Friday, November 28, 2008

ART – C FRIDAY
by Denisia Adams


Hello, thank G** it’s Fri-i-i-d-a-ay!! Yes Friday makes me feel good well my family held hostage in some foreign country like I don’t know say Mumbai maybe I’ll feel different, but it’s not. Now today in fact every Friday is Art – C Friday where it’s all about entertainment, arts and culture. However we still bring you the favourites which is also our daily features on the show which is the word of the day, the S.A Trivia Question, tips, did you knows , the Quote at the end of the show also we discuss or chat about different topics live on the show. The Morning Cruise doesn’t stop there we have our gig guide also we have interesting interviews taking place through out the day.

I was thinking about shows like idols and one thing I still find hilarious is you still get those who come and audition who seem to be dreaming. They have no voice what so ever. How and why do they think they can sing? Who’s been lying to them all this time? They are also so adamant. It must be some practical joke, it has to be.


WORD(s) OF THE DAY
palindrome: a word, verse, phrase, or sentence that reads the same backward or forward.

S.A TRIVIA QUESTION
What well know South African artist/singer sang the song titled silky soft skin.

A – Ezra B – Loyiso C – Danny K

Ans. B – Loyiso

....here's some info
He was placed in the UNISA Book of Honour for receiving over 95% in a music examination. He was the youngest conductor of the National Youth Choir in 2000 at the age of 19 years. Has toured to over 16 countries. At the end of 2002 he embarked on a world tour that saw him stopping off in London, America and Asia while in September 2003 he travelled to Dubai and Kuwait for more shows. Was nominated as one of South Africa's best dressed men by GQ Magazine.


DID YOU KNOW
Did you know the American Hip Hop star Chingy’s real name is Howard Bailey Jr The middle child with two older brothers and two younger sisters, Chingy became a music fan at an early age citing Run-DMC and Ice Cube as early beatbox heroes

ALSO …Did you know that South Africa’s Tasha Baxter calls her music Cock pop, citing those cock rock bands from 20 years ago who added funk and trashy '80s electronica to their energetic rock sound.


TIP OF THE DAY
Essential Tips for Making a Living with Your Music

1. Find ways to get ordinary people who love music, to love your music.We live in a time when everybody and their sister can and does make their own music. That doesn’t mean however that your music has what it takes for record labels to invest their money and time developing, promoting, and marketing that music. Try your music out on music fans like you solicit opinions from A&R Rep. These talent scouts of the music business are always following tips they hear from their street connections.

2. Play live often and don’t worry (at first) about getting paid for every gig. You can always tell the difference between a musician who is in it for the money, and a musician who is in it for the music. Go out there and play on the streets if you have to, play at schools, fairs, festivals, do benefits to help other people and organizations. Offer your services to non- profits, charities, church groups, and any other companies or organizations you can think of. Hang out at clubs, look for jamming possibilities, or start your own jam sessions.

3. Know your instrument inside-out. Whatever developing stage you are at, go beyond it, re-commit yourself to your instrument or voice. Take lessons, or better yet, sit yourself down at your CD player and choose a favorite guitar player’s record, and listen closely to what they are playing. then re-play it, and re-play it again. Challenge yourself to go beyond your limitations.

4. Protect your investment...register your songs for proper copyright protection.


5. Know the labels and music publishers you hope to be signed to. If you were applying for a job with a certain company of corporation, wouldn’t you take some time to ask questions about their stability as a business, their reputation in the industry, etc. The same is true when shopping for a record deal.


6. Choose a well-connected and respected personal manager.


7. Don’t take advice from anyone unless you know that they know what they are talking about.


8. Musician...Educate Thyself! If you want a record deal, learn what a record deal is, and learn something about the business of music.Naïve or mis-informed musicians are a menace to themselves. Over the decades there have been countless stories of musicians who were ripped off by their record labels and music publishing companies. Why? Exploitation was the name of the game way back when, and regretfully it hasn't gone away. Keeping musicians in the dark can still be standard business practice for many sleave-balls who are in this business.

Tips by Christopher Knab, an independent music business consultant based in Seattle, Washington


WE ALSO FEATURED:
We interviewed Pricsilla Abrahams and her sister Charmaine who are from the Silla’s Dance School who specialises in ballroom and latin. This is where the youth in the area and come and express themselves through dance. They can be contacted on 021 712 70 99 / 078 19 79 525 / 083 492 88 12


We then spoke to the writer of the comedic play, The Chilli Boy, Geraldine Naidoo as well as the actor who is in fact her husband, Matthew Ribnick. The Chilli Boy is about an old Indian woman reincarnated as a white gangster from a working class suburb. At 30 years ols he starts having flashbacks from his previous life as an Indian woman. This can checked out at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town next week check out the Baxter theatre website for more.


Lastly we spoke to Louise Day from the band The Louise Day Band. She joined us to chat about the bands very first album launch, the ups and downs of her career. Interesting stuff!! Check the website: http://www.louisedayband.com/


GIG GUIDE
1. The Orion Community Outreach will be hosting a Strictly Come Dancing Evening at the Westridge civic centre this Saturday. The event is to raise funds to entertain the elderly and also to offer them skills development. For more details call Mrs Dankers on 021 371 5952

2. Milnerton Players in Pienaar Road, Milnerton is holding auditions for a play about love, marriage and divorce on Sunday the 30th at 2pm. The play will be staged in March next year. For more information call Yvonne on 083 441 9937

3. CODA – one of South Africa’s best fushion bands is launching their second album “African Renaissance” today at Cape Quarter in Greenpoint at 8pm. The show will be free of charge. If you would like anymore information e-mail carol@codamusic.co.za or nicci@capequarter.co.za

4. Untapped Productions Talent Show is hosting this event in aid of the Red Cross Childrens Hospital. Most of the performers come from disadvantage communities so this event also gives them a chance to shine. The show is from 18h00 – 20h00 at the Nativity church hall in Hazendal at the cost of R20. I had a chat with Marlon who is the organisor of the event. Call Marlon Smith on 083 2124 746 for more information.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Oliver Wendell Holmes: Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons. You will find it is to the soul what a water bath is to the body.

That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo between 9am – 12pm with me Denisia Adams. Take Care ... make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real……!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

COMMUNITY BUZZ
by Denisia Adams


Hi there how’s things today hope it’s fab. Today on Community Buzz Thursday we kept the listeners in tune and in touch with their community developments. We brought you the word of the day, the S.A Trivia Question, tips, did you knows, the Quote at the end of the show also we discuss or chat about various topics. One being very appropriate for Community Buzz was just that, COMMUNITIES. Now being part of a community can be a good thing, you part of something. I think most of us miss that when we start moving away from the communities we’ve grown up in or have spent a chunk of our existense. I still think about how you’d be sitting in your home and someone would shout out aloud anything and everyone would go outside almal is BuS. En die kinders al saam. Then again what some dislike about being part of a close community is the fact that everyone knows everyone’s business. Gossip is like the talk of the century and this applies to the guys you always find sitting on the corners or sitting on the electricity boxes. This is just the wonders of living within a close nit community. That’s why today’s tip is How to be good a neighbour.

. …… the Morning Cruise doesn’t stop there we also had info guide also interesting interviews that took place throughout the day.

WORD(s) OF THE DAY

Anomia: inability to remember names


S.A TRIVIA QUESTION

Where would one find the VALLEY OF 1000 HILLS?

