Monday, May 31, 2010

Tomorrow on Ominiscient Tuesday we explore the Film, 'Dying to stop' a production of Substance Films -socially relevant media

"Felinda is an alcoholic and wants to stop drinking, but she needs help. With no money and little state assistance she embarks on an emotional journey in search of sobriety and recovery."

Find out more tomorrow live at 11.05am (South African time).

Friday, May 28, 2010

Duo, BOMBA entertained us live in studio and we showcased a local production, 'Wa Was Djy' check it out .....

Entertainment, arts & culture
Before the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, the French, anticipating victory over the English, proposed to cut off the middle finger of all captured English soldiers to prevent them from drawing the renowned English longbow in the future. The famous weapon was made of the English Yew tree, and the act drawing the longbow was known as “plucking the yew,” or “pluck yew.” To the embarrassment of the French, the English won the battle and began mocking the French by waving their middle fingers, saying, “Pluck yew!” The letter “F” later crept into the symbolic gesture known as showing the finger or the highway salute – the universal sign of disrespect – because of the difficulty in pronouncing consonant clusters.

What do we South Africans celebrate every Friday in support of the national team and 2010 World Cup?
Answer: Football Friday
The initiative aims to build support and enthusiasm as the countdown to Africa's first World Cup gains momentum, by getting South Africans to wear a football jersey – first choice being a Bafana Bafana jersey – every Friday until the start of the World Cup in June 2010.

Learn the 10 basic steps to change negative attitudes
1. Acknowledge Your Negative Attitude:
You can't ignore it and expect it to disappear by itself. Do not try to convince others that they should change and think like you think. Ask them for suggestions and help.
2. Model positive behavior:
Choose someone successful with a positive attitude and imitate them.
3. Look for and identify the positives in all situations:
We forget to find the positive in each situation and we are addicted in focusing our mind in the negative part of the events. We are quick to dismiss others' ideas. We should try to identify the effort while kindly discussing the idea.
4. Give positive recognition:
Provide positive recognition as soon as you find out about good performance. Acknowledge other's efforts and you will change their attitude and win their cooperation.
5. Refrain from gossiping:
It is easy to get caught in the general complaining especially in informal discussions. When faced with negative conversations, consider changing the subject. You could suggest the following: "Let's talk about something more positive", or ask "how the situation could be solved."
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A duo called BOMBA, two self-taught guitarist from Congo. Bienvenue Mambote and Eric Omba do African music with a jazzy pop feel in French, Swahili and Lingala. Although they perform in Cape Town, Capetonians have responded really well to their ‘colourful’ music.

Lastly we spoke to Sasha Eaglehof and Natalia Da Rocha two cast members of a local production called Wa Was Djy, Natalia Da Rocha being the trainer and director. Wa Was Djy is a project used to showcase talent from the Applauz arts initiative that develops new talent since 2002. Was Djy is a nostalgic look at an untold socio-historic phenomenon of the Coloured musicians circa 1960, throughout the duration of the 1970’s. These are people like Danny Williams, Jonathan Butler, Richard Jon Smith, Invaders, Flames, Rockets, et al. These entertainers succeeded, in spite of the trappings of apartheid and its associated obscurity, to become social icons of their communities. To find out more on Applauz Arts Initiative visit

The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.- Anonymous
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, May 26, 2010

Are you against or for women to choose not to breed? Is it selfish? see what my guest and I discuss in the Gender Hub show


9/11 Attacks Linked to Rise in Miscarriages
Research suggests that the stress and shock experienced by pregnant women in the US in the wake of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks may have contributed to an increase in miscarriages of male fetuses. The study focused on miscarriages of male fetuses because it is believed that they are more sensitive to stress hormones than female fetuses. In September 2001, 12% more male babies were lost after the 20th week of pregnancy than in a typical September. Authors say their findings support the idea that a sense of "communal bereavement" led pregnant women who had no direct ties to those killed in the attacks to experience significant distress resulting in miscarriage.

Which two countries will be battling it out at the Cape Town stadium 11 June 2010?
Answer: Uruguay vs France

Improve mental and emotional health by taking care of yourself
In order to maintain and strengthen your mental and emotional health, it’s important to pay attention to your own needs and feelings. Don’t let stress and negative emotions build up. Try to maintain a balance between your daily responsibilities and the things you enjoy. If you take care of yourself, you’ll be better prepared to deal with challenges if and when they arise.

