Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Radio and songs

No, this is not a post that evokes memories of a bygone era and wishes that we were still in an era where there was socialism and a radio.

Now that I got that out of the way, lets get onto the topic.

When I grew up, we heard songs on the radio – at home, at the barber shop, sometimes in a shop - more than on television. Since televisions were far and few to begin with and there was just one channel, so the chances of seeing a song was quite rare and chancy. Thus it was, that our mind created images of the song in the way that we created our own picturization of a song. So, when I heard a song, I would have no idea who it is picturized on (though sometimes I did) and how. And our mind creates a mental map of how the song would possibly look like.

And later, when you see that song on say, a youtube or even a TV, sometimes you go – what? This song was picturized this badly? Or I did not know this song was picturized on XYZ.

On the other hand, there are those that make you go wow…

Similarly, sometimes we go with an idea of what we are going to learn and the entire content underwhelms us or overwhelms us. How to avoid that? How does one walk the tightrope walk of getting everything so right that it all feels "perfect"?

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