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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 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’

Let’s get a little lost

Music Posted on Sun, April 06, 2014 19:18:06

Long time go we went to Hedon, a youth society club in Zwolle, to see bands like Herman Brood, Vitesse, Gruppo Sportivo… Now we come to the new Hedon for the bands of today, featured during the “Let’s get a little lost” festival.

Ásgeir live in Hedon (Zwolle, 5/4/2014)

Dýrð í dauðaþögn is the debut album by the Icelandic singer-songwriter Ásgeir Trausti. The album was recorded in three or four months in the summer of 2012. Most of the original Icelandic lyrics were written by Ásgeir’s father. The album became the best selling debut album ever in Iceland. In the Silence, an English language version of the album, is translated by the American musician John Grant. Only the vocal part is different from Dýrð í dauðaþögn.


I Am Oak – On Trees And Birds And Fire (Hedon, 5/4/2014)

In 2011, I Am Oak won the Dutch based 3VOOR12 Award for best album for their 2011 release, Oasem. In 2012, the band showcased at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas and performed three shows at The Great Escape Festival in Brighton. 2012 also saw the release of the band’s third full-length album entitled “Nowhere Or Tammensaari” on Snowstar Records The album was recorded in a house in a small town in Finland, the name of which translates to “oak island.”


Ribs&Blues 2014

Music Posted on Sun, March 30, 2014 22:37:37

This weekend the line-up for the annual Ribs&Blues festival in Raalte (NL) was announced. I proposed to invite Shawn James and his band to the festival but didn’t get any reply. But there are plenty of other interesting bands. Two of them I definitely will watch are:

The Delta Saints

The Delta Saints komen uit Nashville en beginnen aan hun Europese toer 2014.

De groep is bijna een hippe, jonge versie van bands als The Allman Brothers en The Black Crowes. Sinds het debuutalbum in 2011 uitkwam gaat het The Saints alleen maar voor de wind en de schare aanhangers groeit. Uitvalbasis van The Delta Saints is country-hoofdstad Nashville, maar de culturele en muzikale roots van dit vijftal liggen – zoals hun naam al verraadt – in Louisiana en de Mississippi Delta. Verwacht dus maar een flinke scheut gespierde delta blues, southern soul en rootsrock met furieuze harmonicalijnen en geladen vocalen!


In 1990 werd Bombino door het geweld in thuisland Niger gedwongen te vluchten naar Algerije. Aldaar leert hij gitaar spelen en vergaart langzaam bekendheid als een geniaal gitarist, bevlogen songwriter en imponerend mens. Zijn uitgesponnen nummers en improvisaties verenigen het beste van Jimi Hendrix, John Lee Hooker en Santana, maar worden door Bombino’s achtergrond van een diepere dimensie voorzien. Bombino creëert live het pulserende geluid van de overlevers van Sahara en Sahel. Of zoals het Franse muziekvakblad Les Inrockuptibles omschrijft: ‘The singer and guitarist Bombino emerges from the dunes of the Sahara with his desert folk dancing in the flames. Absolutely magical.’

update: here’s the first video of the Bombino concert, shot with a Kodak PlaySport cam and a Zoom Audio H2 audiorecorder:
// a beautiful new song of Hollis Brown:

Spotlight on the backing vocals

Music Posted on Sun, March 30, 2014 00:06:08

Spotlight on the backing singers

Three videoclips where the backing singers play a major role. First place is for Elvis Presley who is surprised to hear the backing singers take over his song…


Second is brasilian singer Gabriel o Pensador. As soon as he steps back the background singers take charge. And wow, what a voice !


Third clip is from my favorite KrautRock band Ashra Tempel. The vocals of Rosi reminds me of Nico, but it’s the backing vocal (and guitar) of Manuel Gotsching that’s giving the song an extra dimension.


and this one is from the movie “20 feet from stardom


Music Posted on Sat, March 29, 2014 16:16:34

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Jacques Dutronc – Jacques Dutronc (Ank)
Nina Hagen – Nina Hagen Band (Jet)
Johnny Hallyday – Johnny Hallyday Story 2 (Ank)
Tim Hardin ‎– Tim Hardin 1 (Erik, Casper en Kabouter)


Mick Farren ‎– Vampires Stole My Lunch Money (Erik, Mercedes en Casper) The Hoople ‎– The Hoople (Janneke en Casper)
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Frank Boeijen Live in ZinIn

Music Posted on Sun, March 16, 2014 00:58:15

Eind januari is het startschot gegeven voor de nieuwe theatertour van Frank Boeijen. De theateravond speelt zich af rondom het nieuwe album “Een vermoeden van licht”. Deze (gedeeltelijke) registratie is opgenomen in het ZinIn theater te Nijverdal op 13 maart 2014.

