Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Suraj (Sun, Sunshine) is a 1966 movie directed by T Prakash Rao and stars Rajendra Kumar, Vyjanthimala, Mumtaz and Ajit.

The movie boasts outstanding music by Shanker-Jaikishen (who won their 5th Filmfare award for best music director) and lyricists Hasrat Jaipuri and Shailendra. Singer Mohammad Rafi won his 4th Filmfare best male playback singer for “Baharon Phool Barsao”, which in my opinion is one of Rafi’s best songs ever. My favourite in this OST is “Itna Hai Tumse Pyar” and of course, “Baharon Phool Barsao”. I give this album 5 stars.

PS: For excellent reviews of the movie, please visit Memsaab Story and Bollywood Deewana.

Suraj 1966: The Original Soundtrack

Side One

1. Chehre Pe Girin Zulfen – Mohd Rafi
(Hasrat Jaipuri)

2. Baharo Phool Barsao – Mohd Rafi
(Hasrat Jaipuri)

3. Ek Baar Aata Hai – Mohd Rafi and Asha Bhosle
(Hasrat Jaipuri)

4. Itna Hai Tumse Pyar – Mohd Rafi and Suman Kalyanpur
(Hasrat Jaipuri)

Side Two

1. Title Music

2. Kaise Samjhaoon - Mohd Rafi and Asha Bhosle
(Hasrat Jaipuri)

3. Dekho Mera Dil Machal Gaya - Sharada

4. Titli Udi – Sharada
(Hasrat Jaipuri)


Sunday, December 26, 2010


One of the momentous rock groups of the 1960’s, Jeffreson Airplane was formed in San Francisco California in 1965 and a pioneer of psychedelic rock movement. The band performed at all three of the most famous American rock festivals of the 1960s—Monterey (1967), Woodstock (1969) and Altamont (1969). The group's debut LP Jefferson Airplane Takes Off was released in September 1966. I give this album 4 stars with my favourite being “It's No Secret”.

Jefferson Airplane: Jefferson Airplane Takes Off 1966

Side One

1. Blues from an Airplane

2. Let Me In

3. Bringing Me Down

4. It's No Secret

5. Tobacco Road

Side Two

1. Come Up the Years

2. Run Around

3. Let's Get Together

4. Don't Slip Away

5. Chauffeur Blues

6. And I Like It



1. The later you are, the more excited your dogs are to see you.

2. Dogs don't notice if you call them by another dog's name.

3. Dogs like it if you leave a lot of things on the floor.

4. A dog's parents never visit.

5. Dogs agree that you have to raise your voice to get your point across.

6. You never have to wait for a dog; they're ready to go 24 hours a day.

7. Dogs find you amusing when you're drunk.

8. Dogs like to go hunting and fishing.

9. A dog will not wake you up in the middle of the night to ask, "If I died, would you get another dog?"

10. If a dog has babies, you can put an ad in the paper and give them away.

11. A dog will let you put a studded collar on it without calling you a pervert.

12. If a dog smells another dog on you, they don't get mad. They just think it's interesting.

13. Dogs like to ride in the back of a pickup truck.

And last, but not least:

14. If a dog leaves, it won't take half of your stuff.

To test this theory (at your own risk):

Lock your wife and your dog in the garage for an hour. Then open it and see who's happy to see you! That is if you are game enough to try it….


Saturday, December 25, 2010


To all friends and followers of

“My Music Movies and Mutterings”

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas!


Friday, December 17, 2010


In case you are wondering (well even if you are not, smile), I haven't jumped ship or anything like that...I have been on holidays since last week in not so sunny Queensland on the Gold Coast and will return to the blog sphere after Christmas.

I am still contactable via emails, so any questions etc etc, bring them on. If I don't do an update before Christmas, I would like to wish all my fellow blog visitors and peers a very Happy Christmas. Be safe on the roads and God bless.


Thursday, December 9, 2010


BTW, if you are feeling a sense of déjà vu with this posting....you are right. I stuffed up my numbering and short of redoing all the numbers in edit mode, I decided to re-post this album with the correct numbering. Yes the sequence is still in order; 'EVENS' for Hindi albums and 'ODDS' for everything else. So here is Pyar Mohabbat all over again....enjoy.

This OST has everything going for it – all the great singers of the 60’s – Rafi, Asha, Lata, Usha, Manna Dey and Sharda. It’s as if music directors Shankar-Jaikishan could not decide who to get so, they decided to get them all. I am surprised Kishore Kumar and Mukesh weren’t thrown in for good measure!!!

No wonder it’s one of my favourite albums of the decade, coupled with the fact that it is also a Dev Anand starrer, and not forgetting the very beautiful Saira Banu.

