Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Ravi Shankar, 1920-2012

The best Ravi Shankar moment is at the beginning of "The Concert for Bangladesh" when the audience applauds their tuning-up interlude, because they have never heard sitar music, probably, and Shankar says, all sarcastic-like, something along the lines of "wow, think how much you'll enjoy the actual concert." RIP.

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Oh, Ravi. You are the reason my brother got a sitar for Christmas in high school and played the hell out of it. (And also kept leaving his mezrabs around the house.)


RIP and eternal ragas for the late Ravi Shankar.@a


I am the saddest panda. I learned of Ravi Shankar because of the Beatles and George Harrison, and have been a fan as long as I can remember. RIP.

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