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Laduma: The Documentary

Posted by Andrew on Friday, December 9, 2011, In : Happenings 
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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This Time For Africa ~ Part V

Posted by Andrew on Wednesday, August 25, 2010, In : World Cup 2010 

My superb hosts Attie and Athens picked me up at Park Station after a seriously delayed bus ride back from Zululand. My final weekend was about to begin. A weekend of frank conversations, flirtations and rambunctious situations, punctuated by two notable occupations - a band's last stand on Louis Botha Avenue and a football match between two nations for the right to be called World Champions.

On to the first one, on to the first one....

So after the ignominy of watching the Springboks get blow...


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This Time For Africa ~ Part IV

Posted by Andrew on Saturday, August 14, 2010, In : World Cup 2010 

Back in Jozi now, I stayed with good friends Marc and Gina, otherwise known (to me) as Attie and Athens. They had just recently purchased a house in the suburb of Parkwood and had already made an addition to their family in the form of a highly energetic, won't-take-no-for-an-answer puppy called Layla. Cute little Golden Retriever Layla. Wow, soon to become a close and intimate friend over the course of my 10 days with Attie and Athens.

On quarter-final day, we all went to Melrose Square for a...


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This Time For Africa ~ Part III

Posted by Andrew on Saturday, August 14, 2010, In : World Cup 2010 

In another of the series of serendipitous scenes on this roadtrip, I happened to bump into a friend of mine, Lanie, outside my old work where I stopped by for a visit. While it is tempting to call him me Laanie it really doesn't fit.

What was so serendipitous about the meeting was that Lanie and his girlfriend were heading to Pretoria for the next Spain game, my second game of the tournament.

So when the time came I joined Lanie and Hannah for a trip up the newly-expanded N1 to Pretoria. At on...


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This Time For Africa ~ Part II

Posted by Andrew on Tuesday, August 3, 2010, In : World Cup 2010 

As Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros sung "Home, let me come hooooome", so I set off from JFK International Airport on an arduous journey to the centre of the world's attention at the time - Johannesburg, South Africa. 

I nearly didn't board the plane though. No, it wasn't because of my inexplicable inability to 'get' this whole aviation thing. Not this time. It was because of the elaborate flight plan the internet search-for-the-cheap-shit engines had mapped out for me. You see, I was due ...


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This Time For Africa ~ Part I

Posted by Andrew on Wednesday, July 21, 2010, In : World Cup 2010 
I'm back!!!

Yes, that's right, I'm back in the USA after an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime trip through South Africa to follow the Soccer World Cup. As a friend of mine said, Baz, you can tick this off your bucket list now. Totally man. Tick.

First off, I'd like to thank the absolutely awesome people that hosted my backpacking ass all over the country - Blomkool for the cottage I had all to myself in Parkhurst; my folks for my first night in Cape Town; my bro for good times back at the Guava...
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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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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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 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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