…so I spent the best part of the day trying to configure a new (great!) theme for my wp-powered blog, lakini there’s no real good template/theme out there which works the way I want it unless I invest a few more hours of stylesheet tuning. Curiosity of course lures me into this theme-switching-business, alafu there might be some changes to this site soon.

In the meantime, let me please entertain you with some more music – this time something from the 1970s Kenya I’ve mentioned earlier: Matata "talkin talkin" (with Steele Beauttah). An almost brutal song on which Pitchfork says: "Sweet mother popcorn, funk does not get any grittier than this. The bass and drums are tough as rawhide and the lead vocal is a dirty, filthy, nasty delight. The thousand-watt horns blare so brightly you can feel the air passing over the curved brass. Kenya only produced a few notable funk bands in the 70s, but Matata were truly world-class."

Remember, this is from Kenya! Enjoy :-)

Matata – talkin’ talkin’

Author: jke

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4 thoughts on “matata?”

  1. Pole about your matata with Template..pole pole ndio mwendo , ama sio? Meanwhile let me enjoy the “Talkin, Talkin”

  2. Ahhh, yes. I understand your pain here my friend. Good luck with the template search. If you go WP 2.0 I can suggest a couple nice ones that you can customize fairly easily with some CSS changes.

    I also would like to customize mine some more, but cringe when I think about all the work.

  3. Dito dito, the work! Makes me think of Lebowski’s “work???”.

    The best thing with the templates under WP 2.0 is the WP toolkit in the admin section – depending on the template this nice feature adds some basic theme customizing functions right from the admin panel without any further file editing.

    Yani, this feature is available with some new themes only.

    I might change back to kubrick if this doesn’t work out. I just like the colour of that Kikoi and the somewhat “open look” lakini i understand usability suffers (“overview”) and the most important bug I still need to figure out is the margin between single posts. It’s so huge….
    Another thing that bugs me is the sidebar – I’d like to see this round flickr badge come to light but right now – along with that webring stuff – it still looks a bit clumsy. How d’ya gals&guys like this turquise colour anyways? I think it’s strange. Zungu-style. LOL (don’t tell Keguro :-)

    CG is currently testing some nice themes over at

  4. good luck with the theme. I intend to design one one of these fine days!
    I’m using WP 2.0.2 which so far has been pretty stable (much better than 2.0).
    Thanks for the music!

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