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Malice in Wonderland

“I need to be able to engage with people who live with and are of the word,” says Lesego Rampolokeng. A self-confessed wanderer, the internationally acclaimed writer, iconoclast and wordsmith is spending three months as a writer-in-residency at Rhodes University as a recipient of the Andrew H. 578 more words

Journalism

Alice XY - Me and the Devil (2018)

This is how to do a cover version.

  1. Take a 1937 blues classic from the legendary Robert Johnson.

  2. Meditate on how Gil Scott Heron tackled it.

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Papyrus, tall from spring rain, obscures
the pool’s edge and the heron
rimmed in blue weaves her wings skyward
, not waiting

for the approaching steps to reach her. 76 more words

NaPoWriMo

Twice The First Time - Saul Williams

Saul Williams Wikipedia page describes him as “an American rapper, singer-songwriter, musician, slam poet, writer, and actor”.

He’s got a lot going on. If you’ve seen the movie Slam you will have heard a significant portion of the lyrics from Twice The First Time performed in character as Ray. 210 more words

Certain Songs

Gil Scott-Heron: The Mind Of... (1978)

Catch-All: A term or category that includes a variety of different possibilities.

One of the many covers displaying his mug. I was duped!

Greatest hits albums just aren’t my thing. 567 more words

Review

Why I Wasn't Writing. Why I'm Here To Stay.

So April 1st was a personal legend of mine, and the godfather of rap music, Gil Scott-Heron’s birthday. April 4th was the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Reverend-Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. 2,159 more words

The President is on the air

The President of our little college just released his quarterly vision statement on his YouTube channel.  Since his hiring five years ago this has been his only contact with the college community and we look to the videos for visual clues on everything from upcoming land grabs to potential new departments. 175 more words