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Download Central feedback - Part 2

Thank you for your reply, it's heartening to see you considering readers' requests. Sometimes, I do read your column carefully not to know about the music, but for the small, interesting anecdotes you tell about musicians or albums there.

music Updated: Jun 13, 2009 19:16 IST

Rajeev Gupta

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Thank you for your reply, it's heartening to see you considering readers' requests. Sometimes, I do read your column carefully not to know about the music, but for the small, interesting anecdotes you tell about musicians or albums there. In fact those anecdotes once actually drove me to download and listen to one of the songs of album you covered!



Jonas Brothers' lover:

I am a 13 year old girl and really like the section only about bands and music in Hindustan Times. But, I want that there should also be some mentioning of the growing up youngest band: Jonas brothers. They are really good and their new album Lines, Vines and Trying Times, which is yet to release on June 15 and even their world tour. I am a real big fan of theirs and get very annoyed as there is no sign of them in the newpapers. This is just a small request at least for a small paragraph and a picture of theirs. Please try to get some information.



Arijit Chakraborty:

I'm a regular reader of your column in Brunch and really enjoy it. Could you please suggest me a site where I can get good reviews on current rock scenario & jazz music.

Biswadeep:
Pretty good article. Having said that, I am not too sure that artistes like Polly Jean Harvey should have featured in it. Also, too many singers. Names after names after names: could not hear the music in them.

Rajesh Tahil:
Really excellent column. I really enjoy reading it, especially the recent one 'Bonus Tracks' was very cool!

Sammy Bhattacharya:
I had heard of the Eagles of Death Metal last year in Calcutta from an America-returned friend. After the usual initial confusion about the name, I got to listening to them and they are quite kick-ass indeed. There is a story circulating about how Axl Rose once called the 'The Pigeons of Shit Metal' on stage once.

Regarding last week's article, I was wondering if you've heard Regina Spektor before. I don't remember if you've written about her already. Her new album is due out later this year and she is one of the funniest singer-songwriter-piano players around. Like Tori and Fiona except with more spunk and a lot more humour!

Joshi Ravindra:
Thank you very very much for replying email.Send the playlist as your time permits. I enjoyed your article in last mondays HT.I have become huge fan of Do Make Say Think. Thanks a lot for spreading happiness!

Shubha Moni:
I have to tell you I really love your articles on 'Brunch'. Every week I find something new I can relate with, if not personally. Such as last week you mentioned 'Do Make Say Think'. I have a good friend who listens to them and has recommended them to me. I have to admit I'm one of those 'metalheads' you mentioned though I wouldn't have mailed you just to recommend you to listen to it since I know not everyone likes that genre. There are however some good bands within metal that are good, such as 'Russian Circles'. I'm not really sure of your personal tastes, but 'Russian Circles' is a really good instrumental metal band. I've been meaning to mail you for quite some time now. I want to ask, have you even listened to 'Manu Chao' or 'Rodrigo y Gabriela'? If not I recommend them to you as well. Hope you have a good day/night, and hope you like my recommendations if you ever get down to listening to them.

Sanjay Khati:
You have mentioned e-music. how do we know it is a legal site. there are some sites which are offering latest albums at $1. They are Russian sites, so one can asume they are illegal. Then there are sharing sites which give free music. Should we download from there? Is there any prohibition? If yes, how could it be forced? I have used these sites many times. Why it is good to go to a legal site? What is the sign of legality?

Biswadeep:
Pretty good article. Having said that, I am not too sure that artistes like Polly Jean Harvey should have featured in it. Also, too many singers. Names after names after names: could not hear the music in them.

Ishan Marvel:
I’m an avid follower of ‘Download Central’ and make it a point to read each and every edition even though I don’t usually end up listening to most of the new artists you mention. I guess I’m a bit picky about music and prefer to stick to my golden collection. I felt like writing to you on many occasions (especially after reading the article on covers or the one about Phish sometime ago since I’m a big fan of the Dead) but I never got around to it.

