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Tag: Musica

Embarrassing Confession

I am slightly addicted to Boer Soek ‘n Vrou. I am addicted in that ‘I hope I don’t miss an episode’ kind of way; although I often do miss one, and then I have no idea what’s going on. I am addicted even though I squirm every time I watch it. Really squirm.

Looking for love, on TV, in Afrikaans, in a competition, with farmers, in a second season of the show, only makes for the worst in self-conscious TV. Eek. The girls are either unbearably polite and self-effacing, being jolly and best pals with each other, or else vicious and catty beyond endurance. The farmers are a bunch of strange misfits, with awkward habits and quirks, but mostly with the supreme cowardice that prevents them from making a choice, speaking their minds or being true to themselves. Agony.

And in this season the farmers are prone to breaking the rules! Two of them seem to have found meisies outside of the confines of the show. First the freaky old guy, who looked like he wouldn’t get it together with anyone, found a cherie in a Musica, and invited her to join the …party. The two other official dames fled the scene and a whole farmer was lost from the competition. Then, in the latest episode, where the farmer had to start choosing from the two remaining girls, one of the other farmers confessed he had met a stukkie outside the show who he felt he would like to get to know better first! Sies! Those poor girlies on his farm didn’t stand a chance! Not that it would have made a speck of difference. Nobody can be real in this show. And everyone seems to be prickling with constant embarrassment. You would think that the boere and the chicks would have known what to expect, but niks. And really, there is hardly any footage of anyone doing anything besides eating, driving (boats or tractors or horses) or …sitting around. Dull as dishwater. So why am I watching?

Try get a Cape Town business to actually do it!

And by that I mean actually order, stock and then sell something!

Ok, I’ve had a really horrible day; with an endlessly barking dog across the road, the filling out of forms, a visit to the local police station to certify copies of my ID, my bank card getting swallowed by the machine, having to go back to the bank and then having to wait another hour, staring at that lying poster of the damn, beautiful, thin girl in the damn green field where Nedbank implies that by joining them you will “Verbeter jouself.” I mean, can they just cut the bullshit while I stand in the queue again to get my card that their #$%^*^% machine ate!

Then Big Friendly tells me about this amazing new album.

Los Angeles – Led Zeppelin legend Robert Plant and bluegrass singer Alison Krauss dominated the Grammy awards, grabbing five prizes for their groundbreaking rock-country collaboration Raising Sand.

It has hit the music scene hugely, all over the world, but Look and Listen in Cape Town are not getting it. They haven’t ordered it and they don’t care how badly you want it. So, they would rather not make the sale. I don’t know. Seems like the exact opposite way to do business to me. At least we’ve been able to listen to it and it really is remarkable. I’m not holding my breath that Musica will get it; they tried to get me to by a Neil Diamond Greatest Hits when they ran out of stock of his latest. What’s wrong with these people? Arrrrrg!

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