Aug 20, 2008

Call from Mom

I got a call from my Mom yesterday. She and my Dad had just read the Rolling Stone magazine story (post) about Noise Market. Mom said
'It's nice. I'm happy for you.'
There, not too elated. Not too happy. It sounded more like
'Ass, look you were much better off being the average doctor than a rock star.'
She continued
'Your Dad's saying that his name is coming on the newspapers and magazines without him doing a thing.'
There are two issues here.
  • For one thing, folks from down South in general, refer to their spouses in third person. Why do they need to do that?
  • This, by the way is the problem with people from South India. 'Kris Bass' is actually the 'Kris' from 'Kris Kum' (which actually is my name) and 'Bass' is my Dad's name. In mags like RS, they have to have a surname. In my case, my Dad's name.
She added
'Your father didn't recognize you in the photo. He says that he doesn't think that it's you. I recognized you immediately!'
That's the only heartening thing really. At least my Mom recognizes my bearded-moustached-long hair look. Maybe she would also relate more to my coming out.

I actually expected them to say something about seeing me in the pride march on Mallu television. But then, I came to know that the television set at home is under repair.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fuck! You're famous! Oh god! I know a rockstar! Dude! You guys need a publicist?? I'm there! :)

Kris Bass said...

@ MirrorCracked: Don't get excited. We'll consider your plea. Send in a resume. Leave a number. We'll call you back!

Seriously though, are you serious?

Anonymous said...

Hehe celebrity guy.....

Once my team was featured in one of the famous local magazine and everyone used to point at me and whisper. First it was fun, but later it was kind of pain... hehehe thank god, now people have forgotten it.

Hope it won't be same case. So hire mirror as your publicist. He will make you life more easier :P

Anonymous said...

your dad is just being cautious, he knows that it's not what it's all cut out to be and he doesn't know why you have to figure it out yourself and not listen to him. -dh
i love how your moms said u were in the paper for not doing anything, like the whole music thing fell out of the sky.

Anonymous said...

I'll be your official taste tester, you never have to wonder again if something is too salty or too hot --references available upon request.-hines

Kris Bass said...

@ Hines, Duncan: I get the Dad's POV. And it was my Dad again (the second comment), not my Mom.

@ Anonymous: Stop flirting!

Anonymous said...

aha...our own celebrity rockstar! and on top if that, a blogger :D

Kris Bass said...

@ Chandni - Thank you, Lady!

Anonymous said...

u have a resident publicist here n u know im good at my work ;)
btw- do chk for my 'priceless' description

Kris Bass said...

@ Swats: So you are at loggerheads with Nikhil. [Furiously scratches his beard]

Anonymous said...

She sounds encouraging.. Yeay!! :-)

But, may I suggest that just 'coz you are ready to talk about it, it may not necessarily apply to them having to accept it.. & if you have not told your mom yet, try going home, sitting her down.. talk about it.. and give her truck loads of time!

Cheers! :-)