I’m an amateur musician and I finally managed to upload a few songs from a provisional album I made for myself. It’s basically me singing and playing the acoustic guitar recorded with the help of my phone. There are both original compositions and a few classic covers. My friends have of course given me positive reviews but I would love it if you would listen to a few of the tracks and let me know what you think of them.

The song URLs are posted on the following link: http://socalledmarvel.blogspot.com/2009/05/black-green-everything-in-between.html

I know you must be a busy man but do oblige a faithful reader if you have some free time at your disposal. And of course keep up the good work. Looking forward to some more interesting articles from you, I wish you would do a write up on some upcoming prog-rock or psychedelic bands.

Ambrish Saxena :
I am a regular reader of your column in Sunday's Brunch. I like the stuff that u write about the 80s nd 90s Jazz, Pop and Country music! But please do write about the latest bands and especially about bands playing Metal.

Konduru Shekhar:
I would like you to write something about the American band Linkin Park.

Shamsheer Bali:
I am a regular reader of your articles in Brunch. And i find it both refreshing and interesting to see that you show no prejudice towards any specific genre. And have covered each with unmatched dilligence. The only genre i found missing was Metal but I guess bieng a metalhead i am partial towards it. It would be great to see you cover Led Zeppelin, Cream, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple. Or some of the new wave of british Metal like Lamb Of God, Megadeth etc. Anyhow it is refreshing to see all your articles and I have great interest in them. Cheerio!

Nagaraj S:
This is with regard to your article titled "Music Cheap and Best". In the article you had mentioned that few sites allow music to be downloaded easily especially if you have Indian IP or Credit Card when others don't. As per your recommendation, I registered myself with www.emusic.com and straight headed to download my first music album again recommended by you Spoon's Gimme Fiction. I got a message that I cannot download as I am from India. Now, I am wondering if you have really tried this download from India or abroad else how did I get this message? Anyway, thanks for this wonderful site reference. I loved it and have already paid and started downloading.

Rowena Williams:
Actually I keep reading about all the you know bands and rockstars and popstars as I'm a real fan of music and love to know about new bands and people. but there's a problem actually i really love this band u must have heard the name Jonas Brothers.

I really love this trio and i think just some weeks ago there was an article on three membered bands but i really felt bad as there was nothing at all written about them. I really want something about them to come in the newspapers along with some pictures so that i can stick them in my scrap book.

At the end, I'm requesting you to please give something about them.as nowdays there are planning to go on a world tour around some northern countries and some other places.or anything about you know them their succesful little band or thier movie camp rock. I really request you to think over this small matter of mine if you could. thanking you and apologising for the spelling or grammer mistakes made by me above.

Sanjay Sharma:
I have been reading your column with a great deal of interest and particularly liked the one written two weeks ago on world music. I also recommend Ibrahim Ferrer and his album Mi Sueno. Ibrahim is no longer alive but his music is awesome. Do give it some ear.

Faaiz Alam:
All these bands that you present out of nowhere to us, are quite good. They help us in revisiting old 60s and 70s with all that blues and soft rock. So please, dont be so excessive in that. We all like your collection, but a survey of the present will be more appreciated. Something on Death metal or on the Indian rock scenario will be great! Keep up the good work.

Rowena Williams:
Actually I keep reading about all the bands and rockstars and popstars as I'm a real fan of music and love to know about new bands and people. I really love this band you must have heard the name Jonas Brothers. I really love this trio and i think just a weeks ago, there was an article on three-membered bands, but I really felt bad as there was nothing at all written about them. I really want something about them to come in the newspapers along with some pictures so that I can stick them in my scrap book.

Aniket Jawale:
It was good to see Klaus Nomi mentioned in your column. Another artist worth checking out is Antony Hegarty and his band Anthony and the johnsons. They are somewhat similar to Klaus nomi but Antony has a more richer voice. They released their debut album on David Tibets's label. They are a delight to hear. There's also a french band called Noir Desir which i'd like to see featured and reviewed in your column, especially their 2001 album 'Des visages des figures' which is one of their mellower albums but also their best in my opinion. I've listened to many bands/artists featured in your column and have loved most of them. Looking forward to reading it on Sunday.