A – Sun City B – Kwazulu Natal C – Paarl.

and the answer is: B – Kwazulu Natal

.....here's some info

Valley of 1000 Hills, Greater Durban: The Valley of 1000 Hills Route is one of KwaZulu Natal's best kept secrets. The Valley of a 1000 Hills forms around the majestic valley created by the Mngeni River and it's tributaries. Many artists and crafters have been attracted to the beauty and tranquility of this area which is dotted with cozy guest lodges, friendly pubs and tea gardens with sweeping views over the hills and dams.


DID YOU KNOW

The correct response to the Irish greeting, "Top of the morning to you," is "and the rest of the day to yourself."
Also did you know: No word in the English language rhymes with month.

TIP OF THE DAY
Tips on How to be a Good Neighbour

When Moving Into The Neighbourhood, it’s always a good idea to introduce yourself to some of your closest neighbours as soon as you move into a new area. Not only will they be able to give you useful advice and information about the area, you’ll also be able to gain a sense of what kind of issues are particularly important to the local residents which will also help you keep on the right side of things and be a welcome new addition to the community.

Excessive noise of all types is always one of the biggest sources of complaints and grumbling about a particular neighbour. Therefore be sensitive to the noise you generate within your own household and respectful of neighbours nearby. Try to keep home entertainment systems away from partitioned walls and bear in mind your noise

Getting In ‘The Mix’
It’s your local community so it’s a chance to get out and about and mingle. Take advantage of stopping to speak to a neighbour, even if it’s only to say ‘Hello’ as you are on your way to work of a morning or if you’re simply passing them on the street as you go to the shops. Maybe even consider getting involved with some local community project or accept the odd invite to a neighbour’s party. Better still, throw the odd social gathering of your own and invite the neighbours.

Everybody needs a little help now and again. It may be a car engine which has stalled and the owner needs a little push to get it started, or you’re asked to take in a parcel on behalf of a neighbour who’s out at work. It could be any kind of small favour actually. However, the more you give out, the more you’ll get back. If people find you friendly, helpful, considerate and approachable, you’re far more likely to receive a similar response from them. Don't forget the old adage - "the more you look out for people, the more they'll look out for you."


Don’t Become a Gossip
The neighbourhood ‘grapevine’ can often spread ‘news’ almost as fast as the speed of sound. Try to avoid getting involved in any idle gossip. Not only might ‘facts’ turn out not to be true. It prevents your name from being bandied around as a gossip monger or what is commonly know as a Skenner Bek and giving you an unwanted reputation.

***That was tips courtesy of the Problem Neighbours (UK) website.***


WE ALSO FEATURED:
We interviewed Charles Edward and Crystal Warries from an organisation called WorkNow. They spoke to us how they help the disadvantaged get employed and gain life skills for the working world. Check out their website: http://www.worknow.org.za/ or call 0861 96 75 669



We then spoke to Nocawe Mankayi from the Khayelitsha Nonceba family counselling centre. She told us how the centre helps kids that are victims of rape as well as their families. They work together with their local police in the fight to eradicate the increasing amounts of rape cases that take place. They available 24hrs on 021 364 01 35.



Lastly we spoke to Sister Magda Kleyn from the Tehillah Community Collaborative in Elsies River. Who told us how they help their community in education, health, they offer counselling, they have youth facilities even a drug rehab centre. They can be contact on 021 933 0990 or all Sister Magda Kleyn on 072 30 29 638


INFO GUIDE
# Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Africa Mentoring Programme is once again requesting the community to become activley involved in the lives of the youth... become a postive role model and mentor to a youth in need...you can make a HUGE difference by just giving your time!! Call 021 -6854467

# A recent fire earlier this month destroyed over 40 shacks in Phillipi, leaving many children without clothes. The Goodwood Fire Department is appealing to anyone wishing to donate clothes and books to the victims to drop off those items at the Goodwood Fire Station opposite N1 City. If you would like anymore information then phone Tiny Hlangane on 073 689 7426

# Cape Town Child Welfare is urgenty seeking foster parents for 3 siblings, 2 girls aged 7 and 5 and a 2 year old boy. Cape Town Child Welfare will prefer to keep the children together in a family home. If you feel that you can offer a good home to these children then give Cambell January a call on 021 638 3127

# The Western Cape Bipolar Support Group meets on the 1st Tuesday of every month at Claro Clinic in N1 City at 7h30 pm. For more information call Jay on 072 424 1812 or Michelle on 082 412 4448


QUOTE OF THE DAY

William Shakespeare: Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.

That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo between 9am – 12pm with me Denisia Adams. Take Care ... make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real……!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

GENDER HUB
by Denisia Adams


Good day to you and what a good day it is well in Cape Town at least with temperatures reaching 32 degrees. Back to the show it was Gender Hub Wednesday, a show based around gender issues. We still had the regulars such as the word of the day, the S.A Trivia Question, tips, did you knows , the Quote at the end of the show also we discuss or chat about different topics here, if you’d like a specific subject or topic to be discussed email that to mc@bushradio.co.za. …… the Morning Cruise doesn’t stop there we also had info guide also interesting interviews that took place throughout the day.

Now have you ever felt that being a male or female in your parents home that you sister or brother seems to be more favoured. You’ve always felt that because his a male he gets more right and or because she’s a female she gets spoiled more? This illistrates gender inequality even within the home this could even be seen as to where gender inequality starts. Sad thing is this causes lots of families to seperate. That’s why today I felt was appropriate to have tips on how to have a good family life.


WORD(s) OF THE DAY
Autolatry – the worship of one’s self


S.A TRIVIA QUESTION

What is the name of the capital city of the North West Province.? Its slogan is the city of goodwill.

A – Mafikeng B – Potchefstroom C - Klerksdorp

The answer is A – Mafikeng

.....here's some info
The original name of the city, Mahikeng, literally means "the place among rocks". The name refers to the volcanic rocks that provided temporary shelter to Stone Age humans in their hunt on animals drinking water in the Molopo River. Mafikeng later attracted the attention of the world during the Anglo Boer War/ South African War of 1899 to 1902. Today Mafikeng is a vibrant provincial and commercial capital and a major tourism attraction for the aspects of the history, culture and wildlife of this unique region of South Africa.


DID YOU KNOW:
Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten. Also did you know that the common goldfish is the only animal that can see both infra-red and ultra-violet light. Lastly did you know There are only three animals with blue tongues, the Black Bear, the Chow Chow dog and the blue-tongued lizard.



Respect your parents. Do this not just by giving them respect, but by listening to what they say and trying your best to make them happy. Realize that you may be able to choose your friends, but you're born to your family. If there's nothing you can do to please your parents, you'll be happier if you just accept it for now and focus on pleasing yourself. Making others happy is secondary to being happy yourself. And things do change over time.

Realize that life is not always going to go smoothly. Try to face the "ups and downs" in your family life with positive thinking and a cool mind. But your family doesn't have the right to make you miserable just because they're family. Try to get along, but if it doesn't work, let it go.

Try to compromise whenever and wherever it's possible. When you see that the people who you love most are happy, you will have a feeling of great happiness. You will have to compromise a lot in life; family is the first environment to begin learning this important skill, amongst people who know you best and can guide you with their reactions, thoughts and suggestions.

Be honest with your parents, but bear in mind that they don't always need to know everything. If you get along well, you can open up, but if you don't, avoiding tender subjects can keep the peace. Sometimes saying nothing can be better for a family relationship than saying everything.

