Saturday, November 20, 2010

In a Sundaize

Today could not be a better day for you guys, this post is just packed with stuff. Why? for once in a long time I am happy (it's a rare occasion, lets not dwell on that issue number 20011 volume 6994 too long).

Firstly I want to share these amazing covers for Vmagazine featuring the fantastic actress's Jane Fonda, Susan Sarandon and Sigourney Weaver. I find them all out stunning and classic and Susan's one totally reaffirms my borderline heteroness tendencies.

Photography by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

Its refreshing to see talented, mature sexy as hell and kickassable woman on great magazine covers, keep them off the cover of Psychology as well as give the normal twigs 'n sticks a break.

I was going through my files today and came across the piece I did while ago, and stumbled on an earlier stage in creating phase, so I figured why not plonk it up, just for whatever. Looks like it could be part of a promotional image for The Ring: In Space - In space no one can hear you rewind. Its actually mesmerizing tho. I'm chuffed.

And lastly a mega trio of mixtapes from the best DJ's/Producers in the hood yo. Nice tunes to get down to, say if you take a 40 min tube ride followed by an hour train ride ending with a 45 min bus ride home. Story of my life.

Bxentric Radio mix

Anoraak mix for ValerieCollective

Russ Chimes Expressway Mix Pt.2
- his Kelis - Scream remix is off da hook!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Dream Sequence

“Dreams can come true”
“Sweet dreams are made of these”
“Dream a little dream”

To some these are just lyrics to well known songs that are either radio fillers or karaoke-party-favours-at-dingy-booze-soaked-bars at the edge of town, but to others these are the 1ups for our own adventure we’re on, no not your usual mushroom squashing, potion throwing or thumb numbing game, this is bigger than all of those, for the outcome of this score menu will determine how well we sleep when we’re 6 feet in the ground.

I’m talking about people who ask themselves “is this it?” Sure there’s nothing wrong with answering “yes it is” that’s actually great, I wish I was there, for the peeps (me) who answer: No. a line is drawn to determine those who are doomed to repeat that same question until they’re old, grey and stuck in something resembling a multi-year storyline on Days of Our Lives and the people who hold onto the rails for a ride, that will bring as much downs as it will ups (its a roller coaster people).

I myself have recently made my choice and I can tell you it’s pretty scary (and not David Boreanaz pretty). BUT I know that with all the rejections, anxieties, low self confidence, sketchy judgements, loneliness, lack of sleep, mood swings, wet tissue bonanza Sundays or comfort food frenzies, that this coaster is going forward and that’s something to get out of bed for. Oh and the Bands, Design and Travel opportunities….

I can understand why my Sis digs this song by Alica Keys not just coz she’s actually going to New York but the global appeal it can have on anyone with ambition in their lives, which could mean raising a family to president of South Africa (bad choice but just roll with it).

“I'm going to make it by any means

I got a pocketful of dreams”