You should care.

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I agree with the sentiment that there is no real originality left, that there is nothing new under the sun. But I do believe in authenticity. When you work on something that is your own, you’re being authentic, even if it’s been done before, you can still own it. If you rebrand what you can get from real creatives, try hopping onto the newest trend, or obsessively chase “going viral”, you are exactly what fatigues the creative impulse and industry. Luckily that kind of desperation is easy to spot. Creatives can be naive and idealistic, so beware of charming snake oil salesmen, or in today’s common tongue, “the promise of exposure”. With the vast opportunities the internet has to offer it’s likely that you could market yourself better anyway.

Alienation.

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“…everybody thinks that I’m a mother fucking alien

I changed my mind a couple times

And everybody thinks I’m fucking crazy…”

Lyrics from my favourite Phfat track, The Dark, off their album You Are Going To Die. 

I’ve been super introverted lately. But I would like to reassure everyone who loves me that I haven’t been hiding, I’ve been working. I’ve been inspired like crazy, so you can expect some seriously dope shit shortly. I get a bit lost because I love working on projects I’m passionate about – and if you don’t know I’m passionate about Phfat you don’t know me at all. Get to know them and download all their tracks, because it’s good for you!

Limitations.

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This post is inspired by one of the ten greatest physicists of all time, Richard Feynman. If he was my math teacher, I’m sure I would feel a whole lot different about numbers and sums. As it is, I still get nightmares about my matric exam and it’s almost been a decade! I met his character in the film, The Challenger Disaster, an inspiring look at the investigation that followed the tragedy. I would recommend it to geniuses as well as mathematical idiots alike. Very entertaining!

 

 

Braaf wees.

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Moet myself al vroeg more sielkundig begin voorberei vir die ontmoeting met my aardsvyand later vanmiddag … afspraak met Die Tandarts.

An alcoholic is…

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A few words by the poet Dylan Thomas to take with you on the weekend. Take care of each other and whatever you do, don’t be bored!

“Oh as I was young and easy in the mercy of his means,

Time held me green and dying

Though I sang in my chains like the sea.”

– from ‘Fern Hill’