Texx (Tecla Ciolfi) is the creator and curator of music blog Texx and the City. She has been in and around the scene for a few years as an editor and journalist and promoter through her successful Tuesdays On Fire and Jozi On Fire events.
Texx is currently heading up the South African division of premier streaming service Deezer, and has her hands full as the labels, partnership and music editor of this service which is live in 182 countries globally. She is in the business of exposing the best of SA’s music scene to the rest of the world.
I recently had the privilege to interview Texx (for a second time on Running Wolf’s Rant), check out what she had to say about Oppikoppi (which is less than 10 days away):
Complete this sentence: “Oppikoppi is one of my favorite festivals because ____________”
“…no matter how drunk I get there’s always someone making worse life choices than I am.”
Which artists / bands are you most looking forward to see at Oppikoppi 2013 Bewilderbeast and why?
Yellowcard – because I’ve recently become obsessed with their pop punk discography.
Beatenberg – because they’re one of the best bands in the country.
Gangs of Ballet – because they’re Koppi virgins and it’s always fun to watch bands pop their Koppi cherry.
Mango Groove – because, well, there are very few songs that can make me break it down like ‘Special Star’ can.
What is the funniest thing that you’ve seen / experienced at an Oppikoppi festival?
Oh the sights one sees at the top bar, like Jean Jordaan channelling Michael Jackson or members of Die Heuwels Fantasties swinging from random branches. Oh and real-life Locnville groupies, I was always convinced they were an urban legend.
Is there anything that you’d like to attempt at this year’s festival that you haven’t done before?
This year I’ve decided that I’m going to venture into Mordor. Just because. Who’s with me? *crickets*
If Oppikoppi had a superhero what would you call him / her and why?
Wonder Wet Wipe Woman. For anyone who’s ever been to Koppi the reason is pretty self-explanatory.
If you could give Capetownian Oppikoppi virgins a few pieces of advice ahead of the festival, what would that be?
Yes, it does get that cold.
No, you can never have too many wet wipes.
What happens at the Top Bar does NOT stay at the Top Bar.
And lastly, I’ll reiterate what Gareth Wilson said in his interview with you earlier today: DON’T BE A POES.
There you have it, some wise words from Texx. I would like to take this opportunity to thank her out of the bottom of my heart for responding to my interview questions so quickly. Make sure that you check out the previous interview I did with her on this blog a few years ago.
If you’re a fan of SA music and you’re on Twitter and you’re not following Texx yet, there must be something wrong with you, make sure that you follow her via @texxonfire.
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