Monday, September 17, 2007

Colbie Caillat - Bubbly: Closed Captioned

I love this song. I heard it once on VH1 and I had to blog it. This girl has such an amazing voice and this song....Gosh it takes my heart away. It's so heartfelt and so sweet, so romantic....Oh man. sob,sob

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Fantasia - When I See You []

I think this song really captures the emotions of a crush. The feelings that you have for this person are so strong that you really don't know what to do which is why this is my favourite verse in the song:
'I scribble X and O's in my notebook
Checking how my hair and my nails look
I feel myself in the zone
I get nervous when you call, so I say I'm not home
I see your face when I hear my favorite song
Should I send an e-mail at home?
You're the #1 topic on the phone
I wonder if you know, or do yo have a clue? Yeah'

Fantasia really is an American Idol.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Common ft Lily Alen - Driving Me Wild - New n Exclusive

common is a poet, that is what I have always said. He is not a 'rapper' like 50cent with nothing to say except hoes and how much money he has.

No, Common has a message, and we as listeners can take it or leave but he is a social commentor on what is happening around us.
This song with Lilly Allen is not so different. I'm glad he used Lilly, she's great.

Robin Thicke - Can U Believe [DVD]

Man I love this song! This man is truly gifted when it comes to songwriting, and singing.

This is easy listening, chill session music that is fantastic.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

50 Cent AYO Technology feat Justin Timberlake MUSIC VIDEO

50 Cent is releasing a new album in September same date as Kanye West so they now have a feud going on who's going to sell more albums. My money is on kanye but only because I think he's a better rapper then 50 and that his beats are more innovative (even though they are sampled). I guess we are going to have to wait and see about that one.

Here's a little bit of his new music video 'Ayo Technology' ft Justin and Timbo. The video is very slick and very soft porn, basically a typical rap video.

Monday, August 20, 2007

I wonder why people always have to mess with something good. I was very disappointed to read on that Hollywood is remaking the famous movie 'Enter the Dragon'. The Bruce Lee film was a hit in it's day and made the man famous. It's still my favourite Bruce Lee film and the thought of having a remake makes me uneasy.
Remakes are always a bad idea because we have the original and the original is always turns out better then the remake even with the remakes fancy film technologies. Hollywood is naming the remake 'Awaken the Dragon'. Even the name seems a little bit off. Anyways I guess we are going to have to wait and see how it turns out. I mean who else is going to play it as well as Bruce Lee? Well have to wait and see.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Timbaland - The Way I Are OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO

The beat to this song is infectious and the lyrics funny my favourite being:
'Baby if you strip, you can get a tip
'Cause I like you just the way you are
(I'm about to strip and I'm well equiped
Can you handle me the way I are?)'
Baby if you strip, you can get a tip
'Cause I like you just the way you are
(I'm about to strip and I'm well equiped
Can you handle me the way I are?)

And DOE with his rap of: '
Baby girl, I don't got a huge ol' house I rent a room in a house'

This song toppled Rihanna's 'umbrella' from the top spot in the UK so that has to mean something

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Nickelback - If Everyone Cared (video)

'If everyone cared, and nobody cried..then we'll see the day that nobody died'

It's an utopia dream of perfection and you tend to wonder if it does us humans justice to even give it a thought because believe it or not, the world is not all good, sometimes bad things happen to good people.

But this song tries to left us up and say that if one person tries to fight injustice then they will do it and also change the world. And that message I believe is something that we could all learn from and aspire too.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Transformers short clip

Love the cartoons as a child so I'm looking forward to seeing the movie.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Timbaland - Throw It On Me Feat The Hives MUSIC VIDEO

Cool vid! The only way you could tell that it's a Hip-hop video is the girls.

Love the song too!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Hollywood is finally coming to our neck of the wood's. And I thought South Africa was going to be the only one that enjoyed the fruits of film making.

The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency books that are written by Alexander McCall Smith, a Scots man who fall in love with Botswana while teaching here, will be turned into a television show starring Jill Scott.

The American media has wrongly reported that the books are based in South Africa, while in actual fact they are based in Botswana, which is why the show will be filmed here. Ads for cast and crew have been in the local newspaper and a certain buzz of 'fame and fortune' has started to surround Gaborone.

