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A friend of mine once told me that when we are happy, we listen to the music, but when we are sad, we listen to the lyrics. He was probably right, or at least that’s what happens to me. And this made me think, that for different times, there are different kinds of music that one might like. So how can one simply pick a favorite, it depends quite a lot on the occasion. That’s why we have the different moods and different genres that we like the most in an appropriate mood.

There are times in our life when we are too worked up and simply cannot take it, that time you’d either leave it all and go to sleep, or go out with friends to vent it off. While in the former case you’d listen to some slow songs, the latter calls for some hard rock and roll. We all have those lazy mornings when all we want is a cup of coffee, and that would be the time most people would simply switch on the radio or play their energizing playlists to get into the mood. And do I even need to mention when we need to listen some slow romantic songs?

There is a time and place for everything, and it certainly includes music. And in my opinion, there is nothing better than music to enjoy any occasion, or as I like to put it, to have a Fantastico experience.  I’ve tried to classify some of the music choices for the different times in our daily life.

Parties: I mean, Duh! What’s a party without some rocking music? No matter if it’s your birthday or a party for your promotion, it isn’t a party till the moment you start dancing on some crazy beats! To get a fantastico music experience in a dance party, you can choose almost anything, from hip hop to rock. And for those classic parties, there’s simply no replacement for Jazz.

Night time: Especially when you’re alone, there are two kinds of music that are uncanny. One would be the classical flute evening ragas, and other is acoustic. Those strings can do the kind of magic you can’t imagine, putting you to one of the finest and most satisfying sleeps you can imagine. For the fans of beats and percussions, go for Pink Floyd, thank me later.

Mornings: Starting a morning with hard rock is normally not recommended. So this would be the time I’d choose the classic Bollywood songs or slow rock like that of Coldplay.

Romance: When you’re spending a romantic evening with your loved one, a combination of classic rock and jazz can do wonders. There are also those Bollywood songs from the 80s, or the Arjit Singh playlists of today that could help.

On a drive: Imagine you’re cruising in your powerful Tata Zica for a long drive, there can be nothing better than Greenday or Led Zepplin classics to enjoy the ride. And may I add Iron Maiden and Metallica to that. Trust me, there is nothing better.

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I’m sure after all this, you will have a Fantastico Experience with your music.

This blog post is inspired by the blogging marathon hosted on IndiBlogger for the launch of the #Fantastico Zica from Tata Motors. You can  apply for a test drive of the hatchback Zica today.

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A world without music.


The title looked scary, didn’t it? For people like me who can’t go on a day without listening to their favorite songs, this situation is practically unimaginable. Thinking about the world without music paints quite a scary picture for me, which is ironically accompanied by a conjuring background score. But for those who aren’t that much into music, is this a possibility?

Let’s see. When I say no music, I mean not even those ringtones that we have in our phones, no rhythms and no rhymes. So waking up to an alarm would be a thing of past. There will only be news channels on television, and in case the Daily soaps or sitcoms are still there, the dialogues would not even be half as interesting. There will be movies, but they’ll either be mute like they used to be back in the nineteenth century, or without any kind of background score. Now Hans Zimmer and A.R Rahman fans would know what it is like to watch a movie with no background score. Imagine a movie like Gravity or Intersteller, or the dark knight for that matter, with no music. Batman isn’t that great a character now, is he?

And that’s not it, everything around us has music. From the ruffling of leaves to the chirping of birds, from the sound of water to the little noise those crickets make at night, it is all musical. There’s music in the trees when they sway, there’s music in the air when it blows, hell… there’s music in the silence too, it just needs the right listener.

So when you think about the world without music, think again, think of everything that you’d be losing. And I’m not talking about the sounds or plain noise, but the things that please the ears and create a rhythm our brain develops a liking for. A world without music would be a world without Clapton, Presley or Bowie. It would be a world where nobody will have an escape from the reality, even for a moment. It would be a world where there will be pain, and sadness, but no music to give you the courage to face it all. A world without music would be a world without life, a place where you breathe, but don’t live.

I cannot stress enough on how important this one thing is for us. Not money, not any kind of materialistic reward can ever be enough to replace music from our life. And I’m at a loss of words to show how much it means to me. But as Hans Christian Anderson very aptly puts, where words fail, music speaks. So I’ll give you a small task. Imagine if you could play one and only one song throughout your life, which song would that be? Once you listen to it now, you’ll realize the emotion that went behind this post.

This blog post is inspired by the blogging marathon hosted on IndiBlogger for the launch of the #Fantastico Zica from Tata Motors. You can  apply for a test drive of the hatchback Zica today.


I heard the word music, and now I’m here!

Let me tell you what happens when we listen to music. When that first beat reaches our eardrums, they vibrate, telling our brain about yet another thing that they heard, just that this time there was a rhythm, something our brain would comprehend more easily than a normal sentence. And then once our mind gets the hang of it, its frequency matches with that of the music and it starts resonating.

So you may like this kind of music or that kind of music, but you simply cannot dislike music. Music makes us complete, music makes us human, and if I may say it out loud, a person’s taste in music is more or less enough to define his personality. And why not, after all we encounter music in all spheres of life. Our life starts with the music that we fondly call crying, although it does bring a smile on our parents’ face, then we move on to the nursery rhyme, covering the pop songs as we grow up in our teens and before we know it, we have adults fighting over Iron maiden and Metallica.

For me, music has always been surprising. I never imagined that I would develop a liking for so many kinds of music. May it be Pop or Rock, country or classical, I never had an extreme point of view for it. For me, music always had something to teach. From classical I learned the patience, which is one asset that most men don’t have. From rock I learned how to express myself, how to control (or not control) my emotions. Pop taught me the importance of love and friendship, and it was rap from which I… well… learned to speak English very fast.

Music is with you all the time, like when you take a bath and play your favorite playlist, or when you’re cooking while listening to Pink Floyd, or while driving your Tata Zica and playing Eric Clapton’s best!

What I want to convey here is that no music is bad music, unless it’s a very bad copy of some original harmony, or forcing loud words just to make it sound like a party song, which is basically a general definition of bad. Music isn’t a means to divide people, it unites people! Music brings people together (Have you ever been to an Iron maiden concert?), music brings nations together (Coke studio!), music brings the worlds together (Koi mil gaya… well, maybe not.)

So the next time you meet someone and he tells you that he likes Raps while you don’t, appreciate the fact that he does. You can’t force music on someone, let the beats do it naturally.

Oh, and also, stop pirating music, that’s the least you can do for something that’s with you whole your life!

 

This blog post is inspired by the blogging marathon hosted on IndiBlogger for the launch of the #Fantastico Zica from Tata Motors. You can  apply for a test drive of the hatchback Zica today.

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