Rishikesh

2016 – A Year of Wandering

Wandering….what a concept! When I dropped out of the rat race in 2013, I sincerely had NO idea where I was headed or what I was doing. I mean, there was a loose plan; but in all honesty, I was flying blind. Now here I sit in the fresh ka ka diaper of 2017, just two days old, and I am still unsure, still navigating with a makeshift plan, a concept, an idea…hell man, I’m still just wandering. As I reflect back over the adventures I’ve had with Mrs. R (my wife,) and Mina (my motorcycle) in 2016, I realize…turning my back on traditional society, thumbing my nose at the North American ideals, embracing the wanderlust, leaping unafraid (seriously scared actually) into the unknown and blazing my own trail was the sanest thing I have ever done…

.. sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain.

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Nahin Rock and Roll Bro!

 “And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music”                 

Friedrich Nietzsche

Why would anyone stubbornly stick to a classic rock addenda for a band in India? Why would you insist on a primarily Beatles, Stones, and Doors set list as you struggle to find appreciative audiences? Why cling to rock and roll in New Delhi when we hear “not interested” from nine venues before the tenth “will give us a shot?” Continually swimming against a Sufi tide, and all we need to do, is add a couple of pop songs to our line up to make us “Western Music Palatable.”

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