Today, I was chatting with a friend over the internet, and we started talking about literature somehow... I suddenly remembered, it was around coincidentally this time of the last year, that I had come up with Marathi translation of the song 'Oonchi hai building, lift teri band hai' -in Shardulvikridita' Vrutta.
For the uninitiated, Vrutta is basically a form of Indian constrained writing in which author is required to obey certain rules -generally pertaining to number of letters each line can have, and the pattern consisting of long and short vowels.
For example, for 'Shardulvikridita',
1. Line consists of 19 letters
2. Long and short vowels follow following pattern
LLL, SSL - SLS, SSL | LLS, LLS. L
3. Duration of one long vowel is equal to two short vowels, so for beats probably, duration breakup would be -->
6-4 - 4-4 | 5-5-2
A. या कुन्देन्दु- तुषारहार- धवला
B. रामो राजमणी: सदा विजयते
D. आम्ही कोण म्हणुनी
Translation: आहे उंच तुझी इमारत परी, ही बंद उद्वाहके येण्याचे असले जरी ग मजला, यावे तरी मी कसे? ये ना रे प्रिय साजणा लवकरी, ये बँडबाज्यासवे साऱ्या आठवणी मनास छळती, आता तरी ये गडे
A few months back, wife of a friend of mine was supposed to present a video to her professor and audience as part of her project. Their project was about a software that alerts you whenever a synced blue-tooth compatible device gets out of its range (say you happen to forget your headset). I was asked if I could spare some time making background score and I was shown the video she made.
Here's what I came up with. Single layer, simple tunes! Since video was of animation genre, I came up with something that would rather suite a video-game, but (hopefully) adhering to the emotions/mood it had to convey along the way. :)
I just took a time off the schedule to record some of my own compositions.
However, you must remember: I don't have fancy equipments with me, and also that I have recorded these with the microphone embedded in my laptop and not direct line-in inputs, so these are not exactly as I have in my mind. Anyway, here are few of those
I'm bit disappointed as well as happy for the fact that I came up with one story/theme last month, and happened to watch the film "The butterfly effect" this week which is much like what I had penned down then. I have not watched the movie completely as yet, but its been good so far. I am happy because I feel awesome! A feeling: something I myself came up with is worth a hollywood movie. Its also disappointing that the theme is not original anymore, or lets say its not as much novel/out-of-the-world as I first thought when I penned it down so excitedly.
माझी वही अशा गोष्टींनी भरत चालली आहे... साधारण ह्या गोष्टी स्फुरतात त्या स्वप्नात. स्वप्न लिहायला सुरुवात मी COEP मध्ये असतांना केली होती, तेव्हा deja-vu हा फक्त भास की खराच ह्या उत्सुकतेपाई! सांगत काय होतो, तर.. ती वही माझ्या उपस्थितीत कोणी वाचू नये अशी माझी इच्छा असते, शरमेने म्हणा, किंवा काहीही... त्या लिखाणाबाबत मी थोडा टची आहे, त्यामुळे त्यावरचे criticism बहुधा मी पचवू शकणार नाही असंही कदाचित असेल. मी लहान असतानाचे निबंध, "तथाकथित" कविता वगैरे जपून ठेवलं आहे ते तेवढ्यासाठीच!! पण आई जेव्हा तो विषय काढते/त्याचं कौतुक करते तेव्हा for some reason, I get uncomfortable आणि मी विषय बदलतो! गम्मतच आहे! :D
मात्र सुप्त इच्छाही आहेच की ह्या कोणी वाचल्या, सादर झाल्या तर चांगलं होईल! बघू... हाती पैसे आले,लाईफ सेट झाली की बघू, सिनेमा-बिनेमा काढता येतो का ते! :D
.....पण "The butterfly effect" मूळे झालेला आनंद+खेद काय वर्णावा!!!!! भई मजा आ गया!
Where the shadows would walk, and you can't even catch up! Would almost hear the air scream, but no storm, or even a breeze to face up! You lie there all numb, not really sure why, Dark creepy woods, n' a bloodcurdling red eye
It looks at you straight, and drags you deep into your mind Never thought this would be so scary Bet you wish you never had to find!
No clue where you are headed, never knew what lies in the past A sudden illumination -why linguistically called a "tense", this freakishly universal time-space cast!
You realize few things, but you're as numb as before Have to speak up, but blacked out, n' left all alone ashore
You open your eyes slowly, Waves barely touch the dry feet That's what they do the best, Come back, run away, and they cheat!
You engage yourself discerning, the last drop of each wave Suddenly one grows and takes you in, and now there's nobody to save! You suffocate to death, n' then you are too eager to die suddenly you are at the cliff, an edge that is way too high!!!
Thrown into the infinitely deep abyss, you feel freed from all bounds Such a revelation, such a sublime exaltation, You forget all the wounds!
You feel there all yourself weightless, roaming like a free spirit A near-death experience? you wonder, n' you lose it all to your wit
Suddenly something rings up, it wakes you up from your bed Wait!!! Is this is what is real, or a parallel life ahead?
This is not a love song, Not a song a family could sing along No childs play, not even a rap, Expect nothing but a whole lot crap!
Yeah u bastards, go ahead and laugh it off, or turn ur back at me, or ask me to fuck off
You never cared a shit, n' now d world's gonna explode why me pessimistic? well, seen a life running in safe mode?
We talk about democracy, and brag about justice oh ya' expert in hypocracy, where's the fucking peace?
I don't understand whats exactly wrong with this world I see everything's so perfect, n' yet there's blood!
"Just another preaching song" you say, n' ignore as you go But i dont care abt this anymore, have told u already so! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Wanted to write something aggressive, somewhat abusive too, just for the heck of it, and managed to write all this with complete peace of mind last night. :) Yeah, believe me...! nothing went bad that day, n' even I don't know why I felt an urge to challenge myself to write something that would suit a rock genre, but I did it finally! :)
This is one of those instances where literally you drive yourself to an urge, so I won't be surprised to get bashing on quality/genre of this post। In essence, feel free to put your comments on this crappy song! :)