Thursday, 30 March 2006

Rodney Seale won't approve

In retrospective anticipation of Krizz's post on Die Taaldebat, I needed to stay with the theme and share another playlist of mine. My apologies (not really). If you want a true assessment of Afrikaans music, go read this excellent snotstorie on watkykjy... it summarises the nauseating pain I experience every time I inadvertently switch on the TV and some CD entitled "Kielie My Mielie" or "Boks Is Bok Ou Bal" is being advertised. When that happens, even if it's only a glance, it's usually too late and the goatse effect takes hold. You cannot shake it, and you're worse for it.

The traumatising effect of these ads made me realise I need to find an outlet to deal with the agony, before it consumes me. So I created a playlist, call it an Anti-Sokkie playlist, which follows the same format: the bad puns, the chauvinist sexual innuendos, the promise that you'll really like dancing to this, and turns it inwards. I needed to find the yin to the yang, the Darth to the Anakin, the Wings of Desire to the City of Angels, to re-establish balance. I needed a serum to apply when Such a Thing appeared. I needed something to listen to, to exorcise the voices in my head.

I was further inspired by a story Thespian once told me about his ex-boss who holds dinner parties with very important guests and then puts on grating, discomforting music in the background to watch their reactions while he's happily chatting away. My hero.

I had one very important criterion for the playlist: I had to choose songs I really like; music I find beautiful. Otherwise there would be no redeeming effect to cleanse the filth.

As the seal, the final talisman, I made the CD cover below. Just in case I need to give it to someone as a present...


PS: Most excellent albums of the week:
  • Balkan Beat Box - Balkan Beat Box
  • Explosions in the Sky - How Strange, Innocence

16 comments:

  1. Fok, Rodney Seale het by ons skool kom praat! Ek moet actually 'n hele post daaroor doen.

    Eintlik het een of ander ouderling van Durbanville eers by ons skool kom praat OOR Rodney Seale se boek. En toe was dit so 'n sukses dat die hoof vir Rodney self genooi het om die kinders te kom vertel van die euwels van ruk en rol.

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  2. Ek het 'n getekende kopie van 'Rock Musiek: Die Reg om te Weet' deur Rodney Seale in my boekrak. Dit lees: "Jesus het jou lief. Rodney".

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  3. Nadat Rodney by ons skool was en so paar boeke verkwansel het, toe was die grootste tydverdryf om te sien wie kon spog met die meeste bands in die boek in hul musiekversameling.

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  4. Dit is so sad dat daar oor mense wat actually iets vir die sameleweing iets doen, gekla of lelik gepraat word. Krizz jy moet bietjie jou mond watch dude!

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  5. Ek was al by 1 van Rodney se jumpstart kampe! Dit was vet pret. Mens leer baie meer van die Here da, en jy maak nuwe pelle. Ek beveel dit aan vir alle tieners! Calalisi...

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  6. Dis rerig weird hoe hierdie post steeds mense trek. Ek wil weet watse nuwe dinge mens van die "Here" leer en wat jy en daai pelle since saam gedoen het...

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  7. Pollen, ek het een van my beste vriende daar ontmoet, Renaldo. Ons sien mekaar wel nie baie nie, maar ons het 'n baie hegte vriendskap. Ons het geleer oor wat om te doen in groepsdruk, dwelms en nog vele meer, heeltemal te veel om nou te sê. Wat het jy anyway teen die kampe? Ek neem ook aan dat jy nie 'n Christen is nie.

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  8. Pollen, ek is n gereelde kamper op Jumpstart. Jy het gevra wat leer ons van die Here wat nuut is? Hoe kan jy dit vra!??? n Mens kan NOOOOIT genoeg van Hom leer of weet nie!!En ons moet daarna streef om ons verhouding met die Here te versterk en verdiep!Ek het ook my beste pel daar ontmoet...actually is alle vriende wat mens daar maak friends for life!Ons praat nog elke dag met mekeer en gan fliek of shop gereeld saam!...maar ek het n vraag vir jou:As jy NOU in die oe van die Jesus moet kyk, wat sal jy vir Hom se? Is jy reg daarvoor?

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  9. JUMPSTART is gr8..daar ni woorde van hoe awesome dit is ni..dit al dai geld werd

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  10. Jumpstart was regtig gr8!!!! Ek stem saam, wens net ek kon foto's van Jumpstart 2005 in die hande kry. Hoop nie oom Rodney steur hom aan hierdi goed nie, dit wat jy doen en jou passie vir lost teens is gr8.

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  11. Dit klink vir my of die Jumpstart kampe vir boudkappers is.

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  13. Hou op om goeie werk te kritiseer.daar behoort meer mense soos rodney te wees.dalk is annonymous 2july 2011 'n boudkapper.

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  15. strange how Christians get labled but those who sin, no one through stones at them. if this man rodney helps children/teenagers and it comes out good, who are anyone of you to critisize him.

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