Thursday, July 29, 2010

zef slang woordeboek

 I'm rather embarrassed to post this to my blog, but since Die Antwoord made a huge splash in New York the other day, I'm suddenly getting a bunch of questions.
To answer a couple of them up front:
  • No, they are not the topic of my dissertation. Karen Zoid is.
  • No, Karen Zoid does not sound like this.
  • No, they are not meant to be taken seriously. It's a spoof, and an extremely profane one at that.
  • Yes I speak Afrikaans. but no, I don't speak it like they do.
  • Yes, I have listened to their music. I find them as a popular phenomenon fascinating, but I don't listen to their music for pleasure. I may write about them at some stage, but for now, I'm focused on the dissertation.
Feel free to post any additional questions in the comments here.
5 - EP [Explicit]

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Dusty's Hair!

When I got back to New York a couple of days ago, I had a birthday present waiting for me. I'm super excited, because not only is is a fun read, it is also really inspiring for my dissertation-writing, because Annie Randall models what I'm hoping to do. Rumour has it that she will be teaching a class at NYU in the fall. I know I'm supposed to be done with coursework (and mostly I very definitely am DONE!) but this may be something I need to audit.