TODAY -

E-Pao! Rock Concert Review - Heavywater @ Guruskool

Heavywater @ Guruskool

By:- Anthony Chirom/Ringo Pebam *



SUNDAY JAM is a uniquely informal musician's meet that is part of an on-going endeavor by Guruskool (Gopal + Geeta) to support musicians. Every first Sunday of the month, music bands meet at Guruskool's farm space in Nelamangala to share, perform and jam.

One doesn't expect it to be a jam packed audience but the important part is the ambience created by the various artist enjoying every note and every roll of the music they play. We owe a lot to this two wonderful soul, Gopal and his better half Geeta for this event.

Thanks Gopal and Geeta for the SPIRIT, for your support and untiring effort to make this event a happening one. Your farm is our own Max Yasgur's farm. Like Mountain did for Yasgur, we should be doing a song for you :-)

Gopal and Geetha


To begin the story.. we started out well and got lost on our way to Guruskool (Courtesy: Ringo-and-Bolin's simulating music discussion ) and then headed towards the venue. Everything was coming fine until we had our own version of mud-slinging way of life (something like a Woodstock's mud life!! )..It was fun-tastic. Our first experience in Sunday JAM started with MUDS and MUDDY WATER .. Cool it was !!

Fun with Muddy Water on the road to Guruskool Farm..


Anyway to cut the story short,it was Heavy Water's show last night at B'lore, and their friends were there. They did a sound check, and before they started performing their set list, Da Meghanath the lead guitarist of Heavywater called up Boss Leishangthem on stage.

He then gave him his guitar, very nicely he helped him with the guitar strap over his shoulder, and fixed the distortion pedal and the cables. It was indeed a magical moment to see two of the great guitarist showing respect to each other. Neither had an iota of ego between them nor the sense of pride. Professionalism in its truest form and that was something we should learn..

Meghanath fixing the cables and processors for Boss -- Boss giving solos.


Boss then fired up the stage with his extended lead solos on Neil Young's 'rockin' in a free world'. And everyone was like ..WHOA !! the tapping .. bending .. one hand strumming .. and the other hand calling the crowd.. Boy!! that was like Satriani. NICE one BOSS !!

Just when Heavy Water was about to take on the stage, KK called up asking for the direction to the venue. It was getting late, it was already dark, and we sort of thought it might not be a good idea for him/them to come. But the passion for music was enough for them to hump on the motorbike.

They got their motor running, and headed out on the highway, racing with the wind. On the humpy road that leads to Guruskool farm, their bike's headlight broke! But that did not dither them, Abu drove with KK sitting behind holding the front headlight with his hand. Wow.. what a spirit !! Like a true nature's child we are 'BORN TO BE WILD' !!

Heavywater took the stage with heavy thumping of Mocha's bass and flawless Falaw's riff added fuel to the fire. Falaw provided the much wanted wah wah effect for the stormbringer and man, it was good to hear when Mocha coupled him with his great bass lines.

No wonder, all those sleepless night and hard day work pays off really good.. And all we (I) need is BURN.. and simply ecstastic!! The perfect timing of tune of two guitars. Da Meg and Falaw.. the dynamite duo... Keep on rocking guys!!!

Falaw(left) and Mocha(right)


And Bolin, what's there to say? He was not the same Bolin we used to see every night. He got transformed to something else. A Keith Moon/ Bonham on the making. And all we can say is WOW guy.. you did it !!!!!! With his eyes transfixed onto the cymbal, the rolls were too good .. Love to watch him play Rock Bottom.. Kinda left an impression ;)

Bolin on the drums


Amarjit : A self styled rocker. Starting with ROCK BOTTOM to BURN to ONE TUNE DOWN ..Phew.. this kid's got some nu metal vocal instinct inside him. He is the flamboyant vocalist of the band.

Amarjit


Da Martin.. hmm!! PURPLE MANIA ... stormbringer !! Indeed he bought the storm in all of us to ignite us. Da Martin needs no introduction. He is former Vulkaryies (of the Summer Rock Contest '92 fame), former Rubber Band (rock band of SSIT, Tumkur, Karnataka), former Sonic Flare a Banglaore based band. He is our Neil Young.

