Saturday, October 30, 2010

MUSIC #66: DASTAK 1970 (HINDI EP OST)


Dastak (Knock - on the door by using the palm of one’s hand) is directed by Rajinder Singh Bedi and stars Sanjeev Kumar and Rehana Sultan. It is one of my favourite movies from the 1970’s but somehow I don’t think it’s everyone’s cup of tea. The movie focuses on the dark side of human relationships – that of society, man vs woman and husband vs wife....and on the world’s oldest on-going profession – prostitution. For a synopsis of the movie, check out Passion For Cinema HERE.

I am pretty sure that there was no LP produced for this movie (you of course can prove me wrong...and I have been, by my friend Babu..see comments plz). Madan Mohan composed the music and Majrooh Sultanpuri is credited for the lyrics. If you are expecting anything zippy or feel good, then this is not the album for you. But if you like melancholy classical Hindi tunes, Dastak is definitely a goer. Me? I love the album (and movie) and give it 5 stars!


Dastak 1970 – The Original Soundtrack

Side One

1. Baiyaan Na Bharo Balma – Lata Mangeshkar

2. Maai Re Main Kaise Kahoon – Lata Mangeshkar

Side Two

1. Tum Se Kahoon Ek Baat – Mohd Rafi

2. Hum Hain Mataa-A-Koocha-O-Bazar Ki Tarah – Lata Mangeshkar



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Thursday, October 28, 2010

MUSIC #65: MORE DIRTY DANCING 1988 (ENGLISH OST)


Following the success of the first Dirty Dancing soundtrack in 1987, RCA released a second music recording from the movie, simply titled “More Dirty Dancing” in 1988. The album went multi platinum as well. For a full review of the soundtrack, go to my Dirty Dancing post HERE.

My rating: 4 stars


More Dirty Dancing 1988 – The Original Soundtrack

Side One

1. (I've Had) The Time of My Life (Instrumental Version) 1 - The John Morris Orchestra

2. Big Girls Don't Cry - The Four Seasons

3. Merengue - Michael Lloyd & Le Disc

4. Some Kind of Wonderful - The Drifters

5. Johnny's Mambo - Michael Lloyd & Le Disc

6. Do You Love Me - The Contours

7. Love Man - Otis Redding

Side Two

1. Wipe Out - The Surfaris

2. These Arms of Mine - Otis Redding

3. De Todo Un Poco - Michael Lloyd & Le Disc

4. Cry to Me - Solomon Burke

5. Trot the Fox - Michael Lloyd & Le Disc

6. Will You Love Me Tomorrow - The Shirelles

7. Kellerman's Anthem - The Emile Bergsteign Chorale

8. (I've Had) The Time of My Life (Instrumental Version) 2 - The John Morris Orchestra



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MUTTERINGS #39: BABY'S FIRST DOCTOR VISIT

Sorry, I just could not resist adding another joke. I promise I’ll post DIRTY DANCING II tonight or tomorrow morning. Till then….
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Baby’s First Doctor Visit


A woman and a baby were in the doctor's examining room, waiting for the doctor to come in for the baby's first exam.

The doctor arrived and examined the baby, checked her weight, and being a little concerned, asked if the baby was breast-fed or bottle-fed.


"Breast-fed," she replied.

"Well, strip down to your waist," the doctor ordered.

She did. He pinched her nipples, pressed, kneaded, and rubbed both breasts for a while in a very professional and detailed examination.

Motioning to her to get dressed, the doctor said, "No wonder this baby is underweight. You don't have any milk."

I know," she said. "I'm his Grandma, but I'm glad I came."


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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

MUTTERINGS #38: TWO BEAUTIFUL POEMS


A WOMAN'S POEM:

Before I lay me down to sleep,

I pray for a man who's not a creep,

One who's handsome, smart and strong.

One who loves to listen long,

One who thinks before he speaks,

One who'll call, not wait for weeks.

I pray he's rich and self-employed,

And when I spend, won't be annoyed.

Pull out my chair and hold my hand.

Massage my feet and help me stand.

Oh send a king to make me queen.

A man who loves to cook and clean.

I pray this man will love no other.

And relish visits with my mother.

