Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Lost a fellow drummer

Today I received news about the loss of a fellow drummer. Moribu - as he was fondly known - lost his battle to a terminal illness. I have some fond memories of playing the djembe alongside him, learning from him and teaching him. I hadn't seen him in 3 years but the news today made me very sad because I will always remember him smiling and carrying his colourful drum around.

I pay my respects to Moribu.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!

I know this is an old song but it deserves a mention on this pad because I have been savouring the wonderful snippets of dialogue in between the lines. Almost easy to ignore if you fixate on the thumping chorus which is easiest to remember.

0:00 - O Welcome hai ji apna hi graage hai!

0:13 - Ohe! Oye truckaan waada geet hai jeee!

0:25 - Aa lo jee! Ho ja shuru

0:40 - Oye Kharcha control kar! Taxi vi lenna hai!

1:30 - Chetti Karr!

3:17 - Aaaaa Lucky Jeda hai apna ... munnda kenna da hai bai! single hai kee bachelor?

4:01 - Oh Le! Petrool te Pavaaya hi nai! Oye koi gall nahi... saaddi gaddi te goodwill naal challdi Hai!

The snippets add ovely flavours of a "thet" punjabi conversation outside a garage! Lends itself beautifully to the movie

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Not excited about U2's new album

Unusual for me, and with a heavy heart I have to say that I am totally not excited about U2's "No Line on the Horizon".

Their first single, "get on your boots", which I briefly heard on some streaming site and then more closely heard at the Brit 09 awards, doesn't come close to their previous headline singles (Vertigo,Beautiful Day...). The song does sound somewhat like a mashup of Vertigo's guitars and We didn't start the fire's (Billy Joel) lyrics. Not impressed so far.

I also hear that the alum was leaked on some Pirate file sharing site for a brief period and those with a keen web eye downloaded the tracks. People report that the album on the whole isn't that great.

I might still buy the album and go see them live because they are an awesome act on stage but this lack of entusiasm, rcessionary times and expensive tickets mean that It is going to be a tough call overall.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

I'm diggin Ges-E's Dil Se

Heard this track for the first time on Nerm's show on the BBC Asian Network as he counted down 2008's most important eastern drum and bass drops.

Ges E's Dil Se featuring Shandy came up and I am diggin this track right now on Ges-E's myspace page

It will be released on Nasha V3 in Feb 2009.

Can't wait for their next live outing