Month: June 2015

Just another brick in the wall

Ever wondered what it would be like if everyone was carrying guns around? Education is like a gun. Those who didn’t have it had to get one too but the big guns always stayed on the top.

Education is confusing. Hmm. Isn’t education supposed to exist cause we could understand more? A text book is one of the worst things there is. Beautiful, elegant but expensive. However, the scenario here is wicked. Me mom doesn’t want me to study so that I can understand the world better; she wants me to study so I could get a good job. You know, like corporate slavery. Fuck it. Were all caged by money.

What do I want to do with life. I wanna become BB King, be the worlds finest blues man without knowing a thing about music theory. Is it possible? Not with people around me who think differently than me. People here have bachelors degree and masters degree. They spend their time wasting on books for a thing called qualification. Couldn’t I just study them on my own and start up things on my own? Could the world BE any more ridiculous? Of course I don’t have any arguments against people who turned out to be millionaires without a degree. They believed in themselves. They created what they imagined of, maybe it even got out of hands and got enormous.

What needs to be taught at school is art and poetry. It teaches us to imagine and be happy. Maybe I wouldn’t argue much about primary education because it is needed to develop an understanding of the world like learning languages, science, morality and calculation. Anything besides this should be choice not compulsion. The worst part about education; thought control.

We were taught of religion in class and we could never argue against the heavy curriculum. It’s like if were designed to work for somebody. We don’t need higher education. We need social skills to communicate with people, learn to enjoy and knowledge. As much as education motivation for those who perform, it is demotivation for those who fail.

Pink Floyd is never wrong and you better heed it words. Education is thought control. We need to learn to live, enjoy nature and it’s bitter sweet symphonies. Never be chained. You will learn more from experience. Fuck the papers. You don’t need them. Why do you need to worry if an education system is or is not recognized in different parts of the world? Isn’t knowledge important than a document days that proves you wasted your time in a box with a bunch of space monkeys like yourself being lectured by money laundering speech gives.

Know the difference. Grow up to question. Be curious. Explore. Land yourself in trouble. Be a rebel. Be a nihilist. Love freedom. Live yourself. Let the only thing that defines you be your soul.

Delighted to enlighten you.

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Favourite concerts

I’ve always been a fan of great bands from the 60’s and 70’s. Most of them have broken up and the original members have passed away. But some moments caught on tape of their greatest musical performances bring tears and smiles. Let me tell you of the concerts I’ve appreciated the most.

4. MTV Unplugged – Eric Clapton

I’m not the biggest fan of Eric Clapton. I even think he was the least fascinating guitarist of the Yardbirds but “Oh my, oh my”, his performances on this concert is mind blowing. I don’t think I’ve seen a better acoustic performance like this. Being the first band to perform an unplugged album for MTV, he sure set the bar sky high. With classic, blues and folk blend also featuring his popular songs like Layla and Tears in Heaven, this is a must see acoustic performance.

Favourite bits: Signe, Before You Accuse Me, Hey, Hey

3. Concert for George

This tribute to the late George Harrison organised by Eric Clapton on November 29, 2002 is one of those concerts that will shine on you the inner light. It features friends of George and his family. The first of the two sections of the concert comprises of an Indian orchestra composed by Ravi Shankar and lead by his daughter Anouskha. The second section comprises more of the British music performed by his friends Eric Clapton, Jeff Lynne, Billy Preston, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney from his “The Beatles” days also feature. It also comprises his son Dhani in most tracks with his hollow-heart shaped rhythm guitar.

Favourite bits: Anoushka playing sitar, All Things Must Pass, Handle with Care, I need you, My Sweet Lord, Something

2. Celebration Day

Though we’ve heard that Led Zeppelin is going to get together to release yet another studio album, back in 2007 we thought this was going to be Led Zeppelin’s last ever performance. The band that dispersed following the death of rocks most influential drummer John Bonham and only a royal blood in his son Jason could replace him. The band members only got older but their music remained the same. Robert Plant was still strong with his vocals, John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page still with that rock n’ roll chemistry. They perform most of Zeppelin’s famous electric songs.

Favourite bit: Good Times, Bad Times, Kashmir, Whole Lotta Love

1. P.U.L.S.E

With an incredible stage display as always, Pink Floyd does not fail to display the truths of life with its psychedelic show. The concert shows amazing lighting, a big oval screen with abstract videos, large flying pigs, big puppet of a teacher and an amazing piece is shining artifact. They even crash a burning plane. With flashy laser light making arch’s, this is the best concert I’ve seen. Even without Roger Waters, the rest of the band with David Gilmore, Rick Wright and Nick Mason provide an amazing show with more than 20 artists involved in stage.

Favourite bit: Another Brick in the Wall, Wish You Were Here