Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Amy! Amy! Amy!

RIP Amy Winehouse

Adele and Cullum on Amy Winehouse

"Amy paved the way for artists like me and made people excited about British music again whilst being fearlessly hilarious and blase about the whole thing. I don’t think she ever realised just how brilliant she was and how important she is," Adele wrote on her blog

"Not many people have it in them to do something they love, simply because they love it. with no fuss and no compromise. but she knew what she was capable of and didn’t even need to try. if she wanted to do something she would and if she didn’t she’d say fuck off. It came easy to her and that’s why we all loved her so much."

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Russell Brand On Amy Winehouse

When you love someone who suffers from the disease of addiction you await the phone call. There will be a phone call. The sincere hope is that the call will be from the addict themselves, telling you they’ve had enough, that they’re ready to stop, ready to try something new. Of course though, you fear the other call, the sad nocturnal chime from a friend or relative telling you it’s too late, she’s gone.

Frustratingly it’s not a call you can ever make it must be received. It is impossible to intervene.

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Lyrical Affair: Amy Winehouse - Some Unholy War

I've always had this crazy idea of Amy rusting her raw voice on one of my 2 favorite geniuses' movies, Tarantino or Scorsese. It's so clear in my head. Smokey, slow-motion and hard filled action film. Well, use your theater of the mind and go through the lyrics. Or maybe it's just my head...

"If my man was fighting
Some unholy war
I would be behind him
Straight shook up beside him
With strength he didn't know
It's you I'm fighting for
He can't lose with me in tow
I refuse to let him go
At his side and drunk on pride
Where he waits for the blow

Put it in writing
But who you writing for
Just us on kitchen floor
Justice done,
Reciting my stomach standing still
Like you're reading my will
He still stands in spite of what his scars say
And I'll battle till this bitter finale
Just me, my dignity and this guitar case

If, If my man is fighting some unholy war
And I will stand beside you
But who you dying for
B - I would have died too
I'd liked to
If my man was fighting
Some unholy war
If my man was fighting"

RIP Amy Winehouse

Monday, July 25, 2011

Today I Liked This:

LinkI've always had a crush on this word since I turned 18. It always gets the message across if used in the right context. Here's to my favorite, most judged word. Long Live FUCK!

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"You Should Be Stronger Than Me - You Know I'm No Good"

Mark Ronson: "she was my musical soulmate & like a sister to me. this is one of the saddest days of my life"

Lady Gaga: "Amy changed pop music forever, I remember knowing there was hope, and feeling not alone because of her. She lived jazz, she lived the blues."

The Dap-Kings, who sang on Back to Black and toured with Winehouse in 2007, along with singer Sharon Jones released a statement saying: "We are very sad to have lost Amy Winehouse today. She was one of a kind and we were fortunate to have had the chance to make music with her. She was always gracious and a pleasure to work with in the studio and on the road. She brought a lot of people joy with her voice and her irreverent personality. It is a tragedy that she was taken from us so soon when she had much more music to give."

Courtney Love, on tour in Moscow, has shared her thoughts on the tragic death of Amy Winehouse with Rolling Stone: "I'm not even going to say, 'Waste of glorious sublime talent," which I feel," Love said of the 27-year-old singer. "I'm fucking gutted. I tried with her, I tried twice."

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"I Said No! No! No!"

I was out with my bellas having a delicious lunch that went on to supper. Lovely catch-up conversations and after the sun set one of my friends shouted 'WHAT!'. We just looked at her and she said "Amy is dead". Just like that, my heart sunk. I let it sink in silence. Half the table was not shocked as my other friend from across the table. Dawn. She introduced me to Ms. Winehouse. Right there and then it hit me that our pain could have possible been the same. The look on her face was exactly how I felt inside. Slow crash.

I guess the reality that comes with putting aside the fact that we loved her music, is that drugs don't give a fuck about talent. One of my girls said "it would be a lie for me to say I didn't see it coming". She was right. But all that kept on going through my head was 'but she was gonna be alright! but she was gonna be alright!' and now she's no longer.

I remember the day I heard her music for the first time, it must have been a Friday. I remember Dawn ran to Sandton City to go purchase the album. We literally stopped Corinne Bailey-Rae's album and started playing 'Back To Black' and never looked back. We created memories listening to her 'soul exposed howling for help' lyrics. A musical spirited soul that sounded like she was born after her time. That raw old skool soul, especially for a Jewish British young lady.

