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I am and always have been very passionate about a few things in my life. Music ranks top on this list. Over the past one year, I have met individuals who have an almost feverish passion for music, making me feel almost dwarfed by the intensity of their fervor.

However, it only inspired me to take my music even more seriously than ever before. For those of you who do not know, I used to take Carnatic classical music training when I was younger. I never did anything official, never took any grade exams or anything. I used to perform at local concerts but that was the extent of my exposure. When I was in the 10th grade, I quit. It is the only decision of my life that I regret to date. I can never forgive myself for doing such a thing.

After coming to the USA, my love for music only quadrupled. Being the only female singer of my band helped a lot, as did being best friends with the drummer. However, public performances is still a man’s world, with average singers like me being given only second preference. Yet, I plodded on. I showed up for every practice session, irrespective of whether I got to sing or not. Not because I wanted an opportunity to sing. Simply because I just loved being amidst a live band, being with music, my life-air.

Some of my happiest times have been when I have been in the company of music and musicians. This has only strengthened my belief that music is the reason I was born, the reason I’m living. I cannot imagine life without music, and I pity the people who cannot enjoy music. Only someone very very cold hearted and emotionless can skip enjoying music and not regret it.

I promised myself that I would take music seriously and even though I may never make a career out of it, my only aim is to be closely associated with music throughout my life.

My next show is this Sunday. I’m nervous, yet confident. Wish me luck! 🙂


Comments on: "Music" (14)

  1. “..my band..”,”..next show..” kya scene!! I am discovering things these days…
    That said, yeah, all the best. 🙂

  2. All the best!!! Hope your concert goes on really well…
    I used to learn classical dance… quit because of studies, teacher issues – it’s one decision i
    regret – the quitting..
    Have loads of fun too! 🙂

  3. wow! awesome!
    wish u ALL the luck! 🙂 i always wished i cud sing… but i’m a considerate adult… so i don’t!
    and heyy… want pics AND write-up on d show! 🙂

  4. @alice: 😦 makes me sound like a show-off!!! but, thanks 😀
    @rayshma: it isn’t all that awesome, but yeah, thanks… pics, sure!!!

  5. it may not be awesome for u… but for vocally challenged individuals like me.. it is! i wudn’t be able to sing if gabbar held Vin hostage & sed “gaa, rayshma gaa!” 😀
    now u can safely add me to ur fan list! 🙂

  6. Naah…you don’t sound like a show-off. Or maybe you do, i haven’t heard you sing. 😛
    Heheh….let’s start the ‘musically-challenged band’ raysh 😉

  7. umm.. sorry to do this – but it’s kind of compulsive… there’s a typo in the last line… i guess u mean next show, not nest…
    and yeah alice! great idea! then ppl shall pay us for NOT performing. LOL!

  8. Whoa!! Did my comment book explode?? 😛
    @alice: ahh.. will send youtube link….
    @rayshma:thanks for pointing the typo out, i would and i have OCD!!!btw,can i be in your band too?:P

  9. i say no, u’re too talented. u do shows n stuff! we won’t get money to shut up if u join us. but we shall hv to ask alice too… i also want you-tube link!!!!
    u realize we’re having like proper conversations on ur blog?! gosh!

  10. “…with average singers like me being given only second preference.
    Now that is crap. You’re much better than you think you are, trust me.

    Best of luck 😛

  11. Don’t underestimate your talents.
    I’m sure you’ll give your best shot.
    All the best! Will await the updates on the show…

  12. @SEV and Prashant:thanks for the vote of confidence!i wish i felt the same way.. 🙂

  13. Despite what you think, I still hate you for what you did to me!

  14. @Pixie: Your comments seem to go to spam. Could you try using a different email address?

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