The Oppidan press sat down with GOODLUCK before their performance in Grahamstown, and asked them a few questions about recording their sophomore album Creatures of the Night.
MICHAEL REINDERS: “Players like him are born once in a lifetime.” This is how former Indian cricketer and national coach Anshuman Gaekwad describes Sachin Tendulkar. Tendulkar, who is known as “the little master”, has announced his retirement from international cricket after a 24-year-long career for India.
Tendulkar began his career as an international cricketer at the age of 16 in 1989. Since then, he has gone on to become one of the greatest batsmen, if not one of the greatest cricketers, of his generation, as Jonathan Agnew, English cricket broadcaster and former cricketer, has stated.
TEBOGO TSHWANE: Last Friday the Sci-Enza hosted the Bloodhound Supersonic Car (SSC) driving experience.
Attendees had the opportunity to drive a simulated version of the Bloodhound SSC. The simulator instrumentation was an accurate copy of the car. The only difference is that people do not experience the +2 times force of gravity when accelerating or -3 when decelerating.
DOMINIC SKELTON: Ska-punk legends Fuzigish are back with Crazy Friends, a punchy broad album that delivers an array of explosive yet refined tracks.
The album has 16 songs, only one of which is longer than three minutes. This allows Fuzigish to offer a diverse collection of different subgenres, themes and emotions throughout the album.
DOMINIC SKELTON AND MELINA MELETAKOS: Tuks FM is under the direction of new station manager Dewald Noel van Niekerk, a move made by the radio station in an effort to transform its contractual mandate and stamp its authority as a community station.
“My immediate vision for the station is, number one, to make it sustainable. Not to depend on anyone else to bail us out if we don’t make money,” says Van Niekerk. “Number two is to be profitable. We serve our community not only with entertainment, we serve our community with monetary ways.”
LIZL LOMBAARD: Van Coke Kartel sat down with Perdeby to chat about their new album Bloed, Sweet & Trane . Here they talk about why they recorded the album live, their brutally honest lyrics and how they see Van Coke Kartel evolving.
JOHAN SAAYMAN: Using music’s healing abilities still seems like an obscure alternative to therapy for many people despite music being as old as it is diverse. Music therapy is a growing form of treatment in South Africa, though many are unaware of it.
Some of the main reasons why music therapy isn’t considered a valid form of treatment is because the majority of people don’t know what it is and how it works. According to a definition by the American Music Therapy Association, music therapy is “the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional”.
David Mann: The Rhodes Drama Department’s annual Theatre In Motion event was cancelled tonight due to heavy rains flooding the main theatre and damaging electrical equipment.
According to Theatre Administrator Robert Haxton, the consistent heavy rains throughout the afternoon and early evening caused water to enter the main theatre.
Taahir Ahmed, currently a first year medicine student at Shandong University in China, was initially accepted into Rhodes and intended to study a BSc in Computer Science which was his second choice as he had found studying medicine in South Africa to be a lost cause. A few weeks before registration, he was told of a university in China that offered medicine in English and jumped at the opportunity.
By Julia Fish Natalie Ross is a difficult woman to catch up with. This is not surprising for us mere mortals, trying to keep up with the pace of a duathlon gold medallist .
Ross’s petite form and chiselled legs show a body built for competition. Ross triumphed over more than 100 athletes from 24 different countries to take gold in the World Duathlon Championships in Ottawa earlier this year. The course consisted a 5km lap first run, a 20km bike race, and a 2.5 km second run which athletes were required to complete twice. Ross did this over five minutes faster than her closest competitor.