All posts tagged Hagen Engler

Racing to my doom with no ID

My day starts 13 minutes after my plane takes off. Sadly I’m in bed when that happens, and SA 603 is taxiing into position on runway 14 at OR Tambo. Oh my god! I’m late! I’m late! I missed my flight! I missed my flight! My god! But I set […]

The tip

It’s about two, which is always the watershed time of the evening. Zouk was never going to get super packed tonight, but it’s a nice comfortable kind of full. There’s room to dance, but enough interesting people to make the face-browsing fun. There’s French okes. There’s always French okes. These […]

I should be DJing tonight

I should be DJing tonight at Taboo or Zanzibar, or Latinova, or Moloko or wherever the kids of today are jolling. I should be being flown all over the country by promoters and so I can play at dodgy events and then spend the night on their couches… I should […]

The tip

It’s about two, which is always the watershed time of the evening. Zouk was never going to get super packed tonight, but it’s a nice comfortable kind of full. There’s room to dance, but enough interesting people to make the face-browsing fun. There’s French okes. There’s always French okes. These […]

Using a bit of that SAPS shine to get famous

For a bunch of goefballs like us, the stars couldn’t have aligned any better. We were a band with a full-on stoner image, largely because we were full-on stoners. We were the Jedi Rollers, which was a play on the name of old bands like Rolling Stones and Bay City […]

Smoke cigarettes, play golf, don’t be fazed

Mike isn‚t usually fazed. He‚s a chaperone in the movie industry, so he‚s used to celebrities. But Nic Cage and Colin Farrell are bigger than usual. These okes are, like, A-list. So Mike can‚t help it. He gets starstruck. He checks these okes on set every day, and he wants […]

Fun power: Me and dad gaming into the future

During the Seventies and Eighties, there was an upmarket shopping centre on Main Street called the Constantia Centre. It was where Pier 14 is now. In my mind it will always be distinguished by being the location of the first set of escalators I ever saw, and for a spectacular […]

Are you here as a person or as an observer?

“How much you pay for me?” she wants to know. And she’s not just asking it to be provocative, or to get a reaction, or just for something to say. She really wants to know, how much would you pay for me? How much would you be prepared to pay […]