Sunday, October 7, 2012

Song - Mahalakshmi Kuranarasa Lahari by Thejasvi V

This is a Carnatic song Mahalakshmi Karunarasa Lahari rendered by my niece Thejasvi. Composed by Muthuswamy Dhikshithar by Ragam Madhava Manohari which is Janyaragam of Kharaharapriya, the 22nd Melakarta Ragam.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Song - Ennai Thaalaatta Varuvaala

This is my first attempt at singing a full length karaoke song. It is Ennai Thaalaatta Varuvaala from the movie Kaadhalukku Mariyaadhai, one of my all time favorites. I just love the interludes in this song; only the great Ilayaraja can give such beautiful music even in between stanzas. I say this because there was a time when the interlude music in Tamil film songs was rather simple and the very same music was repeated after each stanza. Ilayaraja sir came and changed all that and you know, when a composer has enjoyed composing a song, it really shows in the tune. Hope I can sing more of his melodies.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Song - Pirai Thedum - sung by my sister and me

Another song sung by my sister. I have done some supporting vocals too. The song is Pirai Thedum from the movie Mayakkam Enna.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Song - Mannipaaya

After a short break, here's another song. This time sung by my sister. The song is Mannipaaya from the movie Vinnai Thaandi Varuavaya. Originally recorded on my iPhone using Garageband for iOS, additional sound effects were added by me on the Mac version.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Song - Pookodiyin Punnagai

Third and last post for today. My version of another song Pookodiyin Punnagai from the movie Iruvar

Song - Narumugaiye

Second song for the day. Narumugaiye from Iruvar. A friend of mine tells me I have sung it a tad faster than the original.

Song - Nila Kaaygiradhu

Here's the song Nila Kaaygiradhu from the movie Indira. This song was originally sung by Hariharan and is the sad version of the same song by Harini.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Song - Azhage Sugama

This is one of my favorite songs. Azhage Sugama from Paarthale Paravasam. The mix of romance and pathos in the song is incredible. The violin bits are very good too. The original was sung by Sreenivas and Sadhna Sargam.

Song - Enna Idhu Enna Idhu

This is a really nice song - Enna Idhu Enna Idhu from the movie Nala Dhamayanthi. The music is by Ramesh Vinayagam and originally sung by Ramesh Vinayagam and Chinmayee. Here's my short version of it.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Song - Pani Vizhum Malarvanam

The third and last post for today: a couple of lines from the song Pani Vizhum Malarvanam. For the uninitiated the movie is Ninaivellam Nithya. The original song was sung by S. P. B. in Ilayaraja's music. S. P. B.'s songs give me a shiver when I think I attempted to sing them.  But like I said in one of the earlier posts I have to keep recording and posting. So anyway, here it is.

Song - Anthiveyil Ponnudhirum

This is the song Anthiveyil Ponnudhirum from Ulladakkam. This recording is a bit longer  since I have sung one of the stanzas. Once again touching music by Ouseppachan to the lyrics of Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri

Song - Main Shayar Tho Nahin

Three songs recorded today. Here's the first one: a small bit from the ever romantic song Main Shayar Tho Nahin from the movie Bobby.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Song - Pranaya Sowgandhigangal

Another romantic song bit. This time it is Pranaya Sowgandhigangal from the malayalam movie Darling Darling. Nice melody by Ouseppachan.

Song - Main Agar Kahoon

The song Main Agar Kahoon from the movie Om Shanti Om. I could not get a karaoke for this song and as usual had to compensate with reverb and echo (courtesy of GarageBand). Hope it turned out tolerable.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Song - Theendai Mei Theendai

After a short break, here's a small bit from the song Theendai Mei Theendai from the film En Swaasa Kaatre. Here's the original just in case.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Song - Mann Mohana

Here is another high pitched song. A (thankfully?!!!) short fragment of the song Mann Mohana from Jodha Akbar. Not sure what it is with me and these high pitched songs today. I have used the Vocal Reflection effect from the great GarageBand to give a more spatial feeling. You can check out the original song on youtube

Song - Tere Mere Beech Mein

Here's a rather bold attempt, a fragment of the eternal song Tere Mere Beech Mein from Ek Duje Ke Liye. For the uninitiated here is the original song. For the others hope you can bear my attempt at this song.

