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Jinger van Ukraine se metal het fokken dik deur Platteland gevloei!

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Wat? ‘n Sold out metal show in Centurion? By Platteland? Dis mos ‘n Dutchie langarm jol? Is metal dan nie dood in elk geval nie? Of ten minste nou op life support nie? Die swak ekonomie, nie-bestaande winsgrense, die rand/dollar wisselkoers en gebrek aan belangstelling in ‘n land vol skape en slawe met eng musieksmake het sy tol geëis. Verstrengel deur mainstream mumble rap en ander onoorspronklike plastiek kak popmusiek wat die sisteem elke dag in ons droeë kele afdruk. Metal is mos net vir wit ontnugterde mans, evolve glad nie en dra niks by tot die huidige kulturele klimaat nie…

Bullshit! Die ondier kan nie so maklik doodgemaak word nie! Die ondier het Saterdagaand die gidsdrade en naalde uit haar are gepluk en ontwaak. Mense is die bitter pis in wȇreldwyd en hulle het nou meer as ooit stressverligting nodig. Metalmusiek is weer aan die groei hier by ons ook, stadig maar seker. Ek kon dit self nie glo toe ek en Griffin verby die lang tou rol nie. Sold out! Ok fine, dit was net ‘n duisend mense maar in metalterme is dit baie!

Die show by Mercury Live in Kaapstad het die aand tevore ook uitverkoop. Ek het Duncan Bell van Turning Tricks Entertainment later die aand so in die verbyrol gevra wat sy geheim is. Ek sal julle nou vertel wat hy gesê het maar kom ons kyk eers na die line-up. Bleeding Spawn het ‘n decent technical death metal set opgelewer en ek het selfs ‘n paar van Platteland se swart personeel gesien wat die satansdans gedoen het en so amper-amper ge-headbang het. Nie te sleg vir ‘n klomp takhaar misfits van Middelburg en Witbank nie. Dit is waarkynlik so vreemd vir meeste mense en metalheads is so tegemoetkomend, dat niemand uitgesluit behoort te voel nie. Diversiteit (wat mense aanbetref) is altyd ‘n tall order by hierdie tipe shows en daar was min swart fans daar maar dis meestal as gevolg van die kulturele kettings van die verlede, ontoeganklikheid tot bands as gevolg van die oordosis informasie op die internet deesdae en onkunde oor die metalkultuur. Solank jy die musiek geniet en nie soos ‘n cheeseball aantrek nie gaan niemand jou skeef aankyk nie.

Diversiteit wat genres aanbetref, het nie te kort geskiet nie. Deity’s Muse was weer ‘n hele ander vibe. Meer old school alternative rock met metal en prog rock invloede. Sümer van die Verenigde Koningryk het drie guitarists en twee vocalists. Nie iets wat mens meer elke dag hoor nie. Hulle klink soos ‘n kruising tussen Rush en Soundgarden. Ek het nie gedink die headliners kan hierdie moderne prog metal rockers se gat skop nie.

Tot Tatiana Schmayluk en haar crew op stage geklim het…

Die band het ‘n onmiddelike energieverandering in die venue veroorsaak. Dit was amper tasbaar. Die fans was duidelik opgewonde van al die afwagting om dié Ukrainians te sien optree. Beide mans en vrouens. Dit was nie net ‘n boereworsfees nie, hoor! Jinjer se musiek is hard en intens en dit spring rond van groove metal tot metal core, numetal, sagte rock en selfs jazz. Tatiana se vocal range strek van vroulike Tori Amos tot bietjie sterker Gwen Stefani tot baie sterker Beth Hart vocals. Behalwe vir hoe tight hulle was, was die groter verrassing (amper groter as toe ons uitgevind het Rob Halford is gay) dat Tatiana kan growl. Sy growl soos enige professionele growler maar dit sal ‘n cop-out wees om te sȇ sy is gelyk aan male vocalists want dis juis ‘n sexy petite getattoeërde metal goddess wat een oomblik lyk of sy nie lus is vir jou kak nie en die volgende oomblik lyk of sy jou wil verlei wat die game gaan verander.

