17 October, 2005

Restobar Random!

I finally found out what a 'restobar' is (which apparently this hotel has the only one in Chennai) - it is a Resaurant-Bar! Wow, hard to believe. In India (or Chennai at least) restaurants don't serve alcohol, and bars don't serve food (outside of light snacks). So it is unusual to find a place that serves wine, beer and real food.

The best part is the music - the ramshackle mix of western top 40 from the last 40 years. It is almost like listening to the old Rev 105. Here is a close approximation of the set in the 45 minutes I was there for dinner (and a Kingfisher - about the only beer one can get in India).

- The Waiting, Tom Petty
- Some mix of Vanilla Ice "Ice, Ice Baby" with what sounded like an obscure Bowie tune
- With or Without You, U2
- Alive, Pearl Jam
- Money for Nothing, Dire Straits
- Some song with a 50's flavor, but sounded new
- Kryptonite, 3 Doors Down
- Iron Man, Black Sabbath
- Come Undone, Duran Duran
- Jeremy, Pearl Jam
- Whole Lotta Love, Led Zeppelin
- Some recent soft-rock song I didn't recognize
- Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Greenday
- Some hip-hop song
- Californication, Red Hot Chili Peppers

I'm seriously thinking of going back just to write down the songs played - it wasn't bad, it was just so random, no genre or style was clear - just anything that had been in the top 40 in the US in the last 40 years.


Blogger Gina said...

This is all great _but_ where are the pictures? So far we've seen a temple, a part of beach and a large boulder. Pictures please!

18 October, 2005 09:13  

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