A MAN'S POEM:

I pray for a deaf-mute gymnast nymphomaniac;

With big tits who owns a bar on a golf course,

And loves to send me fishing and drinking.

This doesn't rhyme and I don't give a shit.

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PS: I know I am going to get crucified for this (LOL), but I have to agree with Henry Higgins (My Fair Lady) at times, "Why can't a woman be more like a man?" We are such complicated creatures!!! 



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Monday, October 25, 2010

MUSIC #64: NASHE KI MAZAA [VOLUME 2] 2010 (HINDI OST COMPILATION)


Wow, what great responses to my NASHE KI MAZAA (The Joy of Intoxication) compilation post (see HERE). Thank you to everyone who provided comments. The post generated some really healthy discussions, e-mails as well as suggestions for Nashe Ki Mazza Volume 2…. and 3 and 4! Therefore, if you see your suggestions are not captured here, rest assured it will be in Volume 3 or 4.

PS: Mr Naidu and Nasir Saab, your suggestions will be made available in the latter compilations…I have been too busy to rip my records but will be doing so within these couple of weeks.

I have to admit I have ‘cheated’ here a bit….there are some MP3s here as there were no records for some of the songs in this list. These would be the post 1991 songs in the compilation. The reason they made it are for their tunes and obscurity (e.g. songs 12 and 18). And I have also added two non-filmi songs, listed as bonus tracks at the end of the compilation. To break the monotony, I also included a couple of dialogues

Hope you enjoy Nashe Ki Mazaa Volume 2 and I promise (well I’ll try anyway) Nashe Ki Mazaa Volume 3 and 4 will be just as entertaining if not better. So watch this space.

Nashe Ki Mazaa [Volume 2] 2010 – A Compilation of Intoxicating Music

1. Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai (Kati Patang 1970) – Kishore Kumar

2. Too Pee Aur Jee (Des Pardes 1978) – Kishore Kumar

3. Apne Dil Men Jagah Dijije (Hawas 1974) – Asha Bhosle

4. Aao Huzoor Tumko (Kismat 1968) – Asha Bhosle

5. Baagh Men Phool (Night In London 1967)^ – Lata Mangeshkar and Mohd Rafi

6. Abhi Toh Haath Men Jaam Hai (Seeta Aur Geeta 1972)^ – Manna Dey

7. Dialogue Dharmendra Drunk (Seeta Aur Geeta 1972) – Dharmendra and Hema Malini

8. Na Jao Saiyan Chhod Ke Baiyan (Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam 1962)# – Geeta Dutt

9. Hoon Abhi Main Jawaan Aye Dil (Aar Paar1954)§ – Geeta Dutt

10. Yeh Jo Halka Halka (Souten Ki Beti 1989)* – Kishore Kumar and Anuradha Paudwal

11. Nadiya Se Dariya (Namaak Haraam 1973)+ – Kishore Kumar

12. Hum Ko Hone De Sharabi (Koi Kisise Kum Nahin 1997) – Kumar Sanu and Abhijeet Bhattacharya

13. Teri Meri Yaari Badi Puraani (Charitraheen 1974)§ – Asha Bhosle

14. My Name is Anthony Gonsalves (Amar Akbar Anthony 1977)Ω – Kishore Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan

15. Dialogue Drunk Amitabh Talks To Mirror (Amar Akbar Anthony 1977) – Amitabh Bachchan

16. Din Dhal Jaye Haye (Guide 1965)# – Mohd Rafi

17. Ai Mere Dil (Daag 1952) – Talat Mahmood

18. Do Ghoont Pila De Sakhiya (Kala Suraj 1985) – Narendra Chancal

19. Hum Bekhudi Mein Tumko (Kala Pani 1958)# – Mohd Rafi

20. Hai Duniya Usiki Zamana Usika (Kashmir Ki Kali 1964)# – Mohd Rafi

21. Bonus Track: Thodi Thodi Piya Karo (Pankaj Udhas Signature Collection 2009) – Pankaj Udhas

22. Bonus Track: Paani Sharaab Mein (Paani Sharaab Mein 2002) – Arvinder Singh

Legend:

