Sunday, March 29, 2009

The most beautiful woman in the world

...according to my dad (okay, besides my mom of course): ANITA BAKER!!!

Anita Baker - Caught up in the rapture

Okay, okay the video is a little... Uhmm ja!

Oh what the heck...

I know I said a piece of furniture would be my Sunday sexy, but I'm a single girl!!

So as not to over-indulge, I have one pic of a particularly DAPPER rapper (I'm a poet and I didn't even know it).
Did I say ONE?? LMBAO! I couldn't stop once I got started. The man is lot like his music: once you get into it, you just can't stop. I've been bonding with 'One day it'll make sense'. G.O.O.D music indeed (even though it was way before Ye)

Sunday Sexy

This Sunday I've decided not to focus on a sexy man, but rather a sexy piece of furniture.

I saw this teacup stool over at Kanye's. It's from It made me sing my song Teacup "I'm just a teacup kinds a girl, no rollercoaster kinda girl..."

I like the Yellow one... Wonder if I can get Marcee to buy me one LOL!!
Album update:

Took a break from recording because of the job drama. Meeting with Mark tomorrow. Will keep you informed :)

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Brothers kids here for 2 weeks...

wooooosah!! I'm rubbing my earlobes and trying to calm down. My beloved niece and nephew are here to visit for 2 weeks and I fetched them from the airport less than 2 hours ago.


We now have a TV... Connected and EVERYTHING (haven't had one switched on in this house since august '08)

In all fairness a good friend found out about Marcee and I being TV-less (poor us- sarcasm) and she offered to let us use her TV. We kept it on the floor in Marcee's room because we dont see the need for a TV. The NEPHEW decided we needed to have it on because he is BORED (he says that every 2 minutes)

My nephew has taken his pants off... Because it hot!!

My niece has decided her iPod is much more interesting than us. I feel a hundred years old!!

I'm thinking of turning to the bottle. Poor aunty!!!

AND... AND... There has already been one death threat. Nephew wanted to kill niece ha ha ha!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

This is how we met

I, unlike other people, had no idea who Kanye West was till I heard this song: Through the wire!


Kanye West- Through the wire

He had me at 'I must have angels, cause look how death missed his ass UNBREAKABLE..."
Uhmmm... a reference to one of my favourite directors movies? How could I not like this young man rapping with his jaw wired shut?

Way-back-when-Wednesday (Def Squad)

I know, it's not Wednesday. But I'm a little dazed and confused after that job loss thing (LOL) so get over it!

rappers delight is my theme song!! I just LOOOVVE it! I can't explain why, but back in high school when I was feeling down I used to listen to the Def Squad version. The OG is great as well, but I LOVE Def Squad (esp Red).

Def Squad- Rappers Delight

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Eish... Thanks neh!!

Once again, at it again, time and time again!!
Once again Eish has shown me some love, so I'm showing some right back. Lord knows I need the love now that my black ass is unemplo... I mean... SELF EMPLOYED! LOL!!

I have mentioned this before. I'm going to be opening for International dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson on the 1st of May at Maynardville here in Cape Town, so make your way there. For more information got to whatsonsa. I think computicket is also selling tickets.

Thanks Eishman!! You rock!!
PS The first picture is of how I felt when I saw his post :)

PS (again) The band and I are gonna be reunited very soon for rehearsals!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Lost my job on my birthday

No lies... But that is not the point of this post. Although it does OFFICIALLY make me a full time musician (eeeek). This post is about my birthday.

Since today is my birthday it usually means gifts. I received a few great gifts, which I'm VERY VERY thankful for. But the one that stood out was THIS ONE:

When I received this gift on Saturday, my good buddy handed it to me and said "call me when you open it, so I can explain it to you." I thought it might need some assembling or something. OMG!!! I haven't called her because I think I have a fair idea what it is. Its sooo hilarious! I was having a crap birthday (because of loss of job) and opening that gift really cheered me up.

