Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Fast Bowlers & Rock Stars

Since my childhood, I am amazed by the quality of Pakistani rock bands music. You can easily compare it with the quality of Fast Bowlers produced by the neighboring country.
I mean, how can a unrest state produce not just one but many artists/bowlers and that too sequentially in all decades.
They were the harbinger of Sufi Rock and are still nurturing it. The best hindi/urdu rock band ever existed is still Junoon.
According to the history, we share the same genes. Then why democratic and business genes are primarily left within us and violent and rock music genes were separated with them.
With above line I am only considering the Rock Bands of two countries and not the play back singers and music directors (I'll take a dig at music directors sometime later), though we are pretty much aware of Classical artists dead and alive in both countries.

The answer lies within the Q, rock is all about expression and it can be as violent as death metal.
Fast Bowlers and Rock Bands both need high level of energy to sustain and perform and focus on just one thing. And piece of unrest appears to be a boon in disguise for booming a talent which just needs a cricket ball to play all day, or an artist with a guitar but no online lessons to come up with his own scale and pitch and style by rehearsing all the time. But the talent quotient is still unquestionable.

We as in people like me generally like to be jack of all trades :)

Would like to know everyone's view here?

IG Reunited - Finally

Since I returned from US in Jan, I was working freaking hard to regroup with my band. There was a huge timings gap in the presence of band members and it was like somebody was playing the devices, everytime.
We lost our bass guitarist Brijesh months back as he had to return home to join back family business and few days back our drummer Ashish informed he is going out of the city for PG.
It was like every rock band story is being repeated with us.
Our past jamming grounds were also no longer available and the band had to shift places to jam like on weekly basis.
While all this commotion was progressing, we had to find a way out.
Luckily, our multi talented rhythm guitarist Saj is also happen to be Sound Engineer by pure choice.
The deal is done, we are now working on the original compositions we created as a rough draft in past years.
I never wanted to do it by softwares, as more originality and truthfulness appears in a song if its recorded by complete band instead of mixers. In addition, you get comments to revise from everyone there and then.
The idea now is that the song should be exactly reproducible on stage, and we dont want any fancy stuff for the studio version.
They are coming out good but as said perfection needs a lot of improvement cycles. We are working and re-working on each song until we reach a magical number 11.
I am also looking forward some outlandish leads to be added by Nishad once the framework is set.

What I've learnt so far is that the easiest part of creating a song is to create a tune, rest is all an everlasting story.