* suggested by B Seshadri

# suggested by Dusted Off

^ suggested by Bollywood Deewana

§ suggested by Shalini

Ω suggested by Ava

+ suggested by Harry K


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Sunday, October 24, 2010

MUTTERINGS #37: FIRST DATE


Another thing I like about Sunday (apart from the obvious....NO WORK!) are the supplements that come with the weekend papers. This is where I get my dose of all the latest diet, style, travel, hot cars, celebrity goss, exercise, recipes, horoscope, yadda, yadda, yadda information (not that I pay any attention to it, usually!). One of supplements that I don’t miss is ‘The Sunday Telegraph’s BODY + SOUL’. And this week, Dr Gabrielle Morrissey (Pg 28, Sunday 24 October 2010) brings you “First Date Etiquette”.

After my last rant, it is clear that manners and etiquette is a dying art in this day and age (a fact established by all the negative comments I received on MUTTERINGS #36)....so I can understand why Dr M may be projecting on that subject. She focuses on three aspects of dating: appearances; talk the talk; and rapport.

She goes on to say that dressing well is a must and a no brainer. Ok, I agree, to an extent. Because dressing well can mean being clean i.e. no B.O.; Garments pressed (I have seen people coming to interviews with crumpled shirts etc) and dressing accordingly to the date venue, i.e. cocktail dress to a bowling alley (but who cares). But it seems appearances are everything according to Dr Morrissey. What a load of hogwash and how shallow that she thinks the human race is? But then maybe we are. I admit a nice looking guy will get my attention (I am not dead, yet!) but it is what he has to say and his values and the similarities to mine and his thoughts about ME that count the most. On the other hand, I idolize some celebrities because they are BEAUTIFUL people. But then I ask myself, “What about these days and the world of Internet dating and relationships?” Nine out of ten times, bloggers for instance, don’t post their pictures on their sites. It is the person’s values, blog matter, how and what they write about that attracts the cyber visitor, not the person’s looks.

Next on Dr M’s list is ‘talk the talk’. She says that one has to balance talking with listening. Agree. Totally. No matter how much I love my own voice (joke), I’d like a response and not be the one to do all the talking. Then she says stick to easy cultural topics such as music, books, food, hobbies and humour. So, no talking about the ex, the rash on your foot (what did you think I was going to say), what you thought about the crap labor government (oops, I just broke the rule here, didn’t I)....in other words lie??? So when do you tell the truth?

Finally one has to focus on building rapport. Somehow I think this is linked with “talk the talk” and me thinks Ms Morrissey has nothing else to say and therefore needed to come up with another point.... hence point three. “Be wary with giving away too much”, she says. Not sure what she means by this. Wouldn’t work with me, I am a blabber mouth.

After all that...I have to let you on a secret....it’s been 20 years since I have dated.....and here I am, arguing with the expert!!! So on that premise, I’d like to know what you think is essential on your first date? What emphasis do you put? What maketh the second date and the third....etc, etc? What's the clincher for you? Do tell.


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Friday, October 22, 2010

MUSIC #63: DIRTY DANCING 1987 (ENGLISH OST)


Don’t know about you, but mention Dirty Dancing, and automatically that lean supple body of Patrick Swayze comes to mind (fan face) - and the famous quote - “No one puts Baby in a corner”!

I had just started my first uni degree when this movie came out and was the first movie I went to watch with my new found friends. Yes my parents were quite strict in this aspect and I was only allowed to go out or watch movies with the family, or at least chaperoned….yah, so archaic….And then suddenly, here I was, at uni, away from home and all this freedom…Scary yet exhilarating. Anyway this post is about the music, not my life story!

Dirty Dancing, the movie, was released in August 1987 and features Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Cynthia Rhodes, and Jerry Orbach. The story, set in 1963, is a coming of age drama about a teenage girl's rebellion against her father by starting a relationship with a dance instructor during a family summer vacation. Although a low-budget film by a new studio and with no major stars (except for Broadway legend Jerry Orbach in a supporting role), Dirty Dancing became a massive box office hit and it was the first film to sell more than a million copies on home video.

Dirty Dancing, the soundtrack, generated two multi-platinum albums and multiple singles, including "(I've Had) The Time of My Life", which won both the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Original Song, and a Grammy Award for best duet.

