Sunday, 18 January 2015

On a Lighter Note

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A Stab at Humour!

The priest asks, "Is that you, little Joey Pagano?"

"Yes, Father, it is." 

"And who was the girl you were with?" 

"I can't tell you, Father. I don't want to ruin her reputation." 

"Well, Joey, I'm sure to find out her name sooner or later so you may as well tell me now. Was it Tina Minetti?"

"I cannot say." 

"Was it Teresa Mazzarelli?" 

"I'll never tell." 

"Was it Nina Capelli?" 

"I'm sorry, but I cannot name her." 

"Was it Cathy Piriano?" 

"My lips are sealed."

"Was it Rosa DiAngelo, then?" 

"Please, Father! I cannot tell you." 

The priest sighs in frustration. "You're very tight lipped, and I admire that. But you've sinned and have to atone. You cannot be an altar boy now for 4 months. Now you go and behave yourself." 

Joey walks back to his pew, and his friend Franco slides over and whispers, "What'd you get?" 

"Four months vacation and five good leads..."


Tall Eagle in Dancing Moccasin!

Where White Man Went Wrong

Indian Chief "Two Eagles" was asked by a white U.S. government official, "You have observed the white man for 90 years. You have seen his wars and his technological advances. You've seen his progress, and the damage he's done.

The Chief nodded in agreement. The official continued, "Considering all these events, in your opinion, where did the white man go wrong?"

The Chief stared at the government official then replied, "When white man find this land, Indians running it, no taxes, no debt, plenty buffalo, plenty beaver, clean water. Women did all the work, Medicine man give treatment free. Indian man spend all day hunting and fishing; all night, having sex."

Then the chief leaned back and smiled, "Only white man dumb enough to think he could improve system like that."


Stay positive!


Tuesday, 6 January 2015


On Friday 19th September 2014:

Union Chapel, Islington, London.

Bombino is Omara Moctar, a native Tuareg born in Niger Republic. Watch the intro to this YouTube clip of their February 2014 concert It will tell you more about Bombino and his Tuareg roots.

Bombino's new album Nomad was recorded with 2013's Grammy Award winner and producer of the year Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys).

BBC World Service commented the work as, "utterly, utterly fantastic." Rolling Stone magazine critiqued the album and called it "the most exciting blues album of the year, a perfect match of sound and soul that introduces a new guitar hero."

 Bombino on stage
The audience at Union Chapel, Islington London were treated to an electrifying show, uncompromising rebel music and some bluesy desert jams.

Jally Kebba Susso

Also performing on the same bill, was Gambia's Kora master Jally Kebba Susso who played a solo set. Kicking of this Festival proper. You can watch him here casually performing at BBC Africa.

It was quite a refreshing and rewarding evening for me personally, because it opened my eyes to the possibilities that exist in a merging of African and Western music forms. Of course, this is not a new idea.

Anyway, have fun!


The Dogon Tribe

And The Ancestors From Space The Dogon people of Mali in West Africa have a Space history, and it's quite a compelling one too. ...