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Oh, an incurable humanist you are.

23 Aug

 

Porcupine-ology, antler-ology, car-ology, bus-ology, train-ology, plane-ology, mama-ology, papa-ology,you-ology, me-ology, love-ology, kiss-ology, stay-ology, please-ology.

Let’s study class, let’s study class. Sit down.

Love-ology, love-ology, I’m sorry-ology, forgive me-ology, love-ology, love-ology. I’m sorry-ology, forgive me-ology, love-ology, Love-ology.

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Kilimanjaro

23 May

I love the Noisettes and Shingai is one of the most bad-ass, gorgeous women out there. I love them even more when they throw some African vibes into the mix.

Inspired by a trip to Malawi, where they played at the Lake of Stars Festival:

A cool tribute to Miriam Makeba.

the voice of Umm Kulthum

15 May

photo taken in Paris.

‘Enta Omri’ (‘You are my life’):

Your eyes have taken me back to my lost days
They taught me to regret the past and its wounds
All that I saw before my eyes saw you was a life wasted
How could they count that as part of my life?

You are my life, with your light my dawn began

Serve This Royalty

9 May

My absolute guilty pleasure right now is Cody Chesnutt. My favourite is his double album The Headphone Masterpiece. He recorded it in his bedroom and you can tell- it’s pure grit. It captures his egotistical attitude, tongue-in-cheek humour, hedonism. Love (lust?) in all its beauty and sadness… and a fair share of misogyny, I’ve got to admit, which is where the guilt stems from. But he is so flawed and yet so himself that I dig it. Really, if I’m having a not-so-good day, I pop on some Cody and it helps somehow.

What’s your guilty pleasure? Musical or otherwise?

Seya

17 Apr

Seya means Joy. A friend of mine in Dakar asked a Bambara speaker to translate the lyrics for me into French.

NallĂ© is like a happy cry, meaning something along the lines of, ‘I swear’. According to my friend, ‘comme pour dire happy.’

wishing you seya on this Sunday.