On a foggy Cape Town morning – although we’re promised sunshine and 25C a bit later – I feel like sharing some South African music with my international readers. Obviously, the UK ones will still be in bed because they have a Bank Holiday today and another one tomorrow.

This great song and video is from Pretoria band Isochronous and was released late last year. Their latest effort, Torpid, is not available on YouTube, but is getting a lot of airplay locally.

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You can order the album here, and you’d do well to recall that we predicted the meteoric rise of SA band The Parlotones, back when they were good.

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I have often wondered about this:

After all, to swallow a bird, would be absurd.

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Just over a month from now, I’ll be representing my adopted nation in some World Championships.

It’s not quite the Olympics, but it is an official World Championships and it is all for a good cause.

Bring forth – The World Tin Bath Race:

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As far as I am aware, I am the only competitor from South Africa, probably the only competitor from Africa. And thus, a huge responsibility falls upon my shoulders. This is bad news, as I am not small anyway and will almost certainly sink. The event, organised by the brilliantly-named Castletown Ale Drinkers Society, has been going for longer than I’ve been around, and I’m determined to give it the best go possible.

I hope that I can rely on your support for this, and I will be checking which SuperSport channel it will be broadcast on.

Watch this space.

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Friday ephemera

The June 1st edition:

Because I have been busy fighting with the outrageous sling and arrows of the WfHII (which is now over and wasn’t actually that bad), I have been left with no clue of what has happened in the outside world over the past few days. Given the state of things when I descended into said week, that’s probably no bad thing. But since I am playing catch up, please enjoy some ephemera with me.

Text from Dog continues to amuse | Someone did a map of where Ludacris has “hoes” | I took a photo of Table Mountain from miles away | Here are the 11 greatest ManBabies ever | Brian Micklethwait described some blog issues hilariously and said some nice things | That slinky on a treadmill video | An amazing collection of contrails pictures | People on twitter use an unfunny phrase | More videos of Apocalypse sounds | 180,000 post-it notes | Firefighter practical exam | Eduard Khil is in a coma :( | The despicable HIVEX has closed down.

There. I hope you clicked through to every single one of those. They are ALL totes worth it.

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Lunch at Beyerskloof was superb, but I couldn’t have the steak because I’m going out for one of them now.


WfHII ends tomorrow and normal service will be resumed on here then as well.

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