Konduru Shekhar:
I would like you to write something about the band Linkin Park, which has been among the world's best bands.

Meren Longkumer:
It's a nice thing that not only enjoying and discovering music for yourselves, you are sharing with music lovers. I appreciate the effort. I have a request: Is there any use of flute elsewhere apart from Assam?

Kabir Nanda:
I started reading your column a few weeks ago and I've turned into a big fan. The column showcases your vast knowledge of music which goes way back, and I've also gotten to know of some good new artists through it. I would also like to share with you an upcoming band from Delhi called Constellation Project. It is an ambient/electroacoustic band and is very similar to Zero7, Massive Attack and Telepopmusik. Such a thing is almost unheard of in India where the music scene is more or less dominated by metalheads. So do listen to them, I'm sure you will approve and if you do, give them a mention in your column, perhaps. Check this link: http://www.myspace.com/constellationproject

Bhattacharya Sammy:
I had got a bunch of Azam Ali's music a couple of months ago when I was looking for Irani music for a friend. She and her band are not too bad at all.

For a dose of good and heavy with the usual instruments plus a cello - Murder By Death - Red Of Tooth & Claw - 2008 - Chris Cornell could have made music like this but he's gone the Timberland way which is both really cool and sad.

Cool because it's the coming together of two accomplished and distinctive artists of these times and sad because the singles sound like Cornell would be on stage doing coordinated dance routines with back-up dancers instead of pouring his soul into the song.

Sanjay Khatau:
I've started reading your column recently. Some of the music you speak of is available on http://www.npr.org/music
However, it would be nice if you could let us know where we can find CD' of bands like Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver etc. Its almost impossible to get that stuff here. A legal download site could be a good recommendation too. I understand itunes store does nt work with Indian credit cards?

Sukhpal Singh:
I like your article Download Central in Hindustan Times and it's good to see those links for free legal music. Here I would like to tell you about some more free legal music which is available under 'Creative Commons' which can be downloaded for absolutely free. And one source for creative commons is www.jamendo.com where you can find all sorts of music by unsigned artists to be downloaded for absolutely free. Another one is www.archive.org where you can find music by famous international artists.

I'm myself a musician and you can also check out my album(world fusion) on jamendo at http://www.jamendo.com/en/album/4811

Rachel Tanzer:
My recommendations: DJ Duo NO SLEEP TIL BROOKLYN, featuring Jocelyn (Paris,France) and Rachel (Brooklyn, NY) spin the very best in indie rock and punk.

Listen to the likes of: Bad Brains, Built To Spill, The Hold Steady, Tokyo Police Club, Jawbreaker, Fugazi,
Beastie Boys, Superchunk, Animal Collective, The Killers, The Sugarcubes, New Pornographers
, and so much more.

Aditya Singh:
Thanks for finally writing about Phish. I've been reading your page for quite a few weeks now and you've always mentioned "jambands" like Widespread Panic and Umphrey's Mcgee but until today Phish has been missing from your list of recommendations.

I'd felt like writing to you earlier and introducing you to Phish! haha. Well, it sure seems that you do not need that. I'd call myself an armchair Phish-head and I have about 80 shows, all their studio and solo material as well as their DVDs and books. However, I couldn't get tickets to the Hampton shows and was of course thoroughly disappointed. Could you ask Hindustan Times to do a "download central and the ultimate Indian Phish-head cover the Phish Summer Tour 2009"? haha. Now that would be a dream come true! I'll look forward to Vir Sanghvi's formal invitation.

Its always unusual to find Phish written about in our newspapers and your article really made my day. And there are lots of shows that you can download for free on nugs.net, momadance.com and torrentz. It would be pretty funny if people actually started writing in to Brunch exchanging setlist information.

Right now, I'm listening to the reunion shows and boy are they back, especially day 2 set 2 onwards. Trey is a little off at times but the other three seem to be at the top of their game. I'm just happy that the 97-esque energy is back. I could spend all day talking about Phish so I'm going to stop.