Album Review (Nomsa Mdhluli)

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Being a D.I.Y artist means I get to have fun with this release. A few days ago I came up with an idea that I’m calling Summer 196. I want to see if I can get at least one review of my album (Invincible Summer) from all 196 countries in the world. So far I have about 10 lined up. The first one is by Nomsa Mdhluli.

Smooth, laid-back, sophistcated, a vaguely Jazzy sounds: aptly
describes the album: Invincible.

The track ‘Today is the Day’ best displays Black Porcelain’s alluring
and smooth voice, the music arrangement on the song is world class.
It’s no surprise that it’s attracting International attention.

Another of my favourite tracks on the album: Aching Head- offers a
giddy and catchy tune and is instantly memorable with clever lyrics.

This album will definitely be accompanying me on my next road trip!

- Nomsa Mdhluli (Cape Town South Africa)

nomsa 1Nomsa 2Nomsa currently lives in Cape Town and she works in radio as a producer and presenter. If you would like to be a part of Summer 196, leave a comment below and we’ll talk. I would like the next review not to be from South Africa though.

CoverThe album is out. Yay!! It is available on iTunes and you can buy it via PayPal or makeĀ  an EFT, we contact you and post it. So many options. Go HERE to choose one that works for you.

Valentines Day or something like that…

I have never celebrated Valentines Day. Not even when I was younger. It was interesting to watch other people get caught up in the spirit of love or whatevs. I once received flowers and a teddy bear when I was at university, but that is another story for another day.

As you know I’ve been tweeting over at CurateZAR‘s account this week. Every week a different South African tweets from that account and shares some of their experiences. It is a lovely way to see how different & similar some of our experiences are. I’ve even followed some other Rotation Curation accounts. I feel like my whole world just got bigger. One of the people following @CurateZAR is Sonia Cabano and she told me about a kitchen party she was hosting on Valentines Day at the V&A Waterfront Food Market. Food is my first love, so I took my beloved Marcee with me and we went to go and celebrate our love for food :)

The party was upstairs and I had to drag myself away from all the other food places. I need to go back to the market soon.
The party was upstairs and I had to drag myself away from all the other food places. I need to go back to the market soon.
We received a complimentary mojito to get things started. Mine was a little too sweet.
We received a complimentary mojito to get things started. Mine was a little too sweet.
They had me at Free WiFi :)
They had me at Free WiFi :)
The cooking started. Marcee was making wedges and I was making meatballs
The cooking started. Marcee was making wedges and I was making meatballs
How cool is this 'compostable' cup. Marcee was drinking G&T
How cool is this ‘compostable’ cup. Marcee was drinking G&T
Sat next to an 8yr old boy (he was there with his dad) who was reading this book. He read a few pages to me as we ate.
Sat next to an 8yr old boy (he was there with his dad) who was reading this book. He read a few pages to me as we ate.
We all got to make our own pizza. I had peppers, mushrooms, olives, rocket & basil pesto on mine. YUM!
We all got to make our own pizza. I had peppers, mushrooms, olives, rocket & basil pesto on mine. YUM!
I wore these earrings. Marcee bought them for me. Pink is becoming one of my favourite colours.
I wore these earrings. Marcee bought them for me. Pink is becoming one of my favourite colours.

Hope you had a great valentines day. Food & I really enjoyed our day together ;)

CurateZAR

I was recently approached by the folks at CurateZAR to tweet for them for a week.

I wasn’t entirely sure what they wanted me to do because I have my own twitter account: @BlckPorcelain. Basically CurateZAR is agreat platform to get to know different South Africans; what makes them tick, what do they do all day, their surroundings etc. Every week there is a different person and they share their experience in THEIR South Africa.

I was very nervous yesterday because I didn’t really know what to tweet about, but the followers were all very kind and played nicely. This is only week 2, so its fairly new. Follow @CurateZAR and meet a different South African every week.

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Give me popcorn everyday

Give me popcorn everyday

I keep telling you that Nancy and I are twin souls. I love popcorn so much. This is probably what addiction feels like. I try to eat popcorn every single day. The only reason I don’t is because Marcee side eyes me and complains that I need to eat ‘healthy’ food. Aren’t ‘seeds’ good for you? Ha ha ha ha.

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I don’t understand Halloween

I don't understand Halloween

I am not a fan of Halloween, I don’t understand it and I find it slightly amusing that South Africans have started celebrating it. That being said I came across this little darling. Dressing up as one of my favourite movie characters AND being cute, this guy wins!

Image via The Classy Issue (click on it to go there)

Serenades 1

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Although my music is on the playlist of countries in 36 countries… I’m still finding it hard to get radio here in South Africa to play my music. This isn’t one of those ‘woe is me’ type posts. I am the queen of D.I.Y when it comes to my music.

Manager Lady and I decided to go straight to the people with the release of my new single ‘Hot Pink’. So we started ‘serenading’ people at their offices. It is A LOT of fun to rock up at people’s offices and have fun with music. This week we did 4 of those Porcelain Serenades.When we arrive at the offices everyone is a little reserved because this is not something that happens all the time. But I have them singing along in no time ;)

Thanks to the awesome people at Cape Town Magazine, Rolling Stone, Have You Heard and Liquorice.

At Cape Town Magazine offices
They were an awesome bunch to start the serenades with

At Rolling Stone, that’s the editor (Miles) in the corner of the pic

Got Pink cupcakes for the masses. The song I’m launching is called Hot Pink :)
At Liquorice. I was expecting just a few people and it turned out to be more than 20 of them he he he.

I can’t wait to do this again next week. I told you its been awesome week.

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