Blogger tells me this is my 200th post :-)
To celebrate I had planned a long retrospective posting telling the story of how I came to start it, why it has this weird name, why I have this weird name, telling the story of how the blog developed over the years, nostalgically highlighting some favourite posts, showing how themes have waxed and waned, charting the gradual accumulation of my four (count 'em, four) followers....
And then I thought why not just celebrate by playing some African Jazz Pioneers1 instead... so here they are with Woodpecker, which lifts the spirits on the darkest of days.
1In 1994 we saw the African Jazz Pioneers play live in a multi-story carpark in Rosebank, where they were publicising an extension to the popular Sunday market, they were superb, and we bought all their albums.
They have hardly any webprint: here's the only video I could find on youtube, and even though there only seem to be about six of them in this performance (there were about 20 when we saw them) you'll get a taste of the atmosphere they create.