Archive for July, 2008

20
Jul
08

Smoke the Hookah!

Its been quite a while since the album has been out and we have had tons of people who have liked it and told us how wonderful it is and all that jazz, but only recently have people started using our songs and making stuff which is quite fantastic with them … One of the more recent ones that caught my eye is this video that explains the meaning of the song “Gudugudiya Sedi Nodo”

The video itself focusses a tad too much on the “smoking” aspect of the song and we certainly DO NOT recommend that you smoke, its just a nice way to deliver a very philosophical message!

Watch the video that translates quite well the lyrics for Gudugudiya Sedi Nodo .. Thanks Chandantitanic for taking the trouble!

10
Jul
08

Nitin’s “Art” work?

Nitin Joshi, our sound engineer is one of the most fun people to hang around with. Largely because you will never have a dull moment when you are around him and also because at the end of it you will get a fantastic looking photo portfolio!!

These are some of the lovely things he does with the photos he takes of us in his spare time 😛

The band through the looking glass

Siva Circle

09
Jul
08

Chennai Live 104.8 FM

One of the first talk radio stations in India, Chennai Live 104.8 FM was launched yesterday with ‘The Raghu Dixit Project’ returning to the music scene after our (much needed?) break and it was an eventful show if nothing else!

We finished our sound check and much to our surprise, everyone in the band not just remembered the songs but also was quite tight with all of them! That made things much easier for us and calmed our nerves a bit which resulted in Nithin doing a “photoshoot” for the band 😛 .. See the results yourself to believe it! All credit for the photography and direction go ONLY to Nitin Joshi and Siva Prakash who seem to be finding an alternate career option opening up for them!

Siva\'s new avatar! Siva Endorsing something? Vijay\'s Turn!

The show itself was quite an adventure with Siva tearing the snare drum skin on his very first hit!! Now none of the others realized this happened and we thought it was just that the mic was off and we were expecting it to come back on any moment and carried on with the song all the time looking back to see Siva’s helpless face and looking with anger at Nitin who could do absolutely nothing about it either!! Siva managed quite well with only rim shots and the toms as we suddenly had to improvise into a very different version of “I still love you!”

There was a quick break when someone was sent to see if he could get a replacement snare and we carried on with the rest of the band adjusting along and Siva displaying the full range of his creativity as we tried to vary songs to not miss the snare drum that much but if you have heard any form of music, you will realize how important the snare is when keeping a beat and not having it was quite a challenge!

The rest of the show passed without any significant incident and we managed to get a few legs shaking in that very formal event and even managed to sell quite a few copies of the album! The snare skin was finally replaced in time for the last 2 songs of the show and from there we ripped the show 😉

Endorsing FabIndia!!

Its been a good return and managing to do this after no practice for 2 months is a good sign for us 🙂 .. there is quite a hectic show schedule lined up over the next couple of months, so expect a lot of activity here!

And also .. if any of you was at the show … drop in and tell us what you thought!

Raghu - eyes wide shut!

And of course .. I have to leave you with the customary photo of Raghu singing his lungs out with his eyes wide shut!

07
Jul
08

Breaking the Silence!

Its been a long long silence and a very tough one to maintain if you know the kind of people that we are (who usually love making a big noise :P) but we are finally getting back on track after Raghu’s accident.

Expect a lot of things to move at break-neck speed (no pun intended ;)!! ).. Okay okay! I will stop with these sidey puns.

This is to inform you chaps that the band is finally getting together after its long hiatus and we will be playing tomorrow in Chennai a the Taj Coromondel for a private event. If you guys are in Chennai and want to come by and say Hi! Get in touch!!

It feels good …

In the meanwhile, a couple of interesting videos have made their way to YouTube and if you guys haven’t checked them yet, make sure you do NOW!!

The one shown here is a video of us playing in Itanagar – a day after the accident! This was a fully brilliant show!

There are a few more videos that require a lot of explaining which Raghu himself has promised to do! so watch this space 🙂