Posted by: The Corporate Brinjals | February 7, 2009

Corporate Fantasy – Episode 1

Editors’ Note: To begin with, we apologize to anyone reading the title and smacking their lips in the expectation of a post along the lines of ‘Letters to Penthouse’. We here at CKT feel obliged to proffer our readers with some innovative, out of the box, wacko articles. We propose to make that happen by our very own extreme and imaginative minds. So unlike all the posts you’ve read so far, the ones filed under Corporate Fantasy are supposed to be fictional (yes, indeed!). We wish you a pleasant read.

Date: Feb 2, 2039 AD

Place: Tasmanian Recording Studios, Hobart

Name of Band: Kink Boyd

Band Members: Daniel Vettori aged 60 & Ricky Ponting aged 65

Name of Single: Sigh, Dopes! (Commemorating the 30 year anniversary of Brad Haddin’s ingenious ploy to dismiss New Zealand batsman Broom)

<Track begins with a the sound of a bell reverberating across the walls of the studio >

<Dan starts off, in his deep booming voice>

Beyond the horizon was a pitch that was laid when we were young

In a world of fags, bets and debacles

Our bats flayed constantly, but without boundary

The ringing of the Law Revision bell had begun

Along the wrong road and on down the toss-way

Do they still cheat there by the cut

There was a dogged stand that wallowed in our sooty steps

Leaving before I took their dreams away

Leaving the myriad small creatures crying to tie us to the ground

To a strife consumed by blows and decay

<Now Ricky takes over>

The draws were cleaner

The fights were tighter

The haste was neater

The nights of blunder

With pants all hounded

The darn fist blowing

The laughter slowing

The endless shiver

Forever and ever

<Long and melancholic guitar solo lasting 5:43. As the solo ends, the sound of bells fades away>

<Vettori makes a break for the exit, and runs towards Ponting’s giant two-wheeler. The song ends with Ponting yelling.>

Hey! My Harley! Hello! That’s my Harley! Damn!

CKT exclusive: Album cover of Sigh, Dopes!

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Responses

  1. i hate cricket.. if only it was about something not as trivial as cricket, would i have lauded at your articulate and poetic efforts… if only it was not something as pathetic as a cheating by an austrailian, would i have commended your creativity..
    cricket cricket, bored of hering bout cricket everywhere..
    even here? do u have to tarnish such a beautiful blog with such pathetic stuff??
    do u have to waste your imagination on stuff where ppl take money and time from u only to provide stale entertainment?
    looking fwd to see some tennis crap next time šŸ˜›

  2. I could appreciate the tribute to pink floyd in the division bell and the final cut and just about identified the betting scam in cricket but otherwise failed to understand the flow of the “lyrics”. I dont know whether to attribute it to my inability to decipher the inlaid meaning in poetry or to your mysterious lyrical ability! anyways good attempt and creativity at merging two topics as varied as floyd and ponting in your verse!

  3. @hantan : Boy, was that critical ;).

    Coming to your point, you’re talking to a couple of jokers who’ve grown up adjusting to playing cricket in a 8 feet by 6 feet enclosure for hours together. And if we put down in black and white the fact that we wouldn’t be writing about cricket again, we’d be lying. That said, we will branch out and cover other global/local affairs as well. Thank you for reading/commenting. šŸ™‚

    @ Ranjani:

    Thank you. And yes, we must say there’s no ‘flow’ in the post as such. As far as our understanding of Floyd lyrics goes, we’re yet to pass grade 1 (We’d in fact like to interview anyone who claims they thoroughly understand what a lot of Floyd songs are all about ;)) We were in fact positive that given a real background and a few tweaks to the lyrics, each line as a standalone entity could make enormous sense :).

  4. Machan kinda disappointing post da… Tweaking the lyrics of a song??? Hmmm give up dis idea… Dint enjoy this one da..

  5. our bats flayed constantly without boundary! ha ha ha ha ha ha! which of you two clowns came up with it?

  6. @Ck : Looks like our High Hopes crash landed šŸ˜¦

    @Sai: Mr. Flood takes responsibility for the Brain Damage caused šŸ˜‰

  7. Has Ck times gone out of print? šŸ˜


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