Thursday, August 11, 2011

a Thursday post

[to the sounds of Jacksonville - Sufjan Steven ]

Yesterday, being a lovely day I was lucky enough to go for a quick flight.
Been about a year and a bit since I've been up in a little plane.

this week has flown by

quick before you close the tab
sms SABC to 38722
I believe we can make a difference 

Friday, August 5, 2011


in which it rains the whole day and I get bored and decide to go through this year in photos and listened to 

rainy   weekend
stay warm

Friday, July 29, 2011

a Mr Somebody.

The movie Mr Nobody got me thinking.

I've rediscovered my emotions. Went through a stage when I had just about none. Most importantly I've found the things that really make me upset.

On that note, I'm not one for a pity party and there are many things I miss, and I've realised (being the year of many realisations) that I'm the one who put myself on this constant road of discovery so I have to make the most of it.

Saying bye bye to July now. You were a really nice month a little bit strange for me because you were completely unplanned but still, had a good time.

When we were with family during the holiday we spent the one evening watching this man and his team do musical masterly on the stage. Falling asleep listening to this. Then waking up the next morning to a puppy biting my toes off. 

So basically I'm loving old talent and old people at the moment.
The word I'm going for is respect. 
Have a jolly weekend everyone
next Monday
new month!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

not having a nice day

turned a bit better when I spent time with music.
which I do love.

here are 15 songs that I've been liking lately.

Cecilia (Simon and Garfunkel cover) - Two Door Cinema Club     
Puddle Jumpers - Big White Clouds         
JEJUNE - Air Drops                                          
Oh, Why - BALAM
East Harlem - Beirut       
Shimmychick - Bobby    
Rum Hee - Shugo Tokumaru                                      
Bootie Brown/Gorillaz  - Demon Days    
Tell 'Em - Sleigh Bells     
A Better Son/Daughter - Rilo Kiley           
Kind of Guy - Yawn         
Jesus Christ - Brand New                            
Drunk - Stray Dogg         
All of Us - Painted Palms                                              
The Armour of Lana - Mura Mura        

  some advice. if you drive a really big Landy look when you reverse .
that way.  you might not bump other peoples cars. which I have now done twice.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Love Is A Building On Fire (Talking Heads cover) - Common Prayer

Made friends with a puppy who proceeded to make friends with my slippers. 

watched a decent amount of dstv. mainly MK where I was nicely impressed
Followed by lots of Top Gear. 

We drove
we ended up on a farm where there where animals. 
the rest of the weekend was driving to hunt, hunting to drive. driving to find the hunters. and amazing view.

Now that I've gone through the photos I've realized yet again that I'm one very lucky person. 
and I want an Irish Terrier cause they are very cute. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

on the road

This year has turned into a road of discovery.

When we lived in Joburg I was nicely unaware of anything but always questioned, never asked why because that didn't seem like the right question, but rather why not. or I didn't say anything.

My dream and everything was to be my mother which included me hardly ever leaving her side or sight. If it was now you could have called me an attachment to my mothers leg. On certain days if anyone tried to touch or even look at me they would get a look down by me and I'd gab onto her. My favourite was her skirts, they seemed the best to hide behind. Then came trying to get me to go to pre school, had to be ushered into that, without my knowledge of course I got a sweet when I'd finished crying. So soon the crying stopped and school started.

From then on I think I was quite the happy child.
My next question, to my mother: "What music did you listen to when you were little?"
I think I was about 7 or 8 when this ground breaking question was asked. Only to be completely confused by the answer of "I don't know" or "we didn't". That was confusion.
But as persistent as an only daughter can be I asked on and got an answer:


Which was basically everything my dad had played for us but in a females voice. and ba bang, I started to sing along. Well, that is the time frame I remember.
Right now on track 9 - Lily, Rosemary & The Jack of Hearts.

Reminds me of our old curtains or where our couches used to be. Or our lounge to be precise and the the smell of dust, but I think that might be because of the CD player that we used. This might have also started my love for playing card games,  butterflies and the constant nag I have to make sure that everyone else is alright. 

"no nothing could ever come between the Lily and her Jack of Hearts"
Rosemary did not make it to the end of the song. Listening to it now again this is a very bleak song.
Didn't seem to worry me cause it was a good skipping or spinning song.
ok. the song is almost 9minutes long. There is possibility that I stopped listening to the verse and only sang a long to the chorus.

next on the list is:

I remember being like wait I know this. Where are the words. Why are there no worlds, what are the words?
Then the annoying air pipe things would irritate me so the first song was never listened to. One of the reasons why I'm very picky over who does a Simon and Garfunkel cover, it can be done very badly. I think I made a point of never putting this CD in. Or I'd skip to track 3. Wake up Little Susie.

