Music That Hits You Indie Heart

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Sometimes music does not need to compete with you but instead be your companion while you finish that important college paper or work on that presentation for the next meeting. It does not need its strong sometimes almost  destructive rhythm or vocals but smooth transitions and notes that transform your mood. Start your day with these easy listens and breeze through the morning glory and coffee.

 

 

Calm your nerves with these easy listens:

  1. Run Away – Cary Brothers
  2. Shawn Mendes – Three Empty Words
  3. Ember Island x Radiohead – Creep
  4. Billie Eilish – Six Feet Under
  5. A R I Z O N A – CROSS MY MIND
  6. Andrew Ripp – Falling Faster
  7. Jesse Ruben – This Is Why I Need You
  8. Ed Prosek – I Could Never
  9. Jome – Cinnamon
  10. Early Hours – Into The Wilderness
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10 Powerful Women Vocalists You Need

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Listen to these powerful vocals from women who have dominated the music industry. Artist whose legacy and work has gone unmatched, originality that bleeds strength and empowerment.

 

  • Whitney Houston – I Didn’t Know My Own Strength
  • Adele- Rolling In The Deep
  • Beyonce – Halo
  • Celina Dion – Sorry For Love
  • Amy Winehouse – Stronger Than Me
  • Aastha Raut – Chaubandi ma Patukai
  •  Astha Tamang-Maskey – Sabai Thikai Huncha
  •  4 Non Blonds – What’s Up
  • Janis Joplin – Kozmic Blues
  • Mariah Carey – Fly like a bird
  • Nina Simone – Feeling good
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Instrumental Melodies For Your Soul

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Sometimes the best part about a song is it’s progressive instrumental melody, wordless art that can transform your experience. Often times, the non intrusive tunes without the added rapping and fillers like “yea baby!” is exactly what you need to make your heart sing.  This Mixtape Monday we have a collection of such tunes that will start your week on the right note.

 

Apache – The Shadows (Original 1960 HD)

“Apache” stands today as probably the best-known work by British proto-surf-rock band The Shadows.This song was a worldwide hit with the #1 position in seven instrumental charts such as the UK, Australia, France, Ireland, New Zealand, Spain and South Africa.

A 1973 version by the Incredible Bongo Band has been called “hip-hop’s national anthem”. Although this version was not a hit on release, its long percussion break has been sampled countless times on hip hop and dance tracks since the 1980’s.

 

 

 

 

 

Moby Dick-Led Zeppelin (Studio)

“Moby Dick”  is the work of  English rock band Led Zeppelin and was featured on their 1969 album Led Zeppelin II.

The tune emerged after Led Zeppelin guitarist and producer would often catch drummer John Bonham jamming in the studio,  Zeppelin recorded parts of it and then placed it all together to produce this masterpiece. The song has a pretty short musical intro, but that riff that John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page in Drop chord D has a very catchy hook to it.

 

 

Clever Girl – Teleblister

Ever heard of Math Rock? It is a rhythmically complex, often guitar-based, style of rock music that emerged in the late 1980’s and we bring you the best of it.There is something about this music, It feels like … progress. Like it’s telling a story.

 

 

Porter Robinson – Fellow Feeling (Audio)

Porter Robinson, a self-taught producer, began producing since he was 12 and was internationally renounced by the time he was 18. As he is a big fan of anime and Japanese culture, he incorporates these elements in his music. If you want to tell somebody what “Fellow Feeling” is? You can’t. You just let them know this exists and make them listen to it.

Booker T. & The M.G.s – Green Onions

GREEN ONIONS was the debut record for Booker T. & the M.G.’s. Little did they know that this record & many of their following albums would later be looked upon as the primary milestones for creating the Memphis Soul sound. All of the songs on this record are instrumentals, many of which are cover songs.

Dream Theater – Stream of Consciousness

“Stream of consciousness” is just another progressive instrumental song by Dream Theater from album ‘Train of Thoughts”. Yet it’s not just another instrumental song, this song is definition of art.The fact that virtually all of the band members have studied music on a academic and professional level serves to boost their artistic credential and public appeal. They are brilliant, every one of them.

 

Happy listening!