As the movie was set in the early 1960’s, the film's soundtrack started as an oldies music revival. But what no one expected was the demand for the album which caught RCA Records by surprise. Even before a single had been released, there were a million albums on back-order for the OST. The Dirty Dancing album spent 18 weeks at number one on the Billboard 200 album sales charts and went platinum eleven times, selling more than 42 million copies worldwide. It spawned a follow-up multi-platinum album in February 1988, entitled More Dirty Dancing, which I will be posting shortly.

Songs from the album which appeared on the charts included:

1. (I've Had) The Time of My Life – Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes: #1 on the pop charts.

2. She's Like the Wind – Patrick Swayze (yes, he sings too): #3 in 1988.

3. Hungry Eyes – Eric Carmen: #4 in 1988.

4. Yes – Merry Clayton: #45 in 1988.

My verdict: 4 stars


Dirty Dancing 1987 – The Original Soundtrack

Side One

1. (I've Had) The Time of My Life – Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes

2. Be My Baby – The Ronettes

3. She's Like the Wind – Patrick Swayze

4. Hungry Eyes – Eric Carmen

5. Stay – Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs

6. Yes – Merry Clayton

Side Two

1. You Don't Own Me – The Blow Monkeys

2. Hey! Baby – Bruce Channel

3. Overload ¬ Alfie Zappacosta

4. Love Is Strange - Mickey & Sylvia

5. Where Are You Tonight? – Tom Johnston

6. In the Still of the Night – The Five Satins


NOTE: On 15 October 2007, RCA Records re-released a 20th anniversary edition of the soundtrack. The release contained remastered versions of the original album's songs (in a different tracklisting) plus additional tracks, as well as a DVD featuring promotional video and photo material.



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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

MUSIC #62: PADOSAN 1968 (HINDI OST)


One of my favourite comedies from the 1960’s which stars the beautiful Saira Banu, Sunil Dutt, singer/actor Kishore Kumar and all time best Bollywood comedian Mehmood. Check out the movie review on my mate’s Bollywood Deewana aka BD’s post HERE. In the coming weeks, both BD and I will be simultaneously reviewing movies and soundtracks together. A two in one bonanza for all you Bollywood movie and music buffs!

The music of Padosan (Female Neighbour/The Girl Next Door...the beauty of the Hindi language is that it has a gender connotation with nearly every noun and adjectives...I believe it is similar with the French language) is by Rahul Dev Burman (RD) and Rajinder Krishnan. When buying records, my rule of thumb is, if it is by RD, I can expect some really good music. And this album is no exception.

 The signature song of this album is of course “Mere Samnewali Khirki Men” or “From My Front Window” which is the premise of the movie; it is where the hero see his beautiful female neighbour and starts to (lip, lip sync...you gotta watch the movie/video clip to know what I am talking about) sing to her. It has a really catchy tune and was a big hit when the music was released and it is still widely remembered, a song used by young men trying to woo girls. I must say it is my favourite from the movie, along with “Main Chali Main Chali” and “Bhai Batur”.

 Another highlight of the album is Ek Chatur Naam” or “A Clever Woman” which parodies Hindi and Carnatic styles of singing. I read somewhere that rumour has it, the song was improvised during recording by Kishore Kumar and a real ‘duelling banjo’ actually happened between him and Manna Dey, who took offence of being ‘showed up’ by a non-classical trained singer (Kishore Kumar) (though only on screen). Hence the reason Mehmod had to lend his voice for some of the verses in the actual song. True or not, I really don’t know.

 PS: Nasir Saab/Mr Naidu, do you know anything about this?

 My verdict: 4.5 stars



 Side One
  1. Mere Samnewali Khirki Men (Happy) – Kishore Kumar
  2. Main Chali Main Chali – Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle and Chorus
  3. Aao Aao Sanwariya – Manna Dey
  4. Sharam Aati Hai – Lata Mangeshkar
Side Two

  1.  Bhai Battoor – Lata Mangeshkar
  2. Kehna Hai Kehna Hai – Kishore Kumar
  3. Ek Chatur Naam – Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey and Mehmood
  4. Mere Samnewali Khirki Men (Sad) – Kishore Kumar

 

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Monday, October 18, 2010

MUTTERINGS #36: WHY DO I BOTHER?

