Goodbye, King of Pop

I am deeply saddened by the death of Michael Jackson. It’s so hard to believe that the King has passed away.

I grew up listening to his songs, and there was a time when music meant Michael Jackson to me. It’s so freaking unbelievable that he died this early.

Rest in peace MJ, you’ll always be in our hearts. You were truly the King of Pop, and you’ll be greatly missed!

My top 10 favourite MJ tracks:

01) Heal The World
02) Man in the Mirror
03) I Just Can’t Stop Loving You
04) Smooth Criminal
05) Black or White
06) Bad
07) Beat It
08) You Rock My World
09) You Are My Life
10) They Don’t Care About Us

Are You On Twitter?

You’re no one if you’re not on Twitter
And if you aren’t there already you’ve missed it
If you haven’t been bookmarked, retweeted and blogged
You might as well not have existed

In the old days it was all about achievements
Collecting all your trophies in a shrine
Then everybody came across the internet
And suddenly you had to be online

A home page was all you really needed
To seem like a success but not a geek
As long as you updated semi-annually
And checked your email once or twice a week

You’re no one if you’re not on Twitter…
Technology was moving rather quickly
And the next thing you needed was a blog
With intimate and detailed press releases
And now and then a photo of your dog

More recently the students brought us Facebook
And everybody has a hundred friends
The parties in the photos look amazing
They’re not so great but everyone pretends

You’re no one if you’re not on Twitter…

Now you need to publish every movement
And every single thought to cross your mind
I’m told the Twitterverse is full of rubbish
But most of us are actually quite refined

We validate each other’s insecurities
And brag about the gadgets that we’ve bought
We laugh out loud at every hint of jolliness
And try to self-promote without being caught

You’re no one if you’re not on Twitter…

Follow me on Twitter!

This awesome geek song written and sang by Ben Walker. Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!

And oh, feel free to add me Twitter!

Lychee Lassi Concert

Location: German Club, Gulshan 2, Dhaka
Time: 20:45 onwards
State of mind: Content

German band Lychee Lassi started playing in 1998 and made a name for themselves with their debut EP Speed, which came out in 2000 and was named “Record of the Month” by TIP Magazine. They have gone on to play gigs all over Europe at clubs, open-airs, and festivals, and tonight they played in front of a live audience in Bangladesh for the first time. I really had a good time at this electronica-jazz fusion concert, and so did my friend Rafiq who accompanied me.

Due to stupid government regulation the bar at the club was closed, so we opted for Pepsi and Fanta. It’s getting relatively harder to get alcoholic beverages in Bangladesh… the scenario is pretty ugly.

Anyways, here’s the line-up of Lychee Lassi: Dirk Berger on guitar, Beat Halberschmidt on bass, Roland “Roy” Knauf on drums, and DJ Illvibe on turntables. They are flying to India tomorrow to perform at Egmore, Chennai, so good luck to them!

Dan Thunderbird

I knew Dan was a well known rock star, but what I didn’t knew is that he’s really really famous in Norway! His younger brother Kim is in the music industry too, and I hope he becomes famous too! I’m glad to have cousins like them!

Dan Thunderbird

Dan on the left, with his band Backstreet Girls:

He plays bass guitar on two more bands, Crime Club and Ratcats.

Armin van Buuren Rocks!

“Worldwide trance community tuned in and locked into frequency…
Stand by for the latest in trance and progressive,
broadcasting across the planet to over thirty countries…
This is a state of trance with Armin van Buuren.”

I just fell in love with Armin van Buuren after listening to episode # 320 of his radio show A State of Trance. He plays exactly the type of trance I listen to, and I loved his extraordinary remixes. This Dutch DJ is no less talented than Tiesto or Paul Van Dyke… no wonder his world ranking is # 3 according to The DJ List!

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