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GoonJ – Tamanna

GoonJ – Tamanna

Just in case you’ve not listened me singing yet, here is one such song. 🙂

Hope you enjoy it! 😉

Love,
RokZRooM


Starry Starry Night…

Starry, starry night.
Paint your palette blue and grey,
Look out on a summer’s day,
With eyes that know the darkness in my soul.
Shadows on the hills,
Sketch the trees and the daffodils,
Catch the breeze and the winter chills,
In colors on the snowy linen land. 

Now I understand what you tried to say to me,
How you suffered for your sanity,
How you tried to set them free.
They would not listen, they did not know how.
Perhaps they’ll listen now. 

Starry, starry night.
Flaming flowers that brightly blaze,
Swirling clouds in violet haze,
Reflect in Vincent’s eyes of china blue.
Colors changing hue, morning field of amber grain,
Weathered faces lined in pain,
Are soothed beneath the artist’s loving hand. 

Now I understand what you tried to say to me,
How you suffered for your sanity,
How you tried to set them free.
They would not listen, they did not know how.
Perhaps they’ll listen now. 

For they could not love you,
But still your love was true.
And when no hope was left in sight
On that starry, starry night,
You took your life, as lovers often do.
But I could have told you, Vincent,
This world was never meant for one
As beautiful as you. 

Starry, starry night.
Portraits hung in empty halls,
Frameless head on nameless walls,
With eyes that watch the world and can’t forget.
Like the strangers that you’ve met,
The ragged men in the ragged clothes,
The silver thorn of bloody rose,
Lie crushed and broken on the virgin snow. 

Now I think I know what you tried to say to me,
How you suffered for your sanity,
How you tried to set them free.
They would not listen, they’re not listening still.
Perhaps they never will… 

~ Don McLean

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One Step

Long time back I saw a song on VH1, titled “The Importance of Being Idle”. Not that I fell in love with the song, but the message was excellent. When you’ve got nothing to do, whatever your do would most probably be the reflection of your inner desire, or as Steve Jobs had put it, “…somehow your heart already knows what you want!”

Sorry for not being around much, but you may agree how difficult it is in such times… a blank and bleak state of conscience, seeking desparetely for a ray of hope. You may just not know which step it is that can take you to the destination you really desire. You may even be unaware of that desire itself.

What to do?

Well, Enigma has already sang it, in the song Goodbye Milky Way – “Follow your heart, believe in faith..”;  I strongly recommend listening to this song, for a better, bigger vision that it helps listener visualize… dream big…here’s the lyrics:

“Goodbye Milky Way”

Shall I go, shall I stay
107 light years away
many times, so many doubts
But no reason to talk about

Mission is over, mission is done
I will miss you, children of the sun
But it’s time to go away
Goodbye milky way

For a better world without hate
Follow your heart, believe in fate
Only visions and the mind
Will guide you to the light

Mission is over mission is done
I will miss you children of the sun
But it’s time to go away
Goodbye milky way

Mission is over, mission is done
I will miss you children of the sun
I go home until someday
I say goodbye, goodbye milky way

In 5 bilions years the Andromeda galaxy will collide with our milky way
A new gigantic Cosmic world will be born

So, I thought lets not think for a while, and just do… act.  🙂

And I spent some 17000 Rs. to buy a midi controller.. thinking may be its the next step. Got it yesterday! And started believing in my dream again!

Roland Edirol PCR 300

Roland Edirol PCR 300

When you think of what’s to gain, or to loose. When you weigh the bet, its seems its not easy. Its not meant to be. But when you think again, nothing else really matters. Everything else is secondary!

Toughest thing about any change that one desires, is to act upon it. But all it takes is a little courage, and the first few steps – One step at a time. And, to learn THIS, you got to be sitting idle for more than a while. 😉

Let’s see where does it take me.

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And that’s how I live through Music!

Ronak R. / RokZRooM / MOTA-Blogs



Album Review : 21st Century Breakdown by Green Day

If you’ve known me for long enough, you might know that I get deeply engrossed by and involved with the music I listen, I adapt, I love, and then… I live through.

There hasn’t been good new releases (for my taste) for quite some time in the international rock spectrum recently! But this one captured me, completely.

After the much acclaimed American Idiot, Green Day comes with another wonderful album with their own signature elements! If truth must be told, I never listened much of rock till I came across Metallica (well, thats too solid a taste for all to start with, but I loved their evergreen titles anyway! And yes, I can proudly say, I love rock!!!) Coming back to the Green Day’s release, 21st Century Breakdown, there’s much to offer to the listener in the two CD bundle with 18 solid tracks.

One of my close friends once had a discussion with me (when I was much into Hip-Hop and Rap and blues – all at once though for different reasons and specialties) when I argued whether Rock is the evergreen genre or not! I was ignoramus then!?

Especially after coming across some of the best music of the rock scene’s history, my perception changed a bit, giving a a bit preferential treatment and a special place for Rock in my heart.

Coming back to Green Day, I recall the first song I heard from them was Boulevard of Broken Dreams. Still, its one of my all time favorites! They’ve always proved the special place they deserve in the Rock scene.

21st Century Breakdown comes with 3 portions termed as acts. This gives a unique identity by segregating the tracks in a special theme, under the act names Heroes and Cons, Charlatans and Saints, Horseshoes and Handgranades. As always, you’ll fall in love the way they tell you the story.  Its a must-own album for rock fans, with a touch of ballads, a concern for the world overflowing in most of their songs, and lyrics filled with awesomely apt vocab.

