Norah Jones coming to India – March 3!

February 19, 2013 § 2 Comments

Norah Jones is coming to India in march! Rather GOING to India… since I am not THERE! :(:(

But don’t worry Norah, I will see you live one day!

But I really really love the posters and the art these people made for the shows. Absolutely adore them! Definitely my wallpaper for the next six months. 🙂 Check them out.

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Nina – the Magnificent.

December 13, 2012 § Leave a comment

Indeed the High Priestess of Soul… I am a big fan of Nina Simone. Her captivating voice, amazing stage presence, her song writing… Her unpredictability during performances. My only regret in life would be not seeing her in concert.

Here is a part of a concert. She loved Switzerland like home.

Nina Simone: “Isn’t my necklace beautiful?, well it is isn’t it?”
“It is from Greece and Claude gave it to me and it is over its is antiques over 200years old and it is meant for a queen and I’m a queen.”

[Nina gracefully bows, crowd applauses, laughs]

[Nina laughs]

“I laugh because I know you are jolted because suddenly… it occurs to you that it might be true!”

NINA the magnificent! Watch it for a true artist and an enchanting personality…

 

A few years ago I watched Before Sunset and discovered Nina Simone… Just in Time is still my most favourite track and I can listen to it for hours together. Ethan Hawke flips in a Nina Simone cd and looks over at Julie Delpy for approval..(well..) and then Julie Delpy proceeds to recount her experience at a Nina concert… its one of the best scenes in a movie I’ve ever seen! (also, those two have an amazing chemistry)

sitar – old images ix

December 10, 2012 § Leave a comment

 

My mother’s sitar…

I often imagine her playing it when she was a younger woman… by the time I grew up she had given up playing. But I still imagine her    playing it and looking beautiful and serene. The most beautiful person I know in this world!img_0222

An amazing song from the past…!

December 4, 2012 § 2 Comments

Such a wonderful song. I didnt know it was by Seal nor did I realize it was a soundtrack from the old batman!

But do, do listen its a wonderful song! I remember listening to it on the radio. Such a blast from the past!

 

of little girls in pink frocks

September 26, 2012 § Leave a comment

Little girls make the world a better place. They have the innocence you wish never goes away… If you have a daughter, niece, little sister you would know…! I saw this sweet one near new york Reminded me of Norah Jones’ song Seven Years.

The song is called Seven Years and goes something like-

Spinning, laughing, dancing to

Her favorite song
A little girl with nothing wrong
Is all alone

Eyes wide open
Always hoping for the sun
And she’ll sing her song to anyone
That comes along

Fragile as a leaf in autumn
Just fallin’ to the ground
Without a sound

Crooked little smile on her face
Tells a tale of grace
That’s all her own

Spinning, laughing, dancing to her
Favorite song
A little girl with nothing wrong
And she’s all alone

Featuring Norah Jones

July 20, 2012 § Leave a comment

 

 

My favourite singer and one of her best tracks are on this record.

TRACK LISTING:
1. Love Me – The Little Willies
2. Virginia Moon – The Foo Fighters featuring Norah Jones
3. Turn Them – Sean Bones featuring Norah Jones
4. Baby It’s Cold Outside – Willie Nelson featuring Norah Jones
5. Bull Rider – Norah Jones and Sasha Dobson
6. Ruler Of My Heart – Dirty Dozen Brass Band featuring Norah Jones
7. The Best Part – El Madmo
8. Take Off Your Cool – OutKast featuring Norah Jones
9. Life Is Better – Q-Tip featuring Norah Jones
10. Soon The New Day – Talib Kweli featuring Norah Jones
11. Little Lou, Prophet Jack, Ugly John – Belle & Sebastian featuring Norah Jones
12. Here We Go Again – Ray Charles featuring Norah Jones
13. Loretta – Norah Jones featuring Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
14. Dear John – Ryan Adams featuring Norah Jones
15. Creepin’ In – Norah Jones featuring Dolly Parton
16. Court & Spark – Herbie Hancock featuring Norah Jones
17. More Than This – Charlie Hunter featuring Norah Jones
18. Blue Bayou – Norah Jones featuring M. Ward

Aaaah… I remember the time when I used to listen to her sitting at the top of my apartment building. High above everything else and the first evening star twinkling in the sky.

The beautiful Norah Jones with her beautiful voice…

 

..musik

February 9, 2010 § Leave a comment

On sunday me and bro went to get him a new guitar. His old one was well, old, and it sounded real weird sometimes, so he needed a new one. So off we went guitar searching. Of course we reached ABC farms. Coz the Furtado stores there. I ve never been to KP much. It’s closer to where I stay, still never go. Anyway, so we went zooming on my bike. Loads of those maroon coloured silly firangs on the road going all the Osho way. Heh.

  It’s in ABC farms.  I ve been there before… to get a keyboard. But it never fails to fascinate me. You enter ABC n then its all shady with the trees lining the little way. You turn left on the path leading to the store. Theres a club above it I think. So… you come to the place from the little path lined with trees and suddenly are hit with a yellow light. The store has a glass wall. Inside, they have wooden flooring, on which you can see pianos… black shiny huge pianos all looking exotic sitting in the light. It’s a very lovely sight. Still manages to take my breath away every single time. Makes me want to press my face to the glass and just look on. So there you go in…. we went to the guitar section. It’s all guitars wall to wall.  Electric, acoustic. All sorts. I even saw a ukulele… and then I saw it. IT. This IT- it was a blue acoustic. It was turquoise blue…. gawd how utterly charming it was. . I totally wanted the blue one. We asked the guy over there (who was… well. ahem. cool. and hot.) which ones better… n he said…  The blue ones a Granada so its good quality. Its sound is light n bright but after a while you ll know the sounds quality’s not that great. And then he gave us a Yamaha ka guitar. (I actually asked him if the  yamaha came in blue. And he smiled. A very telling smile- that said ‘u are so silly and stupid.. it’s a guitar. not a tshirt’.) Its sound is wonderful. It’s not delicate, but very soft and crisp. Feel like listening to it all day.

We were just about to leave when a young lady walked in. You know every time I go there I see very interesting people. She was around 28. Very petite. Fair with really short-cropped hair. Wore a white kurti and jeans. Very simple. But had such an air about her… peaceful and powerful at the same time. Looked so delicate and graceful but you knew by the look of her that she wouldn’t mind roughing it up. Yeah I know the word… she mesmerized me. Was hunting for a book of Beethoven. So was definitely a good piano player. A look at her fingers and you could tell… one of those beautiful people you see around.

Thus we took our new Yamaha guitar and came back home with dreamy thoughts in our respective heads. Bro of his new guitar, and me of all those pianos in the yellow light. Sigh. And the blue guitar!

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