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Ammo for the Slagging

PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:12 pm
by Jonathan E.
Those who wish to have a go at me for any reason whatsoever will find some ammo at

For some reason, I was foolish enough to join BaobabConnections at the time we had a brief discussion of "The re-'cool'onisation of African pop" on this forum — and one thing lead to another, i.e. I was asked and my slight demurral based on my age was refused. So, what the hell?

Actually, to be serious for just a moment, there is some interesting stuff, mostly political or environmental, on BaobabConnections if you dig around a bit, although it's hardly a replacement for the Sound of the World, where in my personal opinion, on any given day the ten coolest people in the world hang out and say something relevant and informative. Not saying who the ten coolest people are, anyway they change from day to day — and I exclude myself.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:13 pm
by judith
Thanks, Jonathan. I hadn't known you'd worked with "Whole Earth". I've been looking around on the Baobobconnections site, listening to the multimedia (right now, 70's African disco). It is interesting. Looks like you could probably be a country co-ordinator or have a tv show if you liked though I kind of doubt you'd have moved to an island if you wanted to be completely thus engaged, but maybe not.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:25 am
by Jonathan E.
From Whole Earth to back-to-the-land on an island via the industrial cesspool of Richmond, California, seemed logical enough at the time. Even Stewart Brand went through a period of being very locally oriented before embarking on his later adventures, which I would describe as anything but local. I'm definitely not a big one for coordination at the moment, but I'm open to offers from TV.

PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 10:06 pm
by jackdaw version
With the regrettable demise of Jonathan E. at the wings, beaks and tongues of vicious hummingbirds, I volunteer to take on his TV appearances and other media obligations.

PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 1:05 am
by Des
I think a Jackdaw could eat at least five hummingbirds before he burped.

PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 2:10 am
by jackdaw version
Thank you for your confidence in my burping abilities. I will attempt to avenge the horrible death of Jonathan E. by consuming as many of those nasty little hummingbirds as possible. And isn't it nice? In cyberspace, no one can hear you burp! Quite a middle-class attitude, I know, but this is the Forum Decorum department.