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Politics / dear you
« on: May 30, 2011, 12:00:53 AM »
- the yellow brick road -

hello beauties...
i was thinking about you. and i just thought maybe as they say, 'give them flowers while they're still here'. i am here to give you a flower.

we journey. in search of our own rhythm. and each to her/his own, yes. all the way there and back. and there again.

i hope you're okay.

sometimes it can be that simple.

i see i haven't been smacked in my absence - impressive. oh the surprises. and what with the change in furniture. well, well. its a bit quiet though hey, does that mean we have the possibility of a revolution. is that possible. for. the. taking. what.

the conversation never ends.

i send you my love.

* blows gold dust *

« on: May 29, 2011, 11:24:26 PM »
this is beautiful.

and all the best with all of this.

General Discussion / Re: Girls And Shoes??????
« on: September 20, 2010, 01:23:49 PM »
you have yourself a nice day briCK.

General Discussion / Re: Girls And Shoes??????
« on: September 20, 2010, 01:20:03 PM »
why dont you just say it? like i miss the ladies.

this, this is a whole lot of things going on here.

you must just ask nicely... :)

Chief Rocka - Open Mic / Re: poets corner 14 ( relapses or corpses)
« on: July 28, 2010, 10:28:39 PM »
Audre Lorde
A Litany for Survival

For those of us who live at the shoreline
standing upon the constant edges of decision
crucial and alone
for those of us who cannot indulge
the pa**ing dreams of choice
who love in doorways coming and going
in the hours between dawns
looking inward and outward
at once before and after
seeking a now that can breed
like bread in our children’s mouths
so their dreams will not reflect
the death of ours

For those of us
who were imprinted with fear
like a faint line in the center of our foreheads
learning to be afraid with our mother’s milk
for by this weapon
this illusion of some safety to be found
the heavy-footed hoped to silence us
For all of us
this instant and this triumph
We were never meant to survive.

And when the sun rises we are afraid
it might not remain
when the sun sets we are afraid
it might not rise in the morning
when our stomachs are full we are afraid
of indigestion
when our stomachs are empty we are afraid
we may never eat again
when we are loved we are afraid
love with vanish
when we are alone we are afraid
love will never return
and when we speak we are afraid
our words will not be heard
nor welcomed
but when we are silent
we are still afraid.

So it is better to speak
we were never meant to survive.

« on: April 23, 2010, 08:45:10 PM » capital letters.

staceyann "back the phuck down" chin is in performing tomorrow evening in joburg, as part of the 'wits arts and literature experience festival'.
and perhaps way beyond poetry as the pa**ing thought, a past time, an indulgence - it is the art of survival. overcoming imposed conspiracies of silence. and claiming the right to your self, your way, your life. perhaps its living to tell the tale.

shes the experience.

where: wits university great hall, east campus
date:    24 april 2010
time:    20h30

Media / Re: Official PODCAST Thread
« on: April 20, 2010, 08:16:33 PM »
rob, i hope you dont mind. this does seem to be the place for this. it may need its own space i dont know. may come later. but that may be duplicating processes...which just makes it one more then...

for poetry.

a heads up really on the launch this coming friday 23 april of a new intervention in the poetic landscape known as badilisha! poetry radio. initially to be accessed on but later on more widespread platforms.

The Badilisha! Poetry X-Change is an ongoing project that celebrates the word through the concept of ‘badilisha’, a Kiswahili expression denoting change, exchange and transformation.

For a range of historical, political and economic reasons, most of the important collections and productions of African art today are located or performed outside of Africa. As a result, Africans living on the continent have limited access to their own artistic heritage and the work of contemporary practitioners.

Based in South Africa, the Africa Centre was conceived as both a physical entity and an ongoing philosophical journey that aims to redress these imbalances.
The poetic voices from Africa and its Diaspora are no exception to this reality. New voices in Pan-African poetry as literary and performance mediums have historically gained their global exposure and documentation through foreign publications and academic research. These narrow channels have extremely limited the plethora of African writers, poets, and academics from being read and heard throughout the world.
This lack of publication and recording has meant that most young African poets and writers are exposed to and primarily influenced by the work of literary icons from the Global North through what they have been taught in school, read about, seen and heard. Their knowledge of African authors and poets is limited, preventing the inspiration and influence vital to their growth, development, self-confidence and sense of place.
The issues are not confined however to simply the lack of access and outlets. Equally important are what Pan-African’s have to say.

