Monday, March 23, 2009
Music is rather like life - every once in a while, something leaves a bad taste in your mouth. And our concert at the Lokmanya Tilak College of Engineering in New Bombay was one of those.
For starters, the organisers got a drum kit that would win hands down in any worst kit award show. Viru had to make hi-hat stoppers with pieces of paper! Then, the band was provided stage amps – all of 10 watts, which would be too low volume for practising at home, let alone played in a gig.
And the crowd too wanted songs that were not really a band’s music. In fact, an organiser had the gall to tell us after gig: “Originals were not allowed.” WTF?!
This is what has killed Indian rock music in particular and art in general. We discourage creativity and encourage blind aping.
Sorry folks, we can’t be just musical chimpanzees.
Be that as it may, we did rock the crowd! But then, that’s Prayag.
We're playing at the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Versova, Mumbai on the ocassion of their Cultural Festival - Zodiac '09.
Be there to catch the band in action alongwith Psyx, Workshop & Sceptre!
Posted by Prayag at 3:00 PM