I was lucky enough to spend the whole day on Sunday, celebrating my beautiful wife’s birthday. The last part of the day was watching FVC at the Atterbury theatre and I was truly blown away by the ex-frontman’s maturity in front of a very civilised crowd. My first exposure to Fokofpolisiekar was seeing a sticker above a door in a koshuis in Stellenbosch in the early 2000s. I heard there was a band by that name, but I hadn’t heard anything by them and I…Continue Reading “The evolution of Francois van Coke”

I posed a question to my Facebook friends yesterday, what is the best rock n roll riff of all time? I got some great answers, but they were all wrong. My Facebook friends have some excellent taste in music. Some of their answers were: Black dog – Led Zeppelin Knights of Cydonia – Muse Sultans of swing – Dire Straits Freebird – Skynyrd You shook me all night long – ACDC Yankee Rose – David Lee Roth American Anthem – Hendrix Layla – Clapton When…Continue Reading “The best rock ‘n roll riff (and possibly the most influential)”

I always say that Bruce Springsteen would sing the soundtrack to my life. Somehow, the New Jersey rock legend speaks to part of my soul that very few things can. Today marks the fortieth anniversary of the album, Born to Run. He was just 25 when it was released, how crazy is that! The songs on the album include Side one       “Thunder Road” “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out” “Night” “Backstreets” Side two         “Born to Run” “She’s the One” “Meeting Across the River” “Jungleland” “So you’re scared and…Continue Reading “Born to Run turns fourty”

Here are my favourite covers from alternative singers (maybe not Ed Sheeran and Passenger). Let me know your thoughts. Johnny Cash – Hurt Many tend to think that this is a Johnny Cash original, but was actually written by Trent Reznor from NIN. Despite it being a cover, it really sounds like it was written for the man in black. I remember the first time I saw the video, I was fixated on the screen for the four odd minutes that it lasted. 2. Matt…Continue Reading “10 covers that you should listen to…now”