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I get to see Russell Brand’s comedy live in a few weeks, so thought I should jot down some of my favorite quotes of his…enjoy.
“Turns out it was mostly a lie. But, at least for a short while, it was a beautiful one.” – Russell Brand
“I regret that I didn’t realize that actually they’ve got no power over you at school — it’s all just a trick to indoctrinate you into being a conditioned, tame, placid citizen. Rebel, children, I urge you, fight the turgid slick of conformity with which they seek to smother your glory.” – Russell Brand
“Perhaps if we could popularise through the techniques of branding and consumerism, a different idea, a different narrative, perhaps the world can change. After all it changes constantly and incessantly, it’s just the perceptions that we have are governed by people with self-interest and are not inalignment with the health and safety of us as individuals or as a planet.” – Russell Brand
“God is in the mountains. Impassive, immovable, jagged giants, separating the celestial from the terrestrial with eternal diagonal certainty. As if silently monitoring the beating heart of the creator from the universe’s perfect birth. Stood in the thin air and the awe, one inhales God, involuntarily acknowledging that we are but fragments of a whole, a higher thing. The mountains remind me of my place, as a servant to truth and wonder. Yes, God is in the mountains. Perhaps the pulpit too and even in the piety of an atheist’s sigh. I don’t know; but I feel him in the mountains.” – Russell Brand
“If love is something you cherish, it is hard to glean much joy from death, even in one’s enemies.” – Russell Brand
went to go see rihanna last night and it was awesome.
don’t get me wrong, i realize rihanna is not a musician, and she’s not a singer, but she is an entertainer.
and damn did she entertain.
there we were –
blacks, whites, coloureds, indians, asians…
straight, gay, lesbian, bi, unsure, hipster…
for one night, we were all queens…
we were all ratchet.
we were together.
and all was right with the world
it was a brilliant night, and i would do it all over again!
Today will be my last post for 2011. The siblings are in town, and therefore I’m spending more time laughing my head off and less time reading and writing. Ok, that’s not the real reason, I’m just already in holiday mode…the brain is slowly shutting down…
2011 has been amazing in so many ways. Can’t say it’s been the best year yet, but it’s been great. I am thankful for all the awesome opportunities I’ve been given this year.
1. Bound – what an experience. That might be the only best acress award I ever get so gotta savour it.
2. Bravery…don’t think I wanna elaborate on there, but yes, worth it.
4. Moving back to Cape Town…although I miss Stellenbosch, I felt it was time for a change.
5. Writing – couple of short stories (which might never see the light of day), entering a music writing comp (didn’t win, but i entered…), and the new…uhm…writing exercise I mentioned last week
6. Friends – old, new, and langebaan adventures.
7. God; Love. Truth. Faithfulness.
So cheers to 2011. And here’s to 2012, and hoping the world doesn’t end, cos man, life is good! And the living is easy…
See you next year.
this weekend i was in cape town visiting my mom and i dragged her to go see some music with me. anyway, ended up enjoying it so very much. following is the post i put up on my music review blog. it’s good to see young people doing stuff like this…it encouraged and inspired me so big up to the bric students!
so inspired. a bunch of high school students who are part of bric – bishops, rustenberg (and westerford) in community – did a 25 hour cyclathon at the waterfront. they got those spinning class bikes and had 6 or 7 of them going for 25 hours (taking shifts) in order to raise money for habitat for humanity. the money will go towards building houses in the mfuleni township. how awesome it that?!
the cyclathon started at 5 pm on the Friday night and went through to 6pm on Saturday. i didn’t know about it though. i just saw a tweet from someone i follow on twitter saying that Tim Smal (ex frontman of serving suggestion) would be playing an acoustic set at the waterfront ampitheatre on saturday morning so i decided to check it out. i missed Tim’s set but when i got there i found out that it was actually an all day thing as part of the cyclathon. they had different bands playing all day and then had ruffles throughout the day to raise funds. they ended up raising over R5000 just from R20 ruffle tickets…awesome!
anyway, i only caught a few bands since i got there late but i’m so glad i went. the bands i did see definitely made up for the sunburn.
first one i saw was shen winberg’s band. they were quite cool. and at some point they played this raggae medley. then one of the dudes from one of those waterfront marimbe performing groups came onstage and sang with them. was very cool. if you’re an early riser, they will be on the SABC 3 morning show expresso at 6:30 this wednesday (feb 9th) so check them out. really dug their sound.
next up was another cool band whose name i didn’t catch. they were only on stage for like 3 songs though which was a bummer. something went wrong with the guitarist’s acoustic guitar and no one else had one to lend him and since their songs are acoustic he couldn’t use an electric. but the songs that they did play were pretty cool. really dug the last one they played – was about like grace and stuff.
after that was la vi. they had a “duffy” kinda sound and look. not the duck, the “mercy” chick. like kinda 50’s rock kinda thing. they were really really good. the lead chick has a really nice voice, and the band is just an acoustic guitar and drums, so they are not so loud they take away from the voice. i really liked them. and they will be playing this weekend in stellies as part of “ultrafest” so will be checking them out then.
after la vi came a group of very good looking boys all suited up and lots of screaming from the girlies in the crowd. i thought that maybe they were students from one of the schools but it turned out they are university students – which made me feel a little less paedophilic for thinking they were cute . oh my gosh i loved them…them being perfect score. they were an a cappela group – think el divo. and they were so good. i loved when they did the lion king opening scene song, the brenda fassie song, and the waka waka song. i loved that they added local songs in the mix. loved them!
so yay for musical goodness. and yay for music for good. thank you so much to the bric learners for their good work. awesomeness!
This post is part of a weekly worship blog carnival, so do stop by the worship community for more setlists and sermon recaps from around the world…
I went to cape town this weekend to go visit my mom so was not at the morning service. I did however visit the Hillsong church in cape town and it was awesome. I had a bit of a mishap with the trains trying to make it back to Cape Town for practice and almost missed church but I did make it in time, thank God.
O come let us adore Him (John Wade/John Reading)
How great is our God – Brad Klynsmith
Wholly yours – David Crowder* Band
You said – Reuben Morgan
Jesus, we enthrone you – Paul Kyle
When I survey – Chris Tomlin version
Kevin was leading today, and it went a lot better than last week team wise. We had a smaller team though, 1 bass, 1 drummer, 1 guitarist, 2 vocals.
For the next six weeks we will be going through the six pillars – or main values – enGAGE stands on. Today was the second one – “Growing in Community”.
The main text was on Genesis 27: 1 – 40 as a picture of how community does not work, and Acts 2: 42 – 47 and 4: 32 – 35 as a picture of how community does work. We then broke up into different groups and discussed community with a focus on different verses.
My group looked at Romans 12:16, 1 Corinthians 1: 10, 1 Thessalonians 5: 13, and 1 Peter 3: 8 and then discussed how we as a church could better live out community. And then we ended the services by praying for each other – lots of stuff about family came up in the prayer session…
Afterwards, as usual, we went to Gino’s for dinner and each of the girls got a rose for St. Valentine’s day…awww…sweet -thanks Dom!