8.17.2019

EXPLORING DETROIT'S HIDDEN SECRETS

Detroit's Floating Post Office

The city of Detroit Michigan is one of the most popular places in America, ripe with talent and rich in history. So if so many people know about it how come the city manages to keep some things a mystery?

After years of living in the alive city, locals have come forward with a few of their own secrets. Here is to exploring Detroit’s hidden secrets and uncovering some pretty great discoveries.

Gambling

Detroit is widely known as one of the most enthusiastic gambling cities in terms of online users. In fact, NoviBet UK Casino and other popular casinos are preferred by Americans than frequenting land-based establishments…unless its Vegas baby!

The Hidden Salt Mine

Unbeknownst to many a visitor, there is a hidden salt mine which rests beneath the city’s streets. It is controlled by the Detroit Salt Company and the massive mine is still in full operation and the produced salt from this mine is used as road salt. The company has a history that dates back as far as the 1900s which may pique the interest of many, however, the mine is no longer open to the public.

Detroit’s Bootlegging During Prohibition

During the prohibition days when substances were banned, Detroit was perfectly situated near the Canadian border which made it the perfect location to get illegal substances for those looking to buy.

Detroit became so popular in fact, it was one of the most popular spots for bootlegging liquor into the country.

The First State Fair

The first annual Michigan State Fair was held in 1849, the only state apart from New York, to have hosted a fair. The trend caught on and now there is excitement across most states celebrating state fairs in America. There is however some change that is being brought about but the fair remains as popular as ever.

Home to the First Four Way Traffic Light

Believe it or not, Michigan’s Detroit was a first city for many things in the state and another of them was installing the very first four way traffic light back in 1920 when it was invented!

S.S Kresge Turned K-Mart

Detroit’s very own S.S Kresge began a dime store in the Motor City back in 1897. As the chain grew the name changed...into K-Mart!

Detroit Owns a Water Post Office

One of the most bizarre secrets of Detroit is that it owns a ‘moving post office on water’. Named the J.W. Westcott II, it delivers post to boats near the city shoreline. Because of its functionality, it also is the one and only boat to have its own zip code.

As you can tell, there are many hidden secrets of Detroit to be discovered, from history to the present day. Everything we learn reminds us of the city’s appeal and why it is such an amazing and intriguing city and home to some of the most famous American singers and actors. What more could we ask for, we even have our own floating post office to boast about.

8.13.2019

MICKEY MANTLE THE YANKEE SLUGGER DIED AUG 13 1995


Mickey Mantle, the most powerful switch-hitter in baseball history and the successor to Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio as the symbol of the long reign of the New York Yankees, died of cancer Aug 13, 1995, in Dallas. He was 63.

Mickey Mantle made his debut for the Yankees in 1951 at age 19, playing right field alongside aging center fielder Joe DiMaggio. He dominated the American League for more than a decade.


In 1956, he won the Triple Crown, leading his league in batting average, home runs and runs batted in. His output was so great that he led both leagues in 1956, hitting .353 with 52 home runs and 130 runs batted in.


He was also voted American League MVP that year, and again in 1957 and 1962. After years of brilliance, Mantle’s career began to decline by 1967, and he was forced to move to first base. The next season would be his last. Mantle was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974 in his first year of eligibility. Read More about Mickey



In 2001 61* debuted and is one of my favorite movies of all time. Billy Crystal directed it and they came to Detroit to film. They repainted the old Tiger Stadium and made it look like Yankee Stadium. The story of Mantle and Maris is one for the record books.

SUE THE T REX DISCOVERED IN THE BLACK HILLS: AUGUST 1990


August 12, 1990, fossil hunter Susan Hendrickson discovers three huge bones jutting out of a cliff near Faith, South Dakota. They turn out to be part of the largest-ever Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever discovered, a 65 million-year-old specimen dubbed Sue, after its discoverer.



Amazingly, Sue’s skeleton was over 90 percent complete, and the bones were extremely well-preserved. Hendrickson’s employer, the Black Hills Institute of Geological Research, paid $5,000 to the landowner, Maurice Williams, for the right to excavate the dinosaur skeleton, which was cleaned and transported to the company headquarters in Hill City.

The institute’s president, Peter Larson, announced plans to build a non-profit museum to display Sue along with other fossils of the Cretaceous period.


In 1992, a long legal battle began over Sue. The U.S. Attorney’s Office claimed Sue’s bones had been seized from federal land and were, therefore, government property.

