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Agni (sharmishtha basu) Talks about Movie and Music 12.2.18 Richard Clayderman

Richard Clayderman (born Philippe Pages) took birth on 28th December 1953 in Paris, he learned piano from his father, a piano teacher, by the time he was twelve he was accepted in conservatoire de paris where he won great recognition in years to come. Financial problems caused by his father’s illness forced him to give up on his dream of becoming a classical pianist and take up the job of a bank clerk. He played with french singers like Johnny Hallyday.

In 1976 he was invited by Olivier Toussaint a french record producer to record a gentle piano ballad, Paul De Senneville has composed a ballad for his daughter Adeline, 23 year old Pages was picked up and rechristed as Richard Clayderman-Toussaint said he was an interesting musician with very soft touch- the ballad was “Balled pour Adeline” and it sold 22 million copies in 38 countries.

He lives in Saint Ouean France, a northern suburb of Paris with his wife Typhaine whom he married in 2010. He has a daugher (Maud) from his first wife Rosaline, and a son (Peter) from his second wife Christine.

Well I don’t know if you have heard his music, all I can say is he is pure magic- like a few other artists like Gheorghe Zamfir his was love at first listening too, I heard his “French melodies” cassette in 1987 or 1988 I don’t know if it is an album or compilation by Indian cassette company but it had ten pieces and since 1987 I have been listening to them, and never get tired of them! They are amazing! So are all his other pieces! Now please don’t ask me their names, French and Latin are same to me!

I really don’t think that you have never heard him, if you have not had the chance to listening to this magical maestro- try now!
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I will be posting pieces from Agnishatdal and Agnijaat here, if you like them and check out the Ezines you can now buy them from two spots:

1. directly from paypal (each issue costs $1
https://paypal.me/sharmishthabasu

2. Indirectly from my patreon profile:
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Few talks about some favorite stars, irrespective of their field of music, art.
They are collected from various sites or are just my view of them. You will know
the difference when you read the post, most are from wikipedia.

These are from the fun section of the Ezines.

I dont know, being me I may have missed mentioning it, do remember one thing,
as you read these works, some of these are my personal views and whatever data,
you see in these are collected from various sites of internet, mostly
wikipedia, famouspeople.net and quite often from the sites of the artists
themselves.

You know I dont know everything right? I am just a student who is sharing her
notes with you!

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Agni (sharmishtha basu) Talks about Movie and Music 5.2.18 Men from UNCLE

Not a big fan of thriller movies, honestly! Because they rarely have good storylines and mostly are full of blood, gore and everything else that turns me off! But this one, like few more is super! It has one my favorite actors Hugh Grant and a terrific trio as the lead actors. I loved them all! I have seen one of them before, in “mirror mirror” he is a very talented actor, and in this movie he portrayed a totally different role with equal expertise! I will love to see him in some really good roles in future! So he aka Illya aka Armie Hammer, Solo aka Henry Cavill and Gaby aka Alicia Vikander bade goodbye with a hint that they may return! I really will love that to happen!

Why? These three and Hugh Grant made a perfect team. Two the storyline was intelligent. Three the acting, editing etc. were awesome. The blood, gore and other distasteful things were almost invisible! It is one of those thrillers you can watch multiple times.

Let me know what you thought of the movie and Armie Hammer. He is a really good actor, and he has the capacity of handling variety of roles, he played the prince charming very well in “mirror mirror”- he was awesome there! If I am not wrong he was a newcomer in that movie, yet he played the role with awesome ease as if he was made for the role, here too, he gives the same feeling, as if he was born to play this role! I have not seen any movie by Henry or Alicia but they were awesome in this one. As for Hugh Grant well I have loved this actor for quite some time, and he for sure can play quite a variety of roles, my favorites are the ones with a good dose of healthy humour- like Notting hill (?) the blockbuster with Julia Roberts.

Happy viewing!
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I will be posting pieces from Agnishatdal and Agnijaat here, if you like them and check out the Ezines you can now buy them from two spots:

1. directly from paypal (each issue costs $1
https://paypal.me/sharmishthabasu

2. Indirectly from my patreon profile:
https://patreon.com/sharmishthabasu

Few talks about some favorite stars, irrespective of their field of music, art.
They are collected from various sites or are just my view of them. You will know
the difference when you read the post, most are from wikipedia.

These are from the fun section of the Ezines.

