AN OPENING INCANTATION
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Ladysmith Black Mambazo - "Sizobalanda". An incantation for New Year's Eve. I don't speak Zulu, I'm not somewhere with Wikipedia; I don't know what this song is about. So do whatever you want with it. You will anyway - that's what we do with songs, we use them however we want, as chisels or hammers, as the things we break. We use breakup songs as serenades, bangers as ballads. We make insignificant ditties the stuff of wedding marches. We turn "Sizobalanda" into an incantation for New Year's Eve. Make this song promise all the things you want. Make it promise love, or health, or meaning. Make it wish for safety, justice and friendship. Make it a thrumming ganged-up do-re-fa-so-la for laughter and splendour, for clear-rayed skies and green glass bottles, for she & he & they & also for Chief Theresa Spence, who is waiting on Victoria Island, and hungry. [buy]Posted by Sean at December 31, 2012 6:19 PM
Man, this is 100x better than the usual indie-hipster castoffs you write about on here. awesome.Posted by lukasz at February 19, 2013 10:48 PM