Friday, December 31, 2010

Day 24: A song I want played at my funeral

I demand that when I am you know...gone...that people finally acknowledge the they can play this one for me...

And then because I know I'll have a wonderful life because I'm already surrounded by the best of the best of I'll leave them with...

Time of my life. Ideally the original version from Dirty Dancing but since it's copyrighted and well this one is fun as well...I won't mind either!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Day 23: A song that I want to play at my wedding

Wow it's Day 23 and it's been so many months! I'm going with Jupiter's days. So I'm probably early!

This title makes me happy...weddings are fun. Especially our Indian ones.

Aside from all the lovey dovey songs...I absolultely must have this one. It's got so much energy and it will certainly make me happy.

I also must have my sister D, Saurav Rana aka Savage, Shashwat Rana aka Pwap and Shriya Diju aka Vergil all dance to this with me!

I doubt the voice and vid are in sync but who the blooming hell cares!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Day 22: A song I listen to when I'm sad

It's odd that it should be this category today! After so many days of not blogging I decided to come on today and I was actually thinking this morning of what I would listen to when I was sad.

So I wondered...would I listen to a sad song to either reflect my emotion or make me sadder. Or perhaps I'd try to listen to a song to cheer me up.

Now needless to say that when I was thinking about all that I was not sad, nor am I sad now. And thankfully (I think!) I cannot remember the song I heard when I was last sad. Nor can I remember the last time I was sad! So boohoo...dilemma...thus I will put up two songs which I assume I would listen to when sad. Although I don't want to be planning a sadness regime, here's Daniel Powter with Bad Day and then to uplift my potential unfortunate mood,Mmmmmmmmbop!

Bad Day's original was un-embeddable so here's the live one with the original link as well.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Day 21: A song you listen to when I'm happy

There isn't really a particular song to sing when I am happy. I'm happy almost all the time (touch wood) so then that means I'd have to put up tens of thousands of songs!

So what I thought I'd do was pick a song that at the moment I love and can't stop singing. It's most catchy and fun and well I just love it.

The other day I accidentally rang my last dialled number while belting out this tune in the car. Yes the person on the other side did have the longest and loudest laugh of his life I reckon! And if it were some other song then I may have been worried but this...well you've got to love it even over the phone in a shower voice! That is the original video but I can't embed it so here is some fans unofficial vid.

Let it get to you too!

The audio isn't perfect pero never mind.


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Day 20: A song you listen to when you're angry

I don't have an angry song really. My anger usually dies down about 7 seconds after it rises and so by the time I play a tune it's gone!

That said, I think this is what I'd like to listen to when I'm angry :)

Friday, November 26, 2010

Day 19: A song from my favourite album

This one I find particularly hard. I'm marginally confused by it really. So if it's may favourite album then it is likely that my favourite song on it is my all time favourite one. But then that has already been done on DAY 1.

So I'm not quite sure what to do here...I absolutely adored the Backstreet Boys when I was younger. Still enjoy their music actually!

I danced to many of the tunes in school and back then it was considered cool! Things have changed but I still stand by my love for the boys!

And this one is not really my favourite song from my favourite album but it's still at the top there...and it makes me smile! much as I like rock and hip-hop and everything...ah the lads are still cool for me...the others are just playing games with my quit!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Day 18: A song that I used to love but now hate

Once upon a time...I found it catchy and now I absolutely hate it....

Ok damn it....I reheard it on this exact post and now it's cool again.

I think it's those on-again off again songs.

Ah well...let's just leave it at hate.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Day 15: A song that describes me

This has without doubt got to the a BON JOVI song...and without out further ado I give you my life...

Thursday, November 18, 2010

This one is for all those who criticised Ferrari

He's finally proved himself to be worthy of being a world champion. And he really did show them! With the multiple-time, and legen...wait for it...outstanding, amazing, stunning, the best ever, dary Schumacher, the hated but mildly deserving two time champion Uglonso - pardon me...Alonse, and one tear wonders Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton all on the same track...Vettel really did deserve to go BOOYA!

It was a horrid race for me. I dislike Alonso but then unfortunately my heart would not allow me to root against a man in scarlet overalls. So there I was hoping by some miracle Massa would win the race and Alonso would do just enough to win the championship and could sit back and say...Ah bless Massa. But NO...what happened was absolute and EPIC FAIL.

The race just went away from Ferrari and why say Vettel was lucky? Of course not! He deserved every bit of his hard fought victory. But now I say to those cheeky and highly hypocritical bastards...where are your eternally Ferrari bashing tongues now?