I'm excited because I finally have a chance to see a real film crew working and my favourite singer, Jill Scott at the same time. If only she will do a show as well, it will make my year. Such beauty, such a voice...If I have a chance to speak to her I will ask her about the song 'Daydreaming' with Lupe.

I wonder how they are going to do the Botswana accent? Bad I'm sure as Americans have failed when it has come to South African accents in films. And ours is harder too.
When I was in Scotland I tried to read the book, but I thought the characters were too stereotypical of Batswana so I didn't enjoy it that much, but it seems that it is a hit. Who knew? But some one's bread is some one's stone I guess.
Can't wait to see how the TV series will turn out.

I've heard this song that is unbelievable good and it just makes me want to listen to it over and over again and this song is Michael Buble's 'Everything' from his recent album "Call me Irresponsible".
This song is special and has a calmness that just makes you smile when you listen to it. The lyrics are the sweetest thing and my favourite verses being"
"And I can't believe, uh that I'm your man, and I get to kiss you baby just because I can.Whatever comes our way, ah we'll see it through,and you know that's what our love can do.
And in this crazy life, and through these crazy times, it's you, it's you, You make me sing.You're every line, you're every word, you're everything.You're every song, and I sing along.Cause you're my everything.yeah, yeah."
Such cuteness is really irresistible.
The song and the video can be seen at Michael Buble TV.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Such drama with Paris, no wonder the media and the public can't seem to get enough of her, she's a soapie, TV series and movie all rolled into one. She's a disaster waiting to happen and people can't seem to look away especially me.

First she was sentenced to 45 days in jail which was reduced to 23 days (for good behaviour)before she even set foot in the jail, released after 3 days because I'm sure she kissed, fondled and bribed the sheriff and now she's been ordered back to jail by the judge on Friday.

I mean who can keep up with this drama? Now I'm just waiting to see what will happen next, will she become part of the prison break crew? Only time will tell.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Bobby Valentino - Anonymous [NEW VIDEO]

I gotta know your name, your name, why you gotta be anonymous?

What' s your name?

Isn't this a fantastic song?
Another reason why Timbo is the best!

Friday, June 01, 2007

You know the Japanese come up with some crazy stuff, but this latest invention I will buy. Manufacturer Kameo has designed a pillow shaped like a boyfriend's arm with a man's torso. It is reported that since its sale in December, 1,000 singles have bought it.
I really want to get my hands on this pillow, it's winter now you know. A customer has been quoted as said 'It makes me relaxed..I can hold the arm and feel something warm at my side.'
Unfortunately the pillow is only available in Japan, where it costs about $80. $80! What a price you have to pay for being single.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Man I don't think any one (well maybe the prosecutors) saw this coming. Paris Hilton, the heiress who got famous for doing nothing and the infamous 'One night in Paris' video, got sentenced 45 days in jail after being found guilty of violating her probation for a drink-driving conviction and she has no prospect of an early release meaning she has to serve all of the 45 days.
I'm sure she thought she will get away with it because it has been the fashion for celebs to get off with community service type sentences in the US. Her mother, Kathy was seen laughing when the demand for a custodial sentence was made during the prosecution's closing argument.
Kathy must have thought 'my daughter go to jail!HA what a joke.' I guess the prosecutors got the last laugh.
When the sentence was read out, Kathy then yelled 'you're pathetic' to the prosecutors.' Man why do rich people always think they are above every one else?
Paris must start her sentence on 5 June 2007 or she will get a 90 days sentence if she doesn't show up. I wonder why it couldn't be immediate? Anyways, can't wait til the 5, I'm sure you'll be watching too.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

'My Number One' Gang Of Instrumentals

They are very few good bands to come out from the Afro pop movement in South Africa. In my opinion Bongo Muffin had been the only band to really listen to and buy their music but not anymore. Gang of Instrumentals has busted into the scene with their fresh beats that hook you first before you get swept away by their strong lyrics and tight rhythms, you find yourself hitting the repeat button over and over again.

I first got introduced to them by MTVBase where their video 'Number one' has regular play. Normally I don't can't find a SA band that has such infectious beats like this group.

