Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Tight new track from Aamir's Ghajini.

Deadly hook. In classic ARR style, the major verse transitioning to a minor chorus is phenomenal!

Rahman totally gets this s/t right.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Dallas for the day

Drove out to Dallas for the day. Had a few meetings, and some business to take care of.

Find it ominous that I'm in Dallas on Nov 22 - a day where 45 years ago, JFK was shot dead in this very city. Plan to drive by Dealy Plaza later, on my way back to H-town, and solemnly reminisce by mystic curiosity for one of the greatest so-called "conspiracies" of our time.

Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

Saturday, November 22, 2008

In Houston for the weekend

Had to get away from the east freeze. Here are the stats:

New York: 37 deg F

Houston 58 deg F

Works for me!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tell me your dreams..

You want soulful music that will hit you like a ton of bricks? Listen to Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan's solo album, Tabeer. Phenomenal stuff!


A musically and vocally superior album, Tabeer (An Interpretation of Dreams) nails in the fact that Shafqat was indeed the lifeblood of Fuzon. With Tabeer, he establishes himself as a legendary classical singer and musician. All the songs have a characteristic raw and elemental classical theme to them, interspersed with other musical genres. Almost like a response to Classically Mild, only not as mild, as the vocal and atmosphere is more intense.

Here's Rohi as a good example:

Sunday, November 16, 2008

India celebrates planting its flag on moon - Yahoo! News

WTG, ISRO! :-)

India celebrates planting its flag on moon - Yahoo! News

Awaaz di hai

Came across this gem, the other day. A serious blast from the past, from the limited collection of Bappi Lahiri's golden years (Yes, all the gold which he turned into kilos of bling neckwear, for his non-golden years to follow). From the film, Aitbaar (1985) - which was Mukul Anand's answer to Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder.

Awaaz di hai aaj ik nazar ne
Yaa hai yeh dil ko gumaan
dohraa rahee hain, jaise fizaayen
bhuli hui daastaan

Awaaz Di Hai .mp3 - Bhupinder, Asha Bhosle (Music: Bappi Da)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Wish it were fiction...

Can never forget the chills I felt, as the climax of Airframe revealed itself, and the intense build-up that led to it. The unputdownable thriller - just one of this man's immense repertoire - combined his mesmerizing abilities of story-weaving and telling, with an intense amount of research and comprehensive perception of the premise's framework . Not since Arthur Hailey, has a writer managed to portray a believable in-depth understanding of subjective premises, and been capable of portraying it effectively, without being obfuscatory to the unknowing reader.

He revolutionized science fiction with the concept of recreating dinosaurs from DNA extracted from fossilized mosquitoes. He inspired a new genre of edge-of-the-end-of-the-world disaster, with The Andromeda Strain. He spun an epic legend of time travel in Timeline. His array of creativity knows no parallel. Unfortunately, his life was cut jagged short.

Last week, the world lost one of the most gifted writers of our generation.

Michael Crichton (1942 - 2008).


Aside from the closet innuendo and Priyanka's blazen-ness, Dostana has a compelling soundtrack. Highlight being, this gem - Khabar Nahin - which has Vishal Dadlani crooning the tune, rather well.

Groovy beat programming - very reminiscent of "Must be the Money" - accented brilliantly by the earnest "Maula mere Maula" chorus by Amanat Ali. Nice to see the Sa Re Ga Ma contestant make a neat Bollywood debut, and lets hope he's here to stay.

Check out my detailed review of Dostana here.

Currently Sampling: The rest of Dostana, Yuvvraaj and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.

Nuff said, 'merica


Totally badass!

Monday, November 03, 2008

Bury the hatchet

Alright. Fine. Just heard it end to end, and gotta admit it. Evolver is an ILL album!  At least Legend's putting the name to premium-shelf use. Hehe. Great digs.

And remember - Buy, don't bootleg.

No Other Love (Feat. Estelle) - John Legend

Don't feel that bad, anymore

Saturday, November 01, 2008

E-volver, c'est moi!

I have a bone to pick with you, Mr. Stephens. Even without the "hyphen", your new album title, EVOLVER, is a blatant rip off off my blog's ideology - my blogeology, if you will. Haven't you heard of Creative Commons?

From its modest beginnings in October 2005, The E-volver has contributed to the blogosphere, nearly 1000 random thoughts/opinions on everything that matters - music, movies and melancholic morphing mice. What have you got on that? 3 albums in 4 years. 11 Grammies and an AMA. Pathetic!

Hmph. I'll let it slide, Legend. Just cause I'm cool like that. Next time, find someone elses blog title to "Get Lifted".

Currently hooked onto: Estelle's American Boy (feat. Kanye West). The black and white video's pretty cool, except for this Estelle person ... serious tranny alert. Did I stay that out loud?