After a full day of studying, it was just what my restless soul needed.To slink away into the alternative nightlife of my hometown with some people who uplift my spirits.
Given the fact that this total Lunar Eclipse was the first one visible to the human eye since 2000, and the next one would only grace us with its awesomeness in 2018, there was not a chance was I missing this to stay buried in my lifeless books.
The event was a hippie fest on a desolate beach near Virginia airport. All the elements of my imagination, realized in a single night. Bonfires,smokes,wine,capoeira,free spirits and one gigantic moon waiting to be covered in shadow.
We got a little fuzzy, cuddled around the fire and got lost in the lulling beats of the drum circle. Perfect way to zone out and appreciate the endless ocean and night sky. We lay on pashminas spread out on the cool sand, to stargaze and watch the cosmic universe get brighter and clearer as the full moon got darker and darker.
The shadow slowly closed in over the ball of glowing light, and the drummers sped up their beat. People cheered and clapped wildly as the last bit of moon was overshadowed and at that moment, as as everyone stared up, a plane flew over, right in view of the moon, twinkling like star into the darkness.
Paper lanterns were lit and sent up to celebrate the eclipse and we watched them float over the ocean and burst into a dying flame.
I live for moments like these.
Happy belated Tuesday Tunesday! I couldn’t bring myself to post anything yesterday, given that the whole of SA was focused on Mandela’s Memorial, so apologies for the delay.
Anyways, I had the honour of hosting Capetonian Band Red Huxley at my humble abode this past weekend, and their very cool bassist Matthew, put me onto this band called The Dead Weather. They’ve been around for quite some time, but this was the first that I had ever heard of them, and I am already HOOKED! I was even teased that I was raving about them, even though I had pretty much only been listening to them for all but three seconds. Well three seconds was all it took to get me into this soulful, sexy, badass rock ‘n roll. Bring me a tumbler of whiskey and a cigar - it’s about to get crazy up in here!
The Dead Weather formed in 09 with a babe called Alison Mosshart as lead vocalist and the God that is Jack White also lending his voice as well as musical talents. The other two members include Dean Fertita and Jack Lawrence - all well-known names in the rock industry so it’s no wonder that this band is golden.
Try out these songs and see if ya dig as much as I do:
I Can’t Here You
The Difference Between Us
Rolling In On A Burning Tire
I show a little love for my second home in this month’s Sup Durban on DIY.
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