Feel free to communicate with each and every person in your family. Listen to them when they want to say something; try to be with them when they need you. Bear in mind that the needs of your family don't outweigh your own. Give them your time and love, not your life.

Dedicate a slot, it may be once a week or once a month in which you have a 'Family Time'. This could be anything, watching a movie together, playing a game, going out on a trip, but make sure it is something everyone will enjoy.

Eat together. Modern-day life makes this virtually impossible to do, however, it really does change your family life dramatically -- for the better.

Accept that your relationship with your family depends on both you and them. If they can't meet you halfway, you will be happier if you don't spend all of your energy making all the effort.


WE ALSO FEATURED:
We had an interview with Stranger Xaxaliva a professional nurse. I’ve also discovered that calling a male a male nurse is inappropriate, it’s discriminating in fact. Anyway he spoke to us about his career,some of the ups and downs. Also how he at times can be discrminated against being a male in the profession. Nonetheless he is more than proud of being a professional nurse.


We than interviewed Dr Cecile who had wrote about her experience with woman who earn more than men. She mentioned the complications it can cause in relationships, but on the positive side she said that more and more men are coming to terms with it.

INFO GUIDE

# The National Sea Rescue Institute is looking for a volunteer to answer the telephone and also control the reception desk weekdays from 3pm to 5pm. If you think you are able to assist for a few hours. If you would like to help then give Krista French a call on 021 434 4011

# If you are moving house and would like to get rid of items you no longer need but is useable then give the Good Hope SPCA a call on 021 700 4179

# Volunteers are needed in the trauma room at Diep River police station. Requirements are that you must live in the area, have your own transport, cellphone. So if you would like to get involved and wish to become a councillor call 021 710 7315.

# South African NGO Coalition in the Western Cape is holding its annual general meeting tomorrow November 26 from 11am at the Foundation for Community Work in Athlone. I had a chat with Stafford Isaac who told us a bit about them and what the meeting is about. For more information call Tasneem on 082 315 9435 or e-mail npm@telkomsa.net


QUOTE OF THE DAY
Winston Churchill: Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities... because it is the quality which guarantees all others.


That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo between 9am – 12pm with me Denisia Adams. Take Care ... make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real……!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Omniscient Tuesday
by Denisia Adams

Hello to you how you doing on this 25th day of November in the year 2008. Well I hope all’s good and great, just like today’s show on Bushradio 89.5fm called the Morning Cruise aka MC. It was Omniscient Tuesday a show where we keep you in the know. We brought you the word of the day, the S.A Trivia Question, tips, did you knows , the Quote at the end of the show also we discuss or chat about different topics here, if you’d like a specific subject or topic to be discussed email that to mc@bushradio.co.za. …… the Morning Cruise doesn’t stop there we also had info guide also interesting interviews that took place throughout the day.

WORD(s) OF THE DAY

dipsomania [dip'-sah-MAY-nee-ah]: an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages. .........If you suffer from dipsomania you’ll be a dipsomaniac.


S.A TRIVIA QUESTION

10 million people speak the language and most of these people live in South Africa. To 24% of South Africans, consider it to be their home language. 50 percent of the South Africa’s inhabitants understand the language.
What South African language am I talking about:
A – Sotho B – English C - IsiZulu.

The answer is C - IsiZulu.

.....here's some info
Zulu falls under the Nguni group and is one of the Bantu languages. The Zulu nation came into existence around the 14th century. Although there are many Bantu migrants, back then Zulu language adopted many of the sounds that make up the language from the San and from the Khoi.
DID YOU KNOW

the Emmy award was first called "Immy"
The name "Immy" was used for a number of years until Academy members changed it to Emmy, as more appropriate for a female statuette. The Emmy was created by television engineer Louis McManus, who modelled it after his wife.
The Emmy is a winged woman holding an atom. The wings represent the muse of art, and the atom the electron of science. The statuettes are made of gold, silver, nickel and copper. They are handcast, buffed and hand polished. Each one takes 5 hours to make.

ALSO……… DID YOU KNOW Recipes for placing meat between slices of bread date back to Roman times. However, that was for steak, not minced meat. Thus, the steak burger is older than the hamburger!

TIP OF THE DAY
How to Learn if a Business Offer Is Legitimate

Take a careful look at the offer. Ask for a copy of the contract if one is available.


Read through the contract, making notes of things that don't seem quite right to you. Highlight parts of it for future reference. Don't worry if you can't put your finger on the reason why something isn't right, just highlight what makes you suspicious.


Do some research about the company. If it's a new company, be suspicious. Go to it's website. If there are ads and things on the page this suggests the company isn't making enough money to buy a domain name and support it without ads. Be suspicious of ad-riddled pages or a sloppily-designed site.


Ask if they have any brochures, etc, for the company. If they do, this is a good sign.


Ask people you know in the industry what they think of the offer. They might know if it sounds legit or not.


Go back to the contract you reviewed and do some research about the specific sections that made you nervous. Talk to the company about these sections. They should be business-like, and professional. If you feel like they are trying to sweet-talk you be extremely wary.


If you feel it is necessary, talk to a contract lawyer or a friend experienced in this area.

Check out the company with the Better Business Bureau (or the equivalent consumer protection agency in your country).


If it sounds to good to be true, it is.

  • Be wary of large amounts of money. These can be the sign of a scam.
    Don't leave a perfectly good job for a possible scam. Make sure you have checked out all the details.
    If the offer is for employment or they are going to pay you for a service, make sure they have a contract. If they don't, refuse the offer unless they can create a legit contract. .
    Never get involved with a business that wants money from you, legitimate businesses will never require money from you.


WE ALSO FEATURED:


An interview with Benita from the Overeaters Anonymous. She told us about the facts of compulsive eating, the dangers and in her opinion a way to prevent and stop it. You can check out their website: http://www.oa.org/


We also featured an interview with groundwater consultant Dirk Vervelds from the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry. He joined me to talk about water conservation which is very important due to the hot and dry predictions for this summer. As well as the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry’s National Groundwater Strategy being implemented to assist with the possible droughts.


Lastly we played the interview done by Rhode Marshall with Venetia Orgill. Telling us about the shocking realities of parents and their drug addicted children.


INFO GUIDE
# The Cape Kidney Association turns 30 and invites everyone to its patient and family support group this Saturday at the Mowbray Town Hall from 2 the afternoon until 4PM. For more information give Molly a call on 021 448 0817 or 083 265 7490

# The Animal Rescue Organisation who is dependent on public donations – urgently needs donations of books, CD’s and household items which they could sell to generate an income. So if you would like to help call them on 021 396 5511.

# An after school programme is held at the Westridge Civic Centre every Monday to Thursday from 1 the afternoon until 3h30. Activities include wellness programmes, indegenous games and arts and crafts. Children from the ages of 7 to 17 are welcome to attend. Call Ainsley Spies on 021 392 1215 for more information

# The Sector 8 crime forum which covers the areas of Lentegeur West and New Woodlands will be hosting a youth leadership workshop for youth from the above mentioned areas this coming Saturday the 29th of November at 9h30am. Topics include life-skills, education, crime, drugs and gangsterism. I spoke to Kamen from the Sector 8 crime forum. To register for the workshop call Kamen Desmore on 073 122 8376

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Steven Biko who says: The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.


