Thursday, June 25, 2009

Congrats Media, you've successfully killed Michael Jackson

His death has overshadowed even an ongoing war against a huge religious regime in Iran.

He's been in the middle of most horrible controversy surrounding children.
He's changed so much in terms of looks that every passing day he started looking different from the day before. In most ways worse and scary.

Love him or hate him, Michael Jackson is a one man army responsible for such a major part of American culture and music. I mean what genre can you not put his music in ?? Pop, hip-hop, rap, jazz, soft rock, rock, world music, his songs had every possible genre in it. I don't know any other artist who's got such a diverse talent. He wrote his songs, sang them, danced unlike any other, had style unlike any other. He was such an influential icon across every nook and corner of the world. And what did the media make of such a person ??

A JOKE !!!!!!

Last 18 yrs of his life were filled with nothing but news about his face, his inexplainable relationships with children, his face, lawsuits, and again his face....Shame on every media person.

I watched an interview on TV years ago where someone said that MJ was the first male soloist who was universally thought to be cool by every subgroup be it punks, rappers, stoners, teenyboppers, or rockers. I can't imagine today any male singer gaining that wide array of respect.

Who didn't try to copy or be inspired by his style ?? Usher, Justin Timberlake in the west, Prabhu Deva, Hrithik Roshan in India and god knows how many more celebrities across the world.

His songs, their lyrics spoke volumes about his personality and yet the media seemed to have not given much thought into those as that wasn't spicy enough news for them. Its just too sad for me as I grew up listening to his songs, watching my brother dancing to his songs in typical MJ fashion. I still can't believe he's no more, he should have done his final tour. It would have been complete. But as always, God has a plan for everyone. hmmm...from when did I start believing in these things. Oh thats right it was always in my mind..never dared to accept it. whatever !!

His death makes the end of this recent article even more sadder:

"I don't know what I was thinking back then, " he recently said. "Everyone makes mistakes when they're young, I guess. But I still look OK, don't I ? I mean, for 40?"

When reminded that, in fact, he was about to turn 50, Jackson gave a sad, half smile.
"It all went by so fast, didn't it? I wish I could do it all over again, I really do."

But for Michael Jackson, it seems, the time for a comeback has passed. "I'm tired," he said last week. "I've got nothing left to give. I just want to be left alone. Is that so bad ?"

SAD !!!! Thanks Media for doing this to a legendary pop icon. You've successfully destroyed the King of Pop. And all of a sudden now you are broadcasting him all over the channels. Feeling terrible. Why ??? Oh yeah thats this is a spicy news aint it ?

RIP MJ, you're gone, but your music will always remain in everyone's heart..forever..

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Nayab copies AR Rahman's song for Dekh Bhai Dekh

There’s been a dearth of good hindi / tamil / telugu music lately. I like one telugu song from Current, the neat melody Atu Nuvve. And that’s about it. I mean there might be many songs people are crooning to, but c’mon after spellbinding Dev D, the effervescent and diverse soundtrack Delhi 6, and joyous to a bit Chandni Chowk 2 China, I havn’t heard any good albums. So I gave myself a chance and went ahead to listen to all possible crap out there and hola ..look what I stumbled upon. A song Bhavre hoon mein from Dekh Bhai Dekh movie, which probably I’ll never see in my life. It doesn’t take a genius to realize that this song is a direct lift from AR Rahman’s popular tamil number, the Tajmahal title song from the movie Dodgemagal ( actually Tajmahal, but that’s how Bharathiraja pronounces it in the cd ). For people unfamiliar with the tamil original version here’s a comparison of both videos.

Tajmahal song from the movie Tajmahal -

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Interesting observation in Lakshya movie's BGM

Pardon me if i'm late to realize this, but I just watched the movie few minutes ago for the first time. Needless to say this is by far the best Indian movie made on Kargil war or in general Indian Army. Now lets leave it right there instead of going ahead and comparing with the surprise hit Border or the multiple love stories never ending saga LOC Kargil by JP Dutta. This movie had music by Shankar Ehsaan Loy, pretty good music for a war movie. More realistic and less melodramatic. Very situational too. However there was something familiar about the background music. Something I felt like heard before. And when it came the second time in a much spread out sequence it became very clear that this BGM was the inspiration or the cue for one of their later songs in a superhit album.

Watch the video to judge for yourself, and if you couldn't get it the answer is below the video. You can view it by highlighting it.

Rock On !! from their album Rock On !!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Microsoft Natal - The potential Wii Killer

Now thats what I call a Wii Killer and may b everyone's gonna call the same. Microsoft "Natal" as they'd like to call it, is gonna b the future of Xbox's interactivity. There's gonna be a camera/sensor arrangement kinda like the Wii sensor however with a supercool advantage over it....u dun need to have any controllers !!!! YOU ARE THE CONTROLLER !!!

One of those cool inventions which makes me wonder yet again..why didn't I ever think of it b4. may b thats what distinguishes me from them.

Check the link for more information - Microsoft Natal