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Invent A Band Name, Win a Radass Pair Of Converse HighTops

converse-logoIt’s Friday thank Jeebers and to celebrate that fact and spread the word about the Converse Get Out Of The Garage campaign, I’m giving away a sick pair of hightops that I think you guys will dig.

Well, provided you are a man that has size 10 feet and lives in Cape Town. If you are a man who has size 10 feet and lives in Cape Town, give yourself a pat on the back and read on!

If you aren’t, you are still more than welcome to enter the competition, but just know that we’re playing for a brand new pair of Converse size 10 hightops for men okay? Okay. Let’s get started.

First off, here’s a pic of the grand prize:



Secondly, this giveaway is part of the Converse Get Out Of The Garage competition which launched recently for the second year running.

The competition is strictly for unsigned SA bands. If you are one, all you have to do to enter is upload your best track to Soundcloud, post it on Converse’s Facebook page before the 15th of August and cross your fingers and toes.

If your track gets chosen by judges Catherine Grenfell, Jon Savage and Reason for the final ten, your band will get a profile page with your band’s info and a “Vote” button on Converse’s FB page.

The band with the most votes from members of the public wins the grand prize (a slot at this year’s Rocking The Daisies music festival, a trip to perform at the iconic 100 Club in London and a chance to record at the Rubber Tracks studio in Brooklyn, New York).



So if you’re in an unsigned band, hit the Converse FB page and try your luck, what have you got to lose?

HOWEVER, if you’re just here for the free shoes, then here’s how to get them.

Write your ultimate band name in the comments section below and the one that either makes me chuckle or is undeniably cool / badass wins, easy as that.

I’ll announce the big winner on Monday, so you’ve got all weekend to enter. I’ll accept up to 3 different entries per person but no more so go and down an espresso or two, get the creative juices flowing and may the best make-believe band win!

Have a killer weekend Party People, see ya’ll same time same place next week Winking smile



Good News For Unsigned SA Bands – “Get Out The Garage” Is Back!

GOTGIf you guys cast your minds far, far, far, far, far back you’ll remember a campaign that ran last year called the Converse “Get Out The Garage” competition which Matthew Mole ended up winning.

The lucky guy got to not only play at the iconic 100 Club in London, but he also got to record at the Rubber Tracks studio in Brooklyn, New York. It was a huge springboard for the guy and he made the very best of it.

The good news is that the competition is back and Converse is once again on the hunt for unsigned local talent to get out the garage and show the world that SA has some flippin SICK talent.

Before we get to the nuts and bolts of how to enter, check out what Matthew got up to last year after winning the Get Out The Garage competition:



Some pretty epic sheeit going down in that vid. That could be you. All you gots to do is get your shit together, upload your best track to Soundcloud, post it on the Converse Facebook page before the 8th of August and hope for the best.

On the 15th August, judges Catherine Grenfell, Jon Savage and Reason will have narrowed the entries down to a final 10, who will then be showcased on the Converse Facebook page for the public to vote on.

The artist / band with the most votes wins the grand prize which will be announced on the 16th of September.



The big winner will also have the opportunity to play at this year’s Rocking The Daisies which, judging from the line-up that’s been announced so far, is an honour in itself.

But that’s not all! Call now and you’ll get this free instructional DVD! Joking. Simply by voting for your favourite artist / band from the final 10, you’ll automatically be entered into a competition to join your favourite band VIP style when they travel to London for the 100 Club gig.

Spread the word people and watch this space for competition updates.



Not dead yet

I’m not dead yet! This last week was a bad week for blogging and the posts I wrote smacked of mediocrity, but I’m only human and not yet the blogging machine I hope to one day be, but I’m getting there, one post at a time 😉

So what’s been going on in my crazy-assed life the past few days? Well, for starters I visited the dermatologist yesterday and he nailed this big skin tag that’s been growing on my forearm with some liquid nitrogen and now it looks like this:



Fuck blogging is awesome! Guess what else!? I had a salami sandwich for lunch today! I know! Stop the fucking press right?

Ironically, there are actually major changes happening in my life right now, like the fact that tomorrow at 9.20 I drop J-Rab off at Lanseria Airport and don’t see her again for two and a half weeks.

I’ll tell you one thing for free, I fucking hate long-distance. It’s hellish – the missed calls, the smses, the g-chats, the Skype calls, I wouldn’t fucking wish it on my worst enemy. J-Rab and I did it for a year and a half, I was here and she was in London, then after that she moved to Boston, that’s a 6 hour time difference kids, 7 in winter.

You think we’d be used to it, but the truth is you never get used to it. You get used to being close, coming home to the person you love, the little things y’know? Brushing your teeth together, curling up to go to sleep, all that retarded shit, the shit you never bother to put into words, you get used to that stuff.

And then she’s gone and you’re finding tiny pieces of her for weeks afterward – strands of her hair, maybe a pair of earrings here, some lip gloss there, her scent on your pillow, and you’re remembering the feeling of her breath on your neck and what it looked like to watch her disappear through the boarding gates the last time you saw her.



And then the phone calls, fuck I remember them well. The first month or two it’s bearable, but by month three, month four, it feels like you’re dating a ghost, a voice on the phone and not much more.

People said we’d never last, but we found a way, just like we’ll find a way through the next two and a half weeks.

I hope it goes by fast. The weekends are the worst and there’s two of those to get through, so hopefully it won’t be too bad, and even if it is, I’ll fight on through cause that’s what I do.

If nothing else, it should free up a little time for me to write some great material and I already have ideas bouncing around for a couple of killer posts, so watch this space 😉

Later Party People.