Friday, February 26, 2010

Riders On The Storm

I had a shocker today morning while driving. As soon as the radio was turned on, these were the words that fell on my ears:

Into this house we're born
Into this world we're thrown

91.9 FM playing Doors at 9.30 in the morning! And that too Riders on the Storm! The best ever.

“There has to be an explanation”, I told myself. “Must be a mix up. A new crew perhaps?” Riders on the storm is not, I repeat, not a candidate to be played on any radio station in the morning and this is a Bangalore station for Jim’s sake.

Turned out that they had roped in a lady author for an interview and the song was played on her request. She lost all my respect though as soon as she dedicated it to her son who will be “riding the board exam soon”, to quote her.

Anyway, it was a heady feel to drive as the song played. I feared that they will truncate the second part as they usually do when there are not much lyrics. They didn’t.

There's a killer on the road
His brain is squirmin' like a toad.

It got me stoned, completely. Stared hard at a rowdy looking school kid outside. I hope he got scared. There is only so much one can do when inside a car.


V Rakesh said...

Oh this is among my all time favs!

Preeti Shenoy said...

Good that my children weren't in the playground in Bangalore :-)

Brilliant song.

Liked this post!


Anonymous said...

Yes..Thank you for the link...Listening to it...Listening to it... :)

Sucheta said...

ah, they always do surprise you, these masala stations!
love this blog!
n LOVE the doors! long live the lizard king!!!

Shruthi said...

Bangalore Radio stations interview authors? interesting.

listening to the song..

Atrisa said...

Haha imagine the woman trippin on the song in her "prime days" ;)

Why didn't you click the boy's pic! Mr. Chief Blogger.

BrownPhantom said...

@V Rakesh,
It is. It sure is :). Thanks.

Your kids are not rowdy. Don't have to worry :). Thank you.

:). Hope you liked it. Thanks.

BrownPhantom said...

Yes, it was a surprise, but then there was an explanation to it :). Thank you so much.

They probably interview a celebrity every friday or so :). Did you liek the music :). Thanks.

Am glad I didn't name her :).
"Mr. Chief Blogger" was stoned and it's not wise to mess with the rowdy ones ;).

BrownPhantom said...

And thank you :).

Eveline said...

It would be nice, wouldn't it, if the radio actually played the music we liked and RJ's knew what they were talking about.

I mostly listen to my music online. That way I can control, to a better extent, what I actually have to listen to. Occasionally I'll listen to the radio but the plethora of crap usually has me changing the channel right quick.

BrownPhantom said...


I agree with you. But radio still has its charm in the uncertainty of what might be played. Especially while one is driving :).

And liked you choice of music in general, on your blog

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