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Rhyme & Rhythm: I love Music, therefore I am

Saturday, April 20, 2013 36 Comments



William Shakespeare once said- If music be food of love, play on.....

For me, music is not just food of love. It is much more. Music is...

...String for God, so sing hallelujah
...food to soul, so cherish it
...Food for thought, feast on
...self rejuvenation, self realization

Music nurtures you as person,
music grows you up
Music stir up inner conversation
surrender to it.

Music is Sufi, music is indulgence and music is Rabbi
Music is companion
without music life would be a mistake

Music is Ishwar, Music is Allah
Music is Guru Granth Sahib
Music is surrender
a sweet surrender
a temptation and a temptress
Without music life is nothing
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My association with music goes way till I can remember. Since my childhood, I was grown up on music. From all old classics to latest disco hits, I was a walking jukebox. I would win every Antakshri challenge and there will be always be some music playing in my background. 

I have many favorites in music from Madonna- Frozen to Lata Mangeshkar's haunted melodies to Asha Bhonsale's silky smooth songs to Jagjit's Singh, Gulzar and their gazals to Enrique Iglesias' deep husky croonings to Ustad Amjad Ali khan's santoor to flute music to Michael Jackson and his foot tapping nos to Richard Clayderman and Piano instrumentals. 

One such song that always remain close to my heart us- The sound of silence by Simon and Garfunkel. It is an ultimate sound of music for me. 

I first heard it in my college and it stayed. The lyrics esp- "Hello darkness my old friend, I have come to meet you again' and "in the restless dream that I walked alone" was so well expressed that I found myself listening to these songs ever and ever again. This song to me is, 
a great friend, companion that not just sooth my low mood in moments of silence and speechlessness, but also uplifted my spirits high. You can check the complete lyrics here and am sure you too will fall in love with this classic. Every time I listen to this song, I love the artists Simon and Garfunkel even more. They became favorites. They came with many interesting nos like- Mrs Robinson, leaves that are green etc but this one still remains a hot favorite.


Created in 1960, this song talks about the need for social reform in then consumer driven America. Every line has a symbolic meaning and can be used in different perspective. It was dark, deep but highly meaningful and melodious. It had metaphors like "people hearing without listening" and "people speaking without talking" that took my attention away. This song is one of my favorite songs of all time. You may like to hear it here to know more about it.

I love all kind of songs incl the foot tapping nos. There are few notable like-
3. Symphonies by Richard Clayderman
5. All songs of Rockstar starring Ranbir Kapoor esp Kun Faya Kun, Tum ho and Sadda Haq


I prefer to sometime to sit quiet and indulge in some soul stirring songs or shake my body on some foot tapping nos. 
Music for me is a rhythm divine. It transport me to other world, it makes me forget sadness, it inspires me. 

Play the music and see every Pappu can dance Salsa!





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  2. Great post Ekta. And a great song. The Sounds of Silence has such a profound meaning. The line that I love most in that song is "And the vision that was planted in my brain, still remains". I also love Richard Clayderman's music.

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    1. Thanks soo much Suzy...Loved your comment and yeah that line is lovely. Infact all the lines are sooo lovely..loved them!

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  4. Beautiful one sis..
    Wish u all the best :)
    Keep smiling....

    it was nice talking u on meet...
    regards
    suraj

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    1. Thanks so much Surah. Take care and be good :)

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  5. The list you provided contains my favorites too ... I would just add Dooba Dooba to it as well :D

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    1. Ditto...loved doona dooba...in fact there's so many songs that stirr our soul and brings happiness...hard to recall them all the time but yeah when u listen, u feel, wow yehi to hai woh!

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  7. hmm!! Music is indeed God and the path too... :)
    Well ..almost my choice of music and there masters vary as like yours .. JeLo,Pitbull.. 50 cents,Maddona, to prodigy and metallica... to KIshore.. Gulam Ali... Sonu Nigam ... Kailash..Sunidhi... KK..anything that sounds soothing to the eardrums and serene to the heart !! nice post Ekta !!

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    1. I sooo much agree. One can't type caste music in one genre...it is like a free spirit that sounds soothing to eardrums and serene to heart.

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  8. i like songs of simon and garfunkel too.. the boxer, dangling conversations.. all the songs are awesome!

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    1. Yeah, they are indeed good ones. I so much miss more meaningful music at times.

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  9. very nice post.i specially love the line which says," Jo bhi kehna chahoon....". So true.

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    1. Thanks Madhu! I loved that song...It's like someone stole your thoughts that you cannot put in words and worded it for you :)

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  10. nice post, but i see that being a music lover, you missed kishore kumar

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    1. Oh I love him..as I said it is difficult to mention each and every one here. Besides Kishore da is as universal as sun, moon and stars!

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  11. Beautiful post, Your love for music just resonates in your every word. :)

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    1. Thanks sooo much Rupertt. You made my day and my music too :)

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  12. I love Simon Garfunkel. Thanks for providing the link to the song as well. Heard it again after a long time.

    I agree that you have missed many many people including Kishore. However, this is not supposed to be some exhaustive list. For positivity and hope, I love Kishore's song from "aa chal ke tujhe mein leke ke chaloon.."

    Since you love music, I am sure you love the sound of silence. Leave your ipod and laptops. Visit a jungle and sit down by the side of a stream or waterhole listening to the sounds and silence of the jungle......I find inspiration and I find peace in such places.

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    1. True that! I really love the sound of actual silence at times when I shut off from everything in the world, hook on to the melody that life, environment, trees, breeze provides.

      Yes, i missed quite a many people but I love songs by their melody and not necessarily by virtue of who the artist is/was. Kishore was a legend for sure.

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  13. music truly is food for soul,it is one not divided by any region,religion,borders and people. Moreover it is everywhere,just listen and enjoy it.

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  14. hi, nice article.. i am sure you must've listened (and probably liked) scarborough fair by simon and garfunkel.. you might like this one too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcwQlGjNqrs

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  15. So you are a fan of MJ.So am I. It was his English music that I listened first and now I hear a lot of other artists

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  16. Hello Ekta, first of all thank u for promoting my post. Read this one of urs...me too...fan of music and i too am not a stickler for any genre as such. Sometimes lyrics matter sometimes they don't and that's why inspite of all the fm channels in Delhi i miss world space soooo much. Can u believe it. The receiver is still there with me...maybe my wishing comes true and once again i can surf between all my fav channels including SYSTEM which was instrumental. i too have many posts on music including those i learnt in school. If u r interested then do let me know i shall be more than happy to share those. That way u don't have to browse through 161 posts of mine. Thank u once again. Stay happy ans stay tuned...

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  17. Hi Ekta

    music is manna for many

    tanha Dil by shaan is my favourite too ---even otherwise Shaan is my favourite
    thanks for this nice post
    regards
    rajni

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  19. Great writing... I'm reading you every week and still waiting every day for your new posts. You really feel music.

    Love music

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