That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo between 9am – 12pm with me Denisia Adams. Take Care ... make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real……!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

BEST OF THE BEST
by Denisia Adams


Hi and good day to you. How you doing hopefully better than my aching muscle. Yip. I decided to go to the gym on Saturday had a fairly good workout and never really realized how intense it was until I woke up the next day. Don’t you just hate that about exercising. It’ll get better.

Anyway back to the show today on the Morning Cruise aka MC it was Best of the Best a show we highlight all the best features of last week that occured on the show. Being the best word(s) of the day of last week, the best tips of last week, best S.A trivia, as well as the best quote of the week. We also revised some of the discussions we had throughout the week.


WORD(s) OF THE DAY (best words of last week)

CURT (kurt) - rudely brief in speech or abrupt in manner

BILK - to defraud; cheat: He bilked the government of almost a million dollars.


S.A TRIVIA QUESTION (best s.a trivia question of last week)

Q. What city in the Free State is called the City of Roses?
A – Welkom B – Bloemfontein C – Weltevreden

Ans. B – Bloemfontein

.....here's some info
Bloemfontein is the economic and cultural centre of the Free State. It is also called the City of Roses, a modern city and is seat of the South African Supreme Court.


TIP OF THE DAY (best of last week)
How to Sing Karaoke With Confidence

Choose a signature song. You might be tempted to pick an obscure song that you're really passionate about, but when you're starting out, try to pick a song that many people are familiar with and enjoy. The audience will have more fun listening and cheering you on, which will make things easier for you![1] Upbeat songs tend to be better crowd pleasers than slow songs. I As you gain your confidence, you can choose more challenging or lesser known music.

Practice at home. If you can get your hands on a karaoke machine, use it! Otherwise, you can usually dig up the karaoke version of a popular song on the Internet, and lyrics are easy to find. Play the song often, and sing it all the time. Sing while you're cleaning, during commercials, as you're washing the dishes
When possible, practice while holding a microphone (or a hairbrush) since that's what you'll be doing when you perform.
To improve your karaoke, listen to the song with headphones and record yourself singing along. When you play it back, how do you sound?
If you have a full length mirror or, better yet, a camcorder, use it!

Pick your stage. Visit a few different karaoke bars and clubs and look for the following:
Is there a supportive crowd? Some karaoke venues have regulars who are friendly and who cheer each other on. That's what you're looking for--not a place with high "turnover" and bad sports who complain about bad singers.
Does the singer have to face the audience? Check how the screens are arranged. You might want to have the option of facing away from the audience so that if you get too nervous, you can look at a screen that doesn't force you to look at the audience.

Be a good audience member. Once you've picked a venue, go regularly, and be a good sport. Cheer everyone on. Clap after every song. Avoid wincing when someone's voice cracks. It's good karaoke karma, because eventually when you get up to sing, they'll recognize you and they'll cheer you on. Also, you'll recognize them, and they won't feel like strangers anymore.

Partner up. Before you take the plunge and sing by yourself, find a decent singer to do karaoke with. It should be someone who's already comfortable singing in public, and who can garner a little bit of cheering and clapping. You might be nervous the whole time, but in the end, when it's over and done with, you'll feel good about having performed, and the next time won't be as intimidating.

Have fun! This, of course, is the most important part. Smile, move to the music, and enjoy your time in the spotlight. You're not there to impress people--you're there to have a good time, and the audience wants to have a good time with you, so be bold and sing your heart out.


WE ALSO FEATURED:
An interview we did last week Thursday with Mr Abu Brown from the Entertainers unlimited cultural club where they uplift their community with providing them with skills in the entertainment industry.

We also featured an interview done on our Gender Hub show last week. That interview with Judith Smith from the Gender Institue was about gender sensitivity.

Lastly we played the interview done with Marlon Smith from Untapped productions who are having a talent show this Friday 28th November in aid of the Red Cross Children’s Hospital.


QUOTE OF THE DAY ( best quote of the week last week)

Robert Collier: Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.

That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo between 9am – 12pm with me Denisia Adams. Take Care ... make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real……!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

)))))=== ART - C FRIDAY===(((((
by Denisia

Hay there how you doing today, you just got to be enjoying this day it's Friday for crying out loud. Being Friday on the Morning Cruise it's Art - C the show all about entertainment, arts and culture. The show was full of vibe and fun and it also featured the favourites being the word of the day, the S.A Trivia Question, tips, did you knows , the Quote at the end of the show also we discuss or chat about different topics here live on the show. Also we had info guide as well as interesting interviews that took place through out the day.

Now you’ve probably had this conversation with someone before about Karaokes. Most people dislike karaoke that sounds like a pop idol audition. You know the one where everyone there has good voices either they a choir rehearsing for a show and that spoils the whole idea of karaoke, because whose going to sing after that, they totally demotivate anyone else who wanted to participate. I might be wrong but isn’t the point of karaoke just about fun, people who don’t have voices good enough to sign up a record deal with kind of thing. I’ve also always wondered whether people who go out to karaoke events often ever get annoyed with people at a karaoke who complain because they want to dance all the time. Spieel die music man! Why did they come in the first place?

WORD OF THE DAY

Moreish - So pleasant to eat that one wants more (according to the oxford dictionary)


S.A TRIVIA QUESTION

Qu. What is the name of the South African jazz and Afro-pop singer who shot to stardom with her debut album in 2001, the critically-acclaimed "A Cry, A Smile, A Dance".

Ans. Judith Sephuma

Born and raised in Polokwane (formerly Pietersburg) in South Africa's Limpopo Province, Judith knew that she wanted to be a singer from an early age. After matriculating at Khagiso High School, she attended Johannesburg's legendary FUBA Academy music school in 1993, where she received her Grade 5 Music Diploma.The following year she reached the finals of two major talent searches: the Shell Road to Fame and SABC1's Jam Alley Search for Talent.

DID YOU KNOW!!??!!

The band Duran Duran got their name from an astronaut in the 1968 Jane Fonda movie Barbarella…..


ALSO did you know: Roberta Flack wrote "Killing Me Softly" about singer Don McLean. Don Mclean is well known for his song American Pie which was also done my Madonna.


GIG GUIDE :)

# David Aldo is a South African singer songwriter who is now based in The USA. His debut album "The Times' has produced 2 smash hit singles ;"Someday" and "Could`ve been". If you love James Blunt and Jack Johnson dont miss this one off intimate acoustic performance. He will be there tonight at the Zula Bar in Long Street.

# The next major production at the Artscape is The Return written by Fatima Dike. The Return is set in the Somdaka home in Langa, Cape Town’s oldest black township. Buntu returns to South Africa and his parents after eighteen years of being in exile and working in the United States. With him he brings his African-American wife. Young, high-powered professionals, Buntu and his wife, discover there is a lot of unfinished business awaiting them. Traditional African value systems do not sit well with an empowered younger generation. This really ssounds like a great production to see. It is showing at the Artscape Arena until November 29. To book your ticket call the Artscape Dial-a-Seat on 021 - 421 7695.

# Alvon Collison will be at the Baxter theatre this weekend featuring the talents of soprano Renee Osbourne and Faried Swartz. Also featured and making their debut on the Concert Hall stage are Shannon Lewis and Nicky Joshua. Songs include hits of ABBA, Celine Dion, Kiri Te Kanawa and Andrew Lloyd Webber. For more information call the Baxter on 021 685 7880

# The Orion Community Outreach will be hosting a Strictly Come Dancing Evening at the Westridge civic centre on Saturday November 29th. I spoke to Mrs Dankers who is one of the organisers about the event. For more details call Mrs Dankers on 021 371 5952.