There is this one line that I absolutely love in Mandla's rhyme towards his 'NO. 1' and that is when he says 'had a lot of first dates, first kisses, first hugs, never did it twice till you.' Man if that is not tight, I don't know what is..This group is really a band to look out for in the future and if they carry on like this and grow for the better, then the sky is really the limit for them.

For now all I know is that they are MY number one when it comes to deciding who to bop my head to.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Alanis Morissette

I have been reading that Alanis Morrissette's video for her parody on the BEP's song 'My Hump'has generated some debate on the blog world. It seems like I have missed a lot, and not wanting to be out of the loop of things creating debate on the media industry I wanted to check it out myself.

Firstly I like the song, I think it's a great version of the song and the video is extremely funny (as they intended it to be.

I think that the two songs, Alanis and the BEP's deal with the fact that some women really know how to use their 'lady form' to extract money from men regardless of how 'clever'(the men) they are. The 'humps' will always get them.

Monday, April 23, 2007

As I had posted before on the rumour that Bachchan son and Bollywood's most beautiful actress were engaged, it is now official, they are now man and wife.

Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai were married on Friday at the Bachchan residence in Juhu. It is reported that they will honeymoon in Italy where love will blossom till death do them part.

Ha,ha,ha wonder how long it will last?

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The US Department of health and Human Services have released a report stating that 'abstinence only' programmes have not been working and that half of the students who have taken part in these programmes have not abstained.

This really got me thinking because in Botswana (which has the highest HIV/AIDS rates in Southern Africa) the government organisations and Non-governmental organisations have preached ABC (Abstain, Be faithful and Condomise). The ABC's have obviously not gone down well because the HIV numbers keep going up and more babies are being born with the virus.

So what is wrong? Me and my friend (who has recently worked for an HIV/AIDS NGO) always ponder this question and what we come up with is that the A and C are the ones that are always in the limelight by the B is always left behind. We know that if a person doesn't have belief in abstinence, no matter how many times you entice them with silver rings, they will not abstain. We live in a world that tells everyone who will listen that S-E-X is good and should be had and if you're not having it, there is something wrong. So what do you think someone young or even not that young will do? They will have sex of cause.

Of cause the C is very important in the message of safe sex but in moments of drunk fondlings and 'we trust each other' moments, the C word is very much forgotten until the test comes back negative.

So why is the B pushed aside? It seems that here in Botswana it is fun to have three or four relationships all at the same time and this is attributed to all the sexes regardless if they are male or female, multiple relationships are the in thing. So no one wants to hear about Be faithful...Be faithful? What is that?

But if we don't have the ABC all working together how do we hope to fight this virus? If you can't abstain which we all know is very difficult for some, why can't one be faithful with one partner and for the both of them to stick to that partner. If one strays, why can't they be honest and use a condom? It seems so simple but obviously very hard.

Friday, April 13, 2007

I was pleasantly surprised to read on BBC news that scientist have 'found' a clear obesity gene so now I have scientific reason to explain the extra pounds on me. 'Oh, it's not my fault that I can't lose weight, it's in my genes. I'm meant to be fat!'

The scientist have found that people with two copies of a 'fat' version of a gene had a 70% higher risk of obesity then people with none. I knew there was a reason why some people can have a large pizza to themselves and not gain a single pound then me who only has to look (and sometimes smell) at a pizza and will gain one pound. Now I have the Peninsula Medical School to thank for the reason.

The findings also suggest that people with these genes find it harder to lose weight but can gain weight a lot easier.

Aha, now this makes me feel a lot better, now where are those chocolate cookies?

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Timberland's new album is out and it's entitled 'Shock Value'. The reviews I've read from music critics are not very good as they all trash the album but some of the listeners have enjoyed the album and I guess they are the ones to listen to because really they are the ones that buy the album right?
I love Timberland as I'm sure you have already figured out from reading some of my blogs, I think he is a gifted producer when it comes to beats and being able to mix his signature with that of the artist he is producing so I've always wondered why his first album never did well. I mean some of the songs I heard from the album where hot, but I guess just because you could produce it doesn't mean you could be a rapper or a singer (case in point being Diddy).
I've had a chance to listen to some of the songs from the album 'Shock Value' and I already have some favourites being 'Apologize' ft One Republic and '2 man show' ft Elton John (his piano riff at the beginning of the song is masterful) and of coz the mega hit 'Give it to me' ft Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake. Some songs could have done with some extra work like 'Scream' ft Keri Hilson and Nicole but other wise really I don't see why it had to be trashed. I guess if you are at the top of your game like Timbo, people will always expect the best from you.
My opinion is that although this album is good and has some gems, Timbo really didn't give his all like he has done with other artists and this makes the album a little lacking in some songs. And this album is more a collaboration album then a full fledged Timbo album where we can hear what he has to say so it's disappointing in that regard but other then that it's an album that I would love to get my hands on.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Make It Rain Remix - Fat Joe

