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Rambling on: Deja vu all over again

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Deja vu all over again

having lunch with work colleagues at the tipu sultan subway and in walks a family with a guy that i am sure i have seen somewhere.

for a moment i think he is coming towards me to shake my hand and he has recognized me putting me out of my misery.

he turns away and sits down on the next table, i settle into mine, embarrased, my mind working overtime the supposedly terrific memory i thought i had

is he from the old school, college, from days spent outside pakistan or some bastard who owes me money. 

if you are in sales you have your quota of morons, maybe he is one of the several i had the misfortune of knowing.  i ought to be careful with smiling at strangers.

these days i am having fun with this line i read somewhere that "if you want to confuse people, just smile", which is working beautifully at work, people come to me with crisis situations and i have wierd smile on my face, half of them realize the folly of seeking my advise and make a hasty uturn

my colleague sitting in the next cubicle is aware of the crap i am pulling, gets a kick out of these situation. these days someone comes to me with a masla and in addition to this smile he gets a volley of 'ghunpat rai' and 'dehli mai rehta hai' questions. 

this colleague has a huge database of jokes, the current favourite being about a sardar jee the groom and lucknow ka nawab the father in law. so the nawab asks the sardar jee a day after his daughter marries the sardar, that aap nay beti ko kaysa paaya and the sardar jee goes 'papa jee haik varee agoon paya tay do varee pichoon paaya'. 

this week this line 'aap nay beti ko kaysa paya' is doing the rounds at work

Recommended listening for the week
(1) sound track to 'The Straight Story', composer is Angelo Badalamenti (of the Twin Peaks fame), this movie is highly recommended if you are into artsy stuff, captures the experience of driving on a highway in the US to perfection. If you like movies that are beautifully crafted (like Fargo), then you would love this one.
(2) Samba Pa Ti by Carlos Santana, this one transports me to another time and place, images of hot sultry brooklyn summers in the 70's making love while the music plays on


Blogger ZH said...

A nice reminder, Angelo Badalamenti! I always thought he and David Lynch were a great team. Though at this point it would be quite disrespectful of me not to mention easy Alan Silvestri and the haunting James Horner too. Ahhh... timely reminder, thanks... :)

1:13 AM  
Blogger Ejaz Asi said...

hey hey hey, did someone talk about Soundtrack? I want to listen that too. I don't think I have seen it at RadioCity... suggestions pleaseee... And yes, Alan Silvestri, Warlord Hans Zimmer and James Horner should also be included in your "picks" too na :$
And no comments on your forgetting your colleagues. I still look up the nos. of my college friends in my address book before calling them :$ Hey and I am waiting for you to write a real nice post on "Rain in Karachi" pleaseeeeee :)

3:26 AM  
Blogger ZH said...

Ejaz, may I shamelessly suggest a trip to Rainbow? ;) (yes how shameful, so kill me!) Of course you'd have to wade your way through music on your own. And do expect Beckham when you ask for Bach and the latest "browser installer" in response to something in Opera...

1:17 PM  
Blogger Ejaz Asi said...

I have just downloaded Angelo Badalamenti's compositions for the movie, Lost Highway and it looks okay though unique too as it looks bit dark and Eerie. I am not sure if the other one mentioned by Deevan is different?
Zulfiqar, thanks for the suggestion. You seem to have a way with words :)

9:13 PM  
Blogger Deevaan said...

ejaz, there is nothing eerie about the OST of 'the straight story', some of the tracks are 1) Rose's Theme 2) Sprinkler (my fav) 3) Crystal 4) Laurens Walking 5) Alvin's Theme 6) Farmland tour. BTW what software are you using to download and is it safe to use, eversince I have removed kazaa but life ain't the same anymore

9:39 PM  
Blogger Deevaan said...

ejaz and zulfiqar, i forgot to mention that rather than commenting on your comments, i have posted a blog about soundtracks and rainbow centre and what have you, so drop in anytime. Thank you for mentioning some other names which i am planning to look up soon

9:52 PM  
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