Thursday, July 10, 2014

Pen that wrote the lyrics..

A pen and a rough sheet would reside close to the music system.  A cassette would roll clockwise and let song out of the devise. As the song starts,  ears & hand would work in tandem. Listening to the song,
word by word, the pen would scribble the lyrics on the sheet. Penning lyrics would continue till last line on the song is heard. But a perfect penning would not have happened. With some lines missing and some words left out- the pen would leave many places blank.

It was now the job of the eyes to scan & look out for blanks. Having scanned the page, the hand would be instructed to press the rewind button on the system. Second time - the song would be played and this time, the pen would only fill the blanks. 

Attempting a 3rd time rewind would need approvals. Frequent rewinds could affect the cassette's health; put the music system at risk. Its only after sufficient pleadings the brain would grant approval for the 3rd and final rewind.  This time, very cautiously the pen would take down missing notes and complete song on the sheet. 

Having achieved this task, the sheet will walk up to the Lyrics Book. The impressively decorated Lyrics Book would jot down all the lyrics in a neat and tidy manner. Thus the lyrics would find its home for the rest of their life..

I was disposing some old music cassettes. One "cassette case" got nostalgic and narrated the above incident to me, It did not know, the brain, the hands & the eyes were mine. The pen & the Lyrics Book were owned by me. 


                                                 This post is a part of Ultimate Blogging Challenge - July 2014 - Day 10
                                                                           My Theme for this week - Technology

8 comments:

Lexi Gunn said...

Lovely piece. I was just speaking to my mum the other day about how it's great now that DVDs and CDs don't wear the same way as tapes. My daughter has some of the same stuff on repeat all the time. When I was a kid, I wore through a vew tapes because I loved them so much.

Aditi said...

Oh my!! This made me nostalgic. Me n sis would do the same thing. Will have to search for our lyrics notebook now! Lovely post!

Romi C said...

I would have to rewind the tape at least ten times to write down the lyrics...

Viyoma said...

Lexi, Aditi and Romi - thanks a ton for your precious comments.

Sophie Bowns said...

What a beautiful piece!
I loved it!

Reema D'souza said...

Lovely! It was so much fun!

Anna Jeanine said...

Cassettes! That brings back so many memories. :)

Girija Ramasubu said...

all of u relate to what has been said. i am from that genre, where we used to listen to the radio and pen down the lyrics. you never know when the song would be replayed and in which radio station. one would feel cheated when u turn on and the last line was being played. still treasuring those THREE NOTE BOOKS OF SONGS which contain lyrics collected this way:)