Eight: In the Congo ("NiggerHead")
eight was in hindsight racist - a parody in racist sterotypes - a slapstick crazy
crazy bong bongo congo minstrel show where Chris and yak fly to a pre and post
war Congoland and into a black rednecked hinterland where they meet my imagined
Back in those
days Watutsi was a dance. But I'd heard that the "Nilotic" Tutsi people,
a tall cattle herding folk, were a sort of conquering aristocracy to the garden-farming
Hutus. And historically, Tutsis had slaughtered Hutu people. This I thought I
So I had them, the Tutsis as slapstick boasters. I spieled on about
their rituals and culture built round cattle (we wise western pothead visionaries,
we knew things) and then I have Chris's yak kung fu some awesome zebu beast and
in this parody the music was loud aggressive, raucous, and Chris thought this
is not where its at, not where the music comes from.
Nine was a kinder sterotyping...