Not my usual blog BUT: In my previous update I mention a vampire on a stage. It is a friend who is probably one of the best singers and guitarists I know. The two of us joke about him being the vampire and I am the werewolf scaring him because of my lens in plants that reflect the light from my eyes. Not sure if it was the lights but the shadows made him look so thin the last time I saw him on stage that it seemed like the bones were singing. The music that came out of it incredible! And yet he was “busking on a stage”…
I see it a lot...It seems a typical thing in SA where the best musicians still need to “busk” during open nights on the side for money. I am fortunate to know many and it is the same with for all of them. I also get the surprise look and almost am being made out for crazy when I ask friend to pay for one of my CD’s. “Why not for free?!” Is the question.
Today at almost the same place I took many photos of a sea of orange people came together during the 2010WC I got to take a few more photos of a sea of people in support of Mr Lunga Goodman Nono , the blind busker that got assaulted by the police this week. Just wanted to add this to my blog because the incredible support from artists and musicians I could see among all the other friends and faces in the crowd put a big smile on my face.
And on a day like this I do really love Cape Town and its music!