Friday, July 1, 2011

Wherein Glastonbury and India come right to my blogging screen . . .



So far, my visits to England have not allowed me to meet someone I'm sure would become a friend, someone whose too-occasional posts always interest and nourish me, someone who recently navigated the terrifying landscape of breast cancer -- which she calls (indicating much about her sense of humour, courage, and general approach to life) The Massive Inconvenience.  Earlier this week I was happy to see a new post from 60goingon16 in my Reader mailbox, and even more delighted to find new music to love. Read 60's post and then have a listen to this fabulous Indian group, the Raghu Dixit Project. Then you might want to stop by and read Lisa's father, the Professor, on Forster's Passage to India and perhaps some of her thoughtful writing about the meeting between her 54-year-old self and the brave 20-something woman who travelled India on her own in the early 80s.

As for me, I'll be tracking down Raghu Dixit CDs to order (like 60/16 I'm still a fan of the hard copy) and wondering where to find time to read and listen . . . and thinking about how much blogging friends have broadened my horizons.

8 comments:

  1. To me this is true globalization. When the music I once heard late outside my window, in Agra, shows up online, and the guy is playing a guitar and someone else a violin and someone else a tabla. Like some soundtrack is being written, all the time, and we don't know.

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  2. Dear Materfamilias: you are too kind and I can only hope that we will find a way of meeting on one of your future visits. I'm delighted to see how many people have responded in the way that I did to Raghu's music. And I must admit, I jumped up and down like a teenager when the group's bass player, Guarav left a comment on my blog.

    Oh and I do so concur with LPC's comments above.

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  3. Thank YOU for broadening my horizons on so many different levels!

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  4. Lisa: I know! Destructive as globalization can be of regional culture, it's also wonderfully creative!
    60/16: It was very cool to see Guarav's comment on your blog -- I was excited way over here so I can well imagine you jumping up and down like a teen -- or like a 60, going on 16. . .
    Pavlova: You're welcome! And thank you for being here.

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  5. Oh my, I just wandered over to 60 going on 16 and now my head is spinning albeit in a very good way. I think, that my next stop will have to be to Amazon to buy that CD. I too much prefer having a hard copy, and though I've tried to broaden my horizons, the downloads just aren't enough. The CD collection is the one thing that defies any attempt at weeding out.

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  6. Such soaring, heartfelt music! Thank you!

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  7. Duchesse: I'm glad you enjoyed it -- I was certainly happy to discover it myself over at 60/16.

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  8. Mardel: She's def. worth following -- never anything trite there and I always leave with something to think about. Plus check out the reading suggestions in the blog margins -- inspiring!

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