Some of the must listen songs, which I’ve been constantly listening and humming for past couple of weeks, are Last Night On Earth, Viva La Gloria, Viva La Gloria (Little Girl), Know Your Enemy, 21 Guns, Restless Heart Syndrome… Ahh, well, each of them is special; and most of it will soothe your Rock appetite for sure. But these all are my (current) favs from this album!

Not saying I am capable of, but if I had to rate this album, it would get a score of something around 84/100. Though it was instinctive, I could separate the scores amongst: Music (19/25), Lyrics (21/25), Theme (20/25) and Technical (24/25) aspects.

GreenDay Official Site |     Green Day on Last.FM

Cheers!!!

RokZRooM / Ronak R.


LTM – Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is here! Once again. It comes and goes like a wind. And leaves me wondering what matters indeed.

I guess, its just another ordinary day with extraordinary emphasis on a feeling that is more omnipresent than the cliche of V-Day itself. It, however, reiterates the importance of this universal feeling called love.

Its not always possible to find the answers… the right answers. So, why not simply enjoy the illusions, the ecstasy and the excitement!

For that, I tried searching songs in my collection that had ‘love’ in its title, or were on my tip of tongue recently. And so here’s the list of one of my favourite Love / Valentine’s Day songs! Check out the latest love songs listed here too, which have got me buzzing for some time recently.  🙂

Love, however, is the most talked about, written about and sung about subject. This is just a gist from the shallow mist. 😛

Know what it feels like Living Through Music?

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LTM – Angels On The Moon

A retrospect of the life often helps unveil the key to fate. However, its crucial to know that neither the revelations of the retrospect nor the future so crafted matters as much as the struggle involved in the revelation. Enjoy the journey. Cherish each moment of present.

The curiosity that mystery holds is often more precious than the truth itself. Why, then, to waste the energy in futile attempt to reach the end, the dead-end, in stead of enjoying the way, the karma, the portion of life which will consume most of our time.

From my personal repository of  i.Quotes, I wanted to share a message for so long. Finally, yesterday I accidently discovered Thriving Ivory, a new artist band; and instanly fell in love with its song Angels On The Moon. A perfect treat! And if Thriving Ivory continues pouring similar passion to their work, may be it can come out as a new LP.

 

i.Quote: Future is secure in the hands of mystery.

 

So, once again, here I’m with a music and a message, ensuring my existance through music.

 

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LTM – Where Do We Draw The Line

When a forlorn heart, filled with dreams, aspirations, emotions, thirst and hunger of love and passion, is stuck amidst insatiability & depression; a ray of shine, of hope, of faith shall emerge only from the depth of a pure conscience.

The feeling of helplessness carries tremendous burden. At such times, it becomes so essential to face the questions, and find the right answers.

This is a song again so special to me.. as it has helped me in standing up again from the odds, compelling me to do what I want while seeking what I love.. to draw my lines.

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Descent is never eternal, its not THE end. But just a pause, a break long enough to help you draw your lines.

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Know what it feels like Living Through Music?

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Living Through Music…

Well, its not just the new tag line I’ve chosen for my artist pages, but its rather a lifestyle I recognize having chosen for so long.

I’ll post lyrics / track names of some of my beloved music, and hope you too enjoy them!

Cheers! 🙂

~ Ronak R.


What’s It All About?

In life, you chase. You run. You insanely desire. But, you need to stop for a while, take a break, and have a close look at what you’re running after. What you’re running for.

Is this what you really desire from life? Is it something that can help you achieve the ultimate goal?

Before answering it, ask this to yourself. Does it really matter? Does it really make a difference? Is it something you “want”, or something you’ll ultimately be “giving” to the world.

Linkin Park put it right in their remix, Enth E ND, “Journey is more important than the end or the start”.

I’d like to say one quote by Jacques Deval here.

God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.

Seems much concealed, right? But not to me. And that’s what matters.

If you love, love. Don’t want.

Its so selfish, humane. And, mind you, not all that is humane is good.

~ Ronak R.

Edited Copy. Original version on Ronak R. – WordPress.

Some experimental sound under production..

Just started a new project… well, not a project.. bit simply a random mash-up.. 😉 I was just checking the output of my new headphones, and this piece sounded superb with it! 🙂

Basically, aiming to make some good rap/soul beats for a family-cousin from Canada. Lets see what comes out..

Btw, you can listen the updated versions of this track on my Muziboo page (see my Muziboo link on Network page here).

Click here to listen the latest upadte.

~ Ronak R.


Create Your Own Music!

I don’t recall a single person who has not been influenced by music in his life. And I don’t think it’s an outcome of my not so good memory at remembering names. Heh. We all like listening to some or the other kind of music. And for those who want to take music as a career, the only option that appears in front of them is singing. But, not everyone is equally good at that, you know. Not even me.

But do you know that those minor flaws don’t matter a lot when you know music is your life, your inspiration, your arsenal. You can make your own music, your own songs, without being much into music or having any music background. Have you ever sung or thought of a drone that you never listened before, the one that you instantaneously created out of a whim? You can make your own music and develop a nice hobby without having to spend a huge budget on the tools or learning the music. How?

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