Sunday, May 2, 2010

hypnotized by the sitar player

Last night i went to see a really good sitar player named Shujaat Khan. Midway through the 1st set, he started on this up-tempo sitar melody that was loud and had just the right amount of drone. I found myself unable to move. My arms locked in place, my head and ears and entire consciousness only knew of one thing and that was the music filling the space around. It would be too cheap to call it hearing because every sense was involved. Literally, I couldn't think, I couldn't move, I had no control over my thoughts. I was hypnotized mid-set. It was something else.

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