Have you ever noticed how many songs and musical performers have a reference to ‘baba’? Of course not, that’s my quirky little shtick. I’m fascinated with how often, since writing this blog that I’ve heard the word baba within the genre of music. What’s up with baba and music? I can’t help but be fascinated with its application. Where is it coming from? From the pipes to the plumbing, baba is present. Here are a few examples.
Baba, means to hold in high regard, something uniquely special, prized and praiseworthy. While there are objects, incidents and people from all over the world that could be labeled ‘baba’, at Babatek we enjoy sharing some of the latest technical advances offered. Although electronics are forever changing and evolving, what may be considered today to be a luxury, to an ever widening horizon, the light line of new babatek is unending.
A tech company known as V-MODA is a premier supplier of luxury headphones. They recently announced their new custom 3D Printed jackets created via an additive manufacturing process. The basic headphone is their Crossfade M-100 standard model and priced at a reasonable $270. With options to customize the color, shield aesthetic and design, the price can skyrocket to as much as $40,000. Yes $40,000.
My North American readers know that on the first Monday of September we celebrate Labor Day in the U.S. and Canada. It’s a day to honor working people. Although if you asked the “man in the street” it’s doubtful that most would know what we really are celebrating – they’re just happy to have the day off!
Nonetheless, we universally take it as a day to watch the town parade and fire up the grill and kick back with some family and friends. The day is acknowledged as the unofficial end of summer when the weather starts to get cooler and the kids are back in school. Notably, it’s a time we use to bring us together for one last of the season grill session and some of our best recipes to share at the family picnic or barbecue.
This was no different for this writer as I joined my five siblings, numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, Aunts and Uncles for an end of the summer, Labor Day weekend family reunion. This was not a catered event, but rather a potluck of nearly unimaginable proportions.
In the East Indian Hindu religion the title Baba is given to their spiritual fathers. It denotes a level of respect that not many achieve. In the eyes and hearts of their devotees the title doesn’t even begin to represent the high esteem in which these spiritual leaders are held.
One of the most recent and beloved of the modern day gurus was Sathya Sai Baba. He recently passed in 2011 leaving millions mourning their loss. Although a humble man, dozens of limousines carrying a number of his well known followers attended his funeral services. Personally I knew many followers of Sathya Sai Baba, and his influence has branched out over 178 countries with an estimated six to ten million devotees. I honor his gifts that continue to touch so many, and at the time felt a sadness for those who “lost” his physical presence when he died.