Monday, September 29, 2008

my Sunflower

































Music ! Music !!

Without knowing another Moon Festival is gone! I have missed the moon-cake this year too...!!

For a change, I will share this post not with music but with few of my water colour painting...

As usual in my style... rather messy.. but it's okay as I am still insisting "I paint for myself..."

With that excuse, I think I should be comfortable to keep painting...

"Bodhuree"-"Friend"











I feel I should share here "Bodhuree"-(friend) a song by "Cactus" http://cactusmusic.com/band.htm

I almost think that Sidhu (Siddhartha Roy) http://cactusmusic.com/sidhu.html
http://www.telegraphindia.com/1080920/jsp/entertainment/story_9859863.jspis at his best in this song!!

Hear his calling... "Bodhuree..."

The daily call that we hear from the fisherman, the farmer in the open air around Bengal countryside...

This is almost a perfect "Baul"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baul
song of Bengal in contemporary music performed by the amazing Bangla Rock Band of Kolkata- "Cactus"...

Need I say more?



Thursday, September 18, 2008

Feel the Power of the Insignificant from Cactus (live)


Wow...Another Cactus Live....!!

The song that I up loaded here in Sandy's Backyard -
"Tuccho Ami" - the " Insignificant me..." is a very powerful song from Cactus' new album, which is to be released tomorrow: 19th September,2008.

Note the unmitakable powerful voice of Sidhu interlocking with the Sayak's melodious soprano...hmm... and Allan's delicate yet powerful guitaring supported by Sandip's heavy bass, Baji's relentless drums along with Buti's haunting keyboard...."Tuccho Ami" is not to be taken lightly!!

I believe all die-hard Cactus fans will agree with me and dig this as a "Must hear" song from Cactus...

Otherwise, no problem...I will not mind to listen to this song all by myself again and again...

Hey! we are almost having a concert in Sandy's Backyard for the last few days... with all these Cactus' live shows...

As matter of fact, Allan and his buddies are having a jam-packed concerts in these recent weeks.

Besides, I did promise that I'll come up with more of Allan and his buddies live shows videos..

May be, I should upload some of his other videos where he is with his other buddies...
that sounds good already!! Isn't it?!

In the meantime enjoy this "Tuccho Ami" and feel the power....of the "Insignificant" Cactus

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

As promised.. Here's Cactus Live 2008 at City Centre, Kolkata

As usual I always try to keep my promises...
So this is the 2nd song from the Bengali Rock Band Cactus.
"mon"..."my heart..."

Have you noticed more of these "Fairy Tale Creatures" in this show too?!
With Cactus' dear buddie June Malia singing, this all time favorite song sounds still sweeter to all Cactus die-hard fans..Enjoy....



Watch out for more of Cactus fine performances here in Sandy's Backyard

Am I one of the fairy tale creatures?!..


































































































Check up this live recording of Allan and his talented buddies...Bengali rock band "Cactus"


One of Cactus fans' all time favorites.... "Shudhu Tumi.." (Everyone came... except you...)

Watch out for more of such music videos from Sandy's Backyard... As I have become one of the most faithful fans of Allan and his buddies...

Actually, I must confess that, it was my mother who was encouraging Allan all the way to do what he loves to do in life... That's music!!

My mother http://sandyao.blogspot.com/2007/06/happy-birthday-dearest-mother_27.html
would insist that, me, being a parent, should attend all Allan's stage performances...!!

So, my husband and myself make it point to be in most of his and his budddies live shows....

Which my husband says we are almost like..."Fairy tale creatures " in Shrek.
http://www.solarnavigator.net/films_movies_actors/cartoons/shrek.htm

Fortunately, Allan never tells us like Shrek says to one of his fairy tale creatures...
"Why are you following me....!?"



P.S. Have you noticed my blue teeth after eating Ayin's birthday's cake!!
I surely am one of the fairy tale creatures in Shrek!!