[I should add here that our kitten/now teenager cat has taken it upon himself to be the defender of our house, cat fight happening right now]

From there on I learnt every word or the tune really well. Right now its reminding me of when I did pilates which usually turned into me attempting not to laugh while finding my inner core muscles cause Celtic music can get very repetitive.

enough of that

the next CD I found this morning was:

I have never seen West Side Story. I'm not too sure I even know the actual Story but I know the music.
I'm going to say that this lead me straight into my love for swing music. And the fashion and everything that goes into it. And now that I've googled it I see that the music has been everywhere.

Which reminded me of this movie

while feeling pretty and witty funny and ....

hope everyone has a happy week

Friday, July 8, 2011

.look, stop, take a breath.

Finally on holiday

and first stop
why of coarse, the beach

no waves for the brother
but plenty much needed sunshine for me.

Went dinner at Yamas in Somerset West
Greek food yes please!
And as always a song
kid - brazos

look at us in the morning too tired to get a shirt on too tired to get a raise
listen up car, start, get ready to go
put me on your shoulder take me where you want
like "oh my god i'm here, i'm not"
we used to build cities out of old plastic blocks
and at the end of the day
we'd tear them down for fun
now we've got to build a solid structure to stand on
and i am your second skin
now we've got a second set of teeth to take care of

i am the strapping young son in the second grade
i'm here to take from you your thoughts
my teachers think i'm quiet cause i do everything they say
they talk; i play with puppets by myself in my back yard
while the other kids tramp through the woods,toy guns around their arms
ask yourself, ask yourself and i know you'll come up dry
when i still wake you up at three AM for no reason
i am your second skin

look, stop, take a breath
my mother says
don't forget to turn the light off when you leave a room, son
no, I'm not done yet, there's wet paint upon my hands
i'm here to take from you your thoughts
and I shall never finish up
i'll make myself no man
weekend time.x. 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

who is he? I wonder

[to the sounds of  The French Open - Foals]

with Jane Austin in mind I found this:

wont upload and I really have no clue why.


Internet self taught.
it can be done. 

now is when i get productive and continue working on  business plan

Thursday, June 23, 2011

a name

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet."

have a challenge for everyone: find the meaning of my name, without breaking out into song. 

i Am
  • a song, well two songs (Beatles and Guns 'n Roses)
  • a hurricane, 2001
  • then you get to being the feminine version of being a Michael or not to be confused with me minus an l 
  • at school there were 5 of us. 
  • an actress. 
  • Just found out that I'm also a German singer
  •  the mother of Heath Ledger's child. (amped about that one
  • a first lady 
turning talent into beauty
but appreciating where things comes from. 

two in one day

.time on hands.

What happens to a family minus a computer:
you get time on your hands: 

conversations start re occurring

and then, the fight for the computer:

Have a great weekend  everyone

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


what a weekend away does to a person:
as in complete shutdown from world, well I tried, the sport was the only thing that got me going this weekend. 

I've learnt to:

that's me for now
short and sweet. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I Can't Wait To Come Home - Greg Coplen

Its only Tuesday and I'm thinking about last year this time.
Last year this week I was getting ready to spend a weekend in the Eastern Cape.
Which turned into a 5day adventure just to get back by the 11th. 
Still some of the best memories. 

I've grown accustom to being very productive in winter. Call it cabin fever or over eager, don't read too much into it. 

New play list: 
next step is getting this play list thing all hip and downloadable
until then, go find the songs on your [insert media player of choice] (soon to be icloud)
or make your own comfort mix. 

Silver Stallion - Cat Power       
Armistice - Phoenix       
Blind - TV on the Radio
Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa - Hot Chip & Peter Gabriel
Fake Empire - The National               
I Can't Wait To Come Home Greg Coplen       
Thieves - She & Him      
Hugging My Grudge - The Boy Least Likely To    
Strictly Game - Harlem Shakes           
New Start To Start - Hark The Herons     
Girls - The 23 String Band    
Barny Rubble - The Twang      
Moving To New York - The Wombats
Psychic City -YACHT              
Main Attraction - Howard Roark        
Never Been Alone - The Cutaway      
Take a Vacation! - The Young Veins           
Waiting...  - City and Colour    

usually, i just want to be the be the be the ball. 

Monday, June 6, 2011

A Funny Thing - Penguin Prison

not joking when i say baby steps
this morning I clicked too many clicks and my brain is semi confused.
but oh wells
one thing at a time
look, you can now see my tweets on my blog. >

have a good  everyone

Friday, June 3, 2011

Wind From The South - Gertrudes

how not to have a cat nap: 

  • read this:

  • listen to this: 

kinda like a flat liner right? 

