Saturday, October 27, 2012

Freshly Baked

When I bought The Muffinz debut album "Have You Heard?" it was for one song only; "Soundcheck".

For the past 3 months that would be the song I would put on repeat. I was barely interested in any of the other tracks. They were pleasant enough but I gave them very little of my attention- until tonight...

I like listening to music when I'm emmersed in something else. I pick up on much more of its beauty that way. So tonight,as I watched my wall change colour, I fell in love with all The Muffinz. The pretty harmonies in "Come With Me", the funky rift in "Soldierz" that makes my fingers tingle for my own guitar and the emotional ramblings of the Keke Lingo which still has me wondering what is being sung despite knowing that there is no translation. Not to mention the Shona verse in "Khumbul 'Ekhaya" ( at least I can learn the meaning of this beautiful melody) I could go on and on and on but you get the idea :)

All I can say about this album is that it's getting increasingly harder to  put any of these songs on repeat. From the rocky guitar rift mixed with skatting in "Have you Heard?"  to "The Next Super Man" that begs your hips to jazz, right up to the soothing sounds of "Umsebenzi Wendoda" each song that ends promises the beginning of a new song with new aspects that will captivate you.

Friday, October 26, 2012


I'm blogging from a PC for the first time in almost 2 years - how nostalgic!

This takes me back to the days when I had nothing to do with my day but recreate my blog template, chat on google and facebook between 12 and 2 pm. Life was so much simpler and frustrating back then and so much has changed... I have changed - I wanna go back. But I shouldn't go back. The things that have happened in my life have been mainly my doing and many of them could have been avoided, but crying over spilled milk doesn't unspill it; it has just makes me bitter.

And so I look forward and I move forward. Very aware of where I've been and with no idea what lies ahead. What I do know though is that if I stay here, I will die...

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sleepless in my bed

I've said it before; my mind is a dark neighbourhood I should stay away from. It only takes one thought and next thing I know, I'm waist deep in mud...

Half the things I think about are deep, but mixed with so much crap that there is very little clarity. I'm starting to think that these outlets actually induce the negative musings. It's not so bad when I really put my mind to something that takes my concetration.

A few weeks ago, I watched him get emmersed in a 6 string... He played for hours though his eyes were heavy with the need to sleep. I envied him because in those hours, no negativity could get to him. He was untouchable... Give me some of that! It's better than any drug or fermented fruit and it stays with you long after you stop...

So I'm gonna find me some and lose myself in it.... I'm going to be untouchable too...

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Me and my big mouth

I like being open about things. It's often dangerous to ask too many questions. Often you start something that ends in disaster, but is ignorance really bliss when there are things going on that make you look foolish?

I think it's better to know. But once you know, make the right move for your own safety and sanity...