‘Industrial-drum-‘n-bass-meets-foot-stomping-dance-and-craziness’ but it’s actually known as Stomp. This phenomenal international act features a wicked troupe of multi-talented performing artists who exude high-octane energy from every pore. Using the most mundane and unusual instruments they literally ‘stomp’ out a sound and dance routine guaranteed to keep you enthralled long after the final curtain call; playing cards and die, brooms and garbage cans, tea boxes, 25-gallon drums and, yes, even the kitchen sink. It’s incredible.
‘No work for lazy man’ is Rian Manser’s personal brand. He’s the solo adventurer who circumnavigated Africa on a bicycle to raise awareness of how dire the living standard of this continent is. ‘Every day, millions of people get up and make the most of even the harshest situation. Those sitting on their butts, only complaining, get nothing. Results come from action’ he says. And I agree.
Ever since we were 2 bricks and a plank high, Tess and I were introduced to and involved in volunteering for a host of charity organisations. Mom had us doing everything from stuffing envelopes for the deaf to training handicapped kids for their inter-orphanage mini-olympics. We served tea at old age homes, rattled tins at malls for Catholic welfare, made sandwiches for soup kitchens, the list is endless. They were all amazing experiences which probably require a blog of their own (one day). But the point I’m trying to make is that there are countless organisations which offer assistance to anyone in need. There is therefore no need to beg on the streets.
Today, I take my hat off to all the ikeys who spend their time and effort sustaining Shawco. Thanks for the laughs from your Sax Appeal magazine – and here’s to the delightfully eager young entrepreneur who put a smile on my face at 7 this morning. Well worth R20, don’t you think?