July 10, 2009

Soulmate

It has come to my attention that there are folks who have not seen The Hangover.

If you are one of these people, please, please do your part to rectify the situation.

You won't regret it.


Falling ill and feeling awful and thinking there's no flu in your office and then finding out that there actually is: it's not quite heaven.

But almost.

There’s been a flu attack at the office. I wish our company would let us know of things like this because it just affects the whole office and ruins productivity and not to mention, a good foosball game.

I’m not actually very sick yet. I mean, I do feel like hell, but it's just a three-day-virus that's going around at work. This means that it’s time for me to turn into a giant, whining baby. I have also decided, in the apparently common manner of a daughter of medical specialists, that what I have is in fact not a three-day-virus but the dreaded swine flu.

Until I find out for sure I’d appreciate any sympathy you can direct my way.


Mention the name ‘Soulmate’, and most North-easterns will know what you’re talking about. Understandably, one of the best songs, for me, off the album ‘Moving on’ is ‘Set me free’. The vocalist’s soulful voice leaves the listener quite exhausted but exhilarated after 5 minutes.

It is a deceptively gritty bluesy track, with great interplay of vocals and the electric guitar. Tipriti ‘Tips’ Kharbangar takes the lead vocal on this song, and does so with such confidence. It’s just so brilliant and absolutely lush. The track below will show the pure awesomeness of this band to anyone who has ears. The band is a wonderful wake and it would be a strong case to claim them as my most recent source of inspiration. A number one, and deservedly so. A worthy closer for one of the best albums of the century so far. Awesome weekend y’all!

5 Pulses Say:

Anupama said...

Hey Eve!

Awww, that stuffy feeling in the head the flu or its onset leaves you with...Take lots of care and be all well to kickstart the next week...*hugs*

Spent the last Sunday hopping between PVR and Inox Jayanagar hoping to catch either Hangover or Ice Age 3...hopefully this weekend will turn out more rewarding...

You get rest and have a good weekend too..

illusionaire said...

Heard about this band quite some time ago... but alas! I'm not a Blues fan :( But for the sake of North Easternity (whateva that means. lolz) I publicized the band as much as I could and passed on their music to many of my friends and they all loved it. An amazing band indeed.

Hehehe.... Hangover... still can't stop laughing till now just thinking about the movie :D

Eveline said...

@ Anupama: feeling better. thanks! :)
Chocolates + Benadryl = good combo. :)

Hope you got to see the movie over the weekend?

@Kima: You aren't?? :( Oh well, there are still plenty of other things we connect on, i'm sure! ;P

Hangover! The movie was billiant! Much as I love American comdey, I think this movie really changed things for the better. And Bradley Cooper has never been better- This may just be his best film.
Thanks for writing in. Hope the week's going well?

Bharadwaj said...

Hi EC. cool band. looked them up to find they've actually been around a few yrs now..
so nicely 70s they sound huh?..good stuff.
look forward to seeing more indian bands here.. btw, do you follow http://www.saidthegramophone.com/
very eclectic..(one of my fav music blogs).

Eveline said...

Double true… If you treat yourself to a show you will not be disappointed. A bundle of soul and energy to be reckoned with… that’s Soulmate. I’d say while these recordings aren’t bad they are nothing compared to hearing them in person. thanks for the comment. i’m hoping someday you get to catch their show.