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The Lioness, Her Cubs and Her Bud.

Submitted by Roanman on Fri, 05/06/2011 - 16:21


House cleaning continues.

We've had this one around for so long I can no longer remember who sent it in.

It's up to a million or so hits, so maybe you've seen it, I'm thinking 15 or 18 of them are probably me.

22 people don't like it, which I can't even begin to understand.

Anyway, whoever sent this to us, email us, we'll give you the credit you so richly deserve.

Pretty neat if you ask me.



Mahlathini & Mahotella Queens

Submitted by Roanman on Sun, 05/01/2011 - 16:31


One of my favorite bands of all time, Mahlathini & Mahotella Queens helped invent the Mbaqanga sound of the Soweto townships in the late 60's through the late 80's and were it's greatest practitioners.

I can't say it, but I sure know it when I hear it.

They were really three distinct outfits in one, as producer Rupert Bopape assembled the Makgona Tsohle Band (the band that can do anything) who at the time were South Africa’s premier studio group, with the Mahotella Queens and Simon “Mahlathini” Nkabinde (The Lion of Soweto) greatest of South Africa’s “groaning style” singers.

This is Marks Mankwane, one of popular music’s all time most innovative guitarists playing lead, Vivian Ngubane (I think) playing rhythm guitar, Joseph Makwela on bass, Lucky Monama on drums.  I don’t have the keyboards figured out yet.  The female vocalists are Hilda Tloubatla, Nobesuthu Mbadu and Mildred Mangxola and of course that’s the late, great Mahlathini groaning away.

Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens.

Stop Crying.



Apologies for the abrupt ending.

There are not a lot of vids out there for this band.

As an aside it was Mahlathini who introduced Ted Nugent to his tailor.


I'm giving it an 82 Dick, you can dance to it.

Submitted by Roanman on Mon, 04/25/2011 - 21:14


The other Roanboy brought me this one having liked it.

From Reactable.

I was real impressed with this thing until it dawned on me that it's just another synthesizer with a different kind of interface.

Still, it's pretty neat.

This particular one was purchased by Bjork.

Evidently they also have this as an app for your iWhatever.




I'm thinking about that iPhone app so I can Hardstyle at the airport.


Solar flare

Submitted by Roanman on Sun, 03/20/2011 - 13:30


Click the photo below to link up to the facebook page of the NASA Solar Dynamics Laboratory for a video of "a huge filament of megnetism and hot plasma blasting off in the Sun's southwestern limb around 1200 UT" yesterday.

We have not clue one with regards to what that means, but it's a pretty cool vid.

And best of all, it only takes two seconds.

You have time to watch it twice.


Now here's something you don't see everyday

Submitted by Roanman on Tue, 03/08/2011 - 12:51



Ok, so here's my question.

Before you even get to issues having to do with training.

They're sitting around the table one night.

I'm guessing opium almost has to have been involved.

When one guy turns to his buddy and says, "I know ..... a tight rope walking goat."

And the other guys says, "Maybe ... but we'll need to find a monkey to ride it."



Submitted by Roanman on Mon, 03/07/2011 - 18:00


We had originally posted this vid from a different source, some time ago and had forgotten it.

Our good friend Terry D. reminded us about it having noted our (my) impatience in having posted the planned Mardi Gras site, The Bach of Rock four days early.

Professor Longhair provides the music for this vid with his other Mardi Gras classic, Big Chief.

The first of course being, as previously discussed, Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

Terry D. knows his roots music.

Three of four years ago I'd receive a Parkour vid in my email seemingly on a daily basis.

I don't believe I've ever posted any of them.

I'm posting this one because it's the most fun of any I've seen.



Thanks to Kelly (my personal chef) for sending this in.

As an aside, I used to do some parkour myself ............... before the operation.


The Netherlands in May

Submitted by Roanman on Fri, 02/25/2011 - 06:22


While it ain't the Netherlands (at least around here) and it certainly ain't May, we're thinking pretty much everybody could use a little color about now.

Thanks, to the always sensitive Mr. Weber ..... sonofabitch shooshed me in a meeting once .....  for sending us this lovely photo essay.











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