It was eventually found that Williams, a part-Native American and member of the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe, had traded his land to the tribe two decades earlier to avoid paying property taxes, and thus his sale of excavation rights to the Black Hills had been invalid.


In October 1997, Chicago’s Field Museum purchased Sue at public auction at Sotheby’s in New York City for $8.36 million, financed in part by the McDonald’s and Disney corporations.

Sue’s skeleton went on display at the Field Museum in May 2000.

Dinosaur 13 details the entire Sue the T REX drama...

FULL MOON IN AQUARIUS: AUGUST 15


Some Native American tribes in what is now the northeastern United States called the August full Moon the “Sturgeon Moon” because they knew that the sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this full Moon. Others called August’s full Moon the “Full Green Corn Moon,” signaling that the corn was nearly ready for harvest.

Different tribes used different Moon names. Other examples for August are: “Wheat Cut Moon” (San Ildefonso, and San Juan), “Moon When All Things Ripen” (Dakotah Sioux), and ”Blueberry Moon” (Ojibwe).

The exact time of the next full moon is:
Thursday * 15 August 2019 * 8:29:15 am (EDT)
Moon sign: Aquarius 22° 24'

Here you find this time converted into different timezones for other cities:
WELLINGTON = Friday * 16 August 2019 * 12:29:15 am (NZST)
SYDNEY = Thursday * 15 August 2019 * 10:29:15 pm (AEST)
TOKYO = Thursday * 15 August 2019 * 9:29:15 pm (JST)
BEIJING = Thursday * 15 August 2019 * 8:29:15 pm (CST)
BANGKOK = Thursday * 15 August 2019 * 7:29:15 pm (ICT)
DELHI = Thursday * 15 August 2019 * 5:59:15 pm (IST)
DUBAI = Thursday * 15 August 2019 * 4:29:15 pm (GST)
MOSCOW = Thursday * 15 August 2019 * 3:29:15 pm (MSK)
BERLIN = Thursday * 15 August 2019 * 2:29:15 pm (CEST)
LAGOS = Thursday * 15 August 2019 * 1:29:15 pm (WAT)
LONDON = Thursday * 15 August 2019 * 1:29:15 pm (BST)
RIO = Thursday * 15 August 2019 * 9:29:15 am (BRT)
SANTIAGO = Thursday * 15 August 2019 * 8:29:15 am (CLT)
NEW YORK = Thursday * 15 August 2019 * 8:29:15 am (EDT)
MEXICO CITY = Thursday * 15 August 2019 * 7:29:15 am (CDT)
CALGARY = Thursday * 15 August 2019 * 6:29:15 am (MDT)
LOS ANGELES = Thursday * 15 August 2019 * 5:29:15 am (PDT)
ANCHORAGE = Thursday * 15 August 2019 * 4:29:15 am (AKDT)
HONOLULU = Thursday * 15 August 2019 * 2:29:15 am (HAST)

8.11.2019

SOUPY SALES: NICE GUY FUNNY GUY


Milton Supman (January 8, 1926 – October 22, 2009), known professionally as Soupy Sales, was an American comedian, actor, radio/television personality, and jazz aficionado. He was best known for his local and network children's television show Lunch with Soupy Sales (1953–1966), a series of comedy sketches frequently ending with Sales receiving a pie in the face, which became his trademark.

Soupy Sales doing the "Mousie" with Ed Sullivan

From 1968 to 1975 he was a regular panelist on the syndicated revival of What's My Line? and appeared on several other TV game shows. During the 1980s, Sales hosted his own show on WNBC-AM in New York City.

Sales is best known for his daily children's television show, Lunch with Soupy Sales. The show was originally called 12 O'Clock Comics and was later known as The Soupy Sales Show. Improvised and slapstick in nature, Lunch with Soupy Sales was a rapid-fire stream of comedy sketches, gags, and puns, almost all of which resulted in Sales receiving a pie in the face.


Lunch with Soupy Sales began in 1953 from the studios of WXYZ-TV, Channel 7, located in the historic Maccabees Building, in Detroit. Sales occasionally took the studio cameras to the lawn of the Detroit Public Library, located across the street from the TV studios, and talked with local students walking to and from school.

Beginning no later than July 4, 1955, a Saturday version of Sales' lunch show was broadcast nationally on the ABC television network. His lunchtime program on weekdays was moved to early morning opposite Today and Captain Kangaroo.