Well what can I say....This song rocks! Just listen to it.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Joe-If I Was Your Man

I'm not really a slow song kinda girl but somehow I always end up liking Joe's ballads and his latest 'If I was your man' is my current favourite. It has a great beat. Us women know that a man would never give up the world for us so that is probably why we love hearing it in a song.

Personally I think the girl was right to choice Blair UnderWood, I mean who wouldn't choice Blair?

So yesterday I went and watched 300 and I wasn't disappointed. From the beginning to the last scene, this movie kept me enthralled throughout without any boring moments.

It made me say 'wow, what happened to all the real men?' but afterwards I felt bad because really, what is a real man and does having a 6 peck and being mad to love war make a person a real man? No it doesn't, but it was fun to watch what men thought real men should do and act in times of war and uncertainty also it was just entertainment for an hour and a half.

Also what I liked about this film was the characters of women. The women of Sparta were not weaklings who had to be defended but women who could talk to the same level as men, who's words were taken to be important and who were capable to fight as well as the next men, albeit in other ways of cause. The Spartan men were also very gorgeous in this film, if I had been a Spartan woman I would have been very happy indeed. The Spartans were portrayed as the perfect nation; strong, beautiful, brave and the Persians, well I could see what the Arabs were complaining about but in the end you have to have the hero and the villain and Persians were really dark villains who used black magic, deformed human monsters and evil animals to fight the handful Spartans and the Spartans defeated them all but in the end it was betrayal that defeated the 300 Spartans.

I also heard some perfect quotes from these movie. Here are a couple of my favourites:

Spartans! Ready your breakfast and eat hearty, for tonight we dine in Hell!

After Xerxes offered to make Leonidas Warlord of his Empire, if he would only kneel before him] Wow. That is generous. But you see, there is a problem. After slaughtering so many of your men today, I've got an awful cramp in my leg [stretches] and thus kneeling will be difficult.

If you have watched the film and loved the dialogue as much as me then you can go here for some more great quotes.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Ciara - Like A Boy (Music Video)

First I have to start by saying Ciara really likes her name and always has to say it like someone would forget that they're listening to Ciara.

Ok, that's out of my chest so I can now say 'I LOVE THIS SONG'. I think it's subject is something that ALL girls could relate to. Sometimes guys do things and we're like 'WHAT! What's he thinking?' And if we did the same thing he'd be MAD as hell and won't get over it but they would expect us to just accept it and move on.

That's why I like it when she says 'can't be getting mad, what you're mad, can't handle that' because they can't..Handle that is.

I also love the dancing, it's really cool especially when she's doing that bending thing..That rocks!

Monday, March 26, 2007

300 opens up in Botswana on the 30th March 2007 but I can't wait that long so I"ll be going on the preview on Wednesday, even if I have things to do like work I'll cancel. I simply can't wait to go and see this movie. It is beautiful, and I swear I wouldn't be concentrating on the storyline or the characterisation, which according to same critics is 'lacking', I would be enthralled by the cinematography. It really does look like a comic book coming to life which as a child was my dream.

I know that Sin City did the same thing, but this one somehow seems better and much more interesting in it's use of colour and comic feel, if you get what I mean.

300 is a film adaption of the graphic novel 300 by Frank Miller the brains behind Sin City. It is a semi-historical account of the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC.

A movie about two civilizations killing each other in battle will have its share of controversy and this one isn't so different. The Iranians are complaining bout it's depiction of the ancient Persian Civilization and they have a right to say something, I mean it is about their culture but I also think people should accept that in those days, everyone was brutal and brutality was a means to survival. They really should say 'thank goodness we weren't wiped off the face of the earth like some civilizations that don't exist now.'

