Archive for February 10th, 2007
Sometime ago, I used to be subject to pretty scornful looks when I used to tell people that Justin Timberlake, unlike his ex-flame Britney, is a prodigal talent. And today we have the NYT running a story crowning him as the new king of pop. To be very honest, I had no idea about how good he was during his boyband days. I don’t even remember which boyband he used to be a part of before he started out on his own, but seeing him perform live at some award ceremony on television, with some hip-hop group blew me away. I think it is a bit too early to hail him as the new king, but the guy has got oodles of talent, which is a refreshing change from what mainstream music has come to represent these days.
The other interesting development, which I had no clue about, is that Ministry of Sound has set up shop in India and that too in Delhi of all places. They’ve promised to bring in their star line up, including Pete Tong, to Delhi, which I could not have even dreamed about. Granted, that we have a pretty decent club in Elevate at the NCR, but the crowd there is not exactly the best anymore and it is a pain to trek over to Noida or hop over after work and then drive all the way back. Besides, we badly needed a new club in Delhi, that’s not some old club redone, with a new attitude. Will have to drop by one of these days and check it out.
But seriously, if someone were to have told me that we’d have a MoS club in Vasant Kunj, I’d have laughed my heart out. Then again, let us hope it is not one of those concepts that get ruined beyond recognition once they come to our shores.
Yesterday, I retired the Motorazr V3i after having it for a year. It was a well-built phone and other than its ability to completely freeze up at times, it had survived numerous instances of being dropped everywhere and anywhere and had served me well. But all of that had to take its toll and it was giving me considerable grief with its single socket that was used for everything from recharging the battery to data transfer. So, yesterday, I ponied up Rs 10800 and got myself a black Nokia E50.
I am still getting used being back on the Nokia platform and I’ve always quite liked the phone. The keypad is a bit too tiny for my liking (for the liking of my fat fingers too, for that matter), but I absolutely adore the full-blown HTML browser, the big bright screen and EDGE support. I shall be posting a better review of the phone later. For now, I am having fun having podcasts download while I am asleep and then listening to them later when I drive to work and back (idea courtesy of the Mixxedbag Nikhil).