busking against brutality
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!
looking from the outside
I have been trying to write an update for my blog for a while now...When I started writing it, it had a series of events from dinner with new neighbours to “the bones of a vampire” singing on a stage a few weeks ago. ...I deleted it because there was too much and probably would not have made any sense to anyone. At the end of the series of events (which you will have to imagine yourself) I am looking at myself and realise that I am still ok with the fact that the dreams and things that really matter in my life are not always there...And yes it really is OK! ....it has made my life interesting...it has kept me alive...it is the light setting for my next self-portrait and the key to the next piece of music I write...Usually I am looking from the inside out...At the moment it feels good to be looking from the outside.