ANNIVERSARIES

Rashmi Tiwari 1-Jun ! Sukdev 1-Jun ! Alan Wilder (Depeche Mode) 1-Jun ! Alanis Morissette 1-Jun ! Graham Russell (Air Supply) 1-Jun ! Pat Boone (1934) 1-Jun ! Ron Wood (Rolling Stones) 1-Jun ! Simon Gallup (The Cure) 1-Jun ! Tanjore S.Kalyanaraman 2-Jun ! Iiyiaraja 2-Jun ! Charlie Watts (Rolling Stones) 2-Jun ! Suzi Quatro (1950) 3-Jun ! Ahmed Khan 3-Jun ! .K.Rangachari 3-Jun ! Freddy Fender (1937) 4-Jun ! Nancy Sinatra (1940) 4-Jun ! Stefan Lessard (Dave Matthews Band) 4-Jun ! S.P. Balasubramaniam 4-Jun !Brian McKnight (1969) 5-Jun ! Clause Noreen (Aqua) 5-Jun ! Govindrao Tembe 5-Jun ! Kenny G (1956) 5-Jun ! Mark Wahlberg (aka Marky Mark) (1971) 5-Jun ! Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden) 5-Jun ! Narayan Agarwal 5-Jun ! Viju Shah 5-Jun ! James Shaffer (Korn) 6-Jun ! G.N.Balasubramaniam 6-Jun ! Neyveli R.Santhanagopalan 6-Jun ! Nikhil Chinappa 6-Jun ! Preeti Sagar 6-Jun ! Dave Navarro (Jane's Addiction) 7-Jun ! Eric Kretz (Stone Temple Pilots) 7-Jun ! Iggy Azalea 7-Jun ! Tom Jones 7-Jun ! S.Karthick 7-Jun ! V.Kamalakara Rao 8-Jun ! Bonnie Tyler 8-Jun ! Kanye West 8-Jun ! Mick Hucknall (Simply Red) 8-Jun ! Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran) 8-Jun ! Dean Felber (Hootie & The Blowfish) 9-Jun ! Ed Simons (The Chemical Brothers) 9-Jun ! Jon Lord (Deep Purple) 9-Jun ! Faith Evans 10-Jun ! Jimmy Chamberlain (Smashing Pumpkins) 10-Jun ! Jo-Jo (K-Ci & JoJo) 10-Jun ! Maxi Priest 10-Jun ! M.S.Gopalakrishnan 10-Jun ! Roop Kumar Rathod 10-Jun ! T.V.Gopalakrishnan 11-Jun ! Frank Beard (ZZ Top) 11-Jun ! Robert Birch (Stereo MC's) 11-Jun ! T. V. Gopalakrishnan 11-Jun ! Palghat Mani Iyer 12-Jun ! Bun E. Carlos (Cheap Trick) 12-Jun ! Kenny Wayne Shepherd 12-Jun ! Soren Rasted (Aqua) 13-Jun ! Boy George (Culture Club) 14-Jun ! Chris DeGarmo (Queensryche) 14-Jun ! Ice Cube 15-Jun ! Russell Hitchcock (Air Supply) 15-Jun ! Scott Rockenfield (Queensryche) 15-Jun ! Zia Fariduddin Dagar 15-Jun ! A.Kanyakumari 15-Jun ! Sikkil Kunjumani 15-Jun ! Suraiya 15-Jun ! Amaal Mallik 16-Jun ! Nathan Followill (Kings Of Leon) 16-Jun ! Barry Manilow 17-Jun ! Paul Young 17-Jun ! Alison Moyet 18-Jun ! Chaitra H. G. 18-Jun ! Dizzy Reed (Guns N' Roses) 18-Jun ! Paul McCartney 18-Jun ! Brian Welch (Korn) 19-Jun ! Paula Abdul 19-Jun ! John Taylor (Duran Duran) 20-Jun ! Lionel Richie 20-Jun ! Michael Anthony (Van Halen) 20-Jun ! Twiggy Ramirez (Marilyn Manson) 20-Jun ! Jal Mistry 20-Jun ! Leslie Lewis 20-Jun ! Shweta Shetty 20-Jun ! Shakela Banu Bhopali 21-Jun ! Brandon Flowers (The Killers) 21-Jun ! Joey Kramer (Aerosmith) 21-Jun ! Marcella Detroit (Shakespear's Sister) 21-Jun ! Sonique 21-Jun ! Cyndi Lauper 22-Jun ! Gary Beers (INXS) 22-Jun ! Kris Kristofferson 22-Jun ! Chittor Subramania Pillai 22-Jun ! Anubhav Sinha 23-Jun ! Penaaz Masani 23-Jun ! Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth) 23-Jun ! Vijay Sardeshmukh 23-Jun ! Andy McCluskey (O.M.D.) 24-Jun ! Curt Smith (Tears For Fears) 24-Jun ! Jeff Beck 24-Jun ! John Illsley (Dire Straits) 24-Jun ! Mario Calire (The Wallflowers) 24-Jun ! Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac) 24-Jun ! Kailash Surendranath 24-Jun ! Carly Simon 25-Jun ! Ian McDonald (Foreigner) 25-Jun ! Mike Kroeger (Nickelback) 25-Jun ! B.U.Ganesh Prasad 26-Jun ! Ariana Grande 26-Jun ! Chris Isaak 26-Jun ! Colin Greenwood Radiohead) 26-Jun ! Gauhar Jaan 26-Jun ! Patty Smyth 26-Jun ! Nitin Mukesh 27-Jun ! Bobby Harrison (Procol Harum) 28-Jun ! David Knights (Procol Harum) 28-Jun ! Ian Paice (Deep Purple / Whitesnake) 29-Jun ! Nicole Scherzinger (Pussycat Dolls) 29-Jun ! Ali Peter John 29-Jun ! Stanley Clarke 30-Jun ! T-Pain 30-Jun ! ! Missy Elliott 1-Jul ! Debbie Harry (Blondie) 1-Jul ! Ustad Rashid Khan 1-Jul ! Hariprasad Chaurasia 1-Jul ! Savitri Sathyamurthy 1-Jul ! Sudesh Bhosle 1-Jul ! Johnny Colla 2-Jul ! Pandit Santosh Joshi 2-Jul ! Guruvayoor Dorai 2-Jul ! Mohd. Aziz 2-Jul ! M.L.Vasanthakumari 3-Jul ! Shane Lynch (Boyzone) 3-Jul ! William Goldsmith (Foo Fighters) 4-Jul ! Bill Withers (1938) 4-Jul ! H.K.Venkatram 4-Jul ! Kumar Taurani 5-Jul ! Bengt Lagerberg (The Cardigans) 5-Jul ! Huey Lewis 5-Jul ! Robbie Robertson 5-Jul ! Amit Mishra 5-Jul ! 50 Cent 6-Jul ! John Keeble (Spandau Ballet) 6-Jul ! Bali Brahmbhatt 6-Jul ! Dr. M.Balamurali Krishna (Chennai) 6-Jul ! Mark White (Spin Doctors) 7-Jul ! Ringo Starr (1940) 7-Jul ! Wasifuddin Dagar 7-Jul ! Beck 8-Jul ! Joan Osborne 8-Jul ! Andy Fletcher (Depeche Mode) 8-Jul ! Jack White (The White Stripes) 9-Jul ! Courtney Love (Hole) 9-Jul ! Debbie Sledge (Sister Sledge) 9-Jul ! H.P.Ramachar 9-Jul ! Hema Sardesai 9-Jul ! Arlo Guthrie 10-Jul ! Parveen Sultana 10-Jul ! Lil' Kim 11-Jul ! Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi) 11-Jul ! Suzanne Vega 11-Jul ! Christine McVie (Fleetwood Mac) 12-Jul ! S. R. Janakiraman 12-Jul ! Charumathi Ramachandran (Chennai) 12-Jul ! Will Champion (Coldplay) 13-Jul ! Kesarbai Kerkar 13-Jul ! Jayashree Patanekar 13-Jul ! Amod Mehra 13-Jul ! Sarita Sethi 13-Jul ! Kulwant Jani 14-Jul ! Taboo (Black Eyed Peas) 14-Jul ! Marky Ramone (Ramones) 15-Jul ! Linda Ronstadt 15-Jul ! Mogubai Kurdikar 15-Jul ! B.Rajam Iyer 15-Jul ! R.N.Thyagarajan (Rudrapatnam Bros) 15-Jul ! Vaigal S.Gnanaskandan (Chennai) 15-Jul ! Stewart Copeland (The Police) 16-Jul ! JC (PM Dawn) 17-Jul ! Terry

