Well, My Day Started HORRIBLE!!!! But I am going to find a bright side in everything, because that’s what I do

Not a great start to the day here!  Hopefully it gets better.  Or else I will get a pizza on the way home tonight (my soothing stay inside treat) and hide from the world with Dog Hazel, that works too.  Or just rely on my natural optimistic instinct to find the silver lining and force myself to be happy.

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Happy Summer Solstice/My Aunt Bernice’s Birthday!

Never actually met Aunt Bernice, she was my great-great-aunt, but every summer solstice my grandmother would mention that it was also Aunt Bernice’s birthday and now that is burned into my brain, the two go together.  Pagan earth based sun rituals, and a spinster who worked for a mail order catalog company for 40 years.

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Memorial Day: In Hindi Songs

It’s Memorial Day, which I am celebrating in the traditional American way, a barbecue.  Although I am also sort of visiting a cemetery, since my friend’s backyard backs up on one.  But that doesn’t mean I can’t take a moment to think about what it really means and why it is a unique holiday.  Fair warning, this involves a lot of use of Rang De Basanti.

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Female Bonding Songs, Inspired by “Veere” from Veere Di Wedding

This post is also because I am looking for a nice light post to put up to cheer myself up because it has now been raining here for 30 hours.  It was nice yesterday, when I could huddle in bed and watch the rain, but it’s not the same now that I am at work and have to shiver in my office watching the rain.

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Happy May Day!!!! Let’s Have Some May Flowers!

May day, in addition to being the international day of labor, is also the international day of “hanging flowers and candy on your neighbor’s doors”.  And the Maypole dance and various other obviously pagan spring rituals.  But whatever, it works!  Spring keeps coming!  And to that end, let’s enjoy some pretty spring flower songs.

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Inspirational Songs! Just in Case You Need Inspiring

Mrs. Perfect mentioned that she is struggling with the agony of college decisions.  And it is also the end of exam season in India (I still don’t understand this concept, but I will accept that it exists).  Time for inspiring “Go and succeed and work hard and have a new challenge!!!!” post!

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My Mercury is Out of Retrograde!

Thanks to Asmita, we all learned the valuable lesson a few weeks ago that Mercury was in Retrograde, thereby causing all sorts of minor inconveniences and mistakes to all of us here in BlogWorld.  And also Alia Bhatt who broke her shoulder.  But now, it is out of retrograde!  And I don’t know about you, but my life is suddenly locking into place.

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Learn Indian Primary Narratives Through Film Songs!

I considered “myths”, but that’s not quite right.  There are a combination of Persian legends, Punjabi folk tales, and of course the Puranic stories of Ram and Sita, which are all important to know if you watch Hindi film because they influence the way the narratives play out.  Luckily, many of them are summarized and represented through simple songs!

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Happy Spring Forward Day! Springy Songs! (The physical movement, not the season)

Nothing interesting in the news today (so desperate that outlets are falling back on the good old reliable Don 3 rumors), no birthdays, I already put up a review, so time to fall back on the oooooold reliable fill in, a theme song post!  But a fun theme this time (I hope), songs with people jumping around!

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Travel Day! Reruns Straight Through!

I hope you enjoy a new rerun every hour!  Because that is what you are getting today!  I am going to enjoy all the niceness of sitting in an airport and reading a book for fun and ignore my blogging.  But first, I will summarize my day for you so you can picture it, and know why I’m not responding to your comments.

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Holi Hai!!!!

Happy Holi! I almost forgot this holiday thanks to the national mourning happening (sounds like at least a few of the Holi parties for the film industry will be canceled altogether), but I remembered in time. This is a mix of songs I have posted in previous years and new ones. Enjoy! And let me know if I missed something (yes yes, “Rang Barse” and all the other must dos are there)

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Songs to Reward Me During a Tedious Task

My company is switching payment systems blah blah blah, the end result is that I have to reenter and check data for 400 separate accounts.  It’s very dull, but at the same time I have to stay focused and make sure I am accurate.  So I am pulling out the super super good extra best songs play list that will keep me happy and energized.  The songs I save as a special treat for when I really need a mood lifter.

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Happy Fat Tuesday! Songs for Bodily Indulgences, Food and Otherwise

Happy Fat Tuesday!  I just waited in line for 20 minutes to buy Pazckis and by the time I got to the front, I decided to just get a full dozen because I had earned them.  This is supposed to be the day we gorge ourselves after all.  And to help us all get into that mood, FOOD SONGS!  And also other songs, but they are hiding under the respectable food ones.

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Upcoming Movies! From Salman, Anushka Sharma, Sharman Joshi, and ADITYA ROY KAPUR!!!!

Oh boy, lots of interesting movies to talk about today!  None of which are actually out there in the world yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t talk about them

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Trailers! Raid, Gold, Welcome to New York, and Veerey Ki Wedding

Yesterday was Day of News, today is Day of Trailers.  Ajay’s new movie, first teaser for Akshay’s next or, as I think of it, Reema Kagti’s next.  And a song from Welcome to New York.  And Veerey Ki Wedding, just to round things out.

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Happy World Wetlands Day! Wet Songs For Us (also, dog)

I know I’ve been doing a lot of song posts lately, but I am sick of reporting on Padmavat and not much else has been happening.  So, songs it is!  Just to keep us busy for a bit until the one-two of Padman and Aiyaary next week.  Oh, and there’s a dog video at the end, if you are into that sort of thing.

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