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After collecting rock albums, books and rock magazines for over forty years it's about time to open up the archives and put some of my favorite music on the big net. The music here is intended for review purposes only and is not a substitute for the original record company product. Please contact us directly regarding the removal of any potentially infringing material. READERS: Please use us as a buyer's guide and support the artists.

Change of Season (VI)

Uncategorised Posted on Sat, September 21, 2019 23:06:38

My favorite change of season; from summer to autumn. The season with the most beautiful colors.

And a song that got a grip on me and reflect the feeling of the change of season is a song by Emmett Tinley called: Don’Let Go

Professor Dr. Holger Czukay

Music Posted on Fri, August 30, 2019 23:56:15

“I hold professor dr. Holger Czukay personal responsible for expanding my mind at a very young age… “

This was a comment i wrote to a YouTube clip of Holger Czukay’s “Boatwoman song”. It’s a song from 1969 of Holger Czukay, bass player and sound explorer of the german band CAN. I have never succeeded in convincing my friends of the beauty of Can’s music. But remember, it’s in the end of the sixties and this crazy professor mixed short wave radio fragments with (very) experimental music. The song listed below is called “Persian Love” and is also a prime example of Czukay’s talent of mixing radio waves into songs. It’s from his first solo album after the group CAN broke up. Unfortunately Holger and drummer Jaki Liebezeit have passed away but this music will last forever !

Another Car-radio moment (4)

Music Posted on Fri, April 19, 2019 20:04:52

Holly Miranda – Waves (Live, acoustic)

Even better than the official release, this acoustic version with just guitar, violin and voice. No matter what i am doing… if this song comes up i gonna sit down and listen to the music. Marques Toliver on violin.

Car-radio moment (3)

Music Posted on Mon, March 18, 2019 20:18:47

Ok, this time it did NOT happen in the car while driving but sitting at the desk at home. The radio was on and they played this old song because it is featured in a new TV series (Umbrella Academy?). First i was intrigued by the voice. It reminded me of Amy Winehouse and Billy Holliday but with a true own timbre. Then the simple but beautiful melody of the song got a hold on me. Nothing left to do but listen, listen, and listen… and when the song ended i had to do a search on the YouTube. The composer of the song is surprisingly from an old hippie musician i know from the records from the Flower Power era. Dino Valente. Check out another gem of him: “Gone Again” by the group Quicksliver Messenger Service. The lady singing the song, and playing the guitar is Karen Dalton. She live a short and tragic life. Joni Mitchell was inspired off Karen’s music and she was friends and played with Fred Neil and Tim Hardin. This simple song is from the early seventies so no flashy video’s, just the music and a lot of goosebumps! If anyone is wondering who playing the incredible violin part on this (at the end), its Bobby Notkoff who did a lot of studio work on the east coast in the ’70s.

Glastonbury Fayre

Music Posted on Fri, November 16, 2018 19:16:28

In the early seventies of the former century i bought a triple vinyl album called “Glastonbury Fayre”. I don’t remember where i bought it and what the price was. I do remember i bought it coz it had my all-time favorite Grateful Dead’s “Dark Star” on side one. The full version of 24 minutes long… This album became the base for listening and collecting other albums by the UK artists on this record. The recordings of most of the acts on this album are actually live recordings made during the 1971 festival but not all… This was the second year of the festival, and the first incarnation of the Pyramid stage. The album was originally made to compensate the costs of the Glastonbury Festival and costed only 3 british pounds, only 5000 copies (!) Price now is much more for both the original release as for the reissue too. There was no monetary profit – it was free. Glastonbury Fayre was held at Worthy Farm, Pilton, near Shepton Mallet, Somerset, from Sunday June 20 to Thursday June 24, encompassing Midsummers Day. It was a fair in the medieval tradition, embodying the legends of the area, with music, dance, poetry, theatre, lights and the opportunity for spontaneous entertainments.

Unfortanately through the years i’ve lost the cover and the several inserts. I used the cover as a poster in my bedroom. It has a giant, blurred picture of a pyramid. In those days i was a dutch DeadHead, a fanatic fan of The Grateful Dead.
I remember there were only two more in the netherlands so i did most of the correspondence and trading of the audio concert tapes (with slow mail!) with English and American Deadheads. What a coincidence when i bought the re-issue of this album on the dutch side Marktplaats and the seller knew me from the old days. He was one of the two dutch deadheads and i even had visit him once in the eighties to talk about the music of the Grateful Dead. I’ve received the reissue this week and i’m thrilled. This is a fascinating album. Not only because it is a chronicle of the first of the famous Glastonbury festivals, but alsof or the music and the cover art. a DVD of Glastonbury Fayre — The Movie, Peter Neal‘s 87-minute, rarely shown documentary of the 1971 festival was also released.

