Okay, multiple restrictions on you this week! First, I am taking a long weekend and going to a lodge at a state park a few hours outside Chicago. I’ll be back Saturday afternoon, so Sunday morning I can ease myself back from vacation with a watchalong! Either that morning or that afternoon. And second, it’s Valentine’s month so it has to have “Love” in the title. And third, it’s Jaya week, so it has to have a Jaya song in it.Continue reading
Happy Monday! Let’s continue celebrating Lata’s life and voice. As a nice start to the week.Continue reading
A woman is dead, a person. But that is a personal grief. The loss to the world is just a voice that was the single sole voice of Indian film, of which there will never be another.Continue reading
I am feeling depressed and rainy and I am gonna lean into it! Let’s listen to some sad SAD music. But that really deep powerful sadness, you know?Continue reading
Just hitting the highlights here! Top three songs that I can think of. And if I missed something, add it in the comments.Continue reading
Oh yeah, I’m not gonna make this easy for you!!!! Top South Asian heartbreakers, versus top Western heartbreakers. And if you feel I missed someone, add them on!Continue reading
Lataji! 91 years old today, unbelievably. And she has been singing for Hindi films almost the whole 91 years.Continue reading
Quick little news post, I’m trying to write this in the hotel room before we hit the road. But hopefully it will give you all something to talk about as a crawl through a blizzard.Continue reading
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.
Should I have been counting down, 88 to 1? Oh well, too late now, and anyway that would have been confusing. I’ll stick with straight 1 through 88. Or, for this post, 31-60 (first post here)
Happy birthday Lataji! I felt so guilty last year for celebrating your sister’s birthday, and skipping yours. But not again!
I just finished my three part Yash Chopra post, and then Ranbir Kapoor pops up, and now Lata! Gah! Stop being born, people! Anyway, Lata will have to be content with 16 reasons I love her for the 16 notes in the Indian scale. I’m not doing another 80+ after I just did it for Yashji.
Let’s see what’s happening in India today! There’s news about a “Hey! It’s That Guy!” actor, the latest box office figures, and one of those “controversies” that everyone needs to have an opinion on.