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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.

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

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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…

The art of improvisiation (5)

Music Posted on Mon, August 03, 2015 00:19:35

With maestro Hermeto Pascoal you’ll never know what to expect, except that it’s gonna be a thrilling trip…

Triple Wyatt

Music Posted on Sun, July 12, 2015 22:38:44

Every once in a while i can get a good deal on lp’s or cd’s offered on the dutch local Ebay market called “Marktplaats”. Today i bought three beautiful Robert Wyatt albums for a real soft price. The real masterpiece of the three is the “Rockbottom” album .
Robert Wyatt hit rock bottom after a fall which paralyzed him for life. The strange and introvert music of this album was written shortly before and after the fall. I can’t wait to receive the cd’s and copy the songs to my phone, listening to the music on my bike rides to and from work. This YouTube video is a raw live version of “Seasong”, performed for french television.


Music Posted on Sun, July 12, 2015 00:37:38

Most of the time i’m going for the real thing. But sometimes the real thing doesn’t happen anymore… This time there was a concert of the dutch Pink Floyd tribute band InFloyd. They played a three hour long concert at the ‘Open Lucht Theater’, performing the “Animals” and “Dark side of the moon” LP’s live and they did a hell of a job!
Click on the picture above for a chillin’ 10+ minutes excerpt of the concert.

Master of the strings

Music Posted on Sat, May 30, 2015 00:36:19

Pedal Steel Guitar aka The Sad Machine… Here’s a list of five songs featuring this wonderful instrument:

1.) Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Teach Your Children
Master of Strings: Jerry Garcia

2.) Sandy Denny It’ll Take A Long Time
Master of Strings: Sneeky Pete Kleinow

3.) Michael Nesmith & The First National Band: Joanne

Master of Strings: Orville Red Rhodes

4.) Gene Clark – Train Leaves Here This Morning

Master of Strings: ???

5.) Terry Reid – Without Expression

Master of Strings: David Lindley or BJ Cole (?)

Cover me … (1)

Music Posted on Sat, May 09, 2015 23:51:37

It seldom happens that a cover is better than the original. But sometimes it happens… like this one. The original is Nirvana’s “Smells like teen spirit”. A real classic and one has to have a nerve to cover this song. Well, Patti Smith has the nerves and she does a hell of a job !

Daniel Norgren’s “Alabursy” Tour

Music Posted on Tue, May 05, 2015 19:40:24

This time i didn’t have to go to Sweden to see Daniel Norgren perform. He came to Zwolle, the city i work, for a concert in his “Alabursy” european tour. It was a beautiful concert. No more ‘One man Band’ thing… Instead he played a lot more piano, sometimes the accordian and very intense guitar. A lot of songs from his latest album but also some older songs of which “Moonshine got me” was a real thriller! And i’m so proud of the limited edition, home made by the big man himself, Alesbury album that i bought after the gig. Here’s a beautiful song called “Like there was a door” and a very intense version of “Moonshine got me”, recorded by Mercedes on a Kodak PlaySport handycam and audio was recorded by me on a Zoom H2 Handy Recorder at the Hedon Music Club, Zwolle (NL) on the fourth of may, 2015. there was a door got me

Everything you know melts away like snow

Shawn James’ new album

Music Posted on Sun, May 03, 2015 00:30:29


Music Posted on Sat, April 25, 2015 23:08:34

“Heftig”, a dutch word word for “heavy”. A phrase you certainly can use for these three clips in no particular order. These video’s are quite graphic so a warning is in place: viewer discretion is advised.

nr. 1) So much trouble in the world. Short film for ‘Iron Sky’ by Paolo Nutini directed by Daniel Wolfe. A beautiful song by scottish singer/songwriter Paolo Nutini.
nr. 2) Willem Dafoe, Marina Abramović, and Carice van Houten star in this strange, haunting video: Antony and the Johnsons “Cut the World”. Directed by NABIL 3) from Michelangelo Antonioni’s masterpiece “Zabriskie Point” (1970) with Pink Floyd’s musical theme “Come In Number 51, Your Time Is Up” aka “Careful With That Axe, Eugene”).
update 20/5/2015: I would like to add another video to this list. It was never ment to be ‘heftig’ but this exposition of dead and prepared bodies could be experienced by many people as disturbing. The video was shot during our geocaching tour through Amsterdam while visiting the Body Worlds exposition.

