I am a blogger. I started on June 12th 2012. I like blogging it helps me improve my writing. I like writing stories that are facts and fiction. My favorite poet is Rabindranath Tagore. I love his poems and songs. I translated some of them. I am a Bengali.
My country of origin is Bangladesh. I live in North America. I am a Canadian.
I learned English in school. I studied in a convent. The teachers were Nuns. They were strict. They made sure,we spoke English in school. We paid a fine if we switched to any other language.I learned a lot from my teachers. I also studied Urdu in my school,it was one of the other language I studied. I learned to speak Urdu from the neighborhood kids.Their native language was Urdu. I spoke Bengali at home. My father would not have it any other way. According to him knowing ones mother tongue was important. I spoke three languages in the course of a day. Bengali at home, English in school and Urdu in the neighborhood.
I like listening to music, especially Tagore songs . My favorite Urdu singer is Mohammad Rafi, my favorite English singer are a few, they are :Frank Sinatra,Dean Martin, Nat king Cole And our Canadian singer Celine Dion. Her voice is beautiful.
I like watching TV when they show Jeopardy and Wheel of fortune.
My favorite tennis player is Roger Federer, my favorite ice hockey team is the Boston Bruins.
My favorite past time is writing and reading.
This in short is about myself.
I am sorry this prompt does not give me any confidence.A Music Critic? This is just a joke I think.I did not study music.Yes I love music.Taking the role of a critic is not an easy subject.
I can say I love Celine Dionne’s voice,she sings her songs so beautifully.I love her song in the Titanic.
Madonna’s song ,”don’t cry for me Argentina is beautiful.It feels as though she really means every word in that song.To me she is very talented .She has what it takes to make one believe.
Julie Andrew’s song; The hills are alive with the sound of music was remarkable.
Yesterday while going to the mall I heard someone singing a song .I asked my daughter who she was,it was Pink.Now she has talent,the way she can change her voice according to the lyrics is truly amazing.
I only picked the ones I like. The ones who have no talent and still are doing well,is amazing.I wonder why?
You can tell I have failed as a music critic.But it was fun writing about some of the talented ones.
There are hundreds of Indian singers who are blessed with remarkable voice and are also gifted lyricists. I am not sure if I name them people will recognize them. Just for fun I’ll name one.His name is Mohammed Rafi. He is not alive but he still is very popular. One song I have listened several times in the past few days begins thus: Dil jo na keh saka wohi Raa-ze dil kehne ki raat ayee,from the Bollywood movie ‘Bheegi Raat’.
Mohammed Rafi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This is all I can say about my knowledge of Music.