Thursday, March 19, 2020
For the last couple of weeks the world has also spun more rapidly here: Africa: KwaZulu Natal. My Nganga Blues Tour falling from sold out shows to a dozen people and a couple of dogs. Shows by candle and lantern because the power has been so often lost. Beautiful moments. My years as a busker providing me enough power to sing and play without microphones. The show always went on. And now: only the noises of the cane fields and the jungle around me.
Eighteen shows cancelled. This Tour shutting down now now. It's been fading for ten days, but now- like the rest of the world- the Tour is hiding, waiting, wondering. And I'm surrendering to the jungle.
My current digs, this caravan. Captain Moreland was ship wrecked on this coast a couple of hundred years ago. Now, I too, am a castaway, foraging in this place without means or expectations. Free for the first time in years.
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Posted by Doc MacLean at Thursday, March 19, 2020
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Conversation was marvellous, and attendees were treated to two sets of the blues, as well as a guest appearance by South African singer songwriter, Tim Parr. I'm pictured here with Canadian High Commissioner, Kim Butler, and his partner Tyler. My thanks to everyone involved.
Posted by Doc MacLean at Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Communication has been a major problem. Facebook has refused all links to this site as it "violates" their "community standards." And you can't contact a real person to fix it. Both my public email addresses have stopped working. International banking remains impossible. Most posts to this Blog vanish. They say you can do it by phone, but you can't get away with more than one picture, and a scrabble of text.
Posted by Doc MacLean at Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Thursday, January 23, 2020