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Harry Manx — Afghani Raga
Album: Mantras for Madmen
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6.8

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Released: 2005
Length: 3:41
Plays (last 30 days): 2
(Instrumental)
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Love this guy's playing and writing. Not crazy about his voice.
 Laptopdog wrote:
Isn't Harry Manx a type of cat?
 The Manx cat breed originated  on the Isle of Man, as did Harry.

 Laptopdog wrote:
Isn't Harry Manx a type of cat?
 
....You're thinking of the 'larry manx'.
Liked it, but a little boring.  I think he has better tracks, but I could be mixing artists.
 123heyaho! wrote:

So glad to sea this comment.Saw what you did there. 
 

 Laptopdog wrote:
Isn't Harry Manx a type of cat?
 

That's Hairy Manx... 
 Hannio wrote:


I am told that, like the Comanches, they simply refer to themselves as "humans".  Or maybe a better translation is "people".  I find that touchingly beautiful in its childlike innocence.
 
think of this as an ode to the ugly american, lederer and burdick. 

Not bad for a white boy...from a musician's point of view
Yesss..Most satisfactory
Loveeee Mr Manx Thank you guys
 jp33442 wrote:

123 learn how to spell see
 
Now here hear!
 123heyaho! wrote:

So glad to sea this comment.
 
123 learn how to spell see
 jacopo777 wrote:
So glad not to here Harry singing on this one.
 
So glad to sea this comment.
 Laptopdog wrote:
Isn't Harry Manx a type of cat?
 
Yeah, a cat lacking a tail.
So glad not to here Harry singing on this one.
Good stuff keep it ecletic
Isn't Harry Manx a type of cat?
 bam23 wrote:

This is true. We here is the lower 48 have scarcely a clue about those folks up north. Homo sapiens canadensis I think they are called, but probably these peculiar folk have more colloquial terms they use to refer to themselves.

 

I am told that, like the Comanches, they simply refer to themselves as "humans".  Or maybe a better translation is "people".  I find that touchingly beautiful in its childlike innocence.
 Hannio wrote:

And very deadly snipers.  

 
And Elsinore Brewery, eh? {#Jump}
 misterbearbaby wrote:

Oh Canada! The land of cheese and adventure.
 
And very deadly snipers.  
Never knew he spent his teenage years at the famous El Mocambo club in Toronto as a sound man.  Great story.
Outstanding!
Bought this CD.. because of listening to Radio Paradise
and another by Harry Manx too...
Thank you for selecting such unique songs, where else could I hear such eclectic music...
Thank you ... Thank you ... 
 fitzworld wrote:
This is outstanding. Thank you RP for doing what no other music source in the nation is doing, introducing music from other nations to dumbed down Americans.

 
By other nations do you mean Canada?  Are you saying the RP listeners are the "dumbed down Americans"?  Manx is wonderful, but this hardly qualifies as music from other nations, Manx is a Canadian who spent a decade or two traveling and learning.  If this is music "from other nations" than so are songs like Paul Simon's "Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes" 

Solid 7 or 8, Manx can play. 
 bam23 wrote:

This is true. We here is the lower 48 have scarcely a clue about those folks up north. Homo sapiens canadensis I think they are called, but probably these peculiar folk have more colloquial terms they use to refer to themselves.

 
Oh Canada! The land of cheese and adventure.
I'm known in New Brunswick fer introducing the locals to the concept of macaroni salad.
 fitzworld wrote:
This is outstanding. Thank you RP for doing what no other music source in the nation is doing, introducing music from other nations to dumbed down Americans.

 
This is true. We here is the lower 48 have scarcely a clue about those folks up north. Homo sapiens canadensis I think they are called, but probably these peculiar folk have more colloquial terms they use to refer to themselves.
This is outstanding. Thank you RP for doing what no other music source in the nation is doing, introducing music from other nations to dumbed down Americans.
really good stuff!
 rtree wrote:
Did he ever get his instrument back?{#Eh}

 
Yes! {#Sunny} Here's the proof
 kcar wrote:

Teetering right on the edge of an ethnic slur...and diving in with a Forward Flying Double. Love the "!!!" flourish. 
 

