September 15th, 2009

comic

a little Krishna love

I'm working on a story and a poem featuring Krishna at the moment; this has inevitably gotten several Krishna songs stuck in my head.

They're all Carnatic music, the type I learned. They're none of 'em songs I actually learned. ARGH. Earworms I cannot sing.

Youtube's come to my rescue, though, with this and this. And, goodness, excellent Carnatic music on electric guitar and keyboard.

Apropos of nothing, it always strikes me how tender the Krishna songs are.
It also strikes me how very much the feel of some of my Indian-setting work comes from stuff like this, aspects of the culture that my target audience, overall, knows little or nothing about. It's a strange thing to think about, y'know. Rather lonely, this being alien in my family of choice.