WE ALSO FEATURED:
  • An interview with Cape Town's CODA. We spoke to the lead singer Yolandi Yawa who told us about how they got started and how it was complete fate for them to have fused together to create CODA. They'll be having their album launch (FREE) the 28th November to find out more check out http://www.codamusic.co.za/



  • We then interviewed Tango enthusiast and instructor Sylvia Westcott. She joined us to share her passion for the dance and also she says it's not as complicated as it looks. If you like to find out more call her on 083 626 24 84



  • Then lastly we were joined in studio by Marlon Smith from Untapped productions and that's exactly what they do. They go into those untapped talents in Cape Town and create a platform for them. He spoke to us about a Talent show taking place the 28th November and the funds will go towards the Red Cross Children's Hospital. You can call Marlon for more details on 083 212 47 46 or Revona on 083 300 29 63.

TIP OF THE DAY

Today’s tip of the day is about How to Sing Karaoke With Confidence

Choose a signature song. You might be tempted to pick an obscure song that you're really passionate about, but when you're starting out, try to pick a song that many people are familiar with and enjoy. The audience will have more fun listening and cheering you on, which will make things easier for you!
[1] Upbeat songs tend to be better crowd pleasers than slow songs. I As you gain your confidence, you can choose more challenging or lesser known music.




Practice at home. If you can get your hands on a karaoke machine, use it! Otherwise, you can usually dig up the karaoke version of a popular song on the Internet, and lyrics are easy to find. Play the song often, and sing it all the time. Sing while you're cleaning, during commercials, as you're washing the dishes
When possible, practice while holding a microphone (or a hairbrush) since that's what you'll be doing when you perform.
To improve your karaoke, listen to the song with headphones and record yourself singing along. When you play it back, how do you sound?
If you have a full length mirror or, better yet, a camcorder, use it!


Pick your stage. Visit a few different karaoke bars and clubs and look for the following:
Is there a supportive crowd? Some karaoke venues have regulars who are friendly and who cheer each other on. That's what you're looking for--not a place with high "turnover" and bad sports who complain about bad singers.
Does the singer have to face the audience? Check how the screens are arranged. You might want to have the option of facing away from the audience so that if you get too nervous, you can look at a screen that doesn't force you to look at the audience.


Be a good audience member. Once you've picked a venue, go regularly, and be a good sport. Cheer everyone on. Clap after every song. Avoid wincing when someone's voice cracks. It's good karaoke karma, because eventually when you get up to sing, they'll recognize you and they'll cheer you on. Also, you'll recognize them, and they won't feel like strangers anymore.


Partner up. Before you take the plunge and sing by yourself, find a decent singer to do karaoke with. It should be someone who's already comfortable singing in public, and who can garner a little bit of cheering and clapping. You might be nervous the whole time, but in the end, when it's over and done with, you'll feel good about having performed, and the next time won't be as intimidating.


Have fun! This, of course, is the most important part. Smile, move to the music, and enjoy your time in the spotlight. You're not there to impress people--you're there to have a good time, and the audience wants to have a good time with you, so be bold and sing your heart out.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

Albert Schweitzer:
Joy, sorrow, tears, lamentation, laughter -- to all these music gives voice, but in such a way that we are transported from the world of unrest to a world of peace, and see reality in a new way, as if we were sitting by a mountain lake and contemplating hills and woods and clouds in the tranquil and fathomless water.


That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo with me Denisia Adams. Take Care, make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real……!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

::::::: COMMUNITY BUZZ::::::::
by Denisia Adams

Hello to all. Hope you enjoying your "klein vrydag" I certainly am. Well it's 30 somewhat degrees in Cape Town so I'm hot. Today on the Morning Cruise it’s Community BUZZ here on MC where we keeping you in touch and in tune with your community developments, NGO’s etc. Community BUZZ happens every Thursday Morning only on the Morning Cruise…..but we still bring you the favourites which is also our daily features on the show which is the word of the day, the S.A Trivia Question, tips, did you knows , the Quote at the end of the show also we discuss or chat about different topics here however I’ll also bring the best and worst community story for the week, now if you’d like a specific subject or topic to be discussed here on he show email that to mc@bushradio.co.za. …… the Morning Cruise doesn’t stop there we also have our info guide also we haD interesting interviews that took place.


Don’t know if you heard that Cape Town will be having it’s very own Rio Carnival. I thought we had our own kind of Rio Carnival with our Ministrels. How do you feel about this? Do you think it’s necessary? What’ve I’ve also heard is that to pull this Rio Carnival off is going to cost majorly. We then got Mikhalia Crowie on the show to info us about the organisers are saying about the "Rio Carnival" because had done an interview with them yesterday. We then got a call and an sms from listeners expressing their sentiments on the topic.


WORD OF THE DAY

ALLAY [ uh – lay] - to put (fear, doubt, suspicion, anger, etc.) to rest; calm; quiet

S.A TRIVIA QUESTION

Qu. In what year was diamonds discovered in South Africa.

A- 1800 B – 1867 C - 1900

Ans. B – 1867


The Northern Cape is where Diamond was discovered in South Africa. Erasmus Jacobs was out walking when he picked up a nice shiny pebble and put it in his pocket - he didn't know that it was diamond but as soon as he did the word spread. From 1869 onwards treasure hunters from all over the world came to the Northern Cape, in search of diamonds.


DID YOU KNOW:

The oldest word in the English language is "town" ...


...also did you know that Cinderella's slippers were originally made out of fur. The story was changed in the 1600s by a translator.



INFO GUIDE

# The Good Hope Seminary matric class of 1948 is having its 60th Anniversary tea on Wednesday November 26 at 3pm. For more information or if you would like to attend call Esther Furman on 021 439 1452 or Pat Meyers on 021 439 0067

# The Friends of the Tygerberg Hills is hosting a three hour walk on Saturday 22 November. They are meeting at 15h50 for 16h00 at the Welgemoed entrance to the nature reserve. Those who are going to join in on the walk should wear appropriate shoes and bring along a snack and something to drink. For more details, email Eddy on: iddywaring@hotmail.com or call him on 084 245 2761.


# The facility management committee for the Bruce Road community centre in Ottery invites all sporting bodies in the community to contact them if they need to use the sports field and to adhere to procedure. Contact the chairman Noor Londt on 078 857 8976 for more information.


# The Reach for Recovery Breast Cancer support group is in need of funds to assist women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. I spoke to Michelle Coe from Reach for Recovery to explain to us what it is that they do. For more information call Michelle on 083 306 1941 or 021 424 0587


WE ALSO FEATURED:

An interview with Ashley Visagie founder of the Bottomup Social Development. He spoke to about what they do in the communities and offering counselling and tutoring service for the under privilege kids as well as farm workers children. If you'd like to find out more about the Bottomup Social Development visit http://www.bottomup.biz/




We were then joined by Mr Abu Brown from the Entertainment unlimited and cultural club. They provide the youth with the atrs, singing, acting, dancing etc. It's to get the youth off the drug and crime infested streets and give them hope through entertainment. Mr Brown can be contacted on 073 611 43 85 or 021 376 26 57




Then lastly we spoke to Kamen Desmore from the Sector 8 Crime Forum in Mitchell's Plain he spoke about how the forum tries to get to the root of the crime problem in the area as well as the youth development workshops they host. One in particular taking place the 29th November teaching the youth about the importance of education. Kamen can be contacted on 073 122 83 76



TIP OF THE DAY

1. Gather up all of your past regrets and write them on paper if you have many of them


2. Go through them one by one while still keeping in mind, you can't change the past


3. Think about how you benefited from the choices you made in the past


4. Look toward the future


5. If you have hurt anyone by actions or words, confront them and tell them your regrets


6. Think of what you can do next time it if is to occur again

***TIPS***
Remember that you can't change the past, and constantly reflecting on your mistakes will just keep you in a rut


Don't make yourself sick about the past, what's done is done


Talking to someone whether it be a family member, friend, or professional can help you let go of the past and look forward to the future


QUOTE OF THE DAY

VINCE LOMBARDI : The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel, are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur.


