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Mail:

From: Chris Roper 

Sent: 11 April 2014 10:26 AM
To: M&G; 
Subject: Too Gorgeous to be Mail & Guardian Journalists

My new tumblr. Send me pics when someone dresses well. 

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Reply:

From: Grethe Koen <GretheK@mg.co.za>

Date: Friday 11 April 2014 at 11:25 AM

To: M&G 

Subject: RE: Too Gorgeous to be Mail & Guardian Journalists

Well me. Duh!

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And that sums up Grethe. By Grethe, we’ll miss you.

 

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Sarah. Today is her birthday. Happy birthday! Put_down_the_cupcake_……….

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Aliki. Born for primary colours and happy scarves.

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Beaming at the world. And that’s just his sneakers I’m talking about. Charles.

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Rhodé. Apparently, she’s “in the Bible”.

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Stylish doesn’t even begin to cover this one. Stefanie.

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Me. Not normal attire.

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Ah, Sally. Never change.

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Haji. Sigh. There’s always one.

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Mike the money man. Knows some moves, sure does.

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Mr Craig. Style and menace, and the smile on the face of the tiger.

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The ineluctable Deshnee. Behatted and befok.

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Limpop - John Wizards

Love this song - it’s got some crazy fusion stuff going on. I think this is a Cape Town band (@jcharlesleonard has got a story about them in the M&G this Friday, so I guess we’ll find out then). But listen to this, it’s got a crazy beat and some sparky tempo changes. And it’s happy.

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Andro Queen - Pixies

Just ordered my limited edition vinyl of this ep. I still remember the thrill of picking up that beautiful first full Pixies album, Surfer Rosa. Such a fantastic album, such amazing artwork. This song is not classic Pixies, it’s more a progression. Still has the classic quiet/loud/quiet formula, but buried in a much more meditative tapestry. Welcome back.

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Graceland - The Tallest Man on Earth.

So they call him the new Dylan, but they said that about Conor Oberst as well. And that didn’t really go anywhere near Dylan’s authority. Ignore that music industry shortcut for actual description, and take a listen to Kristian Matsson’s beautiful cover of the Paul Simon classic. If you don’t have Tallest Man on Earth’s three albums yet, get hold of them. I favour The Wild Hunt.

Contributed by @chrisroper