Massa lets Alonso go past freely...yes against orders blah blah. SHUT UP! Why is no one saying anything about how the Renault's held Alonso up? Noting at all from them now eh? So it's ridiculous for a team mate to let his own go past but a completely different team and for all practical purposed, all out rival, to completely block a potential championship deciding manoeuvre is A-OK! What a load of self righteous idiots who know only to hate Ferrari and be all hating of anything that is Scarlet, Alonso and a Prancing Horse!

Day 14: A song that no one would expect me to love

Haha...I wasn't really aware that no one would expect me to like this song. But I appears it's not very ME. I was told so literally a week ago.

But I do absolutely love it. It's so catchy and well keeps good time in the gym!

There are a few dvd rips on you tube but this one's sound quality is best so bear with the random pictures.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Day 13: A song that is a guilty pleasure

So after a massively long break from my blog...I decided it was time to get back to it. And being a very noble person, I do not give up on an venture. I may take relatively long to finish it, but the job will be done.

It was once mildly embarrassing that I liked this song but then on an all girl back packing trip...I teamed up with Kripa Jaising...a really close friend of mine and we made it seem like the coolest thing on Earth. Dancing to this song was sexy and we brought sexy back.

No the song is not Justin Timberlake's Sexy Back...that is hardly a "guilty pleasure"!

This one on the other sure is!

Over and out!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Day 12: a song from a band you hate

Right, now this may seem a bit odd seeing as the whole world (pretty much) absolutely adores this song. WONDERWALL - OASIS

For me, it too nasal, whiney and massively repetitive. And it is an absolute bore. It’s still funny to listen to people sing it at karaoke but doesn’t mean its any better!

Enough said…or else I’ll get really nasty :P

If you like it then go on and have a listen. I will too. So I can mock it! :)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Footy again! SCORE!!

After a wait of er...ok ok not too long because we had the World Cup, footy is back! Some how life seems that much better when the season kicks off.

I'm massively jittery about my first team though. CHELSEA! Ah my Chelsea! What are we going to do without Joe Cole and Michael Ballack? To be honest...what is the worry? They didn't do an awful lot last season either then did they. I agree they helped a little bit but most of the hard work was done by Lamps and Droggage. And the other Cole and Terry did a whole lot despite their off pitch ventures!

So mostly I am worried about the collapse of the team in general rather than of just a few players. Our key players appear to be more interested it extra marital affairs and some only care about the money. My fear is that there is an alarming lack of sincerity towards football. There seems to be so much emphasis on how much who gets paid. And the funny thing is they don't even deserve how much they get.

A friend of mine once said, pay them according to the performace. And I think there has never been a better suggestion. Then I bet the world will get to see more world class football. It's no wonder that the English lads came back so soon from South Africa, with tails between their legs.

That said, I'm still massively excited. There is something about football season that makes me happy. In fact all sports make me happy. There is such a wave of emotion when the smallest of things happen. It's like watching a reality show...only better.

Which brings me to my second team but by not too much. I do love them too. But not that I love Town less but I love Chelsea more.

Ever since Roy Keane has come wandering into Ipswich...the club has gone that much more public. But the joy of watching a game at Portman Road is exquisite.

Especially when Counago has the ball. Oh it's magic I tell you. And this time arch and ugly rivals Norwich are back in the league. Damned fools! I really do hope that it's a good season for Town. They deserve it :) What with all the hard work that little kid, Jamie Peters puts in. Win a medal for effort he should!

And all of this begins soon...oh so soon... Saturday infact! By which time hopefully Norwich would have lost their first game on friday! :)

Day 11: A song from my favourite band

I mixed and matched this one a bit! I've put up my favourite song from a band. It makes it more personal. Why would I want to put up a random song from my favourite band. Most likely my favourite song IS from my favourite band!

So I pick

I think this song is legendary! And when I put this video up I realised that the 'vulgar' inappropriate words have been beeped out!

Haha! Everybody has a beep-dealer on speed dial. I like how drug has been beeped out but it's alright to have "Gonna date a centerfold that loves to
Blow my money for me"

Wow that makes it so much funnier! It's got a good tune and it's got good lyrics. More importantly says so much about the industry. Nickelback are pretty good but really...almost anyone can be a rock star now! With the rubbish song on the charts. Paris Hilton for crying out loud! BAH!! It makes me angry but then again it also makes me want to be a rock star. And why not yea? Why would I not want to live in hilltop houses and drive 15 cars. That would be sweet!