That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo with me Denisia Adams. Take Care, make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real……!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

@~~~~@````GENDER HUB````@~~~~@
by Denisia Adams

Good day Good day it's the middle of the week or working week that is. Being a Wednesday it's also the Gender Hub show on the Morning Cruise, Gender Hub happen's every Wednesday only on the Morning Cruise on Bushradio 89.5fm. The Gender Hub deals with all gender issues you need to know.

On the show today we had the word of the day, the S.A Trivia Question, tips, did you knows , the Quote at the end of the show, info guide also we have interesting interviews taking place throughout the day.


WORD OF THE DAY

BILK - defraud; cheat


S.A TRIVIA QUESTION

Qu. What city in the Free State is called the City of Roses?

A – Welkom B – Bloemfontein C – Weltevreden

Ans. B – Bloemfontein

Bloemfontein is the economic and cultural centre of the Free State. It is also called the City of Roses, a modern city and is seat of the South African Supreme Court.


DID YOU KNOW:

Canada is an Indian word meaning "Big Village". …………And did you know that The dollar symbol ($) is a U combined with an S (U.S.)

Also it’s said that Today, there are more than 2 700 different languages spoken in the world, with more than 7 000 dialects. In Indonesia alone, 365 different languages are spoken. More than 1,000 different languages are spoken in Africa


TIP OF THE DAY
How to Decide Whether It's Worth Spending Your Time Doing Something

Decide what you will gain from the completion of a certain activity. Will you gain a physical reward, such as
money or a gift? Or, will it be an intangible reward, such as love or personal satisfaction? Activities such as raking the lawn for parents or babysitting might earn you cash, while doing something like volunteer work would bring you personal satisfaction.

Figure out if the reward, whatever it is, makes the task worth your time. Why
volunteer at a certain location if you absolutely despise it and it doesn't bring you any happiness? Why babysit children you can't stand for tiny wages, especially if you aren't in need of money?

Ask yourself why it is you are considering dropping a certain activity. Is it a
lack of motivation? Do you feel ill-prepared? Are you not confident in your abilities? Be your own therapist for a moment, and dig a bit deeper into your conscience.

Inquire
friends and family on their opinions, but don't let what they say completely affect your final decision. It's good to get other opinions, but it's even better to think for yourself. Let their answers guide, but not lead you.

Make your decision. Don't make a rash decision, but allow yourself time to think about it. It's best to give yourself a couple of days to decide what would be best. Still, don't dwell on the issue and don't let it interfere with your life. Make the best decision for you.


INFO GUIDE

# The Parent Centre, an NGO in Wynberg is hosting a moms and babies support group on Thursdays from 10 am to 12pm at the Kingsbury hospital maternity section. Entry is R30 which includes refreshments. For more information call 021 762 0116

# The Foster Care Loving Club is inviting all foster parents to attend their fortnightly Tuesday meetings at the Wollheim Hall, Eighth Avenue in Grassy Park. It starts at 5h30 pm. If you would like anymore information then contact Peter on 083 455 4938 or 021 704 2225.

# CAFDA offers support and councelling to people infected and afffected by HIV/AIDS. Sessions are confiential so for more information call Shireen Rule on 021 706 2050 or 021 707 5297

# The Grassy Park library needs the details of all clubs, groups, societies, and organisations in the area for a directory that will be printed and made available to library users. Fax those details to 021 706 1813. you can also e-mail it to grassypark.library@capetown.gov.za or call the library on 021 706 2267


WE ALSO FEATURED:

An interview with Shahieda and Patrica from the Lourier Primary woman's support group. They spoke about how they empower women in the area. Shahieda also went on to tell us about her personal experience that lead her to the woman's group.

Then we were also joined by Judith Smith from the South African Media and Gender Institute. She joined us online to dicuss gender sensitivity.


QUOTE OF THE DAY

Lord Chesterfield: A man's own good breeding is the best security against other people's ill manners.

That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo with me Denisia Adams. ….Take Care, make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real……!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

********OMNISCIENT TUESDAY...................................
by Denisia

Hay there how you doing today, hope alls well. All is definitely well with the Morning Cruise today. Today was Omniscient Tuesday where we keep you know all day...well at least from 9am - 12pm every Tuseady only on the Morning Cruise.

We brought the daily features such as the WORD OF THE DAY, S.A TRIVIA QUESTION, DID YOU KNOW FACTS, TIP OF THE DAY, INFO GUIDE and interesting interviews.

We also dicussed various things one in particular was "Modern Love" aka online dating. Is this really the new way of meeting your soulmate? Is it right? I must admit I'm old school and I definitely prefer meeting face to face. When you look into someone's eyes you can really tell who they are or if they lieing and how many times have you encounter someone claiming to be what they not on the net sending fake pictures of themselves etc. Well, that's just my opinion anyway I think it's senseless and dangerous............But Back to the show

WORD OF THE DAY

CURT (kurt) : rudely brief in speech or abrupt in manner


S.A TRIVIA QUESTION

Qu. What South African Provinces’ name means: Land of the rising sun?

A - Limpopo , B- Kwazulu Natal or C – Mpumalanga.

Ans. C – Mpumalanga.

.........Here's some facts on Mpumalanga:
Throughout the Mpumalanga hills and mountains exist hundreds of examples of San art. These rock art sites have provided a visual window through which we have been able to gain a better understanding of the lives and culture of these hunter-gatherers who inhabited the area centuries before the arrival of the Nguni people from the north.


DID YOU KNOW:

A Woman sat dead in front of TV for 42 years
Her remains was found sitting in front of her TV - 42 years after she was reported missing.
Her name Hedviga Golik, who was born in 1924 in Croatia, had apparently made herself a cup of tea before sitting in her favourite armchair in front of her black and white television.
Her neighbours thought she had moved out of her flat.

ALSO……… DID YOU KNOW The slogan on New Hampshire license plates is 'Live Free or Die'. These license plates are manufactured by prisoners in the state prison in Concord.


TIP OF THE DAY
Today’s tip of the day is about How to Enjoy Life in a Bad Economy

If you have lived in a bad economy for a while, and can't enjoy life, get familiar with your possibilities. Check out your area, find things that motivate you, look for things to do constantly.

Obtain a camera, and take photos, this is a great way to make dull surroundings interesting again. Creativity is a great way to enjoy yourself.

Meet people! Having a good conversation with friends is always great fun. You don't need money for that.

Go hiking! Nature is full of change and energy, and in many cases, it's inexpensive or free. Take friends and your camera for the best experience. Go swimming and fishing. Climb trees. Go camping at an inexpensive spot.

Reading, taking a walk in the park, stargazing at night, fishing, pottery can all be great fun. You really don't need a lot of money for those.

Don't use gas, water or electricity when you don't need it. This will save money. Or just get off the grid, you'll help to save your environment this way too.

