Thing #1: The first and most significant thing this month was the famous TV show: Buffy The Vampire Slayer. I was never really that interested in BTVS (this is how I will refer to it for the rest of this post) because of it's age and terrible special effects. But un/fortunately after many many many months of trying to get me to watch it, my loving other half Keisha painstakingly persuaded me to watch it. I fucking love it. I finished the whole seven seasons in the whole last month. Which was easy considering I'm currently out of education and unemployed, but moving on...The whole thing with the special effects didn't bother me, it made me laugh and was endearing. I loved the whole group dynamic with the scooby gang. Joss Whedon develops his characters as people SO well. When the character Spike first arrived (Season 2, I believe) I hated him. He seemed like a bit of a smarmy git and James Marsters' terrible English accent rivaled the quality of Dick Van Dyke's in Mary Poppins, but after some development and SPOILER ALERT...the dismissal of Drusilla (crazy vampire lady) I warmed to him, and he quickly became my favourite character, along with my all-time faves, Xander and Giles. It's the perfect mix of fantasy, sit-com and drama. I love it and highly recommend watching it if you haven't. Go for it.
|The original (and my fave) scooby gang.|
|The gang in Season 1.|
|imo, dinklage's character wasn't evil, he was doing what he thought was right.|
|Kids and grown-ups love it so!|
Thing #5: Lastly is Donker Mag, the new album released by South African rap group Die Antwoord. Now, I've only just listened to it, so I don't know the album off the back of my hand quite yet, but I can honestly say I love this album. It seems in Die Antwoord's previous albums, there were a few bangers, but they mostly relied on shock factor to sell records. Not this time. This a well-produced, well-written and well good album. Can you tell I'm not a music journalist? I was particularly struck by the song Moon Love, which is Track 15 on the album. The song was written by Ninja, main rapper and husband of female member, Yo-Landi Vi$$er. It's about when his daughter, named Sixteen, came to him whilst and her mother was sleeping and told him her heart had been broken. She was two-years-old at this point. The song, to my knowledge, has vocals from said daughter, along with vocals from Ninja, telling his daughter that he's going to fix her heart, and I just found it so endearing and emotional, it were bare cute. The track ends with Sixteen saying "Mummy, my heart is back" awwwwwwwwwwwww.
Another thing to mention is Ninja's rapping has gotten a LOT better. This can be heard in the song Raging Zef Boner. It's very Eminem-esque, especially the chorus. I think it's my fave!
|Yo-Landi and Ninja|