-Shailek Bikram Shah

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Beats You Can Groove To

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A sad day is sad until good music fixes it. With the ability to transform your every experience, you better believe we have tunes to fix a bad day. To get you out of a funk and keep your feet moving. Crank up that volume, let your hair down and lets grove out to these tunes. Happy #Mixtapemonday everybody !

 

  1. I Got You(I feel Good) – James Brown

You ought to remember this song. VH1 rolls it up every morning. OLD BUT CLASSIC. The sing along lyrics, upbeat music is a recipe for a good time.

 

 

2. Can’t feel my face- The Weeknd

Abel Tesfaye has built a whole career around the relationship between drugs and love, primarily using the former to avoid feeling the latter. “Can’t Feel My Face” is his entry in the love-is-a-drug pantheon.

 

3. Wake Me Up When You Go-Go- Wham!!

This song was inspired by a sign Andrew Ridgeley used to put on his bedroom door reminding his mom to wake him before she went to work. The sign said, “Don’t forget to wake me up before you go go,” with the last “go” mistakenly repeated. The song became Wham’s first American hit.

 

4. Jailhouse Rock-Elvis Presley
The splendid singer and a fine actor, Elvis Presley’s song Jailbreak Rock of his third film “Jailbreak Rock” is one of rock & roll’s great irreducible.

 

5.One Week- Bare Naked Ladies

Bare Naked Ladies, a Canadian band struck U.S. with an album “One week” and managed to stay on top of the billboard chart for a week.

 

6. Cheap Thrills(performance edit) Sia

Rihana may have rejected it, but Sia’s “cheap thrills” is a bundle of fun.

 

7.Can’t Stop The Feeling- Justin Timberlake

This song is pretty much the definition of G-rated, fun-for-the-entire-fam pop. But you can’t deny that it’s pretty catchy. Maybe it’s the fact that it gives me serious Michael Jackson vibes. Maybe it’s the song’s clap-along melody. Maybe Max Martin and Shellback cast a spell on me. I don’t know, but this song just feels good.

8.OMI Cheerleader

OMI(Omar Samuel Pasley) a normal Reggae singer released his original cheerleader in 2012 which wasn’t much of a hit. Around two later Felix Jaehn got his hands on the track and swapped out his reggae theme, blinking some saxophone and more streamed tempo got the song much deserved attention!

 

Go on, get your dancing shoes!

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Top 10 Cover Artists On YouTube!

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Remember those Aha! moment when you would learn something new? Well, that is exactly how discovering a cover artist feels like, just when you thought you could not possibly love a song more these cover artists work their magic and transform your experience. If you think about it, discovering a cover artist feels almost like finding a special person who changes you and your perspective! A bit much? Well, I speak nothing but the truth.

Also, who knew that cups, coke bottles and other unconventional artefacts could create such sick beats? The discovered, undiscovered and talented here is a list of unique cover artist who will instantly spice up your mundane Mondays.

 

  1. Boyce Avenue

When you first enter this magical world of cover songs perhaps the first one you stumble upon is Boyce Avenue. With sultry vocals and versatility there wide range of covers makes them a well sought after cover band. If you  like relaxing to a good book and enjoy good acoustic music, then this band will hit all the right notes.

 

2. Kina Granis

Short hair, don’t care. Kina Granis went from long locks to short and during the transition her music got more edgier aswell. Not a  stranger to the cover world, she has collaborated with many artist and often steals the show with her strong and commanding voice. She usually experiments with many  genre of music, one word to describe her covers? Soulful!

 

3. Kurt Hugo Scheinder

A genius in the cover world, this young music producer uses latest gadgets to mesmerize you with his tunes. He is also a visionary of some sort and experiments with quiet unconventional forms to get the right beat, from  hand claps, snaps, coke bottles and  much more. Looking for unique beats to jam to? This is your guy.

 

4. Vidya Vox

Vidya Vox’s music is definitely catered to the niche. Who will enjoy them? Well, the South Asian bunch who enjoy a fusion of Bollywood folklore and western innovation in music. Vidya’s voice is primarily very classical but she also shows her diversity with English songs.

 

5. Megan Nicole: 

She covers fresh and upcoming songs, her YouTube channel is flooded with views primarily because of her songs that appeal to the young crowd. With a girl next door look and voice that leaves you enchanted, Megan Nicole has also wowed her following with A Capella pieces.

