Sunday, October 21, 2012

The MJ Show #151 - Songs from 21st Oct HT Cafe write up of my current favourite 5 songs

This was a write up by Soumya Vajpayee in today's HT Cafe (21st Oct) in their Picking Order column about my current 5 favourite songs.

Top 5 Songs on my playlist
Picking 5 favourite songs of all time is virtually impossible because there’s always something new or old that keeps popping up on my playlist that blows my mind, so I’ll just pick 5 songs that I’m currently loving a lot.

1)“This Life" by Curtis Stigers & The Forest Rangers: A TV show I’m really enjoying these days is Sons Of Anarchy. I love everything about it and the first thing that really caught my attention right up in Season 1 was the fantastic opening track for the show. Check out both the song and the show if you’re not already hooked on to it.

2)“Something” by The Beatles: Irrespective of what new songs and artists I’m listening to, songs of The Beatles are something that I can go back to anytime. Of all the incredible songs they’ve made, my number one song is “Something”. It was written by George Harrison and has been covered officially by over 150 artists worldwide. I would love to someday record it my way too.
Here's the original:
And here's a version with just George Harrison playing it.

3)“Walt Grace's Submarine Test, January 1967” by John Mayer: I truly believe that John Mayer is the greatest artist of this generation. His songwriting and musicality is beyond belief…but more than that he’s a fantastic story teller. This song, more than any other is a testament to that fact. From his latest album “Born And Raised”, this is my favourite song.

4)“I Can’t Tell You Why” by Vince Gill: One of my top bands of all time is The Eagles. Now, a whole bunch of country artists got together and released a compilation tribute album to The Eagles called “Common Threads: The Songs Of The Eagles” and Vince Gill’s version of “I Can’t Tell You Why” really blows me away. It’s my one of my go-to late night, endless-loop songs. Originally it was sung by the incredible Timothy B. Schmit of The Eagles. In fact, it was the first Eagles song in which he sang lead vocals and I think it’s one of their very best!
And well here's a live version by The Eagles as well:

5)“Nayane Lajavit” by Anand Bhate: Yeah. I know. This is always a surprise to everyone. This song was my callertune for over a year, and I always had people wondering if they’d called the right person. Yes, I’m a rock n roll guy who sings in English, but I’ve always loved Indian classical music. This song is from the soundtrack of the National Award-winning Marathi film, “Balgandharva”. I firmly believe that film has the greatest soundtrack that I have ever heard for an Indian movie. I first heard this song by the great Kumar Gandharva; but probably because I call Anand Bhate a friend, his version is a lot more special to me.

Okay I'm a little blown away. HOW is it that NO one has put up songs of Balgandharva on youtube?!
This is appalling!
All right then. I'm putting it up :)
Here it is, brand new on youtube for specially for this episode of The MJ Show :)

I also want to share another version I love with you guys. Here's a version of the song sung by the great Kumar Gandharva.
(And in fact, even this is one of the songs of an album dedicated to Balgandharva, sung by Kumarji, that I had put up on youtube many months ago.)

That's about it for tonight.
Good to get The MJ Show back on. Got loads of great music to talk about in the days to come.

Let me know what you think about the songs on: or in the comments here :)

It is now time for me to say take care and have a nice day! :)
This is your Musicman...Mihir Joshi...signing off!


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