During the rehearsals yesterday there was this short session where Hari ji, Aslam and Dr Narayan were sitting around and Hari ji was like giving us a mini class on how to execute speed. It was enough to just hear him sing. I had grown up on a staple diet of his Ghazals.
I got to sing Kaadhal Rojave, Vaaji and Vennilave with Hari ji, Maduraikku pogadhedee with Benny and Tere Bina. There was an unplugged session with Chitra and Hari ji after which I sang a few lines of Sahana in a scale God knows where I caught from!
After the concert, Mom and I happened to get talking to Neeti and when she was saying there are thousands of people out there who are dying to be standing on the same area as Rahman sir, not to mention sing with him. Also, this was Rahman sir's first concert for 2008 and it happened in Chennai. This is also my first major concert for this year, though I did have a couple of corporate shows earlier in January.
2007 started at Bombay at the Nokia New Year's eve concert with Rahman sir, and the year was brilliant. Somehow I attach quite a lot of sentiments as long as Rahman sir's concerts are concerned. I wish I could have sung better, somehow and the depression is going to last a few months at least. These are times that I wish the earth would swallow me up or that I never existed at all. bleargh.