Shilajit – Kintu je sheta hotath tara hoye jabe, ke ta janto!

May 6, 2008

There is a new genre in Bangla music called ‘Jibonmukhi Gaan’. Jibonmukhi gaan means ‘songs about life’. Sumon Chattapaddhay first started this type of music by writing songs about everyday life and ordinary people. Eventually Nachiketa Ghosh, Anjan Dutta and many others have followed Sumon’s footsteps. Shilajit is one of those ‘many others’. He writes, composes and sings. Even though none of my friends like the type of music Shilajit does (‘atel’ type, in their opinion), I find them quite interesting. :p His wordings are uncommon and the sound effects he uses in his tracks are exceptional (like the ping-pong ball dropping sound in the song ‘Ja Pakhi’, reminds me of my college canteen where we used to play table tennis). Anyway, I am posting few of his songs, check by yourself.

[Added on May 9th: I have uploaded 5 albums of Shilajit (Fish Fish, Red and White, Lal Matir Shorone, X Prem and Best of Shilajit) for a friend of mine. If you want to download them, go here. Its a zip file. Total size 211 mb]

[1]
Artist: Shilajit
Song Title: Ja Pakhi
Album: X-Prem
[Download]
Lyrics:
[Telephone conversation]
Ki shohoj bhulte para, tai na?
Pajor e bidhche je alpin
Mon amar moshal, shorir joley
Purey jak prithibi, rat din

Je kothay kobita jonmato
She kothay shiray shiray bish
Ek ekta kothar choboley
Kobitar khata puriye dish

She dhoway jolche matha, chokh
Shadh hoy tokew jalai
Jalate giyew bachai agun
Chai na baze khorcha tai

Buker ei khachay joluk agun
Bhalobasha shorbonasha hay
Etodine buzhte pari vasha
Tor ebar notun basha chai

Ja, ja pakhi urte dilam tokey
Ja ja ja khuje ne onno kono basha
Khuje ne onno kono mon
Bhule ja bonno bhalobasha
Ja, ja pakhi urte dilam tokey

Ek ekta din, ek ekta rat
Firey gechi roj roj, bariyechi hat
Toke dhore rakhte cheye hay
Darun dupur, dhushor bikel
Shorboshanto shondhay

Ei Buke akash rekhechilam
Ei shorir oshanto jongol
Khola mon’e urte parli na
Ei moner tui ki pabi tol!

Ja, ja pakhi urte dilam tokey, ja
Ja ja ja khuje ne onno kono basha
Khuje ne grihostho jibon
Bhule ja bonno bhalobasha
Ja, ja pakhi urte dilam tokey, ja

Ei buke bondi ki jani na
Jani na ki shukh ache rakha
Shudhu vabi tokhon firey ele
Ei khacha pabi ki ar faka!

Jongli pakhir palok porey
Dhora pore ar peli na par
Asman bhule khujish khacha
Jongol bhule khujish dar

Ja, Ja pakhi urte dilam tokey, ja
Khuje ne onno kono basha
Shukhe thak shekol bedhe mone
Bhule ja bonno bhalobasha
Ja, ja pakhi urte dilam tokey.

[2]
Artist: Shilajit
Song Title: Jonaki
Album: X-Prem
[Download]
Lyrics:
Jonaki ta jolchilo miti miti shondher kacha adhare
Miti miti zhik mik, urchilo jeno thik ..jongli hirey
Ta uruk, zhore poruk ..purey moruk ei mon ta dekhe
Kintu je sheta hotath tara hoye jabe, ke ta janto!!

Poloke pakhna mele urey elo ruposhi tara
Jongla gacher virey, lukochuri khela shesh kore
Polok porey na shoja, takalo she heshe bhalobashe
Ta hashuk, bhalobashuk, kache ashuk she chayapoth beye
Kintu je she ta hotath tomar mukh hoye jabe, ke ta janto!!

Shopno meshano hashi, bhalobashi, bhalobeshe
Rat jaga fuler shubash, batash bhore abeshe
Ji jhi der gaan batashe symphony meshay
Fur furey hawa khali gaye chumu khay
Ta khak, mon nachak, madol bajak batash buk jurey
Kintu je she ta hotath jhor hoye jabe, ke ta janto!!

