Friday, June 18, 2004

So what’s on my play list?

Aldous Huxley once said "After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." Music is a very integral part of my daily routine - No day starts without me switching on my music system after the early morning jog, I can't imagine how I could endure those torturous last hours at work from 4 pm if it weren't for my Winamp play list and then the bed-time .

While I listen to just about anything from boy bands to balle balle and trance to tapori numbers, my season's flavor changes as much as my moods do. Since the audience for my blog spans language barriers, let me mention 3 of my current favorites

1. Rom-com movies always hold tremendous appeal to me and when their sound track has some fun numbers, I always fall for them big-time. Purrfekt example: Ladki Kyuun from HUM TUM with that extremely witty ad-man Prasoon Joshi penning the lyrics.
Trivia: It seems Prasoon wrote the lyrics of 'Hum Tum' on the pot in Malaysia and text messaged line after line to Aditya Chopra and Kunal Kohli in Mumbai! Thankfully, we won't say that they're potty lyrics! Sample these...

Pyaar Usse Bhi Hai Magar Shuruaat Tumhi Se Chahe
Khudh Mein Ulji Ulji Hai Par Bhaalo Ko Suljaayein
I Mean You're All The Same Yaar
Hum Achche Dost Hai Par Uss Nazar Se Tumko Dekha Nahin
Woh Sab To Teek Hai Par Uss Barein Mein Maine Socha Nahin
Sab Se Alag Hai Tum Yeh Keh Ke Paas Tumhaare Aaye
Aur Kuch Din Mein Tum Mein Alag Sa Kuch Bhi Na Usko Paiye
Uff Yeh Kaisi Shirt Pehnthe Ho
Yeh Kaise Bhaal Khatathe Ho
Ghaadi Tehz Chalathe Ho
Tum Jaldi Mein Kyo Khaathe Ho
Gimme A Break

For full lyrics

2. For all you Tamil music lovers, wake up..There's life beyond AR Rahman. Yuvan Shankar Raja simply rocks in 7G Rainbow colony and how !! The album with sensitively penned lyrics by N. Muthukumar has a wonderful mix of fast paced numbers, lovely instrumental music (Raja's genes after all) and of course my favorite slow, sad melodies. Here's a taste of YSR magic.

Ninaithu Niniaithu (Male version by KK)


Ninaithu Ninaithu Paarthaen
Nerugi Vilagi Nadanthaen
Unnaal Dhaane Naane Vaazhgiraen...
Unnil Indru Ennai Paarkiraen
Eduthu Padithu Mudikkum Munnae
Eriyum Kadithum Edharku Pennae ?
Unnaal Dhaane Naane Vaazhgiraen...
Unnil Indru Ennai Paarkiraen...

Saranam 1
Amarndhu Pesum Marangalin Nizhalum
Unnai Kaetkum Eppadi Solvaen
Udhirndhu Pona Malarin Mounama...
Thoodhu Pesum Golusin Oliyai
Araigal Kaetkum Eppadi Solvaen ?
Udaindhu Pona Valayal Pesuma...?
Ullankaiyil Vetpum serkkum
Viralgal Ingu Engey...?
Tholil Saayndhu Kadhaigal Pesa
Mugamum Illai Ingey
Mudhal Kanavu Mudindhidum Munnae
Thookum Kalaindhadhey...!

Saranam 2
Pesi Pona Vaarthaigal Ellam
Kalanthorum Kaadhinil Kaetkum
Saambhal Karaiyum Vaarthai Karaiyuma...?
Paathu Pona Paarvaigal Ellam
Pagalum Iravum Kelvigal Kaetkum
Uyirum Pogum Uruvam Poguma...?
Thodarndhu Vandha Nizhalum Ingey
Theeyil Serndhu Pogum...
Thiruttu POna Thadayam Paarthum
Nambavillai Naanum
Oru Tharunam Edhirinil Thondruvaay
Endre Vaazhgiraen....!

3. English music .. ahem.. I know there are scores and scores of mad rocks fans here who would love me to quote from some of those cult classics of the 70s. But pray forgive me, considering the way the last month has turned up, one song which had me all ears has been Daniel Bedingfield's If you're not the one. I know, I was always a sucker for mush, but still... this is one heckuva song, check out these lines that start the song..

If you re not the one then why does my soul feel glad today?
If you re not the one then why does my hand fit yours this way?
If you are not mine then why does your heart return my call
If you are not mine would I have the strength to stand at all
I never know what the future brings
But I know you are here with me now
We ll make it through
And I hope you are the one I share my life with

for full lyrics

Any comments ?


Raj said...

Ladki Kyon is damn witty :-D and I really like the title song, it sounds like vintage Jatin-Lalit ... pity that most of their albums nowadays aren't great ...

- Raj.

P.S. On my playlist at the moment, some songs from the '90s ... Tu Mile Dil Khile, Pehla Nasha, Ae Kaash Ke Hum ... and this amazing song by Oasis - Wonderwall.

ds/dt said...

Nice blog dude. Whats on my music list - "where is the love", "Novemner Rain" G& R, can't stand your fav boy bands, I think they forget what music shld be all abt.

Apart from the usual, right now, I am catching up on Shakti (John Mclauglin & Zakir), along with some Thumri by Pt. BJ, and some morning ragas by pt. Shivkumar...

Music and lyrics are two different things- lets not mix them up.

Jupe said...

J-L used to be my all time favorite MDs till they started giving the same melodious tunes to all movies. LOL. I actually fancy An(n) Mal(l)i(i) now. Nice choices,the ones in ur playlist.. Nostalgia is in, heh ;-)

if u happen to be a guy i adore called T*&^u, then all i can say is GO TO HELL :-P Boybands rock ! But i kinda agree that lyrics n music are different..My mishhhtake :-p