Cosmic Musicology: Shame, Shame, I Know Your Name

Time for this week’s Cosmic Musicology by Steve.

Here are this week’s questions and my answers:

I’m so proud of…?   Sara Bareilles – Brave 

Brave huh? Actually I am. I am proud of being brave enough to wade through the muddy waters of life and trying to make it through. 

I’m so ashamed of…? Bastille – Things We Lost In The Fire

I don’t know what or how to make sense of this song as the answer…..I don’t want any real fire anyway near me. I only know of one thing I am ashamed of and it wasn’t due to any ‘real’ fire.  

My guilty pleasure is…? Faul & Wad Ad vs. Pnau – Changes

My guilty pleasure is the way my genre of book changes depending on my mood. Is that really an answer ? Well, I can’t think of any thing else 😉



A Yearly Round Up

A round up of this year’s activities in my blog, because I did a lot than the previous year and I am really glad about it. In fact there are a few more friends of mine who know about this blog than last year and for me that isn’t a small thing. I still don’t want it to be known to my colleagues though. I am still not comfortable revealing my real name, which I sometimes feel that I should do, but I haven’t reached there yet. I am still content with my mask on and the real me is more boring than the virtual me.

So here we go.

I started participating in Steve’s Music Mix / Cosmic Musicology as it is called now, from Feb 03, 2014. Here is my first post. Since then I am a regular for that game. I listen to enough music to play and to use the songs as answers. Just check it out. Its real fun and you are most welcome to join. Thanks Steve for that brilliant idea and I am really sorry I still couldn’t get some good questions for that game.

Started participating in the Stream of Consciousness Saturday post, hosted by Linda, from Mar, 1, 2014 and have continued since then, because it is pure fun and its interesting to see how different people interpret the same prompt and also how people from different parts of the world think and post alike for a given prompt. I am no writer, but am glad to take part in this prompt. Thanks Linda for this wonderful idea and hope to have the same fun in 2015 too. She is also starting a Just Jot It January, if anyone is interested. I am planning to take part, but am not very sure.

Did two mini series this year on my own, just for the heck of it 🙂 One was about the way I got introduced to various genres of the books (which still needs a lot to be covered, but then didn’t want it to be too long a series) and was named Portable Magic and the other one was about my love for beaches and about the various beaches I have been to and my jog through the memory lane which was called Sandy Toes and Salty Kisses.

I did cross 1000 followers this year, Yay!!! and started following some awesome bloggers too. I follow some on Bloglovin’ too. As usual the top 5 posts are related to the Weekly Photography Challenge but this year, the ‘Minimalist‘ Photographs I posted, scored me a lot of comments. I was very happy to see that my favorite photograph was appreciated by all. ‘Baralikadu‘ still seems to be the top search term in my blog (guess no one else wrote about that small quaint eco tourism place) which is followed if not closely by ‘beer shampoo‘ (urgh, I still feel the smell of it) and Chotta Bheem (I ain’t fond of him and his group, even now)

So that is it. I am sure I might have missed a few details here and there, but these are the big ones. Its been an awesome and fun year with respect to blogging and wish the same for 2015 too.


Cosmic Musicology: If You’re Happy And You Know It – Join In Now

Time again for Steve’s Cosmic Musicology questions and answers.

Diving right into this week’s questions (with fingers crossed)

What makes me laugh…?   The Verve – Bitter Sweet Symphony

I accept that I am not a fan of Symphony or Instrumentals, but I don’t think I would laugh when I hear them.

What makes me cry…? Train – Drops of Jupiter

This song might make me sad, even if not cry. Any emotional stuff and I am affected, but it should have to be really very touching to make me shed tears (e.g. I did wail when Dumbledore died in the book, I did cry when Hazel and Gus share their first kiss in Fault in our Stars book etc etc)

What makes me mad…? OneRepublic – Counting Stars

I don’t think anyone would be happy about counting stars!? I would definitely go raving mad if I had to do that.

Cosmic Musicology: How, Who, What?

Here are the answers for this week’s Steve’s Cosmic Musicology Questions and Answers.

How does winter make you feel?    Clean Bandit – Dust Clears

To some extent the dust is clearing now that it is winter, but the cold and wet climate is not always comforting, even though it makes me wanna skip work and cuddle in the sofa with a book and a cup of tea.

Who were you in a previous life? Kiesza – Hideaway

Uh Oh! Whatever did I do in my previous life to go into a hideaway? 

You’ve just been given an award – what is it for? Nico & Vinz feat Emmanuel Jal – Find A Way

Find a way to bounce back to life when things could have gone totally the other way down and probably would have if my family and friends hadn’t stepped in ? If so, I would dedicate it to them. They deserve all the credit and my lifelong gratitude.

Tuesday Tunes & More

I love this song from the movie Coyote Ugly. Always makes me wanna sing and shake my head to this song 🙂

Loving you, That isn’t really something I should do
I shouldn’t wanna spend my time with you ya
Well I should try to be strong
But baby you’re the right kind of wrong
Ya, baby you’re the right kind of wrong


Apart from the usual Tuesday Tunes, I am also including the answers to Steve’s Cosmic Musicology questions for this week too in the same post.

What would you do if you won the lottery? Pitbull – Wild Wild Love ft. G.R.L.

ha ha ha… totally wild answer….almost creepy..I will definitely spend the lottery on people and stuff I wildly love 😉

If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be? Milky Chance – Stolen Dance 

Yeah, probably I would learn to dance (definitely nothing classical, but something light). Does Zumba count ?

Are you reliable? Sam Smith – Stay With Me

I think this is a repeat answer, but wow…just wow. nuff said.