Da Martin, we are waiting for your BT Road song to come out, very seldom we get to hear songs that reflect the social consciousness of life back home.

Martin


Da Meghanath's gesture to fellow guitarist Boss took us by surprise, and he was lovely - the hall mark of a humble/ honest/ true musician. A smooth hand - "the perfectionist" one should call him and it suits him too.

His cool attitude and his smooth fingers and his depth technical knowledge maketh him the perfectionist. An avid reader of rock chronologies of classic heavy metal and singularly a purple- zeppelin guy.

Meghanath


These guys aren't spoofs. These are guys serious about their music. These rockers don't have to settle for that beat up guitar and the little puny amp they saved their allowances for. Or the paneled basement of an indulgent parent. They've got the money to rock out in style. Great sound equipment. Excellent instruments. And are always in the lookout for a professional studio space or just a simple garage which is enough for a good crack.

Heavy Water has evolved over the years, beginning in the vein of blues-inspired heavy metal, then encompassing hard rock, progressive rock, a period dominated by synthesizers and, more recently, modern rock ...

These guys are a real treat to watch out for .. !!!!!

Heavy Water's original number 'One Tune Down' is being used for the Freedom Jam promotional video (biggest free music festival in India, tentatively postponed to the last week of October 2008) : Watch video here.

Heavywater


To the egoless spirit of Rock, we salute you !!

Join the crowd at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/rock-music-manipur/


* Anthony Chirom and Ringo Pebam contributes for this Rock Concert Review to e-pao.net . The writer can be contacted at tull_chirom(at)yahoo(dot)com and ringo_pebam(at)yahoo(dot)com . This announcement was webcasted on October 16th, 2008


* Comments posted by users in this discussion thread and other parts of this site are opinions of the individuals posting them (whose user ID is displayed alongside) and not the views of e-pao.net. We strongly recommend that users exercise responsibility, sensitivity and caution over language while writing your opinions which will be seen and read by other users. Please read a complete Guideline on using comments on this website.




