We’re proud to present our latest video all about the perils of being put on hold. This is one of the new songs specially written for our debut Grahamstown Festival Show, The Brothers Streep: Stand-Up Musicians. Be sure to click here to secure your tickets today.
When crafting a theme park ride, I imagine you do your best to create an experience in which your riders will feel a sense of controlled danger. Danger, because they know deep down that humans weren’t made to be propelled upside down at immense speed, but control, because they’re fairly confident the theme park wouldn’t still be open if things hadn’t been tested first. I’ve yet to be in a ride where the operator kicks things off by saying, “Fingers crossed, let’s hope this works…”
What a peculiar game. The object was unclear. One team, made up one gender, would run around the playground trying to catch members the other team, made up of the opposite gender, to give them a little kiss and then run away again.
The strange thing is that the people being chased around genuinely didn’t want to be kissed. (This is the age where the opposite sex is annoying and repulsive and has ‘germs’.) Until the teams were swapped. Then suddenly the team who was being chased are doing the chasing and they are totally keen! Very strange. There would always be a couple of kids who were a little wiser and more mature than others, who realised that one day they were going to feel affection for this mysterious other gender. Those kids would tend to run a little slower, or deliberately back themselves into a corner shouting, “Oh no! Not a kiss from a girl! Gross!”
Spoiler alert, but if you’re behind in Britain’s Got Talent and you’ve yet to watch the finale, you’ve yet to find out that apparently the most talented person in Britain isn’t even a person at all – it’s a dancing dog. To be fair, the dog can dance fairly well. Or at least fairly well for a dog. And if I’m really honest, it probably can dance better than me. But at least if I get ill after a particularly hefty dance routine, I’ve got a far less chance of being put down.
I love a good T-shirt. A good T-shirt, to me, goes beyond simply covering the parts of your body for which it was designed to. It goes beyond staying intact after multiple washes. It even goes beyond being able to be used as part of a makeshift rope that you might use to shimmy down the side of a jail wall, only to be spotted by the roving spotlight. And no matter how still you stand in that moment, the guards can still see you. Was Jurassic Park lying to us when Dr. Grant said ‘Don’t move. He can’t see us if we don’t move.” He was talking about a dinosaur though.
I’ve lost my train of thought. Dinosaurs. T-Rex. T-shirts!
If you haven’t yet heard of Derick Watts & The Sunday Blues then there’s a huge chance that you don’t have the Internet and the only reason you’re reading this now is because someone printed it out for you because they were testing their printer and had nothing better to print.
People use social networking for all different purposes these days. Some use it simply for interacting with people; some use it for marketing, while others use it to raise awareness for a cause. (Think Stop Kony. No comment.) Some videos go ‘viral’, others don’t. It is sometimes hard to understand why a video of a kid waving a stick around can have over 25 million views on YouTube, while a clever blend of two classic films can have as little 1, 500. I’ve rounded up.
We recently did an interview for the TygerBurger to promote our show at Theatre@Elkanah this Saturday. (Tickets are selling out fast, so if you’ve still yet to get one, be sure to click here.) Due to space constraints, almost all this interview wasn’t published, but thanks to the Internet’s infinite amount of space, if you’re not too busy wasting that space by looking at LolCats, you can waste that space by reading the whole interview here…
I’m tired of walking out of a film I really enjoyed only to have my satisfaction undermined by hearing someone mutter, “well… the book was better.” Yes, the book might have been better for you, but when you’ve finished giving yourself that pat on the back for being literate, perhaps you should consider the following…
We were lucky enough to have the talented singer/song-writer Shannon Hope in the 2oceansvibe Radio studio on Friday to talk all about her music, prior bands she was involved in and just generally how she’s strived to get to the top of her game on her own steam… You can listen to the podcast here.