Saturday, November 3, 2007

EQ Shoot ..

Another topic to rant about ...

Yesterday i got to be at the EQ shoot, my college was performing in the TV show called Entertainment Quotient. And i was there to cheer for them. This because they managed to get through multiple rounds of auditions, and students from our college participating in such a event is quite rare, this is cos' the support from the college is absolutely zilch, and most of the times they even end up discouraging the interested. So it was Vijay and Me, just decided to drop in and do our little bit.

Anyways, the shoot was happening at Prasad Studios, this actually was my second TV shoot experience. Once during school times a couple of students from my class participated in this quiz on DD. And even for that i got to go along to cheer for them. These TV shoots are particularly tiring and boring, because they are so stupid and for that reason they are funny too. Everything is too fake, they tell us when to cheer, and the anchor's lines are so boring, and their comments are so fake, and most of the times you'll have to endure retakes of those crappy lines. So i was prepared for the worst.

The EQ shoot lived up to my expectations, the shoot part of it was really boring. But i didn't complain this was cos' i had my own share of fun too, thanks to the girls from Sathyabama University. I think in addition to competing for the EQ title they had a internal competition running to find who was the bitchiest dressed. And like i said any sort of competition interests me. So i was tuned in anyway. Jokes aside i think they were just dressed fine, maybe a little too revealing than required, but that was all. What actually made us sit up and notice was the huge drought we are facing in our college ( more on this later. That sure will be a juicy post !!). So what just was normal for everyone else, becomes interesting for us. Bottomline: We were having fun !!

Moving on, the reason we were there was that Sajith from the Sabhe - and also some other classmates were in the music troupe. And also the song they were performing was composed by Sajith. Extra reason to cheer ? Our college was competing against Sathyabama Univ. and Jerusalem Engineering College, both these colleges had a very good team, so it was going to be real hard for us, newbies. The judges for the event were Pop Shalini and some other dancer guy whose name i didn't get.

First on stage was the music teams from each college. Sathyabama went up first. Awesome performance, there was this female lead singer, Aparna who sang Poo Pookum Osai . Her voice was simply awesome, and also her expressions were really sweet. But then their score wasn't all that good, cos' they just performed a song from a movie. So they lost out on marks for creativity. Next on stage was our team, their performance was real good. Rekha the female lead singer was particularly awesome, she has a real sweet, real singer kinda voice. We got a very good score, cos the song was new, extra marks for the creativity. Awesome !! Next on stage was the team from Jerusalem, they had a lot of singers on stage, all of them were really good, but just like the first team they lost out points for lack of creativity. So at the end of the Music performances our college was in the lead. But i must say this, no offence meant to anyone,i'm just writing what i feel, the performances by Sathyabama and Jerusalem was far more entertaining, and they certainly deserved better scores. But then in the end it evened out i must say. How ? Read on ...

Next was the dance performances, remember me talking about all the eye candy from Sathyabama, they were all in the dance team. So we got ready for a visual treat, regardless of their performance. But they were actually very good, very stylish show, And they got perfect 10's from both the judges. So now they were in the lead, if we had to catch up we really needed very good scores this round .Next up our team, again no offence to anyone, i really did not expect much. And as expected they were just mediocre. There were a few good dancers, the rest of them just were fill-ins, the previous team had set the bar real high, and they just couldn't match them. Result: Screwed up scores. We were out of the race !! Next was the Jerusalem, dancers were in crotch hugging, skin tight costumes( i dunno what made me mention this) But the dancers were real good, the coordination was great, we really could feel the amount of effort they put into the performance. But the judges did not feel the same way, so they got pretty low scores, that dancer guy said their style was too old and stuff. Arsehole just cos' he learnt hip-hop from some bitch in Canada( he said that on air, and i guess there is no way to find out whether thats true) doesn't mean everyone should perform hip-hop.I dunno why, but that comment really pissed me off. Personally i think hip-hop is crap. Oversized clothes for men, tight bottoms for women, loads of fake attitude. Well thats my POV. Whatever .. .

Anyways thus ends my rant on the EQ shoot. Nice way to spend a evening.

P.S: Later Sajith was adjudged the Best Performer of the day. Thats really cool.. Congrats macha ..

P.P.S: That dancer guy was in this Ad on TV. An Ad for construction metal rods, He was dancing on a field, typical street dappankuthu . Too bad they didn't let him perform hip-hop. I dunno why i said this .. Chillax now ..

This episode will be telecast sometime soon on Vijay TV, try catching it then and see the performances for yourselves.

