Episode 68: Ray “Raghunath” Cappo


Some of our listeners were first exposed to Ray Cappo through his¬†pioneering ’80s and ’90s hardcore acts like Youth Of Today and Shelter while others know him as Raghunath, a internationally recognized yoga instructor known for his¬†gravity-defying inversions. Regardless of where you first came across Cappo, he’s a natural storyteller and this episode of Going Off Track sees him discussing how he transitioned from hardcore to headstands without ever losing sight of his spiritual roots. Along the way he also talks about New York City’s nascent hardcore movement, recounts the time a palm reader predicted a van crash years in advance and gives insight into how he manages to keep his mind still while his body remains impossibly busy.