Monthly Archives: August 2007

First Lines: Verzamelde Mannen

Diederik van Vleuten & Erk van Muiswinkel — Verzamelde Mannen Zaallicht gaat uit. Doek open. All right, not the first lines exactly, but close enough. It sets the stage for the rest of the book, which is a compilation of the texts of Van Vleuten and Van Muiswinkel’s first three theater programs: Mannen van de… Read more »

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The Sound of Muzak

After the release of Bat out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose, it became very clear to me: Diane Warren is the devil incarnate. Or at least, she has sold her eternal soul to Lucifer in exchange for the opportunity to write the most craptacular and dull song to ever disgrace any album with… Read more »

Hooray for Vinyl

Today is Vinyl Record Day, on what may or may not be the 130th anniversary of the invention of the phonograph by Thomas Edison. But whether or not the day is completely accurate — as some say it happened in November or even December 1877 — hooray for records. When you’re a collector of the… Read more »

Who’d’ve thought…

When the “five things you might not know about me” meme was making its way across the internet a couple of months ago, I decided that when the time would be right, I would chime in. So, here are five things you probably didn’t know about me: The highest mark I’ve ever received on a… Read more »

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