Another legends passes

As a wannabe rockstar I often stood and gazed at a Gibson Les Paul guitar, imagining how it might magically make my playing sound better. This from the Daily Mail (August 14th): “Guitarist and instrument innovator Les Paul has died at the…

The Cure

I’m sure no one will believe me, but I put together this mail about 5 years ago while working at Axiz. The “newspaper article” is an old joke, but I added “The cure”, and now finally it’s come back full…

Save our wine

From IOL: “The government has given researchers the nod to grow genetically modified (GM) grapevines in field trials at Stellenbosch University. The researchers are developing a grapevine that will be genetically modified to resist fungal disease. If successful, the vine…

Dirty art

“When Scott Wade’s car gets covered in dirt, he doesn’t just write ‘clean me’ in the grime – he uses it to create an intricate masterpiece. In fact, dirty cars are the perfect canvas for his unusual art and he…

Swing by Swinburne

The past weekend I went to Swinburne, a small town about 15km past Harrismith towards Durban. As far as I can tell, it’s more like a large service station & bus stop with a handful of houses nearby than a…