Monthly Archives: June 2014

Clip Show #1

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This episode features some of the highlights of Season One of Tune Me What? As we approach our 50th show, you’re bound to enjoy hearing how we’ve developed! Remember, the old episodes are still available in full on iTunes and at right here at tunemewhat.com.

In this clip show, we revisit:

  • Asylum Kids
  • Baxtop
  • Bayside Blues Band
  • David Kramer
  • James Phillips & The Cherry Faced Lurchers
  • Koos Kombuis
  • Letta Mbulu
  • Nakhane Toure
  • Nick Moyake
  • Spoek Mathambo
  • Spokes Mashiyane
  • West Nkosi

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S02E16 – The Mind Bending Show

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This is a very serious episode of Tune Me What?. We stumbled upon this sensational exposé on News24.com of what is happening to the South African Music industry. We weren’t entirely clear what the specifics were – we guess we may be victims of this “technology” ourselves – but apparently mind-control and Kurt Darren are involved in this conspiracy. As South African music lovers we felt it was our duty to give this shocking report a wider audience and to do our best to present evidence of the unquestionable grooviness of SA Music.

We therefore present 12 exhibits of audio evidence chosen at random, including:

  • Anchors Up
  • Dog Detachment
  • Galore
  • Jabula
  • Jazz Dazzlers
  • Kippie Moeketsi & The Marabi Kings
  • Lucy Kruger
  • Mabi Gabriel Thobejane
  • MarkAlex
  • Sugardrive
  • Tribe After Tribe

And featuring Intergalactic Commander Kurt Darren

Further research has also uncovered “sensational” evidence that Kurt Darren may be a vessel for space aliens at the highest levels. Here is the visual evidence:

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Please, if you have any further information about this conspiracy, contact us urgently!

IMPORTANT UPDATE:

kurtdarrenAn eagle-eyed and ever-vigilant listener sent in this photo of yet another mind evacuation stopping ‘Kurt Darren’ in his tracks. Experts agree that in this instance the alien overlords slipped up and when his mind returned ‘Kurt Darren’ had been switched with a backup alien avatar ‘Pete Burns’ 4900 nautical miles away. Astonished friends say the former Dead or Alive singer inexplicably started speaking in Afrikaans and demanding to know “the score” while performing at the entrance to Platform 3 northbound at London’s famous Piccadilly tube station. Meanwhile, back in South Africa, ‘Kurt Darren’ began singing “You Spin Me Right Round’ for startled rugby fans. However, since he did this in Xhosa, most assumed this was simply another pop star mangling the National Anthem and the incident passed largely unnoticed.

Please, if you spot any suspicious photos revealing ‘Kurt Darren’ entering a fugue state, submit the evidence to us. It is imperative this mind-control conspiracy is investigated thoroughly.

Our Gigs, Gossip & Grooves dates have now moved to the “Events” tab on the main menu. Check it out for South African artists playing and other events in your city.

You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TuneMeWhat

We really appreciate your feedback. We’re always open to suggestions and even requests! If you’re a South African musician living or touring internationally, do let us know about your concerts, album releases or tours – we’d love to give you a punt on the show. Our email address is yesno@tunemewhat.com

But most importantly, if you enjoy the show, tell your friends about Tune Me What?!

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S02E15 – Two for the Price of One

Collaborations between South African artists have produced some wonderful music. This episode of Tune Me What? celebrates the music that flows from the partnership of one great artist with another.

In the show, we feature the music of:

  • Cindy Alter & Stewart Irving
  • Darius Brubeck & Deepak Ram
  • Johnny Clegg & Danny K
  • Koos Kombuis & Valiant Swart
  • Madala Kunene & Max Lasser
  • Miriam Makeba & Harry Belafonte
  • PJ Powers & Jabu Tsambo
  • Syd Kitchen & Madala Kunene
  • Tony Cox & Steve Newman
  • Vusi Mahlasela & Louis Mhlanga

Our Gigs, Gossip & Grooves dates have now moved to the “Events” tab on the main menu. Check it out for South African artists playing and other events in your city.

You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TuneMeWhat

We really appreciate your feedback. We’re always open to suggestions and even requests! If you’re a South African musician living or touring internationally, do let us know about your concerts, album releases or tours – we’d love to give you a punt on the show. Our email address is yesno@tunemewhat.com

But most importantly, if you enjoy the show, tell your friends about Tune Me What?!

If you’d like to advertise on the show, drop us a line at adverts@tunemewhat.com

S02E14 – Bands Reunited!

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In this episodes of Tune Me What? Leon & Brett spin their customary collection of cool tunes from South Africa, but also celebrate the fact that three of their favourite bands have reunited and are rocking again!

In the show, we feature the music of:

  • Anti Retro Vinyls
  • Boyoyo Boys
  • Danny De Wet And The Lowveld Garage Band
  • Errol Dyers
  • Evoid
  • Miriam Makeba
  • Otis Waygood Blues Band
  • Squeal
  • Third Ear Experience
  • Urban Creep
  • Vusi Mahlasela

Our Gigs, Gossip & Grooves dates have now moved to the “Events” tab on the main menu. Check it out for South African artists playing and other events in your city.

You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TuneMeWhat

We really appreciate your feedback. We’re always open to suggestions and even requests! If you’re a South African musician living or touring internationally, do let us know about your concerts, album releases or tours – we’d love to give you a punt on the show. Our email address is yesno@tunemewhat.com

But most importantly, if you enjoy the show, tell your friends about Tune Me What?!

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Koos Kombuis analysed by Cambridge University

According to the BBC, South African musician, songwriter and poet Koos Kombuis is having one of his works included as part of a literature exam for students at Cambridge University in the UK.

How do they get past the fact that Kombuis writes in Afrikaans, you may be asking yourself.  Easy, the poem in question has no words. He called the work “Tipp-Ex Sonate”.

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According to Mark Ford, a poet and professor of English Language and Literature at University College London, there is little point trying to decipher the text. He advises:

“I don’t think you could write an interesting long answer about the text. The pattern is not particularly complicated and there are only a handful of characters. A better strategy would be to put Tipp-Ex Sonate in a wider aesthetic context. Students could discuss the avant-garde tradition of anti-art,widely associated with the dada movement, which saw defacing or destroying artworks as a form of iconoclasm.”

Perhaps if Cambridge could arrange to have a jug of Tassies to hand, ‘Professor’ Kombuis would host a seminar to explain the work himself.