SO CLOSE

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When I first started the pre-order gwan, I did it because I was TIRED. I was tired of old ways of thinking. You know; make music, send it to radio, shoot an uber expensive music video, it gets played on TV, the people know you, the music stores stock your album, people buy your album and it might even be certified Gold.

I thought ‘there has to be a different way to do this’. I didn’t know what the outcome would be. Manager Lady has always been confident that people would be pre-order the album (Invincible Summer). She believed that the Serenades would be a hit. She was right. And I love her for that.

Look at that beautiful number!!!

99 AWESOME people have pre-ordered Invincible Summer. I am FLOORED. I am honoured. I’m scared and I am crying. You have no idea how much rejection and BS, I’ve dealt with. This journey has been lonely and exhausting sometimes and I am so very grateful to the 99 people who have pre-ordered my album. Thank you for making this D.I.Y artist happy. Thank you :)

Have you pre-ordered the album yet?

We’re so close to 100 pre-orders. So close! Please keep spreading the word. If you want the pre-order information, just sms/WhatsApp ‘Invincible’ to +27826436020 and we’ll let you know what to do next. SO CLOSE to 100!!

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)

Lucky Number 76

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Its no secret that I’m excited (and frightened by) the upcoming album launch. A few days ago we launched the pre-order competition; pre-order Invincible Summer and you could win and performance by me and my band (anywhere in SA). If you’re outside of the country and are bummed about not winning a performance… Sorry. But you DO get a limited edition Invincible Summer T-shirt when you pre-order the album (YAY!!)

You KNOW you want to pre-order the album

Since the day we announced the campaign, I felt the doubt start to creep in. You know the usual B.S that goes through your mind when you are doing something that REALLY matters to you. Today my manager lady told me that we have EXACTLY 76 PRE-ORDERS OF THE ALBUM! 76! 

To some, this may seem like nothing. But to someone like me. Who has no label, no budget, just a dream, my talent, my Manger Lady and a good attitude (mostly). This is a BIG DEAL! It means that out there somewhere there are 76 people who really like my music and believe that the album is worth ordering. I am SO HAPPY! So happy that 76 people took time out of their busy lives and actually PRE-ORDERED MY ALBUM!

Thank you. Thank you. THANK YOU! Please keep spreading the word and don’t ever stop being so amazing.

Grateful & ecstatic Porcelain :)

Word!

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Word!

I LOVE Melody’s stuff. Got my bestie some awesome M.E stuff for her birthday. I’m thinking of getting myself something for Christmas. Yessir!

Image via Melody’s Blog (click on it to visit her blog)

A Week Ago

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Exactly a week ago I ran 10km (Gun Run). I had never run 10km before and I didn’t know what to expect. A few months ago we ran 5km at the Spar Women’s Race, but we felt that 5km was not enough. Twice a week Marcee and I run about 7km, so it’s not like we hadn’t prepared. That race will go down as one of the toughest and most fun thing we’ve done this year. The last 2km were definitely more difficult. I felt like my legs were turning to jelly ha ha ha.

I always used to think that I was not a ‘physical’ person, but I was wrong. I enjoy pushing myself and that great feeling after having done something that you thought you couldn’t do.

Posing with the medals. My legs were threatening to ‘give in’.
I forced little bro & Marcee to take a ‘leisurely stroll’ through Green Point Park, the car was parked so far away from the Finish :(
The other runners making their way to their cars
So impressed with the recycling bins at the park. Nice one!

I was going to post the photo of my little bro helping me along as my legs were seriously letting me down, but he asked me to delete it.

Bearded and What Now?

A few weeks ago while I was filling up (my car) I saw a man with a beard. He was so HOT I immediately tweeted that I would kiss him AND his beard. I can’t say that I was a beard girl before… But I think I am becoming one. Thanks to the tumblr Bearded and Black I can (safely) look at some hotties with beards. This is a safe space, so no judgement!

I visited the blog today and saw the most talented and good looking Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def)

Law’ ha’ mercy!!

This made me find one my MOST favourite-est songs by this dude, check out the video below.

BOP TV used to play music videos late at night and I used to stay up on a Friday or Saturday night to see this one.

Rose Tinted Saturday

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Friday night was spent drinking LOTS of wine at a friends house, sitting around a fire.

Didn’t feel like making breakfast, so we walked to our favourite breakfast spot in our hood (Hout Bay). Pretty neh?
Marcee… She says she was still drunk lol. She DID have too much tequila ha ha ha.
In last night’s clothes. Go ahead and judge me :(
Went to go an pick up a book that I ordered 2 weeks ago. This is my December book :)

Once I got home, I got back into bed and DIED. The only reason I got out of bed, showered and wore ‘fresh’ clothes is because we had to go to the launch of wine whiskers. We won prizes (wine he he he). Had lotsa fun with friends. I didn’t take any pics at the event because I feel weird asking people to stop telling awesome stories and pose for the camera. Nobody wants to be that person. Don’t be that person :(

This was actually on my bucket list: taking one of those mirror pics. It was our first time, so we didn’t do a very good job ha ha ha.

September Book (Maru)

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Over at the last blog I used to ‘review’ books that I was reading. Why? At the beginning of the year I decided that I would try to read at least one book a month. I am very happy to say that I have been VERY successful. That is not a humble brag. I AM bragging. The only month that I didn’t finish a book was August and that is because I had a very big writing project and a very tight deadline.

My September book is Maru by Bessie Head. I had been searching for this book for 2 years and couldn’t find it any book stores. Darling little brother got it for me as a birthday present this year (how sweet is that guy?).

Maru is so beautifully written. I was drawn in from the first sentence. The story is about, orphaned Masarwa, teacher Margaret Cadmore and her arrival in the small village of Dilepe. Most people like her are slaves and the town is not sure what to make of her. Something beautiful happens and that something leads to some awesome and inexplicable events. I hate getting into the details of a book, for fear of spoiling it for you. I felt like the book was too short and I’m definitely going to read it again (during the holidays).

Bessie Head

The book is written by the incredible Bessie Head. A South African who later moved to Botswana and wrote till she died. She died young (48) but I am grateful that she wrote. I am a lover of Bessie Head. Her writing is nothing short of a gorgeous display of genius. Thank you Bessie Head.

I will share some of the books that I read and shared over at my last blog. In the meantime get familiar with Bessie Head.

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