World in Union

If you came here, you probably know World in Union, the Rugby World Cup theme song. For me the version by Ladysmith Black Mambazo and PJ Powers is the version of the song that hits home. I found myself playing it at work in the morning, the only childhood memory I have of the 1995 Rugby World Cup, which none of us can deny as one of the iconic moments that shaped our country’s reconciliation.

There are a number of other anthems that remind me of the World Cup, but ‘World in Union’ will always remind me of what I never witnessed as a child. I’m here with mom listening and singing along to Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and a few other songs that I can still remember from the 95 RWC soundtracks. Pokarekare Ana (Maori anthem), Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (England anthem).

Where is the Love? – Black Eyed Peas

https://soundcloud.com/abzal/black-eyed-peas-where-is-the-love

It just ain’t the same, old ways have changed, new ways are strange.

Brings back memories 🙂

I feel the weight of the world on my shoulders, as I grow older ya’ll people grow colder. Most of us only care about money making, selfishness got us following the wrong direction.

Google Play Music Coming to South Africa

Android users, Google fans, rejoice! I just discovered something on Google Play Music 🙂

We now have local South African music on Google Play. It’s only available through All Access for now, but it’s all there! I searched for a few Kwaito and Hip Hop artists, and gospel of course lol.

I think that it’s only a matter of weeks before Google announce availability.

For example, I searched for We Will Worship, and found their latest album from this year. Here’s evidence:

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Again, the music is now only available on All Access, trying to buy an album will result in the fugly default 404 page:

music-unavailable

I’ve been hoping for this for a while now. I’ve found it a bit off that I’d go to iTunes to buy music, then have it upload to Google servers. I just hope that they don’t price their music in the same way as the US, because we all know that iTunes is cheaper in SA than in the US.

Here’s to waiting for Android Police to tip us on the announcement 🙂