Month: August 2016

Does humour belong in music? Part I

Does humour belong in music? Yes, obviously. Only dogmatists and fundamentalists don’t believe in humour. Does humour belong in today’s music or society? I’m not that sure. Too many people too serious of what they are or belong to. First thing those people kill is humour. Such a shame. For all of you who do…


Dirt

A perfectly clean glass is useless for champagne; champagne needs a bit of dirt to form bubbles around. It will taste flat and boring in a perfectly clean glass. I had to think about this when Tony Visconti recently commented on Adele’s voice, questioning if we even hear her real voice when listening to her…


Button up!

I grew up in the 80’s, but I’m a child of the 70’s. The 70’s were my Primary School years. Being a father’s child still I followed his cue and mainly listened to The Beatles. Then came Punk and everything changed, even in our small town. All of a sudden my friends started deserting me,…


Wearing t-shirts to concerts

Why do people wear printed t-shirts? To show that they belong to a certain group, to educate or just to shock. Why do people wear printed t-shirts to concerts? Mostly to demonstrate loyalty to the band they are about to see. I’ve always found that a bit silly. After all, if you are going to…


Walk on the wild side

Some songs become more meaningful in the context of a life phase. Some songs become more meaningful in the light of a particular event. ‘Walk on the wild side’ (Lou Reed, 1972) is a song that does both, at least for me. On the 12th of June 2016 almost 50 people were killed in a…


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