Friday, 28 October 2011

Right amount of Beyghairat

I just can't get enough of the song Aalu Andey by Beyghairat Brigade - and the video! I think I played it about fifty times at work (I had secretly vowed to learn all of the lyrics by time out and I think I might have it down) Anyway, this band's awesome. And very Lahori. That much is obvious just by looking at them - particularly the vocalist, Ali. He has that strong Lahori jaw if you will. And then when you listen to the song, the punjabi accent is very Lahori - different from the Islamabadi punjabis.

As much as I like the song, I love the video and especially Ali's expressions! It's just one of those things that you keep looking at - seriously his expressions are hilarious. Anyway, today I saw a footage of the band being interviewed by Dawn and what I didn't understand was why Ali feels he has to say, "Trust me, we don't believe in half of the things we have said - it's just that rhyme bhi to kerna hota hai gana"

Dude you guys made a point with a rebellious, bad ass attidude and an extremely hard hitting, explosive song  and it's doing what it's supposed to do; get a laugh out of everyone (everyone except the people they bashed in the song of course.) Just don't ruin it by acting like you're scared of what other people or what the media or critics will say. Don't wuss out. I mean hello?! they landed an article on page 2 in today's Dawn! So the video's working. BB now needs to stick to what they said in the song - they have a point of view and they put it out there in a way that's making most of the youth like and support them so I don't really see why they're going all politically correct on everyone's ass now.

Check the video out here:

Sunday, 16 October 2011

I'm in the business of misery

I really can't express enough how much I love Hayley Williams of Paramore. Thank God for Paramore! Looking at the shit that the music industry is churning out these days - really it's nice to know there's some talent still left. Paramore reminds me of the earlier No doubt - before Gwen Steffani decided to become a sell out whore and ruin 'Doubt single handedly (oh how I miss Tragic Kingdom and Return of Saturn!) Anyway, Hayley's just awesome (God I wish I had her flaming orange hair!) In my opinion Paramore is still underrated! I mean seriously, why the fuck are people like Nikki-candy-floss-hair-Minaj on the charts anyway?! Someone choke her by stuffing her own fake eye lashes down her throat please. Or Pitbull - the name alone should make you want to slap the shit out of someone. You wanna name a band or you want a cool name for ffs sake don't call yourself 'Pitbull'

So if you've never heard of Paramore or if you've heard some shit but aren't really convinced - well then you know what you are. That's right. A douche. There's a particular sequence you need to follow when listening to new music - you can't just randomly pick up a song and listen to it. You won't learn a thing. That's not how discovering a band works.

Start with

1) Decode - Particularly the Green room version to experience the real power of Paramore She's barely - what? 17, 18 years old here! This version is one of my absolute favorites - even if it's about a gay vampire. She'll make you love him - she's THAT good

2) When It Rains - kay, one of the best rain songs (after Fleetwood Mac's Dreams and Garbage's I'm Only Happy When It Rains)- specially this live version. It's probably not one of their bigger songs but I love it so much - hits a chord. And her Little Mermaid tee is adorable.

3) Crushcrushcrush - I'm feeling a little mellow/emo with the songs i listed on top. Anyway, this is more upbeat and how stupid I can't find the official music video on youtube (love the video for this song) Stupid. Check this out anyway, it's just as good:

4) All I wanted -  listen to 2:40 - 2:46. Enough said.

5) The Only Exception -

Start with these and then slowly move on. They have some awesome covers that are worth checking out like Use Somebody by Kings of Leon and Sunday Bloody Sunday by U2.

I've given up hope that one day all these rappers will be stoned to death in public. Instead I'm going to focus more on the awesomeness that is Paramore. It would serve you right to do the same.

U two on my mind.

Sometimes I seriously thank God for rock n roll - wait, is that somehow contradictory? Maybe. Anyway, when I'm sick and tired of dealing with the douche bags of the world or any other form of bullshit - there's always music at the end of the day. Right now, I'm listening to U2 - it's that performance Bono and Edge did to support the Clinton Foundation. It's a set of all their hit songs and "songs that should've been a hit" in the words of Bono himself. Hah! Gotta love the rockstar! If you're a U2 fan, you really need to 'tube this right now - it'll make you love U2 all over again and put a smile on your face. I'll save you the trouble and link it here:

Put this on play and go about your work - seriously it is SUCH a good feeling and there are very few things in life that make me feel good. Wouldn't it be so cool if we only needed music to make us happy? As much as I'd like to believe that, sadly music isn't the only that we need to make us feel good - but it is definitely up there on the top of the list.