Friday, May 30, 2014

The radio

So I've been sick for the past few days with some serious tummy trouble. And no it's not all the chilli I had in Sri Lanka before you jump to that conclusion. Here I am in the company of my hot water bottle listening to a song I heard in the car while driving down the hills of Lanka. I used to hear it often on All India Radio Sunday Requests and the fauji requests program late at night tucked up in a razai during the Delhi winters as a very young girl. When I heard the song again last week I couldn't help but sing along and I was surprised that I remembered each and every word.

93 Gold FM in Sri Lanka plays old music, mostly soft country ballads and I loved it. Even the RJs are not annoying and there are very few advertisements. They do love their news though which includes business, entertainment and sports news aside from the main news. I downloaded the app yesterday just to relive the memory of that beautiful drive and was listening to it when this song came on again. So I found it on Youtube and saw Anne Murray for the first time. Such a simple looking woman. She sang beautifully and the young girl in me sang along. Here it is

4 comments:

sunil deepak said...

Best wishes and get well soon Parul :)

parul gahlot said...

Thank you Mama. I'm a little better now. Hopefully today the pain will subside :)

Gazal said...

This did bring back old memories!

parul gahlot said...

Yeah the song made me feel fifteen again :D