Archive for January 2014

The most successful SA musician ever?

This guy may be the most successful South African musician on earth. Depending on how you define it. He may not be rich, he hasn’t sold many albums, he’s just started his first band, and he’s hardly played live at all. None of that matters though. Cobus Potgieter from Bloemfontein […]

Bootsy Collins’ basic funk formula

William Earl “Bootsy” Collins played bass on some of James Brown’s funkiest recordings, including Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine. In the early Seventies he joined George Clinton’s seminal funk bands Parliament/Funkadelic. He later formed his own outfit, Bootsy’s Rubber Band, and performed under various alter egos, including […]

A sunset dip

You and a couple of friends have spent Sunday afternoon kayaking and windsurfing at the dam. The boat club even let you take the motorboat out and do a little wakeboarding and waterskiing. It’s sweet. You’re thinking of joining, so you’re pretty much just hanging out checking out the facilities […]

The George Soros of Sandton City

My family thinks I’m a millionaire. They think freelance writing is the most lucrative gig this side of tender fraud. What gives them this idea is that I buy the most opulent, lavish and extravagantly generous gifts since Oprah needed a ratings boost. Little do they know that after I […]