Thought it sounded familiar."Mbube". Not a familiar word to you? It should be:
"The first take was a dud, as was the second. Exasperated, Motsieloa looked into the corridor, dragooned a pianist, guitarist and banjo player, and tried again.
The third take almost collapsed at the outset as the unrehearsed musicians dithered and fished for the key, but once they started cooking, the song was glory bound. 'Mbube' wasn't the most remarkable tune, but there was something terribly compelling about the underlying chant, a dense meshing of low male voices above which Solomon yodelled and howled for two exhilarating minutes, occasionally making it up as he went along.
The third take was the great one, but it achieved immortality only in its dying seconds, when Solly took a deep breath, opened his mouth and improvised the melody that the world now associates with these words: 'In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight..' "
The excellent Mark Steyn tells the full story of the biggest hit ever to come out of Africa.
Fucking freeloaders, the cafe owners ought to add a shot of cyanide to each "sospeso,"In Italy there’s a tradition in coffee bars of the “suspended coffee”, the caffè sospeso.
In essence, if you’re feeling generous, or the world has been good to you, you pay for two coffees but only drink one. The receipt is left in a jar; someone who’s down on his luck can come in to the café, see there’s a receipt in the jar and have a free coffee.
It was all based on the energy in foot pounds of the falling body.