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I’m playing a show in PE for one night only!

  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  […]

Zambuck 2, live at the book launch

This is the unique folk-jazz-rock duo Zambuck 2, aka Joe van der Linden and Tim Hopwood, opening festivities at this week’s book launch for the novel In The Maid’s Room in Port Elizabeth. After this, there was an MC in drag, spoken-word free jazz, much wine, many book sales and […]

My latest collab!

My latest book project is 415 Action-Packed Neighbourhood Marketing Tips, where I was a ghost writer for South African marketing legend Basil O’Hagan. You will know Basil as the man behind the O’Hagan’s Pub & Grill chain, as well as the Brazen Head chain of Irish restaurants. Both of those esteemed franchises […]

Racist Rehab

This is an excerpt from my book Marrying Black Girls For Guys Who Aren’t Black (2013). It is my contention that we are all racists, here in South Africa. It is the national pastime. And it is worth understanding that you can certainly be a racist without realising it. While explicitly not wanting […]

Who’s painting Joburg pink?

What is going on here? In what is surely some kind of public art campaign, somebody is painting the Joburg inner city pink. It seems to be mostly abandoned buildings that are getting the pink treatment, and it seems to have something to do with this tumblr, Beware Of Colour… […]

Video: Sylvana’s legendary video!

I worked at FHM, but I didn’t often post stuff from there on my personal blog. I made an exception in the case of the lovely Sylvana Easton, though. Sylvana appeared from nowhere, sending us a couple of pics in 2009. We were blown away, and immediately organised to do a short […]

Blogathon!

On 26 June, I will be one of the judges at a Blogathon event put on by Elance and The Common Room. The event will largely be a test of your skills at writing for web, on topic and in an entertaining fashion. Here’s the deets… On June 26 Elance […]

The End – Quarta Past

Some experimental backpackin’ hip-hop beats from a Joburg artist named Quarta Past. This is The End. Pretty heavy social-comment lyrics on there about what it means to be a man, among other things. The apocalyptic, minimalist production is by Damian Wilde. “Describes the cycle of manlesshood” is what QP says […]