Caveman and the Earworms
July 11, 2013 8 Comments
Caveman is a Music snob and is generally found listening to Jazz or Carnatic music . He was a flautist several decades ago. Yes, Caveman with a flute..Picture that..
So, he turns his nose up and tries hard not to smirk at the kind of music I listen to. I have no qualms in admitting, that there is a perverse part of me which responds to the weirdest of songs. The kind which gets music connoisseurs gasp in disgust, or flip channels right away. But I am one of those, who has the spirit of a taxi driver trapped in me. I let the song with its weirdness grow on me, playing it in in my head and humming it for days and sometimes week’s altogether.
And like this wasn’t bad enough, I tend to pass on the ear worm to all those around me. Like once I listened to Amma,hum the Beedi Jalaile song to herself courtesy your’s truly, braying it in loop mode through the day . Or have FV shut me up after having heard Dil Me Baji Guitar or Fana for you, for the umpteenth time . The near and the dear cannot escape the mutilating and devastating effect of my earworms. Frankly I don’t understand my fascination to the Dhinchuk Dhinchuk and weird corny lyrics nor do I care . They just pop into my head at the most inopportune times and coupled with my restless imagination, get me out of sticky situations
For example- Caveman is the smart Alec who never loses any argument. He has the innate ability to stump me with effin logic for all kinds of problem ever. However of late, I have discovered my arsenal which makes him blush a shade of beetroot red and walk away . For once I get the pleasure of having the last word or in this matter, the last song.
So generally the scene at home these days: I smell a potential time bomb ticking and I get my act ready.
Eg : Caveman in a stern voice- Why was this purchase not discussed with me?
Sonia – Umm..in her Fat Panju aunty tone – Seene mein jalti hai armanon ki arthi,
Arrey what to tell you darling kya hua.
Arrey sapne dekhe jannat ke,
par mitti mein mil jaen,
Tauba Tera Jalwa, Tauba tera pyar,
Tera Emosanal Attyachaar!
Caveman – Would not know how to react and walks away
Eg 2: Caveman – Why?????????????
Sonia – blocked out the rest of the question, getting into a jig and singing:
Fire brigade mangwa de tu
Angaaron par hai armaan
o balma, o balma..
Caveman – Stumped literally ..Turns crimson red and meekly walks away
And the earworm moment of the year goes to..
Overhearing Caveman prepare for a strategic presentation meticulously and blurting out ..Hua Chokra Jawaan Re ..Hhheee.courtesy me .. doing the Gauhar Khan Ishazaade equivalent the previous day.
Current flavour of the week is a song after my heart as though written for me,dedicated to the one and Wonly My Dearest Caveman
Lazy Lad Lazy Lad Saiyaa from Ghanchakkar
Lett ke sofe pe killaan gaade
Plasma tv kaa mukhda taade
Lazy lad, lazy lad saiyaan
Lo kar lo baat..
Kaam ki baaton se palla jhaade
Bewajah kismat pe yeh bill phaade
Are lazy lad, lazy lad saiyaan
Lo kar lo baat..
Listen to it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4tzeRcGzdQ
And if you are wondering, the post today was a daily prompt by wordpress written in a antihistamine +Corticosteroids induced stupor coupled with insomnia ( Damn you allergic rhinitis)