Month: June 2016

Rock ‘n Roll Suicide

Like every other kid I had a best friend at primary school. We did everything together until he disappeared one day. Not sure if anyone ever told us why. As far as I remember our teacher just explained in very neutral, meaningless terms. Different stories circulated on the schoolyard. The most popular one was that…


Much too young

I was almost 19 when I saw Frank Zappa in Rotterdam (4th of May 1988). I felt really young at the time. Waiting for the venue to open I was surrounded by old men with long hair and big beards, looking like they just escaped from Easy Rider. There was nothing dangerous about them, just…


My own graveyard of unappreciated songs

I’m like a woman who stands in front of her wardrobe to conclude that she has nothing to wear, even though she has hundreds of dresses and just as many matching shoes. When it comes to music I understand the feeling and the sentiment. It is not really about having nothing to wear, or nothing…


The book of lyrics

I understand why some artists keep their music instrumental and stay far away from writing lyrics. Even if you can’t sing yourself it is not that difficult to find a decent singer, it is difficult however to write decent lyrics. Not everyone gets away with nonsensical lyrics and not everyone is considered a poet, like…


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