Head Phone Songs, late 60’s/early 70’s

Music Posted on Fri, April 17, 2015 22:56:43

A list of the three most beautiful head phone songs from some thirty/forty years ago. Led Zep’s “Whole lotta love” is not included because this short list consists only of album tracks. Warning: these songs should be listened to by putting the black vinyl on the record player and turn the volume all the way up !

no. 1) Steve Miller Band – Song for our ancestors
Steve Miller’s first two LP’s were psychedelic masterworks. With a very young Boz Scaggs on vocals, the very original guitar of Steve Miller himself, and probably the first time fog horns were introduced into music… 2) Pink Floyd – The dark side of the moon
A Head Phone Song List without the Pink Floyd? A beautiful song about the side of the moon we have never seen before, at least, not before recently when the first photo’s emerged from the dark side of the moon. 3) Quicksilver Messenger Service – Who you do you love ?
A whole side of mind blowing psychedelic music that twisted my head around. John Cipollina’s on guitar is incredible but also listen to the audience take control at 12.30 min. followed by the bass at 16.30 min… !

Can -1969

Music Posted on Mon, April 06, 2015 00:56:12

The German kraut-rock (!?!) band CAN performing Little Star of Bethlehem with Malcolm Mooney on vocals. The year was 1969 but even in 2015 this music is ahead of its time…–0kT_v13xs%3Frel%3D0

Om de hoek

Music Posted on Tue, March 31, 2015 22:39:20

Binnenkort de cd presentatie van de band “Om de Hoek” in Hedon. Mooie luisterliedjes van de band uit Zwolle. Beslist een aanrader !

Sad News

Music Posted on Fri, March 27, 2015 22:16:16

I’ve listened lots of hours to that old british folkband Pentangle. Jackie McShee on the vocals, legendary Danny Thompson on the big bass, and those two great guitarists: Bert Jansch and John Renbourn. This music will stay forever…
So sorry and sad to hear of John’ Renbourn’s passing, 26 of march 2015.


Music Posted on Sat, February 14, 2015 00:19:53

Three beautiful folk songs in no particular order…

Cornelis Vreeswijk zingt Victor Jara – Ik zie Amanda (Te recuerdo Amanda)

While the Swedish version of this album has become a classic, the Dutch version has mostly been overlooked. It has never been released on CD and currently it is not available in any form. Seeger – My Rainbow Race

One blue sky above us
One ocean lapping all our shore
One earth so green and round Gwernig – Identity

To be born was their own masterpiece
Just to be alive was their own masterpiece

One more december list…

Music Posted on Sat, December 27, 2014 23:37:47

Okay, i know, it’s almost januari and everybody is fed up with the ‘end of the year’ lists. but here’s one last one, a list of the five records i’ve listened to most. It has nothing to do with sale lists, year of release, or any of those. Just a list of the music that gave me the most listening pleasure/energy/redemption…

1.) Daniel Norgren – Like there was a door

2.) Herman van Veen – Weet je nog / Do you remember?

3.) Mike Scott – Open

4.) Shawn James – Midnight dove

5.) Nicolas Jaar – Mi mujer

The ‘NOT FOR SALE’ collection

Music Posted on Sat, December 20, 2014 23:50:57

Years ago i decided i would sell a part of my record collection at the time i would get my pension. But the pension is being delayed for at least two years due to new government rules and crisis is hitting hard in europe… So there was a change in plan and most of my records are now for sale at Discogs.

A small part of the records is absolutely “not for sale” It’s my core collection… Records i’ve bought more than thirty years ago and still are being listened to, music i thought i was the only one listening to at the time but now many collectors are willin’ to pay high prices…

So here it is, a list of five. Music I can’t live without. The five I would take with me to desert island, in no particular order:

Robert Wyatt: I love the man, I love his convictions, but above all, I absolutely love his music! He is a warrior of the free mind !
// Martyn: He struggled with alcohol and health and you can hear this in his music. An amazing guitarist with a warm and dark voice. The images are from a trip i made to the Nordkapp and the song is titles “One World”.
Fela Anikulupo Kuti: A man with a mission. When his band begins the rhythm you instantly become part of his fight against power! I love all his albums for the music and the artwork. Let’s go to WAR with words, music and dance!
// with Daevid Allen and Steve Hillage: It’s time for outer space, let’s go beyond boundaries… If you ever hold an LP album cover of this band in your hands you know what to expect. Let’s explore the unknown, embark the flying teapot and let’s boldly go where no man has gone before…
// Dead: the soundtrack of my life… Sometimes the song last five minutes, the next time the same song last twentyfive minutes. They’re not in it for the money but for the vibe and music! This amazing clip is just a soundcheck. There are no borders, free your mind !!!!


