Friday, February 17, 2006

Fasy Live in Male'

picture by sk

People, I don't mean to offend any other musician in Maldives, but I would say no one comes close to Fasy. I mean this guy rocks... He rocks... I think even in this region there will be a few guitar players who can play like him.

I went to Fasy's concert with Simon and Mohamed. Simon use to be in the same band as Fasy back in the early 90's. I use to go watch them play those days. I always loved fasy's music. No one even then played like him. He proved his point again last night. When he played the songs from 12 years back... The songs like blue tears, final revelation, painted in black are songs they use to play back in 1993/4. Even as of today, I have not heard any maldivian music, close to them. Well, maybe one or two. But these were songs done 12 years back. I don't think many will remember them or will know those songs. But it sure did make me, kinda trip way back in to the 90's. I was really happy to see him perform again. Been a long time, last was in KL (Malaysia), when we use to go to this pub where Fasy played. We were in the same class and house mates back then. It was an honor to know this guy.

I have not seen such a good support from the audience in Maldives, at a show. I know everyone enjoyed the music and was happy to know Maldivians can rock and roll too. I know there are very good bands, but I would have to say that Fasy was exceptional. His music is really good.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Computers were women

Yes, its true. Computers were women. Computers and woman go a long way. Back in the early days of computing when projects like the ENAIC started, calculations were done by humans. The name “Computers” was used by the US Army to a group of over 80 women working at the University of Pennsylvania during World War II calculating ballistics trajectories - complex differential equations - by hand. When the Army agreed to fund an experimental project, the first all-electronic digital computer, six "Computers" were selected in 1945 to be its first programmers. They were Kathleen McNulty Mauchly Antonelli, Jean Jennings Bartik, Frances Snyder Holberton, Marlyn Wescoff Meltzer, Frances Bilas Spence and Ruth Lichterman Teitelbaum.

This year marks the 60th year after the birth of ENAIC, the worlds first All Electronic Computer. Feb 14th of 1946 was the day. So no problem even if you geeks buy flowers and chocolates to the girls on the 14th of Feb, its justified. Its just to say thanks for contributing to the “love” of our lives: the computers.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

So What Happened?

For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.....

- Fingon Anwamanë -

Sunday, February 12, 2006


I was sleeping in my dreams, just as it was in reality. The same place and same old things. Not to talk about the same old people. A voice boomed, and from my dreams I woke up to another dream. Only this more real. Now this is the road that I want to walk on, for the rest of my life. Enlightened and happy. I don't no longer want to be a cocoon but I am one. Waiting for the butterfly?

When will I see you again? I want to go back to my sleep. I want to hear the same old song be played over and over again. Now where did it all end up to? I have no idea. I only know I like it, and this is me. This is it, its done and decided. Blame it on me, I will take the blame. Its my fault. Sorry, I really am.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Surgeon General

Dear Surgeon General ,

I don't smoke anymore. Tonight I had my last. YEAH! hear me, my last one! Leave me ALONE! go away.