13 May 2011
So, since Cool as Folk, I’ve joined what might just become a revolution and am a big fan of Jeremy Loops. Last Friday he played a bursting-at-the-seams show at Knoxville along with a few friends/guest musicians and it was crazy cool. I even got to do a (rather mentally-challenged) rooster impression into the mic…
Saturday 7 May 2011
I’d heard good things about Holiday Murray and thought their video for Jirey was pretty cool, but I was still undecided about checking out their album launch. Then I heard Bateleur would be playing too – because I liked them so much the last time I saw them, I decided to go and am really glad I did.
Posted in Gigs/Live Music
Tagged album launch, banjo, bateleur, bow, cape town, gigs & festivals, holiday murray, la.vi, rock, sannie fox, south african, the assembly, violin, weekends
Sat 30 April 2011
I was pleasantly surprised by Saintfearless the last time I saw them (opening for Isochronous) and was keen to see them again. Since they’re about to swap the stage for the studio for a while and their show at the Purple Turtle was to be their last for a while, I decided I couldn’t miss it. Also on the roster were Box Office and Woodstock Mafia, neither of whom I had seen before.
I love birds, they’re awesome, and these little white eyes are particularly cute…
Posted in Birds & Animals
Tagged african thrush, birds, cape town, feathers, garden, leaves, nature, photography, south african, trees, white eye
Fri 22 April 2011
One-man-blues-band Dave Ferguson has been a regular fortnightly performer at the Grand Daddy Hotel’s rooftop trailer park for ages (the last two years, I think). I only saw him there once previously (and then again at Ramfest earlier this year) but thought he was really cool. He’s about to leave for Europe (or is on his way by now, I’m not sure…) and gave his last performance at the Grand Daddy laaast Friday, so Jess and I went to check it out…