“being paid in poverty”: sustaining the lifestyle of the employee without providing the means of transcending that lifestyle.Read More Paid in Poverty
SCORING WALLS is an album type collection of new Hip Hop. It’s my freshest work. I’ve been making this kind of noise professionally for fifteen or so years and this year marks 10 since I released my first full length album: Higher Flyer For Hire. The fabric of that project has so many threads it’s […]
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INTRO Outpourings of all sorts of emotions y’know? Till you catch yourself feeling too much and scold yourself silently, softly, and proceed to “get real”. Whatever. That’s why I listen to bagpipes a lot, coz I like my sentimentality and I like it with some steel in it y’know? That’s twice I’ve asked if “y’know”. […]Read More Le Pont (The Bridge)
[Listen to the track] Be the strange man maintain a main plan / to put the can in the hands of the kids and / let them loose on Babylon’s buildings / I fill them with fire / Learn to burn up the Evil Empire / from the spire to the steeple / Conspire with […]Read More Fresh Rap Lyrics: Hused Whut (Who said what?)
I shouldn’t expect any kind of thanks (props) for rationalizing the obvious: I am a white-skinned man that is part of a global society that privileges me. I am a product of a history. I cannot escape my skin. Any discomfort I feel with any of this cannot be blamed on anyone else. I cannot […]Read More I to I: no pats on the back from blacks.
In October of last year I asked Kat Francois if she would be keen to come out to Durban (South Africa), to create a theatre piece with me, to “butt poetic-heads together” live on stage. Our topic would be race-relations between a Black European African Woman and a White African European Man. Neither of us […]Read More I to I: how the hell to tackle yourself.
It’s 5am and I’ve been up since 3 because I can’t stop thinking about being white. I’m not trying to BE white. I am white. I’m trying to figure out what that means, or what it means to me anyway. I have been trying to figure it out for the last year, ever since my […]Read More The YOBO Report Part 1: White back at you
“Aight listen! Ye inna position te make a difference if you stop look an listen an make it ye main mission…” The New Brand Of Dad project is all about how having kids makes us want to be better. Better artists, better humans, just better overall. Better at life really, while still working on […]Read More Dealing with some New Brand Of Dad
Durban (my home base) is a city with a history of protest and revolutionary thinking. The man who founded the ANC (the majority party in our current self-styled government of liberation) was from here, and successive leaders of that original organization of unity have been based here. The Natal Indian Congress that coordinated and conducted […]Read More BRICS that don’t build.
Lyrics by Creamy Ewok Baggends Music by Charles Amblard and BLUE GENE Looking for the animal in man? Here I stand / cat cooler than polar bear sweat gland / top down / check crown / microphone controller / skew peak speak o’ street poetry persona / hang with the slang when ye world grow […]Read More New Video: BLUE GENE “Blue Gene”