I dont know, being me I may have missed mentioning it, do remember one thing,
as you read these works, some of these are my personal views and whatever data,
you see in these are collected from various sites of internet, mostly
wikipedia, famouspeople.net and quite often from the sites of the artists
themselves.

You know I dont know everything right? I am just a student who is sharing her
notes with you!

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Agni (sharmishtha basu) Talks about Movie and Music 29.1.18 Kenny Rogers

Born: 21 August 1938 (age 78), Houston, Texas.

GRAMMY Award-winning country superstar and music icon Kenny Rogers aka Kenneth Ray Rogers has enjoyed great success during his storied career of nearly six decades.

Rogers has played to millions of fans around the world, performing chart-topping songs from a rich catalog of hits, including “The Gambler,” “Lady,” “Islands In The Stream,” “Lucille,” “Coward of the County,” “She Believes In Me,” “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town,” “We’ve Got Tonight,” “Daytime Friends,” “Through The Years,” “Love Will Turn You Around,” “You Decorated My Life,” “Crazy,” “Every Time Two Fools Collide,” and “Buy Me A Rose.”
Houston-born Rogers formed his first band while in high school in 1956—and never stopped again.

kennyrogers.com
facebook.com/KennyRogersOfficial
twitter.com/_KennyRogers

Now my part of the story, he is the singer that opened the door of western music to me, a door to enchanted heaven I will say.

When he popped up in my auditory life in 1989 methinks all I was hearing was Rabindrasangit, day in and day out, I was absolutely in love with it and always will be! Believe me, if you know Bengali and love Rabindrasangit it can become a very serious love affair! Mine was. To add up just like 99% Indians I had an idiotic firmest belief that Western singers sing only hard rock and they have no meaning. Some crazy folks just grow their hair, grab a guitar and shake their body, mumble gibberish!

So one fine morning I heard him singing, “Lucielle” it brought tears to my eyes, every word was clearly pronounced and the lyrics was better than most contemporary hindi or Bengali songs. So I started paying attention. Next was gambler, it is still one of my favorite songs. I have heard it so many times that I will blush to admit! So pick a number if that is logical can be the truth!

This singer has “one voice”! It is super awesome! To add up his songs has depth, meaning, passion… whatever is required, and so does his voice! If you have not heard him and are as big a music lover as me (forget greater) you are missing a big thing! Try him out!

He is pure magic!
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I will be posting pieces from Agnishatdal and Agnijaat here, if you like them and check out the Ezines you can now buy them from two spots:

1. directly from paypal (each issue costs $1
https://paypal.me/sharmishthabasu

2. Indirectly from my patreon profile:
https://patreon.com/sharmishthabasu

Few talks about some favorite stars, irrespective of their field of music, art.
They are collected from various sites or are just my view of them. You will know
the difference when you read the post, most are from wikipedia.

These are from the fun section of the Ezines.

I dont know, being me I may have missed mentioning it, do remember one thing,
as you read these works, some of these are my personal views and whatever data,
you see in these are collected from various sites of internet, mostly
wikipedia, famouspeople.net and quite often from the sites of the artists
themselves.

You know I dont know everything right? I am just a student who is sharing her
notes with you!

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Agni (sharmishtha basu) Talks about Movie and Music 22.1.18 Kenny G

Kenny G was born Kenneth Bruce Gorelick on June 5, 1956, in Seattle, Washington. The son of Jewish parents, Kenny G grew up in Seattle’s Seward Park neighborhood, the center of the city’s Jewish community.

In 1973, at just 17 years old, Kenny G was hired by Barry White to play with his Love Unlimited Orchestra at the Paramount Northwest Theater in Seattle. The gig with White and his band was the first of several for the saxophonist, and it was around this time that he changed his name to Kenny G.

Following his graduation from Franklin High School, Kenny G followed two different career tracks: He enrolled at the University of Washington to study accounting, while also continuing to pursue a career in music. In addition to playing with White, Kenny G recorded with the Seattle funk band Cold, Bold & Together. Later, he hooked up with Jeff Lorber Fusion, recording an album with the group and playing with them on tour.

Kenny G released his debut album in 1982, and rose to international fame following the 1986 release of Duotones. Later albums, including Breathless and Miracles, helped make him one of the top-selling artists of all time. Kenny G also won a Grammy Award in 1994, and at one point held the world record for the longest sustained note on a sax. He is the top-selling instrumental musician of the modern era.