 
{#Cheesygrin}
Did he ever get his instrument back?{#Eh}
Never fails to get me well above Standard Orbit. Never fails to get visitors interested. Never fails to get the whole Entanglement awakened.
{#Heartkiss} 7>>>>>>>>8
 TerryS wrote:
Saw Harry perform this, just perfection.

 
Yes....perfection. I saw him once, too. I couldn't stop being impressed. He's a wonderful live performer.
 musikalia wrote:
 

indeed{#Dance}
 shaktiboy wrote:
There's some folks that don't like to let a tune hit them in the heart.  They protect themselves with clever mind positions. 
Some music gets past that shit.....this tune is one of them.  It amplifies wherever you're at, be that lovin or hateful.  Go on with that.

 
That's deep. Peace out. {#Meditate}

Everybody in my church loves this music...
 
If this song resided on a Beatles album it would have a much higher score.
 Stingray wrote:

Hari "Mukesh" Manx!

Did you know that he is working part-time at your local Motel-6?

REALLY!!!

 
Teetering right on the edge of an ethnic slur...and diving in with a Forward Flying Double. Love the "!!!" flourish. 
 
Nice!
 bobzane wrote:
shouldn't it be Hari Manx
 

Hari "Mukesh" Manx!

Did you know that he is working part-time at your local Motel-6?

REALLY!!!


 helgigermany wrote:
Very nice!
 
You are very prolific with your comments, "Helgilein"
That is wonderful suggestion ! thanks for playing it !
Saw Harry perform this, just perfection.
Very nice!
 bobzane wrote:
shouldn't it be Hari Manx
Ha ha Good one! 

shouldn't it be Hari Manx
Yes, I likey a lot ... a bit of trip-hop/psychedelic to spice it up — fun.  As a big fan of Harry Manx' Road Ragas album, it's very nice to hear something else from him.  It is certainly still signature Harry Manx, but with a twist.
This man is an amazing entertainer........if you like watching really talented people play many instruments then I definitely recommend Harry Manx......................
I get it, mantras for madmen. I feel for them.
During the pop culture blip when the movie "10" made Ravel's Bolero famous as a musical background for the old in-out, an article was published asking celebrities about their favorite intercourse soundtracks. Mick Jagger was quoted as listing "any proper raga. They start slow, build to a climax, and are about the right length." Nice, but don't think this raga is quite ready for that kind of performance art. Fun steampunk cover art, though.

Pass the A.K.

Reminds me a bit of Ravi.. and like.. but I don't this style of music .. anyway.. enjoyable..would never hear this on FM these days of  .. well you know...
Certainly caught my attention. Good filler
I could listen to this for hours...
Stefen wrote:
What's the instrument?

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohan_veena

From an earlier comment on HM:

>It's callled a 'Mohan Veena' after it's creator and looks like a regular guitar - only it's got a whack of sympathetic strings which >resonate or can be strummed (the silvery sound). The whammy is all Harry's fingers and a tad of talent

 forge wrote:

Will not have flashback

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Will not have flashbackwhoa, birdies... millions of tiny purple birdies... duuuuuuuude.... zzzzzzzzzooooooommmm...


 
I want what he's having!

Ommm....Oommm....Ooo..Oommm....
This is very good stuff. You don't need to think...just move.

Will not have flashback

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Will not have flashbackwhoa, birdies... millions of tiny purple birdies... duuuuuuuude.... zzzzzzzzzooooooommmm...


