Monday, April 19, 2010

BabyBird In The Country lyrics

Another set of lyrics that I couldn't find when I looked for it. I am not sure about some of the words (marked with a ?)so if you know the right words, please let me know.

Artist: Babybird
Song: In the Country

If you know whats good for you
Then you'll know whats good for me
Little house in the country
Little grass and a big tree

If you know whats good for you
Then you'll know whats good for me
Little house in the country
No car no TV

Walking through the doors to heaven all I want is you
God has gone and left us here with everything to do

If you know whats good for you
Then you'll know whats good for me
Cuddled up in a bricked(?) up car
Little gas and a cigarette tar

If you know whats good for you
Then you'll know whats good for me
Sat here with my baby star
Just the way you are

Walking through the doors to heaven all I want is you
God has gone and left us here with everything to do
Take my car and burn my house down - all I want is you
Let the sun make us believe that everything is true

If you know whats good for you
Then you'll know whats good for me
Little house by the sun side
Shot gun and a new(?) wife(?)

If you know whats good for you
Then you'll know whats good for me
A little wrong, a little right
A little love, a little life

If you know whats good for you
Then you'll know whats good for me
Little house in the country
Little grass and a big tree

If you know whats good for you
Then you'll know whats good for me
Little house in the country
No car no TV

Walking through the doors to heaven all I want is you
God has gone and left us here with everything to do
Take my car and burn my house down - all I want is you
Let the sun make us believe that everything is true

Walking through the doors to heaven all I want is you
God has gone and left his children with nothing to do
Take my car and burn my house down - all I want is you
Let the sun make us believe that everything is true

Monday, April 5, 2010

Study Update - 5th April 2010

Couldn't study because had to be with my aunt at the hospital. By the time I came back home, I was feeling feverish so I hit the bed and lay there for an hour without a hint of sleep. Better sense prevailed and I hit the books for a couple of hours. Couldn't do much today, but will cover up tomorrow if health stays OK.

Paper: Sociology of Development
Chapter 5 - Gender and Development
+ Revised Underdevelopment

Previous Plan for tomorrow:
Chapter 5 - Gender and Development
Chapter 6 - Culture and Development
Chapter 7 - Environment and Development

Found Most Boring:
All of the Gender and Development chapter, is it just me or was this really dull?

Plan for tomorrow:
Chapter 6 - Culture and Development
Chapter 7 - Environment and Development

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Study Update - 4th April 2010

Woke up late and also went out for a movie. Time's running out so will have to cut down on the movies I watch. Anyway, here goes...

Paper: Sociology of Development
Chapter 4 - Underdevelopment
Chapter 8 - Gandhian Alternative and E.F. Schumacher

Previous Plan for tomorrow:
Finish half of this book
Not achieved, but have a more realistic view of what's possible now because I know how long each chapter takes me. For the record, it's 2 hours

Found Most Interesting:
Paul Baran's The Political Economy of Growth

Plan for tomorrow:
Chapter 5 - Gender and Development
Chapter 6 - Culture and Development
Chapter 7 - Environment and Development

Leaving Home - The Life and Music of Indian Ocean Review

I finally caught the documentary at R-Mall Mulund. It wasn't easy because the original schedule put up on Indian Ocean's Facebook page was wrong. The coolest part was that the tickets were for 50/- and 70/-
Other shows at the same time were priced 175/-

The uncool part was that there were around 15 people in the theater but they all stayed on right till the end of the 2 hour show, clearly shows that they love the band. Same goes for me, I love the band and respect them even more after knowing their story. Indian Ocean is right there in the top of my list and their story has all the highs and lows that most great bands have. The story is told well, but it seemed like a really amateur documentary right from the word go.

The camera work is terrible, shaky and out of focus many times. I mean, a documentary doesn't have to have bad camera work, right? Were they trying to impress with their authenticity? The flow is OK but could have been much much better. The subtitling could have been more crisp, for example, the Kandisa (?) song is played in the bungalow and there is no subtitling to explain what the lyrics mean and then the same song is played in the Garden of 5 Senses and the explanation comes along. That's amateurish. Also, possibly all their songs could have had subtitles.
The lyrics for Indian Ocean's songs are no where online. If anyone knows, please leave the link in the comment box.

Overall, the documentary is not tight and doesn't evoke the same reaction that Indian Ocean's music does. With such a great subject, Jaideep Verma could have easily woven the stories so that the audience stand up and applause for every song -- but that just didn't happen.
And haven't they heard of Cinemascope or whatever the wide-angled format is called. Anyway, enough of the bad now for the good.

Rahul Ram is the star of the band. He cracks the best jokes and without him the band would just be a bunch of old guys making great music. His recounts how 20 VHP activists tried to disrupt their concert in Baroda and were stunned to hear a Sanskrit Shloka. They ended up dancing away till the end of the show. Other highlights are the classic "Money and happiness are unrelated concepts" and his funny ramblings of the drunk neighbour who thinks the band makes porn movies in their bungalows.

The interactions between the band members are genuine and their impromptu jugalbandis world class. Each band member's background is touched on (wish Asheem was more open though) wonderfully and you get to know the men behind the music.

A wonderful story poorly told.
P.S. I am going to have Indian Ocean on my playlist every day next week!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Study Update - 3rd April 2010

My exams are in two weeks and I have only really finished one book given by Mumbai University. The funny thing is that each of these books has a preface where they state that reading these books is sure to make you fail, not because they are that bad (or so they claim) but because this is just the starting point from where my real reading has to "take off".

The list of reference books runs into 100s so there is no chance of me ever finishing all of them. This calls for some smart work instead of hard work. So I am reading the MU books first and then plan to read a set of readers my friend has generously provided.

Now the problem is that I have already whiled away most of my distance-learning academic year working hard in my office. However, all is not lost. I received a manifestation in the form of my office banning anyone from working after 8 PM. Now I have to go home and that's one reason less for not studying

I start recording what I do today and this is what I have covered.

Paper: Sociology of Development
Chapter 1 - Emergence of the Concept of Development
Chapter 2 - State as an agent of Change/Development
Chapter 3 - Modernization theory.

Found Most Interesting:
Evolution of the Development project over the last 50 years

Found Most Confusing:
"Teleological approach is one where the purpose which is not explicitly intended by anyone is fulfilled while the process of fulfillment is presented as an inevitable sequence of events"


Plan for tomorrow:
Finish half of this book