Wednesday again, and it’s mountain time

You drive west on 80 and it won’t take too long
‘Til the road starts climbing up to mountain time
There’s a girl I know there, she lives free and easy
And she shows me wonders and she takes my mind

And she’s wild as eagles
She’s as sweet as honeysuckle
Her life’s flowing like a mountain stream
And she takes me somewhere
And it’s good to be there
And she pulls me into her bright golden wing

Now I hate the city and I love the country
And I love that feeling on that mountain high
And that girl is waiting, but she won’t wait too long
So I drive all night to that clear blue sky

And she’s wild as eagles
She’s as sweet as honeysuckle
Her life’s flowing like a mountain stream
And she takes me somewhere
And it’s good to be there
And she pulls me into her bright golden wing

I can feel it in the wind blow
I can feel love flow
And I’ll be there when the morning comes, yeah

And she’s wild as eagles
She’s as sweet as honeysuckle
Her life’s flowing like a mountain stream
And she takes me somewhere
And it’s good to be there
And she pulls me into her bright golden wing

Bright golden wing

And she’s wild as eagles
She’s as sweet as honeysuckle
Her life’s flowing like a mountain stream
And she takes me somewhere
And it’s good to be there
And she pulls me into her bright golden wing

Bright golden wing

Freshly Played #23: Machineri

Another in the series of music from my collection is long overdue. This time I’ve chosen a local band who hail from Cape Town.

Personally I think South African music especially the rock and alternative kind, rates up there with the best in the world, if not better. We’ve produced some incredible artists who don’t always get the recognition they deserve.

Machineri was formed in 2008 by vocalist Sannie Fox who also writes and plays guitar. Andre Geldenhuys on guitars and Daniel Huxham on drums complete the trio. They play a bluesy kind of rock, with Sannie reminding me of Janis Joplin. Their influences range from John Lee Hooker, Led Zeppelin and The Black Keys to none other than Jimi Hendrix.

Big Bad Machine