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SuperHotJoy, BigWood & Some Nude Springboks

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SuperHotJoy, BigWood & Some Nude Springboks
Submitted by hedmekanik on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 15:57

Kieran SmithKieran SmithFriday night saw a return to the formula that made Disturbance Design's erstwhile restaurant/gallery/design store "Home" so popular and so sorely missed. Held at Manna, 'Big Wood' featured artwork, stuffed toys, great tunes from Disturbance honchos Richard and Roger (and ex-Disturbian, Ryan); and the second Durban performance of SuperHotJoy. Ex-Cynosure lead Garret van der Spek's new outfit features Mike Goddard (Perez, Big Idea, Love Jones... this guy is a machine!) on drums, and Kieran Smith on bass (another accomplished machine!).

GarrettGarrettVan der Spek was on fine form, dressed to screech in falsetto-inducing stovepipe jeans and snakeskin boots, and belting it out he was too. Sound like? Hmmm.... The Police. No, honestly - with bass and drums that were tight as... a very tight thing, and van der Speks' renowned vocal style, this was a slick show with oodles of energy and loads of attitude. The whole package was the perfect compliment to the independent style and art that Disturbance is renowned for, a style that has a strong following, as the capacity crowd at Manna showed.

Saturday night and the Nudies blew into town to promote the release of their new album, Peace Breaker, at Burn. Burning up, more like. It might be autumn out here folks but lemme tell you that inside Burn you'd never know it. The sweat was dipping off the ceiling when the Springboks took to the stage, and to their credit they never let this get in the way of a rocking performance.

Despite sound that was overpowered by their heavy-duty assault, they performed with the usual aplomb, trotting out a selection of both classics and new cuts from the album. Say what you like about Arno but as a unit the Nudies kick big booty all over the shop, even when the heat threatens to make you faint. Backstage you'd never think they were one of SA's greatest rock bands of all time - they were polite, offered your roving correspondent beer and Jagers (hic!) and generally shot the shit like any old bunch of maties.

And then it was time to get the hell outta dodge and salvage what little was left of the weekend.


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Subject:  PICTURESSSSS ... someone buy
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Author:  capdog
Date:  17 April, 2007 - 16:13

PICTURESSSSS ... someone buy this man a camera please!


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Subject:  Yeahlrightalready...
Author:  hedmekanik
Date:  18 April, 2007 - 06:26

Getting a camera soon, for the Spain trip, but of course it'll be put to good use out there in the heaving halls of culture as well...now stop bloody hissing, it's not very becoming!


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Subject:  "Despite sound that was
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Author:  xcpointx
Date:  19 April, 2007 - 07:37

"Despite sound that was overpowered by their heavy-duty assault"

Just curious as to what this meant exactly.. elaborate?


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Subject:  Sounds like...
Author:  hedmekanik
Date:  19 April, 2007 - 09:50

They sounded like they were playing through a blanket. Not 'they sounded kak because they were playing badly' but rather the system didn't deliver definition.


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Subject:  Apropos absolutely nothing
Author:  hedmekanik
Date:  20 April, 2007 - 08:31

Do yourselves a favour and read this crazy Aussie chick's blog - if it doesn't make you laugh you're dead. In which case you'd not able to read, let alone read some crazy Aussie chick's blog.
Right. That's enough of that. Go here:
http://blogs.inthemix.com.au/Lissie/10119/


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Subject:  izzit ? asshat ?
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Author:  kliktrak
Date:  20 April, 2007 - 08:49

LOL, crying its so funny

bloody 'ell mate, that is some classic down-under style banter

KLIKTRAK
http://kliktrak.partychief.com


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Subject:  In a league of her own!
Author:  hedmekanik
Date:  20 April, 2007 - 09:07

I challenge anyone to find me any blog as funny written by a South African!


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Subject:  She's good, but I accept
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Author:  capdog
Date:  20 April, 2007 - 09:20

She's good, but I accept your challenge hedmekanik. "peas on toast"...

http://mushypeasontoast.blogspot.com/

Winner of the 2007 SA blog awards for most humourous blog.

She's brilliant, but the thing is she does an update every day so sometimes they're sad posts, or serious... but generally she's a riot. Based in Joburg.

For a Durban blog, I'd say Kevin's blog... he's funny in a Tucker Max / Maddox kinda way...

http://boredkevin.blogspot.com/

His latest story is about Splashy... vomiting in a cup... ;)


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Subject:  I'm with Hedmekanik
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Author:  DeanRichards
Date:  20 April, 2007 - 10:59

<twocentsworth> Peas on Toast is amusing... but that Aussie chick is good. </twocentsworth>


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Subject:  hmmm...
Author:  hedmekanik
Date:  20 April, 2007 - 11:07

After an indepth ornithilogical anthroscopic investigation of the relative merits of the various parties I have come to contusion that:

a) Lissie's blog knocks the tits off any other comers
b) the other two are pretty good but
c) Lissie - tits - others. Refer to point a) if confused.

And there you have it. The only problem is that she appears to have vanished off the face of the interweb. Seems her last blog was in March. Hmmmm... Maybe she's on holiday eating mushroom omelettes.


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Subject:  Yeah I agree, just wanted to
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Author:  capdog
Date:  20 April, 2007 - 13:18

Yeah I agree, just wanted to send you on a wild goose chase there! Lizzie is hilarious.


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Subject:  Jussis bru watch that hound...
Author:  hedmekanik
Date:  20 April, 2007 - 14:12

I do believe I have been officially psyched by Lord Canis domesticus capicus himself. Woof, mofo.


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Subject:  With everyone comparing us
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Author:  capdog
Date:  21 April, 2007 - 07:21

With everyone comparing us to the Australians before the cricket on Wednesday, it's just one more thing to add to the list! I can't bear it. ;)


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Subject:  Hasta la vista mofokkers
Author:  hedmekanik
Date:  8 June, 2007 - 11:40

Ra ra and zing zong, I'm off to watch Thai ladies give a new meaning to ping pong. Erm, no I'm not, I'M OFF TO SPAIN!!! On Tuesday. For once I'll be on the good end of a technological domination that means we can cruise round the planet at fuck-off speeds, gaily dispersing a choking cloud of carbon dioxide as we do it. It's not all bad. Oh wait, it is. But I'll be too busy gloating over my good fortune to think about anything when I've got my head stuck in a speaker and the Beastie Boys are all 'YOU GOTTA FIGHT!! dan dan FOR YOUR RIGHT!! dan dan TO PAAAAAAAAAARRRRTAAAYYY!!!

And that, my dassie-humpin', biltong-munchin', Castle-doppin', blunt-tokin' peeps, is that. See ya on the flipside!

That is...unless...the strike screws with my flights...feck. Didn't think of that...


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Subject:  Hasta manyana el-mekaniko
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Author:  kliktrak
Date:  8 June, 2007 - 13:18

nice one brother

I SAID NICE ONE BROTHER !!!!!

sweet hope you soak up the Sonar tan to the max, of course you will have a good one !

KLIKTRAK
http://www.kliktrak.com


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Subject:  Sounds amazing man, good
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Author:  capdog
Date:  8 June, 2007 - 14:20

Sounds amazing man, good luck and have a freakin' awesome time! Bring back a story!


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