I was watching Idol gives back last Wednesday. For those of you who are not familiar with this show, its a special episode on American Idol which is geared towards raising money for charities all around the world. Anyway, there were a lot of pop stars, actors, sports icons etc who participated in the show to help the cause. But one person stuck out among the crowd like a shining star with her genuine concern towards AIDS in Africa – none other than ANNIE LENNOX. Her performance left me spellbound and left me crying as it came from the bottom of her heart and her pain resonated with me. I wanted to share it with the rest of you as this is soulful music at its best. The song she sang is a cover of “Many Rivers to Cross” written by Jimmy Cliff in 1969.
Hats off to ANNIE LENNOX for a mind blowing performance!
Beatles to me has had the must influence in the history of rock music. I grew up listening to them and they’ve had a tremendous impact in my life from a musical perspective.
This particular song was written by George Harrison while sitting in Eric Clapton’s (who is another favorite of mine) garden. Its a very simple song that has withstood the test of time and remains in our hearts as one of the greats!
The guitar work on this track is once again by Gibson Guitarist. I did the main vocals first and then recorded 3 separate tracks for the harmony and mixed it down. Hope you guys enjoy this one.
I’m pretty excited to be finally blogging. I’ve had an account setup for over a year now and been procrastinating since. Lately I have gone back to my true passion – Music and I thought the blog is a good way to spread my music. I am part of the Muziboo community and collaborate with a number of people there. Some of my collaborations will be posted here.
For those of you who dont know me, I am currently based out of Chicago, but hail from Changanacherry, which is a small town in Kerala, India. Although I am from Kerala, I spent most of my teenagehood in Dubai, United Arab Emirates before heading to Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Ranchi, India to pursue my Bachelors in Electrical Engineering. It is here that I met my better half, Roshan James. Some of the best years of my life were spent here. From BIT, I headed to New York to complete my Masters in Electrical Engineering at Columbia University in New York. After my MS, I moved to Chicago to work with Denmac Systems as a Nework Consultant. I’ve been in Chicago for the past 4.5 years. You can find more about my career here.
So, I hope you will join me in my musical journey and post your honest feedback regarding my music. I would also be happy to hear from you about songs you would like to hear me sing. Stay tuned 🙂