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Prison Break started last night on M-net and I'm excited! It has been a long wait for the second season so I'm looking forward to see what happens next. The one thing that worries me about Prison Break is the question 'how long?' How long are they going to carry this premise? Last season is was fun to watch every Tuesday to see how they were going to break out but now that they are out, are they going to be running for the rest of their lives? But I won't worry about these questions now and just continue watching. I hope the producers don't get greedy and carry it out like the 'Lost' peeps and actually finish it before people get bored with it. Plus Wentworth is worth tuning in every week. The casting people were brillant when it came to casting him, they knew that millions of women including me would watch the show because of him.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

This won't be a review of Diddy's album 'Press Play' because I'm really not a reviewer but what I am is a music lover and I felt compiled to say something.
I had a first listen of 'Press Play' a while back and I wasn't so impressed, not to say I'm really impressed right now with the whole album but there are some songs that require a five star rating. My favourite being 'Last Night' featuring Keisha Cole. I actually really heard it last night while doing the dishes and I was moved, literary moved to dance with the mop. The beat of that song is infectious, it gets you to do things you would not normally do, for example, I'm not an exercise person but I swear I was doing aerobics moves in the form of dancing.
I do enjoy some other tracks from the album meanly 'Come To me' featuring Nicole Scherzinger the only singer in the PussyCat dolls group and 'Tell Me' with Christina Aguilera. I'm sure they will be other singles that will come out of this album and I'd be "that's cool" but 'Last Night' is going to be my favourite track this year. I wish it had made the rounds this summer but I'm sure it was released now for the American summer, but it doesn't matter, will chase the winter blues in the dancefloor moving to the techno beat of the song. I won't say that this album is Hip-Hop or dance but it is instead a huge melting pot of all genres of music placed together in a 19 track album.
To describe his album, Diddy had this to say:
"Press Play is based on all my musical experiences - from the Uptown era, when I was working with Jodeci, Mary J. Blige, and Heavy the Biggie, 112, Mase, Total, and No Way Out era. As time evolved, and I started traveling around the world and going into dance and techno clubs, I began to see music from a global point of view. It all came together on Press Play, all those sounds in my head. I've evolved, studied the game, been a part of it, had success. It all comes down to press play. After you press play, it's gonna make or break you in this game."
Unfortunately the only weakness to this album is Diddy himself. The man cannot rap to save himself and his lyrics are laughable. In order to enjoy any of his songs one has to tune out his rapping and concentrate on the beat and the guest star. Diddy is a genius when it comes to producing and knowing a great beat but when it comes to rapping/singing he really should retire.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Lionel Richie - I call it love

I absolutely love this song! Lionel hasn't lost his touch at all. I just wish someone would feed his kid but anyways. Adam is hot!

Beyonce feat. Jay-z- Upgrade U

This song is actually one of my favourites in her latest album 'Bday'. I would have done some things differently, but they are some shots that are really good like the reflection shots and the rap scene which is a bit different from what's been done over and over again.
Beyonce has actually been credited as a director as well in this video. I wonder what she really did to get it.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Boy is this guy HOT!
Wentworth Miller is one of the many stars taking part in the gap advert campaign. The campaign is meant to revamp gap in making it more hipper and trendier.
Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton has implied many times in his blog that Wentworth is gay and that he even dated one of Perez's friends. Perez being gay himself has 'outed' many stars in his blog and he has never been wrong.
Wentworth on the other hand has denied the gay rumours in an interview but has said that the rumours do not faze him in any way.
I really would like the rumours to be false for my own self reasons but I think that if he is gay, he really should 'came out' and live life and not hide because you can't please everyone and should live for yourself. But he has been seen around town with a brunette woman so is she a girlfriend? Wentworth never says. To be a celebrity and be secretive is really annoying because we want to KNOW!
Well time will tell, many celebs have caved in and 'come out of the closet', maybe our Miller will do the same.

The Oscars had really made my day yesterday with the movie 'The Departed' winning 4 Oscars, including Best Film, and Best Director for Martin Scorsese.
It was well overdue for Martin to walk off with the Best Director statue and it seems I wasn't the only one who thought so because in his speech, Martin said that everywhere he went people kept saying he should win, so finally we all got our wish.
Unfortunately, Leo went with nothing, but it's not far off, he is really talented.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Ladies I have some bad news. This fine specimen of a man has been officially taken.

