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Rambling on: If music be the food of love, play on

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

If music be the food of love, play on

One good thing that came from being alone this past summer was all the time I had to roam around favourite places for classical music. So from saddar, I got a long time favourite tape convered onto a CD.  Thanks to me, the store has this CD freely available - damn the copyrights. For those exploring semi-classical, this album would be a good start. To imagine that they only have 1 tape in their collection by this artist who has a lot more albums to her credit.  The irritating part is the utter cluelessness of the staff and cockiness of the management - ask them a simple question (like why it takes them more than 10 days to convert a tape to a CD) and they would just try to bullshit you. Doing a sales job on a sales guy is not very fruitful.

In any case, the first semiclassical track could be heard at

I had been looking for an audio track that had alaap portion being played on Indus Music. Fortunately there is a video to this track that one of the Indian channels was playing and noted down the track & album. It is called Punjab by Karunesh and the CD is pretty good.

The track is available for download at 
A sample is available at 

So this morning I drove to work to the sound of Karunesh, blissfully unaware of the choas around me.  Things could only get better from this point onwards. The skies are overcast and the wind direction augurs well for Karachi.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

what store would this be?

12:04 AM  
Blogger Deevaan said...

Its called Karachi Music Centre (KMC) a few shops down from Baloch Icecream. Dont take your car/bike on this road. It is very crowded. Park on Elphi and walk along the service lane to this shop. I am a bit crazy about parking. So I park on the road behind Panaroma centre (yes the one that is also serving Avari Hotel) and walk the whole block. If you do not wish to go to Saddar that I have found Radio City to carry a decent compilation but it seems that KMC is serving an existing clientele hence they seem to have a steady stream of fresh stocks.

11:46 AM  

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