Steve Jobs has been a great source of inspiration for anyone who wants to invent cool products and to introduce them in style. But I think he stands out from the rest of the crowd because he heads Apple and they are the best when it comes to home computers and the related. I own a G4 and have had it for five years now. Because of the prohibitive cost, my every night’s dream of getting a new G5 has not materialized till today even though my G4 has gone through quite a bit of an upgrade, the most recent one being an uplift in its internal hard disk storage capacity. Well. I got to admit I still love working on it even though the old G4 processor is not fast enough to handle all the loaded applications on Jaguar. I can’t complain yet as I still use it without much pain for my music production as well as the occasional DVD making. So, when all the newspapers were ripe on their speculations as to why Jobs had called for a press conference last week – it was no longer a well-kept secret. The video iPod was released and how cooler can they get!
The weekend was just god-awful busy – landscaping work, fall bulb planting and more cleaning work kept the clock ticking and my Saturday relaxation came in the form of Half-Blood prince. I wish I have the time to analyze this woman’s creative brain and her narrative style. If you think the Harry Potter books are for kids and young adults, then I don’t mind being called one because I am a very big fan. I think there is much more than the fantasy her books are woven around. I can get back to Harry in another blog.
Sunday was sort of a creatively productive day when the idea I was toying with the last couple of weeks materialized just in less than an hour when I brought Nakul to my studio and started recording his babbling. That was inspiring enough to give some shape to a lounge music piece that I wanted to compose. I spent a couple of hours late in the evening, mixing and mastering it. So Nakul has a recorded song under his belt now. Don’t know if I am completely satisfied with it or not..but like most of my other pieces, the longer I sit on an idea, more the chances are of me dropping the idea all together. At least I have a completed song now and I named it “Café Carnatic”.
If you believe in Conspiracy theories, then what do you think can the conspiracy theorists come up with for the Oct 6/7 panic in New York subway system? Give your political brains some twitch and I will tell you why I am on their side.