I am feeling a bit thin skinned today and not accepting rejection too well. Before I go on any further, in my opinion, I think I am friendly, polite, accommodating, usually have something good or witty to say…but obviously, not everyone share my views (Did I mention I am big headed too and full of BS? LOL).

And before you go jumping to conclusions, I am talking about posting comments on blogs and not getting a response back from the owner or having your comments deleted altogether. Not sure about you, but I was brought up or under the impression (or delusion) that it was rude not to acknowledge correspondence. I always respond to letters and any cards that I receive and I take it to apply to e-mails and comments on blogs too, seeing that the art of letter writing and postcard sending is a dying form of correspondence (BTW, thank you again HK for the postcard from Turkey). Maybe I read too many Enid Blyton books in my childhood and did not watch enough violent movies (do High Chaparral and Bonanza fall under this category? I thought not!) and live in a cocoon that the world actually is a lovely, lovely place.....

I find this ‘rudeness’ does not only apply in the social arena, it is also prevalent in the business world. I would send e-mails to peers in other areas, asking them for information or input into a joint government response, and I get no response that they have received the e-mail or will be providing me with the info etc etc. How rude. Some of you may say that it is a “given” that a response will be provided; or being busy; that a reply is a waste of time; or that it clogs up the e-mail folder….I say BS and it is just a “bahana”…excuse for being inapt and lacking of social etiquette.

Ok, maybe I am being a bit harsh in the context of business e-mails, or non solicited e-mails. I can understand that with work pressures, an e-mail or two may slip. But what about those sent and received in the blog sphere? I am talking about legit comments or e-mails here, not nasty or inappropriate messages, or spam mails. The last time I looked, the definition of a blog or web log is “a place to read, write, edit, share, reflect and /or discuss opinions or matters of interest”. If one did not want others to join or share these discussions, why then have a public blog? Get a diary instead, I say, keep it under lock and key or make your web log private. If someone took the effort to post a comment on your blog or took the effort to write to you, don’t you think they deserve a response, at least? What do you think? I would be happy to receive your comments. Or am I being totally thin skinned here, as I said I was? Either way, your comments are appreciated.


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MUTTERINGS #35: THE DO-GOODER

Source: CV Library
A newly arrived immigrant walks into Woolies (Woolworths Supermarket). He finds cat food at special prices. He picks a dozen cans of cat food and goes to the check out.

Source: Virgin Media
 The Manager gets suspicious.

Source: Dangerous Intersection
He thinks that this guy might not have a cat and will probably eat the cat food himself. He shows the man cans of proper tuna, but the immigrant insists that the cat food would suffice. Still thinking that the man was going to eat the cat food, the Manager then asks the man to show him his cat before he could let him have cat food. The man goes home, returns with a cat and the manager allows him to buy the cat food.

Source: Love To Know
The next week, the immigrant sees in the junk mail, dog food at special prices. He goes back to Woolies, picks a dozen cans of dog food and goes to the check out. The Manager sees him and again gets suspicious. He thinks that this guy may have a cat but he could not possibly have a dog too and thinks that he will probably eat the dog food. Again, the do-gooder manager shows the immigrant cans of beef stew and fresh mince but the immigrant insists that the cans of dog food would suffice. The Manager once again asks the man to show him the dog before he can let him have dog food. The man goes home and returns with a dog. He gets to buy the dog food.

The following week the man comes to Woolworth's with a bag. He asks the manager to put his hand in the bag. The Manager puts his hand in the bag, feels something slimy and immediately pulls it out. He shouts at the man, "What the hell! This is shit, you Idiot!

Source: The Expired Meter

The man calmly replies, "Yes, now may I please buy some toilet paper?"

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Moral of the story: There's help and then there's HELP. Don't stereotype people!



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Sunday, October 17, 2010

MUSIC #61: DJ DAVE – INGIN BERSUA 2010 (MALAY COMPILATION)


It is said that “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” and that Bollywood music directors have been notorious for plagiarising western music and making it their own....all in the name of appreciation and tribute to their western idols.

