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Big L
Movie "Raga"- What are those rags?? Mar 10, 2003 12:36 p.m.


I was just wondering if anyone knows what ragas are actually played on the mystic fire video Raga. Particullarly the last performance.
Stephen
Re:Movie "Raga"- What are those rags?? Mar 10, 2003 01:30 p.m.


If my memory is holding up, the last raga is Bhimpalasi. But I might be confusing this with his performance on the Monterey Pop film. I do know that some of the Monterey Pop footage is used in Raga. I always liked the one that he performs for his guru in that film.
Big L
Re:Movie "Raga"- What are those rags?? Mar 10, 2003 01:42 p.m.


Yes, I know its not Bhimpalasi, the last performance is recorded live somewhere, but its not Monterey. Its a very Khammaj- sounding Rag. And I'm wondering about the Rag he plays for his guru also, but the credits are very vague in that movie.
David
Re:Movie "Raga"- What are those rags?? Apr 17, 2003 03:28 a.m.


Hey Big L, Both the ragas of which you speak, India with Guru and Hollywood Bowl are the same, Raga Desh!

David

Russ
Re:Movie "Raga"- What are those rags?? Apr 17, 2003 11:17 a.m.


There are some nice cuts in there from Monterrey Pop 1967. Seems like most of that was right at the end. The US live performance that blew everybody away was Panchamse Ghara in dhun style.
Stephen
Re:Movie "Raga"- What are those rags?? Apr 17, 2003 12:52 p.m.


Funny story...
As you may have noticed, there are several clips in "Raga" of Micky Dolenze, the "drummer" for The Monkees. I ran into Micky during lunch last week and had to ask "What was he thinking, wearing a native American (Indian) head dress as he strolled along with Pandit Shankar". His reply was that he doesn't remember much about that particular event. Someone needs to send him a copy to refresh his memory. You might wonder what he was doing in Kentucky, of all places. He was here for a play. I've also heard that his mother lives here and that she is the inventor of Whiteout. Perhaps she should develope some "Greyout" for her son.
Russ
Re:Movie "Raga"- What are those rags?? Apr 17, 2003 02:22 p.m.


I think a lot of people in his age group have trouble remembering those days. This country was in "meltdown" mode back then. I was a teen in 1967, but I still remember it. Got into the "new" Beatles, plus discovered Ravi and sitar that year. Hey, ol' Mick doesn't look as bad as Davey Jones. Time has not been nice to that guy!
K.K.
Re:Movie "Raga"- What are those rags?? Apr 17, 2003 02:22 p.m.


Mickey Dolenze...what a maroon. Those scenes are some of my favorites. BTW (for those who really care) it was Michael Nesmith's mother who invented Whiteout.
Stephen
Re:Movie "Raga"- What are those rags?? Apr 18, 2003 07:21 a.m.


Thanks for the "correction". I still think they need "greyout". I actually liked Mike and some of his adventures after the Monkees. Did you ever see the movie Repo Man? He's on stage.
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