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Dear Readers: A bit more Bollywood. Listening to “A Rough Guide to Bhangra“, I came across this gem that has kept me going this week.


Shazia Manzoor is a singer
from Rawalpindi who now resides in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. She is a popular singer in Pakistan and India and among the Punjabi diaspora. Shazia Manzoor sings mostly Punjabi music. She has sung various Punjabi folk songs and Punjabi Sufi poems and also sings Urdu songs as well.

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Dear Readers:  This caught my ear today, and I have been playing this in my head all day.

Reminsce reminsce reminsce reminsce
Soniye dil nai lagda tere bina, dil nai lagda tere bina
My heart is restless without you
Soniya dil nai lagda tere bina dil nai lagda tere bina
My heart is restless without you

Ro ro ke din langde ne, raatan nu ginye taare
I spend my days crying, at night i count the stars
Dil taare hoke parda, dis de na sajan pyare
My heart sighz, i cant see my beloved
Aave teri yaad pal pal baad, kaliyan ni kat diyan raatan
I remember you after every moment, nights dont pass alone

Main vee char khote sajana, taare hai gin di raindi,
Darling I also go on the roof at night and count the stars
taang bas rahe milan di, Naini na neendar paindi
I long to meet you, sleep doesn’t enter my eyes
Teri meri saanj, tere haar baat, kat diyan din ro ro sajana
Smthing about spending days crying

Nain ne karan udeekan mulaqaton nu
My eyes wait for our meeting…
Thars gaye kan soniye mithiyan baatan nu
My ears long for your sweet talks
Nain ne karan udeekan mulaqaatan nu,
My eyes wait for our meeting
Thars gaye kan soniye, mithiyan baatan un
My ears long for your sweet talks
Soniye dil nai lagda tere bina dil nai lagda tere bina
My heart is restless without you
Soniya dil nai lagda tere bina dil nai lagda tere bina
My heart is restless without you

Huun tha pachtonde paye ya, ishqe da naag ched ke
Now I regret arousing the snake of love
Kale bas gaunde paye ya, birhon da raag dhed ke
I sing alone…smthin smthin lol
Aunde ne khayal, kade si tu naal, pulda ni sanu tera pyaar
I think about how once you were with me, I cant forget your love
Sati sat paal ki dasan, dil de vich sochan lakhan
What can I say, I think of many things in my heart
Har dam thakdiyan rehndiyan, raanva eh meriyan ankhan
My eyes spend every moment looking at the road (like waiting for him to come back)
Aave na nazar na koi khabar, pulda nai sanu tera pyar
I cant see you, and don’t hear anything from you… I can’t forget your love

Nain ne karan udeekan mulaqaatan nu
My eyes are waiting for our meeting
Thars gaye kan soniye mithiyan baatan nu
My ears long for your sweet talks
Nain ne karan udeekan mulaqaatan nu
My eyes are waiting for us to meet
Thars gaye kan soniya mithiyan baatan nu
My ears long for your sweet talks
Soniye dil nai lagda tere bina, dil nai lagda tere bina
My heart is restless without you
Soniya dil nai lagda tere bina dil nai lagda tere bina
My heart is restless without you
Nain ne karan udeekan mulaqaatan nu
My eyes wait for our meeting
Thars gaye kan soniye mithiyan baatan nu
My ears long for your sweet talks
Nain ne karan udeekan mulaqaatan nu
My eyes wait for our meeting
Thars gaye kan soniya mithiyan baatan nu
My ears long for your sweet talks
Soniye dil nai lagda tere bina, dil nai lagda tere bina
Soniya dil nai lagda tere bina dil nai lagda tere bina
My heart is restless without you

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Dear Readers: I love this haunting song of love and longing so much that I thought it would be a great way to kick off the month that features Valentine’s Day! Enjoy!

kyun
na bole mose mohan kyun
hain roothe roothe mohan kyun
kaise manaun haye
kaise manaun..

why
why doesn’t my beloved (like Lord Krishna) speak to me,
why is my beloved angry with me,
how do I console him..
how do I..

un bin kate na raina
un bin aave na ik pal chaina
un bin jiyoon to kaise main jiyoon haye
bahe naina bhare more naina jhare more naina
mue naina sune nahi kehna bhare more naina


without him my nights don’t pass
without him there is no peace for a moment
without him how do I live..
my eyes flow, my eyes are filled (with tears), my eyes pour,
these damned eyes don’t listen to me and get filled (with tears)..

nainam chhindanti shastrani
nainam dahati pavakah
na chainam kledayantapo
na shoshayati marutah

Weapon cannot harm the soul,
fire cannot burn it,
water cannot wet the soul
and the wind cannot make it dry..

naino ke dwaare aane ke vaade
baandhe aise bolo kaahe
chaukhat pe dil ki, aahat rakhi hai
taakon pe hai tore saaye

the promises to come at the door of eyes,
why did you make? (i.e. why did u say u’d come?)
on the door of heart, the sound of your footsteps is there,
and on the shelves (of heart) there are your images..

un bin unhe manaye
un bin kabhi jo unko rijhaye
un bin chhale hai mora ye jiya haye..