But what is lesser known is the imitation of Bollywood music by other musicians (apart from maybe the Black Eyed Peas) and singer-song writers....however one such artist was DJ Dave, a Malaysian Punjabi singer that made famous many Hindi songs of the 1960’s and 1970’s that he converted using Malay lyrics. Check out the compilation of his hits that I have compiled here and see if you can recognise the original Hindi songs.


A little about DJ Dave – born Sukhdev Singh, he took on the initials of his parents, Dhammi and Jagjit, and abbreviated his name to Dave, and viola, the birth of DJ Dave.

He started off as a mail sorter with Malaysian Post, with ambitions of becoming a Post Master but it all changed when one day, after singing a Hindi song at a children function. Already known as a great singer within social functions, he was asked by a young child why he wasn’t singing those beautiful Hindi songs in Malay. The very next day, he went to a recording studio for an audition and after being told he had to brush up on his Malay, he returned to studio six months later, his Malay polished and a contract! And the rest is history. Today, Dave has 35 hit music albums to his name, in five languages - English, Hindi, Malay, Cantonese and Punjabi.

The result of his success? The manager at Life, the recording company that signed him up, lost his job! Because he had overlooked tying Dave up in a long term agreement. EMI had moved in and signed Dave up for 3 years. And from then, for the next 20 years Dave stayed with EMI.


In the process, Dave revolutionized music in Malaysia by giving the local Indian and Malay people a huge inventory of great songs from Hindi movies sung in Malay. And in 1992, he started his own label Dave’s. D J Dave also goes by the name of Irwan Shah Abdullah, the name he took on when he converted to Muslim when he married his Malay wife. He received the Malaysian equivalent of a knighthood in 2005 which bestows him the title of “Datuk”.

His last album was, Mar Gaye Oye! in 2005, a collection of Punjabi songs, consisting of 8 tracks, of which three feature the famous Indian singer, Kavita Krishnamurthy.

Source: India Glitz

DJ Dave – Ingin Bersua: A compilation of DJ Dave’s songs

1. Ingin Bersua (I’d Like To Meet)

2. Sendiri Lagi (Alone Again)

3. Mana Janji Mana Cinta (Where’re the Promises, Where’s the Love)

4. Air Mata Kasih (Tears of Love)

5. Sungguh Kau Istimewa (You Are So Special)

6. Pesan Untuk Teman (A Message For A Friend)

7. Pengantin Tiba (The Bride Has Arrived)

8. Masa Yang Lepas (Time Forgone)

9. Ku Cium Pipi Mu (I Kiss Your Cheeks)

10. Seruling Kasih (Flute of Love)

11. Kanda Dan Dinda (My Husband and My Wife)

12. Ku Tak Ingin Menangis Lagi (I Don’t Want To Cry Anymore)

13. Tuah Badan (Luck Of The Draw)

14. Maafkanlah (Forgive Me)





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Friday, October 15, 2010

MUSIC #60: LAKHON ME EK 1971 (HINDI OST)


Lakhon Me Ek (literally translated = “one in a hundred thousand” but actually means “One In A Million”) the album is just as it name suggests….a rare gem that has gotten lost in music obsecurity, in my opinion, only because the film did not boast the superstars of the era. It did however star the Bollywood comic of all time, Mehmood. I know I saw this movie as a kid but I have to admit I can’t remember much, if any actually, about it. Another DVD to add to my want list, that’s for sure.

The album is by Rahul Dev Burman and lyrics are by Anand Bakshi. The most famous and popular song from this album is “Chanda O Chanda” and one of my favourites. Check out the youtube clip included in this post. Next on my list would be “Main Tera Naam”, a very ‘cabaret’ sounding tune but unfortunately, I could not find any clippings for it. Would have really loved to see the dance scene….so if anyone out that has a clipping, please do share! And then there’s “Jogi O Jogi”, a real hoppity tune that had me imagining Jeetendra and Leena Chandravakar, doing their crazy dance scenes in beat with this tune. And if you like parody tunes, “Mere Samne Wale” will surely get you going! So sit back and enjoy this one in a million soundtrack.



