Like it or not the task load is drowning me. The flow of post ideas doesn’t help either. 5 half written post sitting around waiting to be completed. With another one on the way. And I’m supposed to figure out music for a wedding.
Yes Me select wedding music. That can be played with by an off the shelf Sri Lanka wedding band with their heavy artillery speakers.
Corsican folk songs? One of Nusrat‘s gazals? Or perhaps the Sabri brothers? Clearly a Raga from Vilayat Khan might be a bit too much for the Colombo & expat wedding crowd. Tuvan throat singing is a no no.
Of the handful of English language songs I care for Leonard Cohen’s “I’m Your Man” is definitely not wedding music. Jim Morrison’s “The End” has been discarded for the “going away”. Perhaps its Ali Farka Touré to the rescue. Billie Holiday? She’s not a wedding sound is she? Bueno Vista Social Club is nice and mellow. Some Bengali folk songs and perhaps something from Rajastan (they do weddings in a big way there I hear). There’s that Sicilian folks song CD too.
But it all has to be played by a band (maybe they wouldn’t mind playing a few CD’s).
This is all too complicated. Should elope like my grand parents did -meeting at the registrar’s during the lunch hour. Leads to bad habits such as blogging at work. But blogging is good brains storming.
Anyway back to toil. This could be my quickest post yet.
Mucha Merci for reading