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Seether Careless Whisper Video

Rock band Seether usually do a pretty good job with the creativity in their music videos, and this brand new Commodore-64 inspired video has that same cleverness to it, but I get the awkward feeling this music video is meant for a very different song. It feels quite contrived and the two just don’t quite gel together. Either way, have a look and make up your own mind.


Entertainment Music

UCT RAG Helps You Launch Your Band

The guys at UCT RAG have an awesome competition going for all up and coming bands. Basically it’s a battle of the bands with a stack of great prizes, including:

A gig at Assembly,
a slot at Rocking the Daisies,
a playing contract,
a voucher from Marshall Music,
a professional photoshoot and more.

Even better, all the proceeds obtained from the project will be donated towards the UCT RAG beneficiary SHAWCO which runs education and health programmes in the underprivilaged areas of the Western Cape.

Entries close 13 April 2009, so get your entries in ASAP. Just drop a mail to launchyourband [at]
Hell, maybe its time for me to dust off the old six-string and rustle up some bad-ass ninjas to enter this competition with me.
I look forward to seeing and hearing the results of this series of gigs.

My Levi’s Vintage Sundays Review


Southern Gypsey Queen and Jack Hammer played Tings ‘n Times on Sunday.

There’s very little you can say about Jack Hammer without using superlatives. I’ve had the privilege of watching them play on more than a few occasions, and this gig proved to be as brilliant, as inspiring, as any before. But this time it was Jack Hammer with a twist. Greg Georgiades was dropped into the mix, but the fit was like slipping on a trusty pair of old 501s after you’ve been sweating a dress suit at an unknown relative’s morning summer wedding.

Go read the review. Now, dammit!

Entertainment Music

Best of 2007 Music

As per this post, I’ve compiled my own list of the most-played music added to my iPod in 2007. Interesting.

  1. The Cliks – Oh Yeah – 55 Plays (I had a phase, OK!)
  2. Fall Out Boy – This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race (Mandatory emo patch)
  3. Harris Tweed – Beautiful Mystery (Now we’re getting somewhere)
  4. Muse – Knights of Cydonia
  5. Billy Talent – Red Flag (I don’t always make the choice of what my iPod plays)
  6. Harris Tweed – Ode to Confusion
  7. My Chemical Romance – Cancer
  8. My Chemical Romance – Teenagers
  9. Grinderman – No Pussy Blues
  10. Harris Tweed – Superfly

Which leaves no doubt as to my artist of the year – Harris Tweed.


Filling out the Top 20 are:

  • Korn feat. Amy Lee – Freak on a Leash
  • My Chemical Romance – Mama
  • The White Stripes – Icky Thump
  • Arcade Fire – Intervention
  • Blue October – Hate Me
  • Harris Tweed – Hurt Enough
  • Harris Tweed – Le Musketeer est Brave
  • Menage a Trois – Voodoo
  • Muse – Starlight
  • Hugh Grant – Pop! Goes My Heart 🙂

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Guns ‘n Roses Postpones World Tour, Still to Play Coke Fest. Ke?

So I just picked up off Idolator that Guns ‘n Roses are postponing their world tour due to an injury to bassist Tommy Stinson’s hand.

Great, so now we get an even more watered-down version of an already watered-down band.

Frankly I’m surprised Big Concerts didn’t just pull the plug…

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