Album art by Leif Podhajsky for Innerspeaker by Tame Impala
Seether & Taxi Violence at Kirstenbosch Gardens Summer Sunset Concerts. Loads of bras floating around!
Taken by Yours Truly :)
This was the voting line in 1994 when the 1 man 1 ballot system was passed.
I’m sick to death of this particular self. I want another.
“This next song is about partying all night,” Captain Stu frontman, James Klopper, began. “You guys like the sunrise? It’s beautiful through a cloud of liquor.” The roar of the crowd was enough to signify that this gig – despite the sound issues and some less than stellar performances – was a success.
Wrote this review of Captain Stu’s live recording last month. Pics included.
Below is a little tribute that California-based musicians Metric wrote for Lou Reed yesterday. It’s pretty sad, but a great commemorative effort for an equally great man who helped change the face of music.
Sha La La, Man
When Lou Reed asked me, “Emily Haines, who would you rather be, the Beatles or the Rolling Stones,” I shot back, “The Velvet Underground.” Quick thinking, sure, but also the truth. In our song “Gimme Sympathy,” we lament the fact that none of us living today are likely to achieve the stature or saturation the signature acts of that era enjoyed. But for me none of that music comes close to the contribution Lou Reed has made to the world. It’s immeasurable. Famously cranky, his integrity is unrivaled. He irritated everyone with difficult music. He refused to spend his life re-writing “Walk on the Wild Side,” effectively sparing himself a lifetime of boring conversations with fools. Anyone who couldn’t see that his tough exterior was an essential shield for the man who gave us “Pale Blue Eyes,” with all its intimacy and relatable sadness, has missed the point of his life completely.