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Hallo wêreld!

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Om Stephen Sondheim aan te haal: “I’m still here!”

Take it away Elaine…

I've been through Reno.
I've been through Beverly Hills,
And I'm here.

Reefers and vino,
Rest cures, religion and pills,
And I'm here

Been called a pinko
Commie tool,
Got through it stinko
By my pool.

I should have gone to an acting school.
That seems clear,
Still, someone said, 'She's sincere,'
So I'm here.

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Written by George Maru

22 Mei 2011 at 8:48

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Dans! Dans! Dans!

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Nou ja, die groot gewag is verby. Jack Parow se video van Dans, dans, dans, is uiteindelik op die interwebs.

Dit is werklik al waarvan jy vandag op die internet hoef kennis te neem.

Viva Afrikaans, viva!

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6 Mei 2010 at 19:08

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Lilac Wine

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Nou ja, na Die Antwoord het ek gedink dat ‘n effense koersverandering in orde sal wees :). En aangesien die seisoen van wynfeeste op hande is (die Olyffees, die Wacky ens.), het ek gedink dit sal gepas wees om solank voorbrand te maak. En natuurlik, hoekom sal mens nou ‘n geleentheid laat verbygaan om ‘n Nina Simone song af te stof, al sal mens sekerlik haar nie assosieer met die uitbundigheid van ‘n Wacky nie?

Om na Nina te luister, is om huis toe te gaan. Soos die Wacky.

I lost myself on a cool damp night
Gave myself in that misty light
Was hypnotized by a strange delight
Under a lilac tree

Written by George Maru

2 Maart 2010 at 7:00

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Soek jy Die Antwoord?

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Die Antwoord vind jy in die zeffifikasie van alles wat is. Die Antwoord vertrou op die ninja. Die Antwoord is nie Steve nie. Ook nie Kurt nie. Die Antwoord se hart klop nie tjoklits nie.

Jy sal nie Die Antwoord by die Huisgenoot Skouspel vind nie.

Besluit maar wat jy dink van Die Antwoord. Dit gebeur egter nie elke dag dat ‘n Afrikaanse groep se video op Youtube al meer as 1 miljoen keer bekyk is nie.

Written by George Maru

17 Februarie 2010 at 7:03

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Schadenfreude

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Nou ja, wat kan mens sê?

“And here’s to you Mrs. Robinson.”

Karma is ‘n bitch.

Written by George Maru

12 Januarie 2010 at 18:59

Symphony of Sorrowful Songs

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In 1976 skryf Henryk Górecki sy derde simfonie, ook bekend as “Symphony of Sorrowful Songs”. Dit bestaan uit drie bewegings. Almal stadig. Die eerste en derde bewegings word geskryf uit die perspektief van ‘n moeder wat ‘n kind verloor het. Die tweede beweging verteenwoordig ‘n kind wat deur oorlog van haar moeder verwyder is, se perspektief. Hierdie beweging se woorde is ‘n gebed van Helena Wanda Błażusiakówna, ‘n 18-jarige meisie, wat sy teen die muur van die Gestapo tronksel geskryf het in 1944 toe sy deur die Nazis gevang is.

Górecki het later verduidelik hoekom juis hierdie gebed hom opgeval het:

In prison, the whole wall was covered with inscriptions screaming out loud: ‘I’m innocent’, ‘Murderers’, ‘Executioners’, ‘Free me’, ‘You have to save me’—it was all so loud, so banal. Adults were writing this, while here it is an eighteen-year-old girl, almost a child. And she is so different. She does not despair, does not cry, does not scream for revenge. She does not think about herself; whether she deserves her fate or not. Instead, she only thinks about her mother: because it is her mother who will experience true despair. This inscription was something extraordinary. And it really fascinated me.

Written by George Maru

1 Januarie 2010 at 22:37

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Katy Perry Makeover

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Die Israeli popsanger Ivri Lider se interpretasie van die Katy Perry classic, I kissed a girl.

Written by George Maru

3 Mei 2009 at 10:58

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