Song - O Sathi Re

A post after a short break. Here's the song O Sathi Re from the film Omkara. My version has more bass to it than Vishal Bhardwaj's original.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Song - Padaam Namukku Paadam

Again one more old song. Padaam Namukku Paadam from the movie Yuvajanotsavam (1986). Excellent music by Raveendran and the original song was rendered by K. J. Yesudas and S. P. Shailaja.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Song - Oru Chiri Kandal - Karaoke

My first attempt at singing karaoke. This is the initial part of the song Oru Chiri Kandal from the movie Ponmudi Puzhayorathu. Music by the great Ilayaraja and originally sung by Vijay Yesudas and Manjari. I found that singing to the sound of instruments, especially the syncing part is rather tough. :-). I have sung this same song earlier without the music and it felt easier at that time.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Song - Dil Kyun Yeh Mera

A short stretch of the song Dil Kyun Yeh Mera Shor Karen from the movie Kites. Nice and simple lyrics and tune. Wonderful work by Rajesh Roshan and Shaan in the original song. Here's my version of it.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Song - Vellai Pookal

Just a small bit of the song Vellai Pookal from Kannathil Mutthamittaal. I have added the Ambient Vocals effect from Garageband as a trial. Here's the original in case you are curious.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Song - Raja Raja Chozhan

One more for the day - the song Raja Raja Chozhan from Rettai Vaal Kuruvi. Composed by the great Ilayaraja, the original song was sung by K. J. Yesudas. I love the guitar bits and bass runs from this song, Of course you won't find these in my silent background version below. ;-).

Song - Yamuna Veruthe Paadunnu

Okay, here's the next song. Yamuna Veruthe Padunnu from the movie Ore Kadal. Again wonderful music by Ouseppachan. The original was sung by the female singer Shwetha Mohan so there is like a change of tone with my rendition. Added a little vocal reflection effect to spruce it up. All songs in this movie are supposed to be in the same raagam so you will likely find a similarity between this and the song in my previous post.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Song - Nagaram Vidhuram

This is a short bit of the song Nagaram Vidhuram from Ore Kadal. The music is by Ouseppachan and lyrics are written by Girish Puthenchery. I might add a longer version of this song at a later time. Here is a link to the original song

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Song - Chalte Chalte

Okay, here's the song Chalte Chalte from a 1976 Hindi movie of the same name. My rendition of the Kishore Kumar classic which oddly features in most college farewell parties. I'll let you draw your own conclusions on how it has come out. :-)

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Song - Yaar Yaar Sivam

Here's the song Yaar Yaar Sivam from the movie Anbe Sivam. Set to tune by Vidyasagar this song is an example of how a simple song, both in lyrics and tune, can become the soul of a movie. The lyrics extends the rationalist thoughts which runs through out the movie. Of course, the movie by itself is a classic. I have not sung the chorus part of the song so it might sound a bit different from the original.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Song - Theerthakarayinile

This song Theerthakarayinile is from the classic movie Varumayin Niram Sivappu. It has beautiful lyrics by Subramania Bharathi set to tune by the great M. S. Viswanathan. You can check out the original song here on youtube.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Song - Ayiram Kannumaay

This is a short bit from the song Ayiram Kannumaay from Nokketha Dhoorathu Kannum Nattu. Added a little reverb and echo effect from Garageband. The song is simple but sweet in its lyrics and music is by Jerry Amaldev.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Song - Poomanam Poothulanje

This is a very short bit from the song Poomanam Poothulanje. The move is Etho Oru Swapnam (1978) and the music was composed by Salil Chowdary. Here is the youtube link to the Original Song

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Song - Hari Murali Ravam

This song is from the movie Aram Thampuran. I like the song very much and wanted to see how it comes out when I sing. Couple of things. This is not the full song, only a part of it. Also, I did not have any notions of equalling or even coming close to the original sung by K. J. Yesudas. It's here because I can record (Have Garageband!, Will Record!!!) and there is a place to upload it. ;-) :-)

That said, I hope my love for the song helped me bring in the feeling of the actual, if not the effect of it.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Song - Thamara Noolinal

This is a song from a lesser known malayalam movie, Mullavalliyum Thenmaavum. The music by Ousepachan is too good. Hope my singing does some amount of justice to the original

Song - Ariyathe Ishtamaay

The song Ariyathe Ishtamaay from Pandippada. Music is by Suresh Peters


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Song - Ponnola Thumbi

Last song post for today. Ponnola Thumbi from the movie Mazhavillu. Music is by Mohan Sithara. You might want to hear the original on youtube here

Song - Premikumbol

A simple song with touching lyrics. I have sung only the initial part of it. The movie is Salt'N'Pepper

Song - Anuraaga Vilochananaayi

This is a nice song from the movie Neelathamara with music by Vidyasagar. My attempt at singing it.

Song - Oru Chiri Kandal

Originally an excellent song by Ilayaraja in the movie Ponmudi Puzhayorathu. I have used the Ambient Voices effect from GarageBand to bring in the echo...

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012

Song - Nee Ninaindhaal

This is a tamil classical song Nee Ninaindhaal. Wonderful lyrics...

Song - Pirai Thedum


Monday, January 16, 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012