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Rambling on: Let the music play - Part 3

Saturday, September 25, 2004

Let the music play - Part 3

writing about music is taking me back to faiz and thank God someone who borrowed my entire urdu poetry collection returned it earlier in the week - nuskha hayay vafa which is concise faiz collection is back to its usual place

so i am relaxing reading faiz and i see a video by ahmed jahanzeb in which he has sporting a new hairstyle lending his crappy voice to one of my faiz favourites & i really do not understand the video for this one, he is riding at the back of limo singing this ghazal...what exactly has gone wrong with this guy, if you cannot carry a tune then your hair is surely not going to rescue you would it

he has covered "aap kee yaad aatee rahee raat bhar" which is faiz's tribute to makhdoom

so here is makhdoom's version first

aap kee yaad, aatee rahee raatabhar
chashme-nam muskuraatee rahee raatabhar

raatabhar dard kee shammaa jaltee rahee
gam kee lau tharatharaatee rahee raatabhar

baasuree kee sureelee suhaanee sadaa
yaad ban ban ke aatee rahee raatabhar

yaad ka chaand dil mein utarate rahe
chaandanee jagamagaatee rahee raatabhar

koee diwaanaa galiyon mein phirtaa rahaa
koee aawaaz aatee rahee raatabhar

Faiz's tribute to Makhdoom from his mairay dil mairay musafir is as follows

aap kee yaad aatee rahee raat bhar
chandini dil dukhaatee rahee raat bhar

gaah jaltee hoee gaah bukhtee hoee
sham-e-ghum jhilmilaatee rahee raat bhar

koee khushboo badaltee rahee pairahan
koee tasweer gaatee rahee rahee raat bhar

phir saba saayaa-ay shakh-e-gul kay talay
koee qisaa sunatee rahee raat bhar

jo naa aayaa ussaay koee zanjeer-ay dar
har sadaa par bulatee rahee raat bhar

aik umeed say dil behaltaa raha
aik tamanaa sataatee rahee raat bhar

to be continued


Blogger (w)alter ego said...

Glad to find this again. Kept getting to a bible site instead(?) Anyway, all recommendations downloaded, spreadsheeted, shopping list ready to go

10:29 PM  
Blogger Deevaan said...

a bible site & moi, i object :) - am glad that your list is work-in-progess, keep watching this space for an aside, STN has a very unique collection of oldies & classical music and they ran a special on Saleem Raza, some terrific tracks, will blog on this once i muster up the courage - cheers till then - regards Naveed

12:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what the hell is the ahmed jehanzeb video about?! after i read your comments here i checked it out and it was just...blah. it means nothing, but maybe that's the
point? how often does a pakistani person sit in a limo (hell i've never even seen one in pakistan), wear a white suit and have hair like that? I actually used to like the guy because of "ek baar kaho" when he used to have regular (uncrimped or whatever that effect is called that he now has)hair but after watching
that highly westernized pointless video, im not sure..
have you checked out jal? i heard the aadat song almost a year back and loved it, but now
its become too popular :) almost loses its uniqueness kinda..anyways that video is better
than ahmed jehanzeb although with occasional glimpses of the guys nike footwear. (PS:sorry this is a very random post but just had to say something abt that video!)

8:13 AM  
Blogger Deevaan said...

hi anonymous, i have seen limo's in karachi i believe they are available "for hire" but far be it that i deny any pakistani the backseat fun what i mind is the mismatch of content of a beautiful ghazal with the visual...the power of 'ik baar kahoo tum mairee ho' has to do more with ibn-e-insha than this guy. you have approved of his hair that he has sported in the past but he appears at best, unkempt hair upto his shoulders..listening to this video carefully reveals that he has pretty weak vocals when he touches the low notes

11:26 AM  
Blogger (w)alter ego said...

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9:05 PM  
Blogger Deevaan said...

hi alter ego, yes i can discuss iqbal bano if you want but apart from 2 or 3 tracks, I have not listened to a lot of her. as for STN, the abbreviation stands for Shalimar Telivision Network which used to be a private channel on TV but now PTV has one of its channels (I think it is PTV 3) They most have literary programs, old music features and classical music in addition to programs on travelogues.

11:03 PM  

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