I have been accused of posting only indie music. This is war.
So here is what you have to do, download all the songs, then listen to them in sequence. Let me know if you are still in your chair after it is all over. Conditions apply. But at least pump the volume.
Its all gone Pete Tong is a decent movie. It gets much better after a while. Paul Kaye pulling of the wasted trip is not much fun. But then to see a movie about a DJ who goes deaf and then composes music feeling the vibrations through large speakers is just the thing to do when you are feeling a little low.
Good to have so many people on Zonuts. Someone please fix the bleeding header. Lets go back to the old one if no one can fix it. A big red rectangle is hardly my idea of a music blog facade.
The last track is not from the movie. Its Asian Dub Foundation at its angry best. Yeah. Yeah.
I first heard about the ADF in extraordinary circumstances. Mike Marquesse, a journalist whose column I read every week in the Sunday Magazine of the Hindu, had written a book on Bob Dylan. It was being published by Seagull Publications in Delhi. Whee.
So this Seagull guy is a proper North Indian businessman, who thinks he is also cool. He has a weird sort of friendship with Mike, one born out of mutual benefit rather than mutual interest. So anyway. To cut a weird story short, Mike Marquesse is to unveil his new book “Chimes of Freedom” at the Delhi University book store. DELHI UNV BOOKSTORE. Many a grand book launches we have missed, too lazy or too broke to go south. But this was right here. So we trudged off, vigourously wondering as to whether we would get a free mango lassi or not. George, Udayan, Tirthankar and me. In Oscillating order of height. So we reach there and thats it. We were the only people there. Four of us, Mike Marquesse (author of “Chimes of Freedom” and balding superhero) and Mr.Something (shrewd publisher).
What else can I say? It was great. We spoke about Dylan and his book and music and movements and mango lassi. For young aspiring connoisseurs of everything musical, he was a gift from England.We were amazed that no one came. For Dylan’s sake at least. But thats how it is. Even the publisher left us. He mumbled something about something and left.
I wonder what the author thought. Imagine. You write a book. You find madman publisher who wants India rights. You go to Delhi. You go to Delhi University, the great fertile soil from which the minds that mother the scene arise. You get one star struck Dylan fan, one know-it-all who stayed quiet, realizing how little he knows, one fat gay slob who insists on touching you, and me.
Oh, dang it. So this Mike guy told me about Asian Dub Foundation. So there.
Remember to queue the first three tracks. Happy jumping.
Schwab – DJ’s in a row [mp3]
Deep Dish – Flashdance (Raul Rincon Mix) [mp3]
Asian Dub Foundation – Target Practice [mp3]