Oct 9, 2008

Confuscious

I did something weird. I submitted in an entry for Ideat Savant at the IIT Kanpur festival 'Anthrakshani '08'' for taking part in a band competition called Synchronicity. It was an online entry which you can find here. I just wanted to see if people would find my music interesting.

Yesterday, I received an e-mail confirming that I was short-listed for the competition. I need to reply within a week to confirm my participation with the details of band members and stuff.

Now, as you all know, I don't have the actual band lined up yet. Jay from Noise Market offered to play for me. But what about the drummer and the second guitarist? If I find them all, what about practice and stuff? Crazy, it is. I feel I should just forfeit this and hope to make it next year. What d'yall say?

12 comments:

Reema said...

Congrats! so u will be going to IITK! have u been there before? wonderful place but the city is bad. IIT seems to be a heaven surrounded by hell. I have been there many times as my brother in law was in IITK as research fellow.

Kris Bass said...

Reema: I don't think I will. I don't have functioning band yet. And besides, they aren't paying for transportation. I don't think that I'm going now anyway. If Noise Market gets a slot, maybe I will reconsider.

Stray said...

Kris, I think it doesn't make sense to try and put a band together given u'd have under 3 weeks at best to practice; even if u play covers (which I'm not sure is being encouraged), u need time to get your act together and gel as a band.

And the money isn't nearly good enough to merit a trip into Kanpur, especially when you've also got your studies to focus on.

P.S. - I am at a loss to understand why u'd rather 'make friendship', u fiend!

Kris Bass said...

@ Stray: I see your point. I guess it's better not to even think of it.

(PS: What the fuck is that about?)

Anonymous said...

Apart from the fact that you can do neither in a sincere and thorough fashion, band or studying... within three weeks...

I see a pattern here. Procrastination and excuses. After a while it ceases to be understandable. The point has been passed a long time ago already. What needs to be done is being ignored willfully, despite the stakes involved.

Nuff said.

A Well Wisher in NYC

Anonymous said...

Thankfully, the vote is unanimous. And I Veto, just in case the majority swings later.

Kris Bass said...

@ AWWiNYC: Well, I guess what you want me to do is what is being done. And to make perhaps a soul or two happy - I'm doing very well in my studies.

@ Unsungpsalm: Yeah, I'm not going!

Stray said...

Kris, here's a video (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=g0G9vDKcdLg) that inspires me to a very great extent.

Not sure if you've seen it before; anyway, its worth a watch again.

I think you should Live your dream(s), bro. There is no better way to live for some of us. :)

Anonymous said...

Next year sounds a better and a more practical idea. You will have a proper band and not end up making fools of yourselves with a last minute hatched up band!
Good that you are studying hard. Keep it up. Just some more time till Nov., exams done and then you can paaarty all you want :) till the next set ;)

Kris Bass said...

@ Stray: I understand your comment. I didn't quite get the idea of the video though. The 'world' confused me.

@ MyHeadTrip: You are right. And stop being mean! ;)

Stray said...

Talk about dense, mate! :)

I thought it was a pretty in-your-face message - a kiwi gave her all so she could get a feel of what it would be like to take flight.

The song was just a distraction that was mixed into the original video. If you're referring to the word "world" within the song, I suggest you check the lyrics to the song and see if it helps bring about the requisite clarity.

Anonymous said...

Hey!!! Am not mean...just bugging you to get your studies done :D ;) and I told you I would be doing it :D