Karoo Roads to Richmond

So I spent the weekend down Richmond way, Northern Cape for the Boekbedonnered Festival. My first time there. I get the feeling it won’t be my last! Firstly, Richmond is a tiny, No-whereville town! It is basically two main streets and a small smattering of buildings....

Tracking The Novel History

Hey hey! Its Friday and that must mean another chapter in the novel is complete and YES, it does! I am well into part two of the book, which means that it won’t be too long before I am half-way through the first draft of this monster. I am very pleased with myself. I...

Go Large On The Lawn!

Pray for a lovely summer day in Johannesburg because this Saturday is the 2nd edition of the city’s latest outdoor one day music festival! Large On The Lawn, or LOTL as it has become known is a very laid back event accessible for fans, families, kids and more that...

White Spoek, Black Spoek, Punk Spoek

Have you seen this video by Spoek Mathambo?  It’s a brilliant reworking of an English punk classic. Joy Division’s She’s Lost Control. Watching this video made me wonder all over again why punk rock has never caught on among township youth. And I mean conceptually....

Back To Imaginary Joburg

The last two weeks have seen a good, sustained amount of work taking place on the novel, which is really awesome. I am still not quite putting out the weekly word count that I would ideally like, but I am getting there. Am now deep into the 2nd part of the book. When...