1966 NuTone Built-In Stereo Music System. “Fold-inWall” Stereo Tape Recorder/Player, Model 2406. Plays and records 4-Track Stereo and monaural Tape, radio, records, speeches, etc., with up to 7" reels at 1 7/8, 3 ¾ and 7 ½ IPS. Transistorized pre-amplifiers. Full pushbutton operation, with Record Interlock. Pause level for easy omission of any portion when recording. Self-contained reel-locks. Fast rewind. Automatic-shut off. No speaker.
Apologies … the Post button was inadvertently overlooked for DAY 2406 ..
There are times when multitasking takes its toll .. it did last night, and so ..
There is a great amount of activity that occupies the mind when involved in many aspects each day, which is good in a way - keeps the brain working at 34% percent, instead of the recognised and approved and justified and approximated percentage of 33 .. but .. it fails you at times ..
Must increase the quantum of ‘akhrot’ intake .. hoping that that element of the walnut which looks like the brain from the inside, is helping in enhancing its replica in the human ..
Haha .. some odd theory that I read somewhere, where the fruits gave benefit to the various parts of the body ..!!
Off to work .. and its biking down within the narrow lanes of a particular section of the city and then some more ..
Time has a way of expressing itself in some strange ways .. immersed in work and the environments one has lost track of time and day .. today is Sunday .. !!!
Never ever thought that it would be Sunday ..
Sundays have a special place in the mind and heart .. that of the meeting of the well wishers on the doors of Jalsa .. and to say that i do not miss it would be so wrong .. I miss it and the roar of affection and love … BUT
Here in Kolkata, had a large taste of it when I left the work in the evening .. the people and their love still amazes me .. I often wonder there are so many others which deserve to get all this and they do .. so mine should diminish or not be there at all .. at 73 , this is not correct I would say .. not correct in a way that says it is past the time and place for it .. so let it disappear and evaporate like most other …
I am now beyond explanation for this and its justification, for, I do understand and know that it shall be received with disdain by the Ef .. sooner or later though, all must prepare for the inevitable .. the fading and the disappearance of all glory and mystique and enigma and our work and our history of effort .. it will happen and shall .. I know it will and I shall and am prepared for it .. but so must all .. to face the facts and realities ..
The work for the moment though slowly comes to an end, and we are beginning to feel the symptoms of a withdrawal .. those symptoms which we all experience when we have been with some or thing for long intimately and in a committed manner .. much like what you all have been here on this platform .. this Blog, this family that we have so consistently built with great compassion and love ..
But yes .. PIKU sees change of location .. and completion of work from one city to another … and then another ..
Life is such too .. from one to another and then another ..
There have been some greats on set today .. the great and legendary Saurav Ganguly, India’s pride on the Cricket field ..
And then the maestro Niladri Kumar, the incredible sitarist , one whose music remains permanently on my music platforms and systems ..
Such an honour to be in their company ..
And then for the shot a small effort at the sitar myself .. been a while since I held the sitar .. magic .. never learnt how to play one and still have no idea .. but just to pretend that I do is in itself such a feel ..
Well someday I shall learn and learn to be at the piano and the classical ragas of our music .. someday .. !!
Looking really professional … but such a fake … hehehaha .. one day someday it shall be real ..