Stef Bos in VondelCS

Music Posted on Sat, December 20, 2014 21:40:03

Dutch radio 1V broadcast from the VondelCS every Friday afternoon with music, interviews and more. Here is a live track from Stef Bos recorded in dec. 2014

Dark, mean, moody & raw

Music Posted on Fri, November 21, 2014 23:03:26

Rodolphe Burger (feat Marcello Giuliani) – Billy the Kid//

Normaal in vinyl

Music Posted on Sat, November 15, 2014 23:05:07

In het kader van “Vinyl voor een Fiets” is het nu de beurt aan mijn ‘Normaal’ collectie. 21 singles en 27 LP’s te koop op Ebay. Startbod is 68 euro. Klik op de foto hieronder voor een filmpje en de details van het vinyl.

Update 5/12/2014: De ‘Normaal’ platen hebben voor tien euro meer dan de vraagprijs een nieuwe eigenaar gevonden in Drente. De link naar het filmpje is daarmee niet langer actief. De Ebay pagina zal nog wel een poosje te bekijken zijn.


Music Posted on Wed, October 29, 2014 20:38:17

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. You really like to know the artists name but at those moments the DJ keeps quiet ! Quickly wrote down snippets of lyrics and hope that google will come up with the right song. In this case all hits lead to Paolo Nutini, an italian with a scottish accent who mix up old and new styles and makes it his own. Turn up the volume !

No more Idols (VII)

Music Posted on Wed, October 22, 2014 21:57:06

Who needs Voice of Holland, Idols, and all that other commercial tv-shit when there’s You Tube?

Kintsukuroi – a dance opera

Music Posted on Sat, October 18, 2014 13:37:38

Kintsukuroi (金繕い?)(Japanese: golden repair) is the Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with lacquer resin dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum a method similar to the maki-etechnique. As a philosophy it speaks to breakage and repair becoming part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.
The premiere of this ‘Dance opera’ was at the Oerol Festival 2014, in june, on the island Terschelling. We saw the performance at the music theatre in Enschede, oct. 15. A beautiful production where dance, music, poetry and theatre melt together.

Click on the picture below for a short music clip from the first theatre performance (Enschede, 15/10/2014) >>>

Shawn James & Shapeshifters in Europe

Music Posted on Sun, October 05, 2014 17:16:01

A long time ago the great american band Grateful Dead came to Europe and I decided to follow the group throughout Germany and England. This year I got the same kind of feeling when Shawn James and the Shapeshifters decided to come over and do a european tour. Ok, this time i only had a chance to see two gigs, but the feeling was somehow similar.

This band plays some freakin’ good music. It’s hard to describe this kind of music. Have you ever heard a violin player do a cover of Iron’s Maiden “Number of the Beast”, have you ever seen a guy playing a mandolin and drinking beer at the same time, and have you ever heard a voice before, that’s a mixture of Johnny Cash, Tom Waits and Edgar Broughton…

We will not forget these two concerts very soon. The music has a beautiful mix between the heavy songs and ballads, the lyrics are at times very personal and there’s such a strong power in both voice and music. And the extra dimension comes from the frontman’s bond with nature. It’s coming back in the music, the lyrics, the covers, and in the YouTube video’s.

Watch Shawn James and the Shapeshifters on their first european concert in the “Atak” club, Enschede, Netherlands. The sound was recorded with a Zoom Q2 recorder and the video was recorded with a Koday HD Playsport. With this kind of music it’s hard to stand still, so excuses for the shaky images. Click the image below for the video (90 min.) >>>

Truely recommended!

Update 8/10/2014 The band did an acoustic show for Friesland radio >>>

Change of season (II)

Music Posted on Tue, September 23, 2014 23:49:36

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 song of Fink: Looking too closely. The song has got nothing to do with autumn but it gives me a real autumn feeling…


Old Swinger

Music Posted on Sat, September 13, 2014 19:09:14

“Old Swinger” never too old to enjoy the emotions of music

Nicola Wood (UK) made this sandsculpture titled “Old Swinger”
for the European Championship SAND SCULPTING 2014, Zandvoort (NL).


Records for sale !

