It was a hell of a game, so the Nation is in mourning at the stupendous loss by the Springboks against the Japanese on Saturday and blame is being cast around by one and all. Enough I say, it was the first game of the Rugby World Cup, other big teams have done the same against the so called minnows of the rugby world. Well done to Japan, they had done their homework. Coach Eddie Jones orchestrated his charges into a giant killing machine. The Japanese team played like world-beaters throughout the entire game totally stunning the Bokke. Earlier in the week in discussions about the Rugby World Cup I had said that we should not underestimate the Japanese with, in my estimation, Eddie Jones is one of the most underestimated coaches in World Rugby today. Once again congratulations to Eddie and his team. I do believe that the Japanese must be watched and will bring bigger surprises during the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Does this mean I’m no longer going to support our boy’s in the coming games HELL NO.
The Klutz in the Kitchen is still sulking and looking quite pissed off since the loss, he’s really taken it very badly, so I’ve banished him to the kitchen, again and told him to cook off his disappointment, don’t know what he’s going to come up with today, we’ll see later. Must say the Kramenaatjies he made over the weekend were very yummolicious. At lest he’s also got National Braai Day to preoccupy him too.
Yep, we’ve got National Braai (Barbeque) Day to look forward to on Thursday 24th September, which will sort out all thoughts of rugby doom and gloom, it’s only the start of the campaign.
The phrase ‘first-call trumpeter’ could have been invented for Noel Langley. He is a ubiquitous presence and sound in top-flight bands and ensembles (the list is simply vast) Until now, he has never led a group in a live concert in his own name. The first public performance of his composition “Edentide” at the Cockpit is therefore a big occasion. He explained the background to Sebastian Scotney:
Thanks to London Jazz News
Fred Wesley and the New JBs in SA for three city tour
After a sold-out performance in 2014, world-renowned American trombonist Fred Wesley, along with his band the New JBs, will return to South Africa.
Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg are in for a unique experience with one of the forefathers of funk who has been sampled by multitudes of artists including Janet Jackson and Nas.
Fred Wesley worked with James Brown from 1968-1975 as music director and trombonist. The primary composer for Brown’s backing band the JBs, Wesley contributed the unique elements that define and make up the enduring musical form that is funk. This respected composer, arranger, musicologist, author and educator is a veteran of the Count Basie Orchestra. His impressive list of musicians he has worked with includes heavyweights such as Ray Charles, Pancho Sanchez, Van Morrison, Usher and his close friends Pee Wee Ellis and Maceo Parker.
Fred Wesley and the New JBs’ South Africa tour is hosted by the Cape Town Jazz Orchestra, with the Nu Notes as the supporting band.
Event: Fred Wesley and the New JBs
Date: 21 November
Venue: Baxter Theatre Concert Hall
Date: 25 November
Venue: Sipho Gumede (Bat Hall) Bat Centre
Date: 26 November
Venue: The Orbit Jazz Club
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Baxter Theatre Centre, Cape Town Western Cape South Africa
Today is Pecan Cookie/Biscuit Day – In America they call then cookies while the rest of the world calls them biscuits, whatever one decides to call then they are yummolicious and it’s their day today. Celebrate the day, therefore it’s a good excuse to make a big batch today and share the bounty with all one is in contact with throughout the day.
Quick pecan biscuits
Cooking time: 25 min
125 g butter
250 ml self-raising flour
125 ml chopped pecan nuts, plus extra half pecan nuts to decorate
2 ml vanilla essence
50 ml icing sugar
Preheat oven to 160 ºC. Mix all the ingredients together. Shape into balls and place on a greased baking tray. Press down lightly with a fork, decorate with half pecan nuts and bake in the oven for 25 minutes.
Have fun in the kitchen, these can be done before heading to work any day.
It’s National Heritage/Braai (Barbeque) Day on Thursday 24th September. A national holiday in South Africa, so get the meat ready, make sure the wood is dry and all braai utensils are at the ready. Oh! Almost forgot make sure the beer is chilled and that there Pinotage enough in stock, it’s gonna be a good one.
Aai a braai in the summer aka – a braai without the br!
Abbraaiviation a very short braai
aBRAAIço I´m from Brasil! the word abraço is HUG in Portuguese! I love South Africa! A big HUG to you all!! So a ABRAAIço to you all!!! A united country is not only stronger but happier!
Abraaimowitz a Jewish braai
agOne of the most useful South African words. Pronounced “ach” like in the German “achtung”, it can be used to buy you time when having to reply to a tricky question, as in: “Ag, I don’t know.” Or a sense of resignation: “Ag OK, I’ll have some more mieliepap then.” It can stand alone too as a signal of irritation.
anti braai tendencies When the weather is bad i.e raining or extreme cold. This should not stop you from being counter-weatherlutionary and still having a braai.
Asskebab If somebody makes an ass of himself/herself at a braai you call them an Asskebab
Aweh various meanings and can be widely used to express something positive e.g. hello, yes, nice, good
Read the rest of the Braaiwords Dictionary at http://braai.com/braai-words/
Also check out the Braai4Heritage website at http://braai.com and http://www.igniteonline.co.za/c11/Braai4Heritage.aspx
More about the braai at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regional_variations_of_barbecue#South_Africa
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