On September 7, 1964, Sales found a new weekday home at WNEW-TV in New York City. This version was seen locally until September 2, 1966. 260 episodes were syndicated by Screen Gems to local stations outside the New York market during the 1965–66 season.

This show marked the height of Sales' popularity. It featured guest appearances by stars such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Curtis, Jerry Lewis, Judy Garland, and Sammy Davis Jr., as well as musical groups like the Shangri-Las, The Supremes, The Temptations and even Alice Cooper.


Clyde Adler, the show's floor manager and a film editor at Detroit's WXYZ-TV, performed in sketches and voiced and operated all puppets on Sales' show in Detroit in the 1950s and in Los Angeles from 1959 to 1962, as well as in 1978.

Frank Nastasi, who played the part of Gramps on WXYZ-TV's other kid's show "Wixie Wonderland", assumed the role of straight man and puppeteer when Sales took the show to New York from 1964 to 1966. Nastasi was originally from Detroit and had worked with Sales at WXYZ.


White Fang, "The Biggest and Meanest Dog in the USA", who appeared only as a giant white shaggy paw with black triangular felt "claws", jutting out from the corner of the screen. Fang spoke with unintelligible short grunts and growls, which Soupy repeated back in English, for comic effect. White Fang was often the pie thrower when Soupy's jokes bombed.



Black Tooth, "The Biggest and Sweetest Dog in the USA", also seen only as a giant black paw with white triangular felt claws, and with more feminine, but similarly unintelligible, dialogue. Black Tooth's trademark was pulling Soupy off-camera to give loud and noisy kisses.

For a short time, there was a third dog character that became White Fang's girlfriend, Marilyn Monwolf. She caused some rivalry of affections between Black Tooth and White Fang, but later jilted them both for Joe Dogmaggio.


Pookie the Lion, a lion puppet appearing in a large window behind Soupy (the 1950s), was a hipster with a rapier wit. For example Soupy: "Do you know why my life is so miserable?" Pookie: "You got me!" Soupy: "That's why!"

One of Pookie's favorite lines when greeting Soupy was, "Hey bubby... want a kiss?". In the Detroit shows, Pookie never spoke but communicated in whistles. That puppet also was used to mouth the words while pantomiming novelty records on the show.

Hippy the Hippo, a minor character who occasionally appeared with Pookie the Lion. Frank Nastasi gave Hippy a voice for the New York shows. Clyde Adler also voiced Hippy in the shows done in the late 1970s.

Soupy Sales

Soupy Sales, who made an art form out of taking a pie in the face and delighted a generation of Detroiters with his loopy TV show on Channel 7 in the 1950s, died October 23, 2009, in New York. Soupy was 83. We were so lucky to grow up with Soupy Sales! Read More about Soupy


 

WHY AL CAPONE WAS SENT TO ALCATRAZ


Last night I was watching a great TV series called Making of the Mob Chicago. The show answered a question I have always had. Why did Al Capone get shipped to the extreme maximum security on the Rock when he was just sentenced as a tax evader?


In the show, they explain that the president had alotted a ton of money for the prison's construction and used Alfonse to promote the project. Al Capone was the most famous gangster of all time and he definitely raised the profile of Alcatraz.


August 11, 1934

A group of federal prisoners classified as "most dangerous" arrives at Alcatraz Island, a 22-acre rocky outcrop situated 1.5 miles offshore in San Francisco Bay. The convicts–the first civilian prisoners to be housed in the new high-security penitentiary–joined a few dozen military prisoners left over from the island’s days as a U.S. military prison.

Alcatraz was an uninhabited seabird haven when it was explored by Spanish Lieutenant Juan Manuel de Ayala in 1775. He named it Isla de los Alcatraces, or “Island of the Pelicans.” Fortified by the Spanish, Alcatraz was sold to the United States in 1849. In 1854, it had the distinction of housing the first lighthouse on the coast of California. Read More

8.10.2019

NEW BOB SEGER BIOGRAPHY IS GREAT

Bob Seger photo: Tom Weschler


Just received this book and it is gorgeous! Packed full of Tom Weschler's behind the scenes photos and written with great care for proper detail. A must-have for all the legions of Seger fans out there! 

The book offers a detailed, unbiased and accurate account of Seger's life and career as a true rock legend, with Tom Weschler (Bob's former road manager) providing the book's forward. Turn the Page, follows Bob from his earliest days emerging out of the Detroit music scene, just as fellow artists Kid Rock and Glenn Frey, up through, and including, his current 2019 national tour "Roll Me Away, the Final Tour." 

