Punk Rock And Beer And Not Getting Married

How the hell did I end up here? I really am not too sure. In fact I have been spending increasing amounts of time trying to figure it out. I mean, I never wanted to get married before I was thirty… but 42?!??!?!?!? Yeah, I guess this is another part of ‘the...

Just How Did I Get Here?

When I left school, I had only been playing music for 2 years. To me at least, it does seem odd therefore that 7 years later I was running a business managing artists all on my own. So how did that happen? Like a lot of what happened in the early years of adulthood...

Music Saved My Life

My good friend Bill Botes has this post title tattooed on himself, and it’s a thought I have entertained once or twice myself. Because in so many way’s it is true. I often describe music as a time machine: this uncanny device that through the action of mere...

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....