|The Peeli Patti Chronicles (PART I)
by Ali Hamza
10th December, 2004
I wish I were a hermit by profession; only then could I even dare to live the way I have mentioned above…. right now I have to work my butt off and get this darn album out! …
Indeed joining noori has been one of the best decisions I took in my life. What I have learnt in the last two years is far more useful and meaningful than what I had been trying to learn the last 15 years of my life. When I had joined this band, the album was already finalized and I just had to get on stage and start strumming my guitar; something I had never done before. Ever since I have only done stuff I had never done before. I remember getting screamed at all night for not making this website, and I had to stay awake for five nights learning the darn software and finally putting up the site a day after my deadline (even then I had forgotten to put the contacts link in the layout)… I wouldn’t want bore you further with the details of my adventures with trying new things, but the point is that I have come a long way in a rather short span of time and I must thank Noor for all that.
These days, my excitement levels are as high as they can be. Finally I get to go through the whole album making process. Even more so, I have fallen in love with the bass guitar; I think I have found my instrument. But I have also realized that I am a musician by nature and instead of dedicating my life just to my voice and my bass, I have to learn how to create the entire package deal… excitement ten-folds!
Punnoo, my reason for coming to Abbotabad, is perfectly normal; it’s his first winter here, he was bound to get a little fever. But you know dogs too have a bit of a human in them (Aakhir Kuttay Bhi Insaan Hotay Hain!), and I think I have understood the tactics of this one….. he wanted me to come so he put up this act!
But all in good faith my friend! No matter how much I love you, I am
human and I do a little more than sitting on my behind chewing bones.
I still practiced all the songs, worked on the new video’s concept
and even right now I am writing this entry which, it dawned upon me last
night, is slightly overdue!