Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Musical Treat : Sunday with SPB

Last Sunday was a magical one. Myself with my family listened to the legend SPB singing rare Illayaraja numbers. The concert name " Naanum Raajavum" meaning "Myself and Raaja" held at Kamarajar Arangam in Chennai.

The hall was jam packed. Listeners poured  in a chaotic manner. Seats were given to so many people. Lots of confusion and arguments were going on which made first few minutes a really tensed duration. Later the SPB music relaxed every one's mind. The orchestra "Gopal Sapthaswarangal" did a very good job. Each one in the troupe was very talented.

SPB's voice were crystal clear and mesmerizing. He also shared his experiences and musical details plus his learning in between each numbers.

I was very happy for my mom and dad because they were very relaxed and enjoying the pleasant music. Actually my parents are rarely found relaxed and without work. They love music.  My brother was helping my uncle know the movie name for each song. Hope my brother also enjoyed it as I did.

Nishok's first concert ever. He was not comfortable. He said he spend nice time with me after ages. Totally a jolly family outing with such a musical treat.

I am listing out the songs he sang and I am downloading all the songs. The songs were rare and the numbers had more job involved for each one in the orchestra than the singer. The amount of effort they had put in was clearly evident.

Songs which I loved were Sundari (Thalapathy), Kaatu Kuyilu (Thalapathy) , Vizhiyille (100 vathu Naal)

List of songs:

  1. Mahaganapathim
  2. Akkarai Cheemai 
  3. Nee padhi Naan Paathi
  4. Mounama Geetham (SPB's first song in the concert)
  5. Poonthalir Aada
  6. Paatu Thalaivan
  7. Pon Maalai Paneer Thoorum
  8. Oh.. Vasantha Raaja
  9. Kanmaniye kadhal enbathu 
  10. Hey Roja 
  11. Kodai kaala kaatre
  12. Roja onnundru mutham ketkum neram
  13. Meendum Meendum vaa - Vikram
  14. Andhi Varum Neram
  15. Kanne Kalai mane
  16. Kadhal Kavithai padithidum
  17. Rojavai Thaalatum Thendral
  18. Sundari Kannal Oru Sedhi
  19. Isai Thodanguthama
  20. Vizhiyile (100th naal)
  21. Adhi kaalai neram
  22. Kaatukuyil
  23. Minminuku kannil oru minnal
  24. Thoongatha vizhigal rendu
  25. Poongathave

Book Review : Dan Brown's Inferno

   Dan Brown's fourth novel in Robert Langdon Series is finally out. I had preordered the book in which rendered a very good service in getting the book on my hands on the day of the book release.

I m very proud to say that Inferno is my first book which I ordered before the book was actually out. I was proud showing off this book in my hand during  break time and lunch hours in office cafe. 

I wanted to complete this book at least within a week so that I can give first hand review.  I got the book on 15th of May and completed on 19th of May 2013. In addition, this book completed my goal of reading fifteen books by this year with pride.

OK more into Inferno. Whatte an immense hard work! Fantastic research on the histories. Visual tours to Florence, Venice and Istanbul.  The book had a gripping plot which made me stick to the book till the last word in the last page. It can serve as an research material. But the story is more or less the same as that of Angels and Demons. Threat to earth, genius and brave lady lead, more or less a day's story similar to Angels and Demons. 

This book cultivates the idea of reading the classic novel Inferno by Dante. This book talks a lot about Dante's Inferno and also in and out of Florence.

Few pages made me doze off! But I promise this is a must read in Robert Langdon series. No doubt this will be a made a movie! I love Robert Langdon series. Expecting a different plot in this series with Robert Langdon as Lead.

Characters I just loved in this book : Robert Langdon, Sienna Brooks, Martha ( the pregnant lady) , Sinskey and Bruder!