Monday, May 23, 2011

Who Is Opening For Coldplay in South Africa?

That is the question of the day at the moment, or at least it is in my little head.

There are loads of great bands here in our very own South Africa. So much so that it seems impossible to choose a favourite (ok I know who mine is :P). Seeing as Coldplay are a band of enormous magnitude, surely they should have the right local band open for them?

A rumour just hit my ears that Parlotones are going to be opening for them. Now don't get me wrong, I have nothing against them, I just don't see why people hype them up to be as great as they are made out to be (seriously unsure if any of that made sense.) I personally think their music has the same sort of sound across all of their songs, and I honestly feel that they shouldn't be the band to open for Coldplay. I put them in the same group of bands as Prime Circle, who I wouldn't really want to open either.

So who should open? These bands aren't as "great" (according to the general public I guess), but they are frikking awesome! (in my opinion as well as many others):

- The Arrows
- Desmond and the Tutu's
- Dear Reader
- etc

These are just some of my personal favourites, I'm sure I am missing many. I just can't think of many off the top of my head at this second. If Parlotones (or Prime circle for that matter) end up opening, then good for them... but I really hope it isn't them :x this is obviously just my own opinion, use it don't use it thats your choice.

As for the election results, ANC won the majority which was to be expected, but I must report that they lost support in LOTS of areas by a few percentage, whereas the DA improved significantly compared to the 2006 elections. Only time will tell what is to happen to this country, I just hope that it is great :)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Coldplay Golden Circle Tickets For the FNB Stadium Show!


Coldplay are coming to South Africa! During the last Cokefest in 2009, we speculated that Coldplay would come one day, but we really hoped that it would be a show that they perform alone and not at a festival.

It's insanely awesome that all these bands are coming out to South Africa now. Not that they did not before, but it really seems we are having this random surge of lots of artists flying here to do their thing. Although I am a student, I dipped into my savings to go the golden circle route. If you remember, I saw U2 at the FNB stadium earlier this year, and even though U2 are not my favourite band, I was totally blown away by that performance! It only made sense to go Golden Circle for Coldplay because I like them a heck of a lot more. Now if only bands such as Muse would come back and do an epic performance, that would be sweet :D

In other news, the Local government elections took place yesterday. I am proud to be a South African citizen, and really hope the relevant changes will be made. I know its not going to happen overnight, but the sooner the better. I will probably blog with the final results when I know them. The DA are dominating the entire Western Cape at the moment which was to be expected. I was hugely surprised this afternoon though when I saw that they were leading in the city of JHB O_O thats where I am! It got me super excited right up until this evening when I saw that the ANC had pulled the vote back and were slightly in the lead. Dang :P Ah well guess I will only know tomorrow sometime.

Next week = exam time. I've got to knuckle down and study!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Best Alley Cat in the World


We found my little cat dead on the side of the road early on Saturday morning. She had been ridden over and probably died on impact. It doesn't even make sense, she never goes out to the road, so I have no idea what she was doing down there. I tell you, when I was little and animals died I got sad, but my parents dealt with the remainders. Its the second time this year now.

Earlier in the year I had to take one of my dogs to be put down because he was old, sick, and suffering. I tell you, watching those sad puppy dog eyes watch you, the dogs master, abandoning him on that vets table... I don't ever want to do that again. Closing that door behind me and knowing what was going to happen, and nothing I could do to help him, broke my heart immensely.

That doesn't compare to this though. I am a huge animal lover, anybody who knows me knows this. When it comes to pets though, I love cats... really really do. Furthermore, anybody who has seen me with my cat knows that I loved the crap out of her. We had her for about 7 years, and she was truly the best cat we have ever had. The best thing was being at home alone, yet having her with me. Whichever room I was in, she would be in too because she would get up and follow me. In winter, she would whine and whine until I lifted up the covers for her so she could climb under and sleep against my legs to keep warm.

Picking up my little kitten off the sidewalk, digging the hole for her and burying her in my garden... my word I have never cried so hard over an animal in my life. She wasn't even human, but I swear, communication barrier aside, she was one of the best friends I ever had at home. Nothing will replace her, but she will never be forgotten!

Farewell little José... you were by far the most amazing and awesome cat we have ever had the privilege of looking after <3 br="">

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