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Deon Meyer, rhino horn and that one time I met Shannon Elizabeth

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Lemmer’s First Law: Don’t get involved. But when Emma le Roux looks at him with pleading eyes, when the roof of his Karoo house needs big repairs, when the cause is good and just, laws can be broken. So he sighs, and says, yes, he’ll ride shotgun for two rare black rhinos. Bad decision. Because on a dark and dusty road in Limpopo, they stick a Smith & Wesson Model 500 against his head. They kick him and beat him, they lie, they deceive him, and they steal his Glock, the one with his fingerprints all over it. They should have killed him. And now he goes after them–the start of a trail of violence that will run the length and breadth of a country, and touch many lives.

True fans familiar with these words will immediately recognize it from Deon Meyer’s 2010 novel, Trackers, one of his most ambitious works to date. And with most ambitious we mean that it is thicker than The BibleTrackers is actually four books slapped into one, with the characters and story lines cleverly woven into a fine and intricate tapestry of #sulkefokkenbaieleeswerk! It is no wonder then, that it was decided by the powers that be, to turn this masterpiece into a high end television series of the same name!

It was first announced at the end of December last year, that M-Net signed a collaboration deal with Germany’s public broadcaster, ZDF. But there was actually a bigger  announcement today: Trackers is going to be co-produced by Cinemax! Who is Cinemax? Oh, only the guys who were responsible for Banshee! Quality, boet! Fokken quality!

Filming for Trackers has already started in locations across South Africa and I would really like to find out where all this is going down because I want to borrow a horse saddle from someone and go ride a rhino. I already have the boots. I actually have lots of rhino experience, but not as a rhino rodeo yet, so I would really like to develop this skill in particular. You see, the last time I had an opportunity like this, I was completely distracted by Hollywood actress, Shannon Elisabeth. Around four years ago, I had the opportunity to spent the whole day with her as her second shadow and camera guy, filming her conservation work with rhinos. Shannon allowed me to use some of the footage I shot for her (there are tons) and we also did a quick interview at the end of the day which I could use for myself.
You have no idea how chuffed I am to fit this brag into the article:

In Shannon Elizabeth’s own words “Va kay yay?”
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Rammstein ondersteun nie enige spesifieke politiese ideologie nie, maar jy kan aflei watter ideologieë hulle bevraagteken

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Ek het jare laas ‘n internasionale groep se musiek review. Rammstein het verlede maand hulle nuwe selfgetitelde album ge-drop (lucky number seven) maar ek was nog in ‘n groove metal vibe en ek kon nie dadelik in die ding in kom nie. Ek moes langer as ‘n dekade wag vir hierdie een, so ek dink ek kan ook maar my tyd vat! Alles zu seiner zeit. Kom ons kyk of ek iets kon wysraak die afgelope paar weke? Ek moet byvoeg dat ek wakker was, twaalfuur die oggend toe dit uitgereik is maar ek het dit net so half-half geluister. Die song Tattoo was die enigste song wat my dadelik beïndruk het. Sommige mense is so voorspelbaar.. tsk. Anyway, ek los toe maar die album op die rak net vir ‘n wyle om my antennas se instellings kans te gee om vanself te verander en sodat ek op die regte radioantenna gerig kon wees om dié Duitse radiogolwe met presisie op te vang.

Mens wonder maar net hoe baie die Oos-Duitsers kan eksperimenteer met verskillende en nuwe klanke wat Neue Deutsche Härte musiek aanbetref? Hoe erg kan hulle torring aan die Rammstein-vorm wat hulle self oor dekades gefatsoeneer het, voordat hulle die hele handelsmerk en karakter van die groep opfok? Hulle is duidelik nie bang om op die randjie van hulle perke te loop nie.
*Kyk so af en verloor amper balans*
Baie van julle gaan moan oor die disco en house beats. Ek weet dit sommer. Hey, dalk is daai randjie waar briljantheid floreer? Hulle was ‘n paar weke terug nommer een op die treffersparade in veertien lande (Duitsland, België, Denemarke, Frankryk, Nederland, Noorweë, Finland, Estonia, Portugal, Poland, Rusland, Switzerland, Oostenryk and Kanada). So hulle het iets reg gedoen. Mmmm, ek wonder hoekom Trumpland nie op daai lys is nie? Taalverskil? Lirieke wat oop is vir interpretasie? Rammstein se fynere nuanses kan oor jou kop waai soos global trade economics oor ‘n klomp poepholpopuliste se koppe waai.

Kom ons los vir eers die politiek. Ek sal nou daarmee deal. Ek dink ‘n groot hoeveelheid fans wat nie Duitssprekend is nie luister hulle musiek bloot as gevolg van die meer donker of aggresiewe emosies wat dit kan ontlont en kyk nie rȇrig dieper nie. My gunsteling albums van hulle is Sehnsucht (1997) en Mutter (2001), so ek is seker ook een van daai fans. Die eenvoudige gatskop riffs het my dadelik twee keer laat luister. Dis ook heavy en catchy, maar ek kan dit nou nog oor en oor luister. Du hast, wat op die eersgenoemde album is, het hulle wȇreldwye beroemdheid gegee, probably omdat dit op die soundtrack van The Matrix ingesluit is. Feuer Frei, was weer op die soundtrack van XXX en ook in een episode van CSI. Daai tipe songs is die songs wat ek kliphard wil luister as ek in my kar ry. Sover my kennis strek gaan dit meestal oor seks en geweld en dit spoor ‘n mens aan om te jaag en kanse te vat. Till Lindemann smaak mos ook van appels swaai in dodgy kroeë en as jy sy debuutalbum al gehoor het… Jirre.

