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 "Geezer" Butler (Black Sabbath) 17-Jul ! Nagaraja Rao Havaldar 17-Jul ! Sachin Bghowmick 17-Jul ! Sukhvinder Singh 18-Jul ! Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar 18-Jul ! Jack Irons (Pearl Jam) 18-Jul ! Brian May (Queen) 19-Jul ! Carlos Santana (Santana) 20-Jul ! Kim Carnes 20-Jul ! Cat Stevens (aka Yusuf Islam) 21-Jul ! Selena Gomez 22-Jul ! Daniel Jones (Savage Garden) 22-Jul ! Don Henley 22-Jul ! Richard Davies (Supertramp) 22-Jul ! George Clinton 22-Jul ! Armaan Malik 22-Jul ! Michelle Williams (Destiny's Child) 23-Jul ! Sam Watters (Color Me Badd) 23-Jul ! Slash (Guns N' Roses) 23-Jul ! Nick Menza (Megadeth) 23-Jul ! Tim Kellett (Simply Red) 23-Jul ! Martin Gore (Depeche Mode) 23-Jul ! Dhondutai Kulkarni 23-Jul ! Tapan 23-Jul ! Jennifer Lopez 24-Jul ! Kanchipuram Naina Pillai 25-Jul ! Sameer Phatarpekar 25-Jul ! Justin 25-Jul ! Raageshwari 25-Jul ! Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer 25-Jul ! Sri Semmangudi R. Srinivasa Iyer 25-Jul ! Headliner (Arrested Development) 26-Jul ! Gary Cherone (Extreme/Van Halen) 26-Jul ! Roger Taylor (Queen) 26-Jul ! Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones) 26-Jul ! Rajkumar Shyamanand Sinha 27-Jul ! Trichy Sankaran 27-Jul ! Steve Morse (Deep Purple) 28-Jul ! Simon Kirke (Bad Company) 28-Jul ! Wanya Morris (Boyz II Men) 29-Jul ! John Sykes (Whitesnake) 29-Jul ! Simon Kirke (Bad Company) 29-Jul ! Neal Doughty (REO Speedwagon) 29-Jul ! Sanjeev Chimmalgi 29-Jul ! Anup Jalota 29-Jul ! Sonu Nigam 30-Jul ! Kate Bush 30-Jul ! Paul Anka 30-Jul ! Girija Devi 30-Jul ! Will Champion (Coldplay) 31-Jul ! Fatboy Slim 31-Jul ! Bill Berry (R.E.M.) 31-Jul

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

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

REBEL ROUSER

Even as the death knell sounds 
The death of the unsung hero
Like a Phoenix from the ashes
Rise rebels rise
A breed apart, born of fire
Willing to fight 
The unconquerable
Ride Rebels Ride
The crest of that unassailable wave
Rise rebels rise
Only you can
Rewrite tomorrow today.

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

CASTLES IN THE AIR

Your mother wanted you to be 
An accountant or even a circus clown
But you had a dream
You had to follow down

You wanted to be a big rock star
With the world at you feet
With heaps of money a fast car
And even a football team no one could beat
With a mansion and a swimming pool
With a jet and beautiful girls
That would make everyone drool
So you built your Castle in the Air

Little realizing that your croaky voice
And the lead in your fingers
You learnt you wern't getting there
One day the bubble burst
And as you sat amidst
The ruins of your dreams


But soon you picked up the pieces
From the debris of your dreams
And began on your Castle in the Air
That soon poked up through the clouds

Spurred on by one in a million
Success stories by tycoons
Who never told you that they made it
With a solid backing, a lot of luck
And most of all the time was right
And if you tried their way
You'd never make it
Even if you tried with all you might

So you have your fingers in different pies
This time you are going to make sure
That your dreams won't die
I hope some day you'll cross the stream 
And won't go down under
The rubble of your Dreams.

