Wednesday, July 24, 2013

UBC day 24- Weak in the knees and a flutter in my heart!



“'ea?” I croaked. The 'T' lost in transition. 
Hubby dearest looked at me like I had just landed from Mars and he was hearing an alien speak.
“See, that’s what happens when you don’t know when to stop.”
He was obviously taking a pot shot at last night’s ‘mehfil-e-khas’ at a friend’s house. We had gathered at Anil’s house for a weekend night out and Anil brought out his brand new karaoke system and plugged it all together. After we had all oooh’d , and aaah’d at the piece, we got together for the mike testing and singing. Friends took turns singing and the mike finally landed in my hands. I flipped through the list of songs as if I was a pro.
 It will be imperative here, to tell you that singing is my passion, but unfortunately my vocal cords went on strike when I was born and never returned. All they left behind was their poor cousin who at best makes me sound like I’ve swallowed a frog! Nevertheless, I saw a long listing of Kishore Kumar’s songs and they brought an instant rapture, a feeling I cannot describe! I picked up the mike and cleared my voice, all set to give the Indian idols a run for their money. The lyrics ran amok on the TV screen and I broke into a full throttled performance as if it was my last day on earth! The song ended and I was so mighty pleased with myself that I couldn’t bring myself to part with the mike.
‘Can I sing just one more song’, I pleaded.
‘Of course go ahead’, they chorused.
They must have probably kicked themselves right after they said those four beautiful words! Because, right away I got to demonstrating my non- existent singing skills, belting out one number after another!
I must confess I am a self-proclaimed, obsessive fan of Kishore da. I have listened to his songs umpteen times .I listen to him every waking hour, irrespective of whether I am cooking, cleaning, eating, reading, blah blah. I sing along, not just the lyrics but the music too! From the first note to the last...so much that with the first note of music I know which song it is! When I hear the master sing, my mind just wafts to him like the smoke from an incense stick. And stays there. His voice makes me go weak in my knees. That is the effect his music holds over me. Mesmerizing and enchanting! He transports me to different world where there is just me and his voice (and in the background swaying trees and gentle breeze, fragrant flowers and gurgling streams, chirping birds and dancing butterflies!) Yes, magical is the word!

So how could I just let go of the opportunuity to sing his songs here? 

As for the others, they had given up all hopes of karaoke-ing and had resigned themselves to hear me croak.
I went on and on till I could go on no more. It was almost three in the morning and I was sounding like I had swallowed a hundred frogs! But I must confess, I had thoroughly enjoyed myself! My poor friends looked like the pale, flat green leaves which serve as landing pads for frogs and hubby dearest looked plain embarrassed!
“Let’s go home and get a power nap”, said hubby dearest with a hint of sarcasm in his voice.
 “Sooo..ee….Di’ I  o’ ova’bod’?”  
“Well you did go overboard, but this wasn’t the first time,eh? Remember the last time at the office party?”
 I smiled sheepishly. Of course I did remember. I had sung ‘Pal pal dil ke paas’ and the team broke into a thunderous applause after I finished the first stanza. Motivated, I sang the entire song! There were claps at the end of each stanza and I wondered why the claps died down by the time I finished. Hubby dearest told me later that the first applause itself was meant for me to stop.....! stop singing!
“ ‘e mays ‘e ‘o ow o’ co’to’ ”  I tried reasoning, meaning ‘he makes me go out of control’, the “he”  referring to Kishore da.
“Poor guy must be turning in his grave!” he smirked, “May he rest in peace.”                                             

15 comments:

  1. lolz..Rofl...Kuch bhi..dont patronize yourself. IF U dont want to belt out a recorded Kishore da no. here, you have my gmail id, princess. Send it to me..I want to here. I insist!!!!!

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    1. hehehe...chalo so that's a deal..when we meet up..i'm going to belt out one kishore da number after another..till u beg me to stop!!! :)

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  2. Ha ha ha. Your attempt to make do with the singing, it's really a strip of comedy.Enjoyed reading.

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  3. LOL :D Karaoke singing does that to everybody who loves singing. You feel like singing one song after the other. In our family, husband would have given you company in singing while I would have given your husband some company in getting embarrassed! :D

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    1. superb!! chalo toh phir yeh mehfil-e-khas ho jaye!!

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  4. ‘Pal pal dil ke paas"

    gr8 post
    http://eyeswantstosee.blogspot.com/

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  5. to be honest .. more than the post it is tittle that will make impression .. i hope you don't mind :)

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    1. did the title make the impression or did it not? or u meant the title was better than the post? or the title could have been better? :)

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  6. hehe. I am also a big big fan of kishore kumar. And I also love to sing so one way or the other if I was at that party I would be singing with you all night and next morning I would be going 'o 'ee 'ma :D :D

    Richa

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    1. hahaha!! so that makes it two for company! welcome to the club!

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  7. hahahahahah aye meri lady kishore kumar mmmuuuuaaahhhhhh... hahahah so you are the singer they are all afraid of on reality shows aa?? :P :P

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    1. hehehe...yea...if only i had a sweeter voice! btw , someone told me my voice isn't harsh or croaky, it's husky... and that's sexy! made me real happy!

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  8. Hahahaha.. I could actually picture you singing, as if no one is listening, and the face of your husband...poor him. :P

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