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Killing an Arab… the Musical!

The killing of an Arab in Albert Camus novel the stranger, Only white settlers have sensitive feeling about killing, specially when it is an Arab… the drama, the confusion, the complicity of life, senseless act…, the alienation, call it anything in the western rational book but never a murder! here an artistic view of the Killing of An Arab …

The Cure – Killing an Arab

Standing on the beach
With a gun in my hand
Staring at the sea
Staring at the sand
Staring down the barrel
At the Arab on the ground
I can see his open mouth
But I hear no sound

I’m alive
I’m dead
I’m the stranger
Killing an Arab

I can turn
And walk away
Or I can fire the gun
Staring at the sky
Staring at the sun
Whichever I chose
It amounts to the same
Absolutely nothing

I’m alive
I’m dead
I’m the stranger
Killing an Arab

I feel the steel butt jump
Smooth in my hand
Staring at the sea
Staring at the sand
Staring at myself
Reflected in the eyes
Of the dead man on the beach
The dead man on the beach

I’m alive
I’m dead
I’m the stranger
Killing an Arab

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Rodriguez – Sugar Man… the poet…


In 1997, Stephen “Sugar” Segerman set up a website, called ‘The Great Rodriguez Hunt’, with the intention of finding any information about the mysterious US musician of ‘Cold Fact’ fame. In the same year Brian Currin established ‘Climb Up On My Music’, a tribute site to the life and works of Rodriguez.

In 1998, when Rodriguez was discovered, alive and well and living in Detroit, by Sugar and Craig Bartholomew Strydom, the search was over and those two websites were combined into this one central online source for all information about Rodriguez.

One of the most important features of this website has always been the Forum section, where Rodriguez devotees can share their experiences and thoughts with other fans all over the world.

This website has always been fully endorsed and supported by Rodriguez and his family, who read this message board regularly.

Thanks to Alan Levin and Vanilla Internet Services for their hosting and great support.
Mabu Vinyl (of “Searching For Sugar Man” fame) is the well-known Cape Town music and book store tucked into Rheede Street, just off Kloof Street in Gardens. Mabu buys, sells and trades records, turntables, CD’s, DVD’s, cassettes, books, comics, t-shirts and more. Vinyl offerings include new and pre-owned LPs, 7″ and 12″ singles and 78’s covering a diverse range of music genres. The interior walls are covered in nostalgia with various music and pop culture posters and memorabilia. You’ll also find independent CD releases from South African artists. www.MabuVinyl.co.za

Rodriguez Vinyl Albums available from Records By Mail

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