Posts Tagged 'music'

A Premature Hangover

Let me begin this post with a preface: I am a huge sports fan and have been looking forward to the World Cup for a couple of years. So it pains me when I write that my World Cup hangover may be starting before the tournament has even begun.

So, with that out of the way, I fear my World Cup hangover may be starting before the tournament has even begun. There are three principle factors that have precipitated this, the first being an experience I had trying to find accommodation in Rustenburg, having bought tickets for Australia vs Ghana at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium. Continue reading ‘A Premature Hangover’

Moral Conflict of the Day: Charity vs Art

Anti-crime NGO Shout, founded by Danny K and Kabelo, has gotten a bunch of talented South African musicians together and released a charity song, Shout, which is a cover of the classic Tears for Fears track. To download it, one must first donate R20 via SMS, all of which will go towards Shout’s campaign to kit out underfunded police stations, a noble cause if there ever was one.

The track is also available for streaming on their website, and, while the intentions behind it may be good, the problem is that the track itself is god-awful. Setting aside my natural skepticism about most charitable endeavors,  I’m genuinely conflicted as to whether good intentions can justify mediocre art. Continue reading ‘Moral Conflict of the Day: Charity vs Art’