19 Feb 2010, 10:44pm
India photoblogging:


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    I’m writing some more detailed stuff about practice strategies, but it’s still under construction.

    Meanwhile, here are some pictures of signs in India.

    Patent medicine. Unfortunately, you can’t see the “after” picture. Take it from me that the guy is smiling.

    Bombay travel agents.

    I believe this is a brand of Indian whiskey, and despite it being “Export Quality” I doubt it’s ever left Indian shores. But I could be wrong. Maybe it’s men’s undershorts, or aftershave, or something.

    A poster for Wheel Detergent Bar. How pure it is!

    This character is advertising “Plastic Glow-Signs.”

    The top two panels of this multi-story wall sign are advertising bras and undershirts; the bottom two panels are, um, plugging a product called “Purgo-Lax,” a name which leaves little to the imagination. The next shot gives a closeup of the English panel at the bottom, unfortunately obscured by the Post Office’s banner. Grrrr.

    “Relieves From Constipatipation, Biliousness, Pimples and Gas In The Stomach.” Constipatipation, in case you hadn’t figured it out, is when you can’t defecatecate. But I digress.

    The all-time best Indian sign. That’s Randy Thornton standing there smiling.

    Love the face.

    The King Kong remake was released in India. Did he really battle dinosaurs, or was that left over from Jurassic Park?

    Get healthy!

    Actually, no. “Friends Everywhere” was composed in 1986 and emerged when I was sitting in my apartment, musing on the fact that I had a lot of friends who lived all over the world.

    Ah, yes, that was it. But wasn’t your tune Friends Everywhere an allusion to the same sign?

    You mean on Natraj’s album, “Meet Me Anywhere?” Heh heh heh heh heh. Phil Scarff is enough of a prude that he wouldn’t put that photograph on the album cover.

    I am so happy to finally see the inspiration for “Friends Everywhere”!


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