29 April 2011

Shmoyal Shmedding

Warning: this post is not about the Royal Wedding. I refuse to obsess over someone else's wedding - no matter how royal they are. Seriously though, this is actually about the Royal Wedding, so stay a while.

I originally wanted to find a way to get the wedding streaming live from my blog, but eventually decided against it. You see, I'm actually very lazy - most times anyway. Below you can find everything you need to know about the Royal Wedding online. Have fun losers.
The wedding has begun already. So move it.

28 April 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 [Trailer]

I've always been one for outlandish, fairytale creatures and bearded wizards - and I'm not even gay. I've been bunking school to see Harry Potter ever since the first movie was released. Now that I'm not in school anymore, I try my hardest to make sure that I bunk something. If you haven't yet heard, Part II of the Deathly Hallows is being released in July and Warner Brothers has just unveiled the first trailer for it.

The press release reads something like this: In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry Potter who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends here.

Whatchoo think?

26 April 2011

Rikki Brest: A Chick With Sticks [Interview]

Female drummers are often boxed off into their own class, allowing extremely cool (yet admittedly average) drummers like Meg White take the limelight. As a stand-alone category, girl drummers seem to be few and far between – or maybe they’re just not given the recognition they deserve. Either way, Joburg-born Rikki Brest has developed the perfect platform for herself as a talented musician, as well as a skilled actress and model. And if recognition is in need of giving, you can send it Rikki’s way.

After completing school, Rikki spent a year at COPA (Campus of Performing Arts) studying sound engineering and music performance – majoring in drums. Co-founder (along with Stefania Stefani and Anastasia Ferrara) of the all-girl drum and percussion ensemble, Chix with Stix, Rikki also doubles as band manager and marketer. And as if that isn’t enough to keep her busy, Rikki also gives private drum lessons from her home studio. Lucky students ey?

But before I start sounding like a fanboy… Let’s let the lady herself tell us the rest. Click here if you can't see the full post.

24 April 2011

Movie of the Moment: Limitless

I saw this movie on Friday night. It was very good. From now on, if you click on the Movie of the Moment tab on the right of this blog, it will link you to a trailer of the film in question. Just for your convenience.

What'd you think of Limitless?

20 April 2011

Win Tickets To Rock The River 2011

You read the heading? Right. Let me keep this brief then. I take it you are here to win tickets to Rock the River? Well you've come to the right Frost. As it so happens, I have two tickets at my disposal. Here's how it's going to go down:

  • Answer the poll.
  • Leave a comment with your name and email address at the bottom of this post.
  • Bite your nails until you hear from me.
  • And while you're at it, you can click 'Follow' on this blog (somewhere in >>> that direction).

Remember to leave your email address/contact details below - in case you win. Thanks to Ample Space Media for sponsoring this competition! Follow them on Twitter here. Hope you all have a good one at Rock the River this weekend. I may just see you there!

18 April 2011

Treble Fest: 5 Of The Best

Okay, here's the lowdown on Treble Fest. It's taking place at Parel Vallei High School (my old turf!). It's open to the public at R50 a ticket (think of it as R10 per band). It's on the 11th May. The lineup:

It's important to remember that this is a school event, so alcohol and drugs are discouraged. Rather get fucked up at home and come to the gig after. That way it's someone else's problem.

Cool video, no?

17 April 2011

We Survived The Fire

There was a massive fire in Somerset West this weekend. Our house is pretty far up the mountain so we were slightly worried, but we woke up alive this morning, feeling fresh and blister free. But seriously, the fire was bad and people lost shit. Not cool, smokers! What? It wasn't the smokers? It was a CONTROLLED FIRE!? Didn't look very controlled to me... Oh I see, it must've flared out of control due to the powerful south east-er we experienced yesterday. Stupid weather. If only there were a way to predict the weather. Some kind of... weather forecast.

Nature Reserve: don't just start fires whenever you feel like it. That's not "reserving". For more information, check out the articles on Times Live, News24 and IOL.

EDIT: Apparently, the fire was a controlled fire started on Wednesday in Erinvale. The remains of the fire continued to burn until Saturday - an unfortunate mistake - and reignited when the wind picked up. Coincidentally, the picture below was taken inside Erinvale Estate.

Oh. Thanks for that.

11 April 2011

Assembly with LA.VI, the Pretty Blue Guns and Beatenberg [11 Pics]

Just a quick post on this hectic Monday morning. I hope you all had a great weekend? I know I did - at least, I think I remember knowing that I did. Highlights of this weekend included drinking wine with our next-door neighbor (some would say worthy of the MILF title), watching The Mighty Boosh and trying to emulate the 'vibrating palm', and playing a mad show at The Assembly with The Guns and Beatenberg. The following photos are from my iPhone, so don't expect much as far as quality is concerned. Enjoy!

"I mumble when I stutter..."
Kenan J. Tatt, LA.VI 

05 April 2011

Song of the Week: Kate McGill - White Blank Page [Cover]

Okay: I know I've done a Song of the Week featuring a Mumford and Sons song already, but this is actually a cover of another of their songs entitled 'White Blank Page'.

But let's not get stuck on semantics; the crux of this post is sorely lacking attention. Have you heard of Kate McGill? Well, neither had I until Saturday afternoon, when a good friend (even better now obviously) introduced me to her (via YouTube of course). Okay, watch the video first, then I'll fill you in.

See what I mean? This 19 21 year-old, Welsh-born princess has the voice of an angel, and the cherub-esque good looks to back it up beautifully. She'll be hitting the road (unfortunately not ours (yet)) soon, so I'm obviously not the only fan (or supporter as the lady herself would prefer).

Follow Kate on Twitter here.

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