Browsing Archive: June, 2010

African Hiatus

Posted by Andrew on Sunday, June 27, 2010, In : Happenings 
Hello trend-setters,

This is a hastily-scribed note to say I have taken a break from the land of red, white and blue to visit the shores of the mother land. It is so goooooood to be back!

The World Cup vibe here is unbelievable - flags sprout from cars, houses and office buildings; mad fans of every nation wander the streets singing and dancing and always taking time out to learn some African steps; smiles greet you at every corner... this is a truly African tournament. I have been blown away ...
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Peace Up, A-Town Down

Posted by Andrew on Tuesday, June 15, 2010, In : Happenings 
The first thing I noticed about Atlanta was the wall.

The wall of heat.

Like Christmas in the southern hemisphere, it's hot and it hits you when you least expect it. That was the case for me at least, as I have since found out that A-Town also goes by the name Hotlanta. Ok, I get it. You aren't messing around here.

The next impression was still at the airport - the large collection of sculptures from Zimbabwean artists. Again, like rain in the Joburg winter, it's not something you expect to se...
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Viva South Africa Viva!

Posted by Andrew on Thursday, June 10, 2010, In : Ramblings 
I'm sitting in Dallas, Texas watching the World Cup Kick Off Concert on live streaming video.

And I have goosebumps.

I feel so incredibly proud to be South African right now. Our time in the light starts tonight at Orlando Stadium, and I can already see us shine! Lucas Radebe is telling the world that the cup is staying here. Desmond Tutu is welcoming the world and giving thanks to Nelson Mandela for making this all possible. Vusi Mahlasela is singing his soulful songs. 

I am feeling a crazy mix...
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DC - In Memorial (Part II)

Posted by Andrew on Thursday, June 10, 2010, In : Road Trips 
Sunday was a hot one. Ridonculously hot, I'm talking a hundred degrees. So we decided to spend the entire day in the sun... in Springbok rugby jerseys. I mean, why not?


Segways... awesomeness for dorks

Had another early start for our 'Masonic Segway Tour' around DC. What a kiiiiiff way of cruising! At first you feel like the world's most amazing dork, but as soon as you start cruising, ah man, you just cruise. Best way to see a city, hands down.

So there we were - gliding around DC in our S...


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DC - In Memorial (Part I)

Posted by Andrew on Friday, June 4, 2010, In : Road Trips 

A band of six set out on Memorial Day weekend for an adventure into the sweaty heart of this nation's capital, Washington DC.

Hitting the I-95 on a Friday afternoon is like... well, it's like a lot of things, driving into New York City on a Friday afternoon, driving to Sandton on a Friday afternoon, driving anywhere on a Friday afternoon. It's bad ok.

Luckily! Luckily for us, we were able to leave around 1pm and brave the interstate south to the capital. 

Arriving in DC around 6pm, the Greek and...


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 Video Vibe for the Moment

From the movie Drive

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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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