Good quality vinyl, even a bit heavier, good sound quality, and all the extra inserts are included! First song to play on the record player is not Dark Star however, but the Out Demons Out of the Edgar Broughton Band. Other gems are the other long and trippy songs of Mighty Baby and Gong but all songs are quit interesting.

The Music:

Grateful Dead – Dark Star recorded at Empire Pool, Wembley

Gong – Glad Stoned Buried…The song is getting in the groove when a power fall-out occurs. Daevid Allen explains that the whole set consists of one long song but the music after the fall-out seems much more improvised.

Edgar Broughton Band – Out Demons Out I don’t know if the Broughtons are trying to play against the weather or are they singing against the elite because this was a heck of an anarchistic band !

Mighty Baby – A blanket in my muesli Beautiful english psychedelia

Pete Townshend – Classified This song was later released as a B-Side of a single, recorded at Pete Townshend’s home

LP 1: Side 1;

  • Dark Star – Grateful Dead

LP 1: Side 2;

  • Love Song – Brinsley Schwarz
  • A Blanket In My Muesli – Mighty Baby

LP 2: Side 1;

  • Sunken Rags – Marc Bolan
  • Classified – Pete Townshend
  • Supermen – David Bowie
  • Silver Machine And Welcome – Hawkwind
  • Sun Music – Skin Alley

LP 2: Side 2;

  • Glad Stoned Buried Fielding Flash And Fresh Fest Footprints In My Memory – Gong

LP 3: Side 1;

  • Do It – Pink Fairies
  • Uncle Harry’s Last Freak Out – Pink Fairies

LP 3: Side 2;

  • Out Demons Out – Edgar Broughton Band

Various – Glastonbury Fayre Festival


Akarma ‎– AK 367/3


3 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Reissue





Barcode: 8 026575 367111

Comes in an amazing 4fold 63,5 x 94,5 cm cardboard poster-cover with all original material as replicas included:

1) superb 32 page illustrated booklet;

2) fold-out cut-out silver pyramid insert;

3) fold-out cut-out geodesic dome insert;

4) fold-out track listing insert;

5) poster with photos.

All housed in a custom printed pvc outer sleeve.

De Taalstaat

Music Posted on Sat, June 02, 2018 22:18:53

Frits Spits overtreft zichzelf met het radioprogramma “De Taalstaat”. Interessante onderwerpen en veel mooie nederlandse/vlaamse liedjes zoals deze van Rob de Nijs. Pardon, wie? Ja, Rob de Nijs zingt samen met Frederique Spigt haar liedje “ik ben bij je”.

King of Africa

Music Posted on Sun, December 24, 2017 01:17:32

It is said that musical genius’ often get their recognition some 50 to 100 years after their death… This won’t do for Bob Marley. I think he got recognition during lifetime. And then there is James Brown, godfather of Funk. He’s already appreciated and loved by many but i think in time he will be even more appreciated in coming years. And then there is the King Of Africa, Fela Anikulupo Ransome Kuti…. His music is appreciated by a small group of collectors. I am convinced that 50 years from now his music will be recognised as the best music that ever came from Africa !

Hippie song (?)

Music Posted on Thu, November 16, 2017 00:31:25

In the late sixties my niece Jet introduced to some of the strangest music i never heard before. The music of Melanie, Pink Floyd and Neil Young. Melanie was an instant sing-along, Pink Floyd needed some more time but became a life-time favorite too. Neil Young was another story. I was too young to be interested in the lyrics but i found the music awesome. …just didn’t know about his voice… It took some time to appreciate it. Now, more than four decades later, i have the same experience. The music and the words of her songs hit me instantly but it took some time to get familiar with her voice. Now not a day will pass without listening to one of her beautiful songs…! oh, were we lost together you know we were sad that silence in everything from the beginning you’re here I would like to get some rest so the kids no longer have to see us fighting the world is a funny thing well I thought that this was for making love and making my beautiful babies I never thought that I’d look back and see what I didn’t have to give and just what they did not get those beautiful babies oh were we lost together you know we were side by side losing everything we were just a pair of kids oh, the stupid things we did in the madness they were calling the revolution and what a funny thing it is whatI I thought that this was for making love and making more beautiful babies I never thought that I’d look back and find how we left them at the door with their eyes so full of war wars are our family

