It’s a Monday, so to cheer you all up, we ordered a double helping of sunshine, and one helping of South Africa’s top Afro-Pop group, Freshly Ground. Moreover, they’ll be jamming a small acoustic set. Correct, your eyes do not deceive you. Click through for details of how to tune in.
Hatsune Mikue is an apparently ‘realistic’ holographic singing idol, massively popular in Japan. ‘Sure,’ you might say to yourself, ‘I’m big in Japan too,’ to which I say shut up, that wasn’t funny when your dad said it thirty years ago either. A thing that isn’t real sold out a 25,000-person stadium. This is how the world ends – with hologram designed by a company called ‘Crypton Future Media.’
If you missed out on the Goldfish show yesterday at Central Park, all I can say is shame. There was simply nothing more important happening yesterday in Cape Town.
The weather – hot, the beer – cold, the bikinis – plentiful, the moustaches – outstanding.
Gwyneth Paltrow gave her first live country music performance at the CMAs, singing the theme song for her upcoming movie, ‘Country Strong’. Is it just me, or does she look a tad nervous? There’s a lot of blinking going on. And let’s not mention the unplugged guitar. Strum it hard, Gwyny!
Just last week we reported how Myspace was repositioning itself as a “social entertainment platform”. As if to prove us right, they’ve only gone and exclusively previewed the brilliant new OK Go music video featuring 2,430 slices of toast in one of the most epic stop-motion animations I’ve seen in a long time.
It’s Friday, you should look at this. A classy young John Lydon walks through London in proto-hipster gear, talking about the disintegration of the Sex Pistols and general punk things. He knew the vibe.
Lets just deal with the name first. Mumford & Sons. Not ideal, if you’re trying to be cool that is. There are bands out there with names like Jane’s Addiction, Primal Scream and, of course, The Rolling Stones. Just plain cool. In fact, if there’s one thing the Stones had over the Beatles, it was their name. The Beetles would have been better, but they had to get playful and incorporate the word “beat” into their name. Naughty guys, very naughty. You were young and you thought you were being clever, but no one loves a pun. I guess you made up for it though.
But Mumford & Sons? That’s a lot to make up for. I’m not even sure that John, Paul and the boys could do enough to distract us from that incredibly dorky name. I’ve seen it being mentioned in various music magazines and have sub-consciously just ignored the band. But then I started hearing that they were getting a reputation for incredible live shows with a kind of party atmosphere where everybody just lets loose.
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There are very few stories these days that leave me amazed. Especially when it comes to prison inmates. But this guy…wow! What a story. A prisoner at Douglas Prison, Larry Joe will be released on December 13th 2010, the same day his album will be released. [video]
Die Antwoord’s frontman, Ninja (or Waddy Jones, depending on how old you are), has posted a scathing attack on former band photographer and film maker Sean Metelerkamp and the company he works for, Harry & Co. I smell a publicity stunt.
Cape Town’s favourite acapella group, D7, made a special appearance at this year’s Rocking The Daisies music festival in Darling. Personally, I don’t know how they manage to get their shit together. Rehearsing is clearly the big one. But for me just getting seven mates to be at the same place at the same time, often requires an act of God. God was clearly there as we se in this video at the Daisies with special guest stars Ard Matthews and Butlers Pizza.
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – 26 October 2010: Neil Finn, lead singer of Australian rock band Crowded House performing at the Grand Arena, Grand West Casino, Cape Town, South Africa on 26 October 2010. (Photo by Gallo Images/Jaco Marais)
It kills me to admit this, but I was not aware that The Hoff had covered a Madonna song! And not just ANy song – he covered La Isla Bonita – possibly one of her more hilarious tunes! The entire spectacle and magic that David Hasselhoff offers the world is so great that I doubt we will ever be able to fathom it in its entirety. Enjoy this mere drop in the ocean that is The Hoff!
As you may have noticed, the classic turntable and vinyl records are back! Any search on the net for Rega turntables will return rave reviews and place it in the highest order for home turntables. 2oceansvibe Radio is luckily enough to have the Rega P3 turntable in the studio (courtesy of i-fi.co.za – located in the Cape Quarter Lifestyle Village) and even more amazing is the interview we have managed to secure with founder and owner, Roy Gandy. The interview will be conducted by SA Rock legend, Rupert Mellor (McCully Workshop). Oh, and YES, we will be playing some vinyl on air! Follow link for times and instructions how to tune in!