It tracks Seger's entire music career, including the Silver Bullet Band - comparing the songs and stage shows, similar to Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, and Bruce Springsteen's E-street Band. 


The book features inside stories, interviews, Bob's composing, band personnel, recording sessions, tours, and his very private personal life. Turn the Page is a "must" for any true Bob Seger fan. This is the only Bob Seger biography written to date, with over 280 pages, 24 in color with over 60 images, and 224 documented footnotes. Many of the color images are from the distant past, including very rare photos - as a poster advertising a Seger concert headlining John Lennon.

The author, Edward Sarkis Balian, Ph.D. grew up in Detroit and was in a local band at the same time as Seger; in fact, they shared the same Detroit entertainment attorney for over four decades. Balian, himself a recording musician (the George-Edwards Group), put together Turn the Page with a steady eye toward accuracy and quality, in his words "Turn the Page summarizes the brilliant and astonishing career of a true Hall of Fame composer and entertainer.

Purchase your copy today!

Seger's body of over 50 years of work, coupled to his love of music and an almost unbelievable tenacity, led him to well-deserved fame and fortune. A career full of major challenges - a rock'n'roll roller-coaster to be sure." Balian is donating 30% of his royalties to charity, 50% to the Seger's favorite charity, Oakland County Children's Village. Visit https://bobsegerturnthepage.com for more info.

HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT ESPRESSO MACHINE FOR YOU


Craving a strong, head-hitting cup of espresso? Well, you’ve come to the right place. We are going to tell you how to choose the most suitable espresso maker to satisfy all your caffeine hungry needs.

First, let’s start with the basic espresso rules in BARISTA-101. Your coffee beans should be ground to a fine, but not too fine texture. Think of granulated sugar or table salt texture.

Secondly, you need to pay very close attention to the coffee to water ratio. A strong shot requires about 0.38 ounces or two tablespoons for 1/8 cup. Knowing this easy rule of thumb, multiply by the number of cups you’re making and enjoy your buzz.

Third, pick out an easy to use machine that will give you the gourmet taste you love right at home. Did you know that espresso machines have been evolving since 1884? They came a long way and underwent plenty of makeovers to reach their current, beautiful state. Let’s taste our way up the espresso machine ladder to find you the suitable one.

1) The Mocha Pot

You know what they say, “Old is gold.” This baby has been around since the 1930s. It performs the basic task of pushing water and steam up a chamber to brew with the coffee granules, then delivers them to your top chamber when ready. The beauty of this little pot is that it does all that simply by being placed on the stove.

2) Steam Counter Machines

There are a variety of convenient small countertop machines out there. Those are quicker in the process of pushing super condensed steam through a “puck” of your ground coffee. Their price range is reasonable and are relatively easy to clean. When you want a quick espresso with a slight gourmet feel, this will do the job.

3) Semi-automatic pump machines

Don’t worry, they are not as complex as they sound. Machines like this are so easy to use if you’re a novice with no prior experience using a simpler version. If all you want is to enjoy your favorite kind of drink at home instead of rushing to your nearest coffee place, those will definitely make you feel like a barista right in your kitchen. Once you master the milk frothing option, you could make lattes and cappuccinos with your preferred strength or mildness.


4) Capsule/pod-based machines

You must have seen these somewhere, right? And no, pods and capsules are not the same things. A capsule is the very small plastic container with the aluminum cover, while the pod is a small pad similar to a tea bag. These machines work when the high pressurized steam and water run into a small chamber that contains your coffee pod or capsule. The good thing about these is the no grind, no measure, and no-hassle factor. If you want a simple, effortless coffee-making task this machine will give you just that.

With those steaming choices right in front of you; it’s easy to decide the taste of your morning. Just pick according to your preferred taste, time, and budget. Bottoms up!

THE HIGH PRIESTESS: TRUST YOUR HUNCHES


Trusting your intuition or gut feelings will help guide you to what you should be focusing on at this time.

How often do we get hunches or feelings about something or someone, then ignore the feelings, only to find ourselves saying 'I knew it!' later on?

Listen to your thoughts, observe your dreams, focus on those instinctive feelings.

