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Number 450 on Taylor Mali’s List

I am honoured and privileged to be on Taylor Mali’s list

450. Brian C. (South Africa)

Monday, March 29, 2010

I was born in 1959 (4 days after the “Day The Music Died”, according to Don McLean) and spent a lifetime in corporate sales. I went self-employed in 2005 to follow my dreams.

More recently I decided to get involved in enabling and empowering people to embrace the power of the internet to help grow themselves and their businesses, especially South African musicians.

One of my biggest dreams was to give my children a better education than I ever had … and this is coming true now for my two sons aged 18 and 21 who are achieving so much thanks to quality education and teachers that actually give a damn.

I am in awe of Taylor Mali’s poems and poetry and have had to brush away the tears as I watch the YouTube videos over and over.

Seth Godin led me to discover Taylor Mali, and he has confirmed for me, that training and empowering (teaching, if you will) is where I want to spend my time and energy.

I dreamt of retiring at 50 … who needs to retire when I am having so much fun, generating income from doing what I love?

Not sure if I qualify to be added to your list, but trust me, you are an inspiration.

Brian Currin


Playlist Creator & Web Marketer. The son of a church organist father and pianist mother, South African born Brian Currin grew up surrounded by music. In his pre-teen years he realised that he had no real talent for playing music and he couldn't sing, so he immersed himself in the world of music by listening, exploring and researching. Which he still does today. He served in the military for five years, then spent many years in corporate sales and marketing until his involvement in the re-discovery of Rodriguez, opened up a whole new world for him. He was the Content Editor for Rhythm Online, South Africa's first online music store, from 2006 to 2012. He ran Mabu Vinyl, the iconic music store seen in the Oscar-winning "Searching For Sugar Man" film from 2013 to 2019. His voice could be heard on the streaming radio station All Jazz Radio where he hosted the Vagabond Show from 2012 to 2019. He is very involved in promoting South African music, and is the co-owner of a number of music-related websites including which he founded in 1999.

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