Tuesday, 24 April 2012


Our good friend Juan Venter has started up a great initiative with the help of 3rd Place. For those of you who don't know who or what 3rd Place is, Juan describes them as a non-profit organization spreading the love of God in a broken world. For more info about them, check out there Facebook page!! Below is a piece explaining what Juan has started:
" 'n-jas-wat-netjies-pas is an initiative to help the less fortunate this winter. While we snuggle up in our warm houses and beds this winter, there are people that will have to sleep on the street, with nothing more than cardboard to keep them warm. 'n-jas-wat netjies-pas project entails the following:
The coats are purchased by n-jas-wat-netjies-pas for R45 each and the windbreakers for R25 each. The coats are then sold to the public for R80 each and the windbreakers for R60 each. Once you have purchased a coat or windbreaker, you then have the option to give what you have purchased to someone who really needs it this winter (There might be suffering in your immediate surrounding). The R35 profit per coat or windbreaker will be given to 3rd place, to distribute or use as they see fit. The objective of this project is not profit, nor is it personal gain. The purpose of this project is to become personally involved in helping the less fortunate. The coats and windbreakers will be available at the 3rd Place space as of Sunday evening the 29th of April. Sunday evening teachings at 3rd-Place are at 17:00 and 18:30. You are more than welcome to contact me in the week if you want to buy a coat. "

If you want to become a part of this project join the Facebook group or follow Juan on twitter.
To get in touch directly with Juan: 08282 34854 or drop him a mail at jventer@marketsqr.com

Frikkie Cool Creatives: Andrew Wright

Well its that time again... Time for another Frikkie Cool Creative... And today we shall not disappoint!! Today's creative is another P-Town local, but who now resides in another land... Far far away in Toronto, Canada, the land of snow and ice hockey, one can find the incredibly talented and most Rock n' Roll guy that you will ever meet!!! The guy I'm referring to is none other than Andrew Wright! Andrew grew up in Pretoria and studied at the University of Pretoria where he obtained a degree in Graphic Design (now commonly known as Information Design). Not only is Andy a talented artist, but he is also very well known for his talents in the music department... Some of you who are old enough to remember back to the good old days of the Nile Crocodile, might remember the MASSIVE Ska/Punk band, Leek and The Bouncing Uptones. This is just one of Andy's many great bands that he has started. During the time of Leek, Andy ran Croakroom records who were at that stage the biggest record label for the ska/punk scene, helping getting bands such as Fuzigish on the map with releases and promotion etc...

In the early days, he did his fair share of work for the smaller design agencies in and around Pretoria, but he really started to find his roots when he founded Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA) with a mate of his, Mark Hinch. BOFA ran along for a couple of years before Mark moved over to the UK and Andy started working for KFD/Revolution skateboards in Joy-Hannesburg. It was around this time that Andy founded another legendary band, The Slashdogs. The Slashdogs were a mean-ass rock-n-roll band that kicked some serious ass!! They were around for a couple of years before going about there own ways... Unfortunately! Soon after this though, he begun work for Iron Fist Clothing, which ended up leading him out of the country and to greener pastures! But whilst still in the land of the boerewors and beer, Andy started up yet ANOTHER band, although this time way more of a chilled vibe compared to The Slashdogs, in the form of the rockabilly band, Reverend Wright and The Mystery Train Gamblers.

Before long, Andy started work for Iron Fist clothing in San Diego, California, where he worked and lived for just over a year before making his final move to date, to the city of Toronto, Canada, where he currently lives with his wife Jen. After his move to Toronto, Andy revived BOFA, spiced up his website and began taking on new clients. Aaaaaand this is where we sit today... An extremely talented export from the city of the Snor, making a name for himself out there in the big world!!!
For any info regarding how you can get in touch with Andy and Breath of Fresh Air, hit this link for Andy's blog or check out his website here!!!

Friday, 13 April 2012

Weekend Vibes

Quite a packed weekend ahead... So no excuse for you NOT to do anything!?! Check this out!!

Friday! Today starts off with a banger at Karoo Lifestyle. Its the Art and Food Fair, and features lots goodies for you to buy and taste, DEFINITELY something to check out!! From there you gots two choices... Either head south to Open Windows campus for Fulka(Solo Set), Givan Lotz and Donkey!! R40 gets you in, and if you are lucky enough to still be studying and you posses a student card, you shall pay a mere R30!! POW!! If the south is too far a drive, why not go east and hit Arcade Empire for Dan Patlansky, The Newspapers and Smoking Mojos... 40 bucks at the door gets you in for a night filled with sweet tunes and cheap booze!!!