Rammstein, however, skryf nie net sulke tunes nie. Hulle tunes het die afgelope paar dekades baie evolve. Met sekere songs fokus hulle meer op die hoofsanger se stadiger en dieper vocals (soms praat hy net vir ‘n paar versies) en hulle het vir seker meer kontroversieël geraak met tyd. Pussy? Jawohl! Die eenvoudige riff-gedrewe tunes was nog altyd daar, maar hulle wissel dit af met songs wat meer ingewikkelde konstruksies en uitgebreide komperklanke het. Op Reise, Reise (2004) het hulle ‘n meer gebalanseerde klank begin vervolmaak. Toe Liebe ist für alle da (2009) die aarde tref het hulle gedeeltelik teruggekeer na daai ou tight riff tunes maar ook steeds aangehou om hulle musiek verder te ontwikkel. Ek het hulle kort daarna live gesien in 2010 en dit was een moerse sensoriese en audio-visuele orgie. Wow. What a mindfuck!
Hierdie album? Wel, dit het ‘n baie vollere klank. Dit pas by die vermengde geskiedkundige en kontemporȇre politieke temas van songs soos Deutschland, Radio en Aüslander. Die klankingenieur laat hierdie een ook klinisch en schön klink. Deutschland (über allen) is ‘n ballsy song en nadat ek die video gekyk het, het dit my my mind in ‘n ander rigting gestuur oor die nuutste offering. Die berekende verandering van die ou Nazi-slagspreuk is briljant! Ek verstaan dat mense offended is daardeur, maar wat sȇ hierdie lirieke vir ons van moderne Duitsland? Duitsland bo almal? Bo elke liewe persoon in die wȇreld? Hoekom trek Rammstein so ‘n indirekte vergelyking? Ek dink nie dis net skokwaarde nie. Dink bietjie daaroor as jy weer nuus kyk. Dit gaan nie net oor Duitsland nie, dis vir seker. Ons kan net dankbaar wees om nog sulke kunstenaars in ons midde te hȇ. Kunstenaars wat nie verbode lyne sien nie maar met hulle moerse industrial boots oor moeilike terasse hardloop, nevermind trap. Iemand moet dit doen want meeste van ons is te bang.

Ja, Gott sei dank vir kunstenaars wat nie ‘n fok voel vir politieke korrektheid nie, maar kreatiewe vryheid en kuns (sonder onregverdige beperkings en sensuur) as heilig beskou. Solank dit kuns is wat ons laat dink, die regte vrae laat vra en debat aanspoor, is dit ‘n positiewe ding. Ek dink nie Rammstein ondersteun enige spesifieke politiese ideologie in hulle musiek nie, maar jy kan wel aflei watter ideologieë hulle bevraagteken. As jy nog nie het nie, gaan kyk bietjie die drie songs wat ek hierbo genoem het se videos wat ons in die artikel gepost het en luister die hele album deur.

Jy mag dalk net daarvan hou!

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Jessica Lee Rose – Woensdag se warm bokkie

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Vandag is ‘n kort enetjie. Jessica Lee Rose is ‘n American-New Zealand aktrise wat op ‘n weird manier famous geraak het. Sy het die fiktiewe rol van lonelygirl15 gespeel – ‘n homeschooled karakter genaamd Bree videos io YouTube gepost het.

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Nivea advertensies – Is Dit Net Ek Of Is Als Tos?

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Ons (griffin & chopper) se boek, Is Dit Net Ek Of Is Als Tos? word hierdie jaar (2019) teen Augustus se kant 11 jaar oud. Om dit te celebrate het ons besluit om alfabeties met die lys af te gaan en ‘n paar topics uit die boek te kies om weekliks hier op Watkykjy te publish, seinde dat ons die regte besit. Dis lekker kort stukkies wat jy op die kakhuis kan lees. Dink daaraan as jou klein zef kakhuisbybeltjie met pitkos vir elke dag… Wel, elke dag tot ons die boek se einde bereik.

Nivea advertensies
As daar ooit ‘n reeks advertensies was wat girls laat simpel lyk het, is dit nou Nivea s’n. As ons, die dom publiek, hierdie advertensies glo, sal almal dink meisies is (a) heeltemal te maer, (b) altyd in kort rokkies of onderklere, en (c) baie simpel.
Dis ‘n gegiggel en gedans en gespring en gelag in die reën en goeie tye saam met vriendinnetjies geniet. In een advertensie gaan hulle sover as om tydens ‘n prettige inkopietoeg vir selluliet totsiens te waai. Vir selluliet. Wat seker besig was om in ‘n taxi oorkant die pad te klim. Die Nivea taxi. Want Nivea vat sellulietweg en dan kan meisies weer meisies wees. Ondervoed en opgewonde. Tatta!
Ek vra baie mooi dat Nivea se grootbase en besluitnemers dit moet oorweeg om die langbeen anoreksie modelle met die bleekwit velle te laat poep as hulle so strek om die roompies aan te wend. Hulle is almal in elk geval klaar in daardie compromised posisie. Fire at will!
Ek sal dadelik die room vir my meisie begin koop, ek sweer.

Is Dit Net Ek Of Is Al Tos is in 2008 geskryf en uitgegee en daar was so baie copies verkoop dat ons dit in 2009 laat herdruk het. All-in-all is daar nog net so 10 onverkoopte copies oor op aarde en ons sal teen Augustus se kant besluit wat om met hulle te maak. Kort antwoord – dis nie tans te koop nie.


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