Bring music into your daily life. For many people around the world who struggle with a bad economy every day, song and dance provide a way to come together and have fun without spending anything. If you don't have the means to play music or instruments, you can make your own! Learn to sing and beatbox.


INFO GUIDE:

# The facility management committee for the Bruce Road community centre in Ottery invites all sporting bodies in the community to contact them if they need to use the sports field and to adhere to procedure. Contact the chairman Noor Londt on 078 857 8976 for more information.

# A support group for families and friends of substance abusers hosts a meeting every Wednesday at 8pm in the Grassy Park shopping centre. For more information call Michelle on 021 706 9300 or 073 381 6812.

# Community House which is at 41 Salt River rd has been declared a provincial heritage site. So tomorrow from 9am to 2pm Community House will be hosting a meeting to discuss plans for the community and labour museum. To RSVP call busi on 021 447 1677 or e-mail her to busi@lrs.org.za

# South African NGO Coalition in the Western Cape is holding its annual general meeting on Wednesday November 26 from 11am at the Foundation for Community Work in Athlone. I had a chat with Stafford Isaac who told us a bit about them. For more information call Tasneem on 082 315 9435 or e-mail npm@telkomsa.net


WE ALSO FEATURED:

An interview with executive director of the National Responsible Gambling Programme Prof. Peter Collins. Talking about the dangers of irresponsible gambling and gambling addiction

Then we were joined online with Author Deni Brown of the much loved series of Mama Taxi drives in the fast lane. A light hearted storyline of one of South Africa's most famous taxi drivers Mavis.


QUOTE OF THE DAY

Robert Collier: Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.

That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo with me Denisia Adams. Make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real……!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

BEST OF THE BEST
by Denisia Adams

Hello and good day to you. Hope your MOnday is filled with energy and productivity. Greetings from the MOrning CrUise aka MC with your new host Denisia Adams.

But back to the line up for today……..It is our best of the best show. Best of Best is where we give you the best features we had last week. So we brought you the best word or words of the day for last week, the best S.A Trivia Question for last week as well as the tips, did you knows also the best Quote of last week, also we recaped some of the topics we discussed throughout the week that has past as well as three of the best interviews one in particular didn’t air due to the technical problems we experienced on Tuesday that interview was with Courtney Sampson from the IEC.


WORD(s) OF THE DAY[best word(s) of the week that past]

AUGMENT : to make larger; enlarge in size, number, strength, or extent; increase.

FLORID : having a red or flushed complexion.



S.A TRIVIA QUESTION [best trivia question of the week that past]

What ex South African president was known as the ‘father of the Afrikaner nation’.

The options was A – Jan Smut, B – F.W De Klerk or C – Paul Kruger

And the answer was/is C – Paul Kruger


TIP OF THE DAY [best set of tips of last week]
How to be streetwise

Trust your gut instinct in any situation. Many people ignore that little warning voice inside of themselves. It is better to be paranoid than to become a victim.

Train yourself to be extra careful and alert around crowds. Watch and note any suspicious behavior. Criminals love crowds because they distract most people. Instruct your friends and family to be aware as well. Carry wallets,backpacks and purses in front of your body and never set anything down even for a 'minute' unless you are sitting and it is in front of you in your hands.

Understand that evil comes in many forms. Stereotypes of what evil looks like in people cause people to relax in front of strangers.

Learn that losing control in ANY public setting is just plain dangerous. If you are even tipsy, your guard goes down.

Hold children's hands in public. Do not let them get in front or behind you in a crowd.

Distrust anything that is too good to be true. Whether it is a get rich scheme, a beautiful person or couple flirting and coming on to you, a cheap way to sight-see without a established tour guide-DO not trust it and back away.

Contact the authorities if any stranger ever asks you to deliver or give a message. Especially if they offer you money.

Avoid stopping when walking on the street to give money or cigarettes. Just say "No thank you." Never walk to someones car to give directions. Keep your eyes in front of you and walk quickly.

Remember to be alert to people following you. If you are in a bar or hotel and you feel you are being watched, you most likely are right. Again trust that instinct. Call a friend to join or come get you if alone.

Practice being calm. Force yourself to think about the steps you will do and do not focus on how scared and upset you are

Consider that many robberies take place on quiet streets. Criminals look for a 'lone' victim. They also love tourists because they are busy and distracted. Stay on guard. Do not talk and get lost in a phone conversation while walking in public.

Blend in as best as you can. Try not to draw attention to yourself.

Get to know people. It's always good to know someone in the neighborhood who you can go to for help.


WE ALSO FEATURED:

An interviewed that was not in fact aired last week due to technical problems experienced. That interview was with Courtney Sampson from the IEC. To speak about registeration weekend, the outcome, if you didn't register yet what to do etc also we just touched on what's to happen from now until election day.

We also played an interviewed done last week with Des van Niekerk who joined us to speak about Single fathers, the difficulties experienced when raising their kids especially raising young girls also difficulties faced with the law.

Then on from the woman's perspective we spoke to Anita Grant a social worker and councillor at the parent centre and she discussed with us about Single Mothers their difficulties, the increase there of etc. Also providing single moms some useful tips, if in need.


QUOTE OF THE DAY[best quote of last week]

HUGH DOWN: A Happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.

That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo with me Denisia Adams. Take Care make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real……!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

===+++++ART - C +++++===
by Denisia Adams

"It's Friday and i'm ready to sway pick my girls and hit the party thang, tonight ..etc etc", that's the lyrics (or at least what I think is) to the song Back and Forth done by the late great Aliyah. I feel these words describe my feelings best right now. Anyway today on the Morning CRuise aka MC it was Art - C friday where we kept all about entertainment, arts and culture. You can catch Art - C Friday every Friday only on the Morning Cruise…..but we still bring you the favourites which is also our daily features on the show which is the word of the day, the S.A Trivia Question, tips, did you knows , the Quote at the end of the show also we discuss or chat about different topics here live on the show, now if you’d like us to discuss or chat about a specific subject or topic on the show by all means email that to mc@bushradio.co.za. …… the Morning Cruise doesn’t stop there we also have our info guide and interesting interviews taking place through out the day.

So today the topic discussed was emails aka junk mail. I enjoy receiving emails from friends at work but I must say I do dislike emails that force you forward the email. And then there’s that threatening message at the end stating if you don’t send it 11 people you’ll have bad luck or you not a true friend. WHAT IS THAT?! trying to put you on a guilt trip because you happen to be busy.

WORD OF THE DAY

Misnomer M – I – S – N – O – M – E - R; a wrong or inacurrate name or term

S.A TRIVIA QUESTION

Qu. What well known South African actress born in 1955 born in Upington has a name of a rose and loves it.

A – Conny Fergison B- Shaleen-Surtie Richards or C- Florence Masebe

And the answer is B - Shaleen-Surtie Richards.
She Became a professional actress in 1984. Her awards as best actress started as far back as 1978 when she was still an amateur and since then she wins top awards virtually annually for her work. In total she has won 36 awards.

DID YOU KNOW

South Africa's DJ Jazzy D’s real name is Jazzy Diadora. His from the Gauteng Province. He has produced for Jamali, Tk, Dr Victor, Denim & Kabelo. Also did you know his Lady Soul remix made No.1 on 25 radio stations in South Africa…..

……Also did you know that the most viewed South African celeb is LEE-ANN Liebenberg.

