Music promoters sometimes suck my will to live. Really they do.
We get promised a “supergroup”. I’m hoping AC/DC. We’re getting Coldplay. Enough said on that one.
Coldplay isn’t a supergroup by any stretch of the imagination.
The Rugby World Cup
While all of South Africa is “getting behind the Boks”, I’m quietly wishing the whole thing just goes away.
I don’t support sports of any kind. Especially not the oblong ball thug game. Couldn’t be bothered.
Earlier today our president gave the team a little speech. Good thing he’s got his priorities straight. I mean, it’s not like he’s got a country to run or anything.
Ard Matthews and the National Anthem
Everyone was exceptionally hard on Ard Matthews this past week, and for fucking up the anthem.
In all honesty, how many of us know the anthem all the way through? I remember bits and pieces of the Afrikaans version from learning it in primary school.
I far prefer his work with Just Jinger. The anthem can go hang itself.
Jeans with zips and flaps and things
I tried to go buy some jean pant on a few occasions. Only to be disgusted by what I saw.
Every single pair of jeans has some additional zip. Or flaps. Or bits that button down.
Whatever happened to good old straight up and down, or bootleg jeans? I can get Levis that do that, at R250 a shot. Not bloody likely.
I want normal jeans, for R100. Max R150. Without the buttony, zippy, flappy things.
Shitty Musicians and What Makes Them Popular
I sometimes have the misfortune of listening to some real crap on the radio. I hear on that there wireless machine some really atrocious musicians.
What boggles my mind is why people support all this crap. Has people’s musical tastes degenerated that much in the past 30-odd years. It’s not really been 30-odd, even in the last 10-odd years things have taken a turn for the worse.
Do people just generally like what they’re given? Are there bigger things afoot than we know of?
If people stop supporting sub-par “musicians”, stop buying their CDs then maybe they’d go away.
Imagine a world with no Parlotones, no Nikki Minaj and no Gaga. Fucking bliss.