According to gossip bloggers, R&B singer Usher is engaged to long-time girlfriend Tameka Foster, his stylist. The couple started dating more than a year ago. Apparently, she is wearing a huge engagement ring and he's introducing her as his fiancee.

Lucky woman.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Gym Class Heroes - Cupids Chokehold

This song is great and I absolutely love this video, I think it's fantastic but unfortunately they had to do another one for the American public and it's funny but they should have just stuck with this one because it's really good.

In the American version they had two children dancing around like Cupid's which was funny but over done which is typically American, while the Brits understand dark humor which is funnier. I mean even the American version of The Office is fluffy while the original was dark, sharp and hilarious.

Monday, February 12, 2007

A Girl Like Me

This is a great documentary that basically highlights what everyone is thinking about black skin and how we as a black race discriminate against each other. It's really sad.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Mary J Blige

I haven't been a fan of Mary J Blige because I haven't felt any like for her songs but on this album I have liked all her songs and this one is my favourite. It's really good.Instead of reminding me of a man, it makes me think of my friends because I feel like my friends are FOR LIFE so I guess this is for them.

Lily Allen - Alfie (Music Video)

I really enjoy this song because I think it's so funny. I wonder what her brother Alfie thinks about the video because from what I read he wasn't impressed about the song in the first place. But I love this video, it's great kinda like the song. I also loved her LDN video.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Please I really hope this isn't true but it seems like 'The Departed' is going to be hit by a sequel. Writer William Monahan is working on a new story involving the police officer played by Mark Wahlberg and a new character to be played by Robert De Niro.

If he was so clever to be involved in the movie in the first place, why can't he see that a sequel is a bad idea. There was a reason why Mark wasn't a lead character in the first place. The Departed director Martin Scorsese would need to approve any follow-up so I'm hoping that he says NO!

Another surprising news is that they are planning to do a Robin Hood movie (the hundred version) with Russel Crowe as Sheriff of Nottingham. Apparently in this version the sheriff is the good guy who investigates murders with Robin Hood as the main suspect. Why do I see a flop coming?

The year hasn't started well for Brandy, as now the family of the woman killed in a car crash involving the star are suing her for $50 million. Gosh talk about a way to get over grief.
The parents of Awatef Aboudihaj, who died in December after Brandy hit Ms Aboudihaj's car on a California Highway, have filed the wrongful death legal action in court in Los Angeles. The action alleges that the death was caused by the singer's 'reckless driving' and it seems that they are not the only ones to believe that because the California Highway Patrol has recommended charging the singer with misdemeanour vehicular manslaughter, which carries a maximum of one year in jail and a fine of $1,000.
Can anyone see Brandy in jail clothes? Nope? Neither can I, but I bet they'll reach some agreement and she'll walk out scot free. Celebs are above the law in America. Reports are now saying that Brandy has hired a Crisis Management person who will handle her image regarding this tragedy. Someone died and she's worried about her image, typical.
Well, we'll wait and see what happens next.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Circle Circle Dot Dot - Jamie Kennedy and Stu Stone

This song is the funniest thing I have heard in a while. Jamie Kennedy now thinks that he can rap after playing a wannabe rapper in the film Malibu's Most Wanted as B-Rad, the son who was an embrassment to his father.

Now him and his friend Stu Stone have an MTV show called Blowin' Up in which they are trying to get a record deal as RAPPERS. Seems like Warner Bros was the unfortunate record company to have said yes.

Kevin Federline (Rap Commercial)

Thought I'll blog this funny advert featuring Britney's ex, K-fed who the gossip bloggers have renamed fed-ex.

It's really good to be able to laugh at one's self.

Friday, January 26, 2007

In my struggle to get a permanent job (which I need for benefits like medical aid, insurance, not fearful of getting fired out of the blue) I have been wondering about my choice of degree. Sure I enjoyed the many many courses under my film and media degree, I mean who wouldn't enjoy watching films while others are being bored to death listening to monotone lecturers? My workload consists of watching TV shows like Generations, Backstage, Isidingo for research. Reading magazines and newspapers were considered very important reading material and now I'm wondering if I'm paying off for all the fun I had.