Tips and strategies for taking care of yourself:
Appeal to your senses. Stay calm and energized by appealing to the five senses: sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste. Listen to music that lifts your mood, place flowers where you will see and smell them, massage your hands and feet, or sip a warm drink.
Engage in meaningful, creative work. Do things that challenge your creativity and make you feel productive, whether or not you get paid for it – things like gardening, drawing, writing, playing an instrument, or building something in your workshop.
Get a pet. Yes, pets are a responsibility, but caring for one makes you feel needed and loved. There is no love quite as unconditional as the love a pet can give. Animals can also get you out of the house for exercise and expose you to new people and places.
Make leisure time a priority. Do things for no other reason than that it feels good to do them. Go to a funny movie, take a walk on the beach, listen to music, read a good book, or talk to a friend. Doing things just because they are fun is no indulgence. Play is an emotional and mental health necessity.
Make time for contemplation and appreciation. Think about the things you’re grateful for. Mediate, pray, enjoy the sunset, or simply take a moment to pay attention to what is good, positive, and beautiful as you go about your day.
Everyone is different; not all things will be equally beneficial to all people. Some people feel better relaxing and slowing down while others need more activity and more excitement or stimulation to feel better. The important thing is to find activities that you enjoy and that give you a boost.

Olivia Rose Innes and Adele Hamilton from They joined me this morning to discuss the Gender Hub topic, ‘Why certain women choose not to breed’. Olivia and Adele in fact together wrote the article we discussed called, “Why I choose not to breed”.

The significance of the article according to Olivia is that also it showcases the divide between women who have kids and those who do not. From an environmental aspect Olivia says overpopulation is a growing problem and individuals having kids indiscriminately perpetuate the problem. Olivia also mentioned that people always turn around and blame the poor for overpopulation which causes them to use up resources which is incorrect, first world kids use up way more resources. Adele on the other hand as a parent herself believes that women having children is inevitable it’s unstoppable, it’s a natural urge but for Olivia it’s the opposite she actually never had that urge. What this illustrates is that there are plenty of women in the world who never get THE urge.

The importance of writing an article that discusses this topic in my opinion is that it also showcases the choice woman have in the modern. Before women were recognised as “human” basically women were just seen as breeders, full stop, we didn’t have the right and privilege to be our own person. Now woman can choose to decide to be childfree and that choice should be respected it is our human right and should not be seen as selfish.

For some woman having children is but a dream because of being infertile etc. Then there is the social pressure to be a mother/”really woman” as well. Choosing to have kids is a wonderful thing however Adele, Olivia and I agree that people should make a more educated choice or be more realistic the last thing we need is another unwanted baby.

Read the article and make up your own mind:

People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care. – Anonymous
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, May 21, 2010

Has hip hop legends Black Noise dissappeared? Not at all! find out more and check out multimedia production 'Son of the Wind'

all about entertainment arts & culture
Hello and good awesome Friday to you. It's been a while since the Morning Cruise last blogged but it's back in action. Check out what local (Cape Town, South Africa) groups we showcased as well as theatre production taking place and more.

Top 6 De-Stress Tips
Article: Meagan Karstens
Falling back into old habits? Here are our top 6 de-stress tips, guaranteed to lighten your load!

Procrastination, taking on too many tasks, overspending, unrealistic goals… these sound familiar? If we all know about the effects of stress and the sizeable toll it imposes on us emotionally, then why do we continue the debilitating trend that led so many of us to near failure in 2009?

Legendary Hip Hop group Black Noise who recently celebrated their 20th Anniversary by launching a brand new smashing album. The album “Garden Stone Soldiers” is unique with a new massive appeal. There’s live instrumentation, drums, bass, guitar, percussion, keyboards incorporating Rock, Soul, Funk and Hip Hop.

It all began in Cape Town in 1982 Black Noise was formed from members of the b-boy crews like, Pop Glide Crew, Supreme Team, Ballistic Rock and Jam Rock Crew. They were South Africa’s first all elements Hip Hop Group, i.e. DJ, MCs, B-boys, Graffiti Artists and Hip Hop Activists.
Make sure to join their facebook group Black Noise and visit

Lastly, artistic director of an exciting multimedia production, ‘Son of the Wind’, Misty Brodiaea. The production Son of the Wind is tales from South Africa’s often forgotten indigenous community – the San people, starring members of two San tribes, the !Xun and the Khwe living in the heart of the Northern Cape, South Africa. With the help of a spirit guide, Jackal, young Bushmen, Dala learns the truth of what his people suffered in Angola, caught in the midst of a war that was not theirs.

The production kicks off on the 27th May 2010 and ends 30th May 2010 at the Artscape in Cape Town

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!!!!!!!!!!