Cover me (10)

Music Posted on Mon, October 23, 2017 23:31:51

Will Young – One World

The late John Martyn wrote so many beautiful songs but I find ‘One World’ one of his most beautiful songs. And it’s not an easy song to cover. But Will Youngs captures the atmosphere perfectly…

Change of Season (V)

Music Posted on Sun, October 08, 2017 23:20:16

When the leaves come falling down… That means my favorite season has begun; autumn. So many different colours, the wind shakes the leaves of the tree, the rain washes you clean, and the evenings become longer and longer again!

The Art of Improvisation (7)

Music Posted on Sat, September 16, 2017 23:31:08

Actually, the title should read: “The Art of Directed Improvisation”. It’s band leader John Zorn who decides and directs this band like a modern day Frank Zappa… But he does a miraculous job! Listen to the guitar of Mark Ribot. He looks like an average teacher German Language but plays the guitar like Jimi Hendrix would have played if he was still alive. The pounding drums of Joey Baron adds to the intensity if the music. Strange but beautiful percussion sounds by Cyro Baptista. Never heard such inter-active and intens band playing since the high days of the Grateful Dead.

Cover me (8)

Music Posted on Mon, July 31, 2017 23:15:43

Yet another beautiful cover version of one of my most favorite John Martyn’s songs: “I don’t wanna know”.

From darkness to light

Music Posted on Mon, April 17, 2017 00:24:37

Please use the first 5 minutes of this song as an intro to prepare a good glass of whisky or a big glass of cold beer. Maybe even make yourself a big, long spliff… Then sit back, relax, pump up the volume and let the music take control. It’s so strong it will take you from Darkness to Light !

Shawn James Live in the Nix

Music Posted on Wed, March 01, 2017 23:08:40

(under construction)

Enschede, 25 feb. 2017. Shawn has left his Shapeshifters band in the US of A and has begun an extended European Tour. This concert was recorded in the NiXenMeer Blues Club. Despite severe throat problems which made him cancel the previous two shows this was a great concert. Here’s a link to a review.
The full 90+ min. concert (unedited) is now online. You can watch it by clicking the picture below. With a big thanks to Shawn & Michelle for another great night and Mercedes for the video-recording!

No more Idols (VI)

Music Posted on Mon, January 02, 2017 22:09:58

Who needs commercial TV like Idols, Voice of Holland and other shitty PlayBack Shows while we have the real thing right here on the YouTube…

Cover me (9)

Music Posted on Mon, December 26, 2016 01:46:42

Today, on christmas day, the sad news of the passing of George Michael came through. I’ve never had that much with xmas, nor with xmas songs. But “Last Christmas” of Wham was an exception. I could listen to this record all year long. And there are so much other songs of George Michael… Here’s a cover of a beautiful song by Rufus Wainwright. Only 53 years old, Rest in Peace mr. Georgius Kyriacos Panayiotou.

The art of improvisation (V)

Music Posted on Sat, December 24, 2016 01:48:09

Ok, let’s start the song and see where it ends… It doesnt matter if you focus on the guitar, organ, bass or drums. They mix all together wonderful in this jam of Jerry Garcia’s “Don’t let go”

Cover me (8)

Music Posted on Sun, December 18, 2016 22:53:38

If you feel the music it doesn’t matter what color you are… here’s a cover of the powerful song ‘Upside Down’ (Fela Kuti) performed by Newen Afrobeat :

A trip to the moon (1902)

Music Posted on Mon, December 12, 2016 22:36:17

The first science fiction film ever made! Year of production: 1902. So it is a silent movie. I’ve taken the liberty to add the music of the german rock group CAN with the song “Future Days”.

. A Trip to the Moon (Le Voyage dans la Lune) was directed by George Méliès and inspired by Jules Verne. It could very well be that Roger Dean was inspired by this movie… Wikipedia article >>>>

Dutch ProgRock (I)

Music Posted on Thu, November 24, 2016 00:39:43

“Music makes my song” is a song from a solo album of one of hollands most influential Prog-Rock musicians: Robert Jan Stips. He made fame in the late sixties with the group Supersister, later joined Golden Earring, and is still active with the group “Nits”. Excuses for the low-fi quality i made from my LP…

Triple Cohen

Music Posted on Fri, November 11, 2016 23:20:34

It’s a sad day for music lovers. Leonard Cohen has passed away. This is the man that made me realize rock music isn’t about music alone. The words also matter. Here’s a list of the three songs i love the most.

