Feb 7, 2009

Jaam…aur ek nasheeli shaam, Kishore da ke naam!

OK! This post isn’t about alcohol or the ama-ZING effects later on. This is me sharing my new found secret to an alternative to alcohol as I’m health and wealth conscious now:) It’s also got something to do with an advice from an old friend, philosopher and guide -‘Friedrich Nietzsche’, who told me that ‘For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.’!!!

So, this post is about me and my state of mind nowadays – trying to get kinda intoxicated with emotions – deep seated love, sorrow, happiness, gratitude, anger, joy, hatred and mischief- just about everything is surfacing! In the absence of alcohol, every image of it looks so divine! And, what does a once-upon-a-time-moderate-drinker-now-abstaining supposed to do to get ‘intoxicated’?

Now, alcohol is pure nirvana, isn’t it? So, can there really be an alternative – an equal one?
Most regulars wouldn’t care about an alternative anyways. An alternative to the instant cure for escaping reality; an alternative to the free ticket to freedom; an alternative to the same highs; an alternative to …OK, you get the point. Now, my point…

Post strenuous and hardcore brainstorming, I got innovative and a light bulb did shine above my head – ting! I created a bar like effect around me to fool the brain though. You know the slow, soft music, happy- very happy-very,very happy people floating around, cloud number 9 just beside you, angels at your beck and call types, etc.etc. Given that I grew up on an ‘Imaginary boyfriend’ on the moon, this was nothing but cakewalk or so I thought. Imagining is my full time occupation but imagining something specific is like trying to walk in a straight line in high spirits. But, for art to exist, I have to get intoxicated!

Something was missing …just couldn’t point a finger though. Anyways, what I did was what I always do and that is to listen to the one and only juggler of melody in emotions, the greatest that ever was – Kishore Kumar – the other ‘Ganguly’! This man along with Burman have created eternal magic and I’m sure when my grand-grand kids read this, they too will not disagree. Just about every emotion that had surfaced mixed and dissolved into pure intoxication! A little necessary ambience would be silence, a dimly lit room – main aur meri tanhayi types or just very close friends – no alcohol…plain old water works wonders…it’s the tunes that lift your spirits, trust me!

One can’t imagine the kind of highs reached on listening to Kishore. It has to be experienced. I did and realized that it is beneficial – both in body and in spirit! Do try it for the sake of art…It will do wonders to your life. Cheers!

U.P.S (Useful post script): If you are a married man and your wife nags you to quit or nags habitually, you must listen to this Kishore da’s sure shot remedy:
Yeh jeevan hain…is jeevan ka…
yahi hain..yahi hain..yahi hain ..rang roop
thode gham hain…thode kushiyan..
thode gham hain…thode kushiyan…
yahi hain..yahi hain…yahi hain..chaav dhoop’

17 comments:

karmanna said...

first!!!
yahi hain ... jeevan ka rang roop...
thoda katti .. thoda mitta..
masala and spices as u wish :)

Vinnie said...

ohhh man, Karmanna!!!
u were waiting when i post ah??
congrats, u win the commentor race:) chocolates for u =<>= =<>=

n yes, thats the flavors of life!

sawan said...

u din give me chocolates for the last post :(( hw sad!!!

sawan said...

seems like some one has is highly intoxicated :P

have tried it once but its a slow poisoning effect.. i need immediate results.. vodka, here i come :P

Lancelot said...

@ Vin

the better alternative for alcohol according to me is Benadryl... (but i never knew u are a KUDIKAARI :P)

Sush said...

i am a big fan of kishore as well ... his voice is magic .. he was equally good at all the moods .. romantic, sentimental, sad, happy ... u name it. i think his son amit did have a fraction of that magic - his voice was pretty close to kishore's - but which was sadly wasted

karmanna said...

thanks for the chaklate...:)

pankaj udas and shubha gives me the 'nash'
jagajeet singh makes me relax and sleeep...
and my wife always gives me the .... need of responsibility :(...

(kishore da ka jawab nahi ...)

Senorita said...

Vinnie... thank god you get intoxicated by music... drinking madira while working is not good...

KAAM ke waqt peeyoge JAAM toh ho jaaonge BADNAAM...

Vinnie said...

Sawan saar:) :) no chocolates if u visit my blog after threats!!
Vodka...mmmmmm..now i am oscillating!

Lancelot, benadryl has bad side effects man! KK is the best:)
i used to be moderately baba..

Sush, glad to know that..but u didnt say whether u get intoxicated :):)
yes, his son Amit did have a sprinkling though not developed further :(

Karmanna, Kishore da ka jawab nahi...thats it!
u r welcome:)

Senorita, hehhehe..ghar se karthi hun kaaam...already badnaam hi hun :):)

Karthik said...

Lancelot u have a partner when you go for a drinking.. :P Better not to put Kishore kumar songs.. then u have 2 drink both the mugs...

Lancelot said...

you are my partner boss (in non homosexual sense)...and all u need a smell of alcohol to go high :P

kanagu said...

Reduce the alcohol intake Vinnie.... I dont need alternatives as I am not into it :) :) i am sure that I wont understand kishore kumar songs. So I will play safe by hearing tamil songs :)

Vinnie said...

Karthik is tunnnnn only with smell ah??? hahhahaha..
Lance n Karthik (both male) r blog partners for their Tamil blog - copycats:)

Kanagu saar!! ammam saar..na kudikyaad ippo..only thanni n KK :):)

Scattered Thoughts... said...

*yawn*

Vinnie said...

ST, :):)

Karthik said...

whats tanni and KK vinnie.. and bloggers Vin sweared 2 me that she wont drink hereafter... even if she wish to intake h2o, she will consult me.. ;) and lance.. i am uncontrollable if i smell the cap of sarakku bottle... :P EK MAR DO DUKDHA... HUMMA HUMMA HUMMA HUMMA HUMMA

Vinnie said...

Karthik, Thanni is water in Tamil, what u forgot ah ??? :):):)
KK = Kishore Kumar da, yenna saar:)

whats sarakku??? cough syrup ??

btw, Congratulations on passing ur exams!!!

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