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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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Paranormal Pant Soiling
December 12, 2009, 10:34 am
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Went to go watch Paranormal Activity last night. Ultra-low budget documentary-style horror film a la Blair Witch Project. I’ve become pretty desensitized to these kind of movies but this one is genuinely scary… perhaps even the scariest I have ever seen. The way it builds tension over the course of the movie is genuinely unnerving until the inevitable climax by which time the tension is so high-strung that it’s almost too much to bear. A fabulous triumph of low-budget film-making and one that succeeds splendidly where Blair Witch failed miserably. Be sure to take a change of underwear.



Lucky Packet
November 20, 2009, 2:27 pm
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My favorite South African artist Frank van Reenen currently has a solo exhibition running at Salon91 in Kloof Street, Cape Town. I’ll avoid gushing as it’s just plain awkward to do that when you’re in the twilight of your thirties, but I do think he’s a genius. Go and see it if for nothing else but being able to rub shoulders with a life-size Shy Girl.



Things I miss about Jo’burg
November 20, 2009, 2:43 am
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There aren’t many things I miss about Jo’burg, but when I stumbled upon this picture it reminded me of the Comedy Underground hosted by John Vlismas on Sunday nights. I see after a brief displacement it’s back at Cool Runnings in Melville. It really is one of those must-do things in Jo’burg but be sure to take a change of underwear if you know what I mean.



Anton Kannemeyer
November 12, 2009, 12:05 pm
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I recently had the honor of shooting two guys whom I really rank as personal heroes. If you know me you’ll also know that’s a pretty short list. Anyway, it was Anton Kannemeyer and Conrad Botes of Bitterkomix fame.

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A new solo exhibition by Anton entitled Works on Paper starts tonight at the Brodie/Stevenson gallery and runs till December 15th. I would strongly suggest you go and check it out.