Meet Iain Thomas, the 36-year-old South African poet who is famous all over the world except in SA

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A quickie with Diesel Whores

2007-06-27 12:26
On how the band handle disagreements...
Rock, Paper, Scissors. Best out of three wins, unless it’s the drummer, in which case we carry on until someone else wins.

On love...
I truly believe that there is someone special out there for me. In each different city that we play in.

On living the rock and roll / music lifestyle...
As you get older it gets much harder to live up to the rock and roll lifestyle thing. At the moment our definition of the rock lifestyle is reading the Sunday paper while lying on the couch and listening to Motorhead.

On the SA music scene...
There are some truly great bands and a whole lot of really crap ones. The biggest problem is the lack of decent live music venues.

On actually selling CDs... what's the best way?
At your gigs. Its also cool to actually meet and talk to the people who buy your music.

The stupidist thing you've done...
Organised a gig called Fokkikoppi to protest not being selected to play Oppikippi in 2001. We truly sucked at the time and did not deserve to play and managed to piss off the organisers of the greatest festival in this country.

The worst gig you've played...
Zanzibar in Pretoria with Jim Neversink. The bands outnumbered the audience 2:1.

Humanity is... (complete the sentence please)
Humanity is best expressed through the ideology of Ubuntu: I am because we are.

Your favourite song in your own set
Bad, bad thing. It brings out the freaks and leads to interesting bar conversations after the gig.

If you weren’t answering these questions, what would you be doing?
Building, an online Television Station that I am launching later this year.

If you weren't musicians, what would you be?
A Circus Ringmaster

Your favourite fairground ride? Why?
The Wall of Death, or the Bearded Lady. I cannot choose between the two.

Diesel Whores give us a rundown of their rock 'n roll lifestyle. Or Rock Paper Scissors lifestyle perhaps?

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