Saturday, July 7, 2012

Time magazine ranked Paul Ponnudorai among the world's best guitarists...













Paul Ponnudorai died this morning at age 51. I'll bet there'a a huge bunch of ace musicians on the other side waiting to jam with him. Paul was undoubtedly an absolute phenomenon - a musician's musician, with an innate musicianship he honed to virtuoso heights. And yet he was always approachable, friendly and generous with his time. 

We never really know how precious some lives and their unique gifts are - until they're gone.

Love you, bro.

4 comments:

KoSong Cafe said...

So sorry I didn't read the sad news at the bottom of your post, and I had even sent emails to some friends, proudly proclaiming 'and he is from Batu Gajah'. Then I logged into FB and read your post about his death. I never met him before but heard a lot about him.

Francoise said...

I have known him for age, from Ipoh in fact. Didn't keep in touch lately but I do concur with everyone saying he was such a brilliant musician and a wonderful person. Will always remember him very fondly .

Antares said...

I blame the premature deaths of so many musicians on the unfortunate fact that they are forced to play in noisy pubs where they are paid a pittance in cash but offered all the beer they can drink. On top of that a bunch of well-meaning pickled brains keep plying them with more beers, thinking they're doing someone a favor. Folks, you want a spiritual high, you won't find it out of a bottle.

Gerry said...

As Chet Atkins said of Jerry Reed: "Something like that only comes down the river once".