28 December 2011

South African bands are doing it right

(via scrone-a-palooza)

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9 December 2011

littlemissconceptions asked: heheheeheh i was with you till you said Cape Town ;) Cape town is a whole post on its own....I have such a prejudice about such a prejudiced place....but im trying to learn and get rid of my misconceptions....experience proves harder to override though....

Oh, very much so. Cape Town is a strangely schizophrenic city. There are some amazing people, excellent mashup points, and really interesting ideas flowing through. Then there are also the “old families”, living the same way they have for years, with the same prejudices. There are those living in poverty, who have never had an opportunity to engage with the rest of the city.

I don’t deny any of that, but it’s worthwhile exploring as many of its facets as possible.

1 December 2011
7 November 2011




One of the biggest gangs operating in Cape Town, South Africa’s “Americans” (because of their love for the American flag, easy money and the manner of imitating rappers).


“When asked directly where the name came from, he simply responded with another question to us which was meant to be rhetorical, “aren’t you all American, then you already know.” His eyes swept us up and down taking in our attire and jewelry, and after a slight pause he stated “you are rich…you are greedy….and you take what you want.” Not finished with his response, he ferreted for a small piece of paper torn and yellowed in a scrapbook of sorts and presented it to us. He pounded his chest with a clenched fist and proclaimed, “George Bush….my hero…..he will take what he wants.” - Interview with Prisoner / Member

(via anticapitalist, colormysoul, freebreezeandyoungbloods)

Yes, this exists - much to the surprise of many citizens of the United States who find out. Might be interesting to also quote the interviewer’s response to the etymology of “The Americans”:

That a gang of miscreants would capitalize upon the ill-perceived notion that ALL Americans are as dishonest and malicious as a small portion of our represented nation is, is almost beyond my comprehension. Nevertheless, we as Americans need to understand the tarnished image that we have outside of the United States, and begin to take a serious look at ourselves. 

And perhaps read a quick outline of how the gangs operate.

One of the biggest gangs operating in Cape Town, South Africa’s “Americans” (because of their love for the American flag, easy money and the manner of imitating rappers).

“When asked directly where the name came from, he simply responded with another question to us which was meant to be rhetorical, “aren’t you all American, then you already know.” His eyes swept us up and down taking in our attire and jewelry, and after a slight pause he stated “you are rich…you are greedy….and you take what you want.” Not finished with his response, he ferreted for a small piece of paper torn and yellowed in a scrapbook of sorts and presented it to us. He pounded his chest with a clenched fist and proclaimed, “George Bush….my hero…..he will take what he wants.” - Interview with Prisoner / Member

(via anticapitalistcolormysoulfreebreezeandyoungbloods)

Yes, this exists - much to the surprise of many citizens of the United States who find out. Might be interesting to also quote the interviewer’s response to the etymology of “The Americans”:

That a gang of miscreants would capitalize upon the ill-perceived notion that ALL Americans are as dishonest and malicious as a small portion of our represented nation is, is almost beyond my comprehension. Nevertheless, we as Americans need to understand the tarnished image that we have outside of the United States, and begin to take a serious look at ourselves. 

And perhaps read a quick outline of how the gangs operate.

(Source: simply-war, via anticapitalist)

5 November 2011
4 November 2011
8 October 2011

"Mini Cape"

(Source: vimeo.com, via tjpytheas)

2 October 2011
8 September 2011
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