Music Posted on Sun, August 24, 2014 10:45:22

Never thought the day would come but’s now it’s happening. Apart from the Grateful Dead, Robert Wyatt and John Martyn collection the records are for sale. More than the digitally re-mastered CD, and much more than the compressed audio file downloaded onto your portable media player, the vinyl record is a physical archive of a particular moment in time. I’ve collected LongPlay albums, Compact Discs, 7 and 12″ singles and books for a long period and was planning to categorise and label the records at the time I would get my pension and would have more spare time. But that’s just too long away and i’ve decided to start the sale now. This means the database isn’t up-to-date and it will take a little time to find and label the item you want… But, hey, you can allways give it a try and mail me if you want an item from the lists below.

Long Play albums (LP’s)
Compact Discs (CD’s)
7″ singles
12″ singles

Pink Floyd on Ebay >>>

Guns ‘n Roses on Discogs >>>

Steve Hillage on Ebay >>>

Books (PDF file) >>>

from the tape archives

Music Posted on Mon, July 28, 2014 22:57:33

No set-list, it’s just music…

A Brasilian in Amsterdam

Music Posted on Sat, July 26, 2014 00:14:20

I love the songs of Seu Jorge. But unfortunately we are on holidays when he gives a concert in Amsterdam…
Hopefully I can find an audience-recording when we’re back from holidays. In the mean time hers is a YouTube clip of one of his most beautiful songs…


Music Posted on Sun, July 13, 2014 16:30:14

Unfortunately a lot of fluffy clouds were hiding the Supermoon of 12 july 2014…. No bright pictures of the full moon but there’s nothing wrong with the music: CAN – Moonshake, recorded at WDR Musik Extra 1977 (studio jam).

The Delta Riggs Live (2014)

Music Posted on Wed, June 11, 2014 00:03:22

The surprise of this years Ribs ‘n Blues festival was surely the band from Australia; The Delta Riggs. They played the ‘outdoor’ stage. Click the picture below if you love roots-rock with a lot of energy, booze, heavy bass and raw guitar !
Footage shot with a Kodak PlaySport camera and audio was recorded with a Zoom H2 recorder. date: june 8th, 2014. location: Ribs n Blues Festival, Raalte (NL).

Album of the Year (1)

Music Posted on Mon, May 26, 2014 23:37:41

Yes, it’s a little bit early, not even half the year has passed. But the new album of Ben Watt could very well become the ‘Album of the year 2014’ I love the music of Ben Watt ever since he had teamed up with Tracey Thorn as Everything but the girl.
After that Ben Watt released a fine solo album with guest Robert Wyatt, and later he concentrated on his DJ-work. But now he’s back with a great solo album. The three songs below are from the BBC 2 Bob Harris radio program ‘In Session’.

Click the picture below for the music.

The art of improvisation (IV)

Music Posted on Tue, April 22, 2014 23:17:52

This is how i think it happened….

The band is doing a gig and halfway the set they notice George Benson in the audience. They ask him to do ‘On Broadway’ live on stage with them. Mr. Benson is surprised but gets on stage, gets a strange guitar and just plays his balls off !

Lost in thought and lost in time

Music Posted on Thu, April 17, 2014 22:11:53

Now that we have redecorated our living room it was time to get rid of the Ikea rose and ask a good friend of ours if he would make a painting inspired by the song “Coming back to life” of Pink Floyd (David Gilmour) or by “Dark Star” of the Grateful Dead. (click the painting for the music mix).

We are thrilled by the result. I think the colors and the theme of the painting represent most the song of Pink Floyd: dark, moody and mysterious but with a very present positive force which lead to new chances. Coming back to life. A new life.
It could be that the lyrics are written from a point of view of Syd Barret’s, but that’s just a guess. It’s a song about betrayal, but even more about second chances, new opportunities. The music is very uplifting and the guitarsolo’s are just incredible.
The combination of colors do reflect the mood of the psychedelic Dark Star, a 30 minute long improvisation by legendary american hippie band The Grateful Dead. The music of Dark Star is an exploration into deep space and a prime example of musicians jamming and improvising together and creating mind-expanding art…

about the painter Willem Grift

-Born in Scarborough (Canada) in 1958 and moved to Holland at a young age. Since then living in Barneveld (Holland). What started as a hobby has turned into a true passion! My works are quite different, sometimes classic abstract then again colorful and full of movement. I’m inspired by everyday things such as: politics, holidays, hectic of today’s society but also by music! I have had no education, i am self-taught. Nowadays my works are brightly colored and full of movement.

Still going strong: Terry Reid

Music Posted on Sat, April 12, 2014 22:38:20

Not only an incredible voice, the songs are immaculate too! Shivers (kippevel) from the neck to the toes. Next month (may, 2014) he plays a gig in Newcastle. If only i could be there… Click the image for a 17 minutes long version of ‘ The River’

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