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Twinkle twinkle little star is a short musical piece I composed and recorded last evening.

This piece consists of 56 measures. It is 1 minute 52 seconds long. The music is composed of four tracks. This is my second attempt at recording music with multiple tracks. The last such attempt was more than two years ago when I composed and recorded 'A few notes'.

The links to the audio files, sheet music, etc. are provided below. The files reside in my website. In case, my website is down, the YouTube link provided below should still work.

The four tracks in this piece are:

  1. Grand piano
  2. Slow strings
  3. Xenon pad
  4. Music box

This arrangement is based on the popular melody of the nursery rhyme called Twinkle, twinkle, little star. The melody is played with the treble notes of the piano. I wrote the bass notes for the piano and the strings, and the high notes for the pad and the music box to fill the music with emotions of love and happiness. I recorded this after about two hours of practice.

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I often have terrible and strange dreams when I am sick. Such a dream is strange because there is no visual component in the dream. It's composed of thoughts and sometimes accompanied with noise or voices.

I had one such dream in 2006. I was developing the digital signature and trusted time stamping feature for Finacle e-Banking in those days. One day, I returned from the InfyBLOGs birthday party with a huge piece of the birthday cake. I distributed it among my teammates and ate the rest of it. I ate a lot of it. My stomach did not accept so much cream and cake and I started vomiting at night. I had strange and uncomfortable dreams again. The description of the dream might sound funny but it was very uncomfortable and unpleasant. I struggled to sleep peacefully.

Everytime, I would wake up to throw up and go back to sleep, I would have the following kind of thoughts in my dreams:

My stomach is not happy with the cake because the cake is digitally signed with a private key for which my stomach does not have the public key. My stomach tries to verify the signature of the cake with all the public keys it has. The verification fails. It rejects the cake and I end up vomiting.
Do you see such weird sick dreams? There are many related interesting discussions on the web.