Sy hipnotiseer en beheer die crowd met haar magiese moves en wie sȇ metal moet net deur woede alleen gedryf word? Daar is baie ander emosies wat jy in musiek kan ingooi. Kritici van rock en metal is van mening dat dit nie meer kan evolve nie. Miskien nie meer so maklik van buite af wat styl en genre aanbetref nie, maar wat van binne af? Tatiana en die res van die band bring ‘n balans tussen verskillende emosies en genres. Die feit dat hulle vinnig verveeld raak met een klank en hulle egtheid gaan die jonger mense ook aanhou trek. ‘n Bietjie vroulike kompleksiteit kan nie ‘n slegte ding wees vir hierdie swaarder tipes metal nie.

Jinjer is nou al tien jaar lank besig om klippe te kou in die bedryf maar na wat ons Saterdagaand gesien het, is ons vas oortuig dat hulle net nog meer hoogtes gaan bereik. Vandat hulle in 2013 die Best Ukrainian Metal Act Award gewen het het hulle al die wȇreld platgetoer saam met bands soos Cradle of Filfth en Devil Driver. Hulle laaste album en EP is van die beste metal wat ek in jare gehoor het en hulle YouTube videos kry miljoene views.

Dit bring my tot wat Duncan Bell van Turning Tricks entertainment vir my gesȇ het oor hulle sukses: Jy moet die vermoë hȇ om die rising stars raak te sien en hier in SA te kry op die regte tyd. Ek wil byvoeg jy moet ook zak en/of senuwees van staal hȇ. Almal betrokke by die event kan hulleself ‘n lekker ou klop op die rug gee. Watkykjy salueer julle met duiwelshorings.

Metalheads is honger vir nog meer en almal wonder al klaar wat is volgende…

Hierdie befokte foto’s is  exclusively vir Watkykjy geneem deur ons tjommie, The Image Engineer. Dit is buuuuhuhuh-fok!

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iJustine – Woensdag se warm bokkie

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Justine Ezarik is ‘n Amerikaanse YouTube persoonlikheid, aktrise en model wat op die interwebs bekend staan as iJustine. Sy was ‘n pretty big deal in 2009 toe sy ongeveer $75k in daardie jaar uit YouTube verdien het. Sy het ook al op proper TV shows soos Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Criminal Minds en The Vampire Diaries verskyn. Justine is oom in 2012 as een van die mees influential persone online benoem.

Tit-bits:
Sy het meer as 5.7m YouTube subscribers
Sy is moerse tech savvy:

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Mr Delivery – 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.

Mr Delivery
Die Mr Delivery-konsep is goed. Stedelinge is lui. Eerstens te lui om self kos te maak en tweedens te lui om wegneem-etes te gaan optel. Geen skande daarin nie, ons maak genoeg geld om iemand te betaal om ons kos vir ons te bring. Ongelukkig is die konsep van Mr Delivery en kitskos nie versoenbaar nie. Steers vat so ses minute om jou Schalk Burger-burger en chips voor te berei. Dit vat Mr Delivery dan ‘n allemintige uur en veertien minute om jou kos op te tel, te laat koud word, in die verpakking rond te skud en tot by jou huis te kry. En jy bly net tien minute van Steers af – as jy al die robotte rooi vang.
Na die lang wag en ‘n paar sinnelose opvolgoproepe daag Mr Delivery uiteindelik op – gewoonlik ‘n armsalige karakter met beperkte kommunikasievermoë, onvoldoende kleingeld en ‘n verbleikte, vuil uniform. Bietjie soos die verslete aartsengel van luiheid, gestuur om jou sleg te laat voel oor jou rykgatledigheid.
Vat so! Hier’s jou fokken kos!

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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Go vote early on Wednesday so you kan klap some beer and TV the rest of the day!

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Our top 10 weekly selection of DSTV Now | Showmax | YouTube | Netflix | Amazon Prime
We’ve just stumbled out of a string of public holidays, the latest one being this past Wednesday with Worker’s Day and South Africa can now finally get back to work! Oh shit, hang on – there is one last public holiday coming up next week Wednesday on the 8th of May. Haven’t the economy suffered enough?! The 9th of May is probably THE most important public holiday for 2019, so you need to take it seriously. It only comes around only once every five years and it is the only way you get to give input into how South Africa’s affairs should be handled. You need to go make your mark. Go vote!