By listening to the Divine Feminine 'voice' within you (this applies to the guys as well!), you will begin to clearly see the signs pointing you in the right direction. Lotus Free Tarot

8.09.2019

WHAT MAKES A SINGER/MUSIC BAND SUCCESSFUL


What makes a singer or music band successful and legendary?

Music has no boundaries. If you are a music lover, you might have listened to different genres of music irrespective of the language. Even if you do not understand it, you still can appreciate the music. Due to this reason, International music stars have been able to make a name for them across the globe.

Have you ever wondered what does it take to become a successful singer or a music band? From the surface, the life of a singer or a successful band looks very easy and lavish but in order to maintain their success in the long run, it requires a lot more than talent and singing. In this article, we will have a deeper look at this subject and try to find out what are the things and elements that make a successful singer or a music band in the long run.

Creativity and uniqueness

There is no doubt that music is a creative field and if you want to make a name for yourself as a singer or a band then you need to be creative and experimental with it. A classic example of such singer is Michael Jackson. Everybody can dance but the way he danced and the way he innovated dancing with his own style of break dancing is unparalleled and unmatched.

He worked very hard on is dancing steps and he was also talented but he didn't simply stop at talent. Talent without hard work and consistency is nothing. The way he innovated the breakdance and took it to the new height was the most important reason why he became successful and remained there at the top of the music world for decades. So if you would like to be successful, it is necessary to do the same thing in a different way and interesting manner, just like Michael Jackson did.

Simplicity

Life is simple, one needs not to mastermind an online casino strategy or apply rocket science brain in order to be successful in life. At the end of the day, the music is mostly about melody. If you can consistently keep it in simple and hummable format, you can make others like your song, then there is no reason why you will not be successful. A classic example of such type of music band was the Beatles.

You will not be able to find anybody in the world who does not like their song. Although they came from a very modest background and there is nothing lavish or larger than life about their lifestyle, yet they will be able to influence the music lover across the globe. The reason for it was the simplicity of their music.

Anybody who listens to them is bound to like the songs and music because of its simplicity. Most of the songs are of simple ballad style with melodious tunes and meaningful lyrics; simple melodies with meaningful lyrics remain the mantra for success in the long run for sure.

The Style

Although simplicity has always had its takers, yet connectivity too plays a very important role in making a singer or a music band successful. That might not be a universal phenomenon, but if a group of people are able to identify or connect with the singer and his lifestyle and philosophy, they are bound to become his fan. A classic example of such talent is Elvis Presley and Madonna. Both of these singers have got their style and uniqueness which they were able to maintain and renovate throughout their life. So if you have a style to express, be confident about it and rest be assured that it will find its takers because there are different kinds of people in this world and every style has got its place. The most important thing is believing in yourself and your style and being comfortable within it and expressing yourself as much as you can.

Contemporary

You have to move along with the time to be in the market. If you are able to understand the needs of the market and people living around you, then you will be able to leave a mark on them. Spice girls when came in the market blasted the market because everybody was able to understand them and their style because of its contemporariness.

Marketing

The present world of marketing is full of gimmicks. There might be people who have ordinary skills but if the marketing campaign picks that person and decides to promote it, then they would be able to make a name for themselves.

Most of the bands that you see nowadays are an outcome of an intelligently thought of marketing strategy. Every singer and musician is asked to follow a particular lifestyle; they have a tight schedule that they have to strictly follow. They have to follow the instructions as directed to them. They cannot eat without permission, they cannot talk or give interviews without the permission of the marketing or PR team and they cannot live their public Life as they wish. Like it or not, marketing is a bitter fact that is ruling the music industry nowadays and most of the people are successful nowadays are due to simply good marketing tactics.

Luck, Faith, and Destiny

Finally, the world of Limelight does provide ample scope to be successful with the reasons unexplained. If you have come across a person or musician and you are just not able to identify with his music and often wonder why such a person or band has been successful for so long, then you can simply put it to luck. Luck sometimes clicks the right chords and there is nothing much that you can do about it.

A RETROSPECTIVE INTO THE WORLD OF INDI-POP

Baba Sehgal 


A retrospect into the world of Indi Pop

Indi pop refers to the parallel world of private music albums, that become most popular in India during the early 90s. This crossover journey has seen many twists and turns in India and after three decades, it is still looking in good shape. In this article, we are going to have a quick look at how it all began and comment on the present Indi Pop trends as well.

