When we last interviewed Koos Kombuis he'd settled in Suburbia's outer reaches, with his wife, kids, dog and chickens but he's not stuck in a rut.He'd recently published a new novel - Raka - Die Roman, which is for sale on Kalahari.net and in all good SA bookstores.He'd embraced new free publishing of blogging. Read regular updates and post messagesHe'd written a funny new song about Eskom and the power cuts called "Fokkol", which he played when we recorded the podcast interview. It was the top MP3 download on 24.com last year, and sold like crazy as a Mobile download too
He's come in a lifetime from Suicide to Suburbia via Niemandsland. Koos Kombuis's autobiography (it's short but informative) is a great online read. PREVIOUSLY on 24.comFirst interview with Koos Kombuis (2003) "There were English girls that were dumping their English boyfriends and trying to get an Afrikaans boyfriend. Ha ha. Probably a mistake." - - read the whole thing here.
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On Wednesday 24th January 2007 we interview him again and he'll be playing a new song for us, which will be available for free download on 24.com and via his blog. The interview will be available in video and audio. Here's your chance to ask Koos your own questions about the past, the future, South Africa and everything else. We'll put them to him when we do the interview and you can listen to the answers he gives you.
Koos Kombuis first became famous in the 1980s, when his anti-Apartheid lyrics and rock 'n roll lifestyle made headlines and landed him in some hot water with "the authorities". He also inspired a generation of English and Afrikaans rebels, and changed many people's one dimensional view of Afikaners.
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