DP Daily Prompt: Critical Eye Post by Ranu.

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

Mohammed Rafi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is all I can say about my knowledge of Music.

Song of the road by R.Tagore translated by Ranu

‘Song Of The Road’

You are a traveller, you are the friend of travellers,

travelling shows them the path that leads to you.

On the journey when the traveller sings a happy song

he sings your song in his voice.

He does not want to look behind,

does not row the  boat from shore to shore__

the storm beckons him to the boundless sea

his heart feels your breeze.

only by travelling he can find you.

Traveller ,you are the friend of travellers,

one who loves you  will row your boat.

When he opens the door to look in the front

he is looking only to find you.

He doesn’t think of obstacles or disaster,

he does not hope to gain anything,

his mind is anxious to leave__

because he wants to go to you.

only by travelling he can find you.

Down the Road (song)

Down the Road (song) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)