Saturday, September 22, 2012

VenuG Presents @ random ghazhal, Written by Shayar Mohsin Naqvi, Itni Muffat Baad Mile ho, Itni Muddat Baad Mile Ho, Kin Sochon Mein Ghum Rehte Ho sung by Ghulam Ali and Peenaz Masani

आदाब अर्ज़ है
पेशाह खिदमत है एक ऐसी बेहतरीन ग़ज़ल
जिसको मेरी उम्र के हर ग़ज़ल फराज को यह ग़ज़ल दिल के काफी करीब होगी
और इसे सुनकर उस हर शक्स की आँखों में इश्क़ का वो ज़लज़ला जो जवानी के दिनों में रहा होगा,
आपे आप आ जाएगा
मूलहीजा फरमाइए हुज़ूर

~ग़ज़ल :~इतनी मुद्दत बाद मिले हो~इतनी मुद्दत बाद मिले हो~कीन सोचों में गुम रहते हो~

पर, मुझे अब, जब भी यह ग़ज़ल सुनाई पढ़ती है, मुझे उस्ताद ग़ुलाम आली, का मुसकुराता चेहरा जहन में अनायास आ जाता है।

ग़ज़ल :~इतनी मुद्दत बाद मिले हो~इतनी मुद्दत बाद मिले हो~कीन सोचों में गुम रहते हो~
शायर : मोहसीन नक़वी

गुलूकार : ग़ुलाम आली / पीनाज मसानी / तृशा बिशवास / दिलराज कौर / के वेणुगोपाल मेनॉन ( VenuG )

मौसिकुई : ग़ुलाम आली

मुलाहिजा फरमाएँ आज शब को यह उम्दा और बेहतरीन ग़ज़ल।

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Monideepa Ami Tomake Bhalo Bashi Bangla Gaan (Song) written, composed and sung by VenuG

Monideepa Ami Tomake Bhalo Bashi
Song in Bangla
Written, Composed and Sung by VenuG
Kolkata, Saturday, 15TH September, 2012

The Song is inspired by my love for My Monideepa,
(My wife of 26 Years 1986-2012),
My Shree,

My Infatuated Love of 10 Years (Again Shree from 1969 to 1979)
And also my Girlfriend of 7 Years (Again Shree 1979-1986)
There may be many Kalpana's
But the fact remains,
In my dreams it is
Since the Song is in Bangla
Shree could not fit in Meter / Kafiya
So in popped Monideepa into my brain
(Purely a figment of my imagination with a picture of Shree)
Pkease Read and YOU MUST listen to it 

Friday, August 17, 2012

Hindi Song Medley InfinityBandKolkata Feat. VenuG a Wishlist which I will execute soon

O P Nayyar Mera Salam Leja Maang Ke Saath Ello Ello
Chandan Mein, Dekh Lo Aaj Humkop Mera Raja Beta Pooche Ek Paheli
Fuzon Fusion how seamlessly this will fuse songs

Check this wishlist

Kindly suggest dhan tan dhan tan dhan tan dhan tan songs like mere raja beta beats
for this fusion Bollywood Medley

Aaja Aaja Mai Hoon Pyar

source is this blog for lyrics of chandan mein

Set 1 Soft Dhant Tan Dhan Tan
Ao Ji Ao Ji Kailasa Kailash Kher
Dekh Lo Aaj Humko Jee Bhar Ke
Mera Raja Beta Puche ek paheli

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Jab Dil Hi toot gaya, Hum Jee ke Kya Karenge

                       My sister called up and told me that, our 1st Landlord at Jaipur, Shri Khajan Singh Sharma , breathed his last, 3 days back, my day was ruined. Between 9th June 1969 & 1st October 1984 with a gap of around  2 years in between 1971 and 1972 when we were in Kerala , we My Parents, My sister and myself, and my cousin Vijayraghavan, lived in this house C-12, Moti Marg, Bapu Nagar, Jaipur 302004(later 302015) Rajasthan. The address, which I can never forget.

                  A tsunami of memories, Oh! Tears, Oh! Pain, Oh! Angst. The Feeling , which floods your mind, whenever, you remember the house, where you spent, your childhood, adolescence  days, youth, school days, college days, university days, where you fell in Love. Ah Moti Marg.:((( I miss that place terribly even now. The pang to return to your nest, your roots, where you became , what you are today.

