Strange things people have given me after Battery 9 gigs [no.31]



After a gig in Pretoria – could have been at The Fridge or Viper Room in 1996/7 – I was gifted this beaut, by a not-so-goth-looking woman. Apart from being hilarious, it was a reference to the novel Onse Hymie (by Etienne Leroux), one of my favourites, which I had mentioned in an interview.  (Hymie Rabinowitz, the main character, is a trader in the Karoo, specialising in plastic buckets and golden pine cones.) I was very impressed.