National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

One day as I was sitting at my desk at work, I overheard my colleagues (females) having a conversation sounding something like this:

Female 1: You must touch yourself to find out…

Female 2: (giggles) what do you mean?

Female 1: No, I’m being serious, this is a good way to find out…

Female 2: That’s weird…

Female 1: But they also say that its your partner that normally finds out first…

Female 2: (giggles)

Me: Yor…

Female 1: *looks at me* I’m being serious your partner normally finds outs first if there’s lumps in your breast.


So they were talking about checking your breast for lumps for breast cancer. I don’t know what you guys were thinking…tsk, tsk 🙂

As you may or may not know, its breast cancer awareness month and it’s quite a serious issue. I am not going to throw all sort of facts at you or make all kinds of plea; however I just want to say that it’s something serious and it’s for your own benefit to have yourself checked out just like your HIV status, true story.

I will give you the details of the Cancer Association to find out any details:

Phone: 0800 22 66 22


You can find them on Facebook (CANSA: Fighting Cancer in South Africa) or Twitter (@CANSA)

To end I have a joke to tell…

Q: What kind of bees makes milk?

A: Boo-Bees

Ladies and Gents, keep your boobies healthy!



Why I Don’t Read/Watch The News

When I started to have constant access to internet, either via my phone or on my laptop I use to constantly read the news (i.e current affair news), and I use to hop between the various websites (News24, iAfrica, IOL), but over the last few months I have been reading less and less of the news.

I finally realised why…

News24 : Amplats strike: Man dies after shooting

iAfrica : Freeze Malema’s Assets – DA

IOL : Man Burns To Death at Amplats

Isnt this just sad?

I obviously just chose the headlines but once again the headlines is the story that normally draws you in to read the rest of the story. And if day in and day out that is the headlines, I don’t want to read it.

I understand that its journalism and that is what is needed to get people’s attention, but from further browsing those websites – I read that Oscar Pristorious is going to be on the Pierse Morgan’s show in the States, so this wasnt top story worthy? I’m just saying…

Without getting heavy on y’all, I’m just trying to say that we as “consumers” of these online news and newspapers also wants to read the stories that we can all share over lunch without having to say the words “I feel sad now” because that is normally what happens.

Those headlines I mentioned above is the reasons that I struggle to read news because I want to share that happy story that the News channels normally leaves for the last 2 minutes of the news, that story about the Dog that helped the cat out of the pool, you know that story right?

To conclude, I guess it’s easier to sell a “horror” story than a “happy” story, but I guess that is more our own problem, that we get drawn to that “horror” quicker than the “happy” story. So we cannot reallly blame the online news websites, they are just making a living. Something to think about.


Pharrell Williams, Musician? Artist? Genius?



I wrote this piece a while back – when My Space was still the Social Network to beat, thought I’d add it to my blog over here.

In today’s day and age, music has got to make your feet move with a certain body movement, not to hate on The Souljah Boys of our time but music isn’t all about making the money. Which brings me to my blog topic Pharrell Williams, the front man of the rock/pop/hip-hop trio N.E.R.D. one half of the legendary producers The Neptune’s, fashion icon, etc. the list can go on pretty long!

Did Pharrell sell out to his core fan base or is he staying true to what he always believed, and that’s just being different? I’m going for the latter. Pharrell has a unique style of beat making and even if some of his songs sound similar to one another, does it sound anything that you hear on your local radio stations? No! It sounds like a foreign planet is playing through your speakers.

This is his Discography:

1. In Search Of…(version 1)=Different

2. In Search Of…(version 2)=Different + there best work.

3. Clipse – Lord Willin’ = Different no doubt there best portfolio of beats.

4. Neptunes Present…Clones = Nothing you heard before

5. Fly Or Die = Different came with there new style (fashionwise)

6. Clipse – Hell Hath No Fury = Brilliant apparently when they started “falling off”


Kept this most critical piece of work for last, “oh Pharrell should stick to beat making”, “stick to high notes, leave the rapping for ‘Kanye” some of the few comments that were passed. My opinion Skateboard P came, saw, conquered with In My Mind, people fail to realise what his intention was with the album, it was to show the world that he has the ability to be diverse and on the 7 hip-hop tracks that was probably his downfall but he brought the heat no doubt, can anyone say Can I Have It Like That? He brought that heat!

I broke the album down song for song…

1. Can I Have It Like That? —->> P brought that fire, ’nuff said!

2. How Does It Feel? —->> Flow is on fire, lyrics above par, enough to get attention.

3. Raspy S**t —->> When I saw the name thought it would be a repeat of the summer classic Drop It Like its Hot, but P a bit held back on the beat and flow but that’s when you compare it Drop It Like Its Hot. The sample of Drop It Like Its Hot was utilised to perfection.

4. Best Friend —->> Justice!

5. You Can Do It Too —->> Live Performance does it justice, content 100% beat on par with content, flow a bit dodgy.

6. Keep It Playa —->> not a huge fan of Slim Thug, beat 100% think he out flowed the “experienced” one.

7. That Girl —->> Justice! I mean who does not like Snoop? Hot video as well.

R&B Section be aware I’m a be slightly bias.

8. Angel —->> First full length solo song after Frontin’ (my favourite song ever probably) so justice in my eyes.

9. Young Girl —->> Beat, lyrics, Jay-Z probably the best song on the album.

10. I Really Like You —->> Sung Beautifully Skateboard P.

11. Take it Off (Dim The Lights) —->> Beat and lyrics go nicely together 7 out of 10

12. Stay With Me —->> Pusha T doing wonders with his flow and P compliments his flow falsettoing away. Missed Malice on this track?

13. Baby —->> Live Performance very good, beat nicely done was Nelly needed?

14. Our Father —->> Definitely a filler, but jazz is a good avenue for N.E.R.D.

15. Number One —->> Brilliantly done! ‘Ye the chorus was enough.

16. Show You How To Hustle —->> Flow, beat compliments each other, does it justice!

Did Pharrell sell out to his core fan base or is he staying true to what he always believed, and that’s just being different? I’m going for the latter.


Let’s Get Blogging

Yo world, whadup?! I thought I’d start up a blog to share my thoughts in an extended form…well it was either this, or a long ass Facebook status, and I couldn’t put y’all through that.

I hope that what I decide to share, you would take the time to read but you also don’t have to, no pressure. What I will share though is just my thoughts, you can either agree or disagree, really not looking to start a debate.

I will share my opinions on things like music, movies, radio, current affairs, sports, technology etc. it’s to be noted that I’m not an expert on these topics it’s just my opinion, as much as possible I will try and point you in the direction of an expert.

I will try and post weekly or as often as something comes up, will not force things don’t your throat.

You can follow me on Twitter @jjkopman for more chatter.

This is just my thoughts, and I hope you enjoy it 🙂