• Top 10 Tracks after 25000 scrobbles

    19 Feb 2008, 12:50

  • Top 10 Artists after 25000 Scrobbles

    19 Feb 2008, 12:45

  • My Journey in the Sea of Music - Part I

    12 Feb 2008, 16:57

    I am about to complete 25000 scrobbles on Last.fm but that definitely does not reveal my journey in the sea of music. There must have been at least another 500000 scrobbles which have not been recorded. As nothing can be done about the bygone days, I'll put them in words. :)

    As it generally happens, I was introduced to music by my Dad. He loves Old Hindi and English songs. Some artists that I remember my dad likes are Mukesh, Kishore Kumar, R. D. Burman, S. D. Burman, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle and the other legends. In english he liked ABBA, Carpenters, Yanni. I just listened to the various cassettes (CDs came much later!!) whenever he played them..

    I used to watch music channels on TV and listen to new songs..but I never thought of buying music until my dad took me to a music store. The first album I bought was Aquarium. There were days when I used to get embarrassed to mention this fact to anyone...hehe. It was also my first album that got stolen! Then onwards I started buying the Max series by Sony. I collected all of them till 10! :)

    From the Max series I selected artists whom I liked and started buying their Music, they were artists like Michael Jackson, Ricky Martin,Los Del Rio.. I'll put the rest of them when I get hold of that collection back home..

    It basically set the way I searched for music I liked. My mom used to go crazy when I played english songs all the time...(we did not have the privilege to buy earphones or headphones that time!!). My first brush with Rock music was somewhere in my Xth Standard when, my friend Anand Kumthekar gave me his music collection. As for many the first band that I liked was Linkin Park. But not until I got into engineering that I started looking for more. Once I bought my desktop and had the power of the Internet at my hands, I was unstoppable. I learned how to download songs, I started reading about my previously favourite artists, I interacted with a lot of music fans here in my institute at Mumbai. And then last summer I hit Last.fm.. and I must admit that it has been only joining Last.fm that I have really started to develop taste in music. What I had earlier was just a hobby I followed erratically but Music is my lifeline now.

    The one thing I appreciate of my dad is that he never forced to me leave music aside. I always had a music system wherever I went, may be a huge 5 speaker surround system in my home or a 2 kg portable misuc player or the latest Pocket PC...he always indirectly encouraged my listening to Music.
  • Top 10 Tracks after 20000 scrobbles

    3 Ene 2008, 20:28

    1 3 Doors Down – Kryptonite 55
    1 The Ataris – Not Capable Of Love 55
    3 Counting Crows – Big Yellow Taxi (featuring Vanessa Carlton) 52
    3 Foo Fighters – The Pretender 52
    5 Röyksopp – What Else Is There? (Breaks Mix) 51
    5 311 – Amber 51
    7 KT Tunstall – Suddenly I See 49
    7 Radiohead – 15 Step 49
    9 Radiohead – Airbag 48
    10 Keane – Everybody's Changing 47
  • Top 10 Artists after 20000 scrobbles

    3 Ene 2008, 20:25

    1 Radiohead 900
    2 Foo Fighters 766
    3 Coldplay 652
    4 System of a Down 584
    5 Muse 506
    6 Red Hot Chili Peppers 359
    7 Audioslave 321
    8 Arctic Monkeys 277
    9 Maroon 5 254
    10 The Rasmus 231
  • Top 10 Tracks at the end of 15000 Scrobbles

    3 Dic 2007, 15:19

    1 Röyksopp – What Else Is There? (Breaks Mix) 51
    2 3 Doors Down – Kryptonite 41
    3 Bryan Adams – On a Day like Today 39
    3 Keane – Everybody's Changing 39
    3 The Ataris – Not Capable Of Love 39
    6 311 – Amber 38
    7 KT Tunstall – Suddenly I See 37
    7 Audioslave – Revelations 37
    9 Andain – Beautiful Things (Gabriel & Dresden mix) 35
    9 3 Doors Down – When I'm Gone 35
    9 Big Wreck – Ladylike 35
    9 Foo Fighters – The Pretender 35
  • Top 10 Artists at the end of 15000 Scrobbles

    3 Dic 2007, 15:15

    1 Coldplay 579
    2 Foo Fighters 576
    3 System of a Down 488
    4 Muse 418
    5 Audioslave 265
    6 Red Hot Chili Peppers 248
    7 Arctic Monkeys 221
    7 Radiohead 221
    9 Linkin Park 195
    10 The Rasmus 192
    10 Maroon 5 192
  • The Bryan Adam's Concert at Wembley Arena

    3 Nov 2007, 12:36

    Thu 10 May – Bryan Adams, James Hunter

    It was my first ever concert and what a start..to be in London at Wembley Arena for the Bryan Adams Concert. I was going to be able to spend very less time in London but spending a whole day just for the concert was worth it all. We got in the line at about 11 am (yeah...that's right...!!)..Gates were supposed to open by 6 pm. It was my first day in the UK and it was chilling as compared to the humid Mumbai climate. On top of that it started raining and all I had was a wind cheater on!! It lasted for an hour or so...slowly the number of people started increasing. Then at about 4 pm the guards came in...they took our ticket and gave us the Wembley Arena band. It was purple in colour...but damn they took the ticket. I wanted to keep the ticket as a souvenir!

    At about 5.30 pm the Gates were opened (earlier than we guessed)...I was instructed by my friends to make a run for the front row...(we had standing tickets) and boy what a run that was...and we did get the first row! Now it was my Canon Powershot S3 IS's time to rock with it's 12x optical zoom!! The show started with James Hunter at about 7.30. He was good..I hadn't heard country in a while and was nice to listen to him. At 8 came the one and only Bryan Adam's. And to our frustration he made an entry in the middle of the crowd..so in spite of getting the front row we ended up being pretty far away. But then at the end of the 1st song...BA got off the stage and went through the crowd and came to the front rows...he came so close to us and got up on the railing and was giving high 5's to people...and I was lucky enough to get one...the video can be viewed here..



    The show was just awesome...the stage was initialy not all that great but during the Summer of '69 the back drop came off to show a dazzling background. The show went on till 11pm and Bryan Adams and Keith Scott were just too good... :) At the end of the show as we could not keep the tickets I bought the Bryan Adams 07-08 Tour Key chain..my souvenir.

    My first and the most memorable concert!
  • Top 10 Tracks at 10000 Scrobbles

    26 Sep 2007, 15:40

    1 Keane – Everybody's Changing 28
    2 Linkin Park – What I've Done 25
    3 Gorillaz – Feel Good Inc 20
    3 Linkin Park – No More Sorrow 20
    3 Gorillaz – Dirty Harry 20
    6 Coldplay – Speed of Sound 19
    7 Bryan Adams – On a Day like Today 18
    7 3 Doors Down – Kryptonite 18
    7 System of a Down – Innervision 18
    7 Foo Fighters – Everlong 18
    7 Kaiser Chiefs – Ruby 18
    7 Elefant – Sirens 18
  • Top 10 Artists at 10000 Scrobbles

    26 Sep 2007, 15:38

    1 Coldplay 394
    2 Muse 281
    3 Foo Fighters 224
    4 Linkin Park 155
    5 Red Hot Chili Peppers 148
    5 Maroon 5 148
    7 Gorillaz 132
    8 Pink Floyd 130
    9 System of a Down 128
    10 Moby 125