Showing posts with label music is god. Show all posts
Showing posts with label music is god. Show all posts
Saturday, July 21, 2012

Watch This Epic Gay Marriage Proposal!


[Image] Crazy Sam's Bloginess: What Are We Waiting For - Danny Rose

When Danny Rose decided to propose to his boyfriend Aaron to take their relationship to the next level, he wanted the experience to be something that reflected their three years of togetherness. He wrote a song and made a music video with hints of moments that they had shared while seeing each other. Aaron had no clue of what was about to happen when Danny escorted him to their backyard for presenting the proposal video. Needless to say, Aaron was completely shocked. After the video, Danny got down on one knee and asked Aaron to spend his life with him.

The video went viral soon after Danny uploaded it on YouTube. Titled What Are We Waiting For, this one is a catchy dance-pop track with ‘Glee’-style choreography which will get you hooked and make you watch it in repeat mode. I myself have lost count of how many times I have watched it again and again ever since Danny shared the link with me a few days ago.

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Danny thinks it’s important for people to see the faces of gay marriage. To support the cause of marriage equality, he has put the song up for sale on iTunes and is donating 100 percent of the profits to marriage equality charities.

In an interview with CSB, Danny Rose who is the producer for television shows for ABC Studios, shares his experience on the making of 'What Are We Waiting For', how he met the love of his life, the wedding plans and the much yearning visit to India.

Crazy Sam: How did the idea of this video come about?
Danny Rose: The idea came about last November. I knew I was going to ask him to marry me, but I wanted something that was very "us". Our lives are centered around family, friends, music and comedy. I also always wanted to try and write a song. So I put the two together and gave it a whirl. Jamie Jackson helped me with the music. She is a work colleague and I always thought she was so talented.

CS: How did you meet your boyfriend and how long have you been dating each other?
DR: Aaron and I have known each other for over 4 years but have been together for three. We were introduced through common friends at a bar and neither of us made a move until over a year later. We would see each other out sometimes and eventually became Facebook friends. Then one day we both happened to be traveling to NYC and ended up hanging out together on a non date one night there. Well it evidently was a date and we've been together since.

CS: What was Aaron's reaction when he saw the video?
DR: SHOCKED. He had no idea what was happening. I had the video set up in the backyard on a large screen and a whole sound system. I had about 300 scented candles burning. My goal was to attack all the senses.  I made him put on a tuxedo and we had champagne while I escorted him to the backyard. He saw the screen and thought I made a home video slideshow of our life together. Then as the video started, he said, umm thats you!  Then he said NO WAY! Did you write this? I can't believe you did this!! Once he grasped what was going on, he wanted to start it over but I said we would just watch it over again. And again. And again. I got down on one knee when it was over, asked him to make the happiest man in the world and spend his life with me.

CS: When is the wedding happening?
DR: We are 3 months away.. October 20th in Los Angeles.  It's not exactly legal yet in CA, but it's not stopping us spiritually and culturally.

[Image] Crazy Sam's Bloginess: What Are We Waiting For - Danny Rose

"Let's head on down the -- WHAT??" - A still from the music video

CS: Heard this video went viral, how did you feel?
DR: I was excited. The feedback was so positive and gay marriage is such a hot button everywhere, I was pleased this video brought joy to so many people both gay and straight. I get the most comments and accolades from moms with kids. I get videos of kids dancing to the song all the time. Makes me very happy.

CS: Any plans to come up with new songs?
DR: I am not in the music business. I work in the television industry. I produce television shows for ABC studios and the last years have been spent on the shows called SCRUBS and COUGAR TOWN. (I am also developing more shows and some of them have big musical elements. So stay tuned on my twitter: @DannyRoseinLA.) But I have been giving thought to doing another song. The process was so much fun and so creative, and the collaboration really was magical. So I am anxious to try another. Even if it's just for me.

CS: I read that there are lot of inside jokes shown in the vid, could you reveal some of them?
DR: Some are not inside jokes; some are lines that are triggers.. "I like the way you look at me"  I would always say that to him. The eyes can't lie. I see love in his eyes when he looks at me. That is where I started with the song. One of the jokes was "Let's head on down the --" I didn't say aisle. I said WHAT?? It's so strange growing up gay, and to be honest, never thinking that the words wedding, fiancĂ©, husband, etc etc would ever be part of my life.  There are a few more in there too. One Justin Bieber lyric that was popular at a time we started getting serious.

CS: I'm sure there is a history behind your robot moves shown in the vid.
DR: Yes there is a history of breaking out the robot moves that always made us laugh. So I had to put that in the video knowing it would get a big reaction from him.

CS: So have you been to India? Any plans to visit the country?
DR: Neither of us have been to India. It's high on our list! I have always wanted to visit and have heard it's the most gorgeous place. Hopefully in the next few years before we get into the children planning.