LATEST IN E-PAO.NET
  • Nongpok Thong Hangba
  • Khubak Eeshei @Kang festival : Gallery
  • Punsi Sangba, Mathiupuang :: eMing
  • Arresting decline of higher education
  • RPL-PMKVY Certificate at Tripura
  • Silence :: Poem
  • AFSPA took my father
  • Dark Net: Underbelly of the internet
  • Alternative Arrangement, Article 371A
  • Petition challenging dilution AFSPA
  • Rio for integration of Naga areas
  • Brought NE closer to Delhi: PM
  • Independence Day celebrated in NE
  • Tikendrajit : The Lion of Manipur #1
  • Compressed Earth Blocks: Housing
  • Support breastfeeding among adolescent
  • Ithai: Development Decision Gone Awry
  • Who made the sports university ours?
  • An Unoccupied Forehead :: Poem
  • 'NRC should not be a political issue'
  • Independence Day : Govt needs trust
  • Apprehensions before final pact
  • NNC stand to protect Naga sovereignty
  • 'Delay in solution irks people'
  • Patriots' Day- Floral Tribute : Gallery
  • A shot at survival
  • Demography and Population Studies
  • RPL-PMKVY Certificate at Baishalgarh
  • E-Commerce to help access new markets
  • Manipur Heart Foundation Anniversary
  • Artist lineup for NH7 Weekender
  • Kakching World War-II Memorial Run
  • The Killing Fields 2013-18 : News Timeline
  • AMPWA observed Patriots' Day
  • Real homage or just showmanship
  • Drama of political clout at MU
  • Patriots' Day @ Kolkata : Gallery
  • Historical War fought by Manipur
  • Where are the nurses in HIV response?
  • Understanding false smut of rice
  • The love song of autumn :: Poem
  • Help Underprivileged Sports Youngsters
  • Police : List of Awardees on I-Day
  • NSCN-IM word on Naga unity
  • Scribes demand colleague's release
  • Jadugi Mingsel :: Folk Tale
  • Patriotism Redefined [On 13th Aug]
  • Karate Winners felicitated at Kumbi
  • Of Citizenship & Manipur People's Bill
  • Seminar : Path & Pattern in Northeast
  • 42nd Indian Social Science Congress
  • Naga Peace Process :: News Timeline
  • Certificate Distribution at Tripura
  • Failure by WPS-IE to arrest rapist
  • Resolutions : People's Democratic Alliance
  • ..Will it burnt the state again
  • ..Now get the killers !
  • 'Homecoming', Painting Exhibition : Gallery
  • Legacy of Resistance in Cordillera Highland
  • Woke Up, But You're Nowhere :: Poem
  • Resurgence of Sanamahism
  • Nagas & Meiteis must live together
  • No change in 1951 as Base Year : JCILPS
  • B. Voc. at DM Community College
  • Young Scholars Conference 2018
  • ..legitimacy of remaining to power
  • The precursor of things to come
  • Khangkhui Cave , Ukhrul #4 : Gallery
  • Kanglen Kang Chingba #2 : Gallery
  • Reform Manipur's Education System
  • Friendship
  • Cry of a Dying River - 40
  • World's Indigenous Peoples Day
  • Chandigarh students' solidarity with MU
  • MU agitator should withdraw their agitation
  • Repercussion of a prejudice attitude
  • Regulate school vans/buses
  • Disputed Myanmar Border Pillar : Gallery
  • Seven Breaths of Dragon :: Book Rvw
  • Chronological framework of NRC
  • Buttering Najmaji in public
  • JRF Post at Mizoram University
  • Manipur Tourism : Festival Promotion Award
  • The uneasy shift
  • Well co-ordinated rallies across dists
  • Chalwa Village, Kangpokpi #1 : Gallery
  • General strike on article 371 (A) #2 : Gallery
  • Up against the saffron brigade
  • My unsailed ship :: Poem
  • Mathematics and Science Competition
  • General Strike by ATSUM on August 10
  • Drawing Competition at Wapokpi, Bishnupur
  • ADBU delivers course to Indian Railways
  • One man that put Manipur in frying pan
  • Relax MU shut down !
  • Khumang Pokpa Haraoba #2: Gallery
  • Robert Naorem @Blr Fashion Week : Gallery
  • Territorial integrity of Manipur
  • The string :: Poem
  • General Strike by KIM on August 8
  • Robert Naorem at Bangalore Fashion Week
  • Inner Line Permit (ILP) Demand :: Timeline
  • Dr. Monisha Behal's work in North East
  • Registrations for IIT Techniche workshop
  • PDA on situation in Nagaland
  • The politics of divide: MU
  • Significance of August
  • Mukna Khong Kangjei #3 : Gallery
  • Greater Nagaland or Mini Nagaland? #2
  • Paint Your City : Campaign at Kakching
  • Pemberton line in Kabaw is our boundary
  • Awakening :: Poem
  • Coffee Plantation : In-lieu of Poppy
  • Recalling of AK Pandey by HRD Ministry
  • TSA's reply to KNO/KNA's allegations
  • 21st Manipur Integrity Day : Gallery
  • Konung Kang Chingba #3 : Gallery
