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MK Awards 2014 – I was wrong, but so were you

18 Feb

mk awards logoThe MK Awards this year stood out for a few reasons, least of all how wrong I was with most of my predictions or the fact that I wore a tie.
The biggest reason surely being the fat finger they flipped everyone who said that MK won’t make it to see another awards ceremony since going off-air and on-line.

Another outstanding aspect was a delightfully hilarious egg (Anne Hirsch) enhancing the lol-factor brought to the stage by Bouwer Bosch and Jean Jordaan. (Well done on the Parlotones joke. Made my night).
I also loved the new song by Fokofpolisiekar (although I can for the life of me not remember it’s name. Might have been Paranoia or Afrika or something like that)

Anne HirschLastly, before we get to the actual awards, I must mention something that made me glad: It was as if the online culture seeped through to the style of the ceremony.
Sure, you might see it as being shorter, with less awards and less performances than previous years. You might even have attended another one of these and noted that this year they had less going on pre- and post-event.
You would, of course, be wrong.
I prefer to see it as MK embracing the nature of an on-line identity. Short, to the point, here you go now fuck off. That, ladies and gentleman, is the internet for you in a nutsack. If MK were to splash out on an MTV size event, it would almost have gone against what they are slowly but surely busy accomplishing: Creating a fully digital platform where they can excel.
Also, we partied our tits off afterwards, so stop bitching.

While on the topic of how wrong you might have been, let’s go to the awards.
And yes… YOU, dear voter, did get it wrong a few times. Because I said so.
(Feel free to tell me I’m wrong in the comments below)

Video:
Winner: Shortstraw – Waterworks
I said: Van Coke Kartel ft. Jack Parow – Chaos
Why you were wrong: Shortstraw’s video is cool… but Van Coke’s vid just compliments the song better. It is also a better song.

HaddadLive Act:
Winner: Jeremy Loops
I said: Bittereinder
Why you were wrong: Yes, I did admit that Jeremy Loops is AMAZING live… but take a look at the size and quantity of awesome shows Bittereinder played in the last year.

Album:
Winner: Shortstraw – Good Morning Sunshine
I said: Bittereinder
Why you were wrong: You weren’t, you could have been more right though.

FokofBudget Video:
Winner: Al Bairre – We move on
I said: The Plastics
Why you were wrong: Here you really picked probably the worst nomination. And I really am sorry to say it, coz I love Al Bairre and it is a GREAT tune… It’s just that the video is absolutely unoriginal and really boring. After 40 seconds an epileptic seizure set on by the flashy images starts looking like a more pleasant experience…

Newcomer:
Winner: Al Bairre
I said: Matthew Mole
Why I was wrong: Yes, you read right. I was wrong. In retrospect I have to give it to Al Bairre… And no, I am not trying to make up for my comment regarding their video. I really do believe that they deserved to win this.

Afrikaans:
Van Coke Kartel
No argument here.

KuiergeesteFestival:
Oppikoppi
The masses spoke, and you settled the little argument I had with myself…

To crown it all, 2 new (and rather unexpected) awards were handed out. I, for one, am absolutely stoked about them…

Legend:
Haddad Viljoen
I spoke to the man afterwards, and let me assure you , he deserves this award and 10 more.

Basically, this award goes to someone who MK would like to honour for his/her contribution to the SA music industry. To festivals, to media, to.. well, everything. For being THERE.
I foresee this award being bestowed on many more. I should think that the next one could very well go to Carel Hoffmann, the main man behind Oppikoppi.

EkVenue:
Arcade Empire & Assembly (shared)
Yes, Arcade won… and having never had the opportunity to party in Assembly (I know, sad hey?) I can only assume that they must be ridiculously awesome to even be named in the same breath as Arcade.

Well done guys, let’s see which venues step up to the plate for next year’s awards.

Well, that was that. And yes, my opinions are just that, my OPINIONS.
So just coz I say some other bad deserved an award, doesn’t mean the other options were shit. I love most of the nominated bands,and would really like to see all of them rise to deservedly win tons of awards.

Drop YOUR opinion here below. Or don’t.
Whatever.

All pics by Henno Kruger. See more here.

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Wie’t gesê musiek mag nie fun wees nie?

17 Sep

skeletons love musicAlmal is so freaking ernstig.
Oor alles.

Snaaks genoeg raak mense omtrent moordadig morbied juis oor een van die dinge in die lewe wat veronderstel is om jou beter te laat voel: Musiek.

Ja, daar is plek vir meer ernstige musiek, en verseker is daar ‘n groot verskeidenheid genres wat verskillende mense se gemoed opkikker. Dieselfde tunes wat my laat smile, beinvloed nie noodwendig jou gemoedstoestand nie.
Waarop dit neerkom, is dat as jy van iets hou en dit maak jou happy, luister dit. As ek nie daarvan hou nie, kan ek dit maar net ignoreer.

