Saturday, April 29, 2006

The big day

Finally it's here. The Talent Night performances are tonight, and I am nervous. Despite the fact that I have been anything but nervous in the past. Maybe it's because this time a LOT rests on my shoulders, since in addition to playing two songs with my band, I will also be playing some six songs for other bands - that's half of all performances! This is what I would call being drowned in music...

My line-up is as follows -

  1. Muse - Time is running out [lead guitar]
  2. Alanis - Uninvited [piano, keyboard]
  3. Ugly Kid Joe - Mr Recordman [drums]
  4. A Paki Band - BC Sutta! [drums]
  5. Artcell - Dhosor Shomoy (bengali song) [lead guitar]
  6. Greenday - Boulevard of broken dreams [acoustic rhythm guitar]
  7. Weezer - Beverly Hills [rhythm guitar, some lead]
  8. Nik,Ogy,Me - Transit of Venus (instrumental kickstart) - [drums]

The first two are the ones I'm playing with my band. Soundcheck starts in 2 hours, so I better run. The whole show is being recorded in audio so I will post pics and soundbytes later. I so love this!

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Ich bin back

The city is nice, mid-sized but congested and haphazardly (un)planned. Transportation is cheap. Museums are expensive. Weed is legal. Canals are many. Traffic regulations are incomprehensible. Architecture is old. People speak English. Women are pretty. Trains come late. Place is safe.

More info/photos will follow.. right now, Zzzzzzz....

EDIT: Photos are here - Click

Friday, April 07, 2006

Phew! ... Amsterdam here I come

Finally! Spring break is here. Past few weeks were so frustrating, I am glad to get a breather. And what better way to kick start the spring break than with a tour to some place OUT of IUB. And not just out of IUB, but out of this whole Deutschland. Yep, this weekend I'm on a short trip to Amsterdam. Infact I am leaving in less than an hour. Well I don't know a lot (or anything) about the city so it's going to be interesting. All I know is it is famous for pot, hookers, Van Gogh, and canals. Let's see.

I'll be back on Monday morning, hopefully with photos (unfortunately my camera is with a friend who was too busy DJ'ing for tonight's party to check his email or pick up his phone.. Octav are you reading this??) :-P

So the trip is through the worst tour operator in Germany. This company has so many bad reviews we almost dropped the plan, but then there was no other way to go anywhere else in < 50 Euro (!). So we'll see how it goes. It's just 2 days, can't be that bad.

Ok I'm a bit late. Tschuss!
[I'm becoming more German everyday]

Monday, April 03, 2006


12:33 am.

CS Midterm tomorrow. Midnight study marathon continues. Damn I'm hungry. So is Shrestho, studying for god-knows-what in his room. Typical college kids: no money, hungry at midnight. He borrows 5 Euro from his flatmate Horia, who also tags along. And off we go to the pizza place round the corner. Melody's aka Ferri's. It's the only place open after 8pm. Not a soul outside. Us three walking on the pavement.

We get to Ferri's. We order. Drei pizza, mit schinken, mice (?) und chaff. Me: "Mice??"
"It's corn," says Horia. We munch.

1:04 am.

We pay.

And then we get dropped right outside IUB's main entrance. In a Nissan. By the pizza place guy. Nice.

Pizza guy: "Das ist gut?", near the IUB entrance.
Us: "Ja, vielen danke! Tschuss!"
Pizza guy: "Bitte schoen, tschuss."

He backs up and drives away.

Me: "I thought he was gonna deliver something at IUB.."
Horia: "What car does that !@#^!@$& have?"
Shrestho: "A Nissan? That sonova#(^)!"