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#1

Post by srkris » 24 Apr 2006, 00:00

There was a topic dedicated to Semmangudi, which I observe now, has miraculously disappeared.

Anyways, this is a nice picture of the Pitamaha with Lalgudi and TVG
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Post by srkris » 24 Apr 2006, 00:21

Semmangudi with TNK, Palani

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Post by mahesh3 » 03 Jul 2006, 08:00

http://rapidshare.de/files/24786953/tn_ ... t.zip.html

An informal conversation between Sri T. N. Krishnan and Sri Kittappa Iyer, two very distinguished associates of Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, recalling their experiences with the great master. Sri T. N. Krishnan, the world renowned Violin maestro, was a protege of Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer and had accompanied him on the violin in numerous katcheris.

Sri Kittappa Iyer is an eminent connoisseur of Carnatic music, and a successful businessman who used to run the famous “Ananda Lodgeâ€ÂÂÂ
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Post by ramanathan » 16 Jul 2006, 17:52

Carnatica in association with the Semmangudi trust, will be releasing another live concert album of Semmangudi mama, on July 25th, his 98th birth anniversary. Accompanists: Chowdiah & Ramabhadran. Encourage all SSI fans (even those of you who already have private copies!) to buy the recording... proceeds go to the SSI trust, a charitable non-profit org. BTW, our 'coolkarni' has helped me immensely in this project and the CD inlay card acknowledges his support!

Song List:

CD 1

1. Dinamani Vamsha â€" Harikambhoji â€" Adi â€" Tyagaraja
2. Sarasaksha Paripalaya â€" Pantuvarali â€" Adi â€" Swati Tirunal
3. Dwaitamu Sukhama â€" Reetigowla â€" Adi â€" Tyagaraja
4. Ma Janaki â€" Kambhoji â€" Adi â€" Tyagaraja
5. Kanna Tandri Napai â€" Devamanohari â€" Adi â€" Tyagaraja

CD 2

6. Chakkani Rajamargamu â€" Kharaharapriya â€" Adi â€" Tyagaraja
7. Tani Avarttanam
8. Nee Matichallaga â€" Anandabhairavi â€" Adi â€" Matrubhutayya
9. Bhavayami Raghuramam â€" Ragamalika â€" Rupakam â€" Swati Tirunal
10. Ragam, Tanam & Pallavi â€" Shankarabharanam - Adi 2-kalai

CD 3

11. Ragam, Tanam & Pallavi (Continued)
12. Marubari (Javali) â€" Khamas â€" Adi â€" Pattabhiramayya
13. Vanitaro (Javali) â€" Anandabhairavi â€" Rupakam â€" Dasa Sreeramulu
14. Slokam â€" Ragamalika
15. Kaa Va Va â€" Varali â€" Adi â€" Papanasam Sivan
16. Idatu Padam Tookki â€" Khamas â€" Adi â€" Papanasam Sivan
17. Panchasayaka Janakan (Utsava Prabandham) â€" Neelambari â€" Adi â€" Swati Tirunal
18. Shrita Kamala Kucha (Ashtapadi) â€" Bhairavi â€" Adi â€" Jayadeva
19. Mangalam â€" Sowrashtram â€" Adi â€" Tyagaraja
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Post by coolkarni » 17 Jul 2006, 07:01

ramanathan

Is there a way by which I can order a few additional inlay cards !!
Of course I am going to buy one set of the CDS.
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Post by ramanathan » 05 Aug 2006, 23:11

Interesting podcast on Semmangudi, by TNK:

http://www.odeo.com/audio/329951/view
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Post by cmlover » 06 Aug 2006, 02:04

Thanks for the info!
Thanks to coolkarni for sharing his expertise on this noble venture!
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Post by cmlover » 06 Aug 2006, 02:09

How come there is none of DikShitar or shyama saastri in this collection?
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Post by ramanathan » 06 Aug 2006, 09:11

Only SSI himself could answer that!! ;)
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Post by pavan » 07 Aug 2006, 08:16

That is great news.
Thanks for sharing the pictures.
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Post by coolkarni » 07 Aug 2006, 22:32

you will like this video clip too

http://rapidshare.de/files/28534823/SEMM.MPG
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Post by cmlover » 08 Aug 2006, 01:58

coolkarni!
did you mean the 'nasya hAsyam' :)
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Post by arasi » 08 Aug 2006, 02:25

My! Not to be 'taken' as an aid to longevity:)
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Post by coolkarni » 08 Aug 2006, 09:13

cml
i am trying to smoke someone out there in the video.
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Post by CSS » 18 Aug 2006, 16:29

A well known anecdote, worth repeating again.