 

6. Leo Mamorachhioli

Leo Moracchioli runs a studio in Norway called Frog Leap Studios. His channel contains music covers that he directs himself. This channel is definitely for the heavy metal lovers who enjoy a good head bang. Unlike other heavy metal bands who stay committed to just their genre, Leo has the ability to  turn any song into a mosh pit. What’s make for a lethal combination? Surely, Leo’s music with some coffee. Lesson learned.

 

7. Jasmine Thompson: 

There is a specific theme in the kind of songs she does, her selection of covers revolves around song that has earthy tones and delicate roughness. Her song covers are not for everybody but those who enjoy good songs with strong and captivating lyrics will surely enjoy them.

 

8. Citizen shade: 

Any one  who said wearing shades makes  you cooler was probably right. Citizen Shade is a band that is cooler than you, the lead singer has just the right kind of huskiness in his voices to make your heart melt. The channel although new is already getting attention and the group has covered a wide range of songs from Rihana’s work to frank Sinatra. (This band is my personal favorite)

 

9. Alex Aiono: 

The one man band, you can feel Alex’s passion for music oozing out in his covers. He has  such a clear, crisp voice that you can even understand what  Rihana is saying in her song “Work”!  The best thing about his covers? Even when covering unique voices like Drake and Rihana, he stays true to his music potential and uses his easy going voice to serenade you.

 

Now! For the big finale, you did not think we would leave out our National treasures did you? Here, are the local talents that you definitely need to check out!

 

10. Diwas Gurung

His songs adds new spin to old classics while not compromising on the authenticity of  the old gems. Yes, you heard me! Songs can sound good when the classical version is preserved, therefore no he does not need raps in between with “Baby guls”. Diwas  is relatively undiscovered and much of his songs are uploaded my different uploads on Youtube, but you will not regret his smooth vocals.

 

Sasto Deal tip : If you want to enhance your music experience then invest on some good speakers, we have a range you can choose from here……Yes, this is a shameless plug, trust me you need it.

Bonus:

11. Vijay and Preety Ghimire 

The couple that sings together stays together, the duo Vijay and Preety Ghimire compliment each other as they sing famous old songs from Nepali movies. Their  rather enchanting videos which exudes perfection is ideal when you need to serenade your significant other.

 

Happy listening!

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#MusicalMondays: Mixtape Monday #30 – Grunge Songs

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Grunge music is a subgenre of alternative music that emerged during the mid 1980s in Seattle; that is the reason why this genre is also called the “Seattle sound“. However, Grunge became commercially successful during the early 1990s thanks to the likes of bands such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Stone Temple Pilots. Grunge music is basically a fusion of punk rock and heavy metal with the use of distorted electric guitars, dissonant harmonies, and slower tempos. You guys must’ve enjoyed the crunching sounds of Grunge music at a recent event held on February 20th, “Recalling 90s Grunge Era” at Purple Haze.

Well Mondays can be rough (4 days away from the weekend), so why not begin the week with some pretty rough Grunge music? Here is a list of the top 10 grunge songs, more like my top 10 grunge songs! Enjoy the following songs and tell us which one was your favorite.

  1. Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana

Just a few weeks prior to the recording of Nevermind, Kurt began playing a guitar riff that Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic thought sounded extremely silly. Kurt punished Krist by making the band play the riff over and over for an hour and a half. After likely experiencing some Stockholm Syndrome, Krist started to like the riff and suggested that they play it at a reduced speed. The altered riff become the iconic intro to Smells Like Teen Spirit. Dave Grohl jumped in with the drum beat to finalize the musical portion of the track.

  1. Even Flow – Pearl Jam

The band had the music for this song before Eddie Vedder joined. The first instrumental demo was recorded in August, 1990 with Michael McCready, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament and Matt Cameron (Cameron was with Soundgarden at the time, but agreed to play on this demo). Vedder joined the band in October and wrote the lyrics about a homeless person who is neglected by society. “Even Flow” was one of 10 songs they recorded the first week he flew in to Seattle to record with his new band.

  1. Blackhole Sun – Soundgarden

This song was written entirely by Chris Cornell. “If I write lyrics that are bleak or dark, it usually makes me feel better,” the Soundgarden frontman said.