Duronto she tufan e duru duru tol toley mukh gelo kepe
Kisher taan-e ke jane keno she porlo eshe ei buker uthon e
Poruk she tip, jemon prodeep aguneri prem e porey jole
Rekhechi ador kore, firey giye porabo tomake
Rekhechi ador kore, she agun e poorabo amake
Rekhechi ador kore..

[3]
Artist: Shilajit
Song Title: Boshundhora
Album: Fish Fish
[Download]

[4]
Artist: Shilajit
Song Title: Fish Fish
Album: Fish Fish
[Download]

[5]
Artist: Shilajit
Song Title: Mombati
Album: Fish Fish
[Download]

[6]
Artist: Shilajit
Song Title: Ondor Mohol
Album: Fish Fish
[Download]

[7]
Artist: Shilajit
Song Title: Jibon Re
Album: Lal Matir Shorone
[Download]

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Willie Nelson’s New Album ‘Moment of Forever [2008]’

March 10, 2008

“Gravedigger, when you dig my grave
Could you make it shallow
So I can feel the rain
Gravedigger ..”

[originally sang by Dave Matthews (youtube)]


Crying in the Rain

February 26, 2008

Feb 26. 13 din hoye gelo since my last post. Ei 13 din e 13 rokomer jontronar moddho diye jete hoyeche amake. New Orleans e kon beta amar ATM card fake kore account theke 503$ tule boshe ache, ami tokhon Virginia te. Shei taka tolar ektu por e ami D.C. te walmart e amar card use korechi, eto kom shomoyer moddhe eto huge distance e duita transaction, bank diyeche amar account freeze kore. Ei dui din e ter pelam, khawa, pani, oxygen chara prithibi te beche thaka shomvob, kintu ATM card chara beche thaka moha jontronar. Beche gechi je bondhu bandhob chilo shathe. Na hole vikkhe kore khete hoto. Ami ba amar purbo purush keu konodin New Orleans e pa rakhen ni, tarporo ei jontrona amake pohate holo. :( Bank ekhon 10 diner jonno dhonger investigation korbe, tarpor hoyto amake taka ferot dibe. Din din prithibi shudhu jotil hochhe, jotil jotil shomoshhar toiri hochhe.. shei shob jotil shomosshar abar jotil jotil shomadhan o thakche. Bepar mondo na, jotil e jotil e kata kati. :p

Virginia theke ghure ashlam 2 diner jonno. Giyechi bus e, eshechi o bus e. Snow dekhte dekhte gelam, ar snow dekhte dekhte ashlam. Bus jinish tar proti amar ekta oniha chilo shara jiboner. Choto thakte bus e uthlei matha ghurto, ei jonno hoyto. Abar ekbar Greyhound e amar luggage haralo, laptop ar camera khowalam. Greyhound Bus Line khub bhalo, amar 2500$ er jinisher jonno compensation dilo 150$. Jai hok, amar shei oniha ar ghrina ei 2 din e kete geche ekdom. Beheshte gele ekhon ami shudhui snow er moddhe bus e kore ghure berate chaibo. Bus er duita seat khali thakte hobe aram kore boshar jonno ar shathe full charge howa ipod thakte hobe; bas ar kichu chai na :p

Ei holo obostha. Dosshu ra amar taka poysha lutey niyeche, kintu moner shukh kere nite pari ni. :p

Artist: A-HA (original artist: Everly Brothers)
Song: Crying in the Rain.
Album: East of the Sun, West of the Moon (1990)

“I’ll never let you see
The way my broken heart is hurting me
I’ve got my pride and I know how to hide
All my sorrow and pain
I’ll do my crying in the rain

If I wait for stormy skies
You won’t know the rain from the tears in my eyes
You’ll never know that I still love you so
Though the heartaches remain
I’ll do my crying in the rain

Raindrops falling from heaven
Could never take away my misery
But since we’re not together
I pray for stormy weather
To hide these tears I hope you’ll never see

Someday when my crying’s done
I’m gonna wear a smile and walk in the sun
I may be a fool
But till then, darling, you’ll never see me complain
I’ll do my crying in the rain

I’ll do my crying in the rain
I’ll do my crying in the rain
I’ll do my crying in the rain.”


Gnarls Barkley – Who Cares!

