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Options December 12, 2013: Africa.... the final journey. Namibia to South Africa

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Artist Track Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Jackson Kaujeua  Give Me Back Namibia   Options none  none    0:00:00 ()
Ras Sheehama  No Fuss No Fight   Options Echoes of Afrikan Nations Vol. 18  Blue Pie    0:03:39 ()
Brenda Fassie  Vull Ndlela   Options South African Rhthm Riot  Earthworks    0:08:56 ()
Bedrock (the Band in the Sand)  Rock 'n' Roll Man   Options Recovery  Criminal Records    0:14:06 ()
Chicco  I Need Some Money   Options none  none    0:18:32 ()
Die Vogel  The Chicken   Options The Chicken  PAMPA RECORDS    0:24:54 ()
Music behind DJ:
Sounds From the Coney Island Boardwalk         0:35:09 ()
Willard Cele  The Magic Garden   Options none  none    0:40:44 ()
Solomon Linda & the Evening  Mbube   Options none  none    0:42:31 ()
Josef Marais and Miranda  Johnnie with the Bandy Legs   Options none  none    0:45:10 ()
Ladysmith Black Mambazo  Homeless   Options Ultimate Collection  Springbok Records    0:48:14 ()
Miriam Makeba  Pata Pata   Options Pata Pata  Rhino/Warner Bros.    0:52:09 ()
The Dark City Sisters  Leseding   Options none  none    0:55:08 ()
Izintombi Zesi Manje Manje  Lensizwa   Options none  none    0:57:33 ()
Mahotella Queens  Umona   Options none  none    1:00:42 ()
Sipho Mabuse  Burn Out   Options none  none    1:04:56 ()
Lancaster Band  The Boys   Options none  none    1:09:30 ()
Radio Rats  Cyanide Lake   Options Cyanide Lake  Jonathan Handley    1:13:34 ()
Gathering  Perfect Souls   Options none  none    1:17:40 ()
No Friends of Harry  A Long Way Home   Options none  none    1:21:05 ()
Dog Detachment  Straightjacket   Options none      1:25:44 ()
Spoek Mathambo  Control   Options Mshini Wam  BBE [STUDIO]    1:28:20 ()
John Wizards  Lusaka by Night   Options John Wizards  Planet Mu    1:32:52 ()
Wild Youth  So Trendy   Options A Leopard Never Changes Her Spots  Wild Youth    1:36:04 ()
Die Antwoord  Baby's on Fire   Options Ten$ion  Downtown Records    1:37:52 ()
Music behind DJ:
Sounds of Sideshows by the Seashore         1:41:43 ()
Bana Ba Boleka  Lehana Kantoa Makaota   Options none  none    1:51:47 ()
The Mahloane Trio  Ke A Lekhalemela Le Lona Bacha   Options Lesotho Calling  SWP Records    1:54:28 ()
Nde  Lerato   Options none  none    1:58:00 ()
Kommando Obz  Taemane   Options none  none    2:01:48 ()
Tau Ea Lesotho  Nyatsi Tloha Pela'ka   Options Nyatsi Tloha Pela'ka  Kaya Records    2:05:56 ()
Chocolate Soul  Bodikhoe Bo Nyehlile   Options none  none    2:09:06 ()
Music behind DJ:
Sounds from the Point Pleasant Beach         2:12:25 ()
Swati Traditional Music  Reed Dance for King Mswati III   Options none  none    2:19:59 ()
Elias Matsenjwa  Khala Gogogo   Options Swaziland: Chants des Swazi - Swaziland: Songs of the Swazi  VDE-GALLO    2:23:23 ()
Swati Traditional Music  Babe Lidzela Nyoni   Options none  none    2:26:50 ()
Kena  Tjovo   Options none  none    2:29:23 ()
King Siso  Singenile   Options none  none    2:33:01 ()
Music behind DJ:
Sounds from the Point Pleasant Boardwalk         2:36:37 ()
Bernoldus Niemand  Hou My Vas Korporaal   Options Wie is Bernoldus Niemand?  Shifty Records    2:41:28 ()
Peach  Nightmare   Options none  none    2:44:08 ()
The Plastics  Stereo Kids   Options Pyramid  David Gresham Records    2:46:34 ()
Fuzigish  Crazy Friends   Options Crazy Friends  Red Ambulance    2:50:14 ()
Fokofpolisiekar  Tygerberg Vliegtuig   Options As Jy Met Vuur Speel Sal Jy Brand  Rhythm Records    2:52:41 ()

Listener comments!

