Nelson Mandela Heavyweight Boxer

Mandela Boxing
Fight the Power.

I did not enjoy the violence of boxing so much as the science of it. I was intrigued by how one moved one’s body to protect oneself, how one used a strategy both to attack and retreat, how one paced oneself over a match.

Boxing is egalitarian. In the ring, rank, age, color, and wealth are irrelevant . . . I never did any real fighting after I entered politics. My main interest was in training; I found the rigorous exercise to be an excellent outlet for tension and stress. After a strenuous workout, I felt both mentally and physically lighter. It was a way of losing myself in something that was not the struggle. After an evening’s workout I would wake up the next morning feeling strong and refreshed, ready to take up the fight again.

(Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom, page 193.)

Sunglasses Are Rad

Remember when we featured Sunglasses back in May 2010? We were all into them and they seemed to just disappear. Well, they finally put out an album –3 years later– and it’s good … very trippy. Here is the video for the song Swim.

And here you can listen to the full album, Wildlife.