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#FOMOFridays

Wowza. I haven’t done one of these in like a month. Haven’t had much fomo since turning a year older, but now that Spring (a.k.a Summer) is basically here it’s warmer and there will be a ton of delicious (see what I did here) things to get up to. All the shows to binge which are starting new seasons and new and old music which is always popping no matter what time of year.

Ding-dong, the old winter is dead!

Watching:

Most NB thing on my TV (well really laptop screen – but whatevs) this week is Insecure Season 3!!! I gobbled up episode 1 as soon as I knew it was out. Thanks to everyone who had it on blast on their instastories, I totally forgot it was coming out this week. If you’re a fan, go watch! Always good. I just want Kelly tbh!

Succession just came onto Showmax. It’s a HBO show which always promises raw drama. I watched the first episode. Good premise on a family business empire is to be handed down to one of 3 children. You think you know who it will be but it looks like it’s going to be a messy family feud to the throne. It’s a 1 ep a week one for me.

Doja Cat was a viral hit this week with her “Mooo!” video. “Got milk, bitch? Got beef?” I died!! She made the whole thing in her room in front of a green screen. Now we know about her, so good on her. I’m gonna look for her music for sure now.

Listening:

I’ve been all up on Super Soul Conversations podcast this week. Out of the 3 that came out recently I was devved by the one with Panache Desai where he and Mama O talk about Discovering Your Soul Signature. Desai is considered a spiritual teacher and in this particular episode he goes into the transformative power of energy, understanding emotino

My #1 homegirl Nicki Minaj finally dropped Queen last week. It’s been my bread and butter this week. It’s also fun for working out or running to. Personally I’m not crazy about long albums with unnecessary tracks and this one is full of them. Obvs Nicki’s lyricism and word play comes through and so does Roman at the end of on one of my fave tracks on the album, Barbie Dreams.

I mentioned Darkie Fiction’s Sobabini EP two weeks back when it came out. After they shut down Oppikoppi over the long weekend I had to go back and for another fix. It really easy one of the best SA releases this year, no lies. Every track is a winner shem.

Our fave My Little Pony songstress, Ariana Grande, released her fourth album Sweetener literally a few hours ago. I haven’t properly dug into it because of Friday meetings, yawn! But from what she’s put out as singles, I’m very into it. Pop will always be my fave so…

Doing (Weekend Tingz):

The Color Purple Musical is back at Joburg Theatre from tonight. I’m sure by popular demand because it was so very good when I saw it back in February. Looks like a 3 week run, so if you missed it or need a rewatch – do it to it.

Bioscope Cinema is hosting its #BigNightIn pyjama party tonight with all you can eat pizza and all sorts of other yummy treats from Manhattan Sweets .  No plans? Maybe grab a friend and check it out. Sounds hella cute. From tomorrow night they are showing a special screening of ‘Goldblatt’: A Documentary, a doccie on South African photography legend David Goldblatt who passed away this year. Definitely keen for a midweek viewing of this one. Bookmarked!

Art & Design Saturday at Keyes is happening as it does every month, this time they are focusing on ‘How Womxn Lead’. Looks like there will be discussions, panels, art and performances by fierce womxn who have created their own success in the art and design world.

For a bit of a jiggle and razzle to some amazing R&B-Soul, Funk and Hip-Hop vibes; Spindle Online DJ Magazine has Cuttaways tomorrow night at The Cosmopolitan in Maboneng. Great DJs at a dope venue.

For a young Sunday wine down (*wink wink*) La Bouqeira is having what looks like it’s first ‘Wine Party In Parktown North’. 1 ticket = wine tastings, tapas all over the show and some Sunday jazz vibes. Sounds amaze. We’ll see. Y’all know that wine goes all the way in then next thing you’re at Rockets Bryanston. Pause.

Anywho, have THE most amazing warm weekend. Knowing August we’re definitely going to get a young icy breeze before the month’s over. Hope not!

xo

ALN.

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#FOMOFridays

I’m back in full swing! Fully re-integrated into society and loving it. I somehow managed to survive a full 5 day working week. How did we do it gang? The public holiday fiesta is sadly over. Sigh. Looking forward to a nice mellow weekend though.

We all know it’s Mothers Day on Sunday and this used to be a particularly hard day for me. Since seeing the medium it’s gotten a whole lot better knowing my mom is good where she’s at and showering me with blessings. You lot must have a good one with your beautiful mamas, they truly are everything! ❤

Ok let’s do what we came here for!

Watching:

 

Now that I’m back to being a social beast again I’ve barely watched much. I’ve been between Netflix and Showmax. I checked out Maya Angelou’s amazing doccie ‘Still I Rise‘. She’s featured in the film and shares her life from growing up in the racist American South to becoming an esteemed writer and poet who also sings, dances, acts and directs! She’s been lit. Like last week I stumbled upon another crazy animation that’s on Showmax called Animals. It’s an HBO show so you know it’s a strangely dark and hilarious mess. If you like talking animals who sort of act like people; like incestuous gay cats, clubbing sex crazed rats and steroid pumping pigeons… Ya gotta watch this show! I’m obviously hooked.

Listening:

 

I’ve mostly been listening to podcasts this week. Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations have been my daily bread. I guess I’m craving inspiration and a sense of greater thinking. You can blame the Burn. It’s been great hearing about other people’s struggles, triumphs and philosophies on life. RuPaul’s What’s The Tee is a constant. They have the best guests from Emma “Baby Spice” Bunton to the outrageous Tituss Burgess from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. If anyone has a stash of great local content on podcasts please let me know. I only ever see radio show recordings. Doesn’t seem like a thing here yet. Music wise nothing much really. Just jamming to Christina Aguilera‘s new singles and patiently waiting for her first album release in 6 years coming in June. Finally! That last abum was a forgettable mess.

Doing (Weekend Tingz):

 

Been craving this weekend after an entire 5 day week! What’s the word Jo-hannes-burg?! I have a medium to busy af weekend. Today has has two things on my radar. After work drinks for sure, and the fact that Batuk are launching their new album Kasi Royalty tonight at The Tennis Club! Discovered this crazy and fun group, which includes Spoek Mathambo, at Bushfire one year and loved their whole flavour. So will defs pop in for a razzle there.

Saturday will probably have the regular brunching and crunching in catch ups and sunsets. Episode JHB has their last rooftop party (Episode Five) before full blown winter hits from 4pm at Negritude African Emporium. DJs, city views, good times for sundowners me thinks.The Nirox Winter Sculpture Fair is now labelled as the American Express Winter Fair. Seems to be getting bigger each year for them to land this sponsorship. This year sees Dr Esther Mahlangu (that’s right! Dr!) collaborating on some art works and international artist Yoko Ono who I think has works she’s been travelling with. Are they collaborating? The fair is on Saturday and Sunday at Nirox, I’m going Sunday. I don’t think there will be tickets at the door, so come correct if you’re into this vibe.

Sunday will have a ton of Mother’s Day things. I saw that Bioscope is having a whole day of movie screenings of some faves including Mermaids with Cher, Winona and Christina Ricci. Check their FB for times. It’s just Nirox for me, so let me know if anything else is happening in the city.

Events have links to the FB events for times and venue info. Be sure to comment below so we all know what’s good. Take it easy. Keep it breezy!

xo

ALN.

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