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Tunes on Tuesday ~ Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Zulus to the Southwest ~ thousands of ’em

In all the turbulent history of the Natal in Southern Africa, one thing stands out, the respect the British have for the wider Zulu nation.  I think this is a fabulous track.  Tremendous bass baritones.

The town of Ladysmith on the Klip River in Natal also has a special place in British history.

The Ladysmith Black Mambazo featured prominently on the Paul Simon Album ‘Graceland’.

Please listen with respect.

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jack collier

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Zulu singers at Drakensberg Mountains

 

Real Men Don’t Dig Chick-Flicks

A female friend of mine had a hunch that I would not like a movie she had recently enjoyed.  So, just to prove a point to herself, she spent 40 minutes telling me every damn detail of the film’s scenario, characters, and plot.  There’s 40 minutes out of my life I can never get back.  Judging by what she told me in that long, long, 40 minutes, the only reason any man would sit through that movie, (or anything like it), is in the hope he would deserve sympathy sex afterwards.

In case my friend is in any doubt that I really, really, don’t want to watch a movie like the one she just described to me in such excruciating detail, here are some of the movies I like best.

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Come to think of it, my friend did once make me sit all the way through an even worse film, (including the out~takes), than the distressingly stultifying chick flick she’s recently told me all about, (and I mean all about).

Some of my favourite movies that didn’t make the cut; Bambi, Bullit, A Bridge Too Far, Casablanca, The Cruel Sea, Die Hard, Ben Hur, Groundhog Day, High Society, North by Northwest, The Searchers, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Sleeping Beauty, Vanishing Point, Young Frankenstein, and many, many more.  Some of which are rom-com, but none is a damn annoying depressing chick-flick…

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apologizefor those who don’t really get irony

this is a ‘tongue in cheek’ post

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