Friday, September 04, 2009

Find out about two extraordinary South African bands, Stereo Zen and ZeeQ only on the Morning Cruise …………….....................

By Denisia Adams

1. Out of or being beyond the normal course of nature; differing from the natural.

2. Surpassing the normal or usual; extraordinary: "Below his preternatural affability there is some acid and steel" (George F. Will).

3. Transcending the natural or material order; supernatural.

Which South African boxer was nicknamed ‘The Rose of Soweto’?
Answer: Dingaan Thobela

It was at a concert in Minneapolis in 1954 that Al Dvorin first closed Elvis's concerts with: "Ladies and Gentleman, Elvis has left the building. Thank you and good night." ALSO DID YOU KNOW Top-selling albums used to reach sales of 20 million copies before the advent of online piracy - by 2009 it had dropped to about 5 million

How to Be Less Withdrawn
Every time you go to a party, you just try to find a way to make yourself less noticeable, while social butterflies spin around, making new friends and having fun. You wish you could be one of those people who can have a great time with other people around? Read on!
1. Try to find enjoyment in being with someone else.
There must be someone you like and want to spend time with; maybe a family member, an old friend or your spouse. At first, don't try to look for this enjoyment in large groups; it will most likely make you feel uncomfortable. Practice your social skills with this person; talk about random things, try telling a joke once in a while, even if you're not used to it; just relax and enjoy the conversation.
2. Be more confident.
The main reason people are withdrawn is because they don't feel like they're good enough to expose themselves to others. Find out which are your insecurities and try to get over them.
3. Try to feel comfortable in any kind of social gathering.
The first social environment you should begin with is, naturally, school/work. The fact that you have a job to do there, one that would be best accomplished by collaborating with others, forces you to break out of your shell and interact with these people. Remember, it's not only about your social life, but also about your work. Have confidence in your skills and in your capacity to do your job well, and this may improve relationships with your colleagues, too.
4. Involve your friends in your hobbies and pastimes.
You like to go to the cinema? Don't do this by yourself; call a friend and ask him/her out. You enjoy jogging? Surely there's someone in your list of acquaintances that likes jogging, too. Withdrawn people tend to do much more things by themselves; therefore, they usually lack enjoyment in doing the same things with others.
5. Make more friends.
You surely know people that are really cool, but you're not really that close to. Try befriending them; you have nothing to lose, right? Or, if you completely lack any kind of acquaintances, try starting to practice a sport or signing up for a club. You'll have the opportunity to meet other people that have the same hobbies as you.
6. Spend more time around extroverts.
Notice their behavior, the way they talk to other people, how open they are to others. Take them as examples and try to apply these tricks in your everyday life.
7. Encourage yourself to speak up when you're in a group of people.
If you really believe in what you are about to say, then it's surely worth listening to and people will actually appreciate your comment. Once their eyes are on you, don't panic. Before saying something, repeat the sentence in your mind to make sure it sounds okay, then just say it; calmly, confidently, without getting nervous. Speak loudly and clearly, so people won't ask you to repeat what you just said. See? It's not that difficult.
8.Don't deliberately stay away from people.
You can be withdrawn because you've chosen to. Don't start with the idea that people are generally mean and only seek to make fun of you. When talking to somebody, be nice.

STEREO ZEN. We were joined by one of the members who goes by the name of Carlo Thompson. Thompson is a guitarist and vocalist for the band. Stereo Zen consist of four guys, drums, base, guitar and a dj who does scratching, sampling and mc’s. Not influenced by commercial rock they are influenced by their own experiences says Thompson, Stereo Zen takes Funk music and experimental rock and a dj and creates originality. Stereo Zen is currently one of the finalist in the Emerging Sound Battle of Bands, they’ve rocked at the Obz Festival and more. You can check them out at the Mercury Lounge in Long Street on the 14th September and at R.O.A.R in Obz on the 18th of September for the Battle of the Bands.

We were then joined by Leonie Avenant who is a member of the dance band, ZeeQ. ZeeQ is a thrilling electronic collaboration performing live dance and lounge music - pushing genre- and cultural limitations with a fusion of club, electro and trance tracks. ZeeQ performs four-on-the-floor house music with frequent break beats. The live set - Mario & Leonie - consists of vocals; Mac’s running Ableton Live and Reason on analog synths and Roland samplers to create a vibey electro sound with arpeggiators and LFOs. To find out where they perform and more visit

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Knowing is not enough; we must apply.Willing is not enough; we must do.

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!!!!!!!!!!

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