This one dates back to my freshman year in college. There was an initiation period where one of our assignments was to compose a song about our department and student union. I took up the task, and this was what resulted.
The funny part is when the song was first sung for the seniors. I wasn’t feeling quite well and didn’t attend. Well, it turned out the song was supposed to be used as a marching cadence, and being a rock number in spirit, my song’s beat was too irregular for that. My fellow freshmen was chewed out hard by the playing-bully seniors, and I, the one most responsible, wasn’t even there. 😛 Fortunately, my friend Karlisa, who is now happily married with children and living in Japan, also had a song ready, and hers became the official song of the 2003 freshmen. Whew.
But one can’t let an awesome, rocking song lay abandoned and forgotten, right? That’s where Dimbir came in. A multi-instrumentalist, he wrote up a whole four-piece arrangement for it. With the song now having awesome lyrics and a rocking musical arrangement, I put in the next piece of greatness: the music video, as seen below.
In my final year, I vowed to perform the song at my department’s graduation party. And I did it, with my labmates alongside me on the stage. The circle is complete.
Posted on: 25 December, 2009