Monday, June 06, 2005

The Untitled Prashanth V Project

Shweta tagged me on her blog. I just had to do this!

Here is my list.

1 . Total volume of music files on my computer:

3.3 GB- hey I just bought a new hard disk!

2. The last CD/cassette I bought was:

(oddly enough) #1 - Beatles

3. Songs playing right now:

1. Shake my tree- David Coverdale and Jimmy Page. (listen to it- ROCKS!)
2. Masterplan- Oasis
3. Hallowed be thy name- Iron Maiden

4. Five albums that mean a lot to me

#1 Led Zeppelin 4 - Led Zeppelin
#2 Dark Side Of The Moon- Pink Floyd
#3 Definitely Maybe- Oasis
#4 Falling into Infinity- Dream Theater
#5 Led Zeppelin 3- Led Zeppelin

(the OST of Almost Famous does not technically qualify as an album but let me tell you its an excellent introduction to good rock and roll music!)

5. Four favourite concept albums

#1 Wish You Were Here ( Pink Floyd) - Written entirely for that rather eccentric Mr. Syd Barret who had disappeared from the public eye! The man actually turned up during the recording of the album. He arrived unannounced, looking bald and fat, and had put on so much weight that some of the band did not recognize him at first. Others were close to tears; Waters later confided that he cried. Barrett asked at one point if there was anything he could do and that he was available if needed. He hadn't been seen by the band in seven years, and wasn't seen again after that point. (click on the link for the album cover)

#2 Metropolis, Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory - Dream Theater (1999)- The album deals with a man undergoing extensive hypnosis to relive the circumstances that led to the murder of his lover Victoria. A brilliant album to boot replete with extensive guitar solos.

#3 Supernatural- Santana A quick google search confirmed its status as a concept album. Easily one of the best albums of the nineties. Quick Trivia: Santana wanted to name the album after an African King who brought happiness through music- the kings name? Mumbo Jumbo! This was before Mr. Clyde Davis convinced him to change his mind.

#4 Dark Side of The Moon ( Pink Floyd)- Obviously. 741 weeks on the Billboard chart. Shows that Americans liked quality music at some point of time. Now Hollerback Girl makes the top 10.

Five songs that mean a lot to me

1. Live Forever- Oasis ( Definitely Maybe) -My introduction to Rock & Roll. Beats Wonderwall hollow. Brilliant lyrics, vocals and guitar.

2. No Quarter ( Song remains the version) - Led Zeppelin ( forget stairway to heaven mate. listen to the guitar in this !)

3. Freebird- Lyrnrd Skynyrd ( Produced leh-nerd skin-nerd)- Heard it for the first when I got sloshed in Purple Haze- Bangalore. Absolutely brilliant.Brilliant guitar solo.

4. A Change Of Seasons- Dream Theater: 22 minutes of pure melody. Its incredible how they maintain the intensity throughout. And NO! Its not metal. Much better than your Linkin Park and gang.

5. Dream On - Aerosmith. (only the live version!) Just listen to Steven Tyler.

I hereby tag

1. the ever graceful Anjana. ( plus her blog needs a post!)
2. Sarath - Seriously eclectic music taste(like me) . Will be a very interesting read!

( praying I dont get slaughtered for not having any songs or albums by Beatles)


Blogger Sharad said...


2:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

u listen to sabbath? face in the sand - maiden ? great song..

8:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

previous posting by prashant.v.ram(pachu)

8:47 PM  
Blogger P said...

Sharad! I am looking forward to your list :)

11:09 PM  
Blogger P said...

hey pachu! I hope you are doing good :) I have heard face in the sand. its brilliant! but I like Hallowed be thy name better. And no I dont listen to Sabbath. Could you recom. song songs?

11:10 PM  
Blogger Anjana said...

Lol, thanks. I'll work on it!

11:16 PM  
Blogger P said...

and Anjana what did ya think?

11:25 PM  
Blogger Girl said...

You are watching Pulp Fiction! Wow! Is this the first time?

I will see it too. Got a DVD : )

7:29 AM  
Blogger Anjana said...

Hey guess what! I've been tagged for books too! Got some posting to do :) And I liked the blog, didn't I tell u? This title is better btw

9:47 PM  
Blogger P said...

Shweta: I kinda remember having a long discussion with you about Pulp Fiction! This is the third time I am watching it. :)

1:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pulp fiction is one of the most overrated films of all time.novel narrative style but does not warrant a 7 on the all time imdb list. what was so special?

saw kill bill yesday. its better than pulp fiction.


1:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Prashanth- nice list and nice blog. But i am surprised you dont have any Beatles, Jimmi Hendrix, Velvet Underground, The Who, Rolling Stones on your list. Only consisted of two bands Zeppelin and Floyd and they arent the greatest of all time by a long shot. .

2. To the guy before me: From the moment the movie starts with those petty crooks discussing places to rob without running the risk of putting the asses on line till scene with Wolf, you have a gripping narrative style, scenes that make you laugh (the scene with Jackson and Brett, Jackson spouting lines from The Bible and Christopher Walken's cameo), good acting and above all a great story.

What else do you want?

3:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

y the assumption i'm a guy....u know ,i have my periods tomorrow.

the non-linear narration was interesting because it had not been tried earlier but gripping? i dont think so.

hav to admit it was funny in parts.

a gr8 story?
it was ordinary at best.

dont get me wrong it is a decent watch but just like all of tarantino's flicks they promise so much but leave u unsatisfied at the end.

7:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wasn't a great story? Either you can't thing straight when you have your periods or you were doped.

or maybe you like movies directed by Yash Chopra. Maybe you should stick to them.