My verdic: 4 stars


Lakhon Me Ek 1971 – Original Soundtrack

Side One

1. Chanda O Chanda – Lata Mangeshkar

2. Ye Duniya – Mohd Rafi and Asha Bhosle

3. Main Tera Naam – Asha Bhosle

Side Two

1. Jogi O Jogi – Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar

2. Chanda O Chanda – Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar

3. Mere Samne Wale – Manna Dey and Asha Bhosle

4. Title Music – Instrumental


PS: Thank you Mr Naidu for finding the song clip of "Main Tera Naam". Here tis'.



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Thursday, October 14, 2010

MUTTERINGS #34: SEVEN DEGREES OF BLONDE


FIRST DEGREE

A married couple were asleep when the phone rang at 2 in the morning.

The wife (undoubtedly blonde), picked up the phone, listened a moment and said, "How should I know, that's 200 miles from here!" and hung up.

The husband said, "Who was that?"

The wife said, "I don't know, some woman wanting to know if the coast is clear."

SECOND DEGREE

Two blondes are walking down the street.

One notices a compact on the sidewalk and leans down to pick it up.

She opens it, looks in the mirror and says, "Hmm, this person looks familiar."

The second blonde says, "Here, let me see!"

So the first blonde hands her the compact.

The second one looks in the mirror and says, "You dummy, it's me!"

THIRD DEGREE

A blonde suspects her boyfriend of cheating on her, so she goes out and buys a gun.

She goes to his apartment unexpectedly and when she opens the door she finds him in the arms of a redhead.

Well, the blonde is really angry.

She opens her purse to take out the gun, and as she does so, she is overcome with grief.

She takes the gun and puts it to her head.

The boyfriend yells, "No, honey, don't do it!!!"

The blonde replies, "Shut up, you're next!"

FOURTH DEGREE

A blonde was bragging about her knowledge of state capitals.

She proudly says, "Go ahead, ask me, I know all of them."

A friend says, "OK, what's the capital of Wisconsin ?"

The blonde replies, "Oh, that's easy: W."

FIFTH DEGREE

What did the blonde ask her doctor when he told her she was pregnant?

"Is it mine?"

SIXTH DEGREE

Bambi, a blonde in her fourth year as a UCLA freshman, sat in her US government class.

The professor asked Bambi if she knew what Roe vs. Wade was about.

Bambi pondered the question then finally said, "That was the decision George Washington had to make before he crossed the Delaware ."
SEVENTH DEGREE

Returning home from work, a blonde was shocked to find her house ransacked and burglarized.

She telephoned the police at once and reported the crime.

The police dispatcher broadcast the call on the radio, and a K-9 unit, patrolling nearby was the first to respond.

As the K-9 officer approached the house with his dog on a leash, the blonde ran out on the porch, shuddered at the sight of the cop and his dog, then sat down on the steps.

Putting her face in her hands, she moaned, "I come home to find all my possessions stolen.

I call the police for help, and what do they do?

They send me a BLIND policeman!!!

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Love is blind and what’s more it is colour blind!



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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

MUSIC #59: THE CITY SLICKERS – A GO! GO! 1960s (INSTRUMENTAL)


I tried and I tried, I looked everywhere….I could find no reference to this band….all I got from Google was City Slickers, the definition from Wikipedia and the Hollywood movie starring Billy Crystal. Then I found a reference to Spike Jones with his back up band, The City Slickers. Not sure if it’s the same, but check out this WIKIPEDIA link. So sorry folks, no-can-give-info; but most appreciate some, if you had. Ta.

Regardless, not one of the better instrumentals (reading the commentary on the back of the LP one would not have thought so) but there are some old time favourites here and also, the different genres of music. So basically, there is something here for everyone. If I had to describe this album, I’d call it elevator music. See if you agree. My rating: 2.5 to 3 stars.


The City Slickers: A Go Go (1960’s)

Side One

1. Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime (Foxtrot)

2. Born Free (Slow Rock)

3. My Love (Twist)

4. More (Cha Cha Rock)

5. Some Sunday Morning (Fox Trot)

6. Somewhere My Love (Waltz)

Side Two

1. Red Roses For A Blue Lady (Fox Ttrot)

2. Strangers In The Night (Slow)

3. Secondhand Rose (Fox Trot)

4. I Wish You Love (Cha Cha Rock)

5. Poison Ivy (Twist)

6. The Wedding (Slow Rock)



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