Frank Boeijen is tijdens de tour omringd door multi-instrumentalisten Ton Snijders en Rens van der Zalm, waarmee een muzikale en hechte eenheid op het podium ontstaat. Klik op de foto hieronder voor de link met de 40 min. video.

It’s all about Jazz

Music Posted on Fri, February 28, 2014 22:53:49

They may wake me in the middle of any night for one of these three pieces…

Pharoah Sanders – The creator has a masterplan

John Coltrane – A love supreme

Sun Ra – Sleeping Beauty

Schotje’ s daydream

Music Posted on Thu, February 27, 2014 10:27:05

For Dead heads only (II)

Music Posted on Tue, February 25, 2014 20:58:05

When you can sing-a-long with each and every Grateful Dead song you are truly a DEADHEAD.


The art of improvisation (III)

Music Posted on Sun, February 23, 2014 23:32:57

The Fabulous Thunderbirds, famous for the harmonica playing of Kim Wilson, the guitar notes of Jimmy Vaughan, or the fabulous record covers. This footage from YouTube shows Kim wailing on his harmonica, walking into the audience and find a big mama on his way… //

Sad songs (IV)

Music Posted on Sat, February 22, 2014 00:24:18

Three very, very, very laid-back love songs in no particular order…

Beth Gibbons – Mysteries (I’ll be there anytime)
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Holly Miranda – Waves (I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know)


Quicksilver Messenger Service – Gone again
(There I go again, I’m gone again)


Sad songs (III)

Music Posted on Sat, February 15, 2014 23:33:44

This afternoon we went for a cup of coffee at Starbucks. The sugar was packed in paper labeled as ‘brown sugar’ which reminded me at these three songs about (drug)addiction….

The Stranglers – Golden Brown
Gil Scott Heron – Angel Dust

Bruce Springsteen – Meeting across the river


Swarte & Mandel

Music Posted on Thu, February 13, 2014 01:00:48

A tribute to Joost Swarte. My first encounter was the cover of the Paradiso’s Houseband single “Sympatico”. After that I’ve bought records just because of the cover, like the albums of The Rousers, Fay Lovsky & Paul de Leeuw. The music is a track called “Baby Batter II” from Harvey Mandel, the worlds greatest unknown guitarist…

The Wolf of Wall Street

Music Posted on Sun, February 09, 2014 23:46:31

This weekend we saw the movie ‘The wolf of Wall Street’. Certainly not a ‘feel good’ movie yet very intriguing. The soundtrack is worth an Oscar


Stratton Oakmont, Theodore Shapiro. Opening score music.

Dust My Broom, Elmore James. Jordan narrates his life at the start of the movie. He talks about his white Ferrari and his model wife.

Dust My Blues, Elmore James. Song as Jordan is trying to land his helicopter while high at the start of the movie.

Spoonful, Howlin’ Wolf. Jordan talks about all the the drugs he uses.

Mercy, Mercy, Mercy, Cannonball Adderley. Jordan arrives at Wall Street on his first day.

Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick, Ian Dury & The Blockheads. Jordan is at the strip club doing cocaine after 6 months on wall street.

Bang! Bang!, Joe Cuba. Jordan sells his first penny stock, he meets Donnie at the diner.

Tear It Down, Clyde McCoy. Jordan and Donnie smoke crack.

Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song), Billy Joel. Jordan brings together his sale friends to introduce them to his brokerage idea.

Surrey With the Fringe On Top, Ahmad Jamal Trio. Jordan buys his wife a diamond necklace.

Road Runner, Bo Diddley. Stratton Oakfield start expanding and selling penny stocks to rich people.

Stars and Stripes Forever, John Philip Sousa. The marching band and strippers parade through Stratton Oakfield to celebrate their week.

Smokestack Lightning, Howlin’ Wolf. They all celebrate their end of week profits. They roll around with strippers as the DEA starts to investigate their firm.

Double Dutch, Malcolm McLaren. After the Forbes article, hundreds of kids rock up trying to get a job with them. Jordan also hires the enforcer, Mad Max.

Cloudburst, Lambert, Hendricks & Ross. Jordan talks about the different types of hookers the office use.

Insane In the Brain, Cypress Hill. First song at Jordans huge house party.

King Arthur, Act 3: What Power Art Thou, The Monteverdi Choir. Donnie is high on Quaaludes at the party. Slow motion shot as he leans over Jordans shoulder as they play beer pong.