I've heard that many peeps from my class have ended up working for radio stations as DJs and I wonder if that is my only option. By the way, I have applied for radio jobs and that hasn't been fruitful either. My lack of job opportunities has really got me worried and I wonder if I should have done Bcom instead (ha, ha me as an accountant is really funny). If you have been unemployed for a year even working as a statician isnt so bad.

Well, people (my mom) say I mustn't give up, some people have been unemployed for 2 years before they found anything. Yeah, and that is suppose to make me feel better. But, alas, maybe they're right. I should sit back and smell the roses while I still can, thankfully, smelling roses is still free.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

It's the award season again and the Oscar nominations have been announced.
I had expected Leo DiCaprio's name to appear in the Best Actor category but not for Blood Diamond. I mean what were they thinking? His acting in The Departed was much more better then in Blood Diamond. It's like the Denzel Washington thing again when he won the Oscar for the worst film ever, Training Day. I felt that they had given it to him because they had sidelined him for all the other better films he had made and so it was a consolation prize, while with Leo the nomination is for the 'movie with a message'.
Maybe this time the Oscar peeps can give Martin Scorsese what he's due and give him the Best Director award.

Presley Chweneyagae, the actor from the award winning South African film Tsotsi, has appeared briefly in the Pretoria magistrate's court after his arrest on Tuesday.
The actor was arrested for allegedly driving with a fake Ivory Coast licence that had been doctored to look like an international driver's licence. The funny thing about that was that yesterday his agent had said that Presley couldn't drive and had been driven everywhere while filming so where did he learn the skill so quickly?
I can't believe it. Here you are making a name for yourself and then you go and do something so STUPID!
The court granted his request for a postponement on his case because he had to travel abroad for work. While he walked out of the court, Presley was quoted saying that he was confident that the law will take its course.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

I went to watch the 'controversial' film, Blood Diamonds and I ended up snoozing most of it. I know wonder what the whole deal was about.
The film starred Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly and Djimon Hounsou, who plays the 'noble savage' role really well and will keep playing it it seems.
The film starts with Solomon Vandy (Hounsou) with his son Dia, who wants to be a doctor when he grows up, but of cause things go crazy when rebels arrive at their village and his family turn into refugees and his son becomes a child soldier. He finds a huge diamond, meets up with Danny Archer (DiCaprio) ,the bombs start flying and the running begins.
It was the small things I found annoying. The fact that the child soldiers all spoke with perfect English accents. The rebels spoke with a bad Nigerian accent and these were supposed to be people from Sierra Leone. The South African actors were probably told to stick with their accent because it's African right? And I don't even want to talk about Leo's accent and how bad it was. Actors normally spend months learning an accent or a dialect but when it comes to an African accent they're probably told anything dodgy is OK.
The other things that made me want to get the hell out of the cinema was the shallowness of the film. Zwick concentrated so much on the action that he forgot to make a meaningful film that actually had something to say! He just cut and pasted the bias you get from News agents like CNN about Africa and put Hollywood actors in it and called it a movie. The Africans were one dimension who were like lost little children who needed the help of the brave Westerners, or blood thirsty savages. Tell me, what else is new?
After watching it, I thought about the big PR campaign that our country, Botswana went into with De Beers. Our President was flying all over the world trying to sell our diamonds as non-conflict diamonds and now I'm wondering how all those millions spend on this campaign could have gone into our public services.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Today I'm having a hard time concentrating on work, well I always have a hard time concentrating but today it's extremely hard. I have walked up and down the office a hundred times and I'm sure the staff is thinking that I'm on something. I don't know what's wrong, maybe because the work is boring, that could be it.

The good news is that Martin Scorsese got best picture and best director for The Departed at the Golden Globes Awards.

The weird news is that Renee Zellweger is getting it on with Luke Perry! Who even knew he was still alive?

Well back to work I guess.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

I wonder when the attitude of entitlement will end in some Africans, especially Africans in high political positions. It was with dismay that I read about a South African mayor spending almost half a million on a new luxury car instead of supplying water and other basic services to local townships.

