Friday, February 26, 2010

Angelika you make my ears happy

If y’all don’t know this handsome then let me introduce you. His name is Devendra Banhart and I cannot stop singing his song “Angelika”. It’s so insanely gorgeous and like nothing I have ever heard before. As always I have my brother, Kyle, to thank for the enlightenment.

Pitchfork describes it as, “…a fragile acoustic come-on that doesn't sacrifice lyrical weirdness for smoothness…Or at least that's how the first half of "Angelika" sounds. After that, it lurches unexpectedly into a Latin beat, with Devendra singing in Spanish over showy jazz piano flourishes.

No words. You have to listen to it for yourself.

Devendra’s My Space

Pitchfork link – you can listen to Angelika here.

Have a super weekend!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

i'm sorry but do I know you?

Yip, that is how long it's been. What can I tell you, I've just been uninspired. I think it's because we FINALLY got DSTV and now instead of being creative I have become a couch potatoe. Not good.

Also my flippen dinosaur of computer has decide to take an indefinite sleep. She just does not wanna wake up. I am starting to think we should have spent Gary's tax refund on a new computer instead of everything else we bought. But as old Murph goes, she only fell asleep after we got all the other goodies - I miss the digital world that used to be at my fingertips. Sigh.

However I am happy to inform you, I am so starting to get the creative itch back. My "love tree" is starting to whisper in my ear, "finish me". I think I might start this evening. Maybe even have a nice little post for tomorrow - no promises though. The evil DSTV might persuade me otherwise. hehe. Don't judge me ok. YOU live with stinky etv and the trilogy that is SABC for 5 effing years. NOT COOL for viewing pleasure but definitely beneficial for ones creative side.

As you all must have heard by now, Mel & Craig got engaged!!! EEEEK! I am so flippen excited. Guess who the "Maid of Honor" is? Even more excited. This, my friends, is a Virgos paradise. DUDE! I have a kitchen tea to plan and it's gonna be off the hinges. Can I hear a "HELLZ YEAH"! Even better I get to show off all my knowledge off wedding shit. I know I'm crazy. I have had my wedding planned since before I could even spell "wedding". YESSSSS! All I can say is, so far Mel has impeccable taste and this is gonna be the sweetest wedding I have ever been to. ONE HUNDRED AND TEN THOUSAND VOLTS AMPED!

Speaking of Mel, she totally bought me first Jan Austen. Dam, it's a tough read (i can only do like two chapters at a time) but so flippen fascinating. I love all the social etiquette and language, like "chuses" or "to-morrow", makes me giggle.

Well that's it form me, for now.

la Mer, flow & lalala

Thursday, February 4, 2010

a new do.

I am sorry I haven't posted in a while but life has been a whirl wind the past couple of weeks. Two words: sleep deprived!

This weekend that passed was insanely amazing. so much happened:

1. Thursday night: Andrew & Kristin are home for the first time in 5years.
2. Friday Morning: Gaz & I both got new hairdo's.
3. Saturday & Night: Shopped till we dropped. Mel & I were educated on a new level about sushi
and sake KAMPAI! I bought that fabulous frilly top you see above & then we went dancing
dancing to drum&bass at the woods.
4. Sunday: Mel & I went for our first Western riding lesson, flippen FUN! I slept and then went
to a braai at Cindy's house.

Then it was Andrews birthday on Tuesday. I cooked a fabulous dinner, of our famous veggie pasta, salad and Italian loaf, and set the table outside with loads of candles. I also baked cupcakes. It really is a sin not to eat cake on your birthday. We played 30 seconds by candle light under the stars and drank lots of red wine. SUPER? You bet!