This weekend gave us the 2009 South African Music Awards and I’m happy to report that several of the bands supported on this blog came through as winners:
- Goldfish won best dance album for Perceptions of Pacha
- The Parlotones won best video for Overexposed
- Foto na Dans won best alternative album (Afrikaans) for Pantomime op Herwinbare Klanke
- Zebra & Giraffe won best rock album (English) for Collected Memories
But if Saturday night reminded us just how good SA music can be, we were brought right back down to earth by the final of SA Idols on Sunday. If you want to know just how good the standard of SA Idols is, then don’t ask me. I was just unfortunate enough to catch the last ten minutes in a poorly organised glance at what was on Carte Blanche at 7. I have now been put right off Mnet for life.
(For those of you interested, a duet by Sasha and Lee beat Jason into 3rd place, apparently.)