Odd moment... And musical musings... and stuff.

Yeah, I'm a fangrrrl. My netbook has a desktop background pic of the Green Man. I was showing one of my colleagues my book covers today when she saw the background pic...

Her words exactly: "Rasputin!"

I just sat there and went: "Eh?"

Well, I'll be damned. There's no way this 50+ Afrikaans woman would know have known Jack about this.

But other news, I finally saw Rammstein on Wednesday. They totally rocked Cape Town. Can now say I've ticked off one item on my list of "100 things to do before you die".

And... I may have tracked down a female metal drummer. I've been fiddling with writing basslines again and think it's time I start jamming again. I just pray the woman's still playing drums and she doesn't live too far north.

Which got me to the point where I wrote another guest column for one of our national papers and, if the piece appears, I give all my favourite bands an honourable mention, including pointing at APHND and Seventh Void being some of the schweet new acts I'm raving about.

Oh, and my interview with UK historical fiction author Giles Kristian was selected for Artslink.co.za: http://www.artlink.co.za/news_article.htm?contentID=26368 (which was also published in the entertainment section of a big paper up in Joburg).

That being said, if you know of anyone deserving an article, let me know. I can spread the word here in South Africa and it looks like I'm getting some good mileage and my network is growing rapidly.

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Comment by Nerine Dorman on February 14, 2011 at 2:39pm

I'm currently starting an all-girls' gothic metal act... Still busy sniffing 'round for a drummer but am spending a bit of time each day practicing. I figure I have a decade or so to have some fun on stage.

Comment by Constantin on February 14, 2011 at 9:32am

My, you are one busy bee as it seems. Congrats on your artical. Not bad for a grumpy author.


Come to think about it, this 100-things-to-do-before-you-fry is something I have to implement also (writes note to himself)


So you play bass ... hmm, any music style I might appreciate? ; )

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