Wednesday, July 28, 2010


“After believing she spotted her son in a travelling caravan, a distraught mother returns to the island of El Hierro, where son disappeared three years previously.”

I recently watched this film, which is categorized under Horror but I found it more along the lines of; a visual account of denial, grief and acceptance, the only horror, which can be related, is the fear of losing someone you love.It is a haunting piece where my eyes were competing with Victoria Falls at the end. Honestly acted, Beautifully scored, jaw dropping locations and AMAZINGLY art directed.

HIERRO TRAILER from Gabe Ibañez on Vimeo.

This piece by Zacarias M. De La Riva who scored the film, to me best represents the movie.(if for some reason it doesnt show just click here to go directly to the page.)

Zacarias M. De La Riva - Bathroom by Mtti

Monday, July 26, 2010

Eye Candy

I first came across the work of Will Cotton when I was lost in the set design of the new Katy Perry song California Gurls" (must admit its kinda catchy so sue me), turns out he art directed it, researching a bit further I discoverd his paintings and fell in love. He even opened a pop up Bakery to further the experience of his work. Check out his website and view the "California Gurls" music vid

Katy Perry ft. Snoop Dogg California Gurls (HD)
from sebk on Vimeo.

Sunday, July 18, 2010




(gayer, gayest)

Datedlight-hearted and carefree:

"Kylie and the Scissor Sisters had a gay of a time at Glastonbury 2010"

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Simply Slashing

Due to the overwhelming support in response to the "Super' post recently, Caitlin. I have decided to utilize my mutant abilities of not giving a fuck, coz I'm just too busy getting blown away by this awesome producer called Jumping Back Slash. He's making SA beats to the next level yo, I'd like to think of it as the progression of the Kwaito and house music coming out of the country in the 90's, groups like; Bongo Maffin, Boom Shaka, Abashanti??, Brend Fassie and Arthur etc. Coz for me nowadays Kwaito is the equivalent of an American rap video but with a Mazda parked at a shabeen with bikinis.

So its just refreshing to hear this kind of music being made unfortunately it takes a foreigner to do it but Im not complaining maybe the local "muso's" will take notice and go "oh fuck our music is shit, lets change that." Jumping Back Slash is the perfect combination of African beats, house and a whole lot of appeal.

Have a listen here

and a cool remix he created..

Jade - Don't Walk Away (JBS Simba Zombo Relick) by Jumping Back Slash

Sunday, July 4, 2010


After a very eventful weekend in the city, I was doing some admin(facebook) and had my iTunes on shuffle when up popped a song that makes me ashamed I have never really paid attention to the artist. the man in question is Bob Dylan and the song Times they are a changin" Its quite interesting how I discovered this song and why I was blown away by the excution of where it was used. Theres a reason why it works so well and with that comes a story…

Growing up in small town Benoni, South Africa in the 90's and being gay was hard. I was on the receiving end of insults, taunts, fists(not the porn kind) and spit. I felt my life was robbed of any "normality" because I did not play soccer or hang with the boys, it was lonely and confusing. I had few to turn to my friends were young and my family were going through a troubled marriage. I really had no one, I found myself lying in bed with tears filled with thoughts of just ending it all and asking why me? to the ceiling.

Who knew that one day a cartoon show on K-TV about super hero’s, which resulted in a 18 year old hobby, would be responsible for defining my beliefs and more importantly the man that I am today. I’m talking about The Uncanny X-men.

A bunch of mutants born different from Homo Superior who are feared and hated by the very same people they protect. Over the years of following their exploits, these men, woman, whites, blacks, American, Asian, Canadian, Russians, Germans, Irish, alien, were and still to this day my other family. This family gave me the ability be my own hero and give strength to those who need it.

The ideas of acceptance and fighting for what you believe in, is the same ideas found in Bob Dylans – Times they are a changing. So what a surprise was it when the opening sequence of Watchmen, a movie based on a comic book about super heroes in the 80’s, blasted me with slo motion shots creating a worlds history very close to ours and timeless message in the background. Its sad tho that my X-Men were not present in this but they were there in spirit.

Be a hero, understand, accept, help, change, believe.....

Watchmen - Minutemen intro from José Pedro Gomes on Vimeo.