302: “Africadelic” by Manu Dibango

A gentleman is a man who can play the accordion but doesn't. I kid, I kid.Someone (could it be Manu Dibango?) creeps up behind you, and puts a cloth sack over your head. The weave is thin enough that you can still see through a little, and it appears that three furries now steadily approach, poised to lunge. But they are backlit, and depth of perception is difficult. Also, you are swinging your arms wildly because there is an unwelcome sack on your head.

You’re on the ground. Two furries are sitting on your legs and one on your left arm. The sack is no longer on your head. Manu Dibango sits down heavily on your chest, and forcefully takes your right arm. He sloppily sucks the tip of your index finger and puts it deep into his own ear, groaning a little when it feels like it’s going farther than physics would permit.

Out of the other side of his head pops a powerfully adorable puppy. The word “adorable” does not, in fact, begin to capture the emotional power of this puppy’s appeal. It feels like this puppy will pull your soul out through your eyeballs with its cuteness. You cannot breathe, it is so cute…

Why won’t Manu Dibango get off your chest?

You wake with a start. There is a cat sitting on your chest. It is staring at you. It knows you were dreaming about that puppy. You get out of bed, brush your teeth, put the cat in the blender, and get dressed for work.


“Africadelic” (1973) by:
Manu Dibango:
-Born in 1933 in Cameroon
-Saxophonist, Vibraphonist
-Biggest hit: “Soul Makossa” (1972)
-The world’s foremost dream interpreter
-Butter sculptor (unsalted)
-Dog lover


Live to dream. And enjoy.

Song: Africadelic
Artist: Manu Dibango
Album: The Very Best of Manu Dibango: Afro Soul Jazz from the Original Makossa Man
Buy from: Amazon | iTunes
Listen: MOG | Spotify
Watch: YouTube

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