The 1975.

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I love this band and for a solid year they’ve been making me feel all sorts of cool and sexy. Today’s post is a tribute to The 1975 and the things they make, and the ways they make music. And make music better.

Chocolate, my most favourite:

“dressed in black from head to toe”

The City:

“don’t call it  a fight when you know it’s a war” 

Girls:

“Well, shouldn’t you be fucking with somebody your age instead of making changes?”

Sex:

“We’ve got one thing in common, it’s this tongue of mine.”

Heart out:

“God I love the way you love yourself”

Somebody Else:

“Fuck that get money”

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!

Soundtrack to your Saturday.

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Just a pretty song with some lovely lyrics to brighten your day. Everyday should have its own soundtrack!

“She wasn’t doing a thing that I could see except standing there leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together.”

J. D. Salinger

My Odyssey

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So the dust has settled after Koppi and hopefully you’re all breathing normally again. I’m probably the last to post about the event, but hey, I’ve been pretty busy. After my sketches flashed alongside the painfully cool PHFAT on Friday night I have been inundated with illustration requests and freelance work. Which is awesome! I wasn’t able to snap any pics of their performance because I was crying like a little girl who just got a pet panda-bear for her birthday. I wished with all my heart I could go hug my chubby, insecure, and afraid 13 year old self and reassure her that one day she’d feel truly cool… It was the single proudest moment of my life so far, and I wanna thank the people who made it special for me, you know who you are. I love you.

Despite my obvious bias, I would still pick PHFAT as my top act this year. Their energy is just incomparable. The crowd was much bigger than I expected and the huge-ass flags branded with their bolt just looked fly as fuck. I am so proud to have been part of their epic performance and I hope to collaborate with them on MANY projects in the future. This bitching boy band is definitely going places, big, dirty, new places!

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I was lucky enough to catch Wrestlerish’s last performance. I don’t know why they’ve decided to kill their beautiful music machine, but I sincerely hope that the big guy keeps making music. If no-one’s told you: Werner, you were born to sing, and the world would be poorer if it were to lose your sound. I look forward to finding out what new journey you’re embarking on and I wish each of y’all the best in whatever you decide to pursue. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being part of so many of my favourite memories. You guys made a special kind of magic when you made music, and it will most definitely be missed.

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I must be growing up, because I can remember everything from that weekend. Personally, it felt like a true Odyssey to me (in the epic Greek sense) or even a bit like Christ’s temptation in the desert. I learned a lot of hard lessons this year, the most important being that the distinction between friend and foe isn’t nearly as clean cut as I believed it to be. I was deeply hurt by friends I considered closer than family, and sincerely surprised by others who I was sure hated my guts. Koppi is an honest and weird and mystical place where tiny miracles go unnoticed and people get changed forever. So, I missed Wolfmother… but I got so much more than I bargained for. I saw my name in lights, I felt real love wrap its arms around me, I rediscovered the kindness of strangers, and I figured out some serious shit about myself. Like I REALLY dig The Inspector Cluzo!

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It’s a shame things can’t stay as clear or cool as they are when you see through the dust. People go back to their jobs, to being themselves, to forgetting what they felt and learned. Not this prawn. Dust only knows what next year will throw at me, but I’ll be getting ready! Oppikoppi 2015, come at me bro.

Koppi is coming…

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Koppi koors is officially hier en ek juk al van weet wat kom! I’m looking forward to hitting the road before dawn, stuffing my face with a lekker Wimpy breakfast, and then seeing those gates for the first time… Ag, ek sal sommer emosioneel raak man! I can’t wait to see y’all covered in dust and sin!

Here are my must see acts for the year:

PHFAT

City Of Heroes

Bittereinder

Yesterday’s Pupil

Mr Cat & The Jackal

Ma’original

Van Coke Kartel

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A lover gone insane.

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If you don’t know that I’m obsessed with PHFAT, you really don’t know me at all. Last year I had a dream come true when they asked me to doodle for their track City of Thieves Part 2, I had no idea what I was doing but I drew my little fingers blunt. Today’s post is one of the many sketches I did while trying my best to impress the coolest okes in SA. How many people get to say they got to collaborate with their heroes? Well, I do ^_^

Because they’re cool you can download the track FOR FREES on their Soundcloud. And to set your Friday off, enjoy the video for City of Thieves Part 1. Lekker naweek almal!

 

“I hate to bitch, but everything I ever touch will always bear the taste of this.”