Sunday, July 03, 2005

A Jordanian Rhapsody

For those of you who are not familiar with the term "Rhapsody":
Rhapsody:free-form musical composition: a composition that is often irregular in form, emotional in effect, and improvisational in nature

Now keep in mind that definition as i take you on your first concert to hear that Rhapsody. I am sure you've stopped by the order of a rather abnoxious traffic light during this week. You know the whole Red = stop, orange= get ready, and green=go.

In Jordan we have a different system, it's Red=stop and buy jareedeh. Orange =HONK like there is no tomorrow, green= actually nothing because most of the cars would be gone by the time they see the orange orb. Unless...

Unless a rather mischievous individual of the Jordanian community, god forbid, decides to wait for the green light, or has trouble starting his car. And then the real Rhapsody begins, still keeping that definition in mind? The irregular and random HONKS begin to escalate, the emotional curses even reach the individual's great-great-great grandfather - who did not expect by nature to be disturbed decades later, he turns (betgalab) in his grave uneasily. And finally the improvisational part lands, where cars decide to dodge the cursed criminal by switching to the other lane (even if it's full, somehow they'll barge), and finally honk when passing by the godforsaken criminal and scream - eli rabna begaderhom 3aleeh- in the face of the driver. Now... i don't know if you spend so much money abroad going to concerts, cause we get to see concerts almost everyday from the week ranging from the road Rhapsody, to the Bank Line Rhapsody, and finally with the Bread/Homos/Any kind of food Line Rhapsody.

Concerts for money are a total rip off people wake up!!


Blogger SugarCubes said...

LOOL@ the grandfathers part!
I would love to attend one of those concerts.

11:56 PM  
Blogger Amino said...

Hehe, are you coming to jordan any soon? I'd love to give u the full Rhapsody Tour - including the exclusive Passports Rhapsody featuring the screams of other arabs in the room!

5:43 AM  
Blogger Omernos said...

Well, I did the tickets' layout..

So Creative, that's all I gotta say bass inno stop dissing Jordan ya Amino fada7teena. Ur deforming el image ya3ni...Say sth good or otherwise I'll kick ur ass outta here! hehehe, u know I can ;)

p.s: I hate Ewan Mc.(Sth)
he smooched Nicole >_<

o_# I am Outta This World..

6:45 AM  
Blogger Lina said...

Hahaha Amino very very nicely expressed I like the way you write ya binet :) well it is true but I actually enjoy driving here... you know, it's an adrenaline rush, and you have to break the rules in order to survive ;p

9:42 AM  
Blogger Amino said...

Yo Big O, Am not dissing Jordan :P It's called "naqed bana2" hehe. Deforming the image? Tell me one thing i wrote in this blog that isn't the "true image" :P I am sure if i was in the US i'd be pointing out stuff also.

Lin, thanx, whenever am in the street,i make sure to pack with me: Anastacia's "Hold On" single (hold on we can make through the traffic), my notebook to write interesting "Street Stories" and finally gum (it eases the whole rush from out of nowhere matabat, and brakes) LOL

10:17 AM  
Blogger Nader said...

What can I say :)
BTW check this link

1:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG you couldn't me more true...and what do you mean Omernos...she is giving everyone the real image of jordan and not the distorted one you seem to be promoting.

i congratulate you amino on telling it as it is even though there are people out there who would rather cover up the bald spots of jordan...

5:20 AM  

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