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Deacon blues

This is the night
Of the expanding the man
I take one last drag
As I approach the stand

Its one of those days…

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Point him/her to this video

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The Kuthu Effect

I was in a sema Tamizh mood today. Was doing all things tamizh. Read Dina Thandi online, cooked sambhar and have been listening to all the new song releases. Nothing can beat the satisfaction of listening to a rocking ‘kuthu’ song, and Yuvan has come up with an out of the world remix of the classic ‘Vethalaya Pottendi’ for the Ajith version of Billa. It is simply sooper. One of the best kuthu songs I have heard since the retirement(?) of our very own Thenisai Thenral Deva. It is even better than the original version, and yuvan unashamedly repeats the first two lines a zillion times. Konnutta da maapla! But I cannot imagine anyone else other than Rajni chewing the ‘Vethalai’ and swaying his hands suggesting that he is dancing for the song. If you have not listened to it yet, please grab a good headphone, turn up the volume and let it blast. It is pure bliss!

By the way, I am back to blogging…. till my next hiatus! Kidding.

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Gods of Rock

Vir Sanghvi writes about the greatest rock band ever at a time when they have announced a reunion concert in the United Kingdom. In this day and age, where hip hop and baby dolls make a goose out of music lovers, the only saving grace is the occasional appearance of the yesteryear Music Gods in concerts. Last year Deep Purple and Iron Maiden performed in India. And Tull was here before that. And the concerts were a treat. It will be a bit too much to expect Led Zepp to visit India at this stage in their careers, but we always keep hoping for miracles and who knows, I might realise the dream of watching the bad old men live in concert some day!

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With ‘Ek Mohabbat’, AR Rahman has come up with another magnificient number, this time for the ‘Vote for Taj’ campaign for the new seven wonders of the world. Rahman is at his best, mixing technology with melody, like only he can and the result is magnificient. As if Rajni not featuring was not an incentive enough for the Mozart from Madras. Heh!

There has been a major lack of awareness about the competition among the general public, which is appalling in this age of internet. The politicians, obviously, can never be blamed, since they are too busy slinging mud for the President elections. Good to see Rahman doing his bit. So much effort for the Campaign to get Taj Mahal elected as one among the new seven wonders of the world. I believe you would have already voted for The Taj. If not, please be a responsible citizen and do vote. If sentimental value does not capture your imagination, being among the seven will unquestionably promote Tourism in India. So there!

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I stopped listening to Hindi pop ever since Daler Mehndi and his brother stepped into the scene and started mixing Punjabi and potatoes with every damn song. I lost faith. But recently I came across a gem in Sona Mohapatra. She is simply amazing.

The lyrics of this song is a prime example of ‘out of the box’ thinking. The lady asks her lover not to come back because she enjoys longing for him. Super creativity!

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Handpicked #6

‘Drive’ by REM. Micheal Stipe’s voice is haunting!

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