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  1. Subscriber AttilaTheHorn
    Erro Ergo Sum
    02 Jul '10 18:53
    Is there anything to South African music other than an out of tune, uncentered, raucous B-flat?
    According to what I see and hear at the World Cup, the answer is an emphatic, NO!
  2. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    02 Jul '10 18:56 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by AttilaTheHorn
    Is there anything to South African music other than an out of tune, uncentered, raucous B-flat?
    According to what I see and hear at the World Cup, the answer is an emphatic, NO!
    Oh, come on.

    Do some research and come back later.
    http://www.music.org.za/artist_atoz.asp
  3. Subscriber AttilaTheHorn
    Erro Ergo Sum
    02 Jul '10 21:08
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    Oh, come on.

    Do some research and come back later.
    http://www.music.org.za/artist_atoz.asp
    All I hear, all I see are B-flats, B-flata, and more B-flats. They inspire me to do no research at all.
  4. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    02 Jul '10 21:26
    Originally posted by AttilaTheHorn
    All I hear, all I see are B-flats, B-flata, and more B-flats. They inspire me to do no research at all.
    Oh well. Your loss.
  5. Subscriber AttilaTheHorn
    Erro Ergo Sum
    02 Jul '10 22:05
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    Oh well. Your loss.
    Yes, I admit that could be, but I'm so tortured by those mind-numbing B-flats that I run away screaming in horror and agony. I have to wonder why South Africa, which worked so hard to host the World Cup, appears to do nothing to counter the torture of those vuvuselas by somehow showcasing its own music. At least, I've seen and heard nothing of the sort, but of course I no longer watch much of it in order to get away from it all. After the first week of that insanity, now I just check the scores at the end of the day. That's all. From where I sit, it leaves a very bad impression of the host nation.
  6. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    03 Jul '10 02:25
    Originally posted by AttilaTheHorn
    Yes, I admit that could be, but I'm so tortured by those mind-numbing B-flats that I run away screaming in horror and agony. I have to wonder why South Africa, which worked so hard to host the World Cup, appears to do nothing to counter the torture of those vuvuselas by somehow showcasing its own music. At least, I've seen and heard nothing of the sort ...[text shortened]... of the day. That's all. From where I sit, it leaves a very bad impression of the host nation.
    Well try listening to this South African woman playing guitar, very unique. I would like to meet her and figure out how to do what she does.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tx4cRw6TIIg
  7. 03 Jul '10 05:51
    Originally posted by AttilaTheHorn
    Yes, I admit that could be, but I'm so tortured by those mind-numbing B-flats that I run away screaming in horror and agony. I have to wonder why South Africa, which worked so hard to host the World Cup, appears to do nothing to counter the torture of those vuvuselas by somehow showcasing its own music. At least, I've seen and heard nothing of the sort ...[text shortened]... of the day. That's all. From where I sit, it leaves a very bad impression of the host nation.
    I respect someone who admits how ignorant he really is.
  8. 03 Jul '10 10:05
    Originally posted by AttilaTheHorn
    Is there anything to South African music other than an out of tune, uncentered, raucous B-flat?
    According to what I see and hear at the World Cup, the answer is an emphatic, NO!
    Try this: http://tiny.cc/z0ssu
  9. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    03 Jul '10 10:10
    Originally posted by badmoon
    I respect someone who admits how ignorant he really is.
    I respect anyone who understands a joke.
  10. 03 Jul '10 18:00
    Originally posted by Palynka
    I respect anyone who understands a joke.
    Yeah, I'm pretty bad at that stuff. I don't understand commercials either.
  11. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    03 Jul '10 20:33 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Green Paladin
    Try this: http://tiny.cc/z0ssu
    Busi Mhlongo! Great song, wish I could get a translation!

    I just found out she just died a couple of weeks ago. RIP. She was a great singer!