Category: Music

  • Saturday morning Indian news and music

    When I was a kid, we would wake up on Saturday mornings and there would be a few hours worth of Indian news and music on. It was a variety of things. As we had breakfast, chai and roti we would be hanging out either in the kitchen or in the living room (where the […]

  • North, or some reflections on sitting and staring at things in my office

    Whenever I listen to “North” by Phoenix, I’m reminded of sitting at my doctor’s office, the quietness only filled with an instrumental that builds and builds until a howl. Right now, I’m sitting listening to it and it’s on my “Upside Down” playlist created by Spotify. And at times like this, I think to myself, […]

  • Dave Van Ronk Sings

    A few days ago, I got the Van Ronk Sings the Blues record in the mail. It’s a collection of some of Dave Van Ronk songs that he covered. These are just raw American folk songs sang in his unique style. If you haven’t seen Inside Llewynn Davis, I highly recommend checking it out. It’s […]

  • 10 years of Stuck

    Today, more than 10 years ago, I was sitting at my desk working at BillFloat and it was past 6pm, almost everyone was gone from the office. I was sitting there and I heard a song coming from a coworker’s computer. I half got up and looked over and he saw me and apologized for […]

  • An introduction to music by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

    This post was written in 2018 and has been sitting in my Drafts for over 3 years. I decided to write this after realizing it’s going to get deleted if I don’t get to it. When I discover new music, I love to go the extra few steps of finding out more about the musician, […]

  • “Carnival Jump” by Sandy Bull

    I’ve been listening to Sandy Bull since I first discovered his music through a now defunct music service called Songza. It’s a tragedy that Google shut down Songza because their expertly curated playlists were top notch. The playlist I found Sandy Bull and similar artists was part of a genre called American Primitivism or “America […]

  • Summer 2021 projects

    The past few months have been a mix of productive and lazy days. Some days, I got up and was focused for most hours, got some work done and also some personal tasks done and others were a wash. But overall, I think the pandemic’s languishing feelings are starting to subside as I try to […]

  • Tracy – Mogwai

    This song has stuck with me for awhile and this morning I really liked listening to it so I wanted to share it: Mogwai has a good post rock sound and I love some other songs by them too. The intro of this song really interests me. And the name of the song is a […]

  • The Sky naming scheme

    I wanted to share my naming scheme for my devices. I was bored by the basic “Muhammad’s iPhone” and “Muhammad’s 4th MacBook Pro” names so I wanted to come up with something a bit more interesting. At first, I tried something like the names of planets but it became pretty limiting and was also very […]

  • Music trends, from 2010 to 2019

    I wanted to share the music that I have found and loved over the past 10 years. In a trend form so less about a single artist and more about genres of music because that seemed be to the easiest way to summarize my music spanning over ten years. Each trend has an accompanying Spotify […]