Today I was thinking I wanted to add a little format to my blog like having a regular feature such as “new music mondays” or just “music mondays” depending on what new artists or not so new artists I’ve added to my itunes. Truth be told, I’m a little hesistant to do this since I’m afraid of my follow thru but I figure I should do it anyways and give myself something to work towards. So in keeping this short enjoy this new goldfrapp track. We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.
I told myself that I would limit my tumbling to a few hours a day. Less tumbling. More work! Oh but it’s so hard when you are following the leads to so many great breadcrumbs trails. Sigh. if only I could make a career out of this.
But pound for pound — or maybe, considering the group’s abbreviated set time and its members’ dangerously emaciated-looking Body Mass Indexes, minute for minute onstage — the most engaging and legitimately surprising act of the weekend might have been the hard rhyming South African “Zef-rap” trio Die Antwoord.
From the outside, it’s an unremarkable industrial warehouse, home to Duke’s Auction House. But the stench of turpentine marks it out from the other buildings on the Grove Industrial Estate in Dorchester, Dorset. It’s the first clue that inside lurks a haven of Victorian taxidermy.
Step in, and you’ll see a Bengali tiger on its hind legs, 8ft tall, lunging claws-first (and canines first) towards you. Behind him is a peacock, glorious tail splayed behind it.
To the right are three zebras, a camel, baby rhinoceros and seven lions, the lioness twisted on the ground, sinking her incisors into a bloodied antelope. All in all, there are 250 animals, many of which are the treasures of an eccentric 19th-century professor and explorer.