Thursday, 23 July 2009

My Music

I don't listen to much of my own music lately. I usually listen to the radio on the way to work, and I'm assailed by the tone deaf selection of the sales agent populace outside my office at work. You might think I'm being harsh, but I'm confident that if there is any song in the world that you hate, the sales agent crew has played it. On repeat. For 2 hours straight. Their eclectic taste ranges from Hip hop to R&B and Hindi music, to even the shallowest, dankest depth that is chutney music. I think even East Coast Radio would be better than this musical wasteland.

The one song the sales agent crew seem to love more than other is Pokerface. I have heard Pokerface (give or take) 5 gajillion times (From Nafisa - How do you kill Lady Gaga? You poke 'er face. Something which I dearly would like to do at times). Weirdly enough though every time I hear the song, I seem to think of Azra. There is no real reason for this. And this got me thinking, there are quite a few songs that make me think of people I know when I hear them. Some of the songs I recognise the association with said person, others seem to have no connection to the person whatsoever.

Azra - Any Lady Gaga song.
Saaleha - Flash Republic - Twister.
Nooj - Taylor Swift songs, and Ironic - Alanis Morrisette.
Joe - Robbie Williams and Keane.
MJ - Sami Yusuf
Morena - She always get what she wants - Prime Circle
Parasputin - Tu na ja mere baadsha - Khuda Gawah
OrganHarvester - Seether - Given
Hamza - SOAD, Slipknot, NIN etc.
Queen Lestat - Smashing Pumpkins - Ava Adore
WIP - Nickleback

Actually looking back on it, most of the songs I know why they do make me think of the associated person, except Saaleha with Flash Republic and Azra with Lady Gaga, maybe there's some subconscious thing, which they can remind me about.

Till next time in Waseem World.


Saaleha Bamjee-Mayet said...

It's not one of my favourite songs.
My drivetime soundtrack this week is Henry Ate.
One of my aunt's said I have a Tamara Dey kind of look. I think maybe its the slitty eyes when we laugh.

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The Organ Harvester said...

good one.
Although I prefer Chris Cornell at the moment.
And keri hilson.
Probably because she is hot.

Azra said...

I think you must have read one of my iPod playlists because Lady Gaga featured prominently until around mid-March this year...before radio killed her for me :)

These days I'm delving back into old school, re-living my mis-spent youth. I haven't heard anything for a while now that has really caught my attention :P

M Junaid said...

Sami :D

You know what song reminds me of you - Take Thats Rule The world. Gay hey ;)

queen_Lestat said...

wow, here after ages and what do I see :D

Good choice for me though :P thanks :)

Morena said...

Prime Circle!
Brilliant choice for me :)

Kebab...I still don't have that song! I had to the actual concert to listen to it!

I think I associate you with Kings of Leon..

Ned said...

Tears for Fears - Mad World

Waseem said...

Saaleha - never heard of henry ate, what genre is that? I dont thin you look like Tamara Dey. theres something irritating about tamara dey, you're not irritating.

Hamza - i hope you ctrl c ctrl v ed that

OH - chris conrell is bit of a sell out lately, I like his cover of billie jean and his Audioslave stuff, esp like a stone

Azra - neither have I, has musc gone on a go slow. i heard some random stuff on radio, nothing too great.

MJ - thats my alarm tone for waking up

QL - long time no see :) also that song i sent you reminds me of you. Mars Volta - Ill never sleep alone

Morena - Why didnt you tape it at the concert? Think like a Charo, bootleg.

Ned - I prefer Gary Jules version. If you like Mad world, you will love the movie Donnie Darko. There's an intrinsic link between the song and movie even though song came out way before