Wednesday, October 30, 2013


If you like the music of Andre Previn and George Gershwin, here’s a rare treat. Two great maestros in one offering. Together with the London Symphony Orchestro and Previn conducting the music and on the piano, he brings George Gershwin’s wonderful music to life.

 My verdict: 4 stars


 A note on George Gershwin:

An American composer and pianist born on 26 September 1898 and died on 11 July 1937 aged only 38, from a barin tumour. He composed pop and classical music, usually with his brother Ira Gershwin, and is most famous for Rhapsody In Blue (1924), An American In Paris (1928) and Porgy and Bess (1935). For more information on Gershwin, click HERE.
A Note on Andre Previn:

Andre Previn is a German-American pianist, conductor and composer. He has won four Academy Awards for his film work and ten Grammy Awards for his recordings. Some of his well known works include Gigi, My Fair lady and Irma la Douce. Click HERE to learn more about Previn.

 Side A
  1. Rhapsody In Blue
  2. An American In Paris
Side B
  1. Allegro
  2. Adagio – Andante Con Moto
  3. Allegro Agitato


Tuesday, October 29, 2013



A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.

A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.

A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.

A successful woman is one who can find such a man...


A woman has the last word in any argument. 

Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument. 

Old aunts used to come up to me at weddings, poking me in the ribs and cackling, telling me, "You're next."
They stopped after I started doing the same thing to them at funerals.


Thursday, October 24, 2013

MUSIC #90: DHARKAN 1972 (Hindi EP OST)

Yes it’s been a long time.......but.......Don’t get too excited. I am not sure if I will be doing this routinely or if this is just one of my whims but I do know that I have to convert my vinyl music collection to mp3 only because I miss listening to my music when and where I want to. So let’s play it by ear, and I hope you enjoy my “comeback” selection.

Today’s offering is Dharkan (Heart Beat) from composer Ravi, who also wrote or co-wrote most of the lyrics, along with lyricist Prem Dhawan and Ali Jalili. I cannot tell you anything about the movie because I truly cannot remember watching this as a kid as I would have been only 4 at that time. Curious enough, the first Hindi movie I could remember watching is Kati Patang. Anyway, according to the divine Miss G of Memsaab Story (see review HERE), it is obviously no lost as the storyline is a shocker and the only saving grace are the songs. And I wholeheartedly concur. From the bop-py tune of Main to Chala, to the sultry and seductress voice of Asha Bhosle in Jab Tu Neh Kuchh Na Kiya, there is something here to suit everyone. Enjoy.
My verdict – 4 stars

Side A

1.       Main To Chala – Kishore Kumar

2.       Jab Tu Ne Kuchh Na Kiya – Asha Bhosle, Manna Dey and Chorus

Side B

1.       Mere Dost Tujhe – Mohd Rafi

2.       Soja Mere Lal – Lata Mangeshkar