As mentioned, the music is by Shankar-Jaikishan and lyrics by Hasrat Jaipuri and Shailendra. If I have to chose my favorites from this album, they would have to be Pyar Mohabbat Ke Siva, Mil Gai Mil Gai, Aap Naraz Khuda Khair Kare, Tere Siva and of course Tujh Ko Dekh Ke. My verdict: Five stars, no less!!!

Pyar Mohabbat 1966: The Original Soundtrack

 Side One
  1. Aaj Aaye Banke More Sainya
  2. Mil Gai Mil Gai Mil Gai Re
  3. Aap Naraz Khuda Khair Kare
  4. Dekho Dekho Madam
Side Two
  1. Pyar Mohabbat Ke Siva
  2. Tere Siva
  3. Hello Hello Sun Sun Sun
  4. Sabhi Kuch Hai Tujh Men
  5. Tujh Ko Dekh Ke


Wednesday, December 8, 2010


A fire-fighter was working on the engine outside the station, when he noticed a little girl nearby in a little red wagon with little ladders hung off the sides and a garden hose tightly coiled in the middle.

The girl was wearing a fire-fighter’s helmet.

The wagon was being pulled by her dog and her cat.

The fire-fighter walked over to take a closer look. 'That sure is a nice fire truck,' the fire-fighter said with admiration.

'Thanks,' the girl replied. The fire-fighter looked a little closer. The girl had tied the wagon to her dog's collar and to the cat's testicles.

'Little partner,' the fire-fighter said, 'I don't want to tell you how to run your rig, but if you were to tie that rope around the cat's collar, I think you could go faster. '

The little girl replied thoughtfully, 'You're probably right, but then I wouldn't have a siren, would I?'


Monday, December 6, 2010


Looking at the cover art, this album conjures imagines of scattily clad and tanned South American women and those muscles and glistening South American men....hubba hubba....dancing frantically to the beats of Samba and Bossa Nova music....well they are...just not frantically. Having said that, if you like your Samba and Bossa Nova subdued, you will find this album to your taste. Me? I like my Samba a tad more energetic....I give this album 3.5 stars.

Side One

1. A Gay Ranchero

2. El Rancho Grande

3. Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah

4. Sly Mongoose

5. Feels So Good

6. Siesta

7. Caminito

Side Two

1. Perhaps? Perhaps? Perhaps?

2. El Choclo

3. Avalon

4. La Sorella

5. Copacabana

6. Chilli Concarne


Sunday, December 5, 2010


By Veen
Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ11
Tis my faith that every flower....

Enjoys the air it breathes!

~ William Wordsworth, "Lines Written in Early Spring" 1798


Friday, December 3, 2010


Here’s a collection of 16 hot songs from the early to mid 1970’s compiled by Polydor Records. One thing I did notice about this compilation is that Kishore Kumar is the only male singer featured. I wonder why? Any ideas from you out there?

BTW, I love the picture of Shoma Anand (from the movie Barood) on the cover. This is also the picture featured on fellow blog mate’s site, Music From the Third Floor.

My verdict: 5 star compilation

16 Top Hits 1975: Original Soundtrack Compilation

Side One

1. Bhool Gaya Sub Kuchh (Julie) – Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar

2. Waada Karo (Aa Gale Lag Jaa) – Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar

3. I love You, You Love Me (Barood) – Asha Bhosle

4. Kahe Ko Kahe Ko (Chori Mera Kaam) – Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle

5. Kis Liye Maine Pyar Kiya (The Train) – Lata Mangeshkar

6. Hey Maine Kasam Li (Tere Maine Sapne) – Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle

7. Jane Jaan (Jawani Diwani) – Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle

8. Churi Nahin Ye Mera Dil (Gambler) – Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar

Side Two

1. Maine Tujhe Manga (Deewaar) – Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle

2. Maar Diya Jaye (Mere Gaon Mera Desh) – Lata Mangeshkar

3. Hum Tum Tum Hum (Tyaag) – Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar

4. Meri Pyari Baheniyan (Sachaa Jhutha) – Kishore Kumar

5. Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas (Blackmail) – Kishore Kumar

6. Reshma Mera Naam Hai (Toofan) – Asha Bhosle

7. Yeh Public Hai (Roti) – Kishore Kumar

8. Pal Bhar Ke Liye (Johny Mera Naam) – Kishore Kumar and Usha Khanna


Thursday, December 2, 2010


By Veen
Motorola Handphone

There is no spot of ground, however arid, bare or ugly,

that cannot be tamed into such a state as may give an

impression of beauty and delight.

- Gertrude Jekyll