  Thu. 12/12/13 6:02am Dave B:

Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 6:02am Guido (Cologne):

Good Morning Meghan!
Hello to the rest of the world!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/12/13 6:03am Matt from Springfield:

Namibia is free!
It's all real, it's all here, it's all alive!

Morning Meghan! What a journey it's been, finally reaching the last part of Africa. Amazing how you played all the different styles of the vast continent!
  Thu. 12/12/13 6:03am P-90:

oooooh...that poster's like a Modigliani-Klimt hybrid
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/12/13 6:05am Matt from Springfield:

Morning Dave B, Guido and hello again P-90!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/12/13 6:06am Meghan:

Good morning all! Little scatter brained this morning.... forgive me. Trying to get my ducks all lined up.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/12/13 6:09am Meghan:

hmmmmmm..... why is that only coming out of one speaker...... ugh
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/12/13 6:10am Spatulator (formerly elwyn5150):

I just got home! Fruitcup, please!
  Thu. 12/12/13 6:11am P-90:

And a very Swahili good morning to all. Meghan: feel no fret, you got past the "Non-Disney Madagascar image" obstacle last week, it's all downhill from here.
Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 6:11am Guido (Cologne):

Not only your speaker!
Here as well!
Not so nice on headphones.
PAN-KNOB somewhere?
Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 6:11am Guido (Cologne):

  Thu. 12/12/13 6:12am Andrew:

Hi Meghan & friends ^_^
hope you are all good tonight
  Thu. 12/12/13 6:12am P-90:

I'm getting a little bit of a half-headache
  Thu. 12/12/13 6:13am P-90:

Ahh... See, balance is restored to the Force
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/12/13 6:14am Meghan:

stupid cords.....
  Thu. 12/12/13 6:14am Andrew:

I thought the left only thing was jsut me...

wow, this one sounds so 'western'
rock n roll man
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/12/13 6:15am Matt from Springfield:

I know, this one sounds like Brit/Aus rock!

"One of the country's most durable rock bands is Bedrock (The Band In The Sand). Formed in 1994 in Oranjemund, the band has released four albums of original material over the years: Recovery (2001), So, Where's The Party? (2003), Simplicity (2008) and Desert Rock (2010). They describe their sound as Desert Rock, an eclectic mix of styles from 70's rock, blues, pop and folk. A feature of their compositions is the subtle thread of humour which underpins most of their work. The opening song of their debut album, Rock 'n' Roll, was voted by the South African Rock Digest as one of the Top 30 South African songs of 2003. It was also their first song to gain radio play. Despite numerous personnel changes over the years the band continues to thrive, playing regular gigs in and around Oranjemund."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/12/13 6:16am Matt from Springfield:

Namibia may someday give us a run for our money!
  Thu. 12/12/13 6:17am P-90:

Genesis reference
  Thu. 12/12/13 6:19am Andrew:

me too, Chicco, me too O_O
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/12/13 6:23am Matt from Springfield:

@Meghan: Remember this song for pledge time this March! ;)
Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 6:23am Davee:

Good morning
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/12/13 6:27am Meghan:

oh very true Matt! Very true!!!!