9:50 AM  
Blogger Girl said...

Okay, maybe I am getting forgetful in my old age. But I've discussed Pulp Fiction with so many people, and maybe it is a given.

BTW, does Fox Force Five remind you of something? (The Deadly Viper, blah, yeah?) :) Oh wait, maybe I've discussed this too. Dang.

7:33 PM  
Blogger P said...

Yes we have! downloaded Son of a preacher from the gmail account. Really cool! Where are the songs that I asked you?!

10:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think tarantino is a very lucky man .....he can produce any crap and still be considered great because he comes under the intentionally vague 'cult director' category .wtf?he could do with some lessons from desi mani ratnam.

i think the allure of being a tarantino fan is the all new id tag that comes along with reads 'hep,eclectic and very cool'. so i guess your interest in tarantino is merely a quest for an short it's not his stories ,his direction or his narrative style it's just the intangible freebies that accompany it.
great going!!!now u can relate yourself with millions of cult film fans across the globe.u can suck each others cock/pussy depending on your sexual orientation.

and if u dont agree, "frankly my dear, i dont give a damn"

Yash Chopra??? but he makes no bones about the fact that he directs maudlin films and does not advertise himself as a maverick filmmaker.

Sanjan Krishnan(Go yash, karan and Barjatya)

12:23 AM  
Blogger P said...

Dude. Shut up!

4:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>Yash Chopra??? but he makes no bones about the fact that he directs maudlin films and does not advertise himself as a maverick filmmaker

Praising an idiot for having the guts to be one is probably the absurdest thing ever. Congratulations.

7:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

u hit a nerve. i'm hurt. Yash chopra mera bhai,u dont deserve this.:-(

Sanjana Krishnan

8:50 AM  
Blogger Girl said...

Hey I have uploaded Rain by the Beatles. Great song. Will upload others later.

10:11 AM  
Anonymous shamya said...

i agree with sanjana. quintin tarantino is a overrated piece of shit. karan johar may be badly criticized but he is great director. look at the emotions he has extracted from kajol and srk in kabhi khushie! that is true Indian family sentiments. Melodrama is the core of Indian cinema.

7:35 PM  
Blogger Zira said...

Ok out of habit I went to your earliest post to get a feel for your blog. And there you were talkin about TOI and Hindu. I get it now..the media connection!

And your music taste seems quite predictable. Almost every 20-something well-read metro-bred guy would swear by Led-Zepplin, Pink Floyd and the likes, right?

How about Shakira? haha ;-) C yu around.

2:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous bastard who says maybe periods woman must see only yash chopra. what is wrong with yashiji? you are very biased against indian cinema. yashji may not be maverick but he is full of heart and soul.

7:24 AM  
Blogger P said...

I think yash Chopra is great. I loved DDLJ and actually liked DTPH the first time I watched it. Its the junior Johar I hate.

9:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yash is gr8?wtf is wrong with u.

anon seriously yashji produces formulaic films with very little or no creativity.

maverick and yash ji in the same sentence?
despite the context, it is absurd.

i notice a dumbing down of radix lecti....come on we are discussing yash chopra!

and u shamelessly abandoning your values so as not to offend the rif-raf a.k.a chopra lovers. i think prashanth is selling out.BOOOOOOO!

Indian football fan

10:25 AM  
Blogger P said...

Dude! Stop posting anonymously! I have seen two movies of Chopra's and I liked them both! Whats wrong with that. The promos of Veer Zaara made sure I stayed away!

Indian Football Fan? Which club? Do you like Shanmugam Venkatesh [:D]

10:32 AM  
Blogger P said...

Zira : thats not true. i guess its down to personal taste. As for the media bit, yeah thats true. But I am starting to hate the Hindu nowadays.

10:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shut up prashant dude this is serious.

anonymous when did u last take pot? this is not funny man. yash chopra a maverick? my foot. sanjana krishna or what ever this stupid's name is doesnt understand no thing about cinema so leave it. mani rathnam is great but tarantino is ok too.

8:16 PM  
Blogger P said...

Tarantion is not OK. He is brilliant!

Hoping my friend gives me a copy of Sin City soon!

10:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuckin anon idiot 2 posts before. when did i say he's a maverick u fuckin dick head.?read my post slowly, you'll c what i mean.

Sanjana Krishnan

11:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tarantino is an overrated fuckhead. four films and he acts like he is a god. pulp fiction is one fucked up movie. makes fun of a man's brains being blown of. what kind of fun is that? all of u should suck the white american's dick and ass.

1:36 AM  
Anonymous vinod said...

prashant dude why do u allow such anonymous idiots on ur blog? why make fun of tarantino? he may not be as good as yashji but he is good never the less. sanjan is right when he says he is overated.

3:55 AM  
Blogger P said...

Dude, why are you posting anonymously! ( Or should I be ignoring you). What kind of movies do you like? And which vinod is this?!

11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shut your pie holes. Tarantino rocks. Why the fuck are you even responding to these retards?

12:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

your mama is the retard.....Tarantino rocks?u must be out of your mind.

8:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ya tarantino is a fuckface. pulp fiction comes out of my ass everytime i want to shit.

8:57 AM  
Blogger P said...

I am not gonna take the bait. I don't even know who the hell you are.

9:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous twerp who talked all that rot on "Pulp Fiction", please stick to watching K3G and jerking off on Karan Johar and Indra Kumar movies. Behenjis like you are fit for writing articles in 'Women's Era' on why "Hum Apke Hain Kaun" is a true reflection of Indian values and culture.

11:11 AM  
Blogger P said...

Thank you.

9:20 PM  
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10:59 AM  

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