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Evil Music

August 18, 2006

I have been in South Africa for eight months now and this is beginning to bug me. The music here is positively evil. Most of what is on the radio is accordion music, but not just the accordion music you find in the states. Notice I did not say “bad” accordion music because it goes without saying that all accordion music is bad.

The accordion monstrosity here is much more sinister and a more vile twisting and distortion of “music” than anything you have ever heard or even thought of. Even the description of it is revolting.

It is best described as Mexican Polka, two words that should never be used together. Let that idea guide your imagination for a minute and your flesh will begin to crawl.

If you are from the states you know what Mexican music sounds like. If not, tune to your local Spanish station and see how long you last. Now, mix that with accordion polka music and you have the worst musical aberration on the planet. I really think it is worse than death metal.

Afrikaner Mexican Polka takes up about half of the songs played on the radio here. The other half is almost as horrendous. Not quite, but a very close second. For the rest of the music think Neil Diamond tribute band and you have the idea.

Had I known this before I moved here I would have seriously questioned whether God was leading me here.

Suffering for Jesus in Africa,


6 Comments leave one →
  1. Timothy permalink
    August 18, 2006 11:35 am

    This definately doesn’t encourage me to start listening to the radio.

  2. August 18, 2006 7:45 pm

    Ha ha Unlcle Steve :-) Is our music seriously that bad? Eish!

  3. August 19, 2006 7:27 pm

    That bad! Are you kidding?
    Thankfully they don’t play this kind of music in church.

  4. August 19, 2006 10:38 pm

    Yip, we have good music in church ;-)

  5. GPS permalink
    August 20, 2006 1:26 am

    Thanx steve , how’s this for a mental/audio image,
    Mexican polka in Moldova by a Neal Diamond tribute band. Almost enough to make me cancel my trip.

  6. August 22, 2006 11:55 pm

    Mexican accordian music is great! Latin music expresses so much happiness.

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