L.S.D.

Have you ever walked up in the air,
Felt your body isn’t there
Want to go into space?
Till you must of last your face
Move into a world
you can call your own
Come on follow me
Pop a few pills of L.S.D.
You’ll get there faster than the speed of light,
no you’ll never get there on an airplane flight
A place where lights all flash around,
Where pain an happiness is just cut out,
So floot into your new
Come on, follow me
Only a few pills of L.S.D.

- Wayne 'Clapton' Reilly
©-Spotlight Publishing-1998

BLACK


I was only eight now when you called me black
The colour that, whats the colour of sunset,
Then night isn’t white, what colour is death
Don’t turn your back, the world isn’t multi colour
Its just white and black
There’s more colour on the rack
So don’t paint the world
White and Black
You think your intelligent & strong
You’re white, you have the rights
I am black, weak and wrong
The world runs on colour
not red, blue, green or yellow
But dull drab, white and black
O great so you’re white
Yourself don’t get a fright
Thats blood, it’s not wine,
It’s the same as mine
Don’t stare into my face and turn away
I ‘am a man not swine,
Look into your great bag
There are other colour at the bottom,
You wouldn’t paint the rainbow
White and Black

- Wayne 'Clapton' Reilly
©-Spotlight Publishing-1998

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE


Buildings touching the sky,
Yet millions homeless,
Why? There's money enough for war,
But million starve What for?
New drugs to bring back smiles,
How come so many die, like flies,
Poverty and pain abound,
There's hundred all around,
And we call ourselves
Masters of the Universe.
Babies born outside the womb,
Given life inside a tube,
Even walking on the moon,
Trips into space for everyone, coming soon
Machines can talk, some can ever Walk,
Money we've got plenty, Gold and Silver too,
May be were Masters of the Universe.
Nuclear bombs so small, no bigger than a ball
Missiles that fly so fast, there's one to beat the last,
And with arsenals so huge, there'll be no place to take refuge,
We could have some place
If only everybody didn't want to become
Masters of the Universe.

- Wayne 'Clapton' Reilly
©-Spotlight Publishing-1998

VISIONS OF DEATH


Upon my sick bed lonely I lie,
pain numbing my head,
Up in the dark sky,
I see visions of death.
A shot in the darkness,
a bright yellow flash,
Tearing the darkness,
opening a deep gash,
Slowly I fall down,
all bloody and red,
And then I wake up,
it’s only a vision of death.
Then I drift back,
do you see what I see,
The hangman’s noose,
it’s ready for me,
tightening around my head,
Eyes popping out of my head,
But then I realise,
it’s just another vision of death.

- Wayne 'Clapton' Reilly
©-Spotlight Publishing-1998

JOURNEY OF MY LIFE


Big and bad pushing seventeen,
Thinking back, one hell of a ride this has been
It started one day, smoking pot and rolling in the hay
Life was a dream when I started
The Journey of my life
Then I moved into first I grew so did my thirst
By the time I moved into third
I was moving so fast I didn’t even notice
The highway zooming past in
The Journey of my life
I didn’t even know
When I shifted into fourth Or stepping on the Gas
Things just happened
So fast I shot a man
Got into a Van and continued through
The Journey of my life Now I’m twenty four
And moving slow
Circling around death row They caught up one day` and threw me in jail
Without any bail
And one of these days,
They’re going to
jam brakes to
The journey of my life.

- Wayne 'Clapton' Reilly
©-Spotlight Publishing-1998

THE BOMB


Will there be a tomorrow
Will the sun shine again,
Will there be blue skies
Or just darkness and pain,
Which of the top powers
Will it come from.
Who'll have the pleasure
Of dropping the bomb,
Will it be Russia,
Could be even India
Even America could
Give us the darkness and pain.
When will we see
That spectacular sight,
The beautiful orange mushroom
Could it be tonight,
Won't it make a pretty sight
Corpses lying everywhere,
The land bloody red
And the planet plunged in despair.
So make up your mind now
Decide your fate,
‘Cause even tomorrow
Could be too late.

- Wayne 'Clapton' Reilly
©-Spotlight Publishing-1998

Jehar Bhi Hua Be

Pilaho mujhe iss adha se pilaho
Pi janth bhi aaye nazar pithe pithe

Mila zakham aisa batana hai mushkil
Kate abh tho shayad umar pite pite

Kissi ne khushi chin li jab se meri
Gujarthe hai - shamo-shaher pite pite

Ye sara shaher math kuda lag raha hai
Hua mujhpe aisa asar pite pite

Uss jab se rakh sat woh pe loon semere
kate mere aton pahr pite pite

Agar maut bhi aaye thohai ye mumkin
Ajal ki bane hum safar pite pite

- Subhash K. Ajal
©-Spotlight Publishing-1998

Interviews

Venues

Hard Rock Cafe1

Located in a former mill, the Mumbai outpost of the US chain of resto-bars has a mixed reputation among the city's musicians. In the first couple of years after opening, in 2006, indie rock acts were often asked to include a stipulated number of cover songs in their set lists. These days, Hard Rock Café, which hosts gigs every Tuesday and Thursday night, sticks mostly to cover bands, with a couple of dates a month spared for indie groups. Skip these gigs, and come here only for the ticketed events, when one of the seating areas is cleared to make room for a larger stage, for performances by Indian indie icons (folk-fusion veterans Indian Ocean, electro-rock superstars Pentagram), international chart toppers (Wyclef Jean, Jay Sean) or club-packing DJs (Bob Sinclair, Paul van Dyk). Be warned, though: the waiters break into a synchronised jig every time the Village People's "YMCA" comes on.


Bombay Dyeing Mill Compound, Pandurang Budhkar Marg, Worli, + 91 22 2438 2888, Hardrockindiablog.com. Open daily noon-1.30am. Performance times and entrance fees vary