Posted by Sreedhar | Posted in Music | Posted on 08-02-2011
Much overdue. Some simple pleasurable things get buried under a pile of stuff to do and don’t get done even when there is nothing to do! This happens to be my favourite song to reboot, to go in there and pickup the lost thread.
“I knew the moment had arrived
For killing the past and coming back to life…”
Posted by Sreedhar | Posted in Music | Posted on 28-08-2009
There are moments when we are glad to have be in the audience of a riveting performance provided by an artist who has nurtured his art for a lifetime. The sadhane (devoted practice?) is very poignantly visible, and the performance is so enchanting, we stop our activities and barely move for fear of the spell being broken. Music usually produces these moments. Acting, Books, Architecture, Design also produce them, but the spell binding capacity of Music is extraordinary.
Vijay Prakash is one of the few singers who have the capacity to provide these spell binding moments again and again. Almost ten years ago, as a youngster, his performances in the famous TVS SaReGaMa music competition on TV were superb. The program set very high standards and managed to bring out and showcase the top class music talent in the country. Among the performers Vijay Prakash enthralled listeners with his singing. He did not win the contest. I was not aware of his presence for a long time after those scintillating moments in the program.