18 Nov

My soon to be 13 year old seems to have inherited his “sarcastic” bent of mind from me. Heres proof.

I like to sing. No I don’t sing well… more of a “shower specialist”, unlike RK who seems to step in front of the mike anytime he gets a chance. He even sang at the book fair !!!!

The other thing is that I cannot remember the lyrics to any song especially if its in Hindi, Kannada or any regional language for that matter. So I improvise. I insert anything that rhymes with the words of the song… sometimes I insert Kannada words into Hindi songs, Tamil into Kannada so on and so forth. Obviously the meanings of the songs change drastically when new words are inserted (I’ll leave the rest to your imagination). This is a major source of protest from my wife and son who cannot bear to see their favorite songs being torn to shreds by a combination of bad voice and ad-hoc lyrics.

So heres the conversation that happened last week. I was singing away to glory making some coffee for myself.

My Wife (from the living room): Excuse me, we are watching something. Can you please keep quiet.

Me: Am I bothering you? But I think the new lyrics I came up with are quite funny.

Wife & Nikhil (together): No they are not !!!

Me: Hey I could have been a good composer you know.

Nikhil: Dad, you dont compose songs, you “de-compose” songs. So you would be a good “de-composer” !!

I am going to get him for this one day.


13 Responses to “Opinions”

  1. Srik November 20, 2006 at 8:31 am #

    Thats both funny and a gifted inheritance 🙂

    Sing your songs to glory..lets wait to see some songs de-composed!!

  2. travel plaza November 20, 2006 at 2:22 pm #

    Ha ha..that’s hilarious. Actually my hubby also continuously de-composes songs and gets yelled at by all of us.

  3. decemberstud November 21, 2006 at 12:41 am #

    LOL…this is very funny !!! Thatw as a cool comment.

    My wife has this penchant for coming up with her own lyrics. Apparently, before the marriage, she did it much much more. Now, she is ‘sacred’ that I would ‘correct’ her ‘creativity’.

    The funny part is, unlike you, she adds her own words, which can’t be found in any living language !!!

  4. Vijay November 21, 2006 at 11:03 am #

    Srik: Thanks !!! Not many people say that
    TP, DS: I think my lyrics are hilarious.. but no one else thinks so… “HetthaVarige Heggana Muddu” 🙂

  5. decemberstud November 21, 2006 at 7:58 pm #

    On that note, your wife doesn’t seem to agree with the other part of the proverb…”kaTTikoMDavarige kODaMgi chaMda” …:D

  6. Veena Shivanna November 23, 2006 at 9:22 am #

    He He… Thats was too funny! Nikhil was in US for how long? Just asked!
    My dad used to sing to tease my mother.. something like ‘Binkada singaari’.. We used to laugh at them…Literally!
    My dad remembered all old songs & if somebody was featuring in some music programmes he used to add on.. That was so funny. No shruthi, No taaLa nothing.. I used to tell him.. yen anna shruthi illa en illa… That was total Masti.. On the contrary, I have never heard my husband nor my brothers singing so lively! Next-Gen kids.. they can glue to either TV or Radio which my dad never did(except during the budge bulletins & some national programmes)….

  7. Vijay November 23, 2006 at 10:04 am #

    Veena: Nikhil was never in the USA… he was born in Singapore and was just over a year old when we moved back (We were in the USA, Singapore and then moved back to India).

    LOL about your dad… interesting choice of song as well.. the lack of shruthi IS the charm…

  8. prashanth November 23, 2006 at 10:41 am #

    ROTFL!! ha ha… and on the other hand – me too forget the lyrics. But instead of adding new words, I just hum. And that too without shruthi and taala 😛

    and thanks for the visit 🙂

  9. Veena Shivanna December 6, 2006 at 9:37 am #

    DS spoke about this shruthi so many times in blog. One was when he attended a sugama sangeetha concert & the other time when he had a concert at home on account of his birthday! I do enjoy such funny events, Shruthi , taala ella classical concerts ge antha 🙂 However, once you learn music in more methodical way, its kind of forced to get tagged to such ones.. I stand myself with a smile altogether 😉

  10. travel plaza December 6, 2006 at 2:32 pm #

    Shruti is fine, but when it comes to taala, I think I am”unbeatable” I have no beat at all. I can sing moderately well, but if someone starts putting taala for my songs, then devare gatti:) That’s why I don’t let my hubby play drums or tabla for me when I sing…

  11. some body December 6, 2006 at 3:00 pm #

    travel plaza:

    ditto with me. maybe we should have a duet (even though that i have confess that sometimes my shruti goes too)!

    for those that like to come out of their (water) closets :-), here is a nice site (thanks shark). disclaimer: it is only for hindi songs, maybe vijay and/or ds can start one for kannada too!

    – s.b.

  12. Vijay December 6, 2006 at 3:04 pm #

    SB: That is a good idea…

  13. travel plaza December 6, 2006 at 3:41 pm #

    SB, Great idea…I’m sure our duet will rock:)

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