Morning Davee!
Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 6:30am Guido (Cologne):

... aaah ... German band-name ("Die Vögel" : means "the birds")?
OK, checked Wickipedie.
German is still common among whites in Namibia.
  Thu. 12/12/13 6:30am Andrew:

wow, love this Die Vogel track
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/12/13 6:31am Meghan:

You will hear a lot of Dutch in South Africa!
  Thu. 12/12/13 6:32am Dave B:

Is that Arnold slowed down
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/12/13 6:32am Meghan:

Werner Herzog
  Thu. 12/12/13 6:33am P-90:

ha ha
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/12/13 6:36am Spatulator (formerly elwyn5150):

I'm so tired. I got up early, skated for 2 x 2 hours and wore a stormtrooper costume for 3 hours for Special Children's Christmas party.

My brain is too tired to comment much. :-(
  Thu. 12/12/13 6:41am Andrew:

cool elwyn! ^_^
my friend is a stormtrooper, does a lot of those events for kids, it's good

have you ever tried skating in the stormtrooper suit?

what was the werner hertzog movie?
Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 6:42am Guido (Cologne):

Is this the "original" ?
  Thu. 12/12/13 6:42am Andrew:

woohoo! ^_^
love this song ^_^
saw a pic of them, they looked pretty gangster O_O
  Thu. 12/12/13 6:42am P-90:

Weemaway! yay!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/12/13 6:44am Matt from Springfield:

South African "doo wop"! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/12/13 6:44am Meghan:


it's from the final scene of Strozcek (1977)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/12/13 6:45am Matt from Springfield:

Now the South African "Dominique"! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/12/13 6:45am Meghan:

yes Guido, it is one of the originals
  Thu. 12/12/13 6:45am Andrew:

thanks Meghan ^_^

yeh it's the original

Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/12/13 6:53am Matt from Springfield:

Like "Pata Pata"!
This is Miriam Makeba's top international hit single. She later married Stokely Carmichael.
  Thu. 12/12/13 6:54am Andrew:

i've heard of Miriam Makeba, did she do tours around the world?
oh, you changed the pic of the Transvaal girl, that was nice ^_^

oh, qantas poster ^_^
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/12/13 6:55am Meghan:

The other pic was too big..... I'll try to find another....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/12/13 6:55am Meghan:

oh and Miriam Makeba played at the Zaire 74 concert.... the clicking song!
  Thu. 12/12/13 6:59am Andrew:

oh man, love the guitar? sound on this song Lensizwa

i think this has been one of the best shows (they are all good tho)
also love the pics you put up ^_^
Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 7:00am Dave B:

just add the height/width attribute :

  Thu. 12/12/13 7:01am Andrew:

aw, super connie qantas poster ^_^
Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 7:02am Chuck:

What I want to know is why so many African posters have people with AK47s in them?
Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 7:03am Dave B:

its the weapon of choice!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/12/13 7:03am Meghan:

sadly so many people have them over there defending or fighting....
  Thu. 12/12/13 7:03am Andrew:

oh, love this clock poster too!

and the music ^_^

cos AK-47s are a basic weapon for much of the world.
and africa has had a lot of fighting.
Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 7:05am Chuck:

Wouldn't think violence is something you'd want to advertise...
  Thu. 12/12/13 7:06am GUMBY:

Thank you so much for these great African programs Meghan.
  Thu. 12/12/13 7:07am Andrew:

'come to africa! we won't shoot you...probably'

love this 80s song, Burn Out
Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 7:07am Chuck:

This is so 80s sounding!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/12/13 7:08am Meghan:

Thanks Gumby! It's been a lot of fun!
  Thu. 12/12/13 7:13am Andrew:

ooh now some 80s ska punk! i love this variety ^_^
  Thu. 12/12/13 7:15am Andrew:

love this Cyanide Lake!
it's also new? came out in october
Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 7:15am Guido (Cologne):

Awesome posters!
Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 7:19am fred von helsing:

Finland makes an AK-47 derivative that is, it goes without saying, superior to the original
  Thu. 12/12/13 7:21am P-90:

"Land of sunshine and aparth-- um, adventure"
  Thu. 12/12/13 7:22am Andrew:

wow O_O
80s goth! Gathering
No Friends of Harry, more 80s rock

You can tell how western influenced South Africa is by them music
Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 7:23am Dave B:

the lancaster band poster is 240 x 410. Not too big, not too small. If most other images are roughly the same aspect ration, that could be your norm. just add

height="410" width="240"

at the end of your ing src tag, keeping it inside the angled bracket
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/12/13 7:23am Meghan:

I told you that this show was going to be the most diverse!
Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 7:24am fred von helsing:

Mandela is dead, and all the smarmy hypocritical apartheid apologists of yesteryear slither out of the woodwork to praise him and bask in the reflected light
Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 7:28am Dave B:

NICE - I was waiting for Spoek.

Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 7:28am fred von helsing:

hmm actually the live at wfmu version is better !
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/12/13 7:28am Meghan:

ha! I just did the same here! it's going to be blasting by the end of this set.....
Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 7:28am Guido (Cologne):

From when is all this post-punk/goth/wave-stuff?
Sounds linke UK late 70ies.
Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 7:29am fred von helsing:

@daveB actually you have to set the Control to -1
Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 7:29am Dave B:

the video for this kicks ass
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/12/13 7:29am Meghan:

It was late 70's early 80's....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/12/13 7:29am Meghan:

Though Guido, this song is only a few years old....
  Thu. 12/12/13 7:30am Andrew:

i was looking at the Spoek Mathambo set on the FMA last week

love this version of Control ^_^
Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 7:32am Guido (Cologne):

thanks for info Meghan!
... exept for Spoek Mathambo ... of course.
Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 7:34am Dave B:

the vocals could use a little Auto Tune
Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 7:38am Dave B:

Any chance you have any Goldfish?

Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 7:41am Guido (Cologne):

Keith Haring hit the spot.
Great picture.
  Thu. 12/12/13 7:41am Andrew:

ah yeh, i was waitinf for Die Antwoord, about the only South African band i'd heard of. Not heard the music before, but i like it!

oh & a Keith Harring poster.
He did a mural in Melbourne 20 or 35 years ago
  Thu. 12/12/13 7:44am Andrew:

Spoek on Underwater Theme Park
Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 7:45am fred von helsing:

It's Goth but it's Boering Goth
  Thu. 12/12/13 7:45am Andrew:

(except the Radio Rats song was recorded earlier this year)
  Thu. 12/12/13 7:47am Andrew:

documentary about Zaire 74
Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 7:51am fred von helsing:

I think it's pronounced leh-SOO-toh. Or did you say that ?
Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 7:52am Dave B:

Want a good documentary on Africa?

Leni Riefenstahl: Ein Traum von Afrika
Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 7:55am fred von helsing:

that crazy leni !
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/12/13 7:56am Meghan:

Though Radio Rats was a 70's band
  Thu. 12/12/13 7:58am Andrew:

and back to more African sounding songs ^_^
love the instruments on this song by Mahloane Trio

yeh, that is true, it's why I was surprised it was recorded this year! I thought late 70s when i heard it,.
Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 7:59am Dave B:

Hey Elwyn - hang this on your door this holiday season


The Wreath of Khan
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/12/13 8:03am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I myslef was impressed & moved by this documentary on the unkewl & mainstream album 'Graceland' :
Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 8:03am fred von helsing:

it's be great to have a punch card wreath
  Thu. 12/12/13 8:03am Andrew:

wow, Kommando Obz, this is nice!

this is the Keith Haring mural in melbourne. it has a caterpillar with a computer for a head & lots of people underneath O_o
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/12/13 8:04am Meghan:

is it still there? A lot of them have disappeared..... sadly. I love Keith Haring's work.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/12/13 8:05am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...& this doc on the long story behind 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight' is quite an eye-opening & engrossing...tail... :
Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 8:07am Dave B:

Crack is Whack!

