Category Archives: MyPick of MuZick

10 music albums that weren’t invited at the 2017 Grammys

But still worth repeat listening and dare I say, even buying the albums.

Here are albums that I was happy to spend money on from the few that I sampled last year with a pick of my favorite song from the album.

  1. La La Land (OST) – It’s impossible not to go La La over this jazz infused broadway style songs and music that alternate between high energy dance numbers and beautiful soulful songs, without missing a beat on depth of lyrics or timeless melody.

  1. Cleopatra (Lumineer) – Worthy for a queen

  1. Beautiful Lies (Birdy) – And beautiful songs from a bird(y)


  1. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (OST) – Ya ya.. Bollywood music is way too cool to even want to grace the Grammies, especillaiy the likes of Pritam, lest originality is questioned! But cant deny the fact that not loving the songs from ADHM is mighty mushkil

  1. Wildfire (Rachel Platten) – The Fight Song caught on like Wildfire and has definitely taken Rachel Platten to a ‘Better Place’

  1. Remember Us To Life (Regina Spektor) – Might not remember this album for life but I’ll keep coming back to this off and on whenever I feel like listening to some easy relaxing songs.

  1. This House Is For Sale (Bon Jovi) – “This house is not for sale, this house was built on higher ground.” I think so is this band that’s standing the test of time and entering their 4th decade of belting out great albums that definitely rock

  1. Here (Alicia Keys) – Powerful blend of personal and political songs

  1. Long Live The Angels (Emeli Sande) – And long live her songs and voice

  1. Sing Street (OST) – This is an ode to 80s music.. and it’s gonna make me smile till I’m 80

So what else got missed. Share some artists/albums that rocked you last year and you feel they deserve to get noticed.


Rise #MondayMorningWakeUpCall

Sometimes just one word is enough to move a person or even a nation. Other times and most others, need long verses in the form of a song a 100 miles long sung by a pop star, to help them rise and win their much sought after prize.

In this case it’s Katy Perry singing for the 2016 Olympics (and I suspect for you and me)

“Rise” by Katy Perry

I won’t just survive
Oh, you will see me thrive
Can’t write my story
I’m beyond the archetype

I won’t just conform
No matter how you shake my core
‘Cause my roots they run deep, oh

Oh, ye of so little faith
Don’t doubt it, don’t doubt it
Victory is in my veins
I know it, I know it
And I will not negotiate
I’ll fight it, I’ll fight it
I will transform

When, when the fire’s at my feet again
And the vultures all start circling
They’re whispering, “You’re out of time”
But still I rise

This is no mistake, no accident
When you think the final nail is in
Think again
Don’t be surprised
I will still rise

I must stay conscious
Through the madness and chaos
So I call on my angels
They say

Oh, ye of so little faith
Don’t doubt it, don’t doubt it
Victory is in your veins
You know it, you know it
And you will not negotiate
Just fight it, just fight it
And be transformed

‘Cause when, when the fire’s at my feet again
And the vultures all start circling
They’re whispering, “You’re out of time”
But still I rise

This is no mistake, no accident
When you think the final nail is in
Think again
Don’t be surprised
I will still rise

Don’t doubt it, don’t doubt it
Oh, oh, oh, oh
You know it, you know it
Still rise
Just fight it, just fight it
Don’t be surprised
I will still rise


“The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it” – Old Chinese Proverb #MondayMorningWakeUpCall


Zip It or Get With It

A ‘gentle’ reminder to all the naysayers.

And a pump up session, for those who are getting affected by them, courtesy Under Armour, a sportswear brand that shot into limelight with their #IWILL campaign to be spiced up with a bit of Da Da Ding from Nike by “not taking NO for an answer and doing your thing”

Can’t but help notice the parallels in striving for something great, whether it be for individual excellence or entrepreneurship and team excellence in a startup shooting for the moon.

20 rain songs to make your traffu#@ed drive happily long

Sing in the rain to drown the traffic pain in the flood and the submerged car lane #MondayMorningWakeUpCall #MonsoonMorningWakeUpCall

Holds true metaphorically for life as well methinks.


Sing away the rain and pain

10 songs for those who love the rain despite the pain

  1. Singing In The Rain by Simple Plan

2. Kiss The Rain by Billie Myers

3. Rain by Madonna

4. Have You Ever Seen The Rain by Clearance Clearwater Revival

5. Purple Rain by Prince

6. No Rain by Blind Melon

7. If It Rains by Meatloaf

8. Let It Rain – Tynchy Snyder (feat. Melanie Fiona)

9. Hail Rain Or Sunshine by The Script

10. Singin’ In The Rain – Gene Kelly

And here’s 10 for those who would rather ‘Blame It On The Rain’

  1. Blame It On The Rain by Milli Vanilli

2. Why Does It Always Rain On Me by Travis

3. Rain by Mika

4. Set Fire To The Rain by Adele

5. Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head by B.J. Thomas

6. Who’ll Stop The Rain by Credence Clearwater Revival

7. Black Rain By Ozzy Ozborne

8. It’s In The Rain by Enya

9. Rain by Status Quo

10. It’s Raining by Shakin Stevens

Have a good drive!


There are no ironies

And life has a funny funny way of helping you out – Alanis Morissette #MondayMorningWakeUpCall

I loved her original version. And I love her Ironic 2.0 version for the new generation. It’s ironic how ironies change, even though there are no ironies.

Ironic 2.0

Ironic Original Version (in case you’re an irony ignoramus)

Try Everything

Try Everything #MondayMorningWakeUpCall

  • Think you can’t learn to dance to the beat cos you’ve got 3 left feet. Try.
  • Think your friend won’t forgive you even if beg for her forgiveness you do. Try.
  • Think you can’t take out time for that mountain to climb. Try.
  • Think your business idea has no ding, even after drinking Red Bull you give it many a wing. Try.
  • Think the girl who doesn’t know you exist won’t go out with you if you persist. Try.
  • Think it’ll be your death knell if you quit your job, travel the world without your heartthrob. Try.
  • Think your boss will reject your promotion plea, that your value she’ll refuse to see. Try.
  • Think you aren’t smart enough to learn algebra, even though you’re smart enough to blindly unhook a buxom bra. Try.
  • Think you can’t stand on your head, decree your brainwashed beliefs doubly dead. Try.
  • Think you’ll be alone for the rest of your life, if you decide to end this relationship so full of strife. Try.
  • Think you can’t write that story or screenplay, because you’re afraid of judgement day. Try.
  • Think you can’t forget the past, blank out the future and stay in the present, the only way to prevent constant imaginary torment. Try.

Try everything before you lie, sigh and cry about life being so darn difficult that you’d rather die.

Cos chances are, the demons in our head make it look more difficult than they actually are. And the surest way to silence them is to try. Try everything that scares you and you’ll scare the demons away.

Hint: “Try not. Do-or do not. There is no try.” Which is Master Yoda’s way of saying don’t try half-heartedly by making a lame-assed feeble attempt as you would do to save your enemy.

Give it your best shot else do not.

And if you prefer a lighter and ‘funner’ version to spur you on to ‘Try Everything’ then Shakira’s version in a loop should do the job.