Sunday, September 11, 2011

Quite a day

Yes, I know. I am more actively tweeting than blogging. But at times the 140 character limit at a time doesn't help verbose expressions. So here we come back again to good old blogging.

Its been an interesting day recording for Dheva sir. Originally went into sing one song. But he ended up asking me to sing one more. One duet was with a newcomer called Aditya Ram and the other with the veteran SPB sir. The only other time I sang a duet with SPB sir was again for a film that Dheva sir composed for, several years ago. Which was again a Brother-Sister sort of a song. There must be something there :)

A few months ago, people closest to me knew that I was lamenting for a puppy. Like really, really lamenting. I want a puppy. I want a puppy. My mother had heard enough. And then finally I gave up. Because I couldn't find one that I liked. Even though I had visited a few people. Thought it was not written. And then a friend landed up at my home this morning with a basket. I was just waking up from a really strange and partly scary dream, which later, according to experts was a good thing after all to have a dream like that. So when I saw a basket with a furry thing that moved inside, I screamed. And my friend was weirded out. And then it hit me that I had a puppy on my hands. It was all a blur. Bathed it, fed it, went to office, left it with mom and went to the recording.

Once back I finally caught up on sleep that has been in serious short supply for days, if not weeks. I have been dubbing non stop. Recording songs was difficult as after the bout of a viral fever my singing voice took quite a while to get to form. And my first recording after almost 25 days happened 4-5 days ago.

And then the Mirchi Music Awards was slated to happen today and happen it did. I was nominated for the Best Female Playback singer. Didn't think any award will happen to me, and thought this pattern of not winning an award for an AR song will continue (of course barring the TN State Govt award, no other awards had happened right from Kannathil Muthamittal to Kilimanjaro). And interestingly looks like the jinx was broken, if there was a jinx. I always felt sad that I could never hold an award in my hands and thank Rahman sir for the song and the award. State Govt Ceremonies don't give opportunities for Thank-You speeches. So yes, I still haven't held an award for an AR song and given a thank-you speech. Someday. 

Also, on the other hand, I have been doing a lot of things. Working on starting a culinary venture. But want to have be a socially conscious initiative. So the background work is taking time. Also we have been getting a lot of genuine advice on red tape especially in this kind of a venture. And how much if such red tape is not encouraged, how a carefully built reputation will be ruined :)  Yes it might sound filmi but apparently it does happen.

Mom's life and mine has been an example, that we have never been asked to pay a bribe anywhere. I have been a known face only the past 6-7 years. I have never seen mom talk about anything like that. And I am sure this will continue even in my case. There is only one way to lead our lives and that was decided ages ago. If it doesn't happen the straightforward way, I'd rather let go of the idea.

Also launched the Blue Elephant Record Company today and that was basically because Dharan, Madhan Karky and I are working on an album. Have been talking to Karky for a pretty long while and Dharan as well. We should be ready with our single soon. After all, that's what we Dakshaa LLC and I launched the iOS app for. 

As for the app the Android version is getting tested and the little chinks and nicks in the iOS version will also be rectified in the update.

Until then this is Chinmayi signing off :)



21 comments:

Mathangi.S said...

Well written as usual akka :) :)
I love your command over English and your narrative way of writing!
Not only your voice, even your words make us Happy. :)

Vanisha Manoharan said...

that's like a big day! wishing u a belated birthday chinmayi akka...may ur life be brightened up with health, love and blessings....
ps: i love your voice so much and never a single day i miss listening to your songs..=)
god bless....

mags said...

Dear Chinmayi-Ji the "someday" will come naan irukke bhayam illa :D, & you know what im gonna do next !

Sashwath said...

Belated Birthday Wishes . . It is always nice to see you write, Really inspiring. Conti to write . . All the best with the record label . Love to see your single like ARR .

Anonymous said...

Many, many more happy returns of today (few more hours left for me - so hopefully it is not too late). God bless and take care. My namaskarams to amma.

Sudhaharini.

wesley praising jesus said...

This is awesome, You are a born blogger.. your narration shows the screen-play of the day you lived last night.. congrats for the Mirchi Award.. hope you get more like that.. GBU..

wesley praising jesus said...

This is Awesome, You are a born blogger... I love the way you narrated.. your narration shows the screen-play of the day you experienced.. Congrats for the Mirchi Award, hope you get more like this ... Belated Birthday Wishes... GBU..

Janani said...

Wow! Quite a day it was! Happy birthday once again! :-)

wesley praising jesus said...

Name your Puppy as Blant.. to know the meaning Google it.. then, this contains first and last letters of BLue elephANT company :)

guru said...

it is good to read your blog.....am inspired by ur time management and writing....that shows how perfectly u r brought up akka....my prayers for u....

Anonymous said...

Hi Chinmayi,

Dont worry...ur talent will flourish more awards not only for AR's songs but many more....success will be with u always.

1st time reading ur blog..You can be a good writer as well :-)..superb

Btw, when u will b arriving Malaysia for Suarakami concert?

Eagerly waiting for your iOS apps for Android...take care.

ES said...

Its not enough to get a dog - you'll have to maintain it! And wishing you all the best for an award with a speech very soon. The path you have taken - Straight forward one, is absolutely right. It may be filled with stones in the path, but you'll be able to use the same stones as your weapon. *Vazhkayil aayiram thadai kallappa.. Thadai kaallum unakkoru padaikkal appa...* Loose translation, I know :)

Anitha D said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! it's always a pleasure to hear from you....

Viswanaathan said...

read ur blog for the I tym being referred by a frnd f urs.. keeps throwing small bits of energy packets frequently ..De idea f an app sounded awesum ..Happy for u :)

Saranya said...

Happy birthday Chinmayi.

I wish I also had the strength and stability to go through the hardest times of life like you could (in the good way)
I am amazed and your mother is a blessing.I will be so glad if I get a chance to meet a person like your mother in my life. I pray to God for one such day.

Love you, God bless you both...

Saranya

PTR said...

Hi Chinmaye..Its a nice to read your blog..And view on Facebook and twitter are correct..Keep your writting..

jenniffer kennedy said...

bealted b'day wishes........

Deekshanya said...

belated birthday wishes, have been listening to "enna ithu enna ithu" from naladamayanthi on repeat on my 2 hour trip from Manchester to London :) Great song and wonderful singing as usual :)

God bless
Deeksh

Anonymous said...

Hai Chinmayi,
It is asif u r posting once a month...i dont follow u on Twitter...so i really miss u in blog....
Continue blogging often...
Belated Bday wishes Chinmayi
Godspeed good people
Maheswari

KARTHIK said...

Belated Happy Birthday. All the best for more awards.

Chinmayi Sripada /Chinmayee said...

Ooooooooooooh I am scared!!! :D