Thursday, May 31, 2007

Wait For Me

Pole for the long wait (pole = Swahili for sorry-0). I've been travelling (Jo'burg, Nairobi), broke the turntable needle (found one in a mall in Jo'burg), and then back in Mwanza, someone in the neighborhood stole the telephone cable connectors (using ADSL over regular phone here), so no internet until the phone company fixes their phone line.

But now I'm in Belgium with normal internet, and I brought plenty of digitized goodies. First off, here's Roger Damahouzan with Wait For Me. I'm sure you've been waiting for more, so here's back to West Africa (I guess Roger is from Togo as are most of the artists on this album).

Patience is a virtue too.

10 comments:

timbo said...

Hi Pieter,

Glad you are back in action. The trials and tribulations you describe regarding stylus replacement and cable connections are a salutary reminder for those of us in Europe of the everyday problem of communications in Africa, something we should never forget and should work together towards improving.

Pieter said...

Thanks for the support. It's nice to be able to connect. Hopefully Africa's cellphone boom can also translate into a similar Wi-Fi boom. The towers are there... you even get a cell signal in the Serengeti!

Anonymous said...

Glad to have you back. How about posting the rest of this LP? We hardly get any music from Togo.

petasonic said...

Wow! Great blog! Thanx

Frank said...

Gotdamn, that's an amazing track!
Time for me to go on a trip to Lome I guess...

Great to have you back, Pieter.
I'm in NY right now, playing an all African set at APT's Bumpshop party tonight.

Got the SJOB Movement LP in a trade with Chris a few days ago.

Anonymous said...

Nice track!! And all-through great blog, keep it up!
/Måns

jon said...

Glad you are back! Sorry you ahd internet trouble. best wishes to you.
Jon

Frank said...

My number one record agent Chakirou turned this record up and three days ago handed it to me... EX condition -besides a crack all the way through the second track which is "wait for me" I almost had to cry... why lord, oh why???

Pieter said...

My copy's pretty scratched up -- the cover basically falling apart -- but still playable... I was in Kisumu a couple of months ago where I buy stuff from Elisha (I'll post and put a picture soon): he's got stacks and stacks of elpees/45s but most in very poor state. Stuff like Les Noirs, Orchestre Hi-Fives, Super Boboto, but so scratched it looks like someone used a knife and fork to get sound out of them...

Peter Wermelinger said...

Hi Pieter,

Exellent track that "Roger Damahouzan: Wait for me". Like to add that to the Funk Lexikon Book. Need for that a high quality scan (600x600 pixel / 300dpi of the full label of this side (if possible both sides). Can you help? Any help is very much appreciated. My email = p.wermelinger@bluewin.ch. Thanks and greetings from Switzerland, Peter