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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.

A trip to the moon (1902)

Music Posted on 12 December 2016 22:36

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 24 November 2016 00:39

“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 11 November 2016 23:20

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

Herman 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 2 October 2016 23:49

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 13 September 2016 22:13

“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 28 August 2016 23:20

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 28 August 2016 22:45

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 13 August 2016 23:36

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 11 August 2016 22:55

“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 7 August 2016 00:11

… 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 6 August 2016 23:48

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 19 June 2016 01:15

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

Weet je nog (Herman van Veen/Hans 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 5 June 2016 00:49

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!

the Berlin concert

Shortly after the concerts my concert buddy from Cornwall Dave Phillips provided me wih some raw footage of the press-conference shortly before the concerts. It’s low quality so only for the die-hard DeadHeads…

press conference 1990
same video, different site


Music Posted on 22 May 2016 21:44

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 7 May 2016 21:55

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 16 April 2016 00:43

Tribute to JC

Music Posted on 25 March 2016 22:55

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 12 March 2016 23:10

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 13 January 2016 01:34

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 2 January 2016 22:54

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 1 January 2016 19:06

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 27 December 2015 00:28

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 14 December 2015 23:45

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 14 December 2015 22:52

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 13 December 2015 00:26

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 22 October 2015 22:36

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 17 October 2015 01:16

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 17 October 2015 00:39

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 9 October 2015 22:31

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 2 October 2015 21:58

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 13 September 2015 00:14

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 9 August 2015 12:49

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 3 August 2015 00:19

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 12 July 2015 22:38

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 12 July 2015 00:37

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 30 May 2015 00:36

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 9 May 2015 23:51

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 5 May 2015 19:40

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 3 May 2015 00:30


Music Posted on 25 April 2015 23:08

“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 17 April 2015 22:56

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…

no. 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.

no. 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 6 April 2015 00:56

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 31 March 2015 22:39

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 27 March 2015 22:16

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 14 February 2015 00:19

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 27 December 2014 23:37

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 20 December 2014 23:50

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 20 December 2014 21:40

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 21 November 2014 23:03

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

Normaal in vinyl

Music Posted on 15 November 2014 23:05

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.

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