Anyway, I do love this song. And it makes me smile because for the longest time I sang zoozoo instead of Whose who. No matter. I'll also be a rock-star one day and no one will care!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Day 10 (or perhaps 45!) : A song that makes me fall asleep

Yes this song makes me fall asleep but in the most beautiful way possible. It’s far from being a boring song but perhaps when I am sleepy already, it soothes me further. It’s like a lullaby which I reckon even Ben Folds sang to his daughter Gracie.

I must also admit that the song makes me cry sometimes because it’s so sweet. And I for one can’t wait to sing it to my little girl someday. Oh such simple, poignant lyrics…they seem so much more real and touching than all those rappy rhymey ones.

“One day you're going to want to go
I hope we taught you everything you need to know
Gracie girl…my little girl.”

That is the most adorable and sweet thing a parent can say in my opinion. And luckily my parents are exactly the same with me. I think that is also the reason I like it so much.

This is not the original video but it is the original song. So enjoy it while I tuck myself into bed and dream about my little Gracies!

PS – Thanks to Nick Flegg for introducing me to this song and for learning to play it on the piano for me! X

Friday, July 16, 2010

Day 09: A song I can dance to

Ah with out batting and eyelid I can say MICHAEL JACKSON SONGS! That though means putting up hundreds of songs! So I picked my favourite of the whole lot to dance to atleast.

It's not the original but hey the KING is the KING

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Day 08: A song you know all the words to

This 30 days has really gone on longer than it should! But the problem with this particular 'day' is that I know the words to far too many songs and I can't pick a single one. I'd pick most of Bon Jovi, Boyzone, Backstreet Boys, Bryan Adams, Joshua Radin, Michael Jackson, Elvis quite a few.

So after much thinking...

That is what I picked. And not only do I know the words to it. I sometimes write my own depending on my mood!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Day 07: A song that reminds you of a certain event many events and so many memories!

But I think it would have to be Country Road. Not because it was an actual event but when the nights were cool and the days were warm and the skies were starry, Mum, Dad, my sister and my uncle and I would sit out in the garden singing songs. And that tradition began when I was about 3 and now I'm 23.

That song was the one we all knew the words backwards and forwards and it had to be sung every time we had a sing song session.

Simple times now seem so far...they used to be in my back yard!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Day 06: A song that reminds me of somewhere

It's a bit of an easy one for me!

Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

Chris Daughtry. HOME.

I'm going a place where I belong. Where your love has always been enough for me.

Embedding is not allowed so go take a look...HOME - Daughtry

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Day 05 : A song that reminds me of someone

Ok this song actually reminds of two people. One is Nick Flegg and the other is David Rose. The three of us were at Dundees Sports Bar in good old Poole, Dorset attending yet another one of the Tuesday Night Karaoke session.

So our mate Nick picks GOLD! Yea yea that 80's song by Spandau Ballet go have a look at it.

But here's the funny part...suddenly while Dave and I are busy cheering him on and singing along too...Nick darling decided (completely unaware) to burst into the IPSWICH TOWN FOOTBALL TEAM version of the song. So the lovely classic song turned into a footy chant. I'll out down the lyrics of what it should have been and what it was!

always believe in your soul
you've got the power to know
you're indestructible
always believe in, because you are

And our lad sang this instead

Alan Lee.. goal,
Always believing,
Always believe he will score,
You got the power to know,
You're indestructible,
Always believing...

He didn't realise but the entire bar was looking puzzled while Dave and I nearly died laughing!

The next time we went he sat on the sidelines! :p

So everytime I hear this song I get a stitch afterwards from laughing too hard!

Good times! Good times!

Day 04 : A song that makes me sad

Many songs make me's quite sad. But sad not in a bad way but in a really emotional way. And I think it's got more to do with the video of the song or perhaps a negative association because of something happening to someone else.

Whatever it is it makes me sad. And now writing this is making me a bit sad.

I've dug out the original version written by Wayne Cochran in 1962 and originally performed by Wayne Cochran & the C.C. Riders. Apparently it was about two 16 year olds on a date earlier that year and the song played out in reality. :(

It has been covered as we all know and because Pearl Jam's version is so beautiful I've put them both up.

And Pearl Jam one is at this link. It's not an original vid so didn't want to embed it.

And yea this one is a day late.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Day 03 : A song that makes me happy

This is a bit of a toughie because I like music so makes me happy in general. And it's even harder to pick one single song that make me happy. I think it's because I associate happy occasions with the song that was playing in the back ground so automatically the song reminds me of the happy moment. Thus

Happy moment = happy me = happy song = reminds me of happy moment = happy me again

Played ProEvolution Soccer and after a long long drive and hunt for a parking spot finding one + Nick Flegg = HAPPY ME = Champions League = everytime it plays now = HAPPY ME.

I can't really find a url to the version I like so I'll sort it out soon.


