ladymirth: (simba)
This is a post of many parts and purposes, dedicated to many people. 

Firstly, it is for  [profile] clarksmuse  for bequeathing me the glory that is Enya.

Secondly, it is a present for  [personal profile] cyad  who has been waiting for this very patiently. 

Thirdly, it is a "welcome" gift for the new additions to my friends-list, [profile] never_evil  , [profile] quidditchkiss  , [profile] roaringsprite  ,  [profile] schnuffichen  and a rather belated one for  [profile] beadlebardreads  and [profile] prelude_in_d  . 

Fourthly, it is a thank you present for [personal profile] just_ruth  , for making my week with her gift which I got in the mail the other day. 

Fifthly, it is something to soothe [profile] lostprincess87  's migraines, poor honey, because I've been told that Loreena is very soothing for that kind of thing. 

Sixthly, it is for all the people who included me in their "Ten People Who Make My Day Brighter" meme. I am very touched, and I will post a meme of my own soon, but it certainly won't be just ten people. =)

Right. On with the music. 

(Links lead to both megaupload and torrent downloads at





ladymirth: (right here)
Supernatural fan? Rock Music Lover? 

Then go RUN over here! Quick, before the Mediafire links expire!

[profile] quidditchkiss and [profile] arielchan are made of large amounts of Awesome, FYI. 

Can I ask you guys a favour? Can somebody who has "Carry On My Wayward Son", "Back In Black", "Wheel in the Sky" or "Silent Lucidity" please upload them for me? You know I love you. 

Btw, [info]clarksmuse rocks my world. I'm downloading the files right now. Thank  you so much, honey, and look out for the Loreena McKennit music fest by tomorrow morning. *hugs you* 

ETA: Thanks to [profile] quidditchkiss and [personal profile] betgirl for the songs, as well as everyone else who offered. My flist is lovely. *squishes you all*
ladymirth: (right here)
My best friend sent me this song. It basically sums up the five years of our friendship. She flying, I holding back. In a nutshell, it's the reason why we're still friends and will always be. I think it's just what I needed to lift me out of my blue funk. Hope somebody else also identifies with this lovely song.

Rie Fu - Decay (English Version) lyrics
You could’ve said a word but you turned away
Why do you always act such a passive way?
Now don’t you ever think that I would suck up to you
But I still believe in you
When I was given freedom, oh all I did was flee
When I turn back there was nothing to see
You closed your doors before I could open mine
Now I know, now I see, it was a waste of time
The days go by, you never seem to learn to fly
And all you do is find the reason why
And all I wished for was for you to face your dreams
I still believe that you can fly
When I was given passion, oh I tried to cool it down
Till I found out, I couldn’t say the words I wanted to say
You are the sun to lighten up my shadows, saved me
And never let it go
The days go by, you never seem to learn to fly
And all you do is find the reason why
And all I wished for was for you to face your dreams
I still believe that you can fly
There’s no way I can talk to who you were ten days ago
Cause you are who you are now
When I was facing reality, I lived in fantasy
Till I put it aside in the space between you and me
If only I could reach the voice in the water
Take me there, it’s gonna be much better
As days go by, we all need to learn to fly
If only I didn’t care about the reason why
And all I wished for was for you to meet my dreams
I still believe that we can fly
I’m just waiting for you to stand up to it
What are you waiting for?
You could’ve said a word but you turned away
Why do you always act such a passive way?
Now don’t you ever think that I would suck up to you
But I still believe in you

ladymirth: (ring)
Bollywood, which is the Indian version of Hollywood, is famous for two things - cheestastic yet oddly lovable movies and a proliferation of music that is a religion unto itself, even if you don't like the movies they appear in.

I admit, I am one such devotee. This is mainly a New Year's gift to [profile] belladonna_tb , who introduced me to the glory of Rascal Flatts, but it's also an attempt to see if I can convert any of you other Western folks' musical sensibilities to appreciate the Mumbai vibes. =) I'm also including links to the videos, because I find that heightens my appreciation of the songs themselves.

I know that this stuff is all old hat to [profile] elluxion , [profile] lostprincess87 , [profile] dm_hpcrazy  and [personal profile] purplephoenix03 , so I ask them to kindly yawn and scroll down. Nothing for you to see here, folks. ;-)

Kal Ho Na Ho (Tomorrow May Never Come) is one of the most beloved Hindi films to come out this decade, and its title song played on everyone's radio in the Eastern hemisphere for longer than "My Heart Will Go On". It also skyrocketed the already major Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan's career to new heights. (Video)

The second most popular song in the film, Maahi Ve (My Love), arguably stayed on the air waves even longer, because it's just one of those that are way too catchy and upbeat to really die. Within months of the films release, school girls all over over South Asia had memorized the dance routine and it became a pop cultural sensation. (Video)

A more recent Shah Rukh Khan film, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna (Never Say Goodbye), despite a star-studded cast, stunning sets and gorgeous musical scores had a script that was doomed from the start. I don't think anybody had very much love for this movie, but the title song was a mega-hit. (Video)

Mitwa (My Friend), also a song of this movie, is one of those songs that make you feel unreasonably happy every time you hear it. This song was made for an award-winning dance routine, and I had high hopes for a repeat of the "Maahi Ve" era, but it was not to be. I was thoroughly disappointed to see the half-assed choreography that had been afforded for this wonderful little number. (Video)

Tu Jahan (Wherever You Are) is a hauntingly beautiful, melancholy melody that originated from a rather unlikely source - Salaam Namaste, which was a romantic comedy hit. The movie itself is, in the words of [personal profile] purplephoenix03, "cheesy, improbable and cutesy as all hell". It's one of my favourites, largely owing to the funny and the phenomenal chemistry between Saif Ali Khan and Preity Zinta (formerly of Kal Ho Na Ho fame). Plus, Saif spends a large amount of time without his shirt on, which more than makes up for the fact that the last scene of the movie was a shameless Nine Months rip-off. *nods at this logic* (Video)

Rasiya (Lover), is a soundtrack from one of the great Bollywood classics of our time, Mangal Pandey: The Rising. Unbelievably erotic and yet restrained with it's lesbian overtones and heterosexual love scene coupled with the spice of gypsy abandon, I find the choreography on this video one of the best executed in the industry. The music itself is so evocative that our imaginations alone would have been enough, but the video actually brings the fantasy to a more PG-13 way. *g* (Video)

Sare Sapne Kahin Kho Gaye is not from a film, but a stand-alone album number from the famous playback singer Alka Yagnik, and has been one of the songs closest to my heart from childhood. The song itself is mellow and haunting and romantic enough, but the video was one of the sweetest I have ever yet seen,and the actress that starred in it was one of the prettiest. I hunted for this one far and wide, but this is the best I could do. The quality isn't the best, but it's the only place I could actually find it. Ah, internets, you have failed me! YouTube, what good are you? (Video)

I will understand if this isn't everyone's cup of tea, especially since this is a whole different genre, but I'm interested in what you think. Feedback, peoples?

(All songs are linked to downloadable sendspace files and all videos linked to YouTube, except the last one.)

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