Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Hairloss,exams and anonymity

I remembered those high school songs today-the stuff we listened to when our hormones had lives of their own...
Mohiner Ghoraguli was one of the bands i started listening to,at 15...from old cassettes Ma collected.does anyone listen to cassettes these days?are tape recorders available these days?
I think i have a carton full of cassettes lying somewhere in the Golf Green house,or maybe the Salt Lake house.I must look into it this time and maybe,i'll look for my walkman too.
Anyway,after about 5 years from when i was 15, i listened to these lines...

"Kauke cheno na tumi,
tomake chene na keu-
shei to bhalo..."

("it's good that you know no one,and no one knows you)

I realised that one may run from one city to another in search of that evading anonymity,but very few things change.You become a known face,your habits become known,everyone comes to know what you like to eat,everyone ends up knowing how much you love purple...
everyone comes to know how you lose hair during exams.
each year.every year.

12 comments:

whatever.shit said...

i still have those cassettes.
and a cassette player.
and i still listen to them because i think i have most of my music in that form.
i might have 100s of them.

it feels good to listen to them once in a while. :)

little boxes said...

I'll dig mine out this time...i had loads of them too :)

Astraeus said...

can i requote you..

you seemed to have strung these words right out of mine

:-)

Rahul Saha said...

So the trick is not to change cities but to change oneself. Constant change is the only way not to be pigeonholed.

Casuarina said...

I am the proud possessor of both a Walkman and numerous band er gaanwala cassettes, jodio biyer por I gifted them to my sister (am not sure she's doing justice to them though) ;-)

And I agree with you one the inability to remain inconspicuous for long anywhere. Especially when you are the unhappy possessor of a mobile phone :-(

Hey, purple's my favourite colour too !

storyteller said...

:P hair loss during exams, I didNOT know this about you :D

BluEJoKe said...

past is draped in dust.... uve uncovered them beautifully....

Neel said...

I just gave away two bags full. They were very dear ones but kharap hoye gechhilo. I was so delighte dto see a particular Boyz 2 men album..with some of my most memorable songs..water runs dry, on bended knee....! Btw, cute post!

inihos said...

A friend of mine plans to sell her cassettes, once they become collectors' items...

Anindita said...

u lose hair during exams?? really? i agree with everything else... this anonymity is only short-lived.....

wildflower said...

ur last para had me..almost!
sumhow purple is my fav 2 .. :)

Aruni RC said...

cassettes are still listened to by a rapidly-dwindling handful though. my first mohiner ghoraguli song was hai bhalobashi. my father's collection though.
somehow summed up everything our band of 'brothers-in-arms' were like in high school:

Bhalo laage Picasso, Bunuel, Dante
Beatles, Dylan aar Beethoven shunte....
tubu-o jani na keno mon pore thake keno...