Cheers..

9 ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS:

vijay said...

yup, i was ter too....n the previous occation u mentioned(the dd quiz)..i came for that also.....both the scenarios different ...but ma job simple...jus clap like a mad man when ur told to do so...
this time,i really had a reason to cheer up...sathyabama gals..


Nice blog dude....
try ur hands on some spirutual topic ...iam waiting for your views n ideas...

*Sajith* said...

Thnx tons for the wishes..

And you will not know how hard we really worked for this song.. When compared to other colleges, as you said, they have strong teams.. We started practicing some few weeks before the whole thing was about to commence.. As you know everything about our college, and the so-called BAND, the only thing i was really happy about was that when POP SHALINI said that our college is strong in music.. Just after those words came out of her mouth, you will not know how happy i felt.. i was like on top of the world.. im telling this cuz only i know how hard we tried, with only less number of instruments.. And with those instruments i tried putting everything together, so that can make the song better.. teaching, guiding, manipulating, it was really challenging for me and also for the rest in our team..

Anyway, before finishing, i'd like to say that i got something i hav'nt really dreamt of.. Instead of saying 'I got it' its true that 'We got it'.. even if we did'nt win the competition, we won in something i really worked for..

and i hav to thank you guys for coming up and cheering.. thanx a lot..

Guru said...

Macha Sajith, Like i said i did not downplay your efforts in any way, I just felt the other two performances were more entertaining period. I of course know the amount of effort that has gone into this song macha. And i'm really happy for you guys.

But just imagine, from someone else's point of view, someone who has not seen you guys evolve, or seen you guys build the song, for him when he has to evaluate just the performance, then i think the other two colleges were better. No offense. I don't know whether you saw them perform, but for me if i wasn't related to you, or any of the other guys in the group, i surely would have chosen anyone of those two teams. Of course right then i was totally rooting for you guys to win . Fair or Unfair, YOU WON !! Thats all matters ..

MY POV: Just cos' you guys put in so much effort, does not mean the other competitors have to bite dirt. Right ? I just felt even they deserved something better. When i say this you should take into account that i'm a complete layman when it comes to music, i'm a total doofus, so when you say our troupe's music was better, and stuff. I cannot understand jack. So for me the other performances were more entertaining. And thats exactly what i've said in my post.

Waiting for you to reply ..

Guru said...

@Vijay: Yep last time was really lame, just a quiz. Remember that anchor? That huge guy, what was his name, Neelu, right ? This time we at least had some eye candy to keep us busy ..

And about spiritual topics, you'll be way way better with that. So more reasons for you to start blogging. Better start one soon, macha ..

*Sajith* said...

@ Guru:

Ya.. But i will not agree with what you say.. See, shalini is a PoP singer and she knows whats better.. Our song's kinda feel is completely different for someone whoz listening it for the first time.. Plz don think im flattering.. Im jus telling you the truth.. Ok.. Let me tell you something, While we were practicing in our friend's place, one of his friends visited jus to hear our song.. You wont believe, he said our song was too good.. and you should know one thing, He was a musician, and he also have released some albums.. For someone who knows about music will surely can feel something in this song.. Im not saying that you dont hav that feel.. being one of the audience, even your comment is very much worthy.. Again.. i would like to stress, im not flattering..

While we were playing on stage, i was looking at the crowd (not our guys) and the judges.. They were really enjoying the song.. And thats all i really wanted.. Even after making some minor mistakes, She gave us good marks, that means our song worth it.. Im not saying our song is the best.. Im jus trying to explain our song is one of the best.. and its not something to be rubbed out of the list..

Guru said...

Yeah .. Song was awesome no doubt, that was something you guys composed, so all the more reason to rejoice. But then i really feel you needed better execution. Next time you surely need to be the male lead sinnger, At least you should do it with Prakash and Praveen if you think you can't handle it all alone. Okie ?

End of topic ...

vijay said...

machan...as for me...i jus loved the performance....but,between us and sathyabama i would have given 1 more xtra mark to them da...

to sajith:the entire composition was jus very good da...but next time u better try singing by yourself for the male lead ...prakash n praveen 's voices r not sweet to hear ....
apart from that everythin else was fine...

cheers agin to you machan...good job

naresh said...

congrats to all guys n girls who participated in eq ....n made our college name popular around the world.......n hats off to best performer sajith....

Krishna Prasad said...

Yup..!!!.that one was good ,but try to make ur posts shorter da.Still u make things interesting and make me study all the way through.

 
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