Saturday, June 10, 2017
Hindu Physics: Todd Michaelson and "Sita's String Theory"
From the soundtrack to a movie comes today's random tune, called Sita's String Theory. The song is from the film Sita Sings the Blues, an animated feature written, drawn produced and directed by Nina Paley. The film juxtaposes in parallel the plot of the story of Rama and Sita in the Ramayana with her own marriage and relationship. The film has garnered some controversy among some Hindu believers because of its unorthodox portrayal of Rama. Sita's String Theory was written and performed by singer-composer Todd Michaelson, on whom I cannot find much information. If you are interested in the film, which uses music from old Annette Hanshaw recordings as well as original music, you can download it for free at Paley's website.