This website is dedicated to Desi Music (Desi being someone of South Asian descent - from India, Pakistan or Bangladesh) that you can listen to in the Jukebox below. Special thanks to my parents - for passing on their love of Desi music to me and my brother. For more on how this blog came to be - please check the first 'Intro' entry. *If music be the food of love, play on.-Shakespeare*
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Metapost - 100 song mark, 1 year anniversary & technical issues...
Just a pause here to thank everyone that has been visiting this website and for all of your encouragement & comments. I started my blog in July of 2006 and didn't even realize that a year had passed because I was so enjoying sharing the music that meant so much to me. I passed the 100 song mark a few weeks ago and watched the readership go from a few friends of mine in Texas to several hundred scattered around the globe. Here's to another good year and another 100 unforgettable melodies...
No new movies or songs this week due to unforeseen circumstances. To steal a line from Napoleon Dynamite - "I love technology", but unfortunately it sometimes doesn't love me back. The radio.blog that I use to post all my songs has a new version that allows album covers, custom colors, different playlist orders and other options that I thought would make it more user friendly and easier to navigate. In theory I was right, in reality it caused all the songs to be deleted, the color to be changed to a creepy Halloween theme, the playlist to be shuffled ALL the time and the time stamp to read that the song was placed on my blog 38 years ago - which is technically impossible. I tried to get help on their forums and was given the following advice by the creators of radio.blog 'If you can't even understand the above instructions I gave, which is about as simple as it could possible get, then I suggest you stick with 2.5 or ask a friend to do it for you.'
But I am not so easily defeated and will redo the radio.blog from the ground up over the weekend. Until then enjoy the shuffled songs that are on there now and check back early next week for a special new post on my very first Bollywood movie that I saw on the big screen in India 30 years ago. After that I am planning a retrospective look back at Kishore Kumar - my favorite playback singer and one of the main reasons I love Bollywood so much. In fact, his passing 20 years ago on October 13, 1987 affected me so deeply that I stopped watching Bollywood movies completely and ended up coming back to them with a movie whose soundtrack is still one of my favorites to this day.
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Who is the photographer? Those images are stunning! (And of course I'm looking forward to 100 more!)
Thanks so much for the warm wishes Beth! The photographer is none other than my lovely wife Nilong (pediatrician by profession with photography being her passion;)
They were taken during our last visit to India in 2005 & I have emailed you a link so you can see the complete set in a collage form - anyone else who would like to see them as well as some other great photos by her please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations - your blog is one of my faves so I definitely hope you keep sharing the music for a long time to come. I am really looking forward to the posts you mentioned. Good luck with the radio.blog - sounds like hard work. Nilong's pictures are so beautiful - I leave for India on Friday (yayy!!) and keep wondering if there isn't some way to add Jaisalmer to our itinerary (sadly it's impossible - next time I guess).
And wow.. The photo of the Bachchans on your banner is so very gorgeous.
DG - Thanks so much for your comments and fear not, I won't stop until the music does ;) Nilong thanks you as well - she says that leaving Jaisalmer out will give you a reason to go back again. The picture of Amit & Jaya is one of my favorite pictures as well. Have a fantastic time in India & remember that the most amazing times you will have there will be in the simple everyday moments - just sit back & enjoy the ride...
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