This song is certainly bleak, with references to snakes, a dead sky, and the summer stench. It’s one of the more morose songs to get consistent airplay, and it helped associate the Grunge sound with depression and angst. Cornell, however, was simply expressing some dark thoughts in song – he was not suffering or crying for help in the manner of Kurt Cobain.

  1. Man in the Box – Alice In Chains

This song is about censorship, with animal cruelty used as a metaphor. The “Man in the box” is like a veal calf trapped in confinement.

  1. Lithium – Nirvana

There is a lot of self-loathing going on in this song, as Kurt Cobain sings, “I’m so ugly” and takes the voice of a man on the brink of killing himself – dysfunctional, random, and all of that. Cobain made it clear that most of the time, he wasn’t singing about himself in his songs, but was pulling from what he saw in other people. This depressive theme crept into some of the songs on their ‘In Uteroalbum as well, which at one point was going to be called “I Hate Myself And I Want To Die.” At live shows, Cobain would sometimes put this in perspective, asking the audience, “Hey everybody, why so glum?”

  1. What’s Up – 4 Non Blondes

This was the first Top 40 hit by an openly lesbian group. Linda Perry was the group’s lead singer and primary songwriter. In 2001, she produced Pink’s album Missundaztood and co-wrote many of the songs, including the hit “Get The Party Started.” She also wrote “Beautiful” for Christina Aguilera, and has become very in-demand as a songwriter. Christa explains how Linda came up with this:
“For a short time, Linda had quit her job and she was living with me in this little 2-bedroom flat in San Francisco. She wrote the song when she was in a room down the hall. I was in my bedroom having sex, and I stopped because I heard her playing that song. I remember running down the hall and saying, ‘Dude, what are you playing? I like that.’ We had a lot of rock, thrashy stuff back then, but Linda always would pull her ballads out. I remember being struck by it. She kept looking at me, going, ‘Does this sound like something? Am I plagiarizing someone?” I said, ‘Finish the song, it’s beautiful.’ It caught on at our shows right away, people really liked it.”

  1. Tomorrow – Silverchair

This was Silverchair’s first single. It was written by lead singer Daniel Johns about a documentary where he saw a rich man trying to live as a homeless person for one week.

  1. Plush – Stone Temple Pilots

The lyrics were inspired from an unfortunate event that took place in Stone Temple Pilots’ hometown of San Diego, California about a missing young woman who was later discovered dead by local law enforcement. At a concert in Columbus, Ohio on May 17, 2008, lead singer Scott Weiland said that he and STP drummer Eric Kretz wrote the lyrics in a hot tub after hearing the story. Weiland has described the song as “a metaphor for a lost obsessive relationship.”

  1. Black – Pearl Jam

Eddie Vedder explained in the Pearl Jam 20 documentary that this song is about first relationships. “The song is about letting go,” said Vedder. “It’s very rare for a relationship to withstand the Earth’s gravitational pull and where it’s going to take people and how they’re going to grow. I’ve heard it said that you can’t really have a true love unless it was a love unrequited. It’s a harsh one, because then your truest one is the one you can’t have forever.”

  1. Heart-Shaped Box – Nirvana

Kurt Cobain, Nirvana’s front man and the song’s author, claimed that this song was inspired by a television report of children suffering from cancer. However, many believe it was really written about his shaky but passionate relationship with his wife, Courtney Love. The lyrics do tend towards this latter interpretation, since they seem to concern themselves with an unstable romance between two individuals. It’s worth noting that the lyrics mention Pisces and Cancer, Cobain’s and Love’s respective astrological signs. Love, after their second meeting sent a small heart-shaped box, containing, among other things, a doll’s head, to his hotel room. This is believed to have inspired the song’s title. Cobain and Love both shared a love and fascination of dolls.

– Rubik Joshi, Intern

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The Fabulous Four – 20 Beatles’ songs that you must listen to!

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“Love is old, love is new, love is all, love is you.” – The Beatles

It’s been awhile, hasn’t it? And since you folks have missed reading our legendary #MixtapeMondays so damn much, due to the high demand – we are back!
This week’s Mixtape is a tribute or shall we say dedicated to probably one of the greatest band everrrr – the Beatles!

