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Ravi Shankar dies

Postby Mad Howler » Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:55 am

A gentle and wonderful man has passed.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/de ... ankar-dies
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Re: Ravi Shankar dies

Postby Kenneth Burns » Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:57 am

What's the best rock sitar song? My money's on Elvis Aaron Presley, "Stranger in my Hometown."
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Re: Ravi Shankar dies

Postby Kenneth Burns » Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:05 am

Tom Petty's "Don't Come Around Here No More" haunted me when I was a kid.

I probably haven't watched that video, featuring Eurythmics' Dave Stewart on sitar, in 25 years. It's holding up better than I might have expected.
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Re: Ravi Shankar dies

Postby chainsawcurtis » Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:25 am

B.J. Thomas's "Hooked on a Feeling" is the first one I remember aside from the Beatles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNnnWfUpYGg
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Re: Ravi Shankar dies

Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:40 am

Mad Howler wrote:A gentle and wonderful man has passed.

Nora Jones might have a different opinion.
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Re: Ravi Shankar dies

Postby Mean Scenester » Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:43 am

Henry Vilas wrote:
Mad Howler wrote:A gentle and wonderful man has passed.

Nora Jones might have a different opinion.


http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2012/12/ ... i-shankar/

“My Dad’s music touched millions of people. He will be greatly missed by me and music lovers everywhere,” Jones said in a statement to Speakeasy.

Henry, I find your one-line drive-bys here to be increasingly annoying and useless.
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Re: Ravi Shankar dies

Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:06 pm

Mean Scenester wrote:
Henry Vilas wrote:
Mad Howler wrote:A gentle and wonderful man has passed.

Nora Jones might have a different opinion.


http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2012/12/ ... i-shankar/

“My Dad’s music touched millions of people. He will be greatly missed by me and music lovers everywhere,” Jones said in a statement to Speakeasy.

Henry, I find your one-line drive-bys here to be increasingly annoying and useless.

Of course she won't speak badly of the dead, but when her father was alive, both he and she had nothing to do with each other. He was a drive-by dad.
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Re: Ravi Shankar dies

Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:12 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:Of course she won't speak badly of the dead, but when her father was alive, both he and she had nothing to do with each other. He was a drive-by dad.


After a period of estrangement from her father, Ravi Shankar, Norah traveled to New Delhi, India, to spend time with him, and wrote some of the material which made its way onto the album The Fall.

Really baffling why you think you know more about her relationship with her father than she does.
You also might want to note how to spell her name.
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Re: Ravi Shankar dies

Postby Athena » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:43 pm

I'm so glad that I got to see him a few years ago in the Overture Center. His music is wonderful and he influenced so many other musicians that I'm sure his legacy will live on.
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Re: Ravi Shankar dies

Postby Stu Levitan » Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:26 pm

Pretty impressive that the Wisconsin Union Theatre booked Ravi Shankar in 1964 -- 1964! -- a year before David Crosby introduced George Harrison to sitar music.

And, yes, that Overture Center show was wonderful.
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