Few things in life will never change. One among them is the one liner appreciation / critical view of a music critic on the Mridangam / Ghatam / Khanjeera Maestros/Vidwans/players/artists. This trend is continuing for a long period of time and there has been no improvement or there has be no step taken by the Professional music Critics to learn what to write. Now a days new trend has started, Rasikas started to give their views on the concert.
The views have become stale, bad, worse, biased, TOTALLY biased and top of it writting without any knowledge. Yes, I am talking about www.rasikas.org only and nothing else.
The so called Rasikas have started commenting about the artists who have seen generations of musicians and have given lots and lots of concerts, and these so called rasikas giving their opinion on how to sing, what to sing and even going to the extent of giving suggestions to the vidwans.
26 One liners - By different "so called" CriticsAccompanied by X and Y on Mridangam and Ghatam.
Both of them did a spelndid job in the thani.
Commendable support in lifting the concert.
Demonstrated his mridangam playing skills along with equally esteemed ghatam player.
Energetic thani by the mridangist was enjoyable.
Fireworks allround and the thani was majestic, with nice support
Gave a good accompaniment especially during main
His left side play was very good this morning. first round of his thani was a bit long and convoluted, but there was probably some intiricate kaNakku I failed to grasp.
Intellectual thani by the accompanists was really enjoyable
Joyous thani followed by a quick thillana and thukkadas was the highlight of the concert.
Kritis were followed aptly by the mridangam player and for the manOdharma portions as well.
Loud and obnoxious, he banged way too much and it was entirely inappropriate
Math oriented tani-avarthanam, with excellent Sarvalaghu. Enjoyed it very much.
Nothing (Can be interpreted in what every way you like ;-) )
Outstanding performance by the percussionists.
Played well, was very able in support.
Quick Tani, and it was well done. There was very good support by the ghatam player.
Really brilliant support and nice rotation from both percussionists.
Sowkyam of the mridangam & ghatam was pleasing to ears, his tani in Adi- 2 kalai was good.
Thoroughly enjoyable tani by percussionists
Undoubtedly, this is best thani I have ever heard in my musical journey.
Vintage style Tani with xxxxx was scintillating and illustrative
Was very good on the mrudangam
Xerotic Thani avarthanam led to boredom. (Couldnt find a word starting with X.. its mine :P)
Young mridangist was vibrant on stage and his tani was really good.
Zestful performance by the Mridangist and Ghatam player.
Few examples by the so called rasika from rasikas.org:
Lack of knowledge : http://www.rasikas.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=9851
Age factor, Look who is talk about who.. Makes me laugh through out.. Good joke buddy : http://www.rasikas.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=15116&p=182669#p182669
What to say, It shows his prowess in music : http://www.rasikas.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=15399&p=185167#p185167