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Why I REALLY look forward to Otterlake Easter Festival

28 Mar

Otterlake Profile PicThere are many reasons to look forward to a music festival.

The generic “music, vibes, party and… everything!” just doesn’t cut it for me though.

So herewith, the 10 reasons why I REALLY look forward to Otterlake Easter Festival:

  • It is not even NEAR an office
    Do not underestimate the importance of this point. You COULD be stuck doing the same thing you do everyday, but you’re not. You’re at Otterlake!
  • It IS near home
    It’s in the middle of nowhere, but it is literally like, right there. 30km out of Pretoria, so driving there is not a mission. Get in the car, and before you can say STOP POACHING OUR FREAKING RHINO’S, you’re there.
  • White rhinocerosSpeaking of Rhinos…
    The entire fest is a massive fundraising mission to help stop rhino poaching. Can you say it’s a good cause? I certainly can…
  • It’s not the usual bands
    Look, as much as I love the rock scene in Pretoria, it can get a bit monotonous. Same bands, same venues. The Otterlake line-up is something to drool over. From Francois Van Coke doing his solo thing, to the likes of Hoot ‘n Anny and Akkedis.
  • It’s small, but not awkward small
    Look, I love Oppikoppi as much as any insane rock fan (probably more), but there is something to say for the smaller festivals. Otterlake is a prime example of how much fun you can have enjoying bands with a crowd of under 1000 people. I would like the fest togrow… but not TOO much 😉
  • Meet The Germans
    Otterlake (the venue, not the fest) is owned by a bunch of Germans. If you manage to befriend them over a Jager or 3, they are insanely entertaining. Beards and beer, winning combo.
  • It’s camping, not hiking
    To get from the camp site to the stage, is not a 4 day hike. It’s right there. Boom!
  • Otterlake BonfireIt’s on fire. Literally.
    The most amazing bonfire you will ever see at any festival. After a day of intense music, it’s nice to go and chill next to the MASSIVE flames… before heading back to rock out even more.
  • I am there
    I know this might sound vain, and it probably is, but hey, so sue me. I am MC’ing the Friday, and DJ’ing the same night. I saw on the line-up that on the Saturday, I will be engaged in a DJ-vs-DJ party with DJ Dirtroad. now THAT is going to awesome! Do come have a Cuervo with me 😉
  • The people. Really.
    You get to meet the most amazing random people. Friends for life, or just a friendly fling. They’re there, don’t miss it.

If all this sounds too good to be true… Don’t worry, it’s not.
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10 of my favourite Terry Pratchett quotes

12 Mar

Terry PratchettI write this post through misty eyes.

One of my heroes has passed away, but through his books, Terry Pratchett will live on. In my sense of humour, in my literary frame of reference and in the way that I view the world, he will always be there.

Thank you Mr Pratchett, for giving me a reason to read.

To celebrate his life, I figured I would share some of my favourite Pratchett quotes. There are many, many more. For now however, in no particular order, here’s 10 of them:

  • “It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it’s called Life.”  [The Last Continent]
  • “Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of lack of wisdom.”
  • “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.” [Reaper Man]
  • “I’ll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there’s evidence of any thinking going on inside it.”
  • “Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time.” [Hogfather]
  • “Just erotic. Nothing kinky. It’s the difference between using a feather and using a chicken.” [Eric]
  • “The presence of those seeking the truth is infinitely to be preferred to the presence of those who think they’ve found it.” [Monstrous Regiment]
  • “Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can. Of course, I could be wrong.”
  • “There are times in life when people must know when not to let go. Balloons are designed to teach small children this.”
  • “Just because you can explain it doesn’t mean it’s not still a miracle.” [Small Gods]

This is the part where I have to say something like “What is your favourite Pratchett quote?” or such to get you to comment. Honestly though, at this moment I am too damn sad to even care whether or not you even read this.
Rather read one of Terry Pratchett’s books, it’s better than my drivel.

Top 10 most interesting facts about the Oscar Pistorius trial

3 Mar

Oscar PistoriusIt is being labelled the “trial of the century” and the “must see media event of the decade”.
Everyone is voicing opinions, from plebs to celebs, and absolutely everyone suddenly has a degree in law and journalism.

Yes, there’s no denying it, Oscar Pistorius’ trial is a big thing.

But why?

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Here’s my list of the Top 10 most interesting facts about Oscar Pistorius‘ trial:

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Yup. The whole thing is being blown way out of proportion. Now go back to your life and enjoy what you have while you still have it. Apparently world war 3 is around the corner, but we’re all to obsessed with an athlete’s court case to give a crap.

 

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