Deacon Blues (They’ve got a name for the winners in the world)

Deacon Blues has been one of my favourite songs ever pretty much from the time I first discovered the Aja album. It has lately acquired new meaning as I am in a better position to relate to what Messrs Fagen and Becker (RIP) have to say about the song in the classic albums documentary.

As you may or may not know, I came out with a book on Indian film music called Raga 2 Rock. It has received some extremely heartwarming reviews and most of those who didn’t review it have also told me how they enjoyed it. But as an outsider to publishing/media/entertainment without the means to advertise the book, I sought out the help of those on the inside through my contacts. With complimentary copies and no strings attached, mind you.

I am happy to report that I have been rewarded for my efforts with the most scintillating apathy and indifference. Oh well, not that I expected otherwise but it does amuse me that they would gatekeep me away as well. They do take no chances, do they?

And you know what? I don’t care! As the song goes, “They’ve got a name for the winners in the world/I want a name when I lose”. That’s all I ask for. As for the rest, the reviews have given more than enough gratification and I once again thank every one who has never met me in person and still placed faith in the book and then helped me along with a brilliant review.

If by any chance, all this has piqued your interest in the book, here’s a link to the same.

And here are excerpts as well as links to read the fabulous reviews I mentioned above.

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