Daily Archives: September 28, 2009
It’s all good! 🙂
So, why in blazes is he complaining about his “farmer tan”? I’m sure he looks hot, hot, hot in a deeper shade.
David, sweetie, learn to love yourself!
Ever get that feeling of “Oh, wow, what a flow!” whenever you shuffle some songs together?
Well, that’s what happened earlier this morning when I put on my “Love Songs” playlist on my ipod. Without meaning to, I inadvertently touched “shuffle,” and the song that immediately followed David’s sublime CELD was a sweet, sentimental Hindi ballad from a Bollywood track called “Aaj Mausum Bada,” which I got from the Monsoon Wedding soundtrack. Needless to say, it was a gorgeous blend of global romance.
Way back when, I had suggested that David put together a World Pop album, uniting different tracks that fuse together different cultural sounds. Now, with this accidental playlist, I’m thinking it would be way cooler if David put out a World Ballads album, recording different love songs from around the world. Someone with his practiced ear, which has mastered both English and Spanish sounds, may be able to pull it off. More than that, he would be able to communicate how love knows no cultural boundaries and transcends all languages.
Here are some lovely non-English ballads from around the world, which I’d love to get David’s take on, apart from Contigo en la Distancia of course! 🙂
El Dia Que Me Quieras – (thanks, Valbraz!) Here is another Spanish ballad, performed by Luis Miguel, which I’d love to hear David interpret. Can’t you just imagine the vulnerability combined with passion on this one?
Leil Mbareh – This is a Lebanese ballad that I have in my music library. I don’t know the words, but I don’t care. It melts my heart either way, and I can only imagine the different “Soul David” licks David could lay down on this track.
Aaj Mausam Bada – Ah! This was the Indian ballad that got shuffled with Contigo, hence my imagining of David doing some sentimental wonders fit for the best of the sentimental Bollywood romances!
Je Pense a Toi – Sung in French but coming from the African country of Mali, this hauntingly simple yet touching ballad by the renowned blind duo, Amadou & Mariam, gets me every time. It would be interesting to get David’s spin on a French-speaking song with African touches.
Con Te Partiro – I am not a fan of Andrea Bocelli (his rendition of “Nessun Dora” was woefully inferior to Pavorotti’s untouchable version), but I did fall in love with this Italian ballad, and at some point, David does need to sing in Italian once in his lifetime. If he doesn’t do a classic opera, this tune is definitely worth a cover. I can already hear new depths, layers, and colors spicing up this standard love song.
Are there any other non-English ballads that come to mind? Would love to know what you’d love to hear David sing!