Ain’t no flattery!

Hello my lovely readers been away for a while, had a few things to sort out. The inevitable change seems to be following me like a bee that is after nectar, seems like a good enough metaphor to sum it up. Nonetheless, on with the poetry bug…

 

Flattery in each endeavour.

When seeking favours.

But no sugar,  no lime.

When it is about friends.

Real words with all mind.

Truth down to every dime.

-Insach

Right? Now that is true form of a relationship because it is much deeper than just favours.

Along the same line here is a ShoutOut to a  really good cover of a millennial music piece. Ain’t no flattery when it comes to showcasing your friends’ talent. In all honesty, this piece was sung and recorded by my friends in their OWN recording STUDIO. Now that is called making it big. Do check it out guys!

Note: The use of certain words from the lyrics is not suitable for younger audience. It is only for entertainment purposes so have fun.

Also, if you are in the Delhi region and are looking for a fabulous studio quality recording you may want to get in touch by their websites:
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Singer:

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Which language?

This song has like three different languages and cultures represented in it. More than just a fusion. I can understand only 1/3rd of it, but I feel it completely.

The title is Zariya (Hindi) meaning Medium (English)

When music speaks language really does not matter. I, like many others, love music. I love listening to it and fortunately I got exposed to music in School itself so I know a bit about it. My mother and her mother are the best singers in our family. I find that many women are naturally gifted with sweet voices and also, I feel like everyone in this country can sing or at least tries to. It is just in the genes or may be because of our sing-song accents.

Another reason could be the School assemblies we have and the cultural shows held quite frequently. Each one of us through first grade to 12th grade has to attend the assembly and literally sing out loud, every morning. What are we singing? Prayers, anthems… I think in the western countries they have clubs for these kind of things, we do too, but here its like they lead and we follow. The choirs do not not put up a show during the assembly rather they sing and we sing along.

Honestly no ones is good or bad at that point and the ones who really like singing try to be a member of the choir and eventually a part of the music club, all at the discretion of the music guru (lit. translation teacher) . So as I mentioned earlier, many Schools here have compulsory music classes till tenth standard – guys and girls – every one singing while going through changes in their voices. Not to mention the exams were exactly what you think they would be… Singing!. Any song out of all the songs that we learnt over the semester.

As an introvert, I was scared at first but ended up enjoying those classes and in a way they did help me with my confidence. No doubt participating in group activities helps with building confidence. Many of my friends were already good singers. I on the other hand had to work on it. They also picked instruments while I stuck to singing only. And a friend of mine is pursuing singing to the extent that she uploads studio-version covers of songs on YouTube.

No, I won’t be uploading a video of me singing and thanks to those classes my appreciation for any singer comes from a place of basic know-how. And speaking of music breaking the barrier of language you guys may want to listen to this. Might sound strange at first but it is good. I was hooked on to Adele but this is my new favourite. It is different.

 

 

The meaning is deeper.

Always Something There to Remind Me: A song comes on the radio and instantly, you’re transported to a different time and place. Which song(s) bring back memories for you and why? Be sure to mention the song, and describe the memory it evokes.


Well, finally my laptop is repaired. And I recently started my first job ever, so it is taking some getting used to. Nevertheless, I am here now and here it goes…

DAILY PROMPT:

As a young adult, I do not have any classics to share, but there are like a ton lyrics… Ok, may be not a ton, but like a ten maybe, that would explain so many of my feelings. These feelings were in my teenage years meaning, any song about partying all night or being independent and a rebel had such an appeal that it seemed perfect – it would soon turn out to be the entire School’s jam.

Art in any form has its own effect for any individual and it has its own personal meaning as well for that individual (only). This makes a song one person’s favourite while it could be on the top of some one else’s hate list. Oh, music plays with moods and mood make us play a certain type of music as well – what a relationship!!

So, if I were to choose songs that would bring my memories back. I would say Linkin Park’s in the end would be one of the first songs that my whole class was hooked on to – It was a good song and it definitely taught us young teens that, in the end it doesn’t even matter. This song only brings back the fun times that I and my friends had. But as it turns out they were right, the song lyrics were correct... in the end nothing matters. Then again that is just one part of life.

There are a few things that do matter though, and those are the most important ones. Yeah, there was a deeper context to the song and we were lucky enough to understand it and not limit ourselves just to this one song, this one statement. For there was lot being offered by the innumerable musicians and so it happens… life too offers an array of emotions under two simple feelings – good or bad. Not so limited, is it?

My playlist.

Mix Tape: Put together a a musical playlist of songs that describe your life, including what you hope your future entails.


Music!! Ah, get me started on that. I can’t really sing, compose or anything, but I do love and admire the art and the artists. It is amazing – the vocal range, the instruments, the knowledge of voice and its use, quite technical that is. And we have so many languages and so many things in this world that differentiates us. But music can definitely cross all boundaries. I think it binds us all because, It talks of life in such exquisite way. Be it love or other struggles, lyrics in every language have the similar meaning, similar message etc. And it goes without saying that the the octave stays the octave which ever place on the face of the planet Earth you are. Yeah, I am obsessed.

Now, my playlist begins from my teenage years goes up till now. And I am happy to see the progress and development. The first song ever you hear as an Indian is the lovely Lata Mangeshkar’s prayer mostly sung at morning School assemblies – “Itni shakti hume dena data...” literal translation: “God give me enough strength…” and so it goes.

From then to being a teen, my first English song was Lily Allen’s smile. And it has stuck with me till now. Also, dream a little dream of me and feeling good – Nina Simone are my favorite classics. Then it was the various Jonas brothers’ songs. Can’t recall any song now. Although Nick Jonas is doing great, Chains is a good song. After that it was Rihanna and all of her songs were pretty good, Justin Timberlake and his tunes that you could shake a leg too. Then Hillray Duff, Miley cyrus, James Blunt, Katy Perry, Linkin Park, Taylor Swift happened – Like a phase.

Now, Bastille, Demi Lovato, Sam Smith and James Bay are my coolest choices these days. But the ones who made it this far and songs that match my current mood are:

Rev theory – Falling Down.

Evansessence – bring me back to life.

Sia – Titanium, Elalstic heart.

Adelle – Rolling in the deep.

Jessie J – Master piece.

Breaking Benjamin – I will not bow.

Skillet – one day too late.

Also, Celine Dion’s – Ave Maria. (I do not know its actual meaning, but it sounds like a good prayer).

And Swedish House mafia’s – Don’t you worry child (heaven’s got a plan for you).

Yup, my playlist shows I am in the making of my self – not bowing down, taking it slowly, and believing that I should not worry because heaven’s got a plan for me. Very much expected from any recent graduate. NO pressure, but yes… lots of pressure. Wish me luck for I want the phase 2 to begin lets get into some work.