This music is of Dollar Brand a South African jazz pianist. He later became Muslim and changed his name to Abdullah Ibrahim. We saw him live in Johannesburg.

                          South Africa

The music is by previously named Dollar Brand, a South African born musician who is a world class pianist. He now goes by the name of Abdullah Ibrahim since he became a converted muslim. We saw him perform in Johannesburg.

At the age of 22 I left England and went to S Africa to live and work. At that age it just seemed like a bit of an adventure.

Loved every minute of it. I was there during the apartheid years so it was a little different then than it is now' Actually.... it was fucking brutal!

Johannesburg

Karen and Rhona

Karen and Rhona

Rhona boyfriend Jeff--we played a lot of squash in those days.

Rhona boyfriend Jeff--we played a lot of squash in those days.

Karen in Hillbrow where we went often for coffee.

Karen in Hillbrow where we went often for coffee.

I lived here 8 years. Apartheid was the order of the day. You either accepted it or you went back from whence you came.

I lived here 8 years. Apartheid was the order of the day. You either accepted it or you went back from whence you came.

Frank's dog Shag leg

Frank's dog Shag leg

In S Africa I stayed with a friend who I knew from The Central Technical School in Sheffield, England. Frank Dillon. Bumped into him quite by accident in a Squash Club in S Africa. Had no idea he was even still alive till that night. Well he had a dog you see--- and it was perpetually horny. Wanted to shag your leg every chance it got. I believe the leg you see here is actually Karen's leg. She used to wear clog type shoes like that. Anyway that leg is getting a good shagging right now.

Here is a pic of Ian Colley (Sheffield) a Scotsman center and John Roger on the right.

Here is a pic of Ian Colley (Sheffield) a Scotsman center and John Roger on the right.

 
John Rogers! We met at the airport in N West Africa, actually the SAL Islands, where the plane was refueling. Turns out he was emigrating to S Africa with the same Immigration Outfit that I was! What a coincidink! John was a very splendid person but he didn't like living in Africa so he was only there a few weeks. Nevertheless some couple of years later I tracked him down back in Port Glasgow where we hit the Gantry hard and got massively hammered. I remember puking in his bathroom for an hour or more. Well-- memories hey? Wish I knew where he was now.

John Rogers! We met at the airport in N West Africa, actually the SAL Islands, where the plane was refueling. Turns out he was emigrating to S Africa with the same Immigration Outfit that I was! What a coincidink!

John was a very splendid person but he didn't like living in Africa so he was only there a few weeks. Nevertheless some couple of years later I tracked him down back in Port Glasgow where we hit the Gantry hard and got massively hammered. I remember puking in his bathroom for an hour or more. Well-- memories hey?

Wish I knew where he was now.

Chess in Joubert Park.

Chess in Joubert Park.

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Below are a couple of my favorite pics from Africa

One head two arses-- two heads one arse---one head one arse.

One head two arses-- two heads one arse---one head one arse.

Pipe Band at a Highland Gathering-- poor guy keeled right over in the heat.

Pipe Band at a Highland Gathering-- poor guy keeled right over in the heat.

Zulus dancing at the local Gold Mine.

Zulus dancing at the local Gold Mine.

The scariest animal in Africa.

The scariest animal in Africa.

Dung Beetle pushing his ball of poop.

Dung Beetle pushing his ball of poop.

In Krugersdorp Game Reserve

In Krugersdorp Game Reserve

This was everywhere during the Apartheid years.

This was everywhere during the Apartheid years.

Here the lions were thrown a dead horse. You can drive right up and watch and smell.

Here the lions were thrown a dead horse. You can drive right up and watch and smell.

Still has blood on his chops.

Still has blood on his chops.

The baboons will sit on your car hood and if you spray the windshield water they drink it. Keep in mind the winters are warm here so it is straight water from the tap.

The baboons will sit on your car hood and if you spray the windshield water they drink it. Keep in mind the winters are warm here so it is straight water from the tap.

Just strolling down the road.

Just strolling down the road.

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Our flat was above the garage.

Our flat was above the garage.

Above is a short, very old, Super8 movie of Karen dancing at one of the Highland Dancing Competitions at a local Scottish gathering.

Then a crazy little thing we did with Al (father) Al Jnr (son), David (son) and daughter Karen. Probably about 1975.