Where Did The Weekend Go??? #OctPoWriMo Day 7

Written for: “OctPoWriMo” prompt for Day 7

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So many things to do and so little time,

Two full days, but they breeze past,

Like it was never there,

And their this ephemeral nature,

Gives such a bad feeling and name to Monday

* * *

You feel like painting, you wait for weekend,

You feel like playing guitar,

Play with its strings and soothe them down,

You feel artistic and want to cuddle with,

Those Origami tessellations,

And those paper quilling creations,

You feel like drinking the words,

From books you’ve bought but not read yet,

And yet again you wait for the weekend

* * *

The desires pile up and impatience bottles up,

On a Friday, it’s so near yet so far,

Finally the weekend arrives but,

The urge to sleep a ‘bit’ more arises,

The household chores suddenly peek from nowhere,

The hot cup of coffee is gulped in haste,

It’s a race against clock, who will win?

The half day gone, quarter weekend gone,

And the thirst is not quenched yet,

Impatience is replaced by lethargy,

Planned things never happen, you think,

Half of them will be carried forward,

Next time I will not plan anything,

Let things take their own course,

But yet again on the next day, Monday,

You start planning for the coming weekend,

You can’t help it, thinking at least this time,

This time the plan will fructify.

— @pbkulkarni

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Talaash – Music Review…

Talaash Music

Rating – 3/5 Stars

Recommendation – Should Listen

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I think it’s my first time of writing a music review of any movie. I have done it numerous times before, but not on social platform. Among friends and some relatives having knowledge of music, I have analyzed songs and music in the past.

Somehow I didn’t write a review before, even on my blog. I have written reviews for movies, books but not for music. Everything happens for the first time 😛

So here’s my review for the music of Talaash. The music director – Ram Sampath – is a new face in the horizon of Music direction. Well, not very new because he started his career of Music direction/background score way back in 2003 (Let’s Talk). But his first mainstream film was Khakee (2004). Then he did Family (2006) and some other offbeat movies. But the major recognition he got was from Delhi Belly (2011). Though the movie was mainstream his music was offbeat and hence widely recognized. All the songs from Delhi Belly were hit at that time and played everywhere, especially in the marriages 🙂

In 2012, he also gave music for a TV show by Aamir Khan, Satyameva Jayate. (Remember the title song?) And the next stop was Talaash, a movie again by Aamir Khan Production (along with Excel Entertainment of Farhan Akhtar).

Considering his work in Delhi Belly, I would say this music is very different and unique to the theme of the movie. Basically Ram Sampath has potential of becoming a good Music Director, unlike some other Music Directors who fail to bring uniqueness to the music and deliver EXACTLY SAME music for their almost every film. I will be looking forward to upcoming movies by Ram Sampath.

Talking about music of Talaash, it’s unique and holds true to the theme of the movie. Every track has different story behind it and music of the every song aptly collides with the mood of the song. All the lyrics are awesome and so meaningful, kudos to the lyricist(s). Below are the songs from the movie, in order of my liking.

1. Hona hai kya – Ram Sampath

The music of this song reminded me of the ‘chasing’ track of Don 2. It has so many similarities. Ram Sampath has done good job. He has maintained the ‘don’t know what’s going to happen next’ tone while singing.

What I liked – lyrics, Ram Sampath’s voice.

 

2. Muskaanein jhoothi hai – Suman Sridhar

This song fits the situation in the movie perfectly. I mean to the overall mood of the movie. The song has that mysterious feel. Suman Sridhar has done a fab job. Ram Sampath has given very good music for this song. The shrill voice at the end of the song adds to the beauty of the song and builds an environment.

What I liked – Lyrics, music and Suman’s voice.

 

3. Jiya Laage Na – Sona Mohapatra, Ravindra Upadhyay

Sona Mohapatra has a typical voice. Her variations sound very similar. This song seems jazzed and pepped *Abhi nahi aana sajna*. No doubt the song is beautiful. Just to highlight the fact, When Sona sings *tum bin mora*, the words seem distant. But when Ravindra Upadhyay sings the same words, they don’t sound so distant. May be the music at both the times are different, hence the feeling of difference, but nonetheless it is visible.

Ravindra while singing low notes sounds like Ram Sampath, while at the time of singing high notes he sounds like Sukhwinder.

What I liked – Lyrics, Ravindra’s voice.

 

4. Jee Le Zaraa – Vishal Dadlani

I feel Vishal here tried to sound like James. He tried to bring the husky tone while singing, which no doubt has added a bit of weightage to the song. The starting piece of the song is catching. The beat it adds to the tempo of not just song but the movie too is interesting.

What I liked – Music, Lyrics.

 

5. Laakh Duniya Kahe – Ram Sampath

I feel that the bass guitar and treble in the song are a bit loud for such a song. Sometimes Ram’s voice feels subdued under the bass guitar. But having said that, the loudness in the music helps the mood of the song at some points. It feels like the character is trying to bring back the energy into himself, revitalizing himself.

What I liked – Lyrics.

Somebody that I used to know…

I was surfing on the internet and came across this song. I am sure you guys will like the song. The band Walk of the Earth has tried something new in this song. All the 5 band members have played the song on single (one) guitar. Amazing combination, awesome coordination and nice music too. Kudos.

