Author: Alice Green

A green cow, part of a heard of plastic / latex cows, spread between Nelspruit, Sabie and Cape Town. My owner adopted me when I only could speak Chinese, now I'm fluent in Afrikaans, English second language and cow.

Die Innibos Nasionale Kunstefees in Mbombela (aka Nelspruit), was weer ‘n reuse sukses ten spyte van hoër inflasie, stygende petrol pryse en net die koste van die gewone lewe. Hier is my resensie van Innibos 2018 Ek is weer deur die stof, hitte en koue om van die bestes op die verhoë te gekyk het.  Hierdie jaar was daar nie ‘n Woensdag rock stage soos in die verlede nie. Dit was omdat “daar is nie ‘n budget gewees nie”. So, die Huisgenoot konsert op die Standard Bank hoof verhoog het dit maar gedoen. Kom ek sê net dat wyn baie…

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Hearing 20,000 fans singing “All over you, all over me, the sun, the sea, the sky” along with Live gave me gooseflesh. I will never forget this for the rest of my days. I was watching one my favourite bands (one of the five that got me hooked to rock music way back in 1996). Yes, I jumped on the bandwagon a bit late, but forgive me: teenagers are wired creatures. The level of excitement could be felt in the basement parking of Times Square and the new Menlyn Maine in Pretoria. This was new to me as I grew up…

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Blue Moon is a legendary name that is whispered among many people still. Musicians screamed over their microphones and the mountains are as glorious as they have always been. Blue Moon is considered one of the best live music venues in South Africa and musicians and music fans will definitely agree with me. Set on a mountain side with amphitheater style set up between granite rocks, it is as beautiful at day as it is at night. Blue Moon is located about 10 kilometres outside of Nelsparta (Mbombela for the okes who do care about politics). You drive to the…

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Dullstroom is ‘n piep klein dorpie tussen Lydenburg en Belfast met Tonteldoos as ‘n buurman. Dis in die hart van die grasvelde van Mpumalanga waar jy gaan forrel vang, roof voëls kan sien en lekker rustig wees. Maar nie as jy by die eerste Lekkerland Carnival was nie! Dis was ‘n magnificent ontploffing van mense en musiek… Ek het saam met my mense die kort pad vanaf Nelsparta aangedurf Dullies toe (dis wat ons locals dit noem). Gelukkig is al die potholes reggemaak (al kan mense nie dieselfde se van Lydenburg nie) en ons het ‘n lekker cruise gehad. Ons…

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Have you ever seen Hoot ‘n Anny live? Maybe as you stumbled past the stage at a festival and your ears may  have caught a bit of their performance or maybe you sat right in front the stage, completely mesmerized by their uniqueness. A week or so ago, Hoot ‘n Anny (Franco & Alouise Jamneck and Peter Toussaint) had their first solo show in the Lowveld. This cow of course was a part of the action, because I simply could not miss out on this. Hoot ‘n Anny is certainly a band you just need to watch. I’ve seen them at festivals like STRAB and…

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Humans can be assholes, I’m a green cow and I can tell you that humans can be assholes to fellow humans and animals. Not that I’m any better, I eat hamburgers, drink Fokof Lager and eat all the grass I can, but what I’ve seen more and more is people being bullies. You think you are so superior, so let the legend Jonathan Davis tell you as well – we will not be let down by your ego. Freaks do it best. More and more people are complaining that their bosses are picking on them. 50% of the time it might just be a complaint, a…

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Imagine you could go back to your old childhood home and it’s exactly the way it was before. The same paint colour, the same cracks in the floor, the same smells. Now imagine you have one of the biggest parties there with some of your best friends. This how I can describe Woodcrock 11 to anyone and everyone. Woodcrock 11 is Conrad Jamneck’s birthday party. You might know him from STRAB festival or Up The Creek. You can’t miss him, he is the guy with the painted van and he is the lead singer of The Fake Leather Blues Band. This…

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That “Two trailer park girls go round the outside, round the outside” song has been stuck in my head since watching the new anti-hero film, Suicide Squad. The song featured in the film, with one kief scene to go with it. Before you start rolling your eyes at me, you should really watch this movie in 3D (if you can). Based on the anti-hero DC comic of the same name, the screenplay was written and directed by David Ayer (Training Day, Harsh Times, Street Kings). The cast is quite an impressive one with Will Smith (Deadshot), Jared Leto (The Joker),…

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Nelsparta is not the small town everyone tends to think it is. It’s also not as hot as one would think it would be in winter. The 13th annual Innibos NasionaleKunstefees happened in this “small town” over the weekend and left everyone in awe with it’s power and if you think that Innibos is just an Afrikaans festival filled with two toned shirts and boere poppies you need to wipe the dust out of your eyes. It’s hard not to go into detail for the 4 days festival (make it 3 for us due to flu in the sables) because there is so much…

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I almost want to humm Eninem’s song “Guess Who’s Back” since it’s been six months since my last article on Running Wolf’s Rant, but I’m happy to report that my sexy green cow butt managed to make it to the STRAB festival in Mozambique. Despite having the whole of Jozini striking over water shortages and driving an extra hour we did not mind the road via Hluhluwe. It’s such a beautiful and unseen part of South Africa and my humans were so excited that they forgot about the road trip food. We also forgot a few CD’s and only had The Black…

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It’s been while for both myself and Alice Kinsley to return. Watching a movie at your local movie house is just exciting actually. I can’t afford the expensive TV screens, surround sound and 3D screen but what I can afford is a movie ticket of R40 to watch Alice Through The Looking Glass. The cast of the first Alice movie return for this one with Mia Wasikowska playing Alice Kinsley. Alice is following in her father’s footsteps and is now the captain of “The Wonder”. She returns to London to find her mother has sold her shares in the company…

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They say good things take a while to mature… or is that wine? I couldn’t remember but this cow does certainly still have the memories of Rock of the Bushveld fresh in her membrane. Rock of the Bushveld (in case you missed the previous article) was a one day gig that took place at a beautiful venue named Kwanyoni Lodge (which is located about 14 km from Nelspruit). It was the first time I was at the lodge and the green grass alone made me hungry for the day. The winter was almost just-just over (even though I’m sure the…

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