Een van die bands wat baie flack kry van die morbiede musiek mense, is Dans Dans Lisa. Hul tunes is lekker om te luister, nie TE woes ernstig nie en oor die algemeen laat dit mens nogal goed voel ook. Hulle gaan waarskynlik nie opgeneem word in die Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nie, maar so what. Ek like hulle.

Case in point: Die orkes, bestaande uit Deon Meiring (van Glaskas faam) en Bouwer Bosch (Straatligkinders) het vandag hul nuutste musiek video gelaunch. Hul roep hom “Ons Teen die Wêreld”. Dis gevul met over the top corny acting, moonbags en tweelinge. Verder is dit net eenvoudig ‘n lekker tune om te luister/kyk. Ek het gelag, en dit het my dag sommer beter gemaak.

 

Wat dink jy van die video, of my sieninge? Glo jy dat musiek eerder super ernstig moet wees?
Deel jou gedagtes met my, en die post met jou vriende.

MK Awards 2013: Nominees Announced

1 Feb

Earlier this week, a few sparks flew on twitter regarding the MK Awards 2013.logo
Did MK prematurely post the nominees for their 7th annual award ceremony on their website? I doubt it.
Did some band’s fan’s friend get it wrong and start a whole unnecessary halluballoo? Quite probably.
Do I care? No.
Why?
Easy, ‘coz the real award nominations are out now, and they look awesome.

You get to vote, so it’s up to you who goes to the State Theatre in Pretoria to collect their award(s) on 24 March 2013.

MK has changed things up a bit for this year’s awards by introducing the “Best SA Music Festival” and “Best Solo” categories. Phase one of the MK Awards 2013 took place between 10 and 25 January, where people had the opportunity to nominate who they felt best deserved to be in the “Best Live” and “Best SA Music Fest” categories. The artists and festival who came out with the most nominations by 25 January were included as official nominees.

Starting today, you have until 12:00, 8 March 2013 to vote on MK’s website and Facebook page.

For exclusive updates on the MK Awards 2013,  follow MK on:

Twitter:

Now when you vote, I just want to ask you one thing:

DON’T BE STUPID.

I know that you would like to vote for your personal favourite band, but be honest with yourself (and the whole world): Vote for the band that actually deserves to win the category.

The nominees for 2013 are:

Best Video

    • Die Heuwels Fantasties – Verraadplaas
    • Tailor – Wolf
    • The Frown – The National
    • The Parlotones – Honey Spiders
    • Van Coke Kartel – Tot Die Son Uitkom
    • Zebra & Giraffe – I’ll Blame you

Best Newcomer

    • Gangs of Ballet – Hello Sweet World
    • Goodnight Wembley – Time Machine
    • Spoegwolf – Lenie Blou
    • Tailor – Wolf
    • Toya DeLazy – Pump It On
    • Woodstock Mafia – Electric Light

Best Group

    • Die Antwoord – Baby Is On Fire
    • ISO – Destiny
    • The Plastics – Stereo Kids
    • Van Coke Kartel – Dis ‘n Land
    • Zebra & Giraffe – I’ll Blame You

Best Rock

    • Jack Parow ft. Francois van Coke – Hard Partytjie Hou
    • Taxi Violence – Unholy
    • Van Coke Kartel – Dis ‘n Land
    • Woodstock Mafia – Electric Light
    • Zebra & Giraffe – I’ll Blame you

Best SFX/Animation

    • Absinthe – Love Will Tear US Apart
    • Haezer ft. Lark – Brave
    • Mr Sakitumi – Jungle Jimmy
    • The Frown – The National
    • The Parlotones – Honey Spiders

Best Indie

    • Ashtray Electric – Bittersweet Manipulator
    • Black Handed Kites – Up
    • Mug-Shot – Bare Bones
    • Shortstraw – One Long Day
    • The Plastics – Stereo Kids

Best Dance

    • Die Antwoord – Baby Is On Fire
    • Double Adapter – Eat You Alive
    • Goodluck – Harlem
    • Johnny Neon – Hearts
    • Pascal & Pearce – Disco Sun

Best Solo

    • Bouwer Bosch ft. Jaco van der Merwe – (K)anker
    • ChianoSky – Sick Sick Sick
    • Jeremy Loops – Howling
    • Shotgun Tori – Sweet Weather
    • Toya DeLazy – Love Is In The Air

Best Live Act

    • Bittereinder
    • Fokofpolisiekar
    • Gangs of Ballet
    • Jeremy Loops
    • The Black Cat Bones
    • Van Coke Kartel

Best SA Music Festival

    • Oppikoppi 2012
    • RAMfest 2012
    • Rocking The Daisies 2012
    • Synergy 2012
    • Up The Creek 2012

 

Care to share your opinions or maybe venture a guess as to who might win what?
I love the fact that there is quite some diversity in this lot. I have deliberately not just put up videos of who I think should/will win (some of them, yes, others I just like)

Can’t wait for the awards!

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