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Vishy

In honor of the Anand-Carlsen match, I spent today's rest day working on a draft of a song about Anand. I'd written some snippets of this before, but most of it today, so that means it's quite a rough draft. But, here it is!

Comments, advice, feedback, beats, etc. always appreciated.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElTuDcqvl_k

Hope some will enjoy it :-)

I also wanted to mention that in working on it, I read up some more on Anand, and it was fun to do so: reliving some of his past tournament and match wins, seeing his progression as a player, etc.

Comments


  • 13 months ago

    pdela

    yeah, it would guess he is not offended,knowing his nature. And he has lived long time in Spain and here get a short for your first name o your father's name is normal, starting by myself

  • 13 months ago

    pdela

    please, someone looks for an appropiate facepalm emoticon or image

  • 13 months ago

    GeniusKJ

    I don't think he minds being called Vishy but his first name is Anand.

  • 13 months ago

    IM dpruess

    it certainly seems like it's widespread. thx, Bala.

  • 13 months ago

    Balachandar

    Vishy doesn't irritate him. Everyone in the chess world calls him Vishy, and he's cool with it.

  • 13 months ago

    IM dpruess

    not if he'll be offended!! Surprised

    but thanks :)

  • 13 months ago

    pawn_in_shiningArmor

    This is great! Enjoyed it! Thanks. You need to get Vishy to hear it!!

  • 13 months ago

    IM dpruess

    thx, LaskerFan, i knew about the naming system, but i did not realize that the common "Vishy" was upsetting to him. maybe i can remove it when i edit the song further.

  • 13 months ago

    IM dpruess

    thanks Chessplaya, for the feedback. i probably can't really change the "gangsterish" thing.

    and as to the music, i don't have any right now. i'm just writing words, and hearing it in my head. but it would be nice to have music to go with it.

    and i agree with you that in chess, in rap, in any discipline, you want to study the classics, and then the development on up after that. i've listened to a lot of rap, but had not heard this one, so thx for that as well.

  • 13 months ago

    LaskerFan

    A word on his name: Vishwanathan Anand.

    Unlike our name (proper name first, then family name), his name is in reverse: father's-name first, then his-name! Vishwanathan is his father's name, Anand is his actual name.

    Calling him "Vishy" irritates Anand as it is an abbreviation of his dad's name, not his.

  • 13 months ago

    Crazychessplaya

    Another thing, where is the music? A capella rap is notoriously difficult to perform. Very few top rappers can get away with it. 

    In chess, one is often advised to "study the classics", i.e. games played by Morphy, Capablanca, et al. Here is a rap classic illustrating good blend of music and lyrics. I hope it helps you improve.

  • 13 months ago

    Crazychessplaya

    Bad. There is nothing gangsterish about your voice, that's the problem. I'm sorry to say that Korchnoi, with his voice, would do much better.

  • 13 months ago

    ananthhh

    good one :)

  • 13 months ago

    Lawdoginator

    Please stick to teaching chess. 

  • 13 months ago

    DENVERHIGH

  • 13 months ago

    GeniusKJ

    Today is absolutely Vishy's last chance in the WCC match. I hope he wins with White today. Perhaps a shocker opening today? Veresov? Scotch Gambit?

    By the way, good rap David!

  • 13 months ago

    MomirRadovic

    A great video to pay homage to Vishi, the departing champion handing over the baton to the next generation...

    iPlayoo!

  • 13 months ago

    Natchez

    Well done. I like the part about Kramnick and the Petroff and the Berlin Wall, and it had a good ending. You've put some time into that one. Good job.

  • 13 months ago

    ToughNinja

    cool

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