldn’t have been born and what a loss to the world that would’ve been >;-> Incidentally, my grandmother went on to marry another musician, a less known one. I’d also like to place on record there were times when I’d seen the late ancient look at me gravely and long with I suspect regret on her mind on what might have been and what had come to pass. Tough luck, sweety, and bless your soul. But here I am. And I continue to indulge in the national obsession with the failed rains. I do not know how much truth there is in the legend – I see no evidence of musicians these days of such prowess. So I’ll feebly put together a rainsong list in what is at best vain hope. (more…)