Before I get into my deep thought for the week, I thought I should pause and say that this past weekend is cause for reflection. I remember blogging at the beginning of lockdown thinking about when musicians would be able to perform again and what it would look like. Continue reading Ramblings about priorities
Author Juan Montalvo puts it best: “There is nothing harder than the softness of indifference.”
Any local bands, artists or any working professionals plying their wares out there, can surely relate.Continue reading Musicians’ guide to dealing with audience apathy
The pop TV show South African Idols is without doubt the best way to gain exposure as a musician. In recent years, a couple of musicians and singers have cottoned on to the fact that you can milk the multi-million rand production to gain exposure par-nowhere else. Pixie Bennett exemplifies this, as she explained in our Web Buddies interview a few months ago.
I admire people who have the courage to go on Idols. And I was very encouraged to read my friend Erin Fourie’s Facebook status update on 14 February 2011: Continue reading Erin Fourie on Idols – pop culture revolutionary?
Famed as the front man of legendary South African rock export Tree63, John Ellis has performed around the world and decided that there’s just no place like home – Durban, South Africa! He’s come out fighting, in every sense of the word, on his debut solo album, and stirred up important discussion about SA politics and Christianity. But what we like the most about John is that he’s our KwaZulu-Natal homeboy who continues doing what he does best – thrilling audiences with cool tunes. Continue reading John Ellis – music, insight and advice from an honest rocker