July 29, 2008

The Street Guru on Time, the Essence of Life

They've incorporated their culture and their values in the city and they've enriched the city, both, like, from, uh, you know a work ethic. You know the restaurants and the music and it's really a diverse city. I mean you walk through the Vany Oven yu-you know you go through Korean neighborhoods, old Jewish neighborhoods, Arab big neighborhoods, uh, Pakistani-Indian neighborhoods. It's incredible.

The intensity... I think yeah, development has pushed us away from other people. You know, a lot of times people are rude because they want like immediate access or immediate information. You know some things in life can't be immediate, sometimes you gotta wait and let things happen.

People are, like, increasingly rude. Like I'll say someone will get in a cab, we'll say I'll get em there in 5 minutes, and they'll say, "It should only take 3."

Now who gives a shit if it takes 5 minutes or 3 minutes? Who cares? At the end of your life nobody's gonna put shit I got in a cab in five-seven minutes instead of three. It doesn't matter.

Technology has made us slaves of the time. A lot of people that are really have technical jobs they're slaves to time. Time's the essences of life it seems like. And they're basically like losing it. They're losing the essence of their life because, you know, their life is like just going away and, they're not enjoying it because their so engrossed in efficiency and productivity and shit like that. It's almost sad. They all come here from somewhere else like seeking their fame and fortune or their top jobs and their careers - you know, in their industries. They get very engrossed in it and they into these you know these cell phones and computers.

And I think the real important things in life are you know, people and your family. I think you don't realize that. A lot of people don't realize that until they're older.

I think there's going to be a backlash against technology.

- "Street Guru," by Nitin Sawhney
Just an addition to the whole bit about being in a rush all the time. I think he says he better than I did. Check out http://tinyurl.com/streetguru1 to actually listen to his bit.

Sawhney is actually an British-Indian fusion artist that makes a very diverse selection of music. Check out his material on YouTube and Hype Machine @ http://tinyurl.com/nsyoutube and http://tinyurl.com/nshypem. Enjoy.

Much love,