November 24th, 2009


If I say this out loud I won't be able to deny it later.

Peak flow 20 minutes ago: 340.

Peak flow after one varnam: 370
Peak flow after two varnams: 410, or maybe 440, depending on which reading was more accurate (can't do too many).

...Okay, the pain & coughing from making interstitial muscles loosen up aside, and the neuroses from never being as good as my brother aside, and the neuroses from said brother dismissing Carnatic music as being for the old aunties aside...

Why don't I do this more often?

I can feel my brain slouching towards clarity, here.

ETA: holding steady at 420-440, which is as good as it gets for me.
Oh and, if anyone wants a bit of fun, here's the song I stopped on, though obviously I can't sing it like Yesudas does. (And for a bit of linguistic/sociocultural fun, Yesudas translates as "Servant of Jesus". He's an interesting guy on several levels.)