Shri SSI used to be one of the examiners at the Central Carnatic College. There were three examiners and the candidates sang in the Central hall. At the end of the day, when all the examiners started compiling their assessments, it was found that Shri SSI had been very, very liberal in his markings as compared to the others. The others protested and said the some the candidates were far, far below standard and how come Shri SSI had passed them ? To which, the pitamaha made a tongue in cheek comment " I know I have been very liberal in markings. Avargalukku 'pass' panNanum. Pass pottu anuppunga. Otherwise, you will have to undergo the torture of listening to such 'karna katora sangeetham' once again next year. Idu yellam thirundhaada case ( incorrigible cases). Pohatam, pohatam."
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Post by cmlover » 18 Aug 2006, 23:14

Thank God he was not a Medical Examiner:)
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Post by rshankar » 19 Aug 2006, 02:49

CML,
Are you sure you are not aware of examiners like him in medical college?
Oops! I forgot: they needed money to let the underserving pass, right?
Ravi
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Post by drshrikaanth » 19 Aug 2006, 02:54

rshankar wrote:Are you sure you are not aware of examiners like him in medical college?
Oops! I forgot: they needed money to let the underserving pass, right?-Ravi
Thats Festinger's theory of cognitive dissonance.
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Post by rshankar » 19 Aug 2006, 02:57

No fair! I slept thru all of my psych classes...
Ravi
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Post by arasi » 19 Aug 2006, 03:28

And cml and DRS were wide awake during ALL their classes. Look at the way they perform post mortem every step. If I go on like this, they are going to dethrone me, or Meena madam would blow the whistle and say, "okay, truant, off to your music class and special laya classes" ;)
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Post by kiransurya » 19 Aug 2006, 16:46

rshankar wrote:No fair! I slept thru all of my psych classes...
Ravi
I used to do the same for my anatomy PBLs
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Post by Vocalist » 19 Aug 2006, 17:50

lol, nice insight...insights I should say. Just to clarify, pOhatam as in 'let them go'?
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Post by CSS » 19 Aug 2006, 22:06

Yes - let them go ( in Tamil).

Still haven't got a hang of the spelling
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Post by Vocalist » 20 Aug 2006, 16:55

No worries, I'm surprised I could understand any of it at all, let alone the whole sentence, so you're doing a good job. :)
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Post by cmlover » 20 Aug 2006, 22:01

There is a special category in disease classification called 'Iatrogenic'. The ICD (International Classification of Diseases) of WHO lists a whole class of deaths attributable as Iatrogenic. As you all know the physician certifying the cause of death must specify the 'Immediate cause', the 'underlying cause' and the 'associated conditions'. The statisticians who code the death certificate give importance to the underlying cause. First here is a joke (may be true since my prof said it happened). The Resident filling the cause of death for a patient panicked and reported to his boss that he made a bigmistake in certifying by putting his signature at the place for the underlying cause. The boss congratulated him for doing the right thing!

Joking apart decades ago I requested the Canadian Govt to do a study of the codings under 'iatrogenesis' using the figures in Statistics Canada to generate an awareness among physicians who were 'over prescribing' (influenced by the drug companies). The strong protest (at that time from the Canadian Medical Association (read Drug Lobby)) spelt the death knell for the study! One recent study states that at lest 30% of our maladies are 'iatrogenic'.

Now look at the CM field. Let me coin a new generic expression 'gurvavag~nyA (guru +avag~nyA (neglect by the guru))' to indicate the fault of the teacher/examiner. Especially in CM the 'musical engrams' are implanted by the guru. We seldom find fault with them for the failings of the performer. In most cases we see the image (bANi) of the guru in the shiShya and legitimately the credit (and the blames) belong to him/her. Hence there is a heavy responsibility on the shoulders of CM teachers.

Finally, knowing SSI personally I would only take the reported incident with a grain of salt.
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