Friday, 21 August 2015

Soul's what stands out!

Our generation has seen a fair revival of soul music through talented vocalists like Adele, Lana Del Rey, John Legend etc. Again, like all genres covered in Musical Breakdown, the aim is to showcase is on what we really missed out on in terms of musical gold along the years.

Due to infusion of hip hop elements since the 90’s, R&B has seen a great resurfacing. A lot of this also rubbed off on what we understand as Soul music these days. Most of what we experience and consume as Soul in the 2000’s and 2010’s is usually a inspired and collaborated works with bringing rap and hip hop angles to the music to make the experience more relevant to the millennial listeners.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Neo Nair Choppers: Maersk Edition

Its been a while since I've designed a theme chopper and posted. Here's the latest idea that caught my attention. Working at Maersk for the last 4 months, I keep seeing models of Triple E container vessels, one of the biggest container ships in the world. I found the vessel an interesting subject for a custom motorcycle and let that idea flow. And here's what I made of it:

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

So The Poets Out Of the Bag!

Hey, you guys are aware that I've been writing for quite sometime now. Amongst my descriptions and areas of writing, I have always mentioned poetry but I have never found the right outlet to showcase it the right way.

So I did the next best thing: I started my own platform for the same.

I welcome you to Poetic Flights .

Friday, 6 February 2015

In the SPOTLIGHT: Damien Rice

 Damien Rice is an Irish acoustic pop/rock artist. What everyone generally knows about him is that, his music is widely used in TV shows like Greys Anatomy, Misfits, One Tree Hill and even several movies. I came across his songs on one of the Grey’s episodes that featured 9 crimes in the climax sequence. I was taken aback immediately by the bare boned structure of the songs: male vocals, female vocals and piano. It simply made the scene that was being depicted; honestly it was an OK one. But the song got the right chord struck to make me as an audience feel for that moment.

Monday, 12 January 2015

Chronicles of the World’s Most Elite Fighting Heroes- US Navy SEALs

Book recommendations and review
I’ve been a fanatic for books on Navy SEALs and American Sniper was the first book I picked up. What made me pick up the book? I came across the article about the book release on the Times. 160 kills ? Wicked! But as I read on, I realized the amazing world these elite men are made to reckon with. The SEALs are by far the toughest Special Operations Forces on the planet, in line with British SAS. 
  Believe it or not, but for the last 2 years I have read 6 books, all of them about these elite warriors. These books are essential military action packed novels for any aficionado to pick up. Readers have realized this the world over, as each of these novels have been on the NYT Bestsellers list for weeks, as and when they were released. The following are the ones that really left their mark on me:

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Review : American Sniper (2014)

This movie has been a long time coming. From being linked to rumours of who’ll take the camera to who will play the most decorated sniper in American History. The end product, Clint Eastwood delivers, is a war memoir of a hero and what his life became on returning.

Thursday, 8 January 2015

In the SPOTLIGHT/ Musical Breakdowns: Reggae & The 2nd generation Marley’s

It would be unfair to address any work on the Marley’s without acknowledging the history and mystery of Rastafarianism. It originated in the heart of Africa, in the land of Ethiopia. Here came about the religion that redefined the outlook and approach of how life would be lived in Christian Africa and the West Indies. Through this came about an indigenous expression of worship and energy called the Reggae music movement. It was entrenched into the Rastafarian culture and the way the people saw life.

 It was true in every way to what the culture represents. Embodying the spirit of freedom, reflection, forgiveness, mercy and peace. A whole lot of the percussive rhythm in reggae comes from West Indian folk music meshed with popular American genres of the 60’s – Jazz and R&B.
 Enter – Reggae.