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Battle for Iron Maiden: The Jasper Dan Dispute

11 May

The last few days, the South African metal & rock community has been up in arms about… a silly battle of the bands.

The only problem is, that this battle was not really that silly. At least not the purpose of it. The winner will open for Iron Maiden when they play in South Africa. Now, in principle, I would be all for a properly organised vote-for-the-opening-act type of thing. In this case however, it took the form of a pub-idols style battle of the bands.

Now, without going into any of the opinions, not even mine, I would just like to share with you the bands who were in the final. So you can form your OWN opinion.

New Born Fire


De Wallen





The Slashdogs



Man as Machine


And ladies and gents, the winners of the night, the best rock/metal band in SA to represent South African music lovers on stage at the Iron Maiden concert… Congratulations on winning this much sought after opportunity:

Jasper Dan

[[EDIT: The above video went private a day after this post was made. I assume something might be wrong with YouTube… Below is another video I could find]]


Now, a special message to everyone dissing the winners:
Come on guys, seriously now. Let’s not get a band down. That’s not rock and roll, baby.

I have never had the opportunity to see them live, and I have only heard of them now for the very, first, time. So for all I know, they are really nice guys, hard-working, upcoming musicians.  So let’s play nice.

I said in the beginning that I will not share my opinions, so I will rather ask you to share yours.



Van Coke Kartel – Here Man

9 Dec

Daar is ‘n nuwe Van Coke Kartel music video uit, en hy is lekker.

Van Coke Kartel - Here ManDie song self is catchy, met ‘n polsende antemiese gevoel (ja, dis die beste vertaling wat ek kon pleeg vir thumping anthemic vibe). Die video herinner tot ‘n mate aan jarre terug se HiKaToRi animations (almal saam: MELK… MAN! Sêmywaarheenjywilgaan MELK MAN!) maar in ‘n sterk ander styl gedoen. Meer as net funky prentjies, vertel die video ‘n storie, en dis iets wat in baie van die music videos wat deesdae uitkom, erg mis.

Jy mag dalk ‘n streak in die animation sien wat bekend lyk, veral as jy Jack Parow se onlangse video vir Fok Fokkity Fok gesien het. Dis waarskynlik omdat die super talented Keegan Thornhill op beide projekte gewerk het.

Wel, ek love dit. Wat dink jy van die video?

As bonus, hier is Jack Parow se nuutse sommer ook:

Drop ‘n comment, en deel sommer die storie met jou maatjies terwyl jy hier is. Hulle sal jou meer like, en dus meer shots vir jou koop as jul uitgaan.

Does Jack Parow have an ulterior motive?

25 Aug

Jack Parow - NagVanDieLangPetteJack Parow launched a new video today. 
No swearing, no booze, no killing of any pop stars… and it’s got quite an Afro feel to it.

In fact, it’s a happy tune dedicated to the working class heroes of society.
It features everyday people, like you and me. Not just wanksters from the fake flats or high profile bling people from PRETentiousville. Just normal, average South Africans.

Now, this might prompt certain sceptics to ask whether Parow has gone soft. Maybe he has some hidden ploy to make the common man his fan. In fact, is he trying to fake something different just to infiltrate a new market and make more money by associating with a wider audience?

I have had the privilege of meeting up with Mr Parow and chatting to him on different occasions in different circumstances. From the more formal introductions when I MC’d a show where he was headlining, to backstage chatter at smaller shows and the occasional kakpraat at a party.
Based on this, I can personally refute any of such possible accusations. 

Sure, catering for a wider spectrum of potential fans is a great business move, and I respect that. Fact is, the Jack Parow I see in this video is closer to the real life Jack than most of his other videos. In my eyes, he has always been the perpetual common man. As an entertainer hard working and innovative. As a person, just plain nice. The type of guy you could easily chat to a braai or chat to about mundane things like rugby.

Jack Parow has been the focus of much controversy and targeted media criticism. In this case, for any potential fault-seekers, I can simply say this: Grow up, and appreciate a lekker tune by a lekker dude.

In case you have not yet experienced it, here’s the video for Jack Parow – ODE TO YOU ft Nonku. Also, do yourself a favour a watch the videos preceding this one, where you see some of the behind the scenes action.

What do you think? Am I completely nuts or do you echo my opinions?
Do comment, do share, don’t wear crocs.

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