Kenny G set a Guinness World Record in 1997 for playing the longest note ever recorded on a saxophone. At a performance at J&R Music World in New York City, he employed a method called circular breathing to hold an E-flat for 45 minutes and 47 seconds. Although his mark was surpassed in 2000 by Vann Burchfield, Kenny G was hopeful of reclaiming the record.

In addition to his music career, Kenny G is a passionate golfer. In 2006, Golf Digest named him the music industry’s No. 1 golfer.

Following 20 years of marriage to Lyndie Benson-Gorelick, with whom he had sons Max and Noah, Kenny G filed for divorce in 2012. Seemingly set to follow his dad into the music industry, Max has earned acclaim for his guitar skills.

Despite his mammoth sales numbers, Kenny G’s easy sound has made him the target of critics, especially jazz purists, who dismiss the saxophonist for what they consider his lightweight, pop-driven sound.
While shrugging off the critics, Kenny G has also made efforts to take on different kinds of musical forms. The saxophonist has recorded albums that have displayed his appreciation for jazz standards (Classics in the Key of G, 1999), tropical sounds (Paradise, 2002), and Latin beats (Rhythm and Romance, 2008). In 2010 he delivered the R&B–driven album Heart and Soul, with contributions from Robin Thicke and Babyface, and in 2015 he returned to Latin inspirations for Brazilian Nights.

This concludes what I collected from biography.com, the source of the actual article.

Now, why did I select him for spotlight this month? He is awesome! I am grateful to the boy who listened to him in one of the offices I worked in, he just loved Kenny G and later I could download a few songs by this super fantastic artist, and now, he is one of my favorite instrumentalists too, you will get a lot of his music on internet, don’t worry! They I believe all have one thing in common- they are all awesome!

Enjoy and don’t forget to tell me!

Source: Biography.com

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I will be posting pieces from Agnishatdal and Agnijaat here, if you like them and check out the Ezines you can now buy them from two spots:

1. directly from paypal (each issue costs $1
https://paypal.me/sharmishthabasu

2. Indirectly from my patreon profile:
https://patreon.com/sharmishthabasu

Few talks about some favorite stars, irrespective of their field of music, art.
They are collected from various sites or are just my view of them. You will know
the difference when you read the post, most are from wikipedia.

These are from the fun section of the Ezines.

I dont know, being me I may have missed mentioning it, do remember one thing,
as you read these works, some of these are my personal views and whatever data,
you see in these are collected from various sites of internet, mostly
wikipedia, famouspeople.net and quite often from the sites of the artists
themselves.

You know I dont know everything right? I am just a student who is sharing her
notes with you!

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Agni (sharmishtha basu) Talks about Movie and Music 15.1.18 Finding Dori

This is another movie that sealed my mouth! I have watched “Finding Nemo” more than a dozen times and thoroughly enjoyed that movie! It is a beautiful story and fantastic animation. So when I watched the trailer of “Finding Dori” the words that zoomed past my brain was “sequel mania”. So I forgot about the movie completely, then I had the chance to watch it.

Honestly, this movie is fantastic! I won’t compare it with Finding Nemo and suggest you to do the same! They are different stories, this movie tugs at heart, and sometimes very strongly!

Dori’s helplessness gets us just like it melts the hearts of those who start helping her in her quest, I won’t be telling you the quest either! All I will suggest is- watch it! Believe me, if you love gentle animation movies with a strong, good storyline you are going to love it! Even if you are closer to your fifty than forty like me!

Let me know after watching!

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I will be posting pieces from Agnishatdal and Agnijaat here, if you like them and check out the Ezines you can now buy them from two spots:

1. directly from paypal (each issue costs $1
https://paypal.me/sharmishthabasu

2. Indirectly from my patreon profile:
https://patreon.com/sharmishthabasu

Few talks about some favorite stars, irrespective of their field of music, art.
They are collected from various sites or are just my view of them. You will know
the difference when you read the post, most are from wikipedia.

These are from the fun section of the Ezines.

I dont know, being me I may have missed mentioning it, do remember one thing,
as you read these works, some of these are my personal views and whatever data,
you see in these are collected from various sites of internet, mostly
wikipedia, famouspeople.net and quite often from the sites of the artists
themselves.

You know I dont know everything right? I am just a student who is sharing her
notes with you!