  Thu. 12/12/13 8:09am Andrew:

love this Tau Ea Lesotho song! the bass & accordion, such a cool groove ^_^

the mural has it's own website O_O
i should go see it sometime
Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 8:13am fred von helsing:

Keili should start "Meghan pronouncing things"
Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 8:14am fred von helsing:

Ah to be the King of Lesotho, he's got major perks
  Thu. 12/12/13 8:14am Andrew:

I don't think many of us could do much better O_O
i really liked that Lesothan set
Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 8:17am Cheri Pi:

Good morning Meghan! Thought of you when I heard the CBS news "Toto" fiasco ;) We have it Soooooooo good here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/12/13 8:21am Meghan:

hahaha.... yeah that is crazy right?! And how about the fake signer at Mandela's funeral?!
Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 8:22am Dave B:

Here are some candids from the event. I like the Bush showing his paintings shot best....

  Thu. 12/12/13 8:25am Andrew:

wow, these last two songs...O_O
what exactly is he playing?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/12/13 8:26am Meghan:

If I remember correctly it's an oil can with wood sticking out and strings attached....
  Thu. 12/12/13 8:27am Andrew:

oh, i just saw this when i looked for a clip
"The late Elias Matsenjwa plays his 5-Litre ("Khala Gogogo"). Elias passed away in early 2011 "

it sounded like a can with strings

ooh this one is really nice ^_^
Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 8:28am Jim Devoid:

Word up, yo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/12/13 8:29am Meghan:

What up! Jeff was showing me the video you posted with the road bike..... those have to be tubeless tires, right?!
Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 8:30am Dave B:

Now this is kinda dope... (Tjovo)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/12/13 8:36am common:

congrats meghan!
  Thu. 12/12/13 8:36am Andrew:

I think you forgot a country Meghan...
Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 8:37am Jim Devoid:

Good Qu! Dunno if they are tubeless. My bike racing background (DH) has kept me away from tubeless like the plague...I am certain that those dudes went through several sets of wheels while filming. I also love that they all use flat pedals!

...and or those wondering what they heck we're babbling about:
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/12/13 8:38am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- Congrats on hitting every country Meghan! - & Thx!
  Thu. 12/12/13 8:39am Andrew:

good job Meghan! ^_^

i prefer flat pedals
Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 8:40am Jim Devoid:

Yay flats!
  Thu. 12/12/13 8:42am KP:

Hi, Meghan
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/12/13 8:42am Meghan:

yeah not being clipped in was surprising too!
Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 8:42am Dave B:

@FvH - any good absinthes avail @ doodoo free?
Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 8:42am Guido (Cologne):

Also congrats from me for the completed round trip!
  Thu. 12/12/13 8:42am Jen in Baltimore:

Very exciting music, Meghan!
Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 8:44am glenn:

hey, where's the fake sign language interpreter?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/12/13 8:44am Meghan:

Thanks Jen!

He's over here just waving his hands around.....
Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 8:46am fred von helsing:

@daveB possibly ! I've tried a couple tho and they didn't make me want to cut off my ear or anything - methinks they've been neutered, deracinated, de-fun-ified
Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 8:47am Dave B:


The fake signer needs to watch this:

Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 8:47am Jim Devoid:

re: flat pedals - most trials riders (that's really what these blokes are) all use flats. You bunny hop using your whole body on flats & therefore generate more power & control.
Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 8:48am Dave B:

off to the salt mines! See y'all next week!
  Thu. 12/12/13 8:50am Andrew:

cya Dave!

good thing you found lots of good music from South Africa!
Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 8:51am fred von helsing:

CYA => "see ya" or "cover your ass" ?
Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 8:52am fred von helsing:

All this globetrotting is exhausting. How about a theme show about something local like take-out coffee ?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/12/13 8:54am Ken From Hyde Park:

Soon, we'll be "Out of Africa."
  Thu. 12/12/13 8:54am Andrew:

maybe both fred O_O

Maybe you can do a show just on mexican music when you get back Meghan?
Avatar Thu. 12/12/13 8:55am fred von helsing:

or how about a TRIBUTE TO MAXWELL'S
  Thu. 12/12/13 8:56am Andrew:

aww, it's that time again, but this is the end of a great series!
thanks meghan! ^_^
  Thu. 12/12/13 8:57am Andrew:

love that, the last poster is the tip of south africa ^_^
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