Tuesday, 31 August 2021

GARAM MASALA


it's almost hypnotic
a playful innocence if you will

India is magic, dangerous
innocent yes, and yet - naughty
like kids sneaking out of bed
after dark, and playing



A A M   M A A A

a Diwali 21 teaser
3 part series
coming October 31

volume up, 720p











a jim lamarche remix


assembled in logic audio and final cut
voices by alla kadysh

featuring the Roland System 8

source music w/Luke Chable & Philipp Krokidis














"Chammak Challo Ra.One" 
with ShahRukh Khan and Kareena Kapoor



TWO LIVES/21


PLAY THE WHOLE ALBUM in youtube
  >>>  HERE (PLAY ALL)

or in the blog compilation/experiment (in progress)
https://jimlamarche.blogspot.com/2019/04/two-lives19.html











FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH
the story behind garam masala


I lived and worked in North India/Punjab in late 2008
it was a whole new world - like on another planet
I was a fish out of water but loving this

a  2 day recovery from jet-lag in my hotel room, slowly waking
to this smell, no fragrance of a cumin and curry blend  
these sounds outside even the birds sounded different - surreal
getting up, looking out my window - clear blue sky
need coffee - squinting, sun is still tilted like it is in Toronto
 yet it's summer here - wow, a lot of street people, ok
and holy shit ... DOGS everywhere
and frikkin' dirty

diwali is tonight
I'm invited to a ritzy wedding reception in Sector 10 in chandigarh 
a better caste shall we say, a sizable staff, band/dj  
and fireworks, so I'm told (all true)








warm/cool shower
because hot is intermittent

having shampooed/conditioned my hair 
turning on the large flatscreen in my hotel room
channels upon channels of this dancing and singing crap
annoying the first day or two, all there was
then I just started watching it, mostly because
that's all there was, it seemed
provocative, hypnotic even

allowing myself to be pulled
the transition is gentle, but once you're IN?
no words









I was offered a job with all the perks in Mohali
invited to come and live there full-time

my own apartment, driver, cook 
and a decent compensation package
easy/simple and I turned it down 
now wondering why did I do that?

maybe it was because I wouldn't be able
to see my little girl grow up






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