   It was 9th June 1969, we landed in Jaipur, our truck unloading our household effects, there was a sense of pain, of losing your childhood friends, I was 9 then, I had 1 real friend, Atul Vyas, in Mahesh School Jodhpur, my classmate, my soul-mate, the one who used to hit birds with " Gulel " ( catapult / sling ) at Kabutar (pigeons) and Kamedi ( Dove), the one who gave me Keri Achar ( Raw mango pickle), who used to go with me to Rawat Mishthan Bhandar, Sardarpura, where we used to eat Mirchi Bada/ Makkhan Bada & Pyaz (Onion/Garlic) & Mawa ( Thickened Milk) Kachoris ( a fried Marwari dish) .

             Here I was all of 9 , silent, shy, innocent kid, dreamy eyed, I still remember the time, it was 07:00 IST. I was wearing a grey knicker, and a blue check bush shirt, sitting in the veranda, and there , in the opposite veranda was a 5 year something, holding the pillar, singing

a b c d e f g, h i j k lmnop, lmnopqrst, u v w.. x y z :-) my childhood buddy, then my only girlfriend ever, now my wife of 25 years, My Shree..

                          The 1st day was spent, at the terrace, a huge house, had 8 tenants, behind the house was a huge Jamun Tree, it was June, and I still remember, Koel was singing, koo oo koo oo , peacocks were on the opposite house, Moti doongri was visible from House, I ate Jamuns, how many I dunno, maybe a kilo, the toungue was deep purple, 1st day food was from outside, Janta Store (Janta Store is still there, in Bapu Nagar, shop, now a Bakery shop, selling bread, biscuits and namkin, ice-creams, and the Central Market Bapu Nagar, is by practice, by us oldies of Jaipur, still called Janta Store and not Central Market. ) ke samosey, Paliwal ji ki dukan ke, God, may his soul REST IN PEACE, Mr Paliwal, was a retired army Jawan, and he ran a shop, out of his retirement funds, not much to write about, but samosey, waah, kya samsey the woh. Hot, fresh and hygienic. Mr Paliwal, later became, my childhood frrined Vakul, and now my brother-in-law Vakul's mentor, he was a great human being, used to guide young boys, well, in positive thinking.

                   The colony was posh, neighbors were big shots, later my HOD Dr Late K S Mathur, his son , Rajat, later became my school chum, from Nirmala School. Rent a ROYAL Rupees 110(my  Late Dad,earned Rs 300 then, this was 1969, the year Aradhana released. Summer of 69.
Jaipur, I love you so...

                         Day 2 05:00 AM IST Sharp, I HEAR SOMEONE SINGING K L Saigal, Babul Mora, Naihar peechey chuto jai, I casually ask my Dad, I used to sleep in the same Bed room then. I was 9 you see..

Me:                     Achchaa ? 8 baj gaye kya? ( Dad ?, is it 8 AM ?)
Dad:                    So ja, abhi paanch bajein hain, buddhoo ( Go back to sleep, you dumbo, it is only 5 AM )

mE:                     To phir, yeh 5 baje, K.L.SAIGAL, kaun ga raha hai? (Then who is singing K.L.SAIGAL,
                           at 5 AM ? )

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Who is a Busker, What is Busking : Street Performers : I restrict to Music

What is Busking?
Who is a Busker?

                           A Busker is a Street Performer, a Street Musician, Minstrel, Troubadour who engages himself / or herself in any form of public entertainment,. Busking is the practice of performing in public places , for gratuities, which are generally in the form of money and edibles. 
                                   Performances can be just about anything that people find entertaining. Performers may do acrobatics, animal tricks, balloon twisting, fire breathing, card tricks, caricatures, clowning, comedy, contortions and escapades, dance, singing, fire-breathing, fortune-telling, juggling, magic, mime and a mime variation where artiste performs as a living statue, musical performance, puppetry, snake charming, storytelling or rcite poetry as a bard. street art such as sketching and painting, street theater, sword swallowing, and even put on a flea circus. [Source entirely lifted verbatim from Wikipedia] . 

                    In case you want to know more about Busking check the Wikipedia entry Street Performance HERE .
                             Some of the Important places known for Busking are New Orleans:Louisiana, Chicago: Illinois, , Oslo, Venice, Toronto, Edinburgh, London, Montreal & Paris.  If you want to know about more places. check them out at Wikipedia link HERE . This is if you want to undertake Busking.
                            I can easily explain what Busking is with a video by James Emma Caitlin Ciaran. who uses an id TBoneWilson1978 on youtube, the video is aptly titled


" A day in the life of a busker. A mini-documentary about me Busking in Sheffield "

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Blowin' In The Wind : Bob Dylan for Nobel Price for Literature A Poet, Singer, Songwriter, Harmonica Player, Acoustic Guitarist and My Childhood Idol

I propose the Name of Robert Allen Zimmerman A.K.A. 
Bob Dylan, for this years Nobel Prize for Literature.
As a poet, he deserves it !!!
As a poet he deserves it !!!