(even) without him it placates him,
(even) without him it tries to cajole him,
without him my heart cheats me..

bahe naina bhare more naina jhare more naina
mue naina sune nahi kehna bhare more naina

komal badi hai saansan ki dori
roothan se bhi toot jaaye
baavan tarah se jee ko manaya
khoje ajahun tori raahein

the string of breaths (i.e. life) is too delicate,
it breaks even if someone gets angry,
I consoled my heart in fifty two ways (i.e., in many ways)
but today it searches for your footsteps only..

un bin unhe main paaun
un bin unhe main garva lagaun
un bin unhi mein more jee lage

(even) without him, I reach him,
(even) without him, I hug him,
(even) wihtout he being here, my heart is in him only..

bahe naina bhare more naina jhare more naina
mue naina sune nahi kehna bhare more naina

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Dear Readers: A ton of great news coming out today, in terms of polling that shows Team Romney is poised to win. Two words for you:

MASSIVE. LANDSLIDE.

So, courtesy of Tammy Bruce, with that in mind, here is my music mix to celebrate:

 

Hello again it’s me
Your shoulder’s where I sit
The half, nobody sees
Of a silent partnership
I am here your help at hand

I’m never far away
The clear view from where I stand
I’ll be there if you need me
I am your helping hand
My words, you’ve heard them all before
It’s only for the sake of love

It’s gonna be a new day for you
A new day for you
The stars have played their part
The past is gone and done
I have more faith in love
Best is yet to come

So what if this I here
You deserve a break
Take time to think it out
Don’t make a new mistake
( From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/b/basia-lyrics/new-day-for-you-lyrics.html )
I am here your help at hand

It’s gonna be a new day for you
A new day for you, a new day for you, a new day for you
The stars have played their part
The past is gone and done
I have more faith in love
Best is yet to come

My words you’ve heard them all before
It’s only for the sake of love
The stars have played their part
The past is gone and done
I have more faith in love
The best is

It’s gonna be a new day for you
A new day for you, a new day for you, a new day for you
It’s gonna be a new day for you
A new day for you, a new day for you, a new day for you

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Dear Readers: Many of you know that I have been recovering from hip-replacement surgery, which I needed after a freak accident in late March. I wanted to feature a wonderful Bollywood song in celebration of what is now pretty much a full recovery, thanks to a wonderful Zumba/Dance program offered by Kavita Sheth.

The translation:

haan Hai Koi to wajah
yes, there must be some reason
To jeena ka maza yun aane laga
because of which life suddenly became fun

Yeh hawaon mein hai kya
what is this in the air
Thoda sa jo naasha yun chane laga
which caused this intoxication
Pucho na pucha mujhe kya
go ahead ask me
Hua hai teri raahon mein aakar Pucho na pucha na
what happened to me when I met you?
Pucho na pucha mujhe kya
go ahead ask me
Milega teri bahon mein aakar
what will I find in your arms?

Yeh Ishq Haaye Baithe bithaye
this love, just like that
Jannat dikhaye haan
showed me heaven, oh yes
O raama
o God
Yeh Ishq Haaye Baithe bithaye
Jannat dikhaye haan

Todi mene sare hi bandhan zamane Tere
I have broken all constraints of the world
Todongi na mein vada
but I will not break promise [to you]
Aadha hissa mere to dil ki kahani ka tu
half of my heart’s story is you
Piya Mein baaki aadha
my beloved, I am another half

Dekho na dekho mujhe hua hai
look what has happened to me
Teri yaadhon mein kho kar
in your memories

Pucho na pucha mujhe kya
go ahead ask me
Milega teri baton mein jeekar
what will I get living in your memories

Yeh Ishq Haaye Baithe bithaye
Jannat dikhaye haan
O raama
Yeh Ishq Haaye Baithe bithaye
Jannat dikhaye haan

Mere jaise lakho mile honge
Tujhko piya
you, my darling, must have found thousands like me
Mujhe to mila tuu hi
yet you are the only one for me

Tu hi mere hooton ki khilti hui se hasi
you are smile on my lips
Gila bhi piya tu hi
and you are my complain too

Dekho na dekho mujhe kya hua hai
look what happened to me
Tujhe sapno mein lakar dekho na dekho
by bringing you in my dreams

After nearly one month of Zumba/Bollywood and a side of Middle Eastern Dance, I am able to move completely normally as I did before the accident. I feel about 10 years younger, and have tons more energy than before I began Kavita’s program. In fact, I was able to do a demonstration of Zumba at the local Tierrasanta Octoberfest last weekend.