Back in 1994 people were very excited about change and people were passionate about South Africa’s future and prospects. over 19.5m  people voted that year. Then things started to  fizzle out. The numbers dropped to just under 16m in 1999 and in 2004 it fell with a further 400k voters. In 2009 there was a sense of urgency because of the rampant corruption that started to surface and South Africans managed to keep an unhealthy two thirds majority out of reach for the ruling party. Just barely! total votes surged to 17.7m that year and it seems that the sense of urgency persisted, because in 2014 it surged with another 700k voters to top 18.4m votes. This was perhaps because the EFF were the new kids on the block and made a dent in the other parties’ numbers.

I get the strange feeling that we are now, in 2019 back to 1999’s voter numbers. The general vibe out there is that people are a bit weather-beaten by lies and nonsense politics and that the whole South African election with all its campaigns turned into a bit of a joke. Most people I encounter don’t know who they want to vote for. They definitely know who they don’t want to vote for, but who the fuck are we going to vote for? I don’t even know that answer for myself, but what I do know is that I am 100% going to vote ons Wednesday. I guuess I will make my pick once I have the ballot in front of me. If you’re also unsure, perhaps this list of eleventy-nine registered parties might help.

Please don’t stay away on Wednesday! Go vote! Go do it early, because the rest of the day you can braai, crack some beers open and klap some lekker streaming over the internets. To help you along, here is our top 10 from what we picked off The Plumlist tree.

 10# HBO’s Animals S3
The characters in the third season of the hilarious and fearless animated series continue to push the envelope in a post-apocalyptic New York devoid of human beings. The all-star voice casts includes Jameela Jamil, Carol Kane, Lucy Liu, Michael Sheen, Jacob Tremblay, Tatiana Maslany, Demi Moore, Tracy Morgan and many more.
On Showmax
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 #9 Think Ireland’s Troubles are over? This documentary will make you think again
ReMastered: The Miami Showband Massacre, a true-crime documentary about the execution of members of an Irish pop band in the 70s, throws the current dangers of Brexit into sharp relief.
 On Netflix
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#8 Can Season 2 of Discovery save the series?
The story picks up right where it ended in Season 1 – Discovery intercepts a distress call from the Enterprise. Captain Pike (Anson Mount) beams aboard and takes command of Discovery. Pike’s orders are to investigate a threat that Star Fleet detected – seven mysterious red bursts that occurred simultaneously across the galaxy. These ominous red bursts, or signals, form a central plot device, bringing much-needed cohesion to the series.
 On Netflix
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 #7 Future Man could be the funniest time-travel series ever
Remember when your parents told you that playing video games all day wasn’t a real job? Oh, how the tables have turned. With the youth culture of today preferring to get their entertainment from a wide range of professional streamers who broadcast their digital antics on various media platforms, you can find real success as a professional video game player.
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 #6 The funniest show no one is talking about
The Guardian described Will Ferrell’s No Activity as “Waiting for Godot in a cop car”, but trust us – it’s way, way funnier.
 On Showmax
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 #5 Five sterling South African films to stream
From the bleak to the upbeat, from the delightfully dark to the wonderfully whimsical, these are the homegrown movies you simply can’t afford to miss.
 On Showmax
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 #4 Seventeen new series to stream in May 2019
Looking for a new TV addiction? Showmax is adding all of these new shows to its catalogue in the month of May – and most of them are already up!
 Showmax
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 #3 Wrestling penguins and other sexual fetishes: all in a day’s work in a
There may be an abundance of black leather, studs, whips and masks, but this genuinely funny comedy about the world of BDSM is less about kinky sex and more about quirky relationships.

 

On Netflix
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 #2 We’ll rip her out, root and stem
If you haven’t watched episode 3 of Season 8 of Game of Thrones on Showmax (episodes land at the same time as the M-Net broadcast, every Monday at 22:00), stop reading right now, and only come back once you’ve sat through the most tense and intense 82 minutes of television you’ll ever see.
 On Showmax
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 #1.The Battle of Winterfell in pictures
We sat with our hearts in our throats for the entire 82 minutes of Game of Thrones S8, episode 3, and, to be honest, we’re still traumatised. These images from HBO capture some of the greatest and most intense moments of the fight between the living and the dead.
 On Showmax 
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Our randomized trailer pick of the week

Each week we take a number from 1 to 10 from our list of suggestions and put it through a randomizer to choose a trailer to show you. This week, we go to outer space and it has nothing to do with our top 10, because space is awesome and Jeff Bezoz is the richest mofo on earth.

griffinGo vote early on Wednesday so you kan klap some beer and TV the rest of the day!