Rust never sleeps

Posted in music by jrahman on May 27, 2011

It was the first Deshi wedding of its kind in that city — two ‘young’ people meeting, falling in love, and marrying, with no family in the continent, friends being all there was.  The night before the wedding, there was a little get together at the groom’s apartment.  There was a lot of nostalgia, helped by intoxicants of many kind.  And then the music came on — Bang-la-desh, Bang-la-desh… followed by a wailing guitar…  there was no dry eyes in that room.

Rock and roll can never die, Neil Young said.  Eto shundor duniya, kichhui robey na, Azam Khan said.  It’s better to burn out than it is to fade away, said Neil Young.  Jala, jala, jala, frustration, Azam Khan said.

They were both right.  The stars will shine less bright tonight.

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  1. tacit said, on May 28, 2011 at 3:42 am


  2. DS said, on May 28, 2011 at 4:36 am

    Saw your blog post first. And then saw the news. Sad, sad day.

  3. jrahman said, on May 28, 2011 at 6:51 am

    As they say in Dhaka — Gausul Azam Hu Ha.

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