Thursday, April 30, 2009

Showing the finger!

Voted! Can't stop myself from gazing fondly at the mark on my finger - that finger- the rude one. How odd that they picked that one! Knowing my astute sister, she's probably laughing hysterically about the choice of the finger on her HT blog (Expletive Deleted).
Right, I've done my bit - but I'm not relieved at all. VERY worried about that darn third front!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

No goosebumps last night on Idol, damn!

Waited eagerly with bated breath for Adam Lambert to strut his stuff. He did the Beegee's 'If I can't have you'. VERY interesting version, and as always, the best of the lot, but not magical like he always is. Damn- I guess we all have our off days. But he's still the clear winner. Of the rest of the lot, the lovely pink-haired rock chick Allison delivered again. She's not going to win, but she's my fave second best.

Meanwhile, I'm getting a bad case of the shudders re: our elections. As far as I'm concerned, votes that go into parties led by Pawar, Patnaik, Jaylalitha, Lalu and Paswan (to name a few) are really votes for Prakash Karat. Ew. How horrible is that? The future of our country is being orchestrated by a bitter, spiteful man who will do anything to ensure that PM Manmohan Singh is vanquished.

On the flip side, even if that ghastly third front does win, it will probably collapse within months. A shoddily cobbled together coalition of regional parties is incapable of ruling a country. Petty squabbles for power will follow, divergent interests will clash, and the stability of India will hit a new low. Am not looking forward to the future anymore. Sigh.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Wondering Aloud

Cook did a bunk so I felt liberated today. Had a spam sandwich for dinner (yum- and who gives a shit about clogged arteries anyway!) and then watched Idol. Am wondering now if years of substance abuse makes you delusional or is Adam Lambert really hot shit? My hackles rose when Seacrest announced that Lambert was going to do Steppenwolf's Born to be wild. I mean, I love that song. But Lambert blew me. He did a punked up version- abso brill and so bloody contemporary! Now am waiting for him to do a Jared Leto (of 30 secs to Mars fame). I can hear him doing The Kill in my head. Hope he does it out of my head too.
BTW: have always wondered why Coldplay is regarded as hot- that band leaves me cold.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

American Idol finally delivers with Adam Lambert!

Shameful confession: I'm a sucker for music contests, particularly those that seek to find new lead singers for their bands. In a showoffy way, I have to reveal that I successfully predicted the winners of two of them: INXS and Rockstar Supernova. Hey, I should be a judge!

American Idol, however, is a bit of a bore. Nice voices, but not exceptional, in my humble opinion, and horribly terribly pop. Only two singers, in all the seasons I've watched have given me goosebumps. One was Lakeisha Jones, a woman with the sexiest, bluesiest voice I've heard. She was on a few seasons ago and was bumped off sadly- I've been gnashing my teeth since then, wishing and hoping that she makes it somewhere somehow - she was terrific! My god, I saw Dreamgirls because I heard Lakeisha sing 'I'm telling you I'm not going' and I was sorely disappointed with Jennifer Hudson's version in the movie. She squeaked the song in a Mickey Mouse way and ruined it completely for me!

And this season, it's Adam Lambert. He's edgy and exceptional and delivers every time. The best thing about him is that he doesn't bow down to Idol's sad pop demands and stays alternative. Last night he did his version of Mad World (Tears for Fears). Gasp. Still have goosebumps the morning after. He's given me a reason to stop missing Kurt Cobain.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Bless the Pink Chaddi girls!

Just saw this horrible puke-making video footage of the Taliban thrashing a 17 year old girl in the Swat Valley. It looked so familiar- remember, we recently saw the Sri Ram Sene mob doing quite the same thing in Mangalore? Really, what is the difference between the Taliban and our Tully-ban lot? Apart from the feisty Union Minister Renuka Chowdhury, the rest of our non-fundamentalist politicians murmured the right noises and then happily ignored it. It's our girls who fought back -and made the nation sit up and gasp at their spunk!
Not crazy about Oprah, but feel compelled to pinch one of her lines for the beautifully irreverent Pink Chaddi Campaign lot- 'You go girls!'
BTW, I hope America saw that footage too! What the hell are they allowing that pathetic Zardari and weasley Gillani to do?

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Want to know who will win the elections? Ask Sanjay Kapoor!

I clearly recall the run up to the last general elections- most of the celebrity political analysts I read were confident that the BJP would win a thumping majority. Hmm.

So there I was at Dilli O Dilli with a bunch of people: 9 of us gloomily bemoaning the thought of BJP rule for another term. One of us, though, was very cheerful: Sanjay Kapoor, the super editor of Hardnews. Sanjay eloquently rubbished our theories. He was absolutely certain that the Congress would come to power. We eyed him dubiously and quoted the regular supposed-to-be -hot-shit poll pundits. He laughed and told us to watch and wait. Bloody hell, he turned out to be bang on!!!! And in usual Sanjay fashion he didn't call us and crow 'I told you so!'

I spoke to him yesterday and asked him who would win this time round. He confidently told me who would lose but asked for a few more days to predict who would win, what with these new equations turning up. I trust this man- he has an ear to the ground and a keen, analytical mind. So, ha ha, I will know who is going to win before I cast my vote!!!! Hurry up, Sanjay- can't wait to know if i should bring out the champagne to celebrate or countrymade brew to drown my sorrows!