Topic started by Madhu (@ spider-tl023.proxy.aol.com) on Fri Jul 24 23:18:23 EDT 1998.
All times in EST +10:30 for IST.
I have been in US since September. While I was in India, well to be specific in Madras , I was doing live music shows - Light Music. I play the key board and sing. On coming to US I feel I am starved of that excitement of performing on stage. I have a key board and to keep in touch with the current trend though I have not been playing in Public in US , I have been up to date with the new songs though my and our groups favourite has always been Maestro Raaja. Is there any groups around in US or are there people interested in getting together for the sake of Tamil Film Music. I live in Connecticut. Would somebody respond ?
- From: G. Varghese (@ 126.96.36.199)
on: Sat Jul 25 00:14:17 EDT 1998
Please check D. Srikanth's home page:
- From: k.r.ravi (@ 131.houston-06.tx.dial-access.att.net)
on: Sat Jul 25 03:52:47 EDT 1998
Hey madhu ,,that was interesting.... I am too interested in music and try hard deciphering Maestros musical stunts as far as keyboard is concerned.I felt that Maestro did lot of illusion in the way he scored music.Similar to the holography technique,,maestro has used lot of notres wherein he tricks the ears into listening something diffrerent where as when the notes were actually different.Hope u had such a experience.
- From: Madhu (@ spider-tp013.proxy.aol.com)
on: Sat Jul 25 20:28:27 EDT 1998
hello Verghese and Ravi
Verghese thanks for your direction . I shall definitely visit Srikanth's Home page
I am glad to know that there is somebody with same interest.
Some of the songs of Raaja for which I reall had sweated out to reproduce them atleast 40-50% of the original effect are Azhagu Aayiram in Ullasa Paravaigal, Etho Mogam in Kozhi Koovuthu , Paatu Thalaivan Paadinal in Idhaya Koil, Hey Unnaithaane in Kaadhal Parisu, Hey I Love You in Unnai Naan santhithen. Some of the songs which sounds simple, really when you sit down from the reproducing aspect-for rehersals Ohhhhh! But there used to be immense pleasure when the songs come out well on stage and the audience accept them as good reproductions. Well if ameteur musicians like us get some fame and recognition - All credits to Raaja. I am sure you would accept with me on this
- From: k.r.ravi (@ 51.dallas-04.tx.dial-access.att.net)
on: Sun Jul 26 01:40:19 EDT 1998
Sure Madhu u are damn right. The pleasure one gets after deciphering maestros notes is a sense of fulfillment.No wonder he has Viji Manuel as his main Keyboard artist who is a son of the legendary pianist Handel Manuel.Handel manuel once remarked proudly in TV that his son was working for the genius and maestro Ilayaraaja. What more can one ask for.Its easy to satisfy common man but a musician certainly nah.Well madhhu...have yaa tried the song " Ilam Pani thuli vizhum neram...." from the film "Araadhanai".Man the keyboard and the guitar go hand in hand with the notes of the song.Great peice of accompaniment.The mood it creates is of a rainy day yearning.Man.. i am overwhelmed cant say anything more.U sure must be in dire straits in this part of the world...and must be longing for your days when u played in the stage aint it..?
- From: Nithin (@ nc36.pr.mcs.net)
on: Sun Jul 26 14:10:45 EDT 1998
Hi, Ravi and Madhu
Ravi, your picking the song 'Illam Pani Thuli Vizhum Neram' is an exceptional mood song. Man, I used to wonder how in the heaven did Raja compose those strange, strange, mad, mod, fugue type interlude. That is one of my favorite rain songs as you said that song exactly reminds of what it was composed for. HAS ANYONE IN THIS UNIVERSE EVER CREATED ANYTHING AS PERFECT AND PERFECTLY SYMMETRICALLY BEATIFULL AND TIMELESS AS AN ILLAIYARAJA COMPOSTION? This is one question in my life for which I have always the ABSOLUTE answer.
I have a plan, guys. I am going to the Chicago Symphony here to check out if there is a possibility that they can invite IR here to perform! And, what would it take to do so.
- From: rjay (@ 188.8.131.52)
on: Mon Jul 27 07:12:05 EDT 1998
Glad to hear from souls interested in re-creating
Raja songs. It is such a pleasure.
