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Fool In a Bubble
August 17, 2010, 12:11 pm
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Watched a new documentary film by Joshua Sternlicht called Fool In a Bubble at the Obz Cafe last night. It’s a wonderful film on all-round legendary SA musician Syd Kitchen.

I’m kinda ashamed to say that I’ve never seen Syd live but have heard loads about him. If I had more time I would wax lyrical at length, sufficed to say that my mind was suitably blown. Absolutely incredible, simple as that.

The real reason for this post is to flag that Syd is touring Cape Town this week with Dutch troubadour Lucky Fonz III. On this side of town they’re playing The Mercury, Purple Turtle and The Speedway Cafe. I suspect you don’t want to miss out on this.

Click here to see details on the tour.

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Monday Morning Classic Clip
August 16, 2010, 11:10 am
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Men’s Health Best Men 2010
August 11, 2010, 9:40 am
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Men's Health Best Men 2010

Over the last week or so I’ve had the distinct privilege of making portraits of some of the most inspiring men in South Africa. The assignment has been for the Men’s Health Best Men 2010 awards and event which takes place this week. I guess ol’ Jack said it best. These guys really really make me wanna be a better man. I won’t reveal too much on the who/where at this stage but will be doing individual posts over the next week or so.

Read more about the event and nominees here.

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It’s Summer… well almost!
August 4, 2010, 9:33 am
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I haven’t seen many swallows around… in fact I haven’t seen any swallows around. So it might be premature to start talking about spring and summer, but I’m pretty sure there’s something seriously wrong in this world if this song isn’t soundtracking peoples’ summer up North.

Summer, Converse, Vampire Weekend, faded Super 8 film and papier-mâché masks are high on the list of things I like a whole lot. And right now I can add Kid Cudi and Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast to that list.

This video has them all, and then some. Most weekend days start with a couple of spins of the video with a girl on each leg bopping up & down.

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Taxi Violence In Your Neighborhood!
August 3, 2010, 8:00 am
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Since moving down from Jozi about two years ago my wife and I have often remarked that Cape Town is a small place. More often than not when you’re out you’ll run into someone you know.

Louis came for a close-up portrait this afternoon and after a bit of head-scratching and orientation the penny dropped that he and Rian have just moved in across the street. So I guess that kinda makes us neighbors. It felt kind of surreal as I bade him farewell and he drove about 30m across the street.

Taxi Violence

Anyway, this completes the collection of portraits of the members of Taxi Violence. Apart from almost certainly having one of the best band names ever, they’re a great band that you definitely should check out.

I guess the Stones said it best – “I know it’s only Rock ‘n Roll, but I like it…

More info on the band here. Buy the music here.

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Monday Morning Classic Clip
August 2, 2010, 7:00 am
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Sometimes you just gotta think before you open your mouth…

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