28 February 2009
In a very strangely unprecedented act of music promotion, Tom the Mad Englishman and I will be spending the second half of March riding big, greasy, noisy motorbikes across the country from the most westerly to the most easterly point, from sea to the highest road in the country (well, in Lesotho, actually) and back to the sea again. Without setting foot... or wheel on tar road. Or that's the plan at least. This is the route - from Alexander Bay on the border of Namibia, to Kosi Bay on the border of Mozambique. Along the way we will be making a film about ourselves... falling off bikes, skinny dipping in the ocean at each end, falling off the bikes, trying to break the land speed record on the Verneukpan, getting lost, eating a LOT of dust, and generally behaving like idiots. And we'll also be filming the people we come across in the backwaters and byways of this beautiful country telling us what makes them happy. It's going to make a beautiful little film, and - you guessed it - the soundtrack is already finished. I've been told I make road tripping music. Well, I guess this is the ultimate "we'll see about that!!!!"