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Boredom and Excitement

I have often experienced this inertia after an exhausting vacation..specially if it involves traveling abroad. Firstly, we are trying to get out of the vacation mood and the thought of getting back to a stressful routine is never warming. Secondly, the weather factor – when there is a huge temperature drop (for the worse) from the place where you were vacationing to the place you have to start your stressful routine, things just seem heavy & depressing.
And Finally, the time zone – Ha..That’s enough said about my mental state and the cloud of boredom that shrouds it.

On matters of greater importance, among many things, one thing I am looking forward to is my first movie shoot this Friday – Well, before everyone gets all riled up, it is a short film that I am doing for my company and I am actually hiring a videographer to come and shoot the movie for us. I am working on a script & needless to say, it is pretty exciting.

Have been dousing over tons of good & new music of late:

Vaaranam Ayiram stands out for now – Most certainly Harris’s best work till date and I have never liked a Harris album so much mainly because I think his albums’ repeat quotient is very less. Not in VA’s case. Great Guitar work and simply stunning. “Nenjukkul” is the new “En Iniya Pon” for all guitar enthusiasts.

SdM – A little too late to review – but absolutely brilliant. My pick “O Saya”, “Mausam” and “Liquid Dance”. “Gangsta Blues” is absolutely groovy and would rather like Blaaze do such experimentation. Talking about Blaaze, can’t wait to hear his Kural songs.

Ghajini – Another AR gem – the more I listen to it, the more I like it. And even more after I watched the movie last night. The movie was all I had expected and more – More stylish than the Tamil counterpart.

Seven Lives Many faces – I sure am a tad disappointed because I expected Michael & co. to do something different..It is listenable but not extraordinary for the “enigmatic” standards.

GV Prakash has a surprise in Ananda Thandavam – Pretty bold on his part to do what he did and I like the overall outcome.

The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove – Atrociously funny novel by Christopher Moore – Very different from his Lamb, for example – because there is no need for a constant analogy coder running in your mind, while you are reading the book.

Looks like an exciting week for me (!!) – for many reasons..