"music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life" -Beethoven

Friday, September 29, 2017

Naan Pogiren Mele Mele

After a hiatus period of almost 1 year, I am back posting in this blog. It has been crazy busy at my end with very little time to pursue my karaoke blog passion. In the meantime, I found this new tool called "Smule" which is a very interesting & novel way of bringing global talent to global audience. It is something like Social Karaoke blogging. Very refreshing to notice that some wonderful talent out there is getting a global platform to showcase their singing skills.

While I operate under the pseudo name "Usindians" in Smule, I make some karaoke there on a selective basis. One of the singers (Ramya Duraiswamy) I admire in Smule had put out this number "Naan Pogiren Mele Mele" from the film Naanayam, composed by James Vasanthan. A feel good song with a lot of resemblence to another AR Rehman's number Poovukul Olindhirukum from the film Jean.

Regardless, this song originally sung by Chitra & SPB is a simple melodious song. Hope you enjoy this song and record here your constructive comments.



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Saturday, May 14, 2016

O Butterfly Butterfly...

This next song is a wonderful, melodies number composed by Ilayaraja for the movie Meera. Very waltzy number. This ever green song was a super hit number at the time this was released. I really loved it and enjoyed singing as well.

Originally sung by SPB and Lata Mangeshkar, I have sung this as a solo.




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Monday, November 2, 2015

Thoda Thoda Malarndhadhena

I definitely realize my karaoke blogs have become far from few. Past few months have been extremely busy both professionally and personally, haven't had a chance to attend to this pet project. But that said, recently sat with my friend Thulsi (an accomplished keyboardist) and we came up with this cover remix. We really set out on a different agenda but ended up with this brief recording in his studio. Hope you like this.

Originally sung by SPB and composed by AR Rehman




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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mothers Day!

Wishing all the moms a very Happy Mothers Day!






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Respectfully, Shiva

Friday, May 8, 2015

Innum Konja Neram

Lately, it has been extremely busy with so many changes on both professional and personal front. Lots of travel, work schedule, selling my current home and hunting for a new one etc. etc. Absolutely couldn't find time to record a song. That said, my inspiration came recently from my wife's travel to India on a business trip and recorded this song from the film Maariyan. Now don't get any ideas. Its not the hurray moment "Pondaati Orukku poitta", listen to the song and you'll understand. Couldn't get a good karaoke track to record the full song, but found time to sing to my wife, though in vain.

Here we go, hope you like this wonderful melody by Swetha Mohan & Vijay Prakash composed by AR Rehman




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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Krishna Nee Begane Baro - Remix


While I was working on my previous post, I had already started work on this one as well. It took me a little longer to finish it than I had originally planned. Krishna Nee Begane Baro is one of my all time favorite songs. The entire song is a description or "varnane (in Kannada)" of the beautiful & naughty kid Lord Krishna. The imagination and "varnane" of Krishna's beauty by the lyricist Vyasa Tirtha is just awesome. The lyrics is so genuine and fresh, such that, whenever I sing this, I always end up imagining the Lord in all his glory is standing in front of me. Music is conceived and composed by myself using loops in my Mixcraft soundboard software. Its possible strings / bass notes in some places may not be in sync, please remember its a novice attempt, using available loops.

The song was originally composed in raga Yaman Kalyani (like Pibare Rama Rasam). I took that base ingredients and created a fusion of sorts, and of-course added some of my own imagination to show how this little boy Krishna is not only dear to his mom but is our "Loka Rakshaka", wherein we chant his name every day during our morning, afternoon and evening prayers ("Sandhya Vandhanam") seeking his guidance and blessings.

Anyway, go ahead and enjoy my presentation and please leave your constructive comments.



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Friday, September 5, 2014

Pibare Rama Rasam - Remix

After a break for more than 12 months, here I am again with another blog post. But only this time, its different. Taking inspiration from my buddy Arul, I started to rekindle my dormant carnatic gene and spent some time in putting this song together.

A beautiful Sadhashiva Bramendra's Sanskrit composition originally set to raga Yaman Kalyani. Took the base ingredients from the original work and remixed it in my mixing software and added some of my very own creative juice to deliver this final product. Please note that this is my very 1st attempt in doing a remix.

Therefore, all experts out there, please reserve your judgement; though, any constructive criticism is always welcome.

 Meaning of the Lyrics


pibarE rAmarasam rasanE pibrE rAmarasam

janana maraNa bhaya shOka vidUram sakala shAstra nigamAgama sAram


shuddha paramahamsAshrama gItam shuka shaunaka kaushika mukha pItam
Drink the essence of the name of Rama, o tongue.

It will help you be far removed from the grief of the cycle of birth and death , it is the essence of all the religious treatises , the Vedas and sciences.

It is the pure song that paramahamsa (signature of poet) has taken refuge in, it is the same which has been drunk by sages like Shuka, Shaunaka and Kaushika.

 


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