Saturday, June 27, 2009
Namaste, nomoshkar, and nomoarigato Mr. Roboto to all out there in Nonsensibad!
Over the last donkey's ears, I have been asked for the real live link to Amitabh Bachchan's performance in Amar, Akbar, Anthony--the song "My Name is Anthony Gonsalves"--where he burbles beatific nonsense, tellingly in English, to the mesmerized crowd of Indian Easter revelers. In The Tenth Rasa, this song is described, and his nonsense transcribed (and, I believe accurately, as opposed to the random lyrics websites that mangle his nonsense horribly). Is he poking fun at the English? At the Englishified Indians sporting their ties and bellbottoms? Is this class warriorism or crass furrierism? We report, you decide! Here's the link--enjoy!