Kavita’s class, featuring dance, stretch, and aerobic-oriented moves done to a novel mix of world music styles is being offered at 9:30 am, Mondays and Wednesdays at the Tierrsanata Recreation Center, as well as and 6 pm on Wednesdays. More classes are offered at other times and locations, so please contact her for more details: 858-609-9833 or email at masaladance at gmail.com

The music is from one of the most popular of all Bollywood movies, Jab We Met, which won some major international awards.

The film tells the story of a feisty Punjabi girl who is sent off track when she bumps into a depressed Mumbai businessman on an overnight sleeper to Delhi. While attempting to get him back on board when he alights at a station stop, both are left stranded in the middle of nowhere. Having walked out of his pressurised corporate business after being dumped by his girlfriend, the man has no destination in mind, until the girl forces him to accompany her back home and then on to elope with her secret boyfriend…{but ends up with the businessman instead}.

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Hi! MUT’s Music Mix features a World Music first — Asian rap. Korean rap artist Psy does the pony! This will be a palate cleanser to the harsh news week we have just gone through — enjoy!

The translation is HERE for the linguistically curious.

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I’M YOUR VENUS!

Dear Readers: I was at the Ascension Parish Fiesta last night, and this song was being played by my favorite band Rockola. It hasn’t left my head since that time! I thought it would be good to shake up my music mix pics with an homage to the ’80′s.

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I look forward to sharing another thrilling week of adventures with you

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Dear Readers: I am stepping away from my World Music collection to dive into my vast array of ’80′s tunes – as this time period represents my formative years. And today’s feature highlights what I truly believe about the real state of the campaign: Anyone who thinks Obama is NOT going to lose by a landslide is whistling past the graveyard!

Oingo Boingo, “Dead Man’s Party”.

Yes, Harry Reid shows that the chorus of “leave your body and soul” at the door will apply directly to Obama voters in 2012.

I am a Democrat. Not one of of my Democrat friends, who are a typical mix of such voters, is enamored of either Obama or his attitude. They will respond by either not voting, or voting Romney. Those who do vote for Obama are one-issue voters (hint, the one issue has nothing to do with economics). They will not donate to his campaign. They will not work for Obama’s re-election.

That is the exact opposite of my citizen activist friends. Tea Party victor Ted Cruz puts it best: “Well, but the grassroots are energized,” Cruz responded. “Because, I think the absolute highest priority in the country in November is to defeat Barack Obama. And I’ve spoken with literally thousands and thousands of tea party activists, I have yet to meet a single tea party leader that is not gonna vote for Mitt Romney and work hard for him.”

So, anyone who believes the ginned-up polls palmed-off by the elite media as real news, comforting themselves that Obama will be re-elected is truly whistling past the graveyard. Between the enormous success of the Chick-fil-A “Freedom of Speech” event, the fact Team Romney has gotten inside Team Obama’s head, and the number of citizen activists willing to crawl over acid-coated, flaming shards of glass coated in cyanide to get to the REAL POLLS to remove Obama from office, I agree with a well known Las Vegas oddsmaker: Obama is going down to a landslide defeat.

It seems that Obama has developed a “disdain” for Romney. That is because Romney is absolutely unlike any other political candidate Obama has ever known: squeaky clean, handsome, and wanting to win. Here is a look inside Obama’s head:

For President Barack Obama, it’s now personal.

A new book cites Obama aides saying that the president has a “genuine disdain” for Mitt Romney.

“One factor made the 2012 grind bearable and at times even fun for Obama: he began campaign preparations feeling neutral about Romney, but like the former governor’s GOP opponents in 2008 and 2012, he quickly developed a genuine disdain for the man,” author Glenn Thrush writes in the soon-to-be released e-book “Obama’s Last Stand.”

I will offer that Obama will come off poorly in the upcoming debates, no matter how stacked in his favor the supposedly “fair” moderators are. Recall how Gore treated Bush in the 2000 debates — disdain never comes off well on national TV.

Remember: McCain actually won a 2008 debate, during the event moderated by a non-journalist — Rick Warren.

Romney’s going to do even better — and this will be visible by an electorate that will be highly engaged in October.

In the meantime, let’s show @RomneyResponse how independent conservatives can out-Alinksy our deluded opponents. MUT’s featured Hashtag of the week #LiberalT-Shirts

Our T-shirt guru, Charles Caesar, is going to like that one! In fact, he has a HOT new t-shirt design (click HERE to check it out).

And, the Goddess of Capitalism would be remiss if she didn’t end this post with her favorite Oingo Boingo song:

PS. A big Happy Birthday to my baby brother, the God of Chaos!

