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August 2nd, 2009
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I went to Newtown on Friday in search of some tacky gold beads and orange-blossom water. This guy was standing outside the $2 shop with an I-pod and a handful of CDs. Turns out he's promoting his rap group's new, self produced CD. I have a listen to it on his I-pod - it's pretty good - and he says "Make me an offer for the CD, and I'll probably take it." So I offered him $10 - he'd probably have accepted $5, but I was impressed by the way he was giving it a go - and asked him if he minded posing for a shot or two. The first one was his favourite but I liked the second far better despite it's being a bit soft. The group is Mr Bonfire, and the album is The Super Grind. I didn't catch this guy's name, but he's one of Proxie, George, Mos, Ten-mental, Mr days, Taco or Rusty. You can have a listen on their Myspace page if you like, but I'm not sure that their work will be to the taste of any of my LJ-friends.

In somewhat contrasting news I went to my First Ballet Ever later that same day. La Sylphide, the story of a Scottish lord seduced by a teasing air-spirit, to tragic ends. It was quite lovely, and I will definitely be enthusiastic about seeing more ballet, should the occasion present itself.
It did stretch my willing suspension of disbelief a long, long way though. I find it difficult to credit that the personification of a Scottish wind would be a graceful young woman in a floaty dress. More like a stout, slightly damp, hairy bloke in a kilt waving around a stick with a nail in it, which I think would make for quite a different ballet.

Current Music: The Cure - The Lovecats
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From:siliconshaman
Date:August 2nd, 2009 11:03 am (UTC)
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I think your description of a Scottish wind is definitely more accurate!!
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From:madshutterbug
Date:August 2nd, 2009 01:08 pm (UTC)
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I think I can get why he likes the first better; more face-on and he's got his shades down, so more into the image for the rap group persona. On the other hand, I also see why you like the second one, as it is a good portrait, and the profile provides another glimpse of character.

I'm guessing, though it hardly matters, there's a good bit of Maori in this bloke. *G*
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From:dianavilliers
Date:August 2nd, 2009 09:39 pm (UTC)
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I didn't ask, but I would guess he identifies as Maori. I expect it matters to him. I also think you're entirely correct in your assessment of why he preferred the top shot.
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