Been too long

February 20, 2013
Trendsetters, it has been far too long since I blogged on this website. 

I was inspired to get back into it when the sassy morning Deejay Yolanda on OFM in South Africa contacted me to do an interview as a South African living abroad. The interview is going to be on air pretty soon.

So if people are genuinely interested in that, please let me know. 

Use the comments below.

In the meantime for more up-to-date ramblings, happenings and insights into NYC check out my Twitter and Tumblr pages!
 

A Game Of Inches

February 11, 2012

Sunday, February 5th started like most other Sundays for me here in New York. But this wasn’t any given Sunday. This was Super Bowl Sunday. And New York’s Giants were playing for the ultimate prize in the sport.

Seventeen weeks of regular season games, a wildcard round, and the conference playoffs and championship games ended up in the New York Giants battling the New England Patriots for a shot at a much coveted Super Bowl ring.

American Football is America’s sport – high octan...


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Out with the Old and in with the New in New York and New Orleans

January 6, 2012
Welcome to 2012!

Wow man, when I arrived in this country there were still two consecutive zeros in the middle of the year. Now it's the third Christmas and New Year behind me. Crazy 

The past two weeks have been an express train that came to a stuttering stop the day before work started again. No time to stop and think, just bulldoze on, take it all in, smash it in the face and hope that it all makes sense at the end. And luckily it still does!

It all started with the Greek arriving for a two-we...
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I'll explain everything to the geeks

December 17, 2011

Last night I was carried to Ohio in a swarm of bees.

Watching The National live has got to rank up there with one of the most insanely cool concerts I’ve ever been to. It had everything – a breathtaking venue; searingly intense energy from the band; warm humorous interaction with the crowd; and world class music.

For those of you yet to discover the Brooklyn band I strongly recommend getting their albums Boxer and High Violet. And I’m so excited for you! Hurry though, because then you...


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We had it first!

December 15, 2011
You know those parking sensors they have in Cavendish Square and other shopping centers around South Africa? Those sensors above each bay that turn red when a car is under them but are green when there isn't one? Well this awesome parking technology has only just reached the States. I know!


It seems bizarre that something we have had in South Africa for at least three years now has only just reached a country which has built itself by being at the forefront of technology and which has one of t...

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Laduma: The Documentary

December 9, 2011
Ahh... back to the comforts of a laptop computer. Really, Yola, I hope you're reading this. Because like an ex-girlfriend, I'm over you. Well, your iPhone interface at least. Why can't we post sweet blogs together when I ride the bus? Why can't we make magic happen while I sit in Central Park in the snow? Wordpress allows me to do all kinds of things to her on my phone. You should see the shit we can do together. But I'll give you a chance Yola. You've been good to me all these years, and I'm...
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Laduuuuuuma

December 1, 2011
I should be blogging tonight but instead I've been invited to go watch a documentary about the World Cup 2010 made by a bunch of US supporters. It's supposed to be a behind the scenes look at Mzanzi as seen by these visiting American. I'm really looking forward to it, should be interesting. 

Oh, and I should be blogging because of a self-imposed routine for Thursday nights. Early resolutions bitches. 

This is also the first blog I've ever posted using my iPhone. Man alive it sucks. Sort your sh...
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Whose country is it?

November 23, 2011

It scares me more than it inspires me now how far South Africa still has to go as a country.  

I’m still inspired by the potential of the place – the beauty, the resources, the resilient spirit of the South African people – but it becomes clear how far we still have to go when you travel from the European bubble that is Cape Town to the African metropolis that is Johannesburg, and even more so when you do that with a more worldly perspective. The contrast is stark.

The outrage ov...


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But going Home is good for the soul

November 18, 2011

In the last post I described how transient the notion of ‘home’ has become to me recently. Returning back to the country of my birth over a year after my last visit and two years since I left with my entire life for the shores of the United States made me realize that home is really where the heart is – and we all know how fickle those things are.

But there is nothing quite like your original home: the familiar faces and places, the good memories, the bad memories that dissolve with the ...


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Home is where the heart is

November 11, 2011
I've been home for two days now. I was away for just over two weeks, two and a bit of the best weeks - catching up with friends, getting to know my family better and spending time with people I grew up with....

And that is the paradox that is my current reality. I'm home now, nearly 8000 miles (yes, I measure in miles now) from the place I grew up in. I'm home now, in an apartment on the west side of midtown, New York City. And it feels normal to say that.

This is what I experienced in going b...
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 Video Vibe for the Moment

From the movie Drive

Whose site is it anyway?


Andrew Barry Some people call me the Earthman. Some people call me Baz. Some people call me Barry or Bar. And some people also like jazz. I think most of the people surfing this site know who I am. If not - read on, my friend...
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