#3 First we take Manhattan

#2 So Long Marianne
#1 Partisan van Veen remembers Leonard Cohen:
Leonard Cohen is vannacht overleden,
vertelde Edith mij bij het ontbijt.
Staarde een tijdje
naar iets op de muur,
beelden stroomden door mijn hoofd.
Een vriendelijk ernstige man
met grapjes in zijn ogen.
een borsalino,
rook van sigaretten,
half gevulde glazen, kleedkamers,
woorden, zinnen, gedichten.
Dacht aan Georges Moustaki,
zijn Franse broeder in het dichten.
Bob Dylan,
die de zwarte stad om Cohens
verlichte etage bezong.
Voelde zijn kleine hand in de mijne.
Zag me zo dikwijls staan zingen
van dat meisje dat je meeneemt
naar de rand van het water
waar je naar keek
als herinnering voor later.
Een lieve, wijze man
is heengegaan.
Moet verder
met dat droevig weten.

Herman van Veen

Change of season (IV)

Music Posted on Sun, October 02, 2016 23:49:44

When the leaves come falling down… That means my favorite season has begun; autumn. So many different colours, the wind shakes the leaves of the tree, the rain washes you clean, and the evenings become longer and longer again!

Cover me … (7)

Music Posted on Tue, September 13, 2016 22:13:33

“A friend of the devil is a friend of me” There’s no Deadhead who can’t sing along with this song. I always think of it as Bobby’s Weir ultimate cowboy song. But here he takes a step back and let’s Grace Potter do her version of the song. It’s a slowed down version, with a nice carpet…, great vocals, a driving double drum, and great grand piano, guitar and steel-guitar! And look at all those happy Deadheads sing along at 1.47 min. !

Art for Art’s Sake, Money for God’s Sake

Music Posted on Sun, August 28, 2016 23:20:00

Sometimes i buy an album or single of an artist i’ve never heard of before. It’s the album cover art that want’s me to check out the artist. And sometimes its the other way around; the music get’s to me and the cover art of the album/single is a bonus.
My first album of the Quicksilver Messenger Sevice was “Happy Trails”. It was dynamite: both the music and the cover of the album. Here’s an album i bought this week on the local eBay (Marktplaats). I already have this album but this copy will be framed and get a nice place on the wall in our living room…

Cover me… (6)

Music Posted on Sun, August 28, 2016 22:45:46

Gil Scott Heron, the founding father of rap, has a song about his drug addiction aptly titled “Home is where the hatred is”. His music is a mix of poetry, jazz, soul and rock and i recommend to check out all the albums he has made.

James Chance, the founding father of the Punk, No Wave, New Wave music scene in New York. Also know as James White and the Blacks. He once did a perfect remake of James Brown’s “King Heroin”. Here’s a cover he did of the classic Gil Scott Heron song.

l’Homme de plusieurs vies

Music Posted on Sat, August 13, 2016 23:36:51

Robert Wyatt, est l’homme de plusieurs vies, batteur flamboyant de Soft Machine, il est tiraillé entre son amour du jazz et la violence du rock. Après une phase de dépression chronique et alcoolisme, un accident le cloue sur une chaise roulante et le contraint à se réinventer.

Cover me … (5)

Music Posted on Thu, August 11, 2016 22:55:55

“It’s too late” from Carole king’s landmark album “Tapestry” has always been a favorite song of me. But when I played my brothers record “Isley Brothers Live” i was really impressed with the mix of funk, soul, great guitar and vocals. So here it is, a superlong version with tributes to Ray Charles and Jimi Hendrix included. Play it loud !!!

