Wednesday, August 15, 2012

July Book 1 (Adventures of Huckleberry Finn)

I don't know why The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was so difficult to get into. Perhaps I needed to get used to a story without good ol' Tom Sawyer (who does make an appearance later in the book). I did say that The Adventures of Tom Sawyer does have a lot of the n-word floating around. Well... This book does it even more. The story is about Tom helping a runaway slave Jim. He doesn't call Jim anything but the n-word (so disturbing).

 Huck's father has heard of his son's good fortune. So he forcibly takes his son and locks him in a cabin. I'm not certain if Huck's Pap is a drunk, psychotic or both. Whichever one of them it is, he becomes violent and Huck starts to fear for his life. He fakes his own death, escapes and meets up with runaway slave Jim. Jim is trying to make his way to a free state where he will buy back his families freedom. That's when the adventure really begins.

Like I said before, it was difficult to get into. But once I got into, I really enjoyed it. Give it a try, let me know what you think :)


I Did It Myself (Video)

I guess I've been a D.I.Y artists for a long time. Instead of looking at it as a bad thing, I decided to just run with it. You saw the 'trailer' that I put up, now here's the music video.

I shot it on a Saturday afternoon a few months ago. There was drama (boo hoo). Now here it is. I really do like what Das Kapital did with this remix. And I'm proud of Ms Marcee for shooting this on a BlackaBerry (9900). Sometimes when you don't have a million Rand you have to improvise.


D.I.Y Porcelain

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Do. It. Yourself

I've been quiet for a while because I've been writing (songs), reading this month's books (3 of them) and living. I've also been trying to figure out how to make this album release as painless as possible. 3 months ago I shot a music video for the Das Kapital remix of 'Today is the Day'. I kept making promises to upload it but... Nothing happened. Well here is a video explaining my woes.

What's the point of doing this is if I can't have fun? I honestly got so caught up in what wasn't being done, that I forgot that I can ALWAYS DO something about my situation.

Friday, June 15, 2012

I'm gonna need this

Yes. I'm gonna need one of these in my house. I would put one of those glass door things in there though AND I would need that window not to be facing my neighbours.

via the classy issue

Thursday, June 14, 2012

June Book (Shirley, Goodness and Mercy)

This month's book was fun. Chris van Wyk is a brilliant and honest writer. He tells the story of his life; growing up in Riverlea during apartheid. There is so much history in this book and I am thankful for people like Chris van Wyk who share it. There are honestly so many awesome and tragic stories that are still untold in South Africa. I don't wanna give too much away. Just prepare yourself for laughs, even in tragic situations. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I hope you do too. He also includes some of his poetry in the book, which is a bonus.