My album Invincible Summer is now on iTunes. You know how long it has taken me to get here. This whole project was self financed and done D.I.Y style. Click on the image and it will take you straight to iTunes
Was doing some work this morning & decided to look at the album sleeve. Wanted to share some of my excitement with you. In a few days I will be sending out pre-ordered copies AND announcing the winner of the performance. Yaaaaaaaay!!! He he he my desktop is often a mess (don’t judge)
Once in a while I come across an interview with an author that makes me want to go out and buy their books. This is one of those interviews. Adding one of his books to my 2013 reading list. For reals.
I’ve decided that this year I’m going to work on some D.I.Y projects for my home. Nothing major just some stuff to make it feel more ‘me’.
I never thought I would say thins, but this Jack Daniels hand wash/mouth wash dispenser is charming. So… So me! (Via The Classy Issue – click on image to go there)
When I was younger, growing up in Soweto, this song used to come on every day in the week leading up to Christmas. It makes me happy and sad.
SABC has moved on and they don’t play it anymore. Thank goodness for internet This was the only decent-ish video I could find. And you can sing along if you want ha ha.
I like this song. A LOT! He had me with ‘Get Lifted’. John can do no wrong in my eyes/ears. Enjoy the Saturday Jam.
I know this is weird, but I can’t help thinking how trusting he must be to let the woman in the video touch his face (and lips). Yeah, its weird. But I have a thing about people touching my face. Eeeuw. I don’t know where your hands have been. Ha ha ha. I’m gonna stop.
I moved from Blogger to WordPress, so I’m sharing some of the books I have read this year. Here is what I wrote about Sometimes There Is a Void, pulled directly from the old blog:
Zakes Mda is one of my favourite authors, so much so that this month I am reading two of his books. I was reading Cion when I bought Sometimes there is a Void (Memoirs of an Outsider). I stopped reading Cion, not because it was boring but because my curiosity got the better of me. I wanted to know where my favourite authors was from, where his love for writing came from, what his childhood was like etc.
I was unable to put this book down. It made me realise just how little I knew about the history of Lesotho and the ‘arts scene’ in South Africa. It almost felt like I had gone to visit him in his home and every day was spent just listening to him talk. I am not disappointed that I bought the book. His honesty made me appreciate him even more.
I will be reading Cion for the rest of the month. 2 book in February? I’m impressed with myself *wink*
Update: A few months after I read this book I got to meet Zakes Mda and his beautiful wife Gugu Nkosi. This was truly a dream come true. I have tried for a long time to blog about what this meeting has meant to me. But words fail me. All I can say is that Zakes Mda is one of the most incredible people that I have met this year. He is relaxed and always interested in hearing what people have to say. Maybe I should also include that he is funny, we had many laughs. Zakes is very passionate about South Africa; both he and Gugu want to come back home and be part of the ‘solution’. AND Sometimes There Is a Void was made it on to the New York Times list of 100 Notable Books of 2012. I am not at all surprised. Well done Ntate Mda!
I’m LOVE Aerosmith. I jokingly call Steve Tyler ‘my husband’. My friends think I’m crazy (excuse the pun). I blast this song loud in my car when I need a ‘lift’.
The video is fine, if you like that kind of thing. But the song… WINNER!!