Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Same Parents - Seven Lives Many Faces

One of the best ever songs from Enigma. The song starts off with a young girl asking some questions to us…Who is willing to answer him? Who’s willing to explain the never-ending nonsense wars to this innocence?
We all had the same parents,
Many million years ago,
Why can’t we live in FREEDOM?
Without hunger with no war…

The adult male spoken voice in this song sounds like when you're half asleep and someone's talking to you, but you're not sure whether it's in your dream or someone is trying to wake you up. Great Composition Michael !!!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Taare Zameen Par....abhi Oscar par

Finally the film federation of India jury made the right choice by sending TZP as India's official entry to Oscars. I'm glad Chak De, even though was a good movie, wasn't selected as its a blatant rip off of A League of Their Own.

Congrats Aamir and Amole Gupte !!!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Super Mario Rescues the Princess !!!!

Remember the old SEGA games Mario and Luigi ???

Remember the last level where he has to go below the dungeon and rescue the princess ?

The game always used to end with Mario jumping over the dragon and meeting princess. I never thought what would happen after that, I mean like how would they go out of the dungeon or will they ever go out. I thought the princess might marry Mario.

Well good news is that the answer is finally here...check out the video to know what happens after Mario finishes all the levels and meets the Princess.


The mind behind this video, Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy and American Dad, is really really smart...although for me he's a notch below Southpark creators Matt and Trey.

These lines were really funny...I'm laughing whilst typing

Mario : Your the one who got captured by mushrooms
Princess : Ooooh, you leaped a bunch of mushrooms, I'm so impressed!!!
haha i love that
and then ....
Mario : You got kidnapped by something that goes on a salad!!
And yeah not to forget the awesome ending...hehehe...OK.. Dragon you can have her :):)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

'Oktapodi': Impressive CG French Student Film

Came across this very original,impressive, and funny short animation video which the students of Paris' Gobelins School of Image produced. Its about two lovelorn octopi torn apart, and the lengths they'll go to to be reunited. I love the way they capture the village and octopi jumping over swimming pools.

Pixar, are you watching ???? These students ought to be in your extremely talented team !!!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Enigma - Seven Lives Many Faces released !!!!!

Ok ....I'm back...finally after a long vacation...Obviously there aint gonna be any fireworks or media coverage...I'm not that special...yet! But it just feels good to be back on the blogosphere. I missed blogging...really.

Anyways 3 months seems short,but if I start counting what all passed by, its mindboggling. Our First anniversary, Parents visit, In laws visit, US tour, job hunt and then eventually change, apartment hunt and finally change, new car wreckage, Dark knight, Jaane tu ya jaane na, birthday, bomb blasts, Losing money on stocks. I've never been through such a time before and I wonder how me and my wife pulled it off.

Now I just wanna relax, settle down, take a nap in a private beach with less crowd, sippin on Corona w/lime. Ok what else am I missing.....MUSIC !!!!

And it happens at the right time. Michael Cretu presents us his seventh Enigma Project "Seven Lives Many Faces" today. I've already heard all the songs about hundred times when it got prescreening on myspace couple of days ago. Now I can't wait to grab the 2 Disc collection including the bonus tracks. Also today is the start of a new journey called EnigmaSpace.

You have to check out the site. Its fantastic! Never expected something as elaborate. I've been following enigma since 1995 and Michael never disappointed me. Infact he continues to surprise me more and more with his innovative style. Enigma 7 is an amazing album and its also touted to be the best of Enigma. I would however put it as one of the best, as my all time favorite is Cross of Changes. But we'll see. I havn't yet heard this one in the best of the best Bose Quality. So far I'm completely hooked on to "Same Parents", "Seven Lives", "La Puerta Del Cielo", "Je T'aime Till my dying day", and "Deja Vu". I'm sure in the next few days, the entire album will be playing in repeat mode. Also the artwork for this album is high quality, I guess their best Artwork till date.

As we all know, the best way to listen to Enigma is light some candles and find the trusty bass-boosting headphones for the "real" experience. Even if you're at work on my laptop, just close your eyes and pretend that you're not stuck in hell !! Thats the spirit of surrounding yourself with a enigmatic backdrop to hear the album.

So there you go...Now you can keep checking my blog every now and then to catch on some latest and interesting happenings ....Adios and happy listening