And finally here is a photo of the lucky couple, Danny with his soul-mate Aaron. Thanks Danny for sharing!
[Image] Crazy Sam's Bloginess: What Are We Waiting For - Danny Rose

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Saturday, March 14, 2009

When Music Wins You Over


Many a times, I have found myself awed by certain background scores that not only enhance the effect of the scenes, but also makes you go through the emotions felt by the characters. In Mani Ratnam’s Guru, when Shyam proposes to Meenu, a beautiful song whispers by and you feel Meenu's hapless situation being a victim of multiple sclerosis and the true love Shyam has for Meenu. We can hear this song again in the movie during Meenu’s passing. But sadly, Guru's audio CDs didn’t have this soulful track and the web pages that time talked about a beautiful song sung by Soumya Rao and another one, failing to get released to the public. Why? Because Mani and Rahman decided not to include them in the CDs. (FYI, they did a similar thing with Alai Payuthey’s catchy number, "Enrendrum Punnagai" and it's slower version, "Mangalyam" in 2000. I hope they don't play this kinda game again in their upcoming Raavana.)

Now I know Soumya’s song is called "Shauk Hai", thanks to Jo. It seems, "Shauk Hai" was later released in an another album, "Greatest Hits Of A.R.Rahman."

[Image] Crazy Sam's Bloginess: Shyam proposing to Meenu

Shauk Hai:

Press the play button to listen to this gem. (If you are reading this post from your inbox or feed reader, please access the site.)

Lyrics and translation can be found here.

Also, following are some Indian musical sites that you might want to try out:

For all Rahman fans out there, Serjas' Rahmanism, a blog (I can't believe that it is built from Blogger!) which features nearly anything and everything that Rahman has composed so far (even jingles for ads), will surely satisfy your appetite.

Suresh Kumar’s musical blog, Background Score is one of a kind where he gives an in-depth analysis on background tracks from Indian movies. He also maintains another musical blog, Yours Musically.

And at Songs Of Jo, our Jo, who is a blogger, singer, composer and podcaster, does covers for popular songs and comes up with his own creations.

PS: By the way, can anyone recognize this superb track?

If you can, please send me the details (title, album and composer) coz I'm absolutely in love with this one from the moment I heard it at a fashion show in our college five years ago and since then I’m trying to get its complete version. Thanks in advance.

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Thursday, May 8, 2008

The Crazy Sam Musical


Rules of the tag: Various situations are given. You have to come up with a song (or a couple) that aptly describe those situations in YOUR life.

Even though I was required to only list the songs, I just went beyond that so that you can actually listen to these songs right here on this blog. That's right! Press the play button of the player that comes up with each song and you are set!

I use Firefox 2, so I have tested and made sure everything is working perfectly from it. If you are using a different browser and you are experiencing any technical glitch, I suggest you to try from Firefox 2. If you are a subscriber reading my site from email or reader, you might be required to access this post from the site itself. Also, if the song is breaking while playing, it is because the bandwidth at your side is low. So put the player in the pause mode and try hitting the play button again after few minutes.

Enough of the intros and let's get this show started, shall we?

Opening credits
Hilary Duff - I am
So you want to know about me? But let me warn you that I am all extremes. If you are ready, here we go!
Waking up

Canton Jones - My Day
This is my day and today is gonna be a good day. I will start with my own attitude and things will go my way. Ah! What a wonderful day today is gonna be!
Average day

Vanessa Carlton - Ordinary Day
 It's just an ordinary day that I'm trying to get by and I see a guy. He speaks to me or is it all my imagination? But his words sure can heal my soul. As I look into his eyes, I know he is no stranger coz I feel like I've held him all my time.
First date

Vanessa Hudgens - Say Ok
I'm enjoying the time I'm spending with you. You are fine and sweet. But if you're not looking for true love, I don't want to be into you. And I don't want to start seeing you if I can't be your only one. So will you be still interested in me?
Falling in love

Colbie Caillat - Bubbly 
Baby, you make me smile and give me feelings that I adore. And every time I see your bubbly face, I get the tingles in a silly place. Please stay for a while and hold me tight coz I love feeling your warmth.
Love scene

John Mayer - Your Body Is A Wonderland
We got this afternoon and the room for two. So let's discover each other. Ahh.. your body feels so good! If you want love, we'll make it and I'll never let your head hit the bed without my hand behind it. Baby you're all mine.
Fight scene

Bryan Adams - You Can't Take Me
 I gotta fight another fight and I gotta fight will all my might. I'm getting out, so check it out. You ain't gonna take me down. Ya, you're in my way. So you better watch out!
Breaking up

Katherine McPhee - Over It
I'm over your lies and I'm over your games. I wanted you to want me. But you never were a friend of mine. So I'm moving on. It hurts a little, but now I'm so over you.
Getting back together

Ricky Martin with Meja - Private Emotion 
Baby come back to me. Like every endless night has a dawning day and every darkest sky has a shining ray, let's give our love one more chance to see that light. So open up your eyes, can't you see me here?
Secret love

Jesse McCartney - Just So You Know
I shouldn't love you, but I want to and I just can't turn away. This feeling is taking control of me and I can't help it. I've tried my best to let go of you, but I don't want to. There's so much I can't say. Do you want me to hide the feelings and look the other way?
Life's okay


Celine Dion - A New Day Has Come
I was waiting for so long for a miracle to come. Let the rain come down and wash away my tears, let it feel my soul and drown my fears. Let it shatter the walls for a new sun. And I can't believe that I've been touched by an angel with love. Life's ok, a new day has come.
Mental breakdown

Natalie Imbruglia - Torn
I'm torn and lying here naked on the floor. I'm cold and I am shamed. I have no luck. I'm all out of faith and my inspiration has run dry. Nothing is right.

