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Thursday, January 01, 2009

365 is my number

Back when I was a kid, there was this other kid who was a part of the crowd. He was a few years older than me and so he knew things I didn't and was able to teach me stuff and introduce me to stuff. Like for instance when my mother got me a spanking new Swiss army knife he told me that these things are so sharp you can draw blood without going deep enough to cause any pain. He was right -- I nicked the fleshy part of my thumb in a beautiful little red seam and didn't feel a thing.

He also introduced me to Pink Floyd and allowed me to copy his only Floyd cassette -- "A Collection of Great Dance Songs". And on side B he taped for me King Sunny Ade's Juju Music.

For some reason I've had King Sunny Ade on my mind, the last few days.

I dug up a few audio tracks on youtube and discovered that despite it being well over ten years since I last heard them, they were as fresh and musical to my ears as ever. So I found and ordered the CD on Amazon. It's been sitting at a warehouse in Kentucky since December 28, so I'm listening to Sunny Ade on youtube again. I just heard Ja Funmi (which I now realize, despite the easy fluency of the music, means "Fight for me"). Next I'm going to listen to this gem of a track, the title track, as it were, for this post. The utterly charming refrain goes as follows:

Dani dat's my numba
Tell me
Anything you wan' from me
But den you have to give yo' love to me
365 is my numba ya!

All of which is a long way of saying HAPPY NEW YEAR, all of y'all. Be good and work hard and go see live music and don't let the evildoing get to you.


Blogger sattva said...

you musicophiles :) i love the "work hard and go see live music"!! but i think u're right...people like me dont watch enough concerts.have a good year.

1/06/2009 3:20 PM  
Blogger km said...

I nicked the fleshy part ...didn't feel a thing.

Ha, comfortably numb thumb?

A very happy 2009 to you.

I think I am going to dedicate at least a whole month listening to nothing but "African" music. So thanks for the links.

1/08/2009 10:39 AM  
Blogger ??! said...

Your blog subtitle should have "go see live music". It's like a motto.

1/13/2009 7:15 PM  
Blogger Tabula Rasa said...

it *is* a motto. but it's e pluribus unum.

1/14/2009 11:08 AM  

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