by Eric Alan – Monday 20thAugust
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The musings, ranting’s and mutterings about some tittle-tattle, chit-chatter of this, that and the next thing and maybe some other interesting blather about the World of Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz and a few other things compiled by presenter, compiler, producer, reviewer, webitor, MC, All Jazz Radio Supremo and er, um, ah, ok then creative mastermind Eric Alan
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We are introducing a new page on the All Jazz Radio Website and would like your help with it. The page will be a weekly introduction to any Jazz, Blues, Latin or World Jazz musician from the global village randomly chosen by you, our listeners, please let us know whose biography you’d like to see featured, please send us your choice to us at Musician Of The Week with Musician of the Week in the subject line. Please note that only email suggestions will be accepted and that AJR peeps and will also be making their choices from time to time.
“People complain about the music industry, but this is a great time to be a musician.” – Walter Beasley
Many may be aware of my penchant for enjoying a good bottle of Pinotage with friends when sharing lunch, dinner and even at a braai from time to time, though, to my way of thinking I prefer good craft beer at braais or watching Formula 1, Rugby and Cricket. I also thought it a sound idea to share the results of the 22nd annual Absa Top 10 Pinotage competition which have just been announced, congratulations to the winners and they are as follows:
Allée Bleue Black Series Old Vine 2016
Beyerskloof Diesel 2015
Diemersdal Reserve 2017
Fairview Primo 2016
Flagstone Writer’s Block 2016
Kaapzicht Steytler 2015
Lyngrove Platinum 2016
Môreson The Widow Maker 2015
Rijk’s Reserve 2014
The museum class winner (for wines at least 10 years old):
Neethlingshof Lord Neethling 2003
Rijk’s Private Cellar 2008
I’d like to wish my Fellow Swiggers and Imbibers of the Squished Berries of the Vine Society a very Happy Tasting
This week In Conversation with ……. Eric Alan chatting with guests of interest on The Jazz Rendezvous Jazz, Blues, Latin, World Jazz and Cabaret, Music & Musicians, Entertainers, Artisanal Booze & Beer, Cocktails, Pinotage, Coffee, Grub & Stockvel Radio Show next week.
Please note that all of our interviews/chats take place from 3 to 4 pm Central African Time.
Tuesday 21 August – Singer, actor, producer, Cabaret, MC, Solo and Musical Entertainer oh! What the heck all round showman known as Mr Showbiz, Alvon Collison, who is now 77 this year, despite major health issues continues to bring joy to people of all ages by living to his creed, the show must go on. Alvon is a flamboyant and expressive person who loves life to the fullest and is known for his huge heart and generosity. He has been in show business for some 56 years and has done and fulfilled most of his dreams to date. Alvon and his partner of 26 years Faried Swartz will be joining me, live in the studio for a chat about life, loves, experiences what is currently being planed and what the coming years of good fortune may bring.
Wednesday 22 August– Steve Erlank will be paying us a visit to chat about his new venture Deep South Distillery that was established in September 2017 and is the most southerly craft distillery In Cape Town. The distillery specialises in making small batch, handcrafted spirits their main currently products being Gin, Rum and Vodka. How lucky are we’ll mean we’ll be doing a live on air tasting of the distillery’s products and Steve will also be mixing up some cocktails as well.
Thursday 23 August– We speak to Kevin Naidoo a partner in the premier jazz club, the Orbit in Jo’burg, who are facing some major challenges and we’ll discuss those and try to assist in finding some solutions to those challenges
Friday 24 August Vocalist, activist, bandleader Vicky Sampson, I remember seeing her years ago on the TV talent show Follow That Star and from the outset knew she was going to be a huge star, and to this day I still believe she should have won. However not winning did not deter herset her on the [ath to the success she has reached today. We’ll find out more about this very talented woman, what drives her and what she still aims to achieve.
Nogga (Another) Quote
“Instrumental music can spread the international language.” – Herb Alpert
Laugh of the week
Question– How many sax players does it take to change a light bulb?
Answer – Five. One to change the bulb and four to contemplate how David Sanborn would have done it.
Reasons to Celebrate – Monday August 20th, 2018
Today Lemonade, Bacon Lover’s and Chocolate Pecan Pie Day, damn what a day to make choices of which to highlight, huh! Sjoe, jinna, man ok blerry hell, I’m going with bacon so here are some fun facts about Bacon. `The meaty morsel is one of the oldest processed meats in history. You see the Chinese began salting pork bellies as early as 1500 B.C. More than half of all homes keep bacon on hand at all times. Pregnant women should eat bacon as it is said to contain Choline, which is found in bacon, helps foetal brain development.
As a baconmaniac I love this one because bacon is said to cure hangovers, don’t care where it’s true or not. Bacon has been said to be the duct tape of food world because you can wrap it around just about anything, and immediately all problems of the day solved.
Another food fact is that Harry Brearly of Thomas Firth & Sons discovered how to make ‘the steel that doesn’t rust’ by accident and was first cast in Sheffield, Englan on this day in 1913
Ok lets see what lemonade day is all about, because we’ve go some space available to do so.
Lemonade originated in the Mediterranean region in the 13th century, and the recipe eventually made its way to Europe. From here, it arrived in America. The beverage was made and sold as an everyday refreshment and as a tonic, used to treat colds and other ailments. In France, you could purchase a glass from street vendors known as “lemoadiers.”
To celebrate Lemonade Day, it is really quite simple make your own homemade lemonade which can be shared friends and family. Dissolve 2 cups of sugar in 1 cup of hot water. Then stir in 2 cups of freshly squeezed lemon juice and 4 Litres of cold water. Pour into glasses filled with ice and garnish with a lemon slice and a sprig of mint.
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