The Beatles! I exclaimed! – I was once asked ‘If I had a chance to time travel and see a band perform live which one would it be? It was a no brainer for me.’ I f**king love the Beatles, I mean who doesn’t!

It wasn’t until high school that I was introduced to the magical world of the Fab Four. And, once I heard couple of their records, I was a Beatlemania in no time. It kinda became an obsession, I had their posters hung over my wall, my desktop wallpaper portrayed the same, I was reading and watching documentaries about these lads, in fact I was listening to them even when I was taking a dump! It was crazy! Even after all these years, their music still speaks volume to me. I just can’t seem to get enough of their labels.

Hailing from Liverpool, the Merseyside of England, the Fab four consisting of George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and John Lennon would go on to make history over the course of 10 years. They stormed in to the world like a hurricane, shook everyone off their feet like an earthquake , erupted in everyone’s heart like a volcano, and compelled people to slide towards their music like a f**king landslide!

Life is all about making hard choices, and honestly choosing these tracks was one of the biggest dilemmas I have had to face in recent times. But here’s the list of 20 of my favorite the Beatles songs:

– Sashant

While my Guitar gently weeps (The White Album, 1968)
The first time I heard ‘While my Guitar gentle weeps’ was through a friend during my college days in Bangalore. She used to constantly play this track in our flat; it was like on a repeat mode, initially, it really annoyed me! But after a few days, I was f**king hooked. The melody is not only my favorite Harrison composition, but also a song that is very close to my heart. (Not in a cheesy way though)

Pennylane (Magical Mystery Tour, 1968)
The song just makes me happy and euphoric. It may sound weird but a smile frowns on my face whenever I listen to ‘Pennylane’. Damn!

Let it Be (Let it be, 1970)
Just let it be man, just f**king let it be. We should learn to get over things; life is too short to hold grudges or worry, hence just move on, be happy and LET IT BE!

Come Together (Abbey Road, 1969)
Once in a while I go on a Beatles marathon, where I listen each of the Beatles albums one after another. Since, this is first track from the Abbey Road album, so thought it needed a mention. The music is really hip, and the way Lennon sings is so darn cool! It’s a song for any and every mood. There have been some splendid covers of Come Together from artists such as Michel Jackson and The Arctic Monkeys but f**k it – nothing beats the original!

Here comes the Sun (Abbey Road, 1969)
They say that Harrison wrote the song while he was chilling at Eric Clapton’s garden. How cool is that? The best thing about the song for me is its simplicity; the song is effortless yet magnificent!

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1967)
The song defines rock and roll! ‘Sgt. Pepper’s lonely hearts club band’ the album is considered as the most psychedelic album the band has recorded. It is said that they recorded the album when they were constantly tripping on LSD and other heavy drugs. But who gives a f**k? We got to listen and witness such a masterpiece! (But hey, I am not implying that drugs are good, in fact don’t do drugs!)

Ticket to Ride (Help, 1965)
The song reminds me of the girls I have previously dated. They all had a ticket to ride, and they chose to ride away. Haha!

A Day in the Life (Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1967)
The song depicts life, death and everything in between. From the moment it starts to the time it ends, each piece of the song is so perfect. The track gives me a musical orgasm! Here’s a toast to John and Paul for coming up with this masterwork.

Cry baby Cry (The White Album, 1968)
Another effortless song!  The lyrics and the melody make the song f**king soothing. It is always a pleasure to listen to this track.

With a little help from my Friends (Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1967)
The song takes me back to my high school days. Friends are an integral part of life, and the Fab Four certainly know that. One verse goes like – ‘What do I do when my love is away?, (Does it worry you to be alone?), How do I feel by the end of the day? (Are you sad because you’re on your own?), No I get by with a little help from my friends, Mm I get high with a little help from my friends, Mm gonna try with a little help from my friends! Summarizes high school doesn’t it?

Eleanor Rigby (Yellow Submarine, 1966)
The melody streams on a constant flow, and for me that is the best part about the song. The lyric too is mesmerizing! Too good, just too good!

I have just seen a Face (Help, 1965)
I have just seen a face is such a joyous song. The song is all about love at first sight and instant crush. I am sure we have all gone through that, haven’t we?

Lucy in the sky with Diamonds (Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1967)
‘Lucy in the sky with Diamonds’ is f**king trippy but melodic at the same time. The song introduced me to the ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ album. The track becomes trippier if you are tripping yourself!

