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Sing ’it

Sing ’it interview with iScream & the Chocolate Stix


iScream & the Chocolate Stix - 2011-09-06

 

Where is the weirdest place you’ve ever written/composed a song?

Luke Viviers: Underneath a cherry blossom tree!

Tony da bass: Weirdest place to write a song? Bath, train, having a dump, etc.

Which local band’s songwriting shows consistent quality?

Luke Viviers: No one stands out, but a lot of South African bands are really finding some great sounds as of late.

Tony da bass: Local bands? Songwriting quality? Eish. I'm gonna stick my neck out here. I think most local bands are crap. Good musicians, shit songs.
 
And I usually don’t listen to the words. I’m a melody, song structure, individual instruments coming together, producer kind of listener. Taxi violence – I like their sound. What they sing about - I've no idea. You get a singer/songwriter but 9/10 he can’t sing well.

I saw the Bone Collectors again. Good songwriters (again lyrics inaudible – bad stage performance – vocal delivery). Great musicians but I was put off by their pretentious attitude. I thought the singer was a wanker. I like rock ‘n roll, so I dig Them Tornadoes, Gerald Clark, Natasha Meister (she's hot). Reburn are a good pop/rock band. Tim Parr still writes great songs.

What themes particularly interest you at this stage of your career?

Luke Viviers: A lot of nature and daydreaming!

Tony da bass: Themes that interest me may not be commercially viable. It’s been the same all through my career. It won’t stop me writing a song about your mother, but I would change the lyrics for the CD / live. But my mates get the X-rated version! Usual themes – drugs, drinking, (anal) sex with family members and small animals, etc.

What is the best song you’ve ever written/composed?

Luke Viviers: Saw the sun rise and the moon fall. About a balance of almost everything.

"My Cape Town" by iScream & the Chocolate Stix

Look what you’ve made
Cape Town the vision of my dreams
and I know
they’d love to be just like you
my Cape Town,
my Cape Town
they wanna be just like you
my Cape Town,
my Cape Town,
la, la, la, la
la, la, la

my Cape Town city she’s
beau-ti-ful
and we party till the dusk
till the dust breaks dawn
and the sun comes up in the early morning
welcome to Cape Town city

vu vu vuzela
vu vu vuzela
vu vu vuzela
vu vu vuzela

hey hey
“ah-umm”
hey hey

from the shores of camps bay
picutesque sunsets
and pretty faces from here to
plumstead, khayalitsha, guguletu
and bishops court mansions
send my shout muizenberg
Cape Town to Atlantis

They think you’re fake
They think you’re fake
but they don’t know you like I do but I know,
but I know,
they’d love to be just like you

my Cape Town,
my Cape Town
they wanna be just like you
my Cape Town,
my Cape Town

la la la la la la la

vu vu vuzela
vu vu vuzela
vu vu vuzela
vu vu vuzela

walking through the streets of the CBD
to long street green market
take a left on bree
up on the cable car
rolling on the table top
see the cloud cover coming
over to the harbour drops

2010 kick off mzanzi we united
I see a sea of fans blow their vu vu zela’s and excitement
romance and vibrance
after party starts on robben island
my Cape Town, one of africa’s true diamonds
so, you’re not so fake,
you’re not so fake,

coz they don’t know you like I do
but I know,
but I know
they love to be just like you

my Cape Town,
my Cape Town,
they wanna be just like you
my Cape Town,
my Cape Town,

la la la la la la la
la la la la la la la
la la la la la la
my Cape Town,
my Cape Town,
you know I’ll always love you

vu vu vuzela
vu vu vuzela
vu vu vuzela
vu vu vuzela
vu vu vuzela
vu vu vuzela

they’d love be just like you

 

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