I would love to get your opinions on my MIDI
re-creations of Raja's songs. You can find them
in my webpage at
I have done the following songs in MIDI:
Thendral Vandhu Ennai Thodum
and rahman's telephone and Sonia
Srikanth also has done excellent sequencing.
Urusanam, Columbus are ultimate. Coming soon is Ilamai ennum poongkatru from him.
It would be great if you guys get into MIDI and
contribute your files. If you need any help let
- From: d.s (@ 41.chicago-06.il.dial-access.att.net)
on: Mon Jul 27 08:01:29 EDT 1998
I am back! ....
Will be on Air very soon....t+10hrs...
- From: rjay (@ 184.108.40.206)
on: Mon Jul 27 08:36:04 EDT 1998
welcome back, srikanth!
- From: Geetha (@ gatekeeper.oracle.co.uk)
on: Mon Jul 27 09:29:21 EDT 1998
Srikanth: Great to see you back.....hope to see more wonderful technical stuff from you....
- From: k.r.ravi (@ 164.houston-06.tx.dial-access.att.net)
on: Wed Jul 29 03:33:11 EDT 1998
Nithin......that was a great idea..man... I am overwhelmed..i am running out of words for your effort..Great..try your best..May God bless you in this effort.
- From: muthax (@ client209-42-213-73.intrex.net)
on: Fri Jul 31 15:17:02 EDT 1998
Raja in USofA. Man i need the ticket. Please wherever in us i will fly to watch IR perform. please incase there is going to be any poll conducted to show the Chicago Symphony how famous our man is ... iam ready to click my mouse thousands and thousands of times.
ippadikku click seiya readyaga irukkum
click click click click click.....
- From: nesanp (@ 220.127.116.11)
on: Fri Jul 31 17:34:54 EDT 1998
Please do it man, dont just say it. I cant wait.
let us know in advance.
- From: Madhu (@ spider-wa063.proxy.aol.com)
on: Sat Aug 1 08:30:06 EDT 1998
Raaja performing here in US is really going to be life time experience to all of us - fanatic fans of him. Hey guys please let me know when is this likely to be.
- From: Krishnamurthy (@ x8b4ebf80.dhcp.okstate.edu)
on: Mon Mar 6 00:56:22 EST 2000
i also interested in playing tamil songs for a group. I play the keyboards. i have made songs (only 2 at the moment) in MIDI. Please let me if anyones interested in making a group.
My Web-s URL: members.tripod.com/kishmu/MIDI/midi.html
- From: rajaG (@ )
on: Thu Nov 9 13:52:17 EST 2000
PALLAVI, an excellent group of musicians and singers in the Bay Area (i.e. San Francisco NOT Tampa Bay or Green Bay or Hudson Bay for the nitpickers) has an upcoming performance this weekend. I would strongly recommend all those who are in the physical proximity to attend this "should not miss" concert.
Other details are as follows:
Program: PALLAVI's 25th light music program http://www.smartwwworks.com/pallavi Cause: Fund-raiser for Sankara Eye Foundation http://www.giftofvision.org
When: 11-Nov-2000 @ 5 PM (3 hrs)
Where: Chabot College Auditorium, Hayward, California
Composition: famous film songs in hindi, tamil, telugu and kannada
More details at
The PALLAVI team (performing on Saturday):
Prabhu, Nirmal, Murali, Ramprasad,
Ravi Gooty, Raghavan, Krishna, Pranav
Sudha, Poornima, Indira
VK (yep! the same keyless instructor Vijayakumar) , Mukund, Krishna - keyboards
Narasimhan, Anand Varadarajan - drum pads
Ravindra bharathi - mridangam/ghatam/dholak
Pranav - lead guitar
Maheshkumar - bass guitar
Varadarajan - rhythm guitar
Raghavan - flute/harmonica/violin
- From: Sekar. (@ 18.104.22.168)
on: Thu Nov 9 15:15:06 EST 2000
Will you be there for the concert?Its gonna be a multilingual concert. I am one of the organizers there. Lets see if we can meet there.
- From: rajaG (@ 22.214.171.124)
on: Thu Nov 9 18:09:31 EST 2000
Unfortunately No! I am in Kansas and I merely recommended the concert to DFers as I know some of the key performers and have had the pleasure of working with them!
- From: arun prasath (@ )
on: Wed Apr 9 07:07:48 EDT 2003
i wnat to download etho moham song from kozhi koovuthu in mp3 format.
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