Mishkah’s Monday Musical Memories: “All Around the World” by Lisa Stansfield

21 07 2014


I am a lover of Karaoke, and I’m not ashamed to admit it, despite the fact that I am apparently tone deaf according to Sing Star. Last night, we had an impromptu karaoke session with a friend, who has extensive musical knowledge. He chose Lisa Stansfield’s “All around the world” – a classic hit, circa 1989. This got me thinking that my next musical memories blog post will be dedicated to this immensely talented lady. In 1989, I was in Standard 8 (that’s Grade 10 to the younger folks) and this song could be heard pumping from the speakers of our school bus almost every day. I was forbidden from going to clubs as a teenager, so the school bus was one way of hearing what the latest club tracks were.

So dial your time machine back to the late eighties (when music was really music) and enjoy!




Mishkah’s Monday Musical Memories – Karyn White’s “Secret Rendezvous”

30 06 2014

Welcome back to Mish Mash of Memories!

I’ve decided to write posts on this blog again, but mainly those that pertain to my sense of nostalgia – like the tag line says, this blog is about everyday things that trigger your memories of yesteryear.

I downloaded the Best of Karyn White the other day and thought about that time in my life when her hits were a huge sensation. It was 1990, I was in Standard 9 (Grade 11) and this song was constantly playing on the radio and various mixes of it was playing in the clubs. This got me thinking that I should post a weekly music video of the hits that made me feel good back in the day (and still do) and call it Mishkah’s Monday Musical Memories. So here is the first one – it’s the song called “Secret Rendezvous” by Karyn White. Enjoy the walk down this musical memory lane!

The Art of the Opening Sequence

25 08 2013

Have you noticed that opening sequences of television shows have become shorter these days? Back in the 80’s and 90’s, opening sequences were much longer and involved, and usually featured the names and faces of the actors in the show. The first one that comes to mind is Dallas. Here’s a montage of the various opening sequences since 1978/9.

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Kanye West takes Johannesburg

3 02 2013

Check out my latest blog post on www.mzansilifeandstyle.com about the Kanye West Concert that took place last night at The Dome.

Bonang Matheba Makes the Forbes List

13 01 2013

Read about Bonang Matheba making the Forbes list on http://mzansilifeandstyle.com and find out how she achieves her dreams, one giant leap at a time.

Check out my new post “Nobody puts Baby in a corner”

12 01 2013

Have the time of your life when you read this new post on http://www.mzansilifeandstyle.com

A Good Year

3 01 2013

A Good Year is one of my favourite films of all time. It is set in Provence in the South of France as well as London, and involves the relationship between Max (Russell Crowe) and his Uncle Henry (Albert Finney). The story flashes back and forth, from past to present, and we see a young Max being taught to appreciate the finer things in life (like a good wine) by his Uncle Henry. Of course, there is a love interest in the form of the lovely Fanny Chenal played with delightful French aplomb by Marion Cotillard.

(But really, if you haven’t yet seen this film, have you been living under a rock since 2006?)

The best parts of the film are the pool scene when Max and Fanny are swimming as kids, and then the reveal at the end, as seen in this clip below – “FORGIVE MY LIPS, THEY FIND JOY IN THE MOST UNUSUAL PLACES.” – Max Skinner.

The film is based on the 1989 book called “A Year in Provence” by former advertising man Peter Mayle. I actually have a copy of this book, it was a freebie with a magazine that I bought many moons ago. When I was studying Copywriting, I also found a book he wrote (in a second hand book store in Cape Town) in 1990 called “UP THE AGENCY – The Snakes and Ladders of the Advertising Business.” It was hilarious and hit the nail right on the head, and it was a book that drove me to pursue a career in media. But that’s a blog for another day.

In the meantime, here are some pics of the books mentioned above, which I am sure must be available on Amazon these days.



Just to end off on a particularly French note, I found this beautiful original version of Edith Piaf’s “La Vie en Rose” with a succinct edit of the best romantic clips of the movie A GOOD YEAR, so do enjoy.

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