Saturday! Kicks off in Joy-Hannesburg with the launch of Feiyue South Africas ladies footwear launch at Mememe in Parkhurst. Go check it out for some sweet deals on some of the sweetest footwear that will ever grace your bare feet!! Oh... And there will be performances by Yesterdays Pupil, DJ Muptee and DJ Gaptooth Radio. Drinks and snacks will be available so pull in and be AWESOME!!!! The event kicks off at 16:00!!! Later that night, the Vrede Fest is taking place at Arcade Empire. Bands featured include aKing, Zebra and Giraffe, Gazelle, Taxi Violence, Wrestlerish and Moses Metro Man!! This is a MASSIVE one, sure not to to be missed!!! Tickets are going for R50 on ticket break and R80 at the door... What a steal!!! DO NOT MISS THIS!!!!

Whatever you do this weekend... Be safe... Be good, if not.... Take photos... Later Daters!!! 

Frikkie Freezing Friday Icy Ice Cream Madness

Ice cream you scream we all scream its Friday! Yes. We know its getting chillier by the day... BUT!!! Once you taste this, you'll forget about the cold and concentrate on the AWESOMNESS!!!! BOOM!!!!!

What you need:
  • 4 Teaspoons Instant Coffee
  • 3 Tablespoons Brandy/Port or any form of hard liquor
  • 1 x 385g Can Condensed Milk
  • 4 Egg Whites
  • a Pinch of Salt
  • 500ml Cream
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Essence
  • 1/2 Cup Pecan Nuts, roasted and chopped (and some extra for garnishing)
How to make it:
- Mix the instant coffee powder with the brandy/port in a mixing bowl.
- Add the can of condensed milk and mix well.
- In a separate bowl mix the egg whites and salt with an electric mixer until stiff.
- Fold the egg white mixture into the coffee/condensed milk mixture.
- In a separate bowl mix the cream and vanilla essence until stiff.
- Fold the cream mixture into the coffee/egg white mixture.
- In the mean time roast and chop the pecan nuts.
- Lastly fold the chopped pecan nuts into the rest of the mixture.
- Place in a bowl and Freeze for about 3 hours or until set (or overnight if you can hold out that long!)

  - You can sprinkle with some chopped pecan nuts just before serving.

Smash that in your face!!!

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Oude Libertas Exhibition

If you're in the Mother city this week, be sure to check out the Oude Libertas Art Gallery in Stellenbosch and there exhibition for women artists. The artists featured work with different types of mediums, such as photography, fine art, sculpture etc... Be sure to pop in and check out a good friend of Frikkie Awesome, Charlotte Heyn. Charlotte is a photographer from the Snor Baai who's photos aim to portray the beauty of her subjects in a very feminine way. Go have a check. Support. And let us know how it looks!!! Peace. BOOM!!!

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

"The River" an exhibition by Louis Minnaar and Maaike Bakker & words by Jaco van der Merwe

For those of you in Cape Town, head on down to Salon 91 in Kloof Street for The River exhibition. It features two of Snor City's own, namely Maaike Bakker and Louis Minnaar. Its a tale more than an exhibition, and tells the story of a sloth on a terrible journey hoping to recover what he has lost. All the words to this tale were penned by Jaco van der Merwe (Bittereinder). This is one event not to be missed!! The exhibition runs from the 4th to the 21st of April. Get down there and prepare yourself for total awesomness from P-Town!! Doors open at 19:30! Do it...

Frikkie Befrikte Vinnige Aandetes

Beef Stroganoff 
So seeing as though WINTER IS COMING (no relation to Game of Thrones), here's one of them "comfort food" recipes!! The classic Beef Stroganoff... Soooo tasty and suuuuper easy!! Give it a try or just settle for some boring old soup... You choose!! Enjoy smashing this in your beak!!! BOOM!!

What you need:
  • 500g Beef Strips
  • 1 Can Chopped Mushrooms
  • 1 Onion Chopped
  • 25g Tomato puree
  • 1 Beef stock cube
  • 1½ Cups boiling water
  • 250g Sour Cream
  • 2 Tablespoons Port or Sherrie
  • Salt and Pepper to taste 
-First fry the chopped onion a little bit, then add the meat and fry until browned.
-Add the mushrooms and the tomato puree and mix well.
-Mix the beef stock cube box with boiling water and add it to the pan.
-Salt and pepper to taste.

-Cook for about 30 minutes or until meat is cooked and tender.(you can add a little wine to help soften the meat.)
-Add the sour cream and sherry or port just before serving and mix well.
-Serve with rice or pasta and vegetables.