One of the most talented people to come out of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, is a man named Zach Vincent. As such things tend to go, he truly came out of PE, going out into the world to follow his muse and find his fortune and was seldom seen again […]
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I listened to 65 years of number-one hits, so you don’t have to! Perhaps it is my South Africanness that compels me to categorise things. To analyse, compartmentalise instead of experience. But I insist that the analysis often leads me to a deeper understanding, and then a more rewarding experience. […]
Over the the last *gasp* couple of decades, I’ve operated as a writer, poet, singer and spoken-word performer and assembled a decent body of work. I’d like to present a selection of it when I return to my coastal stronghold of Port Elizabeth later this month. It will be […]
This incredible video was part of a campaign by Ogilvy Chicago. The TV spot, for Morton Salt, won a Design Lion at the Cannes Lions festival. The work was an ambitious video, which calls on viewers to become a force for good in the world, and features the always-incredible video masters, […]
There is no more credible sign that hip-hop has taken over popular culture than the fact that rap is now considered a serious marketing tool for just about every brand you can think of. No longer confined to any ghetto, hip hop is pretty much as mainstream as it gets […]
How do you sell a bank to a generation that hates banks?
In my work as a writer, I do a fair bit of transcribing interviews. I do it manually, playing and rewinding like it’s the 90s. What I have found, when listening back and transcribing an interview, is the fascinating phenomenon of being able to really listen to the conversation again. […]