September 24, 2008


Last Thursday, before I began speaking in Hendersonville, North Carolina, I had an opening act. (They weren't just for me but I can act like they were.) They played some neat African music (most of which I missed as I was preparing for my own spiel) so after the event was over and they were playing in the lobby, I borrowed one of their guitars and played a few songs in Xhosa. I quickly ran out of those songs but not of energy so we transitioned to a few other favourites, from "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard" to "Hey Good Looking." It made me realize how much I miss a good jam session... in English!