Vampire music…

“When one creates phantoms for oneself, one puts vampires into the world, and one must nourish these children of a voluntary nightmare with one’s blood, one’s life, one’s intelligence, and one’s reason, without ever satisfying them” (Eliphas Levi)

I guess I was a teenager when this song came out and very much in love. Also very much obsessed with vampires. Still am. This is a song by Bally Sagoo featuring Gunjan, in which a lovely vampire named “Noorie” rises from her coffin, and candle in hand, wanders the streets in her white sari, in search of her love. She spooks out a number of people along the way because she’s a vampire, so you can’t take her picture or see her in a rear view mirror. Its left somewhat ambiguous as to who she is waiting for. Is he (or she) dead? Is that why she wears white? Why does she go to the train station to wait for someone to arrive? She sings “Aaja re, o dilbar jaaniya, Aaja re, aaja re o mere dilbar aaja Dil ki pyaas bujha jaa re” (Come, come o my sweetheart Come and quench the thirst of my heart ) Anyway enjoy this haunting refrain.

Annie Lennox’s “Love song for a Vampire” which was made for Bram Stoker’s Dracula…haunting and spectral…starring the captivating Gary Oldman as the mournful Transylvanian king whose lost love appears to have been reincarnated as a Victorian Englishwoman played by Winona Ryder…

Bauhaus does “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” from the sultry vampire film “The Hunger” which starred David Bowie, Katherine Deneuve, and Susan Sarandon…a quirky, beautifully shot film about a vampire whose life is finite…

Here’s “Slept so Long” from “Queen of the Damned” sung by Lestat, the rockstar vampire of the film, about The Egypian queen Akaasha, played by Aaliyah, who was the original female vampire and who slept for centuries only to be woken up by Lestat’s music. She seduces him and sets out to rein mercilessly over the earth…

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~ by remainsofthedesi on October 10, 2007.

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