24 February 2011

Something to look forward to

Last Friday, I went to check out U2 at Cape Town Stadium, and what a show it was. It's the biggest show I've attended and I was really impressed by their performance and the over-the-top 360° stage, complete with moving walkways and video screens. We sat far back, but it was still amazing. Here's a photo of the show:

Thankfully, even though U2 have demolished my hopes of ever seeing a concert of such epic proportions again, I still have something to look forward to, and so do you!

I'm talking about my band's album launch show. It's taking place at Mercury Live in Cape Town, SA on Friday, 01 April 2011. (Yes, that is the date. For the last time, it's not an April Fool's joke!)

We're hoping to see lots of people there. There's going to be merchandise on sale and the new album will be sold at a special introductory price. (I know how much you all love sales!) Our good friends, The Undefind, will be opening the show for us, and then we'll be performing. Hooray!

If you want to win tickets to the show as well as a copy of the new album, take a look at 12th Avenue's website - www.12thavenueband.com - where you'll find a link to the competition. Also, don't forget to "like" us on Facebook, as we're running a competition there as well.

Hope to see you there!

17 February 2011

U2 tomorrow!

I am officially excited. Tomorrow night, rock legends U2 are performing at Cape Town Stadium! I heard that the show in Johannesburg was excellent and I'm sure this one is going to be as good. Even though I'm in the "cheap seats", I think it'll be epic. It's pretty much the same place I was seated for the FIFA World Cup 2010, and we could see everything on the field quite easily, so I'm sure it'll still be great.

Hopefully I'll get a couple of good photos to share with you.  If not, you can just check out the blurry ones! :)

13 February 2011

7 Random Thoughts in 7 Days - Saturday and Sunday...um... :)

Soooo...about writing a random thought for each day of the week. For some people, Saturday and Sunday count as a single day, as Saturday is spent awake and Sunday is spent sleeping/recovering from Saturday. So to honour that principle, or in other words, use it as an excuse for not writing on Saturday, here are my random thoughts for each day!

Saturday: I went river rafting today for friends of mine's combined birthday party, which was an amazing experience. The only non-amazing parts were getting "attacked by a tree" due to my awesome raft steering skills, and getting a totally stylish slip-slop tan on my feet. My girlfriend wrote a bit more about it on her blog, which includes a few fun pics. Check it out HERE.

Sunday: Today I discovered that my mind-blowingly awesome slip-slop tan, is actually a slip-slop burn. I guess that's what happens when you apply sunblock while still wearing your shoes, thereby forgetting to put some on your feet.

11 February 2011

7 Random Thoughts in 7 Days - Friday

I just had the most awesome chicken pasta. Just thought I'd let you know. :)

In other news, my band, 12th Avenue (who I should be blogging about, but choose to entertain you with random thoughts instead), have been in studio. Last night, we worked on the drum mix, which I think sounds awesome. New record gets released 01 April 2011. More info on our website. Here's a hint - the band's name is a link. Click it!

10 February 2011

7 Random Thoughts in 7 Days - Thursday

I'm so glad that the characters from The Simpsons never age, otherwise they would have all turned out like the Olsen Twins and Macaulay Culkin...

Putting the "fun" into Dysfunctional!

09 February 2011

7 Random Thoughts in 7 Days - Wednesday

As a kid, I used to love watching the Charlie Brown TV Specials that normally aired during Christmas holidays. I still love reading the Peanuts comic strip. However, probably my favourite thing about the comic, apart from Snoopy being the world's most awesome dog, is the sound that Charlie Brown makes when Lucy pulls the football away as he's about to kick it. The only way I can describe it, for those who don't know, is the sound you'd hear if Louis Armstrong was gargling after brushing his teeth. I actually make the same sound quite often to express disbelief or disgust. It's quite entertaining... :)

08 February 2011

7 Random Thoughts in 7 Days - Tuesday

Whenever I walk around in Cape Town, I get asked for money. I don't know why, since I don't look rich and I never carry my wallet around anyway.

Anyway, probably for every 10 people that ask, at least 2 greet me with a "fist bump" (See picture below). This inspired me to entertain you today with an epic fist bump captured on my trip to London in 2009 (See other picture). Enjoy!

Regular fist bump


07 February 2011

7 Random Thoughts in 7 Days - Monday

Last week, I challenged myself to write a random thought for each day of the week, starting today. I hereby consider this challenge to be accepted!

Random thought: I often wish that I could reach into the TV and slap people. Mostly politicians, trust-fund babies, and annoying characters like the entire cast of Twilight. 

More randomness tomorrow! :)

01 February 2011

What a week!

This past week was a crazy one for me. It started off with my folks going all out and buying an X-Box 360 with Kinect and Band Hero. They've been slowly converting their house into the ultimate party house, and this seems to be the entire pack of cherries on top. Who would've thought that mom and dad's place would be somewhere you'd want to spend your Saturday night? :) 

In between playing X-Box, 12th Avenue have been in studio. Vocals are just about done and the songs are sounding really sweet. I can't wait to share them with everyone! On a scary note, some crazy dude pulled a knife on my brother after studio one night last week. Pretty intense, but he's okay. Check out the story here.

On Thursday morning, I had to be up at 3:30am to model for my girlfriend on live TV. Her designs for the J&B Met were chosen to be featured on Expresso on SABC 3. She's got more about it on her blog, which you can check out here.

While we were there, we scored some free tickets to the J&B Met, which was pretty awesome, although way too hot! Everyone looked pretty suave and the "Larger than Life" entertainers who were walking around looked like they could have been cast in an Aerosmith video. We got chosen to be in the semi-finals of the best dressed couple competition, but unfortunately didn't get through to the final judging. Pity, I could use those prizes. :)

Here's a photo of what we looked like (a bit different to my usual jeans & t-shirt look): 

Along with hanging out at the Met, I had an awesome weekend with friends and family, just chilling out and having fun. Tonight, it's back to the studio to finish off vocals. I'd better start warming up... ahem!

Last album I listened to: "Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys" - My Chemical Romance

Last game I played: Gears of War (X-box 360)

Make sure you check out my blog next week. I'm going to attempt a random thought for each day of the week. Should be interesting... :)