Intro

This blog as might be apparent from the title has to do with running, biking and basically other outdoor individualistic sports, sometimes extreme, such as rock climbing . But don't be surprised if you find articles on work, personal life, music and even philosophy, this blog is an exception in this aspect in the blogosphere of running blogs and I am trying to revamp the blog to make it more runner friendly. You might want to look at the sidebar titled 'categorised', which as is obvious, categorizes my posts into different areas of interest.
The other thing that might interest many people is a section on 'running videos' and 'general videos' on the side bar, which I keep updating now and then.
I plan to bring in more posts on running and biking, with some added colour, so as to make them 'complete'. That's about it for now.
As a post-note, I have run a half-marathon, but I am yet to attempt a marathon, which through some concerted effort and time should happen in the future, but that ofcourse is not the culmination of this blog, it would on the contrary be something to jumpstart this blog onto new vistas.




Saturday, August 11, 2007

Pleasing music

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Gananayakam

I have always found Mandolin Srinivas's rendition of Muthuswamy dikshitar's compositions (Mahaganapathim, Kamalambal Bhajare, etc) particularly delightful. U srinivas is ofcourse an accomplished player of the modified mandolin, but a lot is left to be said about the creative genius, the composer.

3 comments:

Priyank said...

Another awesome performance! I haven't seen him play live, so thanks for this video. Since I am a totally Hindustani music guy, I do not understand the intricacies of Carnatic style, but I thoroughly enjoy it anyway!

arbit said...

Hi priyank.. Glad that you enjoyed it. Even I am not clear on the technical details, but since I have heard a lot of carnatic music, I enjoy it anyways. Hindustani music - I have heard Taufeeq quereshi and Nilhadri (sitar) at a live concert - Great experience. Ofcourse, Zakir Hussain!
This piece really stands out among all other renditions of U srinivas. That's one reason I was praising the composer (la A.R. Rahamn and higher).

Let me know if you are interested, I will post a blog on a few links to free carnatic songs (ofcourse it would be difficult to find U srinivas's music online).

Priyank said...

Yes please, that would help. Currently I have 300MB stuff - Dr. LS, KS Gopalkrishnan, MS Subbalaxmi and some U Srinivas. I'd love instrumental stuff more.
hey and the krithi - vatapi ganapati bhajeham by MS.
Thanks!

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