Saturday, December 31, 2016

Crystal Anniv with Kristel.... 10 more to Silver

Completed 15 years of married life with my lovely wife Kristel... Did you know that the 15th Anniv is called Crystal...

As we attended Mass with the family this evening, it was a wonderful feeling to celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family... a target that we need to try to emulate...

Also a reminder of that special tribute... and how true the first song holds even after these fifteen years...




And while it's been Crystal for us... we see Silver all around... The entire past week has been full of Silver Weddings... including some of them to compere... Hosted the celebrations of a Kennedy namesake couple (John and Jacqui) earlier this week... While another couple - close friends as well - celebrated their Silver Wedding at another hall at the same venue. 

Recalled another day from this week (27th December actually), 25 years ago... when I had to skip playing music with the family choir for a wedding in the extended family to play at and attend the wedding of my choir leads - Roney and Mylene (they're quite active on the Mumbai duo circuits).

Facebook reminded me of a whole host of other friends from the parish also celebrating their Silver Weddings over the past couple of days. Possibly why the Silver Weddings are on top of mind possibly has to do with my own eldest sister celebrating her Silver Wedding in a few days from now right in the New Year...



(Everything I Do) I Do It For You - Bryan Adams was the first dance at my sister's wedding... and many many other weddings of that year... In fact the song was by far the best performing single of the year and even won a Grammy for the Best Song written specifically for a Motion Picture or Television category. Another hit song from 1991 that made it to Bridal Specials was the Percy Sledge cover by Michael Bolton - When A Man Loves A Woman.



Another song that I loved from the year 1991 was this one that I worked out accompaniment and harmony on a duet with my brother, More Than Words - Extreme.



Not really a year of ballads, the year saw a couple of big hits on the dancefloor - C+C Music Factory's  Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) features on most dance anthem collections.



While on 1991 Dance music... this one too makes a mark... Londonbeat - I've Been Thinking About You...


I could go on and on with music of the year 1991... the main reason being that this was a big year for music broadcasting especially in India. 1991 was the year that satellite TV started beaming into the country with CNN covering the Gulf War, STAR TV introducing us to soaps like The Bold and The Beautiful and Santa Barbara. Music found its way to our frontrooms via MTV and Channel V. And as the year drew to a close, another big hit rocked the world into the new year... with the King of Pop... Michael Jackson of course... Black or White... 


Also the year 1991 will be remembered for the demise of another great showman... Apro Freddie Mercury bidding farewell to the world with The Show Must Go On...


Well, its past midnight in Mumbai... and less than 24 hours left in this year 2016... What will this year be remembered for in 25 years from now?
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