Vid Dev

Musings of a music student


November 2013

Call it Whatever

It was a phase of life when I firmly believed no human being is trustworthy and all menfolk are complete *******s. But nice things do happen at times, you see.

So this day, last year there was a tamizh post I chanced upon and commented on it and thus learnt the word used for comment. Little did I know that the tiny feedback would give rise to a beautiful bond that I share with you today. I would say that the friendship has come a long way – and stop feigning to understand the phrase, because you have used the same twice in your blog already, in the same context.

I don’t know if you will ever have anything nice to tell about me. But you have complained that I don’t. So here goes:

You are the best I know in narrating stories; narrating anything for that matter.
You lie so well, but beware I know when you lie.
When you are at it, you go out of the way to make someone happy.
You sing passionately; when you sing, I mean.
Your memory on both good and bad, is impeccable.
You have a knack at capturing moments; especially my lousy poses.

Here is to all the insane, wise, happy, quarreling, daring, depressing times we had. Cheers!

Btw, I put the title ‘whatever’ just to annoy you πŸ™‚ ❀

– Ever the best of friends,

Vid πŸ™‚

TM Krishna @ Bharat Sangeet Utsav ’13

Here is my thoughts on the concert, or should I say that song of the concert; even better that piece that was performed in the middle of the concert, that I actually happened to listen to after my office hours.

Artistes were T.M.Krishna, Vittal Ramaurthy on the violin, Manoj Siva on the mridangam and Anirudh Athreya on the Kanjira. When I entered the hall, the vocalist (Krishna) was starting the raga aalapana of Bhairavi. This was followed by aalapana in Suruti, both of them having weird phrases; followed by thanam (only) in Varali wherein crisp 3 swara combinations were aplenty. To be noted that the violinist gave some good yet most expected traditional phrases while playing the raga to compensate the craziness.

A note to the readers: In case you listen to this concert on TV and think that the editors have cut the song, beware – there was no song, no lyrics! What actually followed the thanam was a thani avarthanam in chatusra jadhi matya thalam (2) to appease the so-long-simply-sitting percussionists. Anirudh should have got 200/200 in Maths public exam, I thought πŸ˜› He was too good!

There was a virutham which had Kalyani – Kamboji – Vaagadheeswari and ending in the song Sogasu jooda in Kannada Gowla. It didn’t sound like Vaagadheeswari (to me atleast), though he announced thus.

If Krishna was trying to woo his audience by the surprise element on what is going to be sung next, then I was completely swept off my feet! The concert was completely patternless, and I loved every minute of it πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

– Until next,

Vid πŸ™‚

What is finished art?

easily ten years old from when it was started!
easily ten years old from when it was started!

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