Nederpop (1)

Music Posted on Sun, August 07, 2016 00:11:42

… voor ik vergeet dat hier een kerk heeft gestaan, en dat Bart achter het orgel ging zitten. voor ik vergeet dat Bert en ik de trappen van de oude gracht afdaalden, op zoek naar verlichting, voor ik vergeet met wie we naar de Breizh gingen, koninginnedag, Pleun op de paal met een Kandhar spliff in zijn hand, voor ik vergeet wie toen mijn vrienden zijn geweest en ik niets meer weet van straten en examens en vacanties en ruzie op een feest in de Kashbar…

Carradio-moment (2)

Music Posted on Sat, August 06, 2016 23:48:58

Today it happened again… Driving around in the car and suddenly there is a beautiful song on the radio that you have never heard before. The rhythm gets to me, a haunting vocal and strange breaks, and I would really like to know the artists name but it’s not sure if the DJ will mention it. So i took my phone and recorded the last half minute. At home i listened back and did a Google search for ‘Truck dealer’ and ‘Wise blood’. Damn, no hits…! A further search brought me to the right video-clip. Nothing special really, in fact a little simple… Low budget, not perfectly syncd, no sharp and speedy cuts, but oh so beautiful. The music reminds me of the Beach Boys, Electric Light Orchestra, but with a very up-to-date feel.


Music Posted on Sun, June 19, 2016 01:15:27

And now for something completely different… a list of my favorite three poems:

Weet je nog (Herman van Veen/Frank Lodeizen)

Weet je nog, toen de wind, de bomen tergde

en hen de mantels, van het lichaam trok.

Dat wij samen,

de regen kletterde bij stromen,

schuilden en jij zo schrok.

Toen ik je zei, dat dit het eind was

en voorgoed onze wegen zouden scheiden,

m’n arme kind ‘t is droevig maar het moet,

beter is het heen te gaan.

Ik zweeg en jij schreide,

weet je nog, dat mijn hand de jouwe zachtjes drukte,

omdat jij spoedig zou zien dat ik niet de beste was,

en dat jij door je tranen lachte en zei; misschien…

Nu is het herfst opnieuw en ‘t regent,

maar alleen schuil ik onder het lover,

denk aan jou en ween.

Voor de verre prinses (Hans Zilver / J. Slauerhoff)

Wij komen nooit meer saam:

De wereld drong zich tusschenbeide.

Soms staan wij beiden ’s nachts aan ’t raam,

Maar andre sterren zien we in andre tijden.

Uw land is zoo ver van mijn land verwijderd:

Van licht tot verste duisternis – dat ik

Op vleuglen van verlangen rustloos reizend,

U zou begroeten met mijn stervenssnik.

Maar als het waar is dat door groote droomen

Het zwaarst verlangen over wordt gebracht

Tot op de verste ster: dan zal ik komen,

Dan zal ik komen, iedren nacht.

J. Slauerhoff (1898-1936)

Do not go gentle into that good night (John Cale / Dylan Thomas)

Do not go gentle into that good night,

Old age should burn and rave at close of day;

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,

Because their words had forked no lightning they

Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,

And learn, too late, they grieved it on it’s way,

Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight

Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,

Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.

Do not go gentle into that good night.

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Keep on Truckin’

Music Posted on Sun, June 05, 2016 00:49:20

I was there with my buddy Bob Mayes. After years of collecting and trading live cassette tapes (TDK’s , Chrome Maxell, Ferro Philips) this was my first ever live Dead concert… The floor of the famous RockPalast was shaking and Phil’s bass was like thunder…
We followed the band with many american Deadheads further up on the road to Berlin and London and had the time of our life ! Some obscure photo’s and a signed book of Mickey Hart were all i had from this tour but thanks to YouTube all concerts are now on-line!


Music Posted on Sun, May 22, 2016 21:44:19

This is the second year Mr. Ryan McGarvey plays the annual Ribs & Blues Festival. He gave a beautiful concert at the main stage of the Raalter Festival. As always i had a hard time getting reasonable audio quality. The tent is very big, completely packed with happy people, talking, dancing and shouting. Hope you’ll like it anyway… Please click on the image for the complete concert, filmed with a Kodak Playsport and audio-taped with a Zoom Audio recorder.

nu – man o to

Music Posted on Sat, May 07, 2016 21:55:40

Being a fan of the music of Nicolas jaar I searched the You Tube channel for some simular music and found a beautiful song of NU, titled “Man O To”. Nine minutes of pure bliss.

I like the song so much that i decided to present you the 4 hour version !

Info from the YouTube reactions:

“this lyric is from an old persian poem by Rumi. Rumi was a well known poet in the twelve hundreds know for his romantic poems. Wanting to know more we found the following translation of the poem”.