The mayor, Linah Malatjie, intends replacing her existing Mercedes Benz with a new model costing R475 000. Half of that money could be used in improving the water problem in schools and for private use. When the public repeatedly asks for proper water tanks and better service they are told that there is no money, because it has gone to buy fancy cars for the mayor.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Last time I had blogged the rumour that there was going to be a huge Bollywood merger between Ria and Bachchan family, turns out that the rumour turned out to be true.
Ms Rai's people confirmed that an engagement ceremony had taken place on sunday evening at Ms Rai's home in the city Mumbai. It was confirmed that the families of both actors were present at the ceremony.
Boy is this man lucky. First he gets born in Bollywood loyalty and then he bags Bollywood's leading lady and the most beautiful woman in the world(Former Miss World). I actually remember watching her win the beauty contest, I never thought she'll end up acting, I had thought she'll end up being a business woman or something.
Gosh, they're going to have beautiful babies.

Friday, January 12, 2007

The Beckams are planning to invade LA in the not so distant future. David has decided not to renew his contract with Real Madrid and has signed instead with Galaxy something. The contract is for $250 million a year.

Is David crazy or what? Sure the money is good and all but what is he expecting to learn in the USA, where they don't even call call football by it's real name. The love of money really is the root to all bad decisions.
Zimbabwean police are losing their minds, that's if they had any to begin with. According to, the Zimbabwean police are refusing to return a consignment of sanitary pads to farm workers. They suspect a plot to reduce the fertility of rural Zimbabweans by poisoning them through the pads.

I mean really, who would have thought that sanitary pads could be used as a secret weapon. What a load of bull! The 81 packs of sanitary pads were confiscated at a roadblock last month. These packs are valued at about Z$129 000 and were given to the farm workers by an NGO.

I had read about this coalition that helped Zimbabwean women with pads because sanitary towels are so expensive in Zimbabwe, women end up using sticks, rags, newspapers to stop the menstrual flow. The woman who started the NGO, started it when she saw a woman walking in the street with her period running down her leg. She couldn't afford anything so she went without.

It's bad enough that women have to go through periods and now these poor Zimbabwean women have to deal with cramps and the fact that they can't afford to buy pads to deal with the flow. Now the Zimbabwean Government seems to be going out of it's way to stop NGOs helping these women. Apparently the male ministers were going on in Parliament saying that the women should show them how they use the pads. Can you imagine!

A march is organised at Trafalgar Square in London on the 10th of March to raise awareness about this crisis. To men, it may mean nothing but to women it deals with self-respect and dignity, we really must all unite against this travesty. The march is organised by Action for Southern Africa and The Zimbabwean Congress of Trade Unions(ZCTU) under the campaign Dignity!Period.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Lupe Fiasco -

No words. This is what hip-hop is about.

The Prayer

This single from Bloc Party's album 'A weekend in the city' is absolutely fantastic. Bloc always had my attention after hearing Banquet and this single is up that level. The beat is just WOW!

The lead singer and guitarist Kele Okereke apparently came out of the closet in this album. Shame that people couldn't let him be. Now he'll probably be known as the ' gay black dude in the indie band' instead of a good musician.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

On New Year's eve I went to watch 'The Departed' and what a great send off to 2006. This past year movies have really sucked and I was wondering where it was all heading, but thank God for Martin Scorsese because he reminded me why I love movies in the first place. This movie is...fantastic!
I first fell in love with Martin's movies when I had to watch 'Taxi Driver' for a varsity course and 'The Departed' is a returned to that kind of storytelling. Not only is the screenwriting top notch but so is the acting and the casting was brilliant.
The film is based on a Hong Kong gangster movie, which in Scorsese's version centers on two Irish cops in Boston. Leonardo Dicaprio plays Billy Costigan who goes undercover to bust Irish mob boss Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson) and Matt Damon plays Colin Sullivan the cop who is Costello's snitch.
What I loved about this movie was the way it centred on the psychological damage that happens when someone loses their identity when pretending to be someone they are not. Leo and Matt deserve awards for their performance in this movie, but then again who doesn't deserve to receive something for being involved in this masterpiece?
If Martin doesn't win an Oscar for this movie then I'll never buy into them again.

Cheers to a new year. Here's hoping that it ROCKS!