September 23rd, 2015

Me

Magic In Tunes: 09/16/2015 - New York, New York, New York

I have heard many songs on New York and about New York. Some I like, some I don’t. My all-time favorite is still the song from the 1944 American musical hit film On The Town Sung by Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly and Jules Munshin which is all about fun and frolic around the town. However, this particular version by Alicia Keys is much more jazzy kind with a wave that moves thru your heart, twisting in all around wanting you to experience life in New York. That was the chord that struck in me. And I know a very good friend who loves this town so very much. This is for her. Enjoy, my dear!!



Lyrics in English:

Ooh....... New York X2

Grew Up In A Town That Is Famous As A Place Of Movie Scenes
Noise Is Always Loud, There Are Sirens All Around And The Streets Are Mean
If I Can Make It Here, I Can Make It Anywhere, That's What They Say
Seeing My Face In Lights Or My Name On Marquees Found Down On Broadway

Even If It Ain't All It Seems, I Got A Pocket Full Of Dreams
Baby, I'm From New York
Concrete Jungle Where Dreams Are Made Of
There's Nothing You Can't Do
Now You're In New York
These Streets Will Make You Feel Brand New
Big Lights Will Inspire You
Hear It From New York, New York, New York!

On The Avenue, There Ain't Never A Curfew, Ladies Work So Hard
Such A Melting Pot, On The Corner Selling Rock, Preachers Pray To God
Hail A Gypsy-Cab, Takes Me Down From Harlem To The Brooklyn Bridge
Some Will Sleep Tonight With A Hunger Far More Than An Empty Fridge

I'm Gonna Make It By Any Means, I Got A Pocket Full Of Dreams
Baby, I'm From New York
Concrete Jungle Where Dreams Are Made Of
There's Nothing You Can't Do
Now You're In New York
These Streets Will Make You Feel Brand New
Big Lights Will Inspire You
Hear It From New York, New York, New York!

One Hand In The Air For The Big City,
Street Lights, Big Dreams All Looking Pretty
No Place In The World That Can Compare
Put Your Lighters In The Air, Everybody Say Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

In New York
Concrete Jungle Where Dreams Are Made Of
There's Nothing You Can't Do
Now You're In New York
These Streets Will Make You Feel Brand New
Big Lights Will Inspire You
Hear It From New York!
Me

Magic In Tunes: 09/17/2015 - Happy Ganesh Chathurthi

Ganesh Chathurthi was celebrated on 17th of September this year. It is the festival celebrated in honor of Lord Ganesha by Hindus all over the world. Its celebrated very extravagantly and with lots of pomp and show. (More on the festival here). Yes, it adds to the environment with all the dipping of the different ganeshas in the water. Yet, one of the biggest festivals that is celebrated for 10 days with glory.

In honor of Sri Ganesh here is a lovely melody from the 1981 Hindi film Hum Se Badhkar Kaun ( = Who Is Superior To Us). Very aptly penned by Ravinder Rawal that there is no God superior to Lord Ganesha. It is true that Hindus strongly believe that he is the stopper of all hurdles and if worshipped regularly helps our paths move smoother. :) Sung by a myriad of singers namely Mohd. Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Bhupinder Singh, Shailendra Singh and Sapan Chakravarti it hail the God even though the plot moves along the different actors. Music composed by Ram Laxman. Such a lovely melody with so much in-depth meaning. I wish the video and audio was much clearer.



