Monthly Archives: March 2012

First Lines: If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller

Italo Calvino’s If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler is very meta and a very post-modern novel. Or so I’m told. It’s a book about books: about reading them, and about writing them. While I was compiling my list of 40 books to read before my 40th birthday I was searching for the ‘classics’, books… Read more »

Seen Live: Daniël Lohues

Another year, another album by Daniël Lohues, and another tour of Dutch theaters to promote it. So yesterday I once again found me sitting front and center in Amsterdam’s De Kleine Komedie, where mr. Lohues and two of his musical friends played almost all tracks of his latest album Gunder, and a selection of songs… Read more »

Seen Live: BackAlive + Snow Control

Saturday I once again got to play roadie. Which basically meant hauling stuff around, cleaning up a bit and drinking beer while two tribute bands played their sets. The first band, Snow Control, was a Snow Patrol tribute band. I’m not that familiar with Snow Patrol, apart from what I hear on the radio, but… Read more »


Ik woon in een prachtwijk. Nee, echt. Zo mooi, dat het hare excellentie onze minister Vogelaar van Wonen, Wijken en Integratie behaagde mijn wijk op een naar haar vernoemde lijst van mooie wijken te zetten. Nee, maar echt, leuke wijk. Gebeurt ook doorgaans geen klap. Tenminste, niet in het gedeelte waar ik woon. Het kan… Read more »