Saturday, June 23, 2007

My Latest Acquisition

BOSS GT-8 Guitar Effects Processor
Now That am getting a hang of my electric guitar, I thought why not make a once in a lifetime kind of investment in a sound processor and so I went out and got myself a BOSS all I got to do is get my butt back home and hook it up and make some music.

Friday, June 22, 2007

The Owl Goes To A Better Place

Last night when I got home and was just done with jamming (a full Beatles session for about half an Hour) and getting ready to go out partying, I got a frantic SMS from my cousin. I called back only to find out that my cousins had managed to catch the OWL which had been camping in the garage since Sunday. It had got absolutely weakened by the injury to its wing and lack of food. So we hurriedly took it to an Animal Care Centre "Moitri Veterinary Clinic" which is run by two brothers who really care for animals. They tried administering Intravenous, but the bird had weakened so much that finding the veins and getting the microscopic intraveneous tube in was a daunting task. After a good forty five minutes and all attention diverted to the dying bird, all failed and the OWL went limp. Though my cousin wanted reassurance and the stethescope was used, we all knew we had lost the magnificent bird. Yes we were glad that tried to save it too. But then that's life, you save some and some move on to a better place.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

When Will This end In Kolkata

Imagine, you've been called by the top honcho a.k.a. the big boss, a.k.a. the MD of the company and you tell him you're on your way to meet him and will be in his office in max half an hour. First of all the very possibility of being called personally to meet him is as remote as the Haley's comet being seen once in a life time. So when you get caught half way there in something like this....
....I just got out of the cab and walked briskly in this hot sultry Tuesday afternoon to my meeting. Just the day I decided not to be entirely attired for such an eventuality, but ready for a boardroom meeting.

Nandigram returns to plague the streets of KOLKATA.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Animal Weekend

I didn't get the cat pics or some of the other animals I've seen this weekend, but here are some of the lovely creatures that I did manage to capture on my phone camera. Yeah just incase you are wondering. Yes that's a huge moth that looked like a piece of bark that was stuck to my bike rear wheel early this morning. Oh and that beautiful OWL that seemed to have injured itself was walking all over our driveway as is evident.

The other two are Shadow, the Chihuahua and Max, the Doberman who belong to my uncle.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Monsoon hits Kolkata

Photo Story

The First Professional Photograph of Mr. Amitabh Bachchan
Yes you got it right, this is the first ever picture of Big B (Amitabh Bachchan). I had gone with a colleague of mine who needed to get his passport pic taken. So we went to Bombay Photo Stores on the corner of Park Street and Camac Street. On the wall of the studio is hung this picture with an amazing story. I'll let you'll go and find out what the story behind this pic is, but am putting it up for you to identify the pic when you'll visit that shop.

Kazi gets a washdown

Just before leaving for Malaysia I met with my first accident on my Kazi. Stupid Cyclist is all I'm gonna say. Anyway this is after I got it back from the workshop and getting it readied for battle.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

My New Guitar & Amplifier

After years, I finally took the plunge and bought myself an electric guitar and an amplifier. Guess am waking up the neighbours now. I picked up a Squire Stratocaster by Fender and a Laney AH100.

The specs are below:

Power RMS: 80 Watts
Inputs: Channel 1 Lo-Z XLR & Hi-Z 1/4" Jack.
Channel 2 Hi-Z 1/4" Jack & Phono
Channels: 2
Equalisation: Bass & Treble on each Channel
Reverb: Global Rotary Control with select on each Channel
Line Out: No
Record Out: No
Footswitch: FS1 (Not Included)
Speaker connections: No
FX Loop(s): Yes
Drivers: 1x12" Celestion Driver & HF Horn
Cabinet Design: Carpet covered, dual position kickback construction with kick-proof metal grille, metal corners and strap handle.
Headphone Socket: Yes
DI Socket: Balanced Jack
Kick Proof Metal Grill: Yes
Weight: 18.9 Kg
Dimensions (mm): 484 x 495 x 425

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