Now, I'm going to hide it somewhere in my room, until.... Until...
Oh who knows :)

Despite the loss of job, I have a lot to be grateful for:

Enough money to buy me 2 months to figure out this loss of job crap
The Nosh that I'm eating right now

& an AMAZING best friend :)

Marcee thanks for EVERYTHING!!! Love you like... Like Caz loves Marcee

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Taking you back to '43

Lena Horne - Stormy weather

Sometimes you just want to sit down with a cup of chai tea, reading a good book and listen to music from way back when :)

Bitches Brew

Calm Down Miles Davis fans, this one is not for you LOL!! It's no secret that I LOOOOOOVVVEEEE reading. So this year I decided that if I read a book by an 'international' author then the next one I read is going to be by an African one.

So far so good. I'm gonna start with one that I've read just recently: Bitches Brew by Fred Khumalo.

Not a great pic, but the other one was an extreme close up showing what looked like grey nose hair. So this one will do.

I admit that I started out with 3 Zakes Mda books, so I didn't have high expectations for the books to follow. Zakes Mda is my male Toni Morrison *swoon*... Oh, okay back to Bitches Brew. Marcee swapped it for 'Their eyes were watching God' with a friend. She read it straight after Zora Neal Hurston and Zakes Mda and was not impressed.

So ofcourse I approached the book with some scepticism. But I was hooked from page one. This book is such a lovely read. It;s a love story and you know how much I dislike soppy love stories. But this love story is immersed in SA history. I even recognised some of the characters and wished I had Fred's phone number. So I could call him up and say 'hey I know who that is supposed to be buti!"

Read Bitches Brew! LOVED IT!!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Way-back-when-Wednesday (227)

My parents and I used to love 227, although I think I would enjoy it more now that my English vocab has expanded LMBAO!!

227 (theme song)

This Giraffe made my day :)

So I was having an ICKY day and so I went over to Bridgets blog and I saw this site: cake wrecks, so I figured looking at cake is probably better than eating it... I've been craving cake since Sunday.

So the site turns out to be cool, but I didn't laugh out loud until I came across this gem below:

LMBAO!! It's too funny. SMH at someone actually selling it :)

Hope it makes your day too!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Opening for Linton Kwesi Johnson

Okay, I've been busy organsing promo for this... I almost forgot to put it up here *slapping myself HARD*

On the first of May (2009) I will be opening for Linton Kwesi Johnson's show here in Cape Town. I'll also be the MC, so if you have nothing to do on the public holiday swing by Maynardville. Tickets are available at computicket. For more information go to whats on SA.

LKJ is on tour in South Africa with the Dennis Bovell Duba Band. They'll be performing in Jhb, Durban, Cape Town (YAY!!) and Grahamstown. Don't say I didn;t tell you!!


PS: Going to be recording vocals for the first 6 songs next week. Tomorrow we are recording the rhythm section!! This album is REALLY happening *slapping myself again*

Monday, March 16, 2009

Who is Lulu Dikana

She is an AMAZING singer. Absolutely phenomenal. She is local singer Zonke's sister. She is an actress as well and she released her album My Diary My Thoughts last year.

Her song 'Life and Death' is being played a lot on radio and I LOVED IT SOOOOO MUCH I went to go and buy the album. Th rest of the album is good, but Life and death is definitely a stand out track. Her voice is so rich and beautiful, her lyrics thoughtful... All in all Lulu Dikana is a BREATHE OF FRESH AIR!!!

Lulu Dikana - Life and death


Sunday, March 15, 2009

In the past month and a bit...

I've ignored this blog (obviously), but I have been doing good things... PROMISE!!

I am working on recording a full length album (UNVEILED), which is costing me an arm and a leg, + GREEN getting lots of love on radio stations across South Africa. Yay!!

"If you're a teacup girl say yeah yeah..."

Attended a good friends wedding. IT WAS LOVELY!!

Yummy edible, name tags!!!

Ate mine in NO TIME!!!

How PRETTY are those cupcakes *swoon*

Amazing view!!!
Me with the bride and groom

And... THE CAKE!!!

Attended Skouspel (at Grandwest casino). No judgements! It was good & a friend of mine was performing in the show.
Karin Zoids performance was a highlight for Marcee!!!

Performed at the Womens Show (YAY!!!)

That lady aked for a hug after I did the second song, so I obliged :)

And Marcee found a strange pet (more on that later)

His name is Max...

Okay, I'm back!!!.... For real this time!!!