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Dear Readers:  Thanks to Captain Capitalism, I got a big spike in views! :)  I wanted to introduce my potential new fans to SLOBs (San Diego Order of Bloggers) Music Weekend, when our blogging team members chime in with their music picks of the week.  Given my background, I cover the World Music beat.  I also highlight a trending topic or two on Twitter.

Today’s feature is Persian singer, Azam Ali, with a Middle Eastern lullaby, “Nami, Nami” (translation follows):

Go to sleep little one
Let us rest on this straw mat
Go to sleep while it is yet dark
Soon the clouds will disappear
And reveal a great light to light up the neighborhood

Tomorrow your father will return home
With money from the lemons he sold
He will bring you clothes and a scarf
To keep you warm in December
My beautiful one, with the lovely handpicked black hair
Whomever does not love you or kiss you
Knows not what they are missing

EdgeoftheSandbox, a “Circle of Mom’s blogging friend” also featured Persian music on her site, too. However, she focused on Persian Heavymetal — I did not know such a thing existed. She goes into detail here: IRANIAN METALHEADS.

Edge has the full translation: Trust me, it is not kind to the current regime in the least. A snippet:

our Cyrus gave them culture
no pain no sigh no torture
to live in peace is our nature
not killing like a vulture

Speaking of Persia/Iran: Benjamin Netanyahu said Obama’s sanctions haven’t slowed Iran’s nuclear bomb program down one bit. Meanwhile, the head of Israel met with Mitt Romney, who looks so presidential that I have decided to consider him POTUS as of right now. It is hard to believe that starting tomorrow, there will be less than 100 days until the general election and we make this a reality.

Loney Conservative, another Circle-of-Moms friend, has a great write-up of Romney’s magnificent speech in Jerusalem in her post: Mitt Romney Gives Speech in Jerusalem, ‘The Capital of Israel’. She highlights this part.

In a bit of cleverness the Romney team sent out the text of the speech with this header: “Mitt Romney today delivered remarks to the Jerusalem Foundation in Jerusalem, Israel.” That is a deliberate dig at this administration. which has repeatedly put out documents suggesting that Jerusalem isn’t in Israel and has attempted to scrub from the White House Web site the reference to Israel’s capital.

Meanwhile, we citizen activists have been burning up Twitter with our hot wit. Today, I participated in #WhenObamaIsGone — mentioning that after my celebratory hangover has ended, I would be off to Disnleyland (Great minds think alike – MOTUS is headed to Disneyworld.)  However, my “Tweet of the Week” was Harriet Baldwin’s!

Other topics of note: #ConceptsProgressivesCantGrasp and #RomneysFirst100DaysAsPOTUS

Hillaryis44 has a fabulous, must-read analysis of Romney’s world tour, featuring the allies most abused by Team Obama: THIS WEEK IN JERUSALEM! The mantra to be repeated is:


“Obama simply cannot be trusted. Obama cannot be trusted on any issue. Obama cannot be trusted by his friends. Obama cannot be trusted by his enemies. Obama cannot be trusted.”

In conclusion, it is time to say “Good night and good bye” to Obama — the phrase “President Romney” will be music to my ears!

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Dear Readers:  As you know, I joined Word Warrior Barry Jacobsen on Silvo Canto’s awesome BlogTalkRadio show, Canto Talk.  We featured California’s economic insanity and regulatory inanity.   (Click HERE to listen)!!!

It turns out that like myself, Silvio is a fan of world music — especially flamenco, Spanish Guitar, and Cuban.  I am thrilled to be getting some suggestions to expand my collection, and wanted to share this recommendation with you (a theme he is thinking to use when I guest on his show):  The Sands of Egypt!

Related to Canto Talk, one of Silvio’s other angel’s, Jeanie-Ology, shared the fact that Team Obama can’t spell “Israel” correctly!

Also, as Legal Insurrection and Twitchy.com notes, #WhatObamaTaught me was a big-time trending topic yesterday on Twitter. Some of our SLOBs got into the act (thanks Beers with Demo and B-Daddy!)

I guess #WhatObamaTaught be is that Israel is actually spelled “Isreal” and our long-time ally is about to get totally screwed!!!!

I guess the narcissist-in-chief is too self-focused to recognize the “El” in Hebrew-based words refers to “God”.

As a palate cleanser, I would like to share one of Silvio’s other picks:

MIRA LA GITANA MORA – GIPSY KINGS

From Spain, The Gypsy Kings are a modern group……some of their music is good….this song is “Look at the gypsy mora girl”……”Mora” is a girl who has blood from the Moors who were in Spain for 700 years…….

In the last “gypsy” song, the man is singing about how he came across this “gypsy mora girl” and he immediately falls in love…..he repeats how she dances under the moonlight and to the rhythm of a guitar…..the pictures in this video are rather amazing……he sings over and over about she dances and dances and he can’t walk away..

MUT Note:  Next hashtag take-over target – #retroactive!

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