Sunday, 14 April 2013


After an emotional goodbye to Burnell Taylor last week, Candice Glover made watching Idols a bit bearable this week. She was as stunning as she normally is with her performance of, “Don’t Make Me Over” by Dionne Warwick. In the early half, the theme-iness of it seemed to be constraining her but by the second half, Candice let loose a barrage of awe-inspiring vocals that drove everyone to their feet. i must say that i had goose bumps all over and couldn't help but scream as if i knew her. Nicki exclaimed that Candice was born to do this and Randy relied on his same old phrases like, "In it to win it," and "This is what the show is all about."


Thursday, 11 April 2013

Happy Birthday, Kristen Stewart!

Wednesday, 10 April 2013


Because I’m such a lover of music, I can’t help but forcefully share and shed a tear every time I discover a new dope band. Yes, yes… I know that these cats have been in the industry for a minute so excuse us late bloomers. Basically what I’m trying to tell you friends is that you should check out FUN… They are totally awesome. And the cherry on top is that they’ve got a song with Jannelle Monae… aaaaahhhhhh….. I hope you check them out and let me know what you think.


To you with love and in love… Tsholz


Soon, the question on everybody’s lips will be: “Have You Heard? Have you heard how The Muffinz rule the world?” The Muffinz have unleashed their mysteriously beautiful world of eclectic soul to the South African public and they are set for world domination.

The music of The Muffinz is so new, yet so soulful, so accessible, so honest and so innocent, that it appeals to all age groups, races, classes and sexes.

The five young musicians make a refreshing change from the usual run of the mill rappers and house DJs, who are currently dominating the popular music scene, in that they play real instruments, and they play them well. Added to that is all five musicians are great singers in their different genres of expertise.

Take for instance electric guitarist and vocalist, Atomza. His voice is best described as a young Michael Jackson meets Usher with a twist of rock. Drummer Keke then enters with his Senegalese meets rumba vocals. The band switch from a groovy R&B rhythm led by acoustic guitarist Mthae and bassist Skabz, to a classy jazz guitar sound introduced by electric guitarist and acapella singer, Simz. And that by the way is just on one song!

That is why, to explain the band, they decided to call themselves The Muffinz. Explains Mthae: “We wanted a name that would be remembered, something catchy but a name that people would want to find out more about. Plus, we all come from different backgrounds musically and so we all bring different ingredients - as in the ingredients in a muffin.”


Biography by Therese Owen



Tuesday, 9 April 2013

If there was ever a relationship CV, this is how mine would read…

“Girls like her, my grandfather once warned me, girls like her turn into women with eyes like bullet holes and mouths made of knives. They are always restless. They are always hungry. They are bad news. They will drink you down like a shot of whisky. Falling in love with them is like falling down a flight of stairs. What no one told me, with all those warnings, is that even after you’ve fallen, even after you know how painful it is, you’d still get in line to do it again.” - Holly Black, Black Heart


“I’ve never been easy. I will never be easy. I am a mad woman. I love just as insane. I’m flourish and reckless abandon. I prefer this. Match it or balance it. But don’t fuck with it. Don’t get close enough to touch and the decide you need this to cool down. I don’t do cool. I’m fire. I’m heat. I’m match this or balance it out but get the fuck out of my way if you’re just trying to change it. Love someone and mean it. It’s just that fucking simple. If you don’t love, then leave. If you don’t mean it, then move. Someone will. I promise you that. We all have shit to work on but that shit doesn’t mean we don’t get to be loved right the fuck now”. – Bassey Ikpi


I don’t believe ‘There is ONE person for everyone’. I don’t. It’s a myth and it’s inaccurate because to say that is to make void of all your other important people: your family, your friends, your mentors, your counsellors, your teachers, your muses – all these people add to your life. You cannot expect one person to love you, to assist in your evolving, to enrich your life. It is a combined eclectic effort of all the people you have bonds with by blood/choice/fate. These are the parallels of love – each line of expression unique in its purpose, in its tone, in its frequency, in its regularity. To say ‘there is (only) ONE person for everyone’ is to dismiss the importance of a support UNIT. You are an amalgamation of many influences. And these influences will forever adorn your life even when/after you meet “THE ONE”. - Nontsie Dube

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