Tuesday, February 17, 2015

CA Ravi's Windswept

I am very fortunate to be able to receive a copy of the “Windswept” CD – CA Ravi’s maiden effort. I'm told it has been an album in the making since 1987. In fact, all tracks were composed, performed, and produced by him in his own studio. A real talent!

(L-R) Ravi, Gayathri (Ravi's wife), Raksha (Ravi's daughter), the Radio Jockey and Rahul (Ravi's son).
“Windswept” is essentially instrumental music, that is independent of any specific genre. The guitar dominates but it also features Indian stringed instruments such as the Veena and the Morsing.
The album contains just seven songs. The music is really easy listening but what makes it really special is that it is evocative. I have listened to it over and over again. And I love the album!
A quick intro about the music-maker. Ravi (left) is a self-taught musician and he left a career in technology to focus on his love of music.

Please give the album a listen – I promise you it is an amazing piece of work!

Do check out his music from his Facebook page – "Instrumental Conversations" or access just his music from www.reverbnation.com/InstrumentalConversations

On Saturday, Celtic moved six points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership table with a 2-1 win over St Johnstone. Returning Bhoys' striker Leigh Griffiths opened the scoring from a Nir Bitton pass after just 35 seconds. Then midfielder Stefan Johansen stretched Celtic's lead with a neat finish on fifty-two minutes. St Johnstone did not yield and they came back with midfielder Michael O'Halloran scoring in the seventy-second minute and ending goalkeeper Craig Gordon's eight-game clean-sheet run.

Last week, my Marketing student from SUBS presented me with a small gift (above pic). He had visited the Liverpool FC store in downtown KL and he knew I am a diehard fan.

Anyway, Gerrard Mook had just graduated with a Second Upper and that was his small way of saying 'Thank-you'. I am equally thankful because the lecturer's job that we do is invisible in a visible sort of way. Indeed, lecturers are important people too. We touch the future we teach.

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