Sunday, December 17, 2006

The Public Movie-Going Experience

Today, we went and saw Casino Royale at Fun Republic in Ahmedabad (sue me!). A good movie, but then this isn't a film review; it's an experience review. The public was downright blaise, a bunch of insensitive louts who talked and joked loudly and left their phones on. It's unbelievable how we have so much more money now, but so much less culture. Money may not buy love (debatable), but it sure as hell does not buy etiquette. Throw into the equation the fact that the theatre works on its own principles and not on yours, and you figure out why consumption of entertainment in personal spaces (jargon) is picking up like it's going out of style.

On an aside, it ought to be easier to blog on the move.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

News Flash

I'm sitting. It's very, very still. There is no sign of life. It is as though time has stood still. Not a leaf is quivering. Not a whisper of a breeze. Not a cloud in the sky. Mammals are completely absent. The music crashes and explodes into the serenity. For the trained ear, this is nothing out of the normal. For the third eye, it is an aberrant, something that ought to be obliterated. But then, the third eye never was a part of the life of the trained ear. It was a union that was sought by the trained ear but was shunned by the third eye. Now the trained ear has learnt to go the distance alone, to wing it. The third eye, that was once so important to please for the trained ear, is now worth no more than a mere thought.

"So will you please FUCK OFF?" - Stillwater band manager Dick in Almost Famous