Monday, June 7, 2010

Day 02 - My least favourite song


I can't pin point why it's my least favourite song exactly but many things factor in to my eventual decision. To begin with it is a ludicrously monotonous song and Noel Gallager's dead pan voice doesn't do much to help!

So it really gets on my nerves! I admit that it was once named the BEST SONG of ALL TIME. But I really don't get why! Well...for me anyway.

But note I do not HATE's just my least favourite!


Sunday, June 6, 2010

Haz que tu quinta mi Rafa!

It’s not really that I dislike Federer but I like Nadal more. Ok ok…I dislike FedEx but not his game. Hence why, I am thrilled that Nadal is in the final at Roland Garros today.

I’m not a 100% he will win against Soderling but atleast he proved to the entire world that he is capable of getting to the final. And with style as well. Not dropping a set on clay to people like Hewitt is really no joke. Which brings me to my main point... Rafael Nadal is no joke.

I’ve heard several fans of Roger Federer (One of my closest friend Anisha Phillip is the one I am targeting most!) say that Nadal is an absolute joker starting from his clothes to his…er… erm…slightly - absurd - backside - involving – habit, down to his game.

Some, who say they are ‘real’ tennis fans, believe Nadal is only popular with the women because he is cute and hot. I for one don’t think he is astoundingly cute really and certainly not hot. I like him because of his drive to win. And he only is cute to the level that he says ‘no?” after almost any given sentence. He thinks “no” is a full stop…yes that is kind of cute.

But aside from all the supposed female fan following…he is popular because of tennis. No amount of fan following would bring some one to Number 1 ranking. I agree that he hovers mostly at 2 but still that is saying a lot. I also agree that Fed is better on most surfaces but lets face it…FedEx needed Soderling to do what he couldn’t. And Soderling did. So in my book…even Soderling is a better clay court player than RF. But I am mildly biased.

Anyway, Fed wins most events and the one or two that he doesn’t suddenly turn into a “Let’s mock the living daylights out of Rafael Nadal because we are angry that Federer lost”. I genuinely think that Fed fans need to give the lad some credit.

Fed lost to Soderling…so hate Soderling! But no…most facebook statuses changed to “Damn Nadal”. What? How does that happen? He was probably busy hunting for some tightish short to wear for his next game. Leave him be!

Besides, try as anyone might, the simply cannot deny that fact that he is four time champion on the clay court with a potential fifth title if he wins today (God if you are listening please let Rafa win today!) That has got to be good from any angle that it is looked at. Why Roger winning some few times at SW19 makes him the King of Grass…then why is Nadal not given the credit he is due on clay.

Bah…sore losers. Like Federer I suppose! :p

I came across this fabulous article in the NY Times about the game this evening…have a look. It’s a beautiful and unbiased analysis of the delightful players involved in the final and then some about Fed too. Nadal and Soderling, by the numbers.

Peace out and more importantly…VAMOS RAFA!


There was absolutely no doubt in my mind that is was to be my favourite song. I must emphasise that I have had several temporary favourite songs but this was is my ultimate favourite song.

30 days of music

Wow it really has been aeons since I came on here. I’ve been on and off writing stuff but seem to have neglected my own darling blog.

So here I am after a wonderful holiday (I’ll post stuff up about that too) to join in with the 30 days of music cult (ish).

My friend Karunya suggested this and I though…hey I love music and what better way to restart the blog than writing about something I am passionate about. So over the month I’ll do as she has done. (Her musical musings are at Little Green Mango)

The months look like this…

Day 01: my favourite song

Day 02: your least favourite song
Day 03: a song that makes you happy
Day 04: a song that makes you sad
Day 05: a song that reminds you of someone
Day 06: a song that reminds you of somewhere
Day 07: a song that reminds you of a certain event
Day 08: a song you know all the words to
Day 09: a song you can dance to
Day 10: a song that makes you fall asleep
Day 11: a song from your favourite band
Day 12: a song from a band you hate
Day 13: a song that is a guilty pleasure
Day 14: a song that no one would expect you to love
Day 15: a song that describes you
Day 18: a song that you used to love but now hate
Day 19: a song from your favourite album
Day 20: a song you listen to when you're angry
Day 21: a song you listen to when you're happy
Day 22: a song you listen to when you're sad
Day 23; a song that you want to play at your wedding
Day 24: a song you want played at your funeral
Day 25: a song that makes you laugh
Day 26: a song that you can play on an instrument
Day 27: a song that you wish you could play
Day 28; a song that makes you feel guilty
Day 29: a song from my childhood
Day 30: your favourite song this time last year

Peace out!