Siraaj Cassiem
Whatever Happened to the Pet Shop Boys?

Whatever Happened to the Pet Shop Boys?

3070-pet_shop_boys_wallpaper_5-HDThis English 1980’s electronic pop duo has sold more than 50 million records worldwide and is listed as the most successful duo in UK music history by The Guinness Book of Records. Pet Shop Boys members, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, have released 17 albums – their first album was released in 1986 and the newest one was released in 2013.

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Whatever Happened to The Shamen?

Whatever Happened to The Shamen?

shamentenerif1991-1000x288The first time I heard this Scottish band was during the 1990’s when the rave scene was big in Cape Town. The Shamen had different members joining and leaving the group before I got to know their music. With their 1992 album release, called “Boss Drum” the group consisted of Colin Angus and Mr C.

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The Dominican Cigar Roller in Johannesburg

The Dominican Cigar Roller in Johannesburg

Luis LopezRecently, while walking through the new revamped Rosebank Mall, I saw this gentleman rolling wrappers on prepared bunches. His name is Luis Lopez, the chief Cigar Roller from the Dominican La Aurora cigar company.

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Tsogo Sun Slots Factor Launch

Tsogo Sun Slots Factor Launch

Living Art at the launch of the Tsogo Sun Slots Factor at 3SIXTY Montecasino

Living Art at the launch of the Tsogo Sun Slots Factor at 3SIXTY Montecasino

Last week I attended the second Slots Factor media event, held at 3SIXTY in Montecasino. This was also the venue of last year’s event, which I wrote about. Like 2013’s event, the attending media contingent was once again offered a fun-filled evening with good entertainment and lekker food.

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Mercia Lampen’s Creative Wedding Videos.

Mercia Lampen’s Creative Wedding Videos.

Mercia Lampen

Mercia Lampen

I met Mercia when I hired her to join my SAPA multimedia team as a reporter, when I was the Multimedia Manager for the South African Press Association (SAPA). She was part of the team that delivered the high earning Oscar Pistorius bail hearing footage for SAPA multimedia, but I never knew she was this creative.

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Highway Singalongs video by TJ Smith

I found this cool YouTube Channel by TJ Smith, who does these fun-filled “Highway Singalongs.” I thought that you might enjoy this and I hope you attempt to make your own video.

Whatever happened to Wet Wet Wet?

Whatever happened to Wet Wet Wet?

Wet-Wet-WetThis Scottish 1980’s soft rock band came onto my music radar with their 1987 released album called “Popped In Souled Out” which I recently purchased on vinyl. Band members, which consist of Marti Pellow (vocals), Tommy Cunningham (drum & vocals), Graeme Clark (bass & vocals) and Neil Mitchell (keyboards & vocals) sang my favourite tracks “Wishing I was lucky” and “Angel Eyes”.
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Editing Adventures on Tropika Island of Treasure

Editing Adventures on Tropika Island of Treasure

photo2My reality video editing journey now includes the 6th season of “Tropika Island of Treasure” which was produced by Quizzical Pictures and  aired on SABC 1. Unlike the past 5 seasons, where the show format consisted of South African celebrities, this season’s Series Director, Warren Bleksley, was tasked to come up with a new, revamped show format, offering ordinary South African contestants the…

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Acid Jazz bands were a big hit at this year’s DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival

Acid Jazz bands were a big hit at this year’s DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival

Incognito on stage @ DStv Delicious International Food & Music FestivalUnlike last year, I was not offered a media invite by Total Exposure to attend this year’s DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival. I guess my blog post called “Not So Delicious Food and Music Festival” about last year’s event did not go down too well. Lucky for me, a good friend of mine, Owen Hannie,gave me his VIP complimentary tickets, as I was still in two minds if I should buy…

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