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Many things happen in June
[to the sounds of: Rococo  - Arcade Fire]

June used to mean the end of the middle of the year. Teachers filling your head with what seems silly and gearing up for exams. Last year June was us (South Africa) gearing up for the World Cup. 

For me, June is means touching base. The mix of the winter and the cabin fever leads to walks down many lanes of winter pasts. Old remedies to fight the cold in form of food, clothing and shelter. 

Or, exam/crunch time: what must get done before an hour of studying is done:
  • study time table (colour coordinated with weekend plans clearly marked)
  • tea
  • re arrange desk
  • fire
  • feed any animal in house
  • tea
  • computer
  • tea
  • stoke fire
  • re do study time table cause you realized missed out on a must attend event
  • save cat from amazing sleep
  • tea
  • fire
  • feed yourself
  • look at books and study for about 45mins then,
  • "i think i need more tea"
Then this amazing thing happens, well for me
among all the grumbling of cold fingers, toes and noses.
there is always that one day. The day when the sun does shine, it may be an ineffective sunshine, you'll have to stand in the "light" for about 5 minutes to feel any defrosting happen but alas. you breath the breath of mist and your face appreciated the sunshine. 

June, is when the could are at their best.
Well, the clouds the sea and the sand. 

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Month of May.

how to say goodbye to the month of may:
-leftover food turned into amazing meals.
-last but not least bread and wine.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Shimmering Thing - Cara Beth Satalino

this is a new song
for me
had it for a while and iTunes politely gave it to me this morning

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


this one has taken a while because of life and all

 Your Only Doll  - Dora
What Is It Like - Youth Sounds
I'll Bring The Sun
light up - Snow Patrol
Swing life away - Rise Against
Codex - Radiohead
Keep It Quiet (Bear) - Ra Ra Riot
Summertime - Lonnie Walker
Red Boots - Josh Grierson
Strangers - The Fling
Ragged Wood - Fleet Foxes
Bunker or Basement - Fionn Regan
Able To - Eternal Summers
Let's Go Surfing - The Drums
Orange Shirt - Discovery
When My Time Comes - Dawes
Slick - Chew Lips
Hero - Bloc Party
Cold Flame - Band Of Skulls
On My Way Back Home - Band Of Horses
The Summer - Balmorhea
In This Diary - The Ataris So Long,
Colors - April Smith and the Great Picture Show B

thank you to everyone who is supporting me

drive safe and play safe
but most importantly
have fun

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

summertime - Lonnie Walker

hello there world. 
advise to anyone who wants to start a blog
once your dad knows there is no turning back. 
cause once he can check your bad editing and spelling mistakes you want to make everything perfect. 

here is a song that i'm liking a lot at the moment. 

It’s a tired summer morning because the days are so long laying outside in the grass eating corndogs in the sun 
As the cigarette ash lays in mountains on the earth spend all your money on gas just to go fast in reverse 
and as my Mom told me son you better organize your life 
and as my Dad told me son you better organize your life 
and as my Sister told me brother I think that you’re alright 

Thank you, I think I’m alright too 
I like to wash my car with my eighties clothes attached though it is no longer the eighties you know I wish I could go back 
Back to being born again and have a second chance at life and then I would do the exact same thing because I like to do things twice 
I do the best I can with this head that I got It’s a mighty fine nice head and it’s got mighty fine nice thoughts
If my brain had legs and it could walk around the block well it would wear a pair of sunglasses and Coppertone sunblock 
All the people would be jealous as they saw it walk with style with its spinal cord a-waggin’ and its neurons running wild 
But there is no need for braggin’ of all the words that it may speak for there are no lips attached to tell the ideas that it keeps 
I keep my head above my shoulders that’s the only place it stays I keep my hair on my head until the day that falls away 
I keep my pubic hair well trimmed I keep my face very well shaved my toenails are never long because I cut them every day 
I walk with my back up to space and a smile on my face
I loved a woman once little miss name that’s not unique she was a fag hag and had a black bag where she carried her matchsticks 
Then she would strike them off my scruffy beard and all the smoke would get so thick That I would run away she would not stay she had found another prick That little bitch
But I keep a place in my heart for all good friends of mine even though we all get old and we get lost in time 
You keep me high as mountains and I feel like a fatty tree I hope I’ve helped you out as much as you have helped out me 
I keep my head above my shoulders that’s the only place it stays I keep my hair on my head until the day that falls away 
I keep my pubic hair well trimmed I keep my face very well shaved my toenails are never long because I cut them every day 
I walk with my back up to space and a smile on my face 

These days


play safe everyone