April 27, 2009 § 1 Comment
“I can feel your halo halo halo
I can see your halo halo halo
Hit me like a ray of sun
Burning through my darkest night
You’re the only one that I want
Think I’m addicted to your light”
‘Halo’ by Beyonce Knowles
Echoing off the walls of heavenly white apartment walls and its too-good-to-be true dark brown wooden floors–Beyonce croons to her man in her new song called ‘Halo’. Songwriters, Evan Kidd Bogart, Ryan Benjamin Tedder and the singer herself, Beyonce, pulled off a fairly tricky analogy in this single–and made it work. There was a chance that the reference to an almost divine, angelic lover would sound tacky–but the allusions to light and even the halo are tastefully done. What the listener does get is another opportunity to sample Beyonce’s incredible range and the softly sensual spirit of the track.
These days I listen to the song at least 3 times a day!
April 21, 2009 § 1 Comment
softly softly…the back beat carries you away…twirling your senses into a flurry of glitter and spring breeze…you are now moving faster and slower all at once..and your feet cannot stop tapping.
This description brought to you by the musical experience that is “Tere Naina” by Shankar Mahadevan and Shreya Ghosal. It was one of the songs I missed while watching the rather annoying ‘Chandni Chowk to China’ movie.
April 16, 2009 § Leave a comment
“…I’ve made my own yogurt nearly every week for more than 10 years, beginning with a starter given to me by a friend from yogurt-loving India, and using the last spoonfuls of one batch to make the next. It’s a satisfying ritual of continuity and caretaking. And the yogurt is less expensive and better than anything I can buy. It’s free of stabilizers, sweeteners and waterlogged fruit, and it’s fresh tasting and tart, not sour. I start every day with a bowl of it…”
The Curious Cook in today’s New York Times
April 11, 2009 § 3 Comments
cuz i breathe poems
at the oddest times
for no good reason
in your laughter
rains or shines