  • Ecological, social impact of Ithai Barrage #3
  • Swindling Manipuris in solving Naga issue
  • The Last of the Romantics :: Poem
  • 'Thoughts on MU strategies'
  • Concerned about continued closure of MU
  • Fear factor
  • No takers for 1 month leave
  • View from Shirui Hills #1 : Gallery
  • Manipur as seen by Meiteis, Nagas, & Zo
  • Certificate Distribution at Nirjuli, ArP
  • Contract Jobs available at NIELIT HQs
  • Cry of a Dying River - 39 :: Poem
  • Banana flower vada
  • Entrance for Free Residential IAS Coaching
  • Resolution of NPF Consultative Meeting
  • Concerned about militants' interference
  • Issues : From ILP, MU to FA
  • Emergence Nongda Lairen Pakhangba #2
  • MU Rally at Canchipur : Gallery
  • News Analysis 0f Akashvani Imphal
  • ILP: A Genuine Idea Lost in Translation
  • Tryst with an Alzheimer's patient #2
  • Letter to Prime Minister of India
  • Female DTP faculty reqd at Protocol
  • In between :: Poem
  • Sowing the seeds of Greater Lim
  • General strike on article 371 (A) #1 : Gallery
  • Student is important or AP Pandey
  • Article 371A is sui generis
  • Protection on Land, Environment at TML
  • Press Conference on MU Crisis at Delhi
  • Oppose extension of Article 371(A)
  • DTP-Desktop Publishing course at Nambol
  • Certificate Distribution at Namsai, ArP
  • Rejoinder to KNO/KNA on Moreh attack
  • Issues which burn Manipur State Assembly
  • The brand of politics in MU crisis
  • Central team @ BP 81 , Kwatha #3 : Gallery
  • August Calendar for Year 2018 :: Tools
  • Protest against MHRD @Delhi : Gallery
  • People's Strike greets this August
  • Slump in fight against #AIDS
  • What does moonlight want ? :: Poem
  • MU students protest against MHRD
  • An Unknown killer - "E-Waste"
  • Talking peace and threatening others
  • Singcha Wuya Won @Kamjong #1 : Gallery
  • Dismal Politics in Universities
  • Kanglen Kang Chingba #1 : Gallery
  • Engulfing Uncertainties
  • Ecological, social impact of Ithai Barrage #2
  • Certificate Distribution at Dibang, ArP
  • EEVFAM case: Report for 30 July
  • Pertaining to statement of T. R. Zeliang
  • Issues plaguing the state
  • What is the stand of BJP Govt ?
  • Monsoon Assembly Session : Gallery
  • Election 2019: end of road for Modi
  • The absurd baby talk :: Poem
  • Assam University BTech, MTech Admission
  • Saving the Rhinos - Campaign
  • Arrest perpetrators of Moreh attack
  • Training programmes of NCC
  • Central team @ BP 81 , Kwatha #2 : Gallery
  • MU: Students clash with Police #2: Gallery
  • Prospects of coffee in Manipur
  • Why ILP should not be implemented
  • Hill students get alert on Trafficking
  • IBSD Meghalaya inaugurated
  • Conference on India-Vietnam
  • Govt's strategically pre planned conflict
  • Heart ruptured but life saved
  • Pseudo intellectuals should stop thinking
  • Mass sit-in protest : How about Nagaland?
  • Folklore genres of Meetei community
  • Kang Khichri chaba : Gallery
  • Binalakshmi Nepram at United Nations, NY
  • Certificate Distribution at Changlang, ArP
  • Out to clear her name
  • CBI failed to comply to SC orders
  • Condemned as a cry in wilderness
  • Security meeting conducted
  • Ripe opportunity for awareness & action
  • Is the NRC of 1951 available ?
  • Central team @ BP 81 , Kwatha #1 : Gallery
  • Our Common Crisis: What are We to Do #3
  • ..Take a break from the common road
  • Skin problems that arise during monsoon
  • Cry of a Dying River - 38 : Poem
  • Meghalaya edition of NH7 Weekender
  • 'Special status' under which provisions ?
  • Issues which need minute deliberations
  • Pay Nareckpi : Funga Wari
  • Kayada Ningthijaba Lambino : Story telling
  • Yumkhaibam Nanao: Walking from Delhi..
  • Ningol Pali at Kang Festival : Gallery
  • Eyek Tamba :: Learn Manipuri script
  • Naga American conference at California
  • MU: Students clash with Police #1: Gallery
  • Kanglen Kang Chingba : Gallery
  • ISKCON Kang Chingba festival : Gallery
  • Meira Rally protest of MU VC : Gallery
  • Bandh demanding VC removal #2 : Gallery
  • Front Page Photo 2018 #3: Gallery
  • Art Exhibit @Imphal Art College #1 : Gallery
  • Kang Khichri chaba @Kwakeithel : Gallery
  • Dzuko valley #4 :: 360 Panorama View
  • Manglandasu Nang - OST :: e-pao Radio
  • HSLC 208 Exam Toppers : Gallery
  • Class XII Exam Toppers : Gallery
  • Temples of Manipur : Gallery
  • Old Manipuri Movie #1 :: eRang Classic
  • SPONSORED ADS