With only 5 posts here the past two years, it’s overdue that I tell you that I’ve a new website under my real name – MIKE HAMPTON. The reason for that is my citizen activism, fighting corruption in South Africa. I rarely get to blog about music or write creatively but occasionally throw that in between my disgust for political crime.
I’m on day 69 of a hunger strike against corruption. This is my 100-song ‘mixtape’ farewell in case things go wrong for me. Includes folk, rock, post-rock, grunge and metal.Continue reading →
“See me: Listen to my heartbeat; patter, patter, patter. Feel my breath; stale, moist, growing fatter. Taste my lips; blood-soft and salty sips. Hear my thoughts; cultured, vulture fought…” My poetry reflects the depths of human emotion, action and reaction. There’s glimpses of light but they’re more like a sun teasing a prisoner in a muddy hole. From hitchhiking in my younger days, searching for the heart of South Africa, Man and himself, to my experiences in the music scene, I realized that most dark isn’t evil but simply as … Continue reading →