Chelsea Haith is perpetually tired and has made an art of complaining about it. She enjoys serenading her neighbour’s cat with terrible Tracy Chapman covers on her guitar and baking banana bread, which is known to have magical healing properties. Her ability to parallel park is world-renowned. When not chained to her desk she likes to drive too fast, ask South African musicians personal questions and imagine what life would be like if we all just did exactly what we wanted to in every moment of every day.
Sarah V. Sarah loves coffee, flowers and puddle-hopping. She believed her freckles were fairy dust until she was nine. Her wish is to find the words to heal the world, and until then she remains addicted to doodling.
Kerstin – Editor. Kerstin spends a lot of time sitting in bars, staring intently at total strangers. She is devoted to literature and makes snarky comments about popular culture. In her spare time, she fights crime in a catsuit and plots to overthrow evil dictatorships. She is camera-shy, so there are few recorded sightings of her in the wild.
Sarah B – Editor. Sarah spends most of her time with her nose stuck in a book or pressed against the screen of her camera. She is obsessed with cats, so beware. If you get too close to her you will be subjected to photos of her furry friends. She fully believes that she could be a brilliant game ranger in the Kruger Park…if only she didn’t hate snakes and all insects, and wasn’t allergic to long grass.
Jordan – “You don’t look like you’re from Joburg,” said a girl I met at the pub. “Hello Mr Colgate!” said a friend upon seeing me. “You’re getting fat,” said that friend’s brother, upon seeing me. “You look just like Jesus did when he was your age,” said an old lady in a restaurant. “You look so sexy when you read your book in public,” remarked a very creepy anonymous Facebook user in a post about me. “Are you sure you don’t smoke weed?” asked a speculative acquaintance. If this doesn’t tell you everything you need to know about me, I would not be surprised, because that was actually quite an arbitrary collection of observations made of me recently. But just know this much: If you’re looking for a smiley, fattening, sexily book-reading guy who looks like a high Jesus and is definitely not from Johannesburg… Then that’s an oddly specific thing to look for, but you’ve found your guy.
Leah – Editor. In a nutshell, I smoke too many cigarettes and drink way too many cups of tea but those two things are what fuel me to write about what I love. I love South African music and everyone and everything that comes with it. I am addicted to going to festivals, big and small, well-known and up and coming, I love it all. When I’m not doing that I spend my days puffing away on Aspen Lite while watching films and series, or having a drink at one of the local bars in Grahamstown. The one thing that I love more than music and music journalism is my cat, Baus Mausty. She is my spirit animal and I like her more than most people. Also because her name is fantastic.