There's some folks that don't like to let a tune hit them in the heart.  They protect themselves with clever mind positions. 
Some music gets past that shit.....this tune is one of them.  It amplifies wherever you're at, be that lovin or hateful.  Go on with that.
What's the instrument?
..and the people who gain the world and lose their soul, they don't know they can't see are you one of them ?
Sometimes RP is on fire and sometimes I wonder who's steering the ship
Man, this desert music is great. Thanks RP!
wow, I had to take off my headphones for this one. this is absolutely painful to listen to!
:eyes: THE SCHNOZZ BERRIES TASTE JUSTE LIKE SCHNOZZ BERRIES :eyes: :eek:
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coloradojohn wrote:
Apollo 11, man. Fire it up! With an afterburner of BlueBerry. YEAH BABY :cowboy: :hearteyes: :clap: Or how about this, that you might hear at the Grasshopper in Amsterdam, after you've seen the Northern Lights and you're looking for something on the next level, and the guy says, You are wanting to be killed? AK-47 !
Dutch Flowers, baby!
Mari wrote:
Yes'm, ten o' her
Wow! Great for a rainy thundery morning here in the mountains! Thanks!
Farquwaar wrote:
Who would I kill for a big old hooka right now??
How generous of you to go for the old ones. Whatever floats your boat...
musikalia wrote:
ce wrote:
:meditate: Feeeeel your Karma improving...... :meditate:
:jump: Good comment on this song.
ce wrote:
:meditate: Feeeeel your Karma improving...... :meditate:
Durka Durka
:meditate: Feeeeel your Karma improving...... :meditate:
:meditate: :meditate:
"Turn off your mind, relax and float downstream...."
a_genuine_find wrote:
:devil_pimp: after the dutchie, pass the hash!
Apollo 11, man. Fire it up! With an afterburner of BlueBerry. YEAH BABY :cowboy: :hearteyes: :clap: Or how about this, that you might hear at the Grasshopper in Amsterdam, after you've seen the Northern Lights and you're looking for something on the next level, and the guy says, You are wanting to be killed? AK-47 !
goes good with yoga...mmmmm
freddyfender wrote:
No offense intended, and not the fault of this tune, but the only song that should ever follow Pink Floyd's Time is Pink Floyd's Great Gig in the Sky. I had to go dig through my CD's and play GGITS so my brain wouldn't short circuit.
Yes Freddy, every time DSOTM is not played in its entirety and Angel loses their wings and somewhere in the world a puppy is kicked. We wouldn't want that would we?
it sounds fahcking raga... you don't want to go raga...
:devil_pimp: after the dutchie, pass the hash!
hey nice transition from riders on the storm. now pass the dutchie from the left hand side....
slartibart_O wrote:
A hairy manx cool stuff. a 7.
GREAT POST!!
Harry is pretty cool. NOW CAN SOMEONE PLEASE RETURN MY HEMP TO ME? and my hookah.
Makes me think of the cheap adverts for the local Indian restaurant you used to see in (British) cinemas years ago...
Hey man could you pause this for a second....my Nyquil is kicking in and I gotta run to the 7/11 for some incense...groovy man
This puts the "E" in eclectic.
A hairy manx cool stuff. a 7.
Goddess, yes! This is the heart of eclecticism. This is so good, it makes me want to hear some Ravi Shankar and his peers. Pleez? :daisy:
Ooo, I want to listen to this, but I have to catch my bus. Don't make me late, RP.
Farquwaar wrote:
Who would I kill for a big old hooka right now??
Murder isn't necessary: https://www.smoking-hookah.com/ :biggrin:
Who would I kill for a big old hooka right now??
Just a link to a recent Harry Manx interview by David Raven of BSBF2. https://www.bfbs2.com/rnb.html
Ha, years ago in college radio, when this album was new, I recall following Pink Floyd - Time with Ravi Shankar (before Norah was born!) WRIU-FM Kingston RI
Exactly what I need to relax after a $%#@& day! Nice :sunny:
:cool:
argh! this blows
... This is so good ... :music: ... !!!
AlienRelic wrote:
Excellent.
HOOOO YES :meditate: :good-vibes: :sunny:
Excellent.
aflanigan wrote:
Great lunchtime song. Puts me in the mood for some Aush, Dal, lamb kabob, and some Afghan bread. Cardamom tea, too!
Reminiscent of John McLaughlin Shakti & Remember Shakti but with masala tea :meditate:
No offense intended, and not the fault of this tune, but the only song that should ever follow Pink Floyd's Time is Pink Floyd's Great Gig in the Sky. I had to go dig through my CD's and play GGITS so my brain wouldn't short circuit.
Great lunchtime song. Puts me in the mood for some Aush, Dal, lamb kabob, and some Afghan bread. Cardamom tea, too!
Love Harry Manx, but this song I could take or leave.
Following Pink Floyd - Time... I am thinking of the words "in trance" ... nice job RP
Nice, but long.
just floating away :chillpill:
:chillpill: Easy to come to stuff...I do dig.
This is so refreshing to hear, following all the pop radio I'm exposed to on my daily work commute and at the gym. mmmm