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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Poets of the Fall

No, I’m not calling myself that! Although, it does sound like an apt title, that’s bound to bloat my already inflated ego to astronomical proportions. Patience pays. If you keep reading, you will eventually figure out the meaning of the title.


Well, it seems blogging runs in the family. I just chanced upon my brother’s blog. Being much more geeky (or brainy, if you want it that way) than me, he split his blog into two – a guitar/music blog and a math blog. (Since mathematics is a rather touchy topic, we shall desist from discussing it here, ok?)


Anyway, so this chap was educated at an IIT – THE best institute for technical education in India, he is obviously a superbrain (or the other way round, if it pleases you). Actually, I’d like to believe that I’m no dud either, but ahem… I’m ‘not quite the brightest star in the galaxy',’ let’s say.


To cut a long story (of my brain’s processing power versus my brother’s) short, he reviewed a song by one of my favourite bands – Poets of the Fall (POTF). I simply love the poetic flow of the lyrics, the nice guitaring, and the overall feel of the music. I’m no techie and talk of blended genres, guitar chords, ‘grungy’ themes and deep meanings drawn from videos/lyrics just bounces off me.


But, the review of one of my favourite songs – Carnival of Rust that I read on his blog was pretty impressive. I won’t dwell much on it because I simply can’t. So, I suggest you read it for yourself here.


Meanwhile, I can utilise my core competency (please excuse the XLRI HR lingo) which consists primarily of CCP (cut-copy-paste). Simply put, I’m pasting a snippet of the lyrics to the song here, check it out too.


Come feed the rain
'Cos I'm thirsty for your love,
Dancing underneath the skies of lust
Yeah feed the rain
'Cos without your love
My life ain't nothing but this carnival of rust

P.S. Do try and listen to other stuff by Poets of the Fall (I don’t like saying POTF, so I type out the entire name) like ‘Late Goodbye’ or ‘Locking up the Sun’.


Scriber's Web said...

LOL. Love your core competency:) I am a queen of that too:)

Me said...

yeah..late goodbye..that's what i thought of when I started reading ur blog..CARNIVAL OF THE RUST Is beautiful...especially, as ur bro said, the guitar's interesting how music can open a minefield of expressions...and then U flow on like a river..

Corinne Rodrigues said...

It's all in the genes...Have got your family to thank for introducing this old hag to some 'new' music.

Indrajoy TBA- The Born Attitude said...

Opened the site just now :D....I guess today's day at office will be spent in listening to the songs ...thanks Sumit :)

Nikita said...

It seems I'm having a good music day! started with ajeeb dastaan hai yeh and now this. i absolutely love carnival of rust and late goodbye. yeyeye :D

Abk said...

wow! another POTF fellow! :D

this whole album is great! and in case u havent heard "lift" by the same, go check it out!!

from the same album, i also like fire and king of fools..

Tangerine said...

i like late goodbye.
and i never call them POTF... poets of the fall sounds so much better!

Sauron said...

@Scriber... lol :P

@Dee... Seriously! Poets of the fall rock, don't they?

@Corinne... thank you! The concerned part of the family has been notified about your comment. :P

P.S. Old hag? You? :O

@TBA... hope you had a good day @ office.

@Nikita... I love all three songs that you mentioned. :)

@Abk... I find the entire album super-fabulous! Poets of the fall rock!

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