The lyrics at the end of Michael Jackson’s 1983 classic “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin” come directly from Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango‘s 1972 disco song “Soul Makossa”. He sings: “Mama-say mama-sah ma-ma-coo-sah” Makossa is a Cameroonian music genre and dance.


“Wear sunscreen.” It’s a simple statement which begins the most simple resource of advice and wisdom that I have ever come across. First heard on the radio in my teens, and listened to since via Walkman, Discman, iPod, iTunes, YouTube, and now SoundCloud, The Sunscreen Song never seems to get old. You’ve probably heard it

Often Overlooked

“…the music industry is economically quite small and unimportant compared to the computer industry. And yet somehow – through honed lobbying and old boy networks – it wields a disproportionate power that enables it to block innovative ideas that the online world wants to try.” (source)

It Cannot Become Obsolete

“This monophonic microgroove recording is playable on monophonic and stereo phonographs. It cannot become obsolete. It will continue to be a source of outstanding sound├é┬áreproduction, providing the finest monophonic performance from any phonograph.” (source: The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds LP, Capitol Records, 1966)