Meri Awaz Suno :)

Which literally means,’please hear my voice’ ๐Ÿ™‚

Now most of you who read me know how much I love music. It is a very integral part of my life. I even have a humming page in the blog where I share some of the wonderful songs that I hear at any given point of time and hum through.

What I also love doing is sing. I have always nurtured a desire to record a song in my own voice. Its a different matter though that I have never liked my voice much, probably because of which the drive to record never really took off to fruition. But when ever I have listened to fabulous singers-cum-friends like Vimmuuu and so many others and seen them upload their wonderful creations online, the urge to record has only gotten stronger. Vimmuuu can tell you the number of times I have pestered him with my silly requests to get a recording right :D. And I cant thank him enough for being a sweetheart always ready with his precious advice and guidance :).

*Vimmu, surprisingly it was fairly easy to type all those nice words about you,really! I fear if you’re losing your devilish streak* ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜›

A couple of weeks back while chatting with a friend, another amazing singer, I got to know about an application which I could download onto my phone and use to record songs with some inbuilt tracks. So I downloaded it and tried a hand at recording once again. R did some tweaking and mixing with the background tracks and merged them with my voice.

Vimmuuu has already given a go ahead, so here I am sharing it on the blog :).

Now its for you to see how it sounds :). I still have a lot of improvement and practice needed, I have even missed a couple of beats, so its not as great as it should be. Nevertheless its the first time I have attempted something like this, so here it goes… hope you enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

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Tunefully Worded Wednesday!

A song that I have been humming for the last 5days and am still not bored! Seems to grow on to me more and more. So unlike today’s songs!ย  Err…lets not talk about the film though ๐Ÿ˜€

The last I was hooked to a song for so long was when ‘Kolaveri’ was the anthem! It took a certain Anna H to come out with his murdering-version to get the song out of my head! I hope he doesnt do any such thing with this song though for I am in no mood to let go of it yet!

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Enjoy and have a lovely week ahead! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Oh and yes I am head over heels in love with that voice BTWย โ™ฅ

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Sometimes its best to leave some songs untouched! ( NaBloPoMo- Take 13)

Most of you must have guessed by now as to what prompted me to say that. Yes, I’m talking about this new trend of flicking old hindi songs and redoing them.

The first song that comes to my mind is yeh mera dil from Don, composed superbly by RD Burman originally but redone years later by Shankar Ehsaan Loy. Ok now here I agree it was not exactly redone, simply resung and maybe a little remixed with a jazz here and bass there by another singer. The song was not disturbed, per se. Nor were the lyrics. Which was fine for the ears of a devout RDB fan like me. I wont say I loved it but I liked it partly because I felt Sunidhi Chauhan did her best to do justice to the original version and I absolutely adore her voice. Of course, if asked to choose between the two I’ll pick Asha Bhonsle’s rendition any day.

But there is another song from the movie which has been redone in the true sense of the word. It is Khaike paan banaaraswala which sounds so peppy and cheerful in the original version sung by Kishore Kumar but sadly sounds so pathetic ( to my ears) in the redone version. Every time I hear the song I wonder why, whyever was there a need to redo that song? Was it not bad enough that the classic movie was remade? Why redo a song also and make it worse?

Just watch this song, dont you just feel like getting up and joining Amitabh Bachan and his gang to shake a leg or two? Why, a non-dancer like me is tempted!

And now watch this song..

Get my point?

What prompted me to write this post is another song that is being splashed all over the music channels movie theaters and being fiercely promoted by the movie makers- Dum Maaro Dum, a miserable rework of yet another RDB masterpiece from Hare Rama Hare Krishna.

Call me old fashioned but I just cant get myself to liking this new trend. And I dont even want to get started on the trend of movie-remakes. I hated Don. We all know what a dud Umrao Jaan- 2 was. And now I hear the movie makers are planning a remake of Satte Pe Satta. ๐Ÿ™„

Some songs and movies are so timeless that its best if left as they are. What do you think?

Life’s little joys…mean the world sometimes

Sometimes life’s little joys bring the widest, purest of smiles, give you moments that you want to cherish forever.

Yesterday, while on our way back from the pool, Namnam had wanted to hear a song which for some reason I was unable to play in the car. So I suggested we took the CD home and played it there. No sooner had I played the song, than Namnam started shaking her hips. Seeing her excitement, I couldnt stop myself and joined her in shaking a leg or two. And in no time the two of us were dancing away to glory!

Now, I’m an absolute non-dancer. It will not be wrong to say that I have two left feet when it comes to dancing. I’ve never felt very comfortable while dancing. So much so that I get very conscious of my surroundings when I’m asked to dance.Forget about surroundings, parties or gatherings, I cant get myself to dancing even when I’m alone :D.

But yesterday, I just didn’t care two hoots about the world. Not that the world was watching me, but I didnt even care about my own inhibitions. I was probably putting even Sunny Deol to shame. But who cared! All I noticed was how happy Namnam was when I was dancing with her, how much it meant to her. All I cared about ware those smiles that lit up her face when she had me & R join her on the ‘dance floor’. Oh yes, R joined us too, a while later. And the three of us found the perfect way to close our 5 day loooong weekend!

Thats how little it takes sometimes, isnt it, to make one realize how some moments, howsoever small they seem, can bring so much of happiness? In our rush to catch up with our lives, many a times we forget to live these small, but precious moments to the fullest, dont you think?

Anyway here’s the song that had the three of us dance our heart out!