For the past year or so it has been my privilege to play with some of the most unusual and groovy rock and jazz musicians in the country. There are at least three distinct lineups that I play with on a regular basis, but I thought it’s time you all got introduced to my numero […]
err…people…plz don’t throw rocks — or tomatoes! Hehehe…Tina was trying some healthy stuff on our faces — but I thought it looked cooler this way. Rock on Mumbai!
….was a blast! Bollywood seems to be undergoing a major facelift, with thoughtful themes, credible dialogues, crystalline edits and kick-ass music! Lucky for us viewers 🙂 Apart from the fabulous performances from the actors, it was Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy’s music that really floated my boat. The other pleasant surprise for me this week was Jodha Akbar (on […]
A great shloka (which is also usually sung in the bhajan tradition) which is a succinct summary of the Dasha-avatara (as described by the saint-poet Jaydev). Vedaan uddharate, Jagan-nivahate, Bhugolam ud-vibhrate Daityam daarayate Valim chhalayate, Kshatra kshayam kurvate, Poulashyam jayate, Halam chalayate, Kaarunyam aatanvate, Mlechchanu murchhayate, Dashaakriti krite, Krishnaaya tubhyam namaha ….and here is Barbara […]
Every serious guitarist has a Holy Grail he/she is always searching for — his/her tone. Its our dream to have a unique sonic signature, an instantly identifiable sound; like Santana, or Stevie Ray Vaughan, or John Scofield. We discuss “tone” for hours, how different amps,pickups, cables, strings, picks and weather formations impact the listener. Truth […]
It was a very very embarassing day for Mumbai’s music fraternity yesterday! We were treated to a display of discipline, focus, vision and musicianship which has rarely, if ever, been seen on stage in this city — the occasion was the Drum Clinic and Concert by Virgil Donati. One of the topmost rock/fusion/progressive drummers on […]