u Notes from the Underground: The iterant irritants of life - nasal voice edition

The iterant irritants of life - nasal voice edition

Saturday, May 13, 2006

You might claim that Himesh Reshammiya "is the saviour of pop culture and the last hope of the catchy tune", but it is of no consolation when you wait in a barber's shop (box would be a better description) for 40 minutes, all but stupefied due to the heat, the sweat, the congestion and one of those MTV clones repeatedly playing the screechiest and nasal-est HR numbers. These channels have perfected the art of invading your brain with earworms; each song plays for just the right amount of time, around 30 seconds, and then comes back a few minutes later to re-establish its claim on a mind thats slowly losing its ability to defend itself from parasites. Bleed by a thousand cuts, immaculately demonstrated. It wasnt as if the channel consciously pursued a policy of playing HR songs; it just had no other choice. HR is the God of these small things. Others are discussing genius germs, but we in India must discuss this Genius at producing g-ear-ms.


At 8:40 PM, May 13, 2006, Blogger Rajat said...

LOL. Waah huzooooooorrrrrrr!!!!!!

I recently read an interview with HR where he claims that he has a wide range when it comes to singing - I tend to agree there - from low pitch nasal to high pitch nasal - with the worrsshht pronunciation. *Shudder*. His music is pretty much ok, but now that he is lending his golden voice to others I can't stand much of his music either.

But definitely, all his gems are earworms - currently affected by the "Jhoom Jhoom" one. Heard it on radio. Can't seem to get rid of it. Arrrgghhh!!!

At 8:58 PM, May 13, 2006, Blogger Venu said...

I am not so much affected by his nasal voice as the earworm-ness of his songs. His music is decent, yes: I enjoyed "Aashiq banaya aapne" for a couple of times, but then it just got stuck inside and wouldnt come out. Nearly all Bollywood numbers seem to have this quality these days, HR's especially so.

Thankfully, I am back to normal now.

At 9:07 PM, May 16, 2006, Blogger Mukka said...

Venu, trawl through Ganja's old posts and read his post on Kumar Sanu where he calls him the 'great nose of India'. Hilarious. I wish the whole lot drowned-HR, KS and AM (no prizes for guessing who that guy is).

At 10:18 PM, May 16, 2006, Anonymous Venu said...

I think I read it and enjoyed it (as I have most of his entries), but I cant remember the specifics. He seems to have disabled indexing for his blog, its not searchable in ljseek.com


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