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In April 2022, seventeen intrepid souls, one brave guide, Tutani and one driver/cook/handlanger, Roli headed out for a 6-day hike through Pondoland in the beautiful Wild Coast of South Africa. Little did we know that a deadly rainstorm was gathering. It hit us with a torrential downpour from Monday night through to Wednesday causing the hike to be abandoned and a hasty plan put together to pull us out from behind the swollen rivers. 435 people in Kwazulu Natal lost their lives in the deadly floods.

Getting out was a little hairy, to say the least https://youtube.com/shorts/c7vY5dE6WjM?feature=share

While trapped at Vonnies Rest, Catherine van Heerden took the opportunity to do some reflective writing and wrote a wonderful short essay about the experience. I offered to put it to music and this song is the result.



There are some photos here https://www.joannecooper.co.za/wild-walk

This song is available as an NFT https://www.mintsongs.com/songs/7557

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Wow, what a story!
Cool, nothing like a near death experience to inspire a happy song...
I liked the lyric(chord) video too... How was that generated..?


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Yow! The bright and cheery presentation belies the serious story behind the song.

Based on that, I'd have never guessed the backstory!

That's some amazing scenery in the photos.


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Hi Joanne,

What a contrast! A scarry experience and a -kind of- joyful song!
I agree with David on that.
I enjoyed all the photo's, saw how strong the current was, but all of you kept smiling!
and that is probably the origing of this song; keep smiling!
But the amount of drowned people is astonishing. I read about it in the news. Horrible!

But the song itself? A very nice, no nonsense song with nice lyrics,

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WOW that must have been one scary experience! If I were in your car I would be praying all way through that raging stream!

But a fantastic song was the outcome. Super vocal, as always, and chord progression.

Excellent song.


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Sounds great Joanne. I really enjoy your songs. I am also learning a lot from your course from your website. I'm going to be taking a stab at writing some originals since I got your course on your website. And I also learned how to use my Band in a Box thanks to you. Thank you so much. I really appreciate it. Great song. I'm going to commit to writing a song every couple of days.


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That's quite a story. I love how it came together. You did a wonderful job putting this story of recovery into a song that will also survive. Just beautiful, Joanne.


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Thank you so much Bloc-head, David, Hans, Mario, Marty and Trapper. I really appreciate you listening to the song and commenting. Trapper, I am glad you are on your way with Band-in-a-box. I hope you go from strength to strength.


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