All you need is Love (Magical Mystery Tour, 1968)
Love is all you need! I mean you also need cash, a roof above your head and all the other bullsh*t materialistic things, but in the end LOVE is all that matters.  Love makes you go round and around, till you are so dizzy that you fall down. Not everything has to make sense, does it?

In my Life (Rubber Soul, 1965)
Such a romantic song eh? According to a survey, ‘In My life’ has been voted as the most romantic the Beatles track. The composition itself is splendid but Lennon’s vocal adds icing to the cake.

Strawberry Fields forever (Magical Mystery Tour, 1968)
Epic is an understatement when it comes to this song. Records do not come better than this. Strawberry fields for life!

Hey Jude! (The White Album, 1968)
Hey Jude has to be one of the most popular songs by the Beatles. It is a fact that, people who don’t listen to the Beatles have heard ‘Hey Jude’ at least once in their lives. The thing is you have too; you can’t miss out these kinds of songs. Also, it is said that Paul had written this song for John’s son Julian. Cool stuff!

Twist and Shout! (Please Please me, 1963)
Many may not know but the song is a cover of Isley Brothers original ‘Twist and Shout. This is such groovy track that really spurges the energy to twist and shout.

Something (Abbey Road, 1969)
I never get tired of listening to ‘Something’, it is one of the few songs I always listen to on a repeat mode. Once is never enough. It is my favorite ballad from the Fab Four.

I want to hold your hand (Meet the Beatles, 1964)
The song kick started Beatlemania around the world. The guys wanted to like them and the girls wanted to be with them!  No wonder it still bursts out of speakers with world-dominating authority nearly 50 years after its release.

“Golden slumbers fill your eyes, Smiles awake you when you rise, Sleep pretty darling do not cry, And I will sing a lullaby.” – The Beatles

 

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Mixtape Mondays #28: New Beginnings

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After years and years of waiting and watching, the country has finally reached a new dawn. All of us realize that this hasn’t been an easy task, I mean we were driven to the point of hopelessness more times than we could count but in the end, perseverance won. So here’s to a new beginning, in hopes that Nepal can start over and recuperate all the lost years. For the people who have fought long and hard for this dawn, their efforts have not gone in vain and to those who are still fighting, let us believe in their strength.
So here’s a list of songs to remind us that no matter how dark the days might seem, we can still be certain of a new beginning. We know now that its true.

  1. Timi Paila Matrai Sara by Word Warriors

    A song about resilience and dedication. –Anutara Shakya, Gift Manager

  2. Starting Over by John Lennon

    Although there are a lot theories behind this song, this track is about John finding his love for music again, life after The Beatles. Leaving The Beatles was difficult for him, hence he was finding inspirations for a new beginning, and the song depicts that. 🙂 –Sashant Pradhan, Communication Manager

     

  3. Here comes the Sun by The Beatles

    The music and lyrics helps you get through any rough day. Indeed after the night, the sun is always set to rise again. – Shirshak Dangol, Designer

  4. Here I Am by Bryan Adams

    “It’s a new world, it’s a new start.” This line rings true. –Sodhan Manandhar, CTO

  5. Walk by Foo Fighters

    This song basically depicts a new beginning, from a major lay off. – Abhash Amatya, Intern

  6. Forty Six & 2 by Tool

    For me, this song has always been about making amends with our inner demons and coming out a better person. Unlike other songs that tells us to leave the past and all its problems behind, this song, for me, tells me to wear all my problems like armor and keep moving forward regardless of everything. – Biplav Shrestha, Social Media Manager

  7. Thula Thula Mahal by Karna Das

A new beginning for the country. Let our sun and moon wave higher. – Rupagya Manandhar, Assistant Manager – SB.

