While cleaning up some the posts and adding new pictures I though it a good idea to re-post this Johannesburg 1912 piece I used late last year on my main blog.
I’ve finally put together a DJ mix of all the songs that have helped inspire the Johannesburg period story I’ve been working on. It doubles as a Sunday Morning/chill out type mix that one can get lost in.
Stream or download to listen: www.mixcloud.com/marclatilla
This is the track listing:
Elo Method & Delta X – Ghost Lights intro edit
Vitamin String Quartet – This Charming Man (Smiths cover)
Vitamin String Quartet – Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want (Smiths cover)
Elizabeth Wheeler and Harry Anthony – Meet me tonight in dreamland (From 1909)
Maxence Cyrin – No Cars Go (Arcade Fire cover)
Ludwig Van Beethoven – Piano Sonata #14 In C Sharp Minor
Fulka – Lulajże Jezuniu (Polish)
The Kooks – Runaway intro edit
The Pogues – The Sick Bed Of Cuchuliann
Mogwai – Get to…
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Loved your blog. So informative and really enjoyed the photographs you have posted. Excellent site for research. Hoped to find something on Jan Hofmeyre township, vrededorp and fordsburg, maybe sometime in the future?
Both Vrededorp and Fordsburg are to be featured in the future. After Belgravia/Jeppestown there will be posts on Fairview, Bertrams, Hillbrow/Hospital Hill and Braamfontein. I’ll probably do Vrededorp and Fordsburg after that. I’ve already started collecting the photos. Where is/was Jan Hofmeyr township?
Jan Hofmeyre was built just north of Vrededorp. It was a small suburb built for the ‘civilisation’ and upliftment of the poor whites. The TV series “Agter Elke Man” was apparently filmed there.
I see…I thought the whole area was called Vrededorp. I remember ‘Agter Elke Man’ well. Two of ‘Die Antwoord’ videos have been shot there recently as well as a 3 part documentary about the area (Streets of Fietas). It’s made it kinda hip in a poor white way. Here is the link to part 3. http://vimeo.com/58315307#at=0 Warning: It’s rough viewing (as are the Antwoord videos)
Thanks for the info! It’ll certainly form part of upcoming posts. I’ve already taken a few pictures of the area for future use