Francois van Coke
Lead singer, Fokofpolisiekar
Have you ever been arrested?
I have been arrested for being drunk & disorderly a couple of times. Nothing too serious.
Has your band name given you any trouble?
The name has not done us any harm to date, besides from narrow-minded Afrikaners who want to f**k us up or not let us play at their venues.
What about singing in Afrikaans – is that a limitation?
Singing in Afrikaans will obviously marginalize our audience, but that is who we are and what we do. Hopefully the people who see the show will be convinced regardless of the language.
How old were you when you lost your virginity?
The ripe old age of 19.
What's your worst physical feature?
My beer boep.
Did you have a nickname in high school?
‘Dominee’, which is Afrikaans for ‘Reverend’. I am the son of a preacher man.
How do the folks feel about your career choice then?
We understand each other. They do their thing, I do mine.
If they made a movie of your life, who would play you?
Some young hunk.
What music do you like to make out to?
Deicide (That’s God killing, folks. Aah, cute).
Who's your hero?
Bon Scott (AC/DC lead singer until his death in 1980).
What's the one thing you can't live without?
My toothbrush and cigarettes.
Are you concerned about global warming?
No. I danced in the snow in Johannesburg a couple of weeks ago.
What's your favourite movie character of all time?
Jeff Bridges as ‘The Dude’ in The Big Lebowski.
Can money buy happiness?
I haven't had enough to know.
Do you prefer rollercoasters or long walks on the beach?
If you put out a lonely hearts ad in the paper and you had 10 words, how would it read?
A 26 year old man NOT seeking friendship or love.
Even better answer.
What do you do with your time off?
Work on my partying habits.