INFO GUIDE
This weekends gigs to attend:
# Original Cape Art is hosting an exhibition of work by 20 Cape Artists and Ceramic Artists at the Sanlam Hall, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Entrance is free. The exhibition is ending today at 5pm. For more information call 021 7998641

# The next major production at the Artscape is The Return written by Fatima Dike. The Return is set in the Somdaka home in Langa, Cape Town’s oldest black township. Buntu returns to South Africa and his parents after eighteen years of being in exile and working in the United States. With him he brings his African-American wife. Young, high-powered professionals, Buntu and his wife, discover there is a lot of unfinished business awaiting them. Trsaditional African value systems do not sit well with an empowered younger generation. This really ssounds like a great production to see. It is showing at the Artscape Arena until November 29. To book your ticket call the Artscape Dial-a-Seat on 021 - 421 7695.

# If you are looking for something fun and soothing on your Sunday afternoon while you are enjoying a great lunch – go to Fogeys Railway House Restaurant – at the Upstairs Railway Station Building in the Main Road of Muizenberg. Listen to a light jazz and swing band who plays every Sunday from 13h00 to 15h30 with various musicians to entertain you. For more information call 021 7883252 or e-mail them to: info@fogeys.co.za


# Le Club '08 Social club presents a Karoake. A fun filled evening filled with laughter and lots of dancing. It’s going to be held at the Colorardo hall in Mitchell's Plain. It starts at 8pm and tickets are R20 – 00. I spoke to Jasmine Louw who is one of the Organisors who told me about who they are and what they do. For more information contact Jasmine @ 084 9725191 or 021 371 5170.

And that is it for gig guide this week. If you have any event you would like us to announce or you have missed anythig then give me a call on 021 448 5450 or e-mail me to mc@bushradio.co.za. Alternalively fax the Morning Cruise on 021 448 5451

WE ALSO FEATURED:

An interview with Pretty Yembe whose playing the lead character in the Opera, the Coronation of Poppea. She spoke to us about the storyline and the difficulty in playing a character that is the complete opposite to her etc. Now this opera production can be seen at the artscape in Cape Town.

We then played a documentary done by Martine de Souza and it was about bringing films to the rural countries of Africa.

Lastly we kicked off with an interview with Gerard Samuels director of the UCT dance school production called Words in Motion.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Oliver Goldsmith: Our greatest glory consist not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo with me Denisia Adams. Take Care …... make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real……!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

***:::: COMMUNITY BUZZ:::***

Hello to you how's the Thursday going so far? Mine was all fab and wonderful and that goes for the show as well. It was Community BUZZ on MC (morning cruise) where we keeping you in touch and in tune with your community developments, NGO’s etc. Community BUZZ happens every Thursday Morning not once a week or once a month but every Thursday only on the Morning Cruise…..but we still brought you the favourites which is also our daily features on the show which is the word of the day, the S.A Trivia Question, tips, did you knows , the Quote at the end of the show also we discuss or chat about different topics. The Morning Cruise doesn’t stop there we also have our info guide also we have interesting interviews happening throughout the day.
I was discussing with someone yesterday about these economical cars, light on petrol etc. Don't get me wrong, I have a economical car and yes I appreciate the fact that I save more on petrol money than others at times but I do value my life as well. Now these cars are really light and light in general but in the kind of weather we’ve been experiencing(black south easter) don’t you find it to be dangerous, there’s always a catch.


WORD OF THE DAY

Florid F- L – O – R – I – D; having a red or flushed complexion


S.A TRIVIA QUESTION

Q. Name all nine South African Provinces :


A. The Eastern Cape, The Free State, Limpopo, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, The Northern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, North West , The Western Cape.


DID YOU KNOW:

Forks were first used in the Middle Ages, but eating with one was considered scandalous.


TIP OF THE DAY:
Today’s tip of the day is about How to be streetwise

1.Trust your gut instinct in any situation. Many people ignore that little warning voice inside of themselves. It is better to be paranoid than to become a victim.

2. Train yourself to be extra careful and alert around crowds. Watch and note any suspicious behavior. Criminals love crowds because they distract most people. Instruct your friends and family to be aware as well. Carry wallets,backpacks and purses in front of your body and never set anything down even for a 'minute' unless you are sitting and it is in front of you in your hands.

3. Understand that evil comes in many forms. Stereotypes of what evil looks like in people cause people to relax in front of strangers.

4. Learn that losing control in ANY public setting is just plain dangerous. If you are even tipsy, your guard goes down.

5. Hold children's hands in public. Do not let them get in front or behind you in a crowd.

6.Distrust anything that is too good to be true. Whether it is a get rich scheme, a beautiful person or couple flirting and coming on to you, a cheap way to sight-see without a established tour guide-DO not trust it and back away.

7. Contact the authorities if any stranger ever asks you to deliver or give a message. Especially if they offer you money.

8. Avoid stopping when walking on the street to give money or cigarettes. Just say "No thank you." Never walk to someones car to give directions. Keep your eyes in front of you and walk quickly.

9.Remember to be alert to people following you. If you are in a bar or hotel and you feel you are being watched, you most likely are right. Again trust that instinct. Call a friend to join or come get you if alone.


10.Practice being calm. Force yourself to think about the steps you will do and do not focus on how scared and upset you are

11.Consider that many robberies take place on quiet streets. Criminals look for a 'lone' victim. They also love tourists because they are busy and distracted. Stay on guard. Do not talk and get lost in a phone conversation while walking in public.

12.Blend in as best as you can. Try not to draw attention to yourself.

13.Get to know people. It's always good to know someone in the neighborhood who you can go to for help.

INFO GUIDE

# The Cape Kidney Association turns 30 and invites everyone to its patient and family support group this Saturday at the Mowbray Town Hall from 2 the afternoon until 4PM. For more information give Molly a call on 021 448 0817 or 083 265 7490

# The Animal Rescue Organisation who is dependent on public donations – urgently needs donations of books, CD’s and household items which they could sell to generate an income. So if you would like to help call them on 021 396 5511.

# Hope House is running a teen anger management course until the 18th of this month at 7h30 the evening. If you would like any more information and think that they can be useful to you call Hope House on 021 715 0424

# Cape Town Child Welfare is looking for safe homes for children who have been abused or neglected and temporarily removed from their own homes. The children are newborn babies and go up to the ages of 12 years. If you feel that you can offer a good, temporary safe home for these kids then don’t hesitate to give Yolandi Philander from Cape Town Child Welfare a call on 021 638 3127


------------If you have an event that you would like us to announce then e-mail me to mc@bushradio.co.za or call to 021 448 5450--------------------------------

WE ALSO FEATURED:

An interview with Peter Hendricks and Herbert Lutz from the Foster Care Loving Club. They informed us on what the club does how they care for foster children and support the foster parents etc. To find out more about the club call the chairperson, Peter on 083 455 49 38


We were also joined by Margeret van der Lingen from the Tape Aids for the blind who is celebrating their 50th birthday. We discussed how they've been educating the visually impaired and disabled. The Tape Aids for the Blind is basically an audio library and through audio they create awareness of aids and teach the visually impaired......To find out more visit www.tapeaids .com

Lastly we were joined in studio by Jenny Breda from the newly established Maitland CID. Their aim is to create a safer, clear and better area for the business industria who has been suffering at the hands of the increased crime rate.


QUOTE OF DAY

HUGH DOWN: A Happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.

That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo with me Denisia Adams. Take Care, make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real……!!!!!!!!!!