Yaha saṅgīta mujhē nāca milā hai – them DESI beats got me grooving!

I don’t know if many of you do this, but i listen to music while showering and i sing to it too. so, one day i got home from footy training at school and after all of that sweating,i decided to grab my phone, which was already on shuffle, and hit the showers. song after song played and suddenly after all the slow and sad songs, “Madhubala” a  song from the Bollywood movie “Mere brother ki dulhan” ( My brothers bride) played. And then i was like OMG! (i  know this sounds girly, but i cant help it)  it hit me! so hard! I could feel the desi vibes and this wave of energy flowing through my body and then  i started laughing because i was so happy all of a sudden, i  just wanted to dance!

“Madhubala” is a song about love, like most of the Bollywood songs…BUT, what stands out about this song, is the fact that most of it sounds like traditional Indian music, actually all of it sounds like traditional Indian music. nowadays, most of the Bollywood songs that are a hit are produced by a fusion of Indian traditional instruments like the Dhol ( traditional percussion instrument ) and modern day instruments. now I’m not saying that the other songs suck, they don’t. in fact, another Bollywood  song i love listening to that doesn’t sound like Indian music at all besides the lyrics, is ” Subha hone na de” , a song from the movie titled “Desi Boyz'”. I’m just saying that “Madhubala” sounds awesomer and its my favorite at the moment AND all of you reading this should Uchoob  it right away! im talking about “Subha hone na de” as well!!!

what else can i say?  i have never liked it before until i found out how even in the modern world, they stayed loyal to traditional music methods and combined it with modern day music to create a significant sound and evoke significant vibes to all its listeners. Bollywood music is brilliant! I love it!

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The Impact Music Adds to our Television Experience

We can all agree that the background music used on TV shows play a major role in creating more impact and effect on the scene or story being told. With that said, there are obviously a few songs here and there that affect some people more than others. It’s all a matter of perception and which songs attract your ears or which scene speaks to you. Here are a few songs (not the theme songs) that never fail to create memories of shows whenever I listen to them:

  • ‘If I Had A Gun’ by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds from Season 9 of One Tree Hill
  • ‘When the Stars Go Blue’ by Bethany Joy Lenz & Tyler Hilton because really this is a part of One Tree Hill history. Whenever this song comes up, it brings me back to the early days of Karen’s Cafe.
  • ‘How To Save a Life’ by The Fray for Grey’s Anatomy. People can argue that the GA song is Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol because it was a big part of the musical episode. But nope, How to Save a Life is my GA song because they used it in commercial breaks to depict the ever so legendary episode where Izzie pulls out Denny’s L-VAD wire.
  • ‘You Got What I Need’ by Joshua Radin for Grey’s Anatomy. Does everybody remember that episode with the boy who did ballet? And then he showed the doctors his skill to convince them to try harder to save his leg. I love that scene, it was so beautiful.
  • ‘Twice’ by Little Dragon for Revenge
  • ‘We Are Young’ by fun. for Chuck. They played in the last few episodes of the season before the show ended. And the song is already such a great song, but with the memory of Chuck attached to it, it’s better.
  • ‘Cobrastyle’ by Teddybears because this song was like the anthem for every Chuck fighthing scene
  • ‘Ghost in the Machine’ by B.o.B remind me of Chuck Bass from Gossip Girl
  • ‘Young Folks’ by The Kooks which is iconic in the Gossip Girl universe
  • ‘Slow’ by Grouplove brings me back to the 100th episode of Gossip Girl, the moment where Blair is about to marry Loui but she looks at Chuck to see if he’s going to oppose

Not a lot, but it’s different for everybody. Take a listen to any of those songs and see if it brings up any memories for you. Do share songs that spoke out to you while watching TV in the comments below as I would really love to hear them.

Reggae Rocks Me Soul!

One good thing about music is when it hits you, you feel no pain” – Bob Marley

Marley created music from his heart and shared it to the world. Music that is in zero ways similar to music nowadays. Reggae was loved before, is loved now and will be loved forever. This I’m sure of. Why? because of its originality and uniqueness. In my opinion Reggae music is one of the most beautiful forms of music ever introduced to us.

I was introduced to reggae by my brother a few years ago and i fell in love with it. Marley writes and plays the best Reggae music of all but there are others that are good as well such as Toots and the Maytals, Ziggi, and Indonesia’s very own, Souljah! There is something about reggae that hits me. It’s a total mood booster. It lights up my world and cheers me up when I’m down. Skanking makes me sing and dance…even while i just lay in bed. Unlike much of the music nowadays… almost all the Reggae music I’ve listened to, especially those written by Bob Marley himself, contains a special rhythm, melody and moreover a message that encourages.

So to those of you who are strangers to Reggae. Trust me, it is so much fun to listen to and will get you through your days with a huge smile on your faces like this one right here —-> 😀 !