What do you think?
A lot of you have seen 'This is it' the Michael Jackson documentary about his planned final concerts. In SA Ster Kinekor premiered the documentary on Wednesday real time at 03h00 with the rest of the world and a lot of the 5FM peeps woke up bright n' early to experience it first.
We've had a lot of good local feedback, via Twitter mostly and now the 'heavyweight' international reviews are being posted online.
Have you seen it? What did you think?
Give us your comments and let us know what you think.
FYI, here's a review from Barry Walters for SPIN magazine
Not only is the one-time legendary fashionista and still-editor of Vogue (why, we do have to wonder)? Anna Wintour apparently an old bag, she’s also old news when it comes to knowing what’s hot these days in the world of fashion.
The latest guru on the fashion scene? A very fun new startup called Shmotter (www.shmotter.com). Love it.
In their own words, Shmotter “is the exciting fashion community where members can design & rate outfits, build virtual wardrobe and shop for the latest fashion items.” You know that scene in ‘Clueless’ where Alicia Silverstone takes photos of her outfits to visualise them before actually going outside wearing a potential fashion faux pas? Well, Shmotter is the 21st century online equivalent – only better, because you get to visualise an outfit before even buying it! We’d have to agree with Mashable blogger Jennifer Van Grove that it’s a genius idea.
Linked to literally hundreds of hot hot fashion brands (big label and fashion-editors-in-the-know kind of labels) Shmotter “pulls together the latest clothes, accessories, and shoes from all over and gives women a place to build their own looks or peruse and vote on the outfits that other wanna-be fashionistas have concocted.” Best part? Once you’ve created the look, and had others vote on it, you can then actually shop online – a lot of these labels will even ship to SA which is quite the novelty (at a price mind you but nobody ever said anything about fashion being cheap).
If you need a little help with your new fashion editor career you can also check out the Shmotter blog. They’re scarily trendy but super useful at the same time.
SA Blogs FTW!
Today marks the start of a new feature on 5fm.co.za, each week (local+lekka)5 will profile posts from a number of cool local blogs. First up is Mahala.co.za.
If you would like your blog to be considered for the (local+lekka)5 feature then leave us a comment or tweet us @5FM.
Mahala is a free South African mouthpiece that strives to report and represent what’s really happening along the fault line and in the trenches of South African culture. We’re available online, on your mobile and in print. We’ll always be free, gratis and Mahala. Because you deserve quality information, opinion and entertainment for free!
Thought is free!
Check out this post on the Carlos Alberto Parreira debacle:
South Africans tend to be outrage junkies, and Bafana fans are no exception. We were appalled when Carlos Alberto Parreira left. Now we’re appalled that he’s back. It’s called a low centre of memory.
The current mood of jingoistic indignance may be fun, but it’s not clever. Especially tiresome is that hoary, proto-fascist dictum: “local is lekker”. Stop these Brazilian kwerekweres and their jobs-for-amigos programme! F**k them with their big noses and their even bigger paycheques! And while we’re at it, f**k the outside football world in general!
Let’s bring back the good ol’ boytjies: Clive Barker, Lucas Radebe, Jomo Sono, Shaka Zulu, Nonqgawuse, De La Rey!
To hell with the ever-evolving complexities of the modern game. We’ll just howl Shosholoza and muti them all to smithereens: sprinkle a finely grated hyena over each goalmouth and let amadlozi do the rest. That’s complexity for you.