This online poetry radio station will produce weekly podcasts of poets from Pan-African countries around the world and seeks to encourage and present; the exposure and growth of unheard voices; opportunities for established and aspirant poets to engage with each other and their work for mutual benefit through networking and skills transfer; diverse genres of poetic expression including performance and multi-media; and spaces for discussion and debate, on matters relevant to the experiences and concerns of these writers as a means to explore and mature the poetic form.

It also answers the need for an Africa-centred platform, where these voices and works can be accessed and enjoyed. The contribution poets and writers have made to social change throughout history is immeasurable and this poetic medium provides an extraordinary tool to define, expose and fundamentally shape our perceptions of the worlds we occupy.
Bringing these Pan-African voices together, beyond their localities can make a vital contribution to social change both in Africa and beyond. Regular themed conversations via a blog will facilitate continued discussion and debate amongst poets, poetry lovers and curious site visitors, engaging with the role of poets in the world, within and beyond their activities in the arts arena.

Readers Corner - Books / Re: on (step) mother nature
« on: April 20, 2010, 08:09:17 PM »
* deadpan *

do you have a laptop...?

Readers Corner - Books / Re: on (step) mother nature
« on: April 20, 2010, 07:42:08 PM »
please explain B. whats going on? or what happened?

in other news basically of something that was also of significance to the country. and also tying us into the global disruption that has taken place over the past days, with regards to the volcanic ash that shut down airports.

south africa was what is called 'the market focus' at the london book fair. which is a very important literary event and platform. every year a country get the honour of being the main event. this means that the entire focus of the fair would have been placed upon south africa as a country this year. our writers, and publishers, agents, poets, academics and others who walk within the arts and culture sphere. with a planned series performances, seminars, collaborations, panel discussions and celebratory events in different venues across the city. but it is not just about the partying, it also involves the benefit of focus that would hopefully lead to some deal making.

with south africa as the main focus, south africa was still sitting in airports around the world unable to get there.

and the drama that then became this situation. onto other more 'personal' matters. sigh. theres no need to talk of the girl like shes not here. goooosh.

so one at a time then...

So do you speak like this in everyday life?

in 'everyday life' i try not speak if i can help it.

I always wonder the same thing.

And if she does, does she have any friends and how do they communicate?

depends on what you mean by friends. if this is in a general sense, then i dont have friends.   i do however stay in firm communication with myself though. if that counts.

I seriously have also wondered if she speaks in riddles in real life. Its fascinating.

i dont know if its me who speaks in riddles, or if 'real life' itself is the riddle.

I wouldnt date this chick, she's too weird, id have to ask for google to define every ish she speaks, have my laptop on when i want to shag!

hardly. but anyway, sweetie chances are i wouldnt date you either. although i must say, i dont know if i take the whole 'shes too weird' thing in a bad way. quite frankly, i think its quite alright if you would consider your own self a bit weird also. but shock and horror! hey maybe we would find we're the same afterall. imagine that hey. oh the possibilities.

- killer -

...your sky is full of dreams. but you dont know how to fly. i dont have a simple answer but i know that i could answerrrr. with something beeetterrrr...

the killers - this is your life.

wait for it.

Readers Corner - Books / on (step) mother nature
« on: April 19, 2010, 12:31:49 PM »
...aka up in smoke

the drama you guys. the drama.

the acute significance to us as a country.

south africa as the market focus at arguably one of the most important book fairs on the literary calender, the london book fair. a whole programme designed around our authors, publishers, agents, poets, academics etc etc.

but south africa cant get there.

you shall feel the wrath of the great mother, and you shall know.

it went down for sa.

az - the format.

Hip Hop Events / Re: Back to the City 2010
« on: April 19, 2010, 12:05:39 PM »
baldi, youre a legend! haha! a gazebo babes.

what a random day. what a day. you reminded me. im like damn. we were standing around like uhm...

on memorable and bizarre first times like okay well, nice to meet you. and youre my friend for the day. 

i dont know if i can do it again.

Jamie Foxx - Life Is Good
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blac cable, was it on repeat babes! yho life must be gooood where you are. chuckle ;)

There are some women who like a shaven sack, instead of the natural type. She was one of those...

I doubt she liked shaven sack!! its one of the stupid magazines she reads...GIRLS read magazines and take it as gospecl next thing you know you doing stupid shit coz some f***er wrote it in an article..I will never do nothing EVER to myself that a broad suggests! NEVA! niggaz walking around with shaven sacks! heheheh

firstly why are you so sure briCK. how would YOU know. then also, best the ladies be tossing out these magazines of theirs hey. put everyone out of their misery. and no one shave. lets call it all stupid shyt. how would you boys like that...

good on you man i say, equal opportunity! chesa!

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