A Quest on Overdrive … :)

An eccentric rambler on life's lessons and mercies, found and lost… :)


For the Love of Music :)

I had been tagged ages ago, by Nimmy, to share some favourite songs in two languages 🙂  10 each to be precise 🙂 I have  decided to do it two or three parts. Since some of it was already in the drafts, from about an age ago, I decided it was time there was some movement on this space, and here it comes, a few, too darned few I must add, for I desperately wanted to add more. These are songs, some of them at least, that I grew up with, some others which I found wonderful for their lyrics, the music, and the sheer joy of sharing in their music. I do hope it will connect with you 🙂 and you will find that enjoyment too!

First off, the English Songs 🙂

1. One of Us – Joan Osborne

Do look up the link and check the lyrics, they are truly amazing!

2. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Roberta Flack

This has to be one of the most deliciously romantic songs ever… and I mean ever 🙂

3. Bohemian Raphsody, Queen

Sang this in chorus at School, came first [our class ie :)] A memorable song!

4. Truly Madly Deepy,Savage Garden

(Embedding disabled… another beautiful song to watch, do follow the link:))

5. Everything I do, Bryan Adams

Now this one give me gooseflesh, all the time 🙂

6. Stay the Same, Joey McIntyre

Embedding disabled 😦 Must watch song, must listen to song :). Can’t quite describe it, but it tugs at the heartstrings 🙂

7. Dr Hook’s Sexy Eyes

Bouncy, bouncy, and raunchy… but lovely 🙂 IHM’s blog has “When you’re in Love with a Beautiful Woman”, so I chose this one 🙂

8. Leo Sayer “When I need you”

Yearningly beautiful… 🙂

9. To Sir With Love

This had to be one of the most inspiring films ever, and this scene from the film is particularly touching and heartwarming! Am sure some of you will remember, and enjoy it all over again!

10. Abba’s “Chiquitita”

Another lovely song… 🙂

11. Vicky Leandros’ 1972 Eurovision Winner of a song, Translated here, in English, “Come What May”. The Original is Après Toi, sung in French.

Heard this first, when dad brought home this LP and was captivated by the voice, the strength of it, and the versatility 🙂 I heard the French version first [no I do not know French 🙂 :)] and later discovered the English version. The lyrics are lovely too!

In English:

This is in French:

And Oh 🙂 so very many more 🙂 This is just an atom on the tip of the iceberg, but then what to do, Nimmy said 10 only 😦 Though I did add one more :P!

More from Hindi and Malayalam to follow in another post. For now, this itself has drained me, though very pleasantly, I must add 🙂 🙂

11 May, 2009, very very early in the day… 🙂


Right Here, Right Now! Wherefore… ?

In the course of an attitude training session the staff of our school attended, we were asked,

“When is the best time?”

Answers flew around, after the initial hesitation. Childhood, to teenage, to babies, to being an adult, being a parent, sleeping, eating, entertaining oneself, solitude….

The answer, when given by the Resource Person, Mr. C K Suresh of ATMA, was so clear:

Right Now!

So to the next question:
“Where is the best place?”
This was more easy to answer…

Right Here!

No, this post is not about either 🙂 But this is the music, that plays, in the background of this fantastic, eyeopener of a video, given below (sent to me via a link in an email from Dad 🙂 He’s getting around for sure! For someone who learned how to use a computer about 8 years ago, at the youthful age of 70, this is marvellous, don’t you think?? :)).

If you have 4 minutes and 55 seconds worth of time, I would recommend it highly to you. And if you have a few more minutes, perhaps you could answer the last question at the end of the video?

“What does it all mean?”

The comments section of the link given, of this video at the youtube webpage has several interesting comments too. Perhaps, if inclination permits, you could visit the page below. But do watch the video. Given the interesting content, I am sure that many of you would already have seen it. Perhaps you may enjoy seeing it again?

It’s called:

Did you know?


11 March, 2009