I freely dispense advice to friends and family about keeping their minds open when it comes to music and be willing to explore new music and artists. But I must confess that I have been guilty of not practicing what I preach when it comes to remixes. When I read an NME article with this . . . → Read More: Why I Don’t Care For Remixes
Coke Studio debuted in India last Friday. Armchair critics did detailed analyses proving conclusively that the first episode sucked. “Loud and empty” said one post. Another post said it “veered dangerously close to cacophony at times.”. There were some voices that attempted to tone down things a bit including this post, this tweet and . . . → Read More: Coke Studio India Must Be Cheered
Stung by poor reviews of “Ready”, and outraged Salman Khan asked – “Are my fans stupid?”. My answer – Not all of them, but the truth is that there is no correlation between people’s intellect and their taste. As the saying goes, “There is no accounting for taste”.
I haven’t seen “Ready” but a . . . → Read More: Popular Is Not Always Good
I attended my third A.R. Rahman concert yesterday at the Palace Grounds in Bangalore. Two things were very different this time – two things that made this show the most unremarkable of the three.
My best Rahman concert was back in the winter of 2004-2005 in Cow Palace, Oakland. The warm and fuzzy . . . → Read More: Of A.R. Rahman Concerts And Concert Venues
Conversations, Not Biography
“The Spirit of Music” sets the readers’ expectation right on the cover by declaring “Conversations with Nasreen Munni Kabir”. Unfortunately, a lot of people have been referring to it as ARR’s biography. It is not. It is just a very long interview. It makes for a light and entertaining read but it . . . → Read More: A.R. Rahman – The Spirit Of Music – Book Review
At parties, you announce each song, the artists, the back-story and your opinion about the song. And that’s not it. You do it about 1.5 seconds into the song. When you come across a particularly obscure song, you ask the people around you to identify it, and shine your light of your brilliance after . . . → Read More: Signs That You Are A Music Geek
You are probably not a music geek if you haven’t seen (the movie) or read (the book) High Fidelity. You are definitely not a music geek if you have seen or read High Fidelity and not enjoyed it.
High Fidelity is the story of a single, insecure and rather pathetic man in his mid-30s who . . . → Read More: High Fidelity – A Movie/Book Review
Bengaluru will not let go of the Rock Capital tag easily! Despite all that transpired in the city potentially spelling doom for music lovers, it appears that there is enough and more support going around.
Here ‘s a link to a blogpost belonging to a local rising artist, Fidel Dsouza, who he talks about the . . . → Read More: Bangalore’s Live Music Scene Making A Comeback
God made man first, and decided he could do better. Here are my top 5 songs dedicated to the women in my life:
Kabhi Kabhi (Mukesh) Nee Kaatru, Naan Maram (Hariharan) Amma Endru (Yesudas) Phoolon Ka Taaron Ka (Kishore Kumar) Daughters (John Mayer)
What’s your favorite song about women?
A cool announcement on Women’s Day . . . → Read More: 5 Songs For Women (And An Update)
Is there something off in the Bollywood music industry? Consider this:
Shaan on Twitter about Rahat getting off easy – Rahatbhai found rahat pretty easily with DRI and FERA. A Fine and he’s fine to carry on. Wonder if we were in Another Country in similar situation, would it be as easy ??!! My take: . . . → Read More: Bollywood Musicians Bare Claws