Album Review (Rushay Booysen – PE)

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It’s been a while since I’ve shared a review. I’m back with some more Summer 196 love. The last review was by Nadia from New York, this time we move back to SA with Rushay Booysen. I don’t change these reviews in any way. I copy and paste them as I receive them. So here is Rushay’s review —->

I’ve been graced with a long overdue taste of your debut album
“Invincible Summer” ,A delightful twelve track album that delivers on a
lot of highs. I’ve got to say this about your album its simplistically
graceful and delivers a musical punch.The album also manages to strike
a balance between production and vocals.I was extremely awed by the
slick production and how you maintained a message when the music could
easily have overshadowed your vocals and ultimately your message.Black
Porcelain manages to create an album that is musically and visually
appealing

Correct me if im wrong but this is a musical diary,written,compiled
and delivered by Black Porcelain! I can title this album jazz,soul,pop
but i would rather label it music cos it appeals to any person that
appreciates good music.There’s a number of standout tracks that caught
my ear but i will focus on “Hot Pink” a banger that could lace any
dance floor at Ministry of Sound or Pacha.I love how you able to
navigate through emotions and how well the tracks balance each
other.My favorite track on the album is  “Johnny” this piano laden
track also exposes Black Porcelain’s vocal range,while expressing some
heartfelt emotion over this “Johnny”.Without saying too much,purchase
the album and put on your Skullcandy’s

-Rushay Booysen

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Look at those eyes. Are those they eyes of a liar? NO! Rushay is no liar, so you better get yourself a copy of Invincible Summer
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That hat is EVERYTHING!!

The album is available from iTunes or you can get it from me and I will post it to you.

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May Book 1 (Philida)

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May Book (Philida)

Marcee raved about A Dry White Season by Andre Brink so when we were at the book store and I saw Philida I thought I would give it a try.

I’m not sorry that I bought this book. It’s the story about Philida, a slave, and the journey to becoming free. Free from her ‘owners’ and the secrets that threaten to cripple her. I also enjoyed some of the history in the book. I live in Cape Town, so that made the book even more interesting for me.

The Blues

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I came back to Cape Town and thought everything would just fall back into place. Losing someone is major. The emotions are unbelievably complicated and heavy. Didn’t feel much like posting here or doing anything else. BUT…. I’m back!! Sorta. Not 100% yet but ready to keep things moving.

Oh it is getting COLD in Cape Town. My apartment is cold even in Summer so you can imagine what kind of madness I’m experiencing right now.

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Nancy always cheers me up :)