This site has become sort of a launching pad for all the different things I do. The menus above will take you where you need to go.
'Music' will take you to my Bandcamp page.
'Tabla (blog)' will take you to 52 Kaidas where you can geek out on tabla in the audio, video and textual realms.
'Tabla classes' will take you to the classes part of my blog, or you can just Drop me a line for info.
'Video' will take you to my Youtube channel. I also have a Vimeo account, for higher quality and different embed options.
'Photo & Video for Musicians' will take you to http://www.edediteditededitedit.com where you can see what I do as a photographer/videographer.
'Recording Studio' will take you to info on my studio.
My 'Cycles' film project doesn't fit in the menu, so here: CYCLES !
For concert updates, new recordings, tabla news etc, please fan-up on the Facebook page.
There is a Twitter , if that's your thing...
For tabla repair info, incl how-to videos, please go here. Please note: I don't repair tabla...but I can show you how to tune, pull or rehead your drum. There is a fellow in Toronto doing great reheading work, as well as a good source of heads. Drop me a line for info. Here are 2 photo galleries of interest to tabla players:
Haridas Vhatkar's tabla shop, Mumbai and Tabla reheading w Ravi Jadoonanan.
Need more tabla in your life? Of COURSE you do!
Head over to 52 Kaidas ...
Semi-regular tabla solo recordings.
MP3 music - it's better than it sounds
Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle Senior Pop Music Critic
Whether you know it or not, that compact disc you just copied to your MP3 player is only partially there.
With the CD on its way out and computer files taking over as the primary means of hearing recorded music, the artificial audio of MP3s is quickly becoming the primary way people listen to music. Apple already has sold 100 million iPods, and more than a billion MP3 files are traded every month through the Internet.
But the music contained in these computer files represents less than 10 percent of the original music on the CDs. In its journey from CD to MP3 player, the music has been compressed by eliminating data that computer analysis deems redundant, squeezed down until it fits through the Internet pipeline.
When even the full files on the CDs contain less than half the information stored to studio hard drives during recording, these compressed MP3s represent a minuscule fraction of the actual recording. For purists, it's the dark ages of recorded sound.
Last Updated ( Monday, 28 January 2008 )