Songwriter and attorney Matthew van der Want speaks to interesting people.
Talkward with Matthew van der Want - episode 9 - John Ellis
Matthew talks to musician and songwriter John Ellis about all sorts of things, including his new album "Native", and how 9/11 messed up his band Tree (63)'s shot at international stardom.
TalkWard with Matthew vd Want - episode 8: Gail Schimmel
Gail Schimmel is the CEO of the Advertising Regulatory Board in South Africa and also a prolific author and respected colleague and friend. We had a very good talk, some weeks before the ARB's court victory in the Supreme Court of Appeal this past week. Her father, Fred Schimmel was a very talented artist.
TalkWard with Matthew van der Want: Episode 7 - Gus Silber
On this bumper end of year episode of TalkWard with Matthew van der Want, I talk to journalist, writer, screenwriter, author and media expert, Gus Silber. We discuss media, social media, the army, Kris Kristofferson, satire, his experiences with the law, and many other things. It was lovely to meet and have a conversation with Gus, who is as friendly, sensible, intelligent, witty and wise as he appears to his enormous social media followers.
The show contains excerpts of the track "Psychotropic" off my album "play my way" (2001) and my song "Comeback" off the Koppies ep (2021)
Talk Ward with Matthew van der Want - Episode 6: Stephanie Simpson (Engineer)
Back with a talk with an exceptional, civil, civil engineer. My talk with Stephanie Simpson.
TalkWard with Matthew van der Want Episode 5 - Asanda Buza
Back already with a new episode, featuring my conversation with personal trainer, hiking partner and friend, Asanda Buza, who grew up in Mdantsane in the Eastern Cape, moved to Jhb, waitered and waited around for a while, then pursued his goal of helping people to look and feel better, while practicing what he preaches. We discussed fitness, motivation, the law, boundaries (I learned that he trains a female Judge, but won’t say who). We discussed music too: Nas, Snoop Dog and Ye’s album “Donda”. Then we moved onto how it was to be a trainer during lockdown, zoom training and why “come to your home” trainers are not our type, unless you’re Asanda, in which case you will always be welcome.
Talk Ward with Matthew van der Want Episode 4: Alan Finlay
Welcome back! Finally, some Finlay. In this episode, I catch up with my long-term friend, poet, academic, journalist and media analyst, Alan Finlay, who has recently released a new anthology of poetry. Respect!