Look at us up there, so god damn happy. I miss those salad days. A lot has changed since then: Summer is over, the rain won't stop falling and we've spent the last month traipsing the land in search for a new home.
With nothing more than a bunch of pistachio shells (Hanra still maintains he'll find a use for them), a stack of unheard African funk records and a few broken XLR cables holding up the jeans on our emaciated frames, we've headed back east in order to find refuge in our childhood homes.
It's not all bad though. The move means no more falling asleep on the Northern line and we've now got a studio dog (big up Finn) which seems like a fair exchange to me. The SESHWYN PODCAST lives on - Episode 12 is here at long last.
The EVERYTING SESHWYN playlist is now pushing 100 tracks so it's ideal for any upcoming weddings, funerals or bar mitzvahs that you have coming up. You're welcome to use it in exchange for a small fee or an invite to a free bar - your choice.
The first track to elude the playlist this month was Hanra's pick - 'Give Us Two More Beers' by South Africa's Lunga. An Afro-synth anthem from 1987, Lunga appear to have only ever put out one EP so this track alone makes up 25% of their their total output.
I have no idea why they ever stopped making music but alcohol poisoning has to be a strong contender.
Hanra strikes again, taking us once more to Japan, to educate us with 'Smart' from Supercar. From their 1998 debut album Three Out Change. They broke up in 2005 after ten years together, somehow leaving behind 5 LPs, a ton of compilation CDs & EPs and 5 DVDs. Putting Lunga to shame..
Interesting enough (probably just me) this is the only album I've ever seen to have emojis in the title on Discogs. That definitely breaks some rules but hey, what are you going to do about it?
Finally we have Nigeria's Mr Fix-it himself, Goddy Oku. Christy unearthed this gem from 1984, bringing the party with 'My Music' which hasn't failed to make me dance yet.
I compared his music to SESHWYN alumni William Onyeabor (RIP) and it turns out Goddy built Godiac studios in Enugu where Onyeabor recorded his debut Crashes In Love. Who knows what could have been without man like Goddy.
So we've reached the end. Not like the actual end as Hanra's Revelations prophecy thakfully didn't come true, but the close of yet another SESHWYN episode. What will we do on unlucky number 13? Only time will tell...
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That's all about it from me, we'll see you next time. Talk soon xo