DJ Shog - On The Road Again 
I thought I found someone I could call a friend. But I see now what I found was an illusion. And I've wasted so much time. I guess it's best I'm on my way. So I am on the road again looking for a friend.
Learning a lesson

Nelly Furtado - Forca
It is the moment that I remember I'm alive. It is the power that I know I've got and it is the fear inside that I can overcome. When I step out into the world to start my day, I'll show my face and take it in and scream and pray. Because I know I'm gonna win it for myself today.
Deep thought

Sting - The Book Of My Life 
Let me remember my days watching by this fire. I see that there were promises broken and kept, and angry words spoken when I should've wept. I see conflicts that nobody won and those where I lost. I also see times of good fortune that I couldn't plan. I don't know where my life is leading to, but I know the end is a mystery.

Leann Rimes - Please Remember 
Though we go our separate ways, please remember those times when we laughed and smiled, how we took each day and made it shine, where I was there for you and you were there for me. It's sad to walk away, but I'll always think of you and be happy for the time I had you with me.

iiO - Rapture
I saw you dancing with your bunch and ever since I've laid my eyes on you, I felt everything around me move. I got all nervous when you looked my way, but you kept me in a state of daze. You came to me and knew the right words to say. Your kisses made my skin feel weak and I was mesmerized. I feel that you've made my soul complete.
Happy dance

Shania Twain with Billy Currington - Party For Two 
Wouldn't it be fun to have a party with just you and me? So come on and join me. We can dance our hearts out!

Nick Lachey - What's Left Of Me 
Hey love, I see my life passing me by and I don't want to be stuck in the shadow of my mistakes. But since you've left, I am feeling broken and going out of my mind. I have no where to go and I'm running from myself in endless circles. I want you more than ever. Please love, will you take what's left of me?
Long night alone

Daniel Bedingfield - If You Are Not The One
As I question about us, the feeling I have towards you is becoming clearer. I'm feeling lonely and I'm crying on my bed because I miss you. And I want no one else to be with me, but you. I realize that I love you and though I'm not with you tonight, my heart is by your side.
Death scene

Josh Groban with Tanja Tzarovska - Remember Me
I sit beside his lifeless body and I give him one last kiss. As I cry holding his hand, his soul whispers to me. If I ever need to hear his voice, just listen carefully and I will hear him calling me. He will be always with me and as long as I'm remembering him, he tells me that he would be living in my memory.
Closing credits

Vanessa Amorosi - Absolutely Everybody 
Now that we are coming to the end of this tag, why not finish it on a happy note! So hit that play button and let's dance!
I hope you all enjoyed my picks. And now comes my most favourite part - to tag some of you. UHAHAHAHAHA (that's the plan-laugh from FRIENDS, by the way! :p) So I tag..
Nick Sam Sh@ney Queer Ranter
I know what you all must be thinking. But the truth is, I am enjoying it. Have fun! *wink* 

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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Launching New Blog


Music is such an integral part of me. In fact, it has such a profound effect on me that it can lift my spirits up when I feel down, it can give me strength when I feel weak, it can even make me forget where I am. Last week I was at the Music World and I was kinda dancing to the song that was played there. How I wish I owned an Ipod! Then day and night I could listen to songs. Although I am not a gadget freak, Ipod is one toy I definitely want to possess. Anyways, for the past few days, I was browsing through YouTube and I was glad to find the videos of music that I liked. That got me thinking, wouldn't it be cool if they all be at one place, together! I do not intend to put music videos here unless it had something gay-worthy to drool about. Also, if I start posting music videos here, I think this one might end up turning into a music blog. So today I finished setting up the new blog just for showcasing all those music I like.

If you ask any Indian which music director they like the most, I am sure the majority would choose A.R. Rahman. His songs have that refreshing essence that make you feel like you are in synch with the sound waves coming out. I was once at the movie theater for the Tamil film, "Alaypayuthey". The movie started and the credits started to roll in, of course they were written in Tamil. So we all couldn't make out what it was. But the moment we saw "A. R." in one of them, the whole theater was like whistling and clapping. Such is the impact of this 41 year old guy. Andrew Lloyd Webber was so impressed with Rahman's works that he asked Rahman to work with him for the stage musical, "Bombay Dreams" which became a huge success in UK. Rahman was a major factor for Taj Mahal to be chosen as one among the New Seven Wonders Of The World.

A.R. Rahman, the Indian Maestro.

The first post on my new blog features his song,
"Pray For Me Brother", his contribution towards eradication of poverty.

Click here to reach my new blog and watch the video.

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