May her soul rest in peace! I will forever play her records. That's for sure.

whatever happens, don't ever stop the music!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Spring Where Art Thou?

26Years Old

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Oh Snap! Vintage

I love the attitude that's packed in this picture. Let alone the 'brotha' looking over his queens. Classic!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wonder Woman Wednesday: Natasha B

Almost 40

I am intolerant, sometimes intolerable.
I am better than I know I am.
I knew this once when I was a child, but it got buried.
The winds were strong, the dust loose.
I know this about myself again.

Almost 40, almost Mum, almost wife.
Almost myself.

by: Natasha

Friday, July 15, 2011

O P P I K O P P I 2011

Line-up confirmed so far, from Z-A

Zakes Bantwini
World Wrestling PHederation And East Rand Wrestling club
Who Killed Johannes Kerkorrel? (MK Bushveld Cinema)
Voƫlvry (MK Bushveld Cinema)
Vinny Da Vinci
Van der Want/Letcher
Twelv & Thesis
Tumi and the Volume
Tommy Gun
Thibo Tazz
The Wedding DJ's
The Lise Chris Band
The La Els
The December Streets
Shannon Hope
Sedge Warbler
Roger Ballen Photographic exhibition
Roger Ballen - Memento Mori (MK Bushveld Cinema)
Riku Latti
Richard The Third
Red Huxley
Purple Sneaker Party
Punk in Africa (MK Bushveld Cinema)
Porselynkas (MK Bushveld Cinema)
Planet Joy
Oros in 'n Lang Glas
Only When it Rains
Moe Joe
Max Hoba
Leighton Moody
Laurie Levine
LARK (electro set)
Kid Fonque
Joint Nation
Johnny en die Maaiers (MK Bushveld Cinema)
James Phillips: Famous for not being famous (MK Bushveld Cinema)
Hot Water
Haggis and Bong and Pipe Bong
Gary Herselman (the legendary Kerels frontman)
Fokofpolisiekar "Forgive them for they know not what they do” (MK Bushveld Cinema)
Famaz Attack
DJ Skeelo
DJ Low
DJ ID & Raiko
Deep Sixty
David Kramer (feat Jack Parow, Francois v Coke, Laudo Liebenberg and more)
Dance, You're on Fire
Card on Spokes
Bellville Rock City (MK Bushveld Cinema)
B Team
Ashishi & Greg
Albert Frost & Rob Nagel
Afrikaaps (MK Bushveld Cinema)
2nd Guess'd

IT'S GONNA GET SIIIIICK!!!!!!! (Yes, I am screaming)


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Wednesday, July 13, 2011


01. Black Cow feat. Phonte and Sy Smith
02. Let It Go feat. Nicholas Ryan Gant
03. Driving feat. Sy Smith
04. Marzipan feat. Eric Roberson and Phonte
05. Everything She Wants feat. Phonte
06. Same Ole Love feat. Jeanne Jolly
07. Playing Your Game, Baby feat. Anthony David

Produced by Zo! and Phonte for Chapter 3hree Verse 5ive Music/The Foreign Exchange Music, LLC

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Wonder Woman Wednesday: L. Boogie

I have been listening to Lauryn and Ziggy Marley's cover of 'Redemption Song' for two days and man oh man!

Any who, I figured why not dedicate WWW to Ms. Hill.

Have a lovely Wednesday :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Eye See Music: Dear Friends: An Evening With The Foreign Exchange

01. Introduction/Fight For Love
02. All Roads
03. Take Off The Blues
04. Lose Your Way/Band Introductions
05. House Of Cards
06. Greatest Weapon Of All Time
07. Something In The Way She Moves
08. Laughing At Your Plans
09. Daykeeper
10. I Wanna Know
11. Steal Away feat. Jeanne Jolly
12. All The Kisses feat. Amber & Paris Strother of KING

Once again Nicolay and Phonte are showing off their skills. Dear Friends: An Evening With The Foreign Exchange is an acoustic jamming session with random friends and supporters. I truly love the first 2 tracks I've listened to thus far. 'Laughing At Your Plans' and 'All The Kisses'.

Also, they did one of my most precious songs that I personally share with a friend, 'Daykeeper (live)'. Its upbeat and very old skool Mississippi-like. I love it. This means I don't only have to slow dance to it.

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*for the love of music*