Never Say Never, Romeo Void. Naomi arrives at Jordan’s party and they are introduced for the first time.

There Is No Greater Love, Ahmad Jamal Trio. Jordan and Naomi have dinner together.

Boom Boom, John Lee Hooker. Noami tells Jordan they’re not going to be friends. They drive home together after their dinner.

C’est Si Bon, Eartha Kitt. Jordan is doing cocaine off of Naomi in the limo before his wife catches him.

Give Me Luv, Alcatraz. Noami walks in on the gay orgy in her house.

Uncontrollable Urge, Devo. Jordan describes how a rat hole works as they play golf. The SEC visits.

Moonlight In Vermont, Ahmad Jamal Trio. Jordan asks Naomi to marry him.

Pretty Thing, Bo Diddley. Jordans bachelor party at the mirage and continues onto the plane. Again at his wedding as they dance.

In the Bush, Musique. Second song on the plane as they have sex with hookers and do drugs.

Can’t Help Falling In Love, Elvis Presley. A version of this song can be heard at the wedding reception on the beach.

Goldfinger, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings. Live song at the wedding.

Baby Got Back, Sir Mix-A-Lot. Dancing to this song at the wedding.

Everlong, Foo Fighters. After Jordan buys Naomi a yacht for her wedding present.

Hey Leroy, Your Mama’s Calling You, Jimmy Castor. Song after Jordans speech to his brokers, they start selling Steve Maddens stock.

Sloop John B, Me First and The Gimme Gimmes. Jordan kicks the agents of his boat. He talks about taking drugs so he can make the flight to Switzerland.

Boom Boom Boom, The Outhere Brothers. Jordan is dancing at a club during the drool phase of taking his ludes.

I Need You Baby (Mona), Bo Diddley. Jordan goes to his aunt to ask if he can use her name for a swiss bank account.

Meth Lab Zoso Sticker, 7Horse. They strap their cash to the Swiss hooker. They start smuggling the cash into Switzerland.

One Step Beyond, Inspector 7. Stratton Oakmont start getting subpoenas. Donnie pisses on them.

Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting, Charles Mingus. Jordan and Donnie go to Italy. They get a phone call informing them Steve Madden is unloading shares.

Gloria, Umberto Tozzi. They are rescued from sea and dance with the Italians.

Ça plane pour moi, Plastic Bertrand. Jordan is arrested by the FBI.

Mrs. Robinson, The Lemonheads. The FBI makes arrest in the entire company.

Cast Your Fate To the Wind, Allen Toussaint. First song during end credits.

The Money Chant ,Robbie Robertson ft. Matthew McConaughey. Second song during end credits.

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Sad songs (II)

Music Posted on Fri, January 31, 2014 00:44:30

Three sad love songs in no particular order…

Victor Jara – Te recuerdo Amanda


Derek & the Dominos – Layla


Matching Mole – O Caroline


Sad Songs (I)

Music Posted on Fri, January 31, 2014 00:10:33

Three songs about the pain of a divorce in no particular order…

Lucifer – House for sale


Marvin Gaye – When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving you


Burt Bacharach / Elvis Costello – This house is empty now / God give me strength


The lost and find series (4)

Music Posted on Fri, January 17, 2014 23:44:00

These were the late years seventies/early eighties. Schotje took his bicycle direction Amersfoort and returned with all the 12″s of Joy Division and the New York No-Waves albums of Lydia Lunch, Lizzy Mercier Desclous, Suicide and James Chance!
Sure my name is Heroin….

Steal, Borrow, Beg… This is the original song by James Brown – Revolution of the mind!

Get up, get up, get up !

40 years of Live Dates

Music Posted on Thu, January 16, 2014 20:00:59

The music remains as popular as ever. Founding member Andy Powell, Muddy Manninen, Bob Skeat and Joe Crabtree will perform the entire Live Dates double album as part of their set in Holland on

January 16th – Patronaat – Haarlem January 17th – Boerderij -Zoetermeer January 18th – DePul – Uden January 19th – Burgerweeshuis – Deventer

Don’t miss these exclusive performances.Meet the band after the show and experience an unforgettable evening with Wishbone Ash. Celebrate 40 years of Live Dates

These were the magical years with live (double) albums like Grateful’s Dead “Live/Dead”, Allman Brothers’ “Live at the Fillmore East” and…. Wishbone Ash “Live Dates”. And now I get a chance to see the band perform the songs of the legendary album live at the Burgerweeshuis in Deventer!


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