Category Archives: Music

The Big Boss is Back

It took hulking Rick Ross whole two years to release another album after Teflon Don (2010). Since the Port of Miami (2006), his first studio album, I’ve been a huge fan of this burly hip-hopper. And now his new album God Forgives, I Don’t has been leaked on the file sharing sites. Official release, however, is set for July 31, 2012.


Man, it took me a heck of a patience to wait for this album which was previously rumored to release in mid-2011.


Five Best Nepali Film Songs

Though I’ve not much seen Nepali films, I’ve always been an admirer of their songs. Granted, most Nepali films are of mediocre quality, poorly made, but nonetheless they’re quite good on their musical side. Here are the best 5 I like most among thousands of aurally pleasant Nepali film songs in no particular order:

  1. Yo Katha ho Trishna Mero by Kumar Sanu  (from Trishna)
  2. Ukali Orali Gardai by Sonu Nigum  (from Simana)
  3. Tungna ko Dhunma by Indrajeet Mijar  (from Rahar)
  4. Jindagi Khola Jastai Bagirahecha by Anup Jalota  (from Bhaauju)
  5. Tinpate Dada Katera by Sadhna Sergum  (from Deukie)

A Real Weepie

Well-known Lok Dohori singer Pashupati Sharma has sung a song that sounds so utterly sad that anyone who listens it may certainly feel choked, crestfallen. The song आमा तिम्रो दुधको भारा तिर्न सकिनँ is about a son’s lamentation for failing to serve his mother. The character is toiling hard in foreign land to make ends meet and he’s sorrowful for not being with and serving his mother who’s languishing in hardships back home.

You can’t help but be all tearful if you ‘immerse’ into this real weepie.

Drake and I are Chums!

Well, one of my friends looks same as Drake, the US rapper. I think I’ve already mentioned him in previous entries some years back. He’s Vola Subedi, lives in Pokhara, is in his mid 30s and married and has a child of 4. Everytime I watch Drake videos on VH1 or computer, I can’t help picturing Mr. Subedi. He’s not as tall and hunky as Drake (how many are there in Nepal who’re 6’ tall?!) but his countenance looks incredibly same as the newbie African-American hip-hoper.

Not convinced yet? Come Pokhara-16 and gawk him in person!

Wanna be my Chammak Challo?

Akon will surely break the record made by ‘’Deshi Girl’’ and ‘Munni Badnam Hui’’, hit item numbers,  with his new Bollywood song!

This is not a boneheaded prediction only.

Akon was roped into doing a catchy Hindi single Wanna be my Chammak Challo  for a Shaharukh Khan movie. Once the song is officially released, it will be an instant hit, I predict.

Akon has not released an album since 2008’s Freedom. Man, when will he release his new album?! I’m already getting so desperate!

शीतल दिने पीपल शमी छ…

मिठै खा’छु नराम्रो ला’छैन तर पनि मन खुशी भा’छैन

शीतल दिने पीपल शमी छ,

अरू मलाई पुगेकै छ सानु तिमी छैनौ तिम्रै कमी छ…

While I’m bed-ridden because of this goddamn flu, this beautiful Dohori song from Yam Bahadur Chhetri and Bishnu Majhi is kind of soothing me. Yeah, I’m quite enjoying this great composition even as I’m writhing on the bed. I first listened this song in Kathmandu (I had made a jaunt there a week ago), since then I’ve been admiring the composition from Yam Bahadur Chhetri. Bishnu Majhi has yet again proved her artistry on singing.

The chorus in this song invokes the gone days when there were a lot of ‘Chautaris’ in the villages, towns and the countryside. Pipal, Bar and Sami were the only trees planted on Chautaris for shade. Now the uncontrolled road construction and other construction works elsewhere have destroyed much of such ancestral monuments.

This song ‘शीतल दिने पीपल शमी छ’ can be searched elsewhere on the web. I’ve also uploaded a clip of this song to my Windows Live Skydrive site.

Truly a very very beautiful Dohori.

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Did You Listen These Songs?

Well, if you haven’t, then do now. These songs are nice, truly for ‘high-end’ aural pleasure. These songs epitomize the work of Dohori mavens Pashupati Sharma, Kulendra Bishwokarma and playback legend Udit Narayan Jha. Two of them are recent Dohori numbers (‘झल्को दिनदिन देखे चिन्दिनँ’ from Pashupati Sharma and ‘आँखामा बस्या भए बगाउनेथें आँसुले’ by Kulendra Bishwokarma) and the other is a recent Nepali film (sorry, I don’t remember the name) song: ‘फूलपाती भाकेर मनकामना’ from Udit Narayan Jha.

Get the songs here