“Sitting here, you and I, the courtyard breeze is cool. Two images, two forms, one thought, you and I. The orchard-shades, the songs of birds give up the world’s secrets When we find ourselves here in this garden The stars of distant galaxies come to gaze on us You and I, together, we show them the moon You and I, without ‘you’ and ‘I’, we are absolute joy Happy, free from empty words, such are you and I All those birds of paradise, full of childish envy While in that same place, you and I, we cannot help but laugh What’s truly strange is you and I, here together, now At once here in the west and at once here in the east such we always were You and I”

The art of improvisation (6)

Music Posted on Sat, April 16, 2016 00:43:26

Tribute to JC

Music Posted on Fri, March 25, 2016 22:55:08

Yesterday one of the best soccer players of the world died of lung cancer.
Johan Cruijff was not only one of the best soccer players ever, he was also one of the best team-players… And the two combined made him legendary.

Here’s a beautiful tribute by Viggo Waas, recorded from Dutch Radio, 16/4/2016 >>>>

Cover me…. (4)

Music Posted on Sat, March 12, 2016 23:10:53

John Martyn, aaah, he has written so many beautiful songs and has such a style of his own that you wouldn’t want to do a cover of one of his songs. But Richie Havens is a master in making other people’s songs his own and he does a beautiful job with this version of “I don’t wanna know about evil”

Cover me … (3)

Music Posted on Wed, January 13, 2016 01:34:08

It’s a sad day, mid januari 2016, and the Thin White Duke passed away at 69 years old. My favourite Bowie song is “Helden”, the german version. Here’s a nice cover version of that song in a King Crimson way starring Adrian Belew and Robert Fripp.

It’s hippie time again !

Music Posted on Sat, January 02, 2016 22:54:37

Kevin Ayers was a founding member of the “Soft Machine” but left the band too soon to go solo. This song is a favorite of mine. He also did it in a french version called “Puis Je ?” The french lyrics are beneath the videoclip. Could very well be that Mike Oldfield is playing the bass in this clip.

J’etais perdu dans la rue
Fatigue et mal au cul
J’ai vu un petit cafe
Avec une fille dedans
Et je lui disais

‘Puis-je m’asseoir aupres de toi
Pour te regarder?
J’aimerais la compagnie de ton soleil

Je ne veux pas plus que ca
Non, ca n’est pas une grande histoire
Encore un beau sourire
Et apres ca je peux partir

‘Puis-je m’asseoir aupres de toi
Pour te regarder?
J’aimerais bien la compagnie de ton soleil

The Revenant music score

Music Posted on Fri, January 01, 2016 19:06:47

Best movie of 2015 was “The Revenant” If you liked “Babel” and “Southern Comfort” than you will like this movie too…

Stockhausen started this all…

Music Posted on Sun, December 27, 2015 00:28:34

Karlheinz Stockhausen became very known for his ‘minimal music’ suits. For me it was a bit too abstract. But he influenced a lot of musicians and i like to present three long pieces of minimal, repititive, hypnotic music to you:

# 3 Philip Glass – Koyaanisqatsi A perfect match of images and music. The first in a series of three movies. # 2 Manuel Göttsching – E2 E4 From the founding member of Ashra Tempel, very hypnotic music from Germany.# 1 Simeon ten Holt – Canto ostinato This version is with four piano players and shows beautiful aerial photo’s of Karel Tomeï. Over one-and-a-half-hour of beautiful music: turn off the TV, set your phone in ‘silent mode’, make yourself comfortable, and dream away…

Cover me … (2)

Music Posted on Mon, December 14, 2015 23:45:16

Originally a Bruce Sringsteen song but Johnny Cash could have written it himself. In fact, i like his version even more than the original…

Springsteen list

Music Posted on Mon, December 14, 2015 22:52:05

It was about time i post a favorite top three Bruce Springsteen songs on my blog… But three just isn’t enough. So here it is; my most played Bruce songs:

#5 Streets of Philadelphia
#4 Secret Garden Ooh, where is this mysterious garden ? Futher up on the road A song for all the good buddies i’ve lost along the way… Johnny Cash did a (even more) beautiful version too!
#2 Meeting across the river A dark and moody song from a very young Bruce. Street language becomes poetry.
#1 Hungry Heart This is such a ‘feel good’ song, a celebration of life and so much fun to watch !

December list

Music Posted on Sun, December 13, 2015 00:26:41

It’s almost mid-december and time for the ‘years-end’ lists. This time no best or worst albums of the year but a top three of the best watched YouTube video’s i’ve posted. Almost half a million views and these video’s took the most hits in 2015 .

