Trinny in Jozi

Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Five little bits of superfabulousness, total

leave a comment »

1. Freshlyground are singing the World Cup anthem (with that other girl).
2. We saw Abdullah Ibrahim when we were having drinks at my Cape Town local in Obs. Some clever person (not me) got his autograph as a pension plan.
3. My first article has been published by The Daily Maverick. And BizCommunity too!
4. Mick has been featured in a McCain* advertisement. So I guess you’ll be able to watch it soon, if you’re in Canada, that is.
5. I’ve taken the day/night off work, and will be attending Not the London Book Fair presently.

* That’s McCain the food group, not McCain the politician, in case you were wondering…

The journey of a homeless pencil

with one comment

The brilliant and whimsical Kim has submitted a music video for the Moby song Wait for Me. Not quite sure how to embed it on this post as, embarrassingly enough, I’m actually quite the blogging Luddite (if I’m permitted an oxymoron). But you can read Kim’s description below as an appetiser.

This is the story of a homeless pencil – who desires a diamond – and its journey through a “day” which is symbolic of its troubles. The pencil hopes the diamond will be patient and still be there after it cleans up its act. What sex or race is the pencil? Well I wanted it to be non-specific although it did end up leaning in a certain direction… you can decide for yourself. I’ve recently engaged with a couple of homeless people and that was partly an inspiration for this video – they seem to exist in a different time frame while the world goes by relentlessly. The song’s music and lyrics conjured up the story you see. It’s a dark tune but has moments of hope in it. I feel that we are somewhat – I say only somewhat – desensitised to images of people in the media, and in real life, who are in trouble, suffering or lost in some way. I wanted to explore a way that would encourage people to think and react to such people perhaps from a new perspective. Graphite and diamond are both made of the same thing – carbon – so at the end of the day the pencil is an equal to the diamond.

If your interest is piqued, click here to check out the video.  I mean, you don’t *have* to vote for Kim; I’m pretty certain Moby’s gonna pick her video. But I voted for her, just in case he has a stupid day.

If you are inspired to vote, it’s not difficult; once you’ve clicked on Kim’s video on the Genero.tv website  you don’t need to sign up or anything, just enter your email address. And if you’d like to spread the word, you can invite your friends to check out her video via the Facebook event page. Or follow Kim on Twitter on @homelesspencil.

Here’s what a couple of people who’ve already voted for her had to say:

“Really liked the vid and was thus able to vote with clear conscience. G’luck”

“Brillo. Poignant. Voted.”

Today’s happy things

with one comment

1. I found out Jack Parow is playing in the afternoon at Ramfest, so I can check out some zef rap before moving on to The Radium for the foxy folksiness that is Laurie Levine.

2. I bought me some pretty clothes from Hip Hop.  Not so pretty for my bank balance but, you know, at least they were on sale.

3. Pim and I have tickets for the World Cup! Brazil vs Cote d’Ivoire at Soccer City. Shhh… don’t tell Ivo.

Written by Trinny

March 5, 2010 at 00.48

Family conversation LVIII

with 2 comments

T: Guess who’s playing in Jozi next weekend?
Pim: Vanessa Williams.
Mim: What do you know about Vanessa Williams?
Pim: Vanessa Williams, the tennis player
T: I was talking about music.
Mim: Ja, that’s what I thought.
T: Guess again.
Pim: Stalelybrown.
T: No, they’re playing here next month.
Pim: Die Antwoord.
T: That took some time…

Written by Trinny

February 21, 2010 at 16.19

Friendly conversation LVII

leave a comment »

TS: You Safas are craaaazy – (but at the same time genius).
T: I tell you, we’re going to take over the world.  (As proof of my earlier assertion, Boing Boing has referenced TDM!)
TS: Won’t you need a visa for that?

Written by Trinny

February 9, 2010 at 00.21

Three musical freebies I´ve declined

with 4 comments

1. Fatboy Slim, February. We were going to go, but were sidetracked gorging ourselves at Ruth´s Chris Steakhouse. Dreadful name; sumptious steak. Even better that it was also free.

2. Prime Circle, May. Self-explanatory non-attendance, even if they are Saffas. Actually I was offered tickets by three different, desperate people. I can´t remember what I did instead, but I´m sure it was more fun.

3. Keane, July, tonight. Again, self-explanatory. Also, coincidentally enough, I´m off to eat more steak (although this time I´ll be paying for it myself).

But what´s with this preference for the gastronomical over the musical? It depends on the quality of the offering, I say.

Written by Trinny

July 8, 2009 at 18.18

Family conversation XL

with 4 comments

T: So we could go on the Jumeirah Mosque tour, but that´s like at ten on Saturday morning. 
Mim: Which is a problem, why?
T: Well, The Charlatans are playing on Friday night.
Mim: Oh, yes, I remember them. Well, you must do what you want to do.
Pim: What´s this about The Parlotones
T: No, not The Parlotones, The Charlatans.
Pim: The Charlatans are playing at the mosque?

Written by Trinny

April 30, 2009 at 21.29