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I've Got This Covered: Two Songs by Me

Monday · 18 Jun 07 · 02:11 AM IST | Posted by Karthik | Category: General

Sometime back, Varun got instrumental versions of a few songs, and a couple of days ago, he recorded a cover version of Green Day's "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" using one of those karaoke MP3s.  I was inspired by this and so I decided to have a go at it myself!

I've Got This Covered — by Karthik Abhiram

The result, is two MP3s which you can download now, forming a little album I'm calling I've Got This Covered!  Yes, that's the album cover you see above, you can click for a larger version.  And below, are links to the two songs —

Karthik Abhiram - Boulevard of Broken Dreams (4 min 21 s, 3.98 MB)
Karthik Abhiram - Passive (Segment) (1 min 35 s, 1.45 MB)

The first MP3 is a cover of the Green Day song, while the second one is just me singing the first verse from the song "Passive" by A Perfect Circle.  If you're looking for powerful vocals or an original spin to these songs, look elsewhere — I did these just for fun.  Anyway, let me know what you think of them!

Green Day — Boulevard of Broken Dreams

I walk a lonely road, the only one that I have ever known
Don't know where it goes, but it's home to me and I walk alone
I walk this empty street, on the boulevard of broken dreams
Where the city sleeps, and I'm the only one and I walk alone

I walk alone, I walk alone
I walk alone, I walk a-
My shadow's the only one that walks beside me
My shallow heart's the only thing that's beating
Sometimes I wish someone out there would find me
Till then I walk alone

I'm walking down the line, that divides me somewhere in my mind
On the borderline, of the edge and where I walk alone
Read between the lines, what's fucked up and every thing's alright
Check my vital signs, and know I'm still alive and I walk alone
[repeat chorus]
I walk this empty street, on the boulevard of broken dreams
Where the city sleeps, and I'm the only one and I walk a-
[repeat chorus]

A Perfect Circle — Passive

You're dead as dead can be
My doctor tells me, but I just can't believe him
Never the optimistic one, I'm sure of your ability to become my perfect enemy

Wake up, and face me, don't play dead, 'cause maybe
Some day, I will walk away, and say, you disappoint me
Maybe you're better off this way

Leaning over you here, cold and catatonic
I catch a brief reflection of what you could and might have been, it's your right, and your ability to become my perfect enemy
[repeat chorus]

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Connection Restored

Friday · 8 Jun 07 · 02:26 AM IST | Posted by Karthik | Category: General

Thought I would make this short update to let you all know that the Internet Connection at home here was restored this night.  This is great, considering I was "offline" for the better part of a month!

The last month, though, was pretty crazy.  As I mentioned in the last post, I went to Madurai for Campus Recruitment, then to Hyderabad for Recruitment again, then a Sunday spent at a hotel for one more Recruitment drive.  We have more outstation drives happening, and I will be in Coimbatore from 9 Jun till 12 Jun for supporting this.  So though the net is back, I don't think I will be able to do much with it over the next few days!

A couple of interesting updates though —

  • Saw the movie Chennai 600028 while at Madurai, and later for a second time on DVD, and enjoyed it.  I loved the soundtrack by Yuvan Shankar Raja.
  • Last Saturday, I bought a new cellphone — a Sony Ericsson W700i.  I was very happy with my earlier W300i, the only reason I changed the phone was because I wanted one with a better camera.  I have a number of interesting photos from the old phone and the new one, which I will post later.
  • Watched Pokiri (Telugu Version) and A Few Good Men on DVD recently.

Some more interesting developments have taken place recently, though I will hold off writing about those until things get confirmed.

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27-year old Taurean (birthday 15-May-82), Assistant Manager - HR at Tata Consultancy Services Ltd in Hyderabad, India.  Previously, did Post Graduate Diploma in Management from T A Pai Management Institute (2003-05) and before that, Computer Science Engineering from Sree Nidhi Institute of Science and Technology (1999-2003).

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