Flashback to driving across the volcanic central plateau in the North Island of New Zealand in my much loved green HG ute on a snowy moonlit winters night rewinding and singing along to a mix tape containing Freedom Highway
Last night I was getting the wet weather bike ready for a ride today, decided to check the hubs, I'm a fan of old school loose bearing hubs like Campagnolo and Shimano. It's not a big job but very satisfying working with such well made and finished components. Music to grease hubs to.
More vinyl goodness from Greville St Records tracking the musical generation after Bobby Benson where Nigerian and Ghanian musicians like Tony Allen developed their amazing chops before emerging as leaders in their own right. The tragic side of the story is the impact of the Biafran War where many brass musicians in the military lost their lives - compared with Afrobeat and JuJu this music has a lot more emphasis on horns surfing the waves of percussion.