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.)


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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