8. Mero Jiwan by Sugam Pokhrel

This song inspires me to be different from the world and to stand up for others. Every morning has a new beginning, a new blessing So, get inspired. Inspire others. – Jeni Maharjan, Communications Officer

9. Kings & Queens by 30 Seconds to Mars

Talk about destruction caused by mankind & the fall of mankind. Realize man’s mistake and learn from it. – Sampanna Shrestha (Social Media manager- SB)

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Mixtape Mondays #26: Lying Down is not Fighting Back

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-Sandeep Roka
Content Writer

Every now and then, there comes a time in every person’s life when they get frustrated, fed up and bored of their life. Depression hits them which such a nasty shot making them fall back hard and they feel that getting back up is not an option. Believe me, even the happiest person in the world goes through this at least once. But as one German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche, quoted “That which does not kill us makes us stronger”, getting back up is the only option and giving up is not. As for all the inspiration you need, songs are always there for you.

Here are some songs from my SD Colleagues which inspired them for what they’ve become and why they never lose so easily.

 

  1. Rise by Eddie Vedder

Because that’s what Nepal needs to do. Rise! (Amun Thapa, CEO)

 

  1. Scream Aim Fire by Bullet For My Valentine

Its message of not just beating the competition, who sometimes just so happens to be yourself, but to annihilate it completely is something that pushes me to better myself. (Biplav Shrestha, Social Media Manager)

 

  1. Hold on by John Lennon

Not exactly a song on never giving up, but it’s more or less a motivation song. Specially, the phrase ‘Hold on world, world hold on, It’s gonna be alright’ gives me assurance and hope to overcome challenges and difficulties, and the way in which Lennon sings does make me believe that everything is gonna be alright! (Sashant Pradhan, Communication Manager)

 

  1. I Won’t Give Up by Jason Mraz

This song is full of hope and about never giving up. I love how the message is portrayed strongly even through such soothing music. (Anutara Shakya, Gifting Manager)

 

  1. The Climb by Miley Cyrus

Message to our hardworking designers: You Can Do It! I hope you reach the top of that mountain! 😀 (Afshan Pradhan, Designer)

 

  1. 21 Guns by Greenday

The song says it all. (Jasina Gurung, Content Manager)

 

  1. Chariots of Fire by Vangelis

The way that the tunes builds up throughout the song makes me feel invigorated. (Shirshak Dangol, Designer)

 

  1. Titanium by David Guetta (Ft. Sia)

This song is about being strong against obstacles and opposition, rising up again after falling and continuing on. (Akina Shrestha, Content Writer)

 

  1. Bottoms Up by Nickelback

Do not go with the lyrics. I repeat, do not go with the lyrics! but the whole song gives you a never giving up attitude. Whatever comes up on the way… you gotta take it all and fight it. Show a positive (never giving up) attitude even if you fail. (Rupagya Manandhar, Business Development Manager, Sasto Book)

 

  1. Lose Yourself by Eminem

Lose yourself give me motivation to be better. Challenging myself to go above and beyond my potential. This means failing countless times yet picking oneself up every time. (Sodhan Manandhar, CTO)

 

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Mixtape Mondays #25: Bandh Woes

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I bet you can’t recall the number of times that you have walked to your destination during a bandh. It’s annoying, unnecessary and could have been easily avoided but nope. And whatever political party was it that made it happen, I bet they’re silently laughing at you as you make your way to your destinations on foot.
But dont worry, you know you’re not the only one. There’s a huge number of people walking to work, college, the airport or anywhere else just like you. So here’s a list of songs that perfectly capture what we all go through while walking on a bandh day. We all feel your woes.

Videos that define walking to work on a Bandh day: 

1. Bitter Sweet Symphony by The Verve

Scenario: When you know you need to get wherever it is no matter what comes your way. Must. Get. To. Work.

2. Walk by the Foo Fighters

Scenario: At least bandhs mean no traffic jams. Is that a burning taxi I see in the distance?

3.Walk Like an Egyptian by The Bangles

Scenario: I walk this street and thus it belongs to me now and I can walk however the way I want on it!

4. 500 miles by The Proclaimers

Scenario: When you make it half-way to your destination: Yes! Yes. I know I can walk 500 miles.

5. A Thousand Miles by Vanessa Carlton

Scenario: When you still haven’t reached your destination: 1000 miles? Umm… okay I know I can walk a 1000 miles! I think.

6. Grenade by Bruno Mars

Scenario: Walking in the hot sun and dragging your feet on be like Bruno Mars dragging pianos. We feel you Bruno.

7. Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Green Day

Scenario: When you come across a lonely road or an empty street and you sing this song by default: I walk a lonely road the only one that I have ever known….. 

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