Lyrical wordsmith, voice of a generation and gay fish, Kanye West has confirmed on Twitter that the cover art for his upcoming album has mercifully been banned. Although at least one rapper has presumably described the cover as “the greatest album artwork of all time. OF ALL TIME!”
We interviewed Duran Duran’s Simon Le bon on Friday afternoon live on 2oceansvibe Radio. If you missed it then not to worry – we’ve got the podcast right here for you to download. Find out what’s in store for us when they come to Cape Town. Pleas enjoy Simon’s enthusiasm about the yacht we’ve got lined up for him. Listen after the jump.
If you don’t know the band by now you might need to catch a wake up. NME Magazine said this about them, “This is the best rock record of the year by such a margin that you actually feel rather embarrassed for everybody else. This isn’t over-excitement. In 2010’s final act, consider rock’n’roll saved.” the video won’t be on YouTube for the next 24 hours – JUST HERE! Watch their new video – exclusive to 2oceansvibe in SA, after the jump!
Either Yolandi and Ninja are writing a Die Antwoord-esque love letter to a friend named Dirk, or their website has been hacked. Lines of text stating, “Dirk F*cks Whores” cover the screen, and the source points to a hacker named “poesgesig”. Really? You hacked Die Antwoord’s website and you couldn’t post the eff word in it’s entirety?
One of 2oceansvibe’s more popular features is our monthly album review, done by muso extraordinaire, G-Man. Like most awesome things in this world, that spot has grown and G-Man now has his own segment on Wednesdays at 10h30 on 2oceansvibe Radio. Oh my God, that’s today! See how to tune-in and check out our daily lineup, after the jump!
I don’t know what the guy who makes the Goldfish music videos is smoking, but the results are bloody marvelous! Where do you get your stuff?
Check out this trailer from their new music video for the new hit single ‘Get Busy Living!’
A lot of parents are envious of the number of times Eminem manages to drop the name of his daughter, Hayley into his albums. In fact, it would be downright touching if her name wasn’t drowned in a malaise of expletives, narcotics, posturing and petty felonies. Well your kids can feel like Hayley as well, without the inconvenience of familial dysfunction.
Just look at it. Kids, music, drugs, concerned parents, American news networks, middle America – it’s all there. This report cries foul on i-dosing (not an Apple product), whereby ne’er-do-well teenagers whittle away their misspent youth getting high on binural frequencies. I’m calling BS on this one. [VIDEO]
Justin Bieber, the runt who says he’s the Kurt Cobain of our generation, published his memoirs at age 15 and has discovered the only hairstyle that can actually ruin my day has been kicked off Facebook. Wait, what?
Die Antwoord have released their latest music vid on the interwebs, as they’re prone to. They’re pushing the usual Die Antwoord boundaries with copious bad haircuts, gold teeth, permanent markers, penises, tokoloshes, and handcuffs.
Oh yeah, probably NSFW, but in a comical, ridiculous, “is that a huge wooden knob?” kind of way [VIDEO].
Mariah Carey isn’t exactly humble when exhibiting her lady lumps. So how does one reconcile the flaunting of flesh, international stardom and conservative countries? Answer: Censorship by cat. Beware. Awesomeness after the jump.
I am in a state of shock as I write this. I was just trying to remind myself when the Killer’s debut album, Hot Fuss, was released and Wikipedia told me it was 2004! As in nearly seven years ago. I dared Wiki to try lying to me one more time but it promised me it was telling the truth. “Why would I lie?” it asked. I had no good answer.
I’ve been accused of choosing form over substance in my time. Vacillating between the timeless elegance of a 1960s Porsche Speedster over a 2009 Audi being the most recent example. While it didn’t, the timeless very nearly usurped the practical. (Implicit in this is that I couldn’t get both, which is a topic for another day.)
Tape: Doesn’t help Die Pompmasjien ry nog weer! Steve Hofmeyr, a South African “music artist” best known for extreme fertility singing Neil Diamond covers and accusing South Africans of lacking originality in the same breath, has proffered his cutting insight on yet another weighty topic.
One of the world’s most celebrated DJs, JIMPSTER, is playing live at Cafe Caprice on Saturday night. And, what’s more, his entire set will be broadcast live on 2oceansvibe Radio. So if you’re unable to make it, you can have your own little party on your ace in your bedsit in Balham! Good lord, it’s [...]