country music says it better

November 3, 2012 § 2 Comments

I’ve been spending the last 8 months thinking all love ever does
Is break and burn and end
But on a Wednesday in a cafe I watched it begin again

Taylor Swift – Begin Again



‘moody mornin’ mixtape

August 13, 2010 § Leave a comment

a virtual mixtape–gifted  from a friend–who had a lot of ‘splainin’ to do!’…

A Side:

Modjo- Lady (Hear Me Tonight)

Stardust- Music Sounds Better With You

Punjabi MC- Mundian to Bach Ke

Punjabi MC- Mundian to Bach Ke (Eminem remix)

B Side:

the mellow tracks enter here…

Youssou N’Dour-7 Seconds

Jefferson Starship- We Built This City

and the bass picks up again…

Bee Gees -Stayin’ Alive

Bangles -Walk Like an Egyptian

Boney M- Ma Baker

Grand Funk Railroad-The Locomotion

Ray Charles- Hit the Road Jack

The Blues Brothers-Everybody Needs Somebody to Love

Eric Clapton and BB King- Riding with the King

Chuck Berry- Johnny B Goode

until next time…peace out!


August 11, 2010 § Leave a comment


They made a statue of us
And it put it on a mountain top
Now tourists come and stare at us
Blow bubbles with their gum
Take photographs have fun, have fun

Regina Spektor

subtle mastery- Sagar Veena

August 6, 2010 § 1 Comment

Raag Khamaj on Sagar Veena by Noor Zehra Kazim from Tasawwuf on Vimeo.

So glad someone found this beautiful clip for me!

‘…dhoom machay wich dhandariya…’

July 4, 2010 § 1 Comment

The song and songstress consume your attention bit by bit, as if to reflect the origin of the tune ‘Pritam’ in deserts of Rajasthan, drawing images of of the endless sand dunes on a cool summer night. With each ‘bol’ or word, Sanam reveals a new layer to the beloved’s longing, who tries to draw her lover back into their once-shared reality.  The song’s words are earthy in its tone while Sanam Marvi’s delivery is smooth  yet authentic. There is much to be said about a heart-felt rendition. There are times when performances of established musicians like Abida Parveen come off as robotic rather then real.

Verdict: “Pritam’ has potential as an addition to my iPod playlist,  however this is not the case of ‘love at first listen’.  That was Arif Lohar and Meesha Shafi’s spectacular collaboration known as ‘Alif Allah’; which we lovingly refer to as  ‘Jugni ji’.

Sanam Marvi’s ‘Pritam’ – Coke Studio -Episode 3

overheard on the radio

June 28, 2010 § Leave a comment

Kostal’s Jaan Jaan Jaye

June 25, 2010 § Leave a comment

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