Recent blog posts

Two translations of a Setswana train poem

"Rhinoceros of the highlands / Beast coming from the South, it comes along steaming, / It comes from Pompi and from Kgobola-diatla." With excerpts from oral poetry about cattle and other domestic and wild animals, marijuana, bicycles and the 2nd Boer War; with Kipling and other European South African railway poetry; and with Hugh Masekela as uitsmyter. (2018/06/20)

Top 10 Russian songs about football (No. 10)

Argentina-Yamayka 5-0, by Chayf (1999). (2018/06/15)

When’s the cheapest time to make strawberry jam?

Average wholesale prices, April-October 2015-2017. (2018/06/09)

From the lexical underground, “rapport”

Symmetries in textiles, architecture and music. (2018/06/08)

Leave your city burnin like Gamera

Stamina, blaze up your space, plus I got it on camera. Lower Clapton's wildlife and some audiovisual plans. (2018/06/07)