Baba Sehgal

One of the pioneers of Indi Pop wave, Baba Sehgal might remind oldies about the classical singer KL Sehgal but the comparison ends there! Baba Sehgal bought the zest of experiment and creativity that was missing in the music industry. Acclaimed as the first rapper and pop star of India, he struck the right cords among youth with the much-needed dose of fun, entertainment, and energy in this music and lyrics.
One of these early albums ‘Thanda Thanda Pani’ sold millions of copies, which marked the emergence of the world of Pop Albums, and made the producers believe in this genre and put their money in it.

Alisha Chinai’s Made in India

One of the most popular pop albums of the mid-90s was Made in India. Its singer was an actor and model as well and the video perfectly blended music with style and elegance, which was missing till date in the world of Indi Pop. Made in India is considered as a milestone album in the world of Indi Pop and further strengthened the belief of the music industry in Indi Pop culture.

Shaan and Sagarika Disco Deewane

This was a rare combination of bro-sis siblings that was very well accepted by the music lovers. The song ‘Disco Deewane’ became a huge rage and their album ‘Naujawaan’ became an instant hit. The little brother Shaan, moved on to become one of the most popular singers of India as well.

Daler Mehndi

Though the 90s were doing well with Indi Pop with one album or the other making waves every now and then, but it still lacked a Pop Super Star.

This search ended with Daler Menhdi. The energetic Punjabi Sardaar became an overnight sensation with his album ‘Bolo Ta Ra Ra Ra’, which sold multi-millions of copies. More importantly, Daler Paaji did not stop there. He kept on delivering hit albums one after the other and within a short span of time, he emerged as the undisputed King of Pop. Indi Pop now undisputedly had a market and it meant fast songs and danceable tunes with a lot of fun and energy element in it.

Lucky Ali

The mid-90s took a gentle turn with the emergence of some unorthodox singers and musicians, Lucky Ali being one of them. His song ‘O Sanam..!’ became an instant hit overnight and went on to become an all-time classic Pop Song. His debut album ‘Sunoh’ marked the entry of melody in the world of Indi Pop and for the first time, the youth was actually sitting calmly and listing to the song and not watching it! Lucky Ali went on to become one of the most reputable and popular starts of Indi Pop and unlike short sensations, his niche fan following is royal and loyal to him!

Silk route

As Lucky Ali’s Sunoh was making everyone listen to the music, parallel came a new band that matched his standard and class of music. With the ‘Dooba Dooba’ song from their debut album ‘Boondein’ , Silk Route band stole the heart of millions of music lovers and Indi Pop fan. Indi Pop now not only had a market but also the much-needed respect! Its lead singer Mohit Chauhan went to become a popular Bollywood singer and Prasoon Joshi, the lyricist of the band is one of the best known and respected lyricists of Bollywood as well.

Euphoria

As Ali and Silk Route were leading the melody numbers, Euphoria band revived the stereotype Pop culture, with its fast and energetic songs, which blended perfectly with melody and meaningful lyrics. The band became popular overnight with their debut album and song ‘Dhoom’ and went on to deliver hit albums one after the other.

The end of the 90s - Hariharan and Leslie Lewis, Shubha Mudgal and AR Rehman’s Vande Matram

By the end of 90s, classical and another renowned singer has started showing interested in private covers, which all was still collectively known as Pop Music. If you still ask an Indian to define Pop, the most probable answer would be – anything that is popular or becomes popular is Pop! It is as simple as that!

Nevertheless, renowned classical singers like Hariharan, Shubha Mudgal, etc. have entered the world of Indi Pop by the end of the 90s and with AR Rehnman’s Vande Matram, Pop world put an end to the debate between the so-called real film music and parallel pop music and whole hardly accepted Pop as an integral part of the music industry.

The contemporary world of Indi Pop - Honey Singh, Badshaah and Co

Past few years have witnessed a different kind of pop world, which is mainly ruled by rap and hip hop music (they all are still classified under pop!). Some of the singers and bands that are doing well these days are Honey Sing, Badshaah and Meet Brothers.

Their music is all about pub, party, playing UK casino games, finding a girl somewhere around and then making every possible effort to impress that girl.

Final Words

The present trend is back to pace and the melody and lyrics have yet again taken a back seat. However, like Fashion, music too keeps on reviving itself every now and then and so let’s hope that after a certain period of time, we will once again start getting the kind of music that can also make us rest and be at peace with ourselves. However, for that you first need to get tired and the present Pop world is serving that purpose just fine! So, let’s hope that the change in the direction of winds is about to happen soon!
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