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Jason vs Jason: The post I really hate writing

7 Apr
Jason Oosthuizen (photo by Gillian Coetzee)

Jason Oosthuizen (photo by Gillian Coetzee)

I did not want to write this post, or any other post of this nature. Ever.

You see, this touches on a subject that delves into speculation. It is bound to be subjective no matter how hard one tries to be objective. And, most of all, I find posts like these akin to gossip tabloids (eeew). I mean, what’s next? Do I have to start writing about what who wore, and who broke up with who? *pukes*
But, over the recent long weekend, so many silly people asked me for my opinion, that I decided to formulate one, so here it is:

Jason (Hinch) vs Jason (Oosthuizen)

Hinch is out of The Black Cat Bones, and Oosthuizen (ex-Van Coke Kartel) is in.

I find the Black Cat Bones to be one of my favourite bands, locally and internationally. I love their music, love the band and generally love the type of people that appreciate their music.
The fact that they now have a new drummer, is rather inconsequential. Did Hinch play an important part in the band? YES! Did he play a pivotal part? Sadly, no. Is he a great drummer? Nope, he is a BRILLIANT drummer.

Jason Hinch (Photo by Henry Engelbrecht)

Jason Hinch (Photo by Henry Engelbrecht)

I believe that the Bones’ sound did benefit from having Hinch there, just as it will benefit from having Oosthuizen in the mix. It’s not like they will suddenly start sounding like Van Coke Kartel.

I actually only have the following messages for these people (and if they read this, awesome):

  • Jason Hinch: You are a trooper. A brilliant drummer. Do not let this minor setback get you down. I believe you have it in you to become one of the most respected drummers SA has ever had!
  • Jason Oosthuizen: Welcome to The Bones. I look forward to rocking out with you at many gigs to come (just need to convert you to Jose Cuervonism)
  • Black Cat Bones: Guys, thank you for the music. Coz that’s all that matters.
  • The one doos that tried to get me to hate BCB now coz of the change: You sir, are a prat, and nothing better than a fickle pop fan. Please FOAD.
  • To everyone else: Let’s just love the music, and let the band take care of the business.

In the end, if the super hot girl/guy you like decide to paint her/his house a colour you hate, will this make that person less sexy? I doubt it. So the same here.

Now I honestly don’t know why you are still reading this, rather go listen to some music or have a tequila.


Black Cat Bones


Black Cat Bones – At last getting what they deserve

3 Apr

The Black Cat Bones has to be one of the most underrated bands in south Africa.

That is what I have been saying for quite a few years now. Luckily, all that has changed. At the recent MK Awards, Black Cat Bones took, what is in my opinion the only award that REALLY counts, the Best Live Act award.
Ending off the awards ceremony with an epic live set, the Black Cat Bones proved yet again that they do indeed deserve to be crowned with this honour.

If you have not yet heard of the band, here’s the nitty gritty:

Black Cat Bones @ Ramfest 2013Black Cat Bones is a Blues-Rock band based in Pretoria, South Africa. They consist four super dedicated and talented band members, namely Andre Kriel (Guitar), Kobus de Kock jr (Vocals), Chris van der Walt (Bass) and Jason Hinch (Drums)

In their own words, they are “Modern day storytellers, representing life through music in its most honest form. Their collective influences fused together in an audio diary made up of traditional, as well as modern blues, rock, folk, and country-inspired music. Paying tribute to the founders of these classic genres while maintaining a modernized presence.”

Black Cat Bones @ Ramfest 2013Watching, nay, experiencing a Black Cat Bones show is much like going on an epic roadtrip, except there’s never a long dull stretch of nothingness. Every show is like new opportunity for Kobus de Kock Jr to push the boundries of sanity. Whne he is not prancing around on stage like a man possessed, he’s swinging around on the rafters, all the while remmebering that it’s not just about the show, but about The Music. The rest of the band is by no means any more sane, and can each probably outperform most other entertainers in their field.

Check them out on

Trying to convey the sheer brilliance of Black Cat Bones through a video or mp3, is physically impossible. You will just have to make a plan to see them live. However, in the spirit of sharing, here’s a few videos that might give a you a taste of the Black Cat Bones Experience.


Here’s a fan-video made by Louise Pieterse


And here’s one of their older videos (with previous drummer and bassist)



a-to-z-letters-bThis post is part of my “A2Z Blogging Challenge”, where I have committed to creating one post per day, every day of April (except for Sundays), thematically according to the alphabet. For more info on this challenge, check out www.a-to-zchallenge.com

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