Walking in Tokyo is a very nice experience. Big roads, empty footpaths, no pollution, greenery around, mild weather and absolute safety - it feels blessed to be walking. And such walks invariably result into some philosophical thoughts.
Five -Six months after I'd bought iPhone, I was walking to a friend's place. He used to stay near Tokyo Tower which was a good 5 km from my home. And I started thinking how much dependent I had become on iPhone. I could not imagine a train ride in the morning without bbc news podcast, nytimes and wsj, lunch without checking twitter and facebook, evenings without songs, weekend train journeys without games, songs and maps. I didn't know how I was surviving before iPhone. Medium of entertainment after a period becomes a prime dependency. Think of the internet. How did people stay in foreign countries when there was no Internet? What did people do when there were no radios? 150 years before that, when there were no newspapers?
Fast forward by one year- and am actually surviving w/o iPhone. Started listening to radio in Mumbai, but the old charm is gone. There are 10s of channels, but none can make me want to tune into. Marketing has taken precedence over content. RJs think lack of knowledge and preparation can be hidden if they use slang and bright adjectives.
In the sadness that this realization brought, I remembered the AIR days -Vijay Raghav Rao's flute recital caught on Hubli or some such station out of pure luck on a quiet late night, Satish Vyas's unforgettable Chandrakaus broadcast, Harsha Bhogle's thrilling commentary of the Hero Cup semifinal, beautiful unheard Marathi songs played in the morning on Mumbai station.
And then I thought of finding these Marathi songs on internet which I could never find in any music stores. That completes a circle- a new medium giving me back what the old medium had introduced to. Here's a list of the Marathi songs that I found-
1. This song I'd heard in 90s. Seems they have come up with a collection of Ramds Kamat's old songs in 2007. http://www.hummaa.com/music/song/Ya+Viraat+Gaganakhali/135654
- 7th song. Maya javal nase ya
-Shalela Nightana song
Song 11- tujhech roop
10. Still not found- Hasalis Ekda Bhijalya Sharad Rati ( Singer Bhupendra, Music Ashok Patki)