Wednesday, November 25, 2009

924 : Naveen Erasala

This guy used to be my brother’s classmate. I just remembered a conversation with him, which I had when I was probably in 4 or 5th grade.

He introduced me to a song called “Shine on you crazy diamond”, and urged me to listen to it. My knowledge of western popular music was limited to a few popular artists such as MJ and Madonna.

He almost pleaded that I listen to the song and the album, infact he loaned his pirated copy to me for a few days. I listened to it for a few days, but just did not get hooked on.

I gave up.

A few years later, I chanced upon the very same album at Rhythm House, Kala Godha (must have been around my 7th or 8th grade). I picked this album on a whim.

This time when I heard it again, I was hooked and my deep love for Pink Floyd was born. Years later, I probably know most bands worth knowing from the 70s to the 90s, but I think I owe my entire understanding of that space to the single idea germ which Naveen put in my head.

For that, he does deserve a heartfelt thanks. This is the last wave of the butterfly effect he started more than 20 years ago.

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Unknown said...

Great to hear that the Pink floyd tune meant so much to you ... by the way, it was not a pirated copy, I had purchased it at Jai Ganesh music store outside Thane railway station :-)


Amitabh said...

Thanks buddy, I stand corrected. you are not the pirate I made you out to be :-)
On a serious note, thanks again !! that was one of life's better accidents.