January 11, 2008

Gnarls Barley is one crazy music group well-known for their crazy lyrics and insane videos. In fact the song ‘Crazy’, a Marvin Gaye remix, is their most hit song. The band consists of rapper/singer Cee Lo and producer Danger Mouse (DJ from New York). Even though they are known as a hip-hop band, they don’t follow any certain genre. Their music are mostly a mix of r&b, pop, hip hop and electronic. Their first album ‘St. Elsewhere’ came out in 2006 and now they are working on their next album ‘Atlantis’; expected to come out sometime this year. First time I listened to ‘Crazy’, I thought it was just little above OK. I knew it had topped #1 in UK and #4 in US charts, and was quite surprised. Then I heard ‘Who cares’. I still remember the first time I listened to this song; I was driving outbound on Brooklyn bridge, got stuck in the stupid NYC traffic, my ipod was on shuffle mode, suddenly this song came on and I was just stunned by the richness of the music and thoughtful lyric. Now it’s your turn.
Enjoy!

Gnarls Barkley :: Who Cares
Basically I’m complicated
I have a hard time taking the easy way
I wouldn’t call it schizophrenia
But I’ll be at least 2 people today
If that’s okay
And I can go on and on and on… but who cares?

It’s deep how you can be so shallow
And I’m afraid cause I have no fear
And I didn’t believe in magic
Until I watched you disappear
I wish you where here
And I can go on and on and on… but who cares?

You see, everybody is somebody
But nobody wants to be themselves
and If I ever wanted to understand me
I’ll have to talk to someone else
Cause every little bit helps
And I can go on and on and on… but who cares?

Feels like… the surreal life
But it’s still nice
Wish I could live twice
but I still might
if these bones heal right
I see a little light
though it’s still night

And I can go on and on and on… but who cares?
And I can go on and on and on… but who cares?


“Kade Akash, Kade Batash ..Kade Jochona”

December 31, 2007

This song is written and composed by my friend’s friend. All I know about him is his name, Rassel. Typical bangla prem bhalobasha shonkranto gaan. Tumi chole gele, amay ar amar baba me ke fele.. ei type gaan. Tarporo keno jani bhalo lage. Ki ekta shukkho hahakar ache gaan tar moddhe. Hahakar ta bhalo lage. :p [Download]


What have I become, my sweetest friend!

November 19, 2007

Sometimes I feel like I never write anything positive in my blog. So far all my posts are about disappointments, accidents, disasters and what not. So last time when I posted about ‘Sidr’, I was thinking my next post would be about something good and positive. Unfortunate me, another bad thing has happened today. Bangla band group Dolchut’s Shanjib Chowdhury has passed away due to a brain haemorrhage. (link: DailyNews). I have always loved Dolchut’s music and preferred Shanjib’s compositions over Bappa’s (another lead of Dolchut).

So, what’s up with me!! Have I stopped paying attention towards the good side of life or good things have stopped happening around me?

Anyway, here is a song by country music legend Johnny Cash. He covers Nine Inch Nail’s ‘Hurt’. I believe this was his last official music release.

Lyrics:
I hurt myself today to see if I still feel. I focus on the pain the only thing that’s real. The needle tears a hole, the old familiar sting. Try to kill it all away, but I remember everything.
What have I become, my sweetest friend. Everyone I know goes away, in the end. And you could have it all, my empire of dirt. I will let you down, I will make you hurt.
I wear this crown of thorns upon my liar’s chair. Full of broken thoughts I cannot repair. Beneath the stains of time the feelings disappear. You are someone else I am still right here.
If I could start again, A million miles away
I would keep myself, I would find a way.

[Source: AzLyrics.com]


Dim Shongeet

November 15, 2007

These are two songs [i don’t know why the heck i am calling them songs] I composed almost a year ago. I don’t wanna call them parody songs, cause I wrote them while I was thinking about the love of my life: ‘dim’, to express my great affection towards it :p Yes! both of these songs [or, should I say skits!] are about eggs. Since childhood I have liked and adored eating eggs. :p I still remember me and my brother watching cartoons on tv and eating boiled eggs when we were kids. Though I don’t eat as much eggs as I used to, [too much cholesterol in egg yolks. I want to live 101 years :p] I still feel that great love deep down in my heart. :p

I didn’t sit down to write and sing them purposely. One time I downloaded a software that could remove the vocal from an audio track. So just to see how did it work, i recorded the first dim song removing the original vocal. The second one is just g1bBeRi$h. I was playing my guitar and was singing ‘ja ichha tai’. [i am not that good with guitar either].

Enough of the story. I know you will be thanking God for having a pause/stop button. :p

_ishti

Song 1: Download

Song 2: Download