Episode 273: Warren Mendonsa Plays the Universal Pentatonic

He’s that Blackstratblues guy. He’s done rock, blues, sessions work for Bollywood, and you can’t put him in a box. Indie music legend Warren Mendonsa joins Amit Varma and guest co-host Chuck Gopal in episode 273 of The Seen and the Unseen to talk about his career, how he only aims to make music that makes him happy, and the common thread that binds us all.

Also check out:
1. Warren Mendonsa on Instagram and Twitter.
2. Blackstratblues music and community. Also, on YouTube and Spotify.
3. Anuva’s Sky and Ode to a Sunny Day.
4. The therapy that is Blackstratblues — Deepak ‘Chuck’ Gopalakrishnan.
5. Warren interviewed by Chuck and Varad Wategaonkar: Part 1 & Part 2.
6. Warren Mendonsa: The Universe Has The Blues — Interview by Michael Limnios.
7. 2018 interview of Warren by EveryoneLovesGuitar.
8. The Universe of Chuck Gopal — Episode 258 of The Seen and the Unseen.
9. Ted Gioia on Music as Cultural Cloud Storage — Episode 79 of Conversations With Tyler.
10. The Great Man Theory.
11. Steven Van Zandt: Springsteen, the death of rock and Van Morrison on Covid — Richard Purden.
12. 1000 True Fans — Kevin Kelly.
13. 1000 True Fans? Try 100 — Li Jin.
14. What is Internet? — Bill Gates on the David Letterman Show.
15. Why Old Music is Killing New Music — Rick Beato.
16. The viral TikTok video  by doggface208 featuring Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Dreams.’
17. The Volkswagen commercial featuring Nick Drake’s ‘Pink Moon.’
18. The Time a Stiff Caught Fire — Keith Yates on Billy Joel.
19. PSP 12″ — Zero.
20. Bobby McFerrin Demonstrates the Power of the Pentatonic Scale.
21. Derek Trucks talks guitar and plays incredible slide.
22. Turbo Killer — Carpenter Brut.
23. Afrique Victime — Mdou Moctar.
24. Tinariwen on Spotify.
25. Dungen on Spotify.
26. The Dungen albums, Ta Det Lugnt and 4, with the song Mina Damer Och Fasaner.
27. Josh Fix on Spotify.
28. This Town Is Making Me Angry — Josh Fix.
29. The Formula Behind Every Perfect Pop Song — Seeker.
30. Why We Choke — Amit Varma (on the Yips).
31. This is Your Brain on Music — Daniel Levitin.
32. Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality — TED Talk by Anil Seth.
33. What Colour Is Your Raindrop — Tajdar Junaid.
34. Dastaan — Tajdar Junaid.
35. 10 Things I Wish I Knew when I started playing Guitar — Warren Mendonsa.
36. This Is Spinal Tap — Rob Reiner.
37. Monty Python’s Life of Brian.
38. Masala Lab on Instagram.
39. Krish Ashok on Spotify and Apple Music.
40. A Scientist in the Kitchen — Episode 204 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Krish Ashok).
41. Bill McClintock on YouTube.
42. Derek Trucks and Michael Landau on Spotify.
43. Nadia – Nitin Sawhney with Jeff Beck live.
44. Where Were You? — Jeff Beck.
45. Arinjoy Sarkar and Rudi Wallang on YouTube.
46. Achint on Instagram and YouTube.
47. TejasKomorebiRohan Rajadhyaksha and Sandunes.

Also, do check out Chuck Gopal’s specially curated playlist of Indian rock and metal for listeners of The Seen and the Unseen. (Here’s a YouTube version.)

This episode is sponsored by The Desi Crime Podcast. You’ll find them on all podcast apps.

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