Au Revoir – I had fun

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Dear Odd Friends,


For the past four years art, music, design & food has been my life. What an amazing experience and incredible journey with great people. However the time has come for me to begin a new chapter in my life. As of the 1st of October I will no longer be the owner of oDD Café (but I will always be part of the oDD family).


oDD Café has accomplished SO much in the last four years, yes we’ve been open for FOUR years. We were the first café in the country to combine art , design, music and food. We are really proud of what we have accomplished, specifically on the music side of things in collaboration with Darryl Torr & Openroom, a sound studio on street level, something that has not been done or tried before in SA.


The amount of artists that have walked through our front doors and went on to make a big success of themselves is amazing. We have had emerging musicians, graphic artists, designers and supported small businesses by having pop-up stores. Artists such as  Conrad Bo, from the super stroke movement, Chad Farah & Sarah Britten have all exhibited with us. Beukes & Deleney, Carrie Wolf  and  Paper Plan City are just some of the music success stories.


We created one of the larger graffiti walls this side of Jozi and we have come full circle. We started out with Mars (Who tagged the balconies upstairs) and we ended with him doing a live graffiti show on Heritage Day.


We have been revolutionary, we have been controversial, we were very vocal about the Fankies issue with Woolworth, we supported the 1%. We donated to the twitter Blanket Drive and other charities. We SURE had a lot of fun in the process.


We have been voted as one of the top 10 music venues & one of the top 10 café’s in Jozi, and for that and all our other accolades we are thankful & humbled. We’ve loved what we did and we loved that you were a part of it. The friends of oDD Café have been phenomenal. I have learnt so much from you all and have had lots of fun. It is very sad that I need to leave, but I am excited about the legacy I leave behind for oDD Café. So this is not my goodbye but rather my au revoir, as you will still often see me sipping my soy cappuccino in one of the best spots in Greenside.


Until next time,


Christina Patricios


#NoPantsSubway – Johannesburg 2014

Image courtesy of Chris, from Flickr

Image courtesy of Chris from Flickr


The No Pants Subway Ride is an annual global event started by Improv Everywhere in 2002:


1) Willing to take trousers off on the train
2) Able to keep a straight face about it


WHEN: Sunday 12th January 2014, 3PM
WHERE: Park Station
BRING: Cash for a ticket, any activity you might normally perform on the train, newspaper, book, sewing kit and keep a straight face whilst in transit.
WEAR: Normal attire. We will be removing our pants at the first station, unless you want to level up and arrive ready to go.


You can wear fun underwear if you like, wear two pairs of underwear if it makes you feel more comfortable. Don’t wear a thong or anything else that might offend people. Our aim is to make people laugh, not piss them off.

If questioned, you do not know any of the other pant-less riders. Tell folks that you ‘forgot to wear pants’. Insist that it is a coincidence that others also forgot their trousers. Be nice, friendly and remain calm.

For the remainder of the journey, sit in the car as you normally would. Read a magazine or whatever you would normally do.


Photo courtesy of

Photo courtesy of


We will be departing from Park station, and simply riding to Braamfontein station.

Please leave your cameras at home and resist the temptation to snap photos with your iPhone, etc. while the event is happening. Take as many as you like before and after the event, but during the ride we really want people to enjoy the experience of participating rather than documenting. It detracts from the mission if everyone is taking photos of each other rather than keeping a straight face.

You may bring along friends if you like, but make sure they get a chance to read all of these instructions.

See you on the 12th!


Q: Isn’t this illegal!!!!!
A: No. “The Sexual Offences Act 2003 applies only to aggressive genital exposure with intent to shock those who want not to see the genitals.”

We want this event to be fun and safe for everyone, so anybody found to be removing more than their pants will be kicked off the train and reported to the station authorities.

Q: Can I wear a skirt instead (if I am a guy)?
A: Very clever, however you’re missing the point. Articles of clothing like skirts, shorts, kilts, and dresses don’t count, because people are encouraged to revel in the absence of pants, and not replace your pants with other clothing. The point is to relax and enjoy the humor inherent in people not wearing pants. A good rule of thumb is to pretend like you were going to wear trousers, and then just fail to put them on.”

Please don’t wear anything overly close-fitting (so no thongs, banana hammocks or mankinis) or kilts without anything underneath. We don’t want people to be disgusted, and the organisers do not want trouble so we are putting our trust in you.

A Sneak Peek Into Adidas’ New Range: Think Cardboard

The Chimp Store is a boutique clothing store in Leeds, UK that will proudly display the new Spring/Summer collection of adidas Originals in 2014. Their only problem is that they just can’t wait that long to show them off, which is why they commissioned the help of British artist Chris Anderson to recreate to-scale versions of the upcoming styles using 100 percent recycled cardboard.

Anderson’s eco-friendly versions of the “Stan Smith,” “Campus,” “Superstar Shelltoe,” “ZX700,” and “ZX8000″ sneakers feature Adidas’s trademark parallel bars and perforations, logos whittled from masking tape, and even matching shoelaces cleverly fashioned form jute twine. With such attention to detail, sneaker fans are likely to lust after the upcoming release even more than before.

Text and images from PSFK, by Ross Brooks, with info and images sourced from The Chimp Store and Ecouterre



Yes, it is true Jozi On Fire will be held on Monday 23 September due to the public holiday on Tuesday (yay, more recovery time!)

This month, oDD Cafe, Openroom & Ray-Ban present Trevor Rebello & Gangsterdam! What an amazing line up!!! We start the show off at 8pm, but remember to get there early as there are no table booking for Jozi On Fire.


Date :          Monday 23rd September

Time:           20:00 – Late

Where:        116 Greenway, Greenside




The Stellars & Julian Redpath are going to Rock it this Wednesday at oDD Cafe! Show starts at 8pm so be sure to get there early as there are no table bookings for tomorrow! Are you guys ready for it?!

This is sure to be one EPIC Jozi on Fire!

One Tequila, Two Tequila, Three Tequila More!

Jozi on Fire 28 August