Lyrics in Romanized Hindi:

Vakra-Tunndda Maha-Kaaya Suurya-Kotti Samaprabha
Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarva-Kaaryessu Sarvadaa

Ganapati Bappa Morya, Mangal Moorti Morya
Ganapati Bappa Morya, Mangal Moorti Morya
Morya Re Bappa Morya Re, Morya Re Bappa Morya Re

Deva Ho Deva Ganapati Deva Tumse Badhkar Kaun, Swaami Tumse Badhkar Kaun
Deva Ho Deva Ganapati Deva Tumse Badhkar Kaun, Swaami Tumse Badhkar Kaun
Aur Tumhare Bhaktajanon Mein Humse Badhkar Kaun, Humse Badhkar Kaun
Deva Ho Deva Ganapati Deva Tumse Badhkar Kaun, Swaami Tumse Badhkar Kaun

Adbhut Roop Yeh Kaaya Bhaari Mahima Badi Hai Darshan Ki
Prabhu Mahima Badi Hai Darshan Ki
Bin Maange Poori Ho Jaaye Jo Bhi Ichchha Ho Mann Ki
Prabhu Jo Bhi Ichchha Ho Mann Ki, Prabhu Jo Bhi Ichchha Ho Mann Ki

Ganapati Bappa Morya, Mangal Moorti Morya
Deva Ho Deva Ganapati Deva Tumse Badhkar Kaun, Swaami Tumse Badhkar Kaun
Aur Tumhare Bhaktajanon Mein Humse Badhkar Kaun, Humse Badhkar Kaun
Deva Ho Deva Ganapati Deva Tumse Badhkar Kaun, Swaami Tumse Badhkar Kaun

Chhoti Si Aasha Laaya Hoon Chhote Se Mann Mein Daata
Is Chhote Se Mann Mein Daata
Maangne Sab Aate Hain Pehle Sachcha Bhakt Hi Hai Paata
Sachcha Bhakt Hi Hai Paata, Sachcha Bhakt Hi Hai Paata

Ganapati Bappa Morya, Mangal Moorti Morya
Deva Ho Deva Ganapati Deva Tumse Badhkar Kaun, Swaami Tumse Badhkar Kaun
Aur Tumhare Bhaktajanon Mein Humse Badhkar Kaun, Humse Badhkar Kaun
Deva Ho Deva Ganapati Deva Tumse Badhkar Kaun, Swaami Tumse Badhkar Kaun

Bhakton Ki Is Bheed Mein Aise Bagula Bhagat Bhi Milte Hain
Haan Bagula Bhagat Bhi Milte Hain
Bhes Badal Kar Ke Bhakton Ka Jo Bhagawaan Ko Chhalte Hain
Are Jo Bhagawaan Ko Chhalte Hain, Are Jo Bhagawaan Ko Chhalte Hain

Ganapati Bappa Morya, Mangal Moorti Morya
Deva Ho Deva Ganapati Deva Tumse Badhkar Kaun, Swaami Tumse Badhkar Kaun
Aur Tumhare Bhaktajanon Mein Humse Badhkar Kaun, Humse Badhkar Kaun
Deva Ho Deva Ganapati Deva Tumse Badhkar Kaun, Swaami Tumse Badhkar Kaun

Ek Daal Ke Phoolon Ka Bhi Alag Alag Hai Bhaagy Raha
Prabhu Alag Alag Hai Bhaagy Raha
Dil Mein Rakhna Dar Usaka Mat Bhool Vidhaata Jaag Raha
Mat Bhool Vidhaata Jaag Raha, Mat Bhool Vidhaata Jaag Raha

Ganapati Bappa Morya, Mangal Moorti Morya
Deva Ho Deva Ganapati Deva Tumse Badhkar Kaun, Swaami Tumse Badhkar Kaun
Aur Tumhare Bhaktajanon Mein Humse Badhkar Kaun, Humse Badhkar Kaun
Deva Ho Deva Ganapati Deva Tumse Badhkar Kaun, Swaami Tumse Badhkar Kaun
Deva Ho Deva Ganapati Deva Tumse Badhkar Kaun, Swaami Tumse Badhkar Kaun
Deva Ho Deva Ganapati Deva Tumse Badhkar Kaun, Swaami Tumse Badhkar Kaun
Deva Ho Deva Ganapati Deva Tumse Badhkar Kaun, Swaami Tumse Badhkar Kaun