“Does He Have to Do It Again?”: Audio Tributes to Rahul Dravid

by Devanshu Mehta

The indefatigable Subash Jayaraman recorded Dravid memories of a bunch of cricket writers and fans across the globe for a great 22-minute tribute to the wonderwall. There are contributions from Sriram DayanandSiddhartha VaidyanathanJarrod KimberSamir ChopraNicole Sobotker and Sight Screen Editorial Members: MinalRohit Naimpally and Dilip Poduval.

Go listen.

My contribution was the music selection for the intro, interludes and outro. If you’re curious, here’s what we used:

  • Intro: first dozen seconds of the 1812 Overture by Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky performed by the Skidmore College Orchestra (from musopen)
  • Interlude: shorter clip from the same clip as above
  • Outro: last dozen seconds of The Brandenburg Concerto by Johann Sebastian Bach performed by the US Army Band (from musopen)

Why did I select these? Well, because they’re awesome.

And because they are in the public domain.

The quote in the title is from Sriram Dayanand’s contribution to the audio tribute.

And if you haven’t been listening to Subash Jayaraman’s awesome cricket podcast, Couch Talk, I have no words for you.