1.) John Mayall – Room to move A real classic from an original UK bluesman. This is a clip i recorded in the big tent at the Raalte Rib’s and Blues Festival. I had a hard time getting the sound right, and although i didn’t get it to an acceptable level it’s still one of the most watched video-clips. And that’s only because of the old maestro is still getting it together, and because of a exceptional bass solo. (24.869 hits)
2.) James Booker with Jerry Garcia – Slowly But Surely Often the most viewed video-clips are not my personal favorite video-clips but in this case it is. The audio was taken from a Jerry Garcia bootleg LP and the photo’s were sampled from the big internet. I didn’t expect such a big responce to a non-video bootleg recording of a studio jam session but it is so good to see that this music is so appreciated. (14.258 hits)3.) Daniel Norgren – Whatever turns you on Recorded on the crowning day in the garden of the Orphanage House at Deventer. I first saw him on a record-release party at my home town in Hellendoorn, and later followed him up in to Sweden to hear his music. This video-clip shows Daniel still in his one-man band era, well, actually a two man band era… (9286 hits)

Shawn James and the Shapeshifters Live in Europe 2015

Music Posted on Thu, October 22, 2015 22:36:33

Here it is: 80 minutes of pure, raw, unedited, hard rocking Shawn James music ! This is the concert recording of the gig in ATAK, Enschede (NL) on 17 oct. 2015. Lots of songs from the new album “The Gospel according to Shawn James & The Shapeshiftes” and some older classics at the end of the concert. The images are a bit shaky from time to time. Sorry for that, we were taking away by the music… Thanks to Shawn and his band for a great gig, to Grolsch for the best beer, and to Mercedes (MFP) for helping me make this video.

Earlier posts on Shawn James:

Shawn James Kickstarters’ Unpack Party

The Atak concert from the Europe Tour 2014

Shawn James and the Shapeshifters Live !

Music Posted on Sat, October 17, 2015 01:16:34

Shawn and his band are in Europe again ! Their first european concert was last year in the Atak club, Enschede, and this year they will rock the ATAK club again! But before this concert the band did a studio jam at Omroep Friesland.
Click on the photo to see two songs of this session.

© Omroep Friesland, Noardewyn Live

Bertus Borgers – Ode to the Jukebox

Music Posted on Sat, October 17, 2015 00:39:44

One of the first albums that blew me away was an album by the “Mr. Albert Show – Warm Motor”. Dutch rock from a band of the southern part of the Netherlands. Front man Bertus Borgers gathered more fame later on with his band Sweet d’ Buster and with recordings with Herman Brood and Golden Earring. Here’s a clip in which he pays tribute to the jukebox. Unfortunately his story is in dutch but i’m sure most of you will recognize the message: “in the times before internet…”

Change of season (III)

Music Posted on Fri, October 09, 2015 22:31:10

It’s autumn again, my favorite season; strong winds, rain showers, falling leaves and colors that play. And longer nights to listen to good music. Like this cover of the classic King Crimson “Starless” song performed by The unthanks…

No more idols (VIII)

Music Posted on Fri, October 02, 2015 21:58:13

Who needs Voice of Holland, Idols and more of that commercial shit when there’s YouTube…?

From Irish Folk to African Jazz to American Country

Music Posted on Sun, September 13, 2015 00:14:52

Just two days before the BushMan embarks on another scandinavian journey. This time will be visiting Bergen and the Kjerag Rock. The music has already been selected: The official cd’s of Shawn James & The Shapeshifters – The Shapeshifter Trilogy (sold-out) and Garcia Live – Volume Four will accompany me on this journey.

Apart from these official cd’s i have an USB stick with almost 4GB of collected music from SoundCloud, YouTube and many other sources. If you would like to hear Spiritual Jazz, Ambient Sounds, Avant Garde, Irish Folk, African Jazz, Kingston Reggae and many more, check out the first comment of this post…

A new love can be found

Music Posted on Sun, August 09, 2015 12:49:49

One of the highlights of this years Ribs n Blues Festival was the concert of Daniel Romano and his band. All the way by boat, from the USA, to the country village of Raalte to perform some very nice modern country music. He played on the main stage and that was a pity because his music fits an intimate club or theater more. And with a rowdy public it was hard to get the sound right. Hope you’ll like it anyway…

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