We are sure David Choe will be there. Tonight in Los Angeles, you can see South African legends, Die Antwoord (we have no idea if they are legends, it just sounds good), at the El Rey Theatre tonight. Bring your, um, bring yourself.
Sometimes, you just have to let David Choe talk about his friends himself:
African super heroes DIE FUCKING ANTWOORD
invade los angeles ,tomorrow night, SATURDAY JULY 17th 2010
at the EL REY THEATRE if you want to have the best time of your life, you will be there
listen to DIE ANTWOORD’s first American record on interscope right here.
We don’t know Die Antwoord, but we have a close relationship with the group because our good friends, David Choe and Jason Jaworski, have spent some time with the South African duo. A lot of hype is surrounding this group, and if they are “for real” or not, but Pitchfork has their new 5-song EP streaming, that officially Interscope is releasing tomorrow.
The EP is called 5. Because, there are five tracks and all.
You got to feel bad for Ghana. Tied 1-1 with Uruguay in the second 15 minute portion of extra time, they had a free penalty kick right in front of the goalie that sailed too high. They had the continent of Africa feeling semi-finals within their grasp. Then in penalty kicks, they had a similar situation, and again, no goal. Too bad. No more African teams in the World Cup. Now the fireworks of Argentina and Germany comes tomorrow.
You have to like what Cape Town’s Pieter Hugo has done with his photography. He takes people in their African towns and cities, and captures the unique and sometimes quite independent spirit of these people, as in the series of hyena pets, boy scouts, and his NOLLYWOOD series. You’ve seen this work:
It was not the result we wanted, but we want to thank the USA soccer team for playing a great 2010 World Cup. Do we think they should have got this far? Yes, we always thought they should advance out of Group C. Do we think they should have beat Ghana? Well, yes we did, but we didn’t think it was going to be a breeze. But today, the USA lost 2-1 in extra time to Ghana, the same result as 2006 when Ghana beat the USA and eliminated them. The USA defense and midfield had some shaky moments early today, and that wasn’t going to get it done.
But, again, we haven’t had “pride” in a USA team since… forever. And today, we actually had pride, knew that others were watching across the country, and it was exciting, just what USA soccer needs.
After Steven Gerrard scored and dominated the first 20 minutes of the USA v England match, England goalkeeper Rob Green basically just gaffed so hard he may never be able to return home. That was like 4th grade goal-tending skills. Clint Dempsey, who scored the USA goal, at least you were making it happen. At this point it is 1-1.
Follow the game at the entertaining blog at the Guardian.