Besides the song is also captivating and you can relate to (those who might have had heart break) 😛

Lyrics

Now and then I think of when we were together
Like when you said you felt so happy you could die
I told myself that you were right for me
But felt so lonely in your company
But that was love and it’s an ache I still remember

You can get addicted to a certain kind of sadness
Like resignation to the end
Always the end
So when we found that we could not make sense
Well you said that we would still be friends
But I’ll admit that I was glad that it was over

But you didn’t have to cut me off
Make out like it never happened
And that we were nothing
And I don’t even need your love
But you treat me like a stranger
And that feels so rough
No you didn’t have to stoop so low
Have your friends collect your records
And then change your number
I guess that I don’t need that though
Now you’re just somebody that I used to know
Now you’re just somebody that I used to know
Now you’re just somebody that I used to know

Now and then I think of all the times you screwed me over
But had me believing it was always something that I’d done
But I don’t wanna live that way
Reading into every word you say
You said that you could let it go
And I wouldn’t catch you hung up on somebody that you used to know

But you didn’t have to cut me off
Make out like it never happened
And that we were nothing
And I don’t even need your love
But you treat me like a stranger
And that feels so rough
No you didn’t have to stoop so low
Have your friends collect your records
And then change your number
I guess that I don’t need that though
Now you’re just somebody that I used to know

Somebody
I used to know
Now you’re just somebody that I used to know
Somebody
I used to know
Now you’re just somebody that I used to know
I used to know
That I used to know
I used to know
Somebody

Dear Art – Thank You…

Thank You my dear Art.

 

You take me into trance and teach me how to forget my sorrows.

You give me strength and fresh energy to fight the evil in and outside me.

I don’t need any pills or drinks to get over the gloom, when I am with you.

You teach me my limitations and let me know of my strengths too.

You have it all in you, what the worldly sages preach.

  1. You have sorrow – to tell me that happiness isn’t the only thing
  2. You have happiness – to tell me sadness is just a phase
  3. You have discipline – you teach me that through lots of things
  4. You have impartiality – of treating every note and every stroke equally
  5. You have morality – of keeping things as clean and simple as one can
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Art is a form of God,

Or Nature for an atheist,

That makes us realize

The boundaries of our reach

 * * *

You learn a note on guitar,

But you have hundreds to learn,

Even after those hundred,

You have finesse to work on

 * * *

Take any art in this World,

You are never thorough in it,

You feel saturation is reached,

And something new stands in front

 * * *

The wise say it rightly,

Learning never stops in life,

The nature is full of learning,

And you have just started

 * * *

You learn and practice an art,

And you will come to know,

How small you are in this world,

There’s lot to reach in this world.

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Music Trance…

Submitted to Thursday TalesTale #49

Image Credit: Roxana Enache

Image Source: Roxana Enache

 

She was meandering around in his room when she spotted the piano. She went to his house for the first time. Being an avid music fan and a singer herself she was immediately attracted to the piano. She knew few notes here and there. She lingered around it for some time thinking what she should play. But then thought of having a feel of it and she leaned against the wooden structure. Smelling the woody smell and feeling the keys she went into a trance.

 

Her mind was already playing tunes of Mozart and Bach. The sheer brilliance and melody those tunes have, made her numb for a moment. She thought of trying those tunes but refrained from disturbing the mental peace she was having remembering the original tunes. But the craving to play on good, old piano finally broke the wall and she placed her tender fingers on the keys, placing her ear on the wooden structure to get the first melody coming out of it, directly in the ear.

 

She pressed the keys one by one and tried to grasp the music coming out of it. She started to play the eight basic keys (Saa, Re, Ga, Ma, Pa, Dha, Ni, Saa) which are generally known as octave. While playing the keys, her mind surfed the musical terrain and wandered in thinking how these tunes, how this music is produced. What lies beneath this wooden plate? How by playing this key, a particular tune is produced? This was all magical for her, as magical as the green nature and the current sensation in her life, Love.

 

And she suddenly got puzzled as to what should be her first love? The music which fills her completely, the nature which is running through every single drop of her blood or the new found crush/love of her life? And to get out of this dilemma she again pushed her fingers on the keys and the keys plunged.

 

Indian Singers Then And Now…

Yesterday I was listening to “Dekha na hay re, socha na hay re” sung by Kishor Kumar. I love Kishore Kumar songs; he was so versatile and god-gifted singer. Every song, whether that’s Romantic number or sentimental number or even happy and sad numbers, sung by him was a master piece. The vigor and enthusiasm with which he used to sing was amazing. It’s been almost 2 decades that he is not among us, but still remains in our hearts.

 

In fact, I like every singer and musician of his era. Let that be Mohd. Rafi or Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosale, Mukesh Kumar, S.D. Burman, R.D. Burman, Kalyanji Anandji, Lakshmikant Pyarelal. These all are legends, they changed the music in India forever. There were so many legends before these people also, but these people were truly amazing. And these singers and musicians were COMPLETE.

 

For example, these singers had to sing a song in one go for their recordings, unlike today where technology has come to help the singers. Today recordings go like “One word at a time” and not “One song at a time”. Consider an example of song like “Dekha na Hai re, Socha na Hai re” or “Aake seedhi lagi dil pe“, these song is fast and needs lot of energy. It is difficult to sing these songs in one go, but still Kishor Kumar managed to sing is in a best way. It was lot harder to record a song in one go. If musician missed a single beat or singers missed something, the only option was to start the recording over again. Isn’t that cumbersome but let me tell you, these people mostly used to okay the recording in at max 2-3 takes. That’s it, so was their perfection.

 

Today the scene is different, we have advanced in technology so much that we can edit, cut and paste and record at different timings and merge to create a song. But this has taken a toll on today’s singers. Not that Sonu Nigam, Shaan, K.K. and likes of them are bad. They are equally good, but the enthusiasm and zest which was there in earlier singers in not present in the same percentage.

 

I like yesteryear singers and today’s singers both, but if it comes to choosing singers and music quality, I’ll vote for late 80’s and 90’s music and singers. Because that was real melody and those were complete singers and musicians.