Riding the Wheel
As a radio news reporter I make my living telling stories with sound. As a musician I make art telling my own story with sound and song. Riding the Wheel is my debut CD, a dozen songs and a spoken word piece featuring an eclectic assortment of styles and moods. Here's the press release: ============ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 15, 2005 Musician's News... or maybe 'Newsician's' Muse Ravi Peruman, aka 'RJ' when he's wearing his KGO Radio News reporter's fedora, is a veteran San Francisco newsman whose personal passion is music, and at age 50 has just released his debut CD, Riding the Wheel. 'Some compare my sound to the Moody Blues or Pink Floyd, others think Radiohead or Dead Can Dance. I like to call it good old-fashioned cosmic rock,' says Ravi. 'If Riding the Wheel sounds to people like a record from the 60's, well, so be it. It kinda does,' writes veteran radio programmer Bruce Van Dyke, (KTHX-FM, Reno's 'The X') '...but it doesn't sound like a dated 60's record. It sounds influenced by both the music and the psychological adventurousness of those heady times. And there ain't nothin' wrong with that. Not at all.' Riding the Wheel is the latest release from Camel Records, and is produced by Nandi Devam, (aka Terry MacNeil) who, as co-founder of the legendary Sopwith Camel, helped pioneer the 'San Francisco sound' of the psychedelic 60's. =========== All any artist asks for is a chance to make art and then prays for an audience to receive it. All I ask is that you check it out... Peace and Music, Ravi.