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

SAVIOUR

Whose gonna save us from inflation
Slash those soaring prices
Whose gonna bring them down
Whose gonna save us from the hunger,
That surrounds us everywhere
Whose gonna feed those starving millions 
Are we shouting into the wilderness
Is'nt there anybody out there
Who'll provide
For the homeless hundreds
Shelters over their aching heads
Will there a second coming
Is everything forgotten?
Will this be our end.

- 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

A REQUIM TO A REBEL

A flag bearer for every battle
Crime, Race, Injustice no cause was not this 
He stood his ground
Carrying out every flag around

Revolution was his goal,
Change our today
For a better tomorrow
Lay deep down his soul

A curse to the establishment
A blot on the map
A Rebel he was
A Rebel for every cause

Too much to harm he was causin'
To the system he was living in
So they threw the book to him

So today he lies in a cuckoo's nest
A padded cell for him
Till the day he rests

A friend of mine he was
I'm not ashamed to say
Fought all of life battle's 
But never gave in.

A Rebel he was 
A rebel rouser he always will be
So this song is for you
Wherever you may be.

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

TRAIN TO HEAVEN

Walking amongst the dregs
Of Humanity
Among the living dead,
People with no pride or vanity
With eye balls of red

It was there that I saw him
Sitting amongst the crowd
His eyes blurred and dim, 
Floating on a cloud

Hesitating I walked up
Then stopped halfway
Across the floor,
Not wanting to upset his cup
He just looked past me at the door,

I tapped his on the shoulders
He turned his head and looked at me 
Thinking I was the pusher
 
He seemed to say I 'he had
Enough just let me be
Jimmy I said calling his name
His eyes asked do you know me?
I could see him probing
His swirled brain
Trying hard to get my name
His eyes reflected sadness and pain

Jimmy I asked him where have you been 
I have just reached said he, my destination
I was on the fast train on the
Train to heaven
He turned around & his syringe
Was leaving the station
So long man I'm leaving
I've got to catch
My train to heaven

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

PIPE DREAMS

A fancy car and loaded bar
A pool to swim, every fancy whim,
No worry about you next meal,
Chicks, oh boy no big deal.

A mansion to live in to say the least, 
Money galore
To buy you everything

Living to the limit takes the lead,
Wine, women and song everyday's deeds.

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

THE THREE BROTHERS

Of the sons of mankind
Was born the Brothers three
To loot and plunder the human race
With all her dignity

The man in uniform
The killer on the roll
To the power of injustice
A servant to their cause

This brother in black
The better of the three
The caretaker of crime
Your illegal counsel for a dime

The healer in white 
Who for you ill, has no cure
Putt on course # 9
He is so damn  sure

Watch out the Brothers three
In white, Black and Blue

Stay out of their reach
If you know what good for you

- 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

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Best Jazz Venue in India

Those of you who have been around from the 1960's through the 1990's will remember the vibrant live music scene in almost every starred hotel in India. Those were the days when you walked into a nightclub like 'Rendezvous' at The Taj Mahal hotel and 'Supper Club' at the Oberoi Sheraton in Mumbai to see curtains going up on a band that was the prime focus of these outlets. Every seat in these restaurants allowed an unobstructed view of the band that performed every night on resident contracts. Today all this has disappeared thanks to some ridiculously high entertainment taxes on live music. Today, non off these hotels have complete bands playing save for a few that feature small duos or solo singers. The Lodhi in New Delhi, recently listed among the world's best hotels, decided to step in and rewind to the good old days. They got Goa's premier jazz quartet 'Jazz Junction' to move to Delhi on a resident contract and the decision has paid off in terms of footfalls generated by the band. Jazz Junction featuring singer Daniella Rodrigues, pianist Tony Dias,
bassist Colin D'Cruz and drummer Angelo Colasco began playing at The Lodhi in June 2018. Four months into the contract the band generated a sizeable following, with quite a few high profile guests choosing to celebrate their special occasion at the Elan bar where the band performs. Against all odds the rewind option proved to be a huge success and hopefully other properties around the country takes the cue to trigger a whole new revival  of live music.