I am becoming addicted to Xavier Rudd.
This first video is one of my favourites:
A fellow South African mate described him as Australia’s “Johnny Clegg”. I’d liken him more to Ben Harper. But all in all, he isn’t either. He’s pretty unique. And lovely. And infectious.
You just want to dance, and hug, and love everyone. To fight for rights – in an "it's all good" embracing way. To understand all people. And to smile!
I got to watch him in concert on Friday night. Which was made even more special by his clever collaboration with two South African guys – Izintaba.
Me, my SA mate, and her bunch of dodgy Aussies & Kiwis danced up a storm of chaos… which I of course ululated all over. A stage set with the South African flag & the Aboriginal flag.
I am re-inspired to try get myself into the Outback & experience. Especially after chatting to The Guy last night as he told me he has been having the most incredible conversations with Aboriginal Elders & he really wants to try sneak me along next time…
“Is that a Sheila in your swag or are you just packing some extra weight for those chilly desert nights?”
And so… to spread the infection, and to cheer anyone up on a chilly season-changing Monday morning, watch this video:
Really. Choosing between To Love or To Hate, why would you choose the latter.