Blowin' In The Wind
Do You Remember?
Reemember The Time ?

An Awesome Post on A V Club
with wonderful video sets with harmonica and Bob Dylan


A Guide to Bob Dylan, from '60s to now
Do read the above post without fail if you love Dylan 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Vagabond Original Song Written, Composed and Sung by VenuG

 Vagabond by VenuG (Me) 
Demonstration of  Live Songwriting
on Video
Written and composed
in 5 minutes tune and words

On 8th February, 2012 , in Kharghar Mumbai, at my sisters place, I Remember especially, because, I was photographed by!/RoycinD , on the 9th, February, in THIS PIC :=> HERE

Friday, June 22, 2012

World Music Day 2012 Celebrations in Kolkata India 21st June 2012

World Music Day
21st June
Begining of the summer solistice
The Longest Day

               The Fête de la Musique, also known as World Music Day, is a music festival taking place on June 21.World Music Day is a day on which the world celebrates the magical gift of music., refers to a music festival which began in France June 21,1981 and is now celebrated around the world.. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

World Music Day Thursday 21st June 2012 My list of World Music. The Best with Links on wikipidea Yenjoy






21st June 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Best Link for (Read Hindi) Indian Film Songs based on raagas . Raag Songs

  Some Indian Film Songs Based On Raags



Mujhe Tum Kabhi Bhi Bhula Na Sakogey, Badshah-e-Ghazal , Ghazal Faraaz Voice of God Mehdi Hassan A True Son Of Rajasthani Music and Ghazals

Why Mehdi Hassan is Important to Me


This song has a very important role in my life, this is the song, with which I first time proposed to my then girlfriend, and now my wife of 26 years Shree. Year 1978. I was 18 then :) Oh! those years.

 Mehdi Hassan sings and Ahmad Faraz reads Ranjish hi sahi

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Monsoom Wedding : Listen to the falling Rain, Listen to it Fall

The sound of rain w/o music

HUGE Fierce Monsoon hits India - The First Rains

If you watch this video on youtube
on your right side
scores of videos
about Monsoon Hitting Kerala Coast
each of which is amazing to watch

In the morning MET spokesman said , " Monsoon,  was to hit Kerala coast on 1st June , though delayed by 4 days will hit Kerala , today 5th June , and it will be normal , set my mind on this blog post on Songs based on Rain.

    I just Googled  "Monsoon rains hit Kerala " and look what I found :-))) MONSOON HAD ACTUALLY HIT KERALA !!! MET is right thanks to weather satelites. Their accuracy is unquestionable. So lets hope it reduces prices and improves Sensex. .

What I found on Google were sopme awesome pictures.

Monday, June 4, 2012

I'm a Flirt , Right Since Birth a Broadway Jazz Frank Sinatra number written, composed and sung by Me ( VenuG) with Video Yenjooooooooyyyyyyyhh

That's me performing this song live :)
I'm a Flirt (Original Creation) Inspired by Tiger Woods by VenuG with Sourav Banerjee
At IndyRocKol , Sujata Sadan, Kolkata
on 15th August 2010.
(Read HERE for Op-Ed on the Concert organised by me )

I'm a Flirt
a song
written and composed
by K.Venugopal Menon
for 'OPEN MIC'
Picture me singing like Frank Sinatra/Gene Kelly
maybe picture 'NEW YORK NEW YOUR'

Sunday, June 3, 2012

My Intitation Into Music

My love for Music How it all started

National Ekco,: U764 [Radio] ID = 902243 933x803

Full details on the above link

    I don't know oe remember if we had a gramophone, but somehow I remember having heard Hawa mein udta jaye from Barsaat(1949) , Songs from Anmol Ghadi , Udan Khatole mein ud jaaon by Shmashad Begum(1946) & my dads favourite Frank Sinatra song Love and marriage it was a borrowed.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

I am Nothing Special, In fact I am a bit of a Bore, So I say Thank You for the Music, for giving it to me :))))


Im nothing special, in fact Im a bit of a bore
If I tell a joke, you've probably heard it before
But I have a talent, a wonderful thing
cause everyone listens when I start to sing
Im so grateful and proud
All I want is to sing it out loud

So I say
Thank you for the music, the songs Im singing
Thanks for all the joy they're bringing
Who can live without it, I ask in all honesty
What would life be?
Without a song or a dance what are we?
So I say thank you for the music
For giving it to me