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Agni (sharmishtha basu) Talks about Movie and Music 8.1.18 beauty and the beast

Well this tiny post will contain talks about Hollywood and MTV metaphorically, in clear words it will talk about non Indian movies and music. So let us start with a delicacy, eh? “Beauty and the beast” now I will have to clearly admit that I love Disney movies, and know, not after checking the brand but instinctively, I rarely pay attention to casting before the movie, so I often miss these things, I pay attention to the casting after the movies, that is where I pause the movie ten times to read the details. Thus I very often first like a movie then discover it was Disney. Let’s talk about Beauty and the Beast then?

I have watched the animation movie a dozen times at the least, and loved it, so when I came to know that a feature film is being made on that story I raised my eyebrows and wondered if it was a suicidal idea! Then I watched the movie and it was captivating from the beginning to the end! Emma Watson dazzled, the beast roared real well and Gaston was fabulous. I am really really happy to see Emma Watson glow like this, she deserves some really good roles. As for Luke Evans who played Gaston, he is another fantastic actor, really good actor for sure! The entire package of this movie is fantastic.

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I will be posting pieces from Agnishatdal and Agnijaat here, if you like them and check out the Ezines you can now buy them from two spots:

1. directly from paypal (each issue costs $1
https://paypal.me/sharmishthabasu

2. Indirectly from my patreon profile:
https://patreon.com/sharmishthabasu

Few talks about some favorite stars, irrespective of their field of music, art.
They are collected from various sites or are just my view of them. You will know
the difference when you read the post, most are from wikipedia.

These are from the fun section of the Ezines.

I dont know, being me I may have missed mentioning it, do remember one thing,
as you read these works, some of these are my personal views and whatever data,
you see in these are collected from various sites of internet, mostly
wikipedia, famouspeople.net and quite often from the sites of the artists
themselves.

You know I dont know everything right? I am just a student who is sharing her
notes with you!

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Agni (sharmishtha basu) Talks about Movie and Music 1.1.18 Anne Murray

I rather love the country songs, lot more than other genres of Western Music, for quite a handful reasons, which I know legends of other genres will understand if they stumble upon the writing of this insignificant authoress. Firstly we can understand them clearly, almost word to word, second they sort of stick to morality and as far as I remember I don’t remember hearing one country song with explicit meaning or undertone, the type you will have to rush from across the house to turn off, lower the volume so your parents won’t hear!

Anne Murray has been my favorite from the very first time I heard her first album, well in India the actual albums don’t come, most are greatest hits, so, the one I heard must have been one of them, it had a set of fabulous songs which I have forgotten (the index I mean) but some of them has lingered in mind, like a little good news, you needed me, snowbird, and many many more!

I really love her voice, its depth and sincerity plus her choice of lyrics too! Here is a little biography of this awesome singer from her own site, the photo is copied from there too!

Morna Anne Murray was born on June 20, 1945, in the small coal-mining town of Springhill, Nova Scotia. Her father, James Carson Murray, was the town doctor and her mother, Marion, was a registered nurse who decided to focus her life on raising her family.
By the time she was seven years old, she was singing all the time. For over 40 years, her unique voice and heartwarming style have made her a household name. She led the way for a generation of Canadian divas, who have also conquered the world – Celine Dion, Shania Twain, k.d. lang, Alanis Morissette and Sarah McLachlan. They all followed in her footsteps – Canada’s “Songbird”, Anne Murray.

Anne studied piano for six years. At age 15, she began taking classical voice lessons.

http://annemurray.com.alavricloud.com/Biography.aspx

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I will be posting pieces from Agnishatdal and Agnijaat here, if you like them and check out the Ezines you can now buy them from two spots:

1. directly from paypal (each issue costs $1
https://paypal.me/sharmishthabasu

2. Indirectly from my patreon profile:
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Few talks about some favorite stars, irrespective of their field of music, art.
They are collected from various sites or are just my view of them. You will know
the difference when you read the post, most are from wikipedia.

These are from the fun section of the Ezines.

I dont know, being me I may have missed mentioning it, do remember one thing,
as you read these works, some of these are my personal views and whatever data,
you see in these are collected from various sites of internet, mostly
wikipedia, famouspeople.net and quite often from the sites of the artists
themselves.

You know I dont know everything right? I am just a student who is sharing her
notes with you!

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