Friday, 28 March 2014

SO THIS IS THIRTY...

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Having recently turned 30 I have been putting some thought into what that means to me. 
Here is the good, the bad and the ugly of my life at 30.

30, Thirty, Turning 30, Turning Thirty, Being 30, Being Thirty, Life at 30, Life at Thirty, Peter John Hattingh

I can now condescendingly address people in their twenties and younger as "You Kids" and   "The Youth of Today".

I finally get to start using the phrase "I'm too old for this shit".

Hangovers now last three days if they don't kill you.

Indigestion is no longer just something you hear about on a Gaviscon advert.

All my favourite music now makes up the top ten on Classic FM.

I have friends who are divorced.

Friendships that are 20+ years old.

The clothes from my twenties now make me look like you I'm trying too hard.

I prioritize the things that truly matter to me.

All my favourite foods are now REALLY bad for me.

I own property.

I’m no longer afraid of making mistakes.

I live in the present, try to learn from the past and let the future take care of itself.

I no longer feel the need to compete with everyone else around me and have set my own measures for success.

My job is now a career.

I spend less time explaining myself.

I spend more time being myself.

I’m learning to stop acting like everything is fine if it isn’t.

Being accountable and taking responsibly.

Grey hairs are appearing. Seriously, I’m 30. This is bullshit.

It could be worse. I could be 40.

People take me more seriously. I like that.

Stop trying to be everything to everyone.

Everything cool is being marketed to people younger than me now.

It’s called "The Dirty Thirties". That’s a plus.

Not everyone is going to like me. Tough.

Honesty is profoundly important.

I’m still trying to figure it all out.

I still use the phrase "When I grow up".

30 feels no different to 20.

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Saturday, 24 August 2013

STEPHEN FRY ON THE JOYS OF SWEARING

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THIS IS SIMPLY BRILLIANT!




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Saturday, 6 July 2013

CANVAS CITY

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Street Art, Graffiti Art, El Mac, Denmark, Street Art in Denmark
EL MAC - DENMARK

Street Art, Graffiti Art, Lango, Sanfrancisco, Street Art in Sanfrancisco
LANGO - SAN FRANCISCO, USA
Street Art, Graffiti Art, Hopare, France, Street Art in France
HOPARE - FRANCE

Street Art, Graffiti Art, Fin Dac, Spain, Street Art in Spain
FIN DAC - SPAIN





INTI - BELGIUM

Street Art, Graffiti, Pastel Heart, South Africa, Street Art in South Africa
PASTEL HEART - SOUTH AFRICA


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Monday, 1 July 2013

EMPIRE OF THE SUN - ICE ON THE DUNE

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Empire of the Sun, Ice on the Dune, Luke Steele, Nick Littlemore It’s been five years since Australian electro-dance duo Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore of Empire of the Sun released their debut album ‘Walking on a Dream’ and at long last the sequel to that masterpiece has arrived.
‘Ice on the Dune’ is the follow-up album that has recently been released, and as expected, it delivers all the goods. Although the album bares their distinct brand of feel good funk and is comfortingly familiar, it does have a fresher more mature sound to it and the production values are fantastic!




The first single from the album is entitled ‘Alive’ and I can sum the track up in one word. Anthem. ‘Ice on the Dune’ debuted at number 20 on the Billboard 200 chart this week. I suggest you get yourself a copy.











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Saturday, 29 June 2013

FRYING GRAMMAR!

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Tuesday, 11 June 2013

FACE THE CITY

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Canvas City

Graffiti Art, Street Art, Murals

Graffiti Art, Street Art, Murals

Graffiti Art, Street Art, Murals

Graffiti Art, Street Art, Murals

Graffiti Art, Street Art, Murals

Graffiti Art, Street Art, Murals

Graffiti Art, Street Art, Murals

Graffiti Art, Street Art, Murals

Jimi Hendrix, Graffiti Art, Street Art, Murals

Pastel Heart, Graffiti Art, Street Art, Murals,



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Sunday, 2 June 2013

THE WHEEL HOUSE

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The Wheel House is a live street performance by two acrobatic entertainers who move a circular stage around public spaces entertaining audiences with their highly technical and masterfully skilled performances.

