Whoever devised this ten day challenge must be crazy cakes. Yup, that is my official diagnosis, and I have my Honours in Psych so I must know what I’m talking about, right? I mean, first they wanted me to choose only four books, and now it’s two songs. TWO?! A girl who loves to car disco, loves to go out dancing and has done crazy things like spend 12 hours (each way) on a not-so-roadworthy bus to get to gigs has a lot more than two favourite songs for goodness sake! But I will pick two anyway, because I’m well-behaved like that.
In the interests of narrowing the field, I decided I would only pick South African songs, because generally when given the choice between watching or listening to the local bands I love versus the international acts, I’ll choose local every time. This still leaves me with a very difficult choice, but here goes:
1. Genie – Springbok Nude Girls. Okay, well that was an obvious choice. People who have been to SNG gigs with me know that I get so excited I literally shake. I have endured getting completely smooshed in multiple mosh pits to watch this band, and even when I can barely walk afterwards due to pulverised kneecaps, I’m still happy. I probably love Genie and Baby Murdered Me equally, but since I am being forced to choose here, I’ll go with Genie because it’s the first SNG song I really fell in love with. It reminds me of summer, and finishing school, and razzling with friends, and all kinds of other awesomeness. Happy face.
2. Soul Vandal – Sugardrive. Eeek. Okay, so it was a tough call between Wonderboom and Sugardrive here. I love both bands equally, though their sounds and stage performances are quite different. But, since Sugardrive recently played their first gig in three years, and I have been totally spazzing out over this gig for months, I will choose them (sorry Wonderboom, I still love you!). My favourite song of theirs has to be Soul Vandal. Like all their songs, the lyrics are clever and haunting and beautiful. I could listen to this song forever.
Okay, I think I need some trauma counselling after that!