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My favourite guitar solos March 17, 2008

Posted by Karan in General.
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Ever since I’ve started listening to rock, the guitar’s been a fascinating instrument. The feeling of the same gives you a high.. It’s something for all moods. Sometime back, rock guru Aditya had come up with a list of divine solos. Here I am with a list of my favorite solos. Now since this is my list, the choices might be a little different. However, I’m not trying to write a comprehensive, popular top fifteen list.

1) For the love of God- Steve Vai
2) Crystal Planet- Joe Satriani
3) November Rain- Slash (Guns n Roses)
4) Stairway to Heaven- Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
5) Comfortably numb- David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
6) One – Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
7) While My Guitar Gently Weeps – Eric Clapton (The Beatles)
8) Circles- Joe Satriani
9) Smells like Teen Spirit- Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)
10) Aqualung- Martin Barre (Jethro Tull)
11) All along the watchtower- Jimi Hendrix
12) Whole Lotta Love- Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
13) Bohemian Rhapsody- Brian Mary (Queen)
14) Wanted Dead or Alive- Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi)
15) Smoke On The Water – Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple)

I know it might be a bit of a weird list, but well.. Just felt like putting it down. 🙂

UG2K5 vs UG2K6 – Fascinating Cricket! March 10, 2008

Posted by Karan in IIIT centric.
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I have often been accused of being a batch chauvinist. However, being the only ‘regular’ blogger among the UG2K5 cricketers, I had to write on this one. UG2K5 vs UG2K6. It has indeed been a sensational cricket rivalry. Each of the four matches the two teams have played against the other has gone down to the wire. The much hyped final, which was won by UG2K5 in the last ball truly lived to its reputation. Never before has the cricket tournament been as fiercely contested as this year.

The match up started last year with UG2K6 winning two closely fought matches. The unfortunate final between the two teams was marked by bitter rivalry and the infamous “scuffle”. It was indeed a low point, and something which shouldn’t have happened. Of course, save minor blemishes, the games have been played in the right spirit this time around. There has understandably been some tension in the air, but credit to the players for treating cricket like what it is – a gentleman’s game. People saying “things” and G-Talk status messages only added to the excitement of the matches. A mention about one of them which said something like “Don’t worry guys- its still 2-1. Thats how one accepts defeat” after our win against the juniors in the league match this season- well my dear friend, its 2-2 now!

Personally, it was a pleasure playing the final and the tournament this time around. Especially after being overlooked for most matches in the past two years. It has been a dream come true for me to be performing for a winning cause. Of course, playing with the team has been fantastic- there is this amazing camaraderie in our team now. We know each other well and understand each other’s weaknesses and strengths. We support the others and more than anything else- we now enjoy our training and cricket sessions! I’ll say that winning the finals has been one of the high points for me at IIIT.

I hope Pagare and Mahaveer live up to what they’ve said and write posts on our win!

That Awesome Show March 3, 2008

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Jackie: Steven, do I really disgust you?
Steven: No. I disgust me because I’m supposed to be disgusted by you but I’m not.

[after Kelso tries in vain to convince the others he had sex with Brooke, she comes to the basement]
Brooke: Kelso, we have to talk about doing it at the Molly Hatchet concert.
Michael Kelso: Just a second, Brooke.
[to Fez]
Michael Kelso: Burn!
[to Eric and Donna]
Michael Kelso: Burn!
[to Hyde]
Michael Kelso: Burn!
[to Jackie]
Michael Kelso: Burn!
[Kelso runs upstairs to the kitchen]
Michael Kelso: [to Kitty] Burn!
[to Red]
Michael Kelso: Burn!
[Kelso runs back downstairs]
Michael Kelso: So, Brooke. What did want to talk about?
Brooke: I just found out I’m pregnant.
Michael Kelso: [defensively] I never touched her!

That 70s show

Freaking awesome! That’s the phrase to describe That 70s show. After 200 episodes, I finally finished my rendezvous with the best sitcom I’ve seen. Be it Kelso’s antics or Hyde’s coolness, the show never ceases to amaze. It’s a rip-roaring laugh-a-minute-serial which a collegian can immediately relate to. There have been instances when I’ve had to pause the episode because I just cannot stop laughing. There have been others when I’ve finished an entire season (25 episodes) in a day. It felt a little emotional to finally complete the wonderful series again. For an off the screen goodbye, check this wonderful video on youtube:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=fAPvnovhuuY&feature=related

And yeah, take this test on which character on That 70s show you are:
http://web.tickle.com/tests/seventyshowcharacter/index.jsp
I got Donna 😀

I’ll miss you Eric and company!

That 70s show