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The interior of the wheel is designed to look like a house, with doors, windows, curtains and a small kitchen. The characters, dressed as hobos, carry out daily household tasks whilst moving the wheel along a road to nowhere. The performance is scored by the creaking wheel and accompanied by an audio soundtrack.

The Wheel House Street Theatre

 Produced by the Acrojou Circus Theatre in 2006 The Wheel House is an ingenious piece of street theatre and something I would love to see live! Thus far it has been performed before over 60,000 people in nine countries.


The Wheel House Street Theatre
Acrojou Circus Theatre describes the piece as, "Theatrical acrobatics, comedy, and breathtaking moments of risk, all housed within an exquisite, hand-built structure."

Click HERE to visit the official website and click HERE to 'Like' the Facebook page.









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Friday, 31 May 2013

MACHETE KILLS!

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Hold on to your tits boys and girls because its here!

The follow up to the Robert Rodriguez film Machete is here!

MACHETE KILLS

Featuring: Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Lady Gaga, Sophia Vergara, Amber Heard, Antonio Banderas, Cuba Gooding Jr, Jessica Alba, Mel Gibson and Charlie Sheen as the President of the USA. 

Now thats one HELL of a cast! 


Machete Kills, Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Lady Gaga, Sophia Vergara, Amber Heard, Antonio Banderas, Cuba Gooding Jr, Jessica Alba, Mel Gibson, Charlie Sheen


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Sunday, 26 May 2013

CANVAS CITY: DANE STOPS

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Dane Stops is a Durban Street Art heavyweight and (in my humble opinion) the best 3D artist in the city.  

His use of light and shadow skillfully accentuate perspective and the relationship between the 2D surface and 3D representation. Dane is fascinated by ‘realistic’ representations of form using various objects to take the form of letters. My favorite of these being his octopi G letters which are simply mind blowing!

Dane Stops, Street Art

His influences include Stefan Sagmeister, How & Nosm, Ces, Daim, FX crew, Esk and Phek.

In 2012 Dane took top honors in a Sprite competition which saw him win a trip to America which heightened his profile.

You can connect with Dane via his blog or on Twitter and if you would like to commission a piece you can email him directly. 
Blog      Twitter     Email 
Dane Stops, Street Art

Dane Stops, Street Art

Dane Stops, Street Art

Dane Stops, Street Art
  Dane Stops, Street Art

Dane Stops, Street Art

Dane Stops, Street Art
Dane Stops, Street Art

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Monday, 20 May 2013

I DO LOVE A GOOD PARTY!

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Tuesday, 23 April 2013

CANVAS CITY

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Wednesday, 17 April 2013

CANVAS CITY: MOOK LION

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MOOK LION is one of Durban’s finest street artists.
Mook Lion Street ArtMy first brush with Mookie’s work was during his Still Free campaign which saw wheat pastes, posters and murals placed throughout the city of Durban. In fact it was Still Free that inspired me start the Canvas City feature on my blog.
Raised in an artistic family Mook started his career as a graffiti artist at the age of 16 and later went on to study fine art at the Durban University of Technology. His art is provocative and beautifully executed. Inspired by artists such as Blu, Faith 47, Jace, Picasso and Van Gogh, Mook can also be likened to the legendary street artist Banksy.
Mook Lion Street ArtI absolutely love his vibrant style and use of colour. It really makes his work stand out and feel alive. You can check out some of his work yourself at the Alliance Franchise, Hope Street in Morningside, Baxter Avenue in Berea, Berea Park, and the Beach front.
Most of the Still Free wheat pastes have disappeared but there are still some surviving in Glenwood, Tollgate and Warwick Junction.
For more info visit his Facebook page www.facebook.com/mooklion or for commissions you can email him on mookie.chapman@gmail.com.
Mook Lion Street Art

Mook Lion Street Art

Mook Lion Street Art

Mook Lion Street Art

Mook Lion Street Art

Mook Lion Street Art

Mook Lion Street Art


Mook Lion Street Art


Mook Lion Street Art

Mook Lion Street Art


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