Monthly Archives: September 2012

First Lines: The Last Siege

It’s winter. After being caught trespassing on the castle grounds, three teens conspire to spend a night in the ruin, just to show the old caretaker. Then, as it often goes in a story, things spiral out of control. This time, a real siege ensues. Written at the same time as the first part of… Read more »

Seen Live: Roosbeef

The first time I heard Roosbeef was, strangely enough, on the radio. I remember it like this: back in 2008, I was still listening to the radio at work, and Rob Stenders had discovered this band that had a song he just had to play. That song, Onder invloed by Roosbeef, wasn’t exactly radio-friendly, and… Read more »

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First Lines: Tom Sawyer / Huckleberry Finn

Once upon a bye, there was a mischievous boy named Tom Sawyer, who was always getting into trouble, getting off on danger. Like that time when he conned all the boys in town to paint aunt Polly’s fence, while making a sizable profit. Or what about that time when he and his friends went to… Read more »

Seen live: Ken je Klassiekers!

In Ken je Klassiekers! Aluin goes through ten classic plays (four Greek tragedies and six by Shakespeare) in an hour. And that’s all there is to it, really. Ten plays, in a hour-long information overload. Lots of fun. At this point, I would have embedded the trailer, but embedding is disabled by request, so here’s… Read more »

Seen Live: Zondagochtendconcert

On September 2nd, I went to see the first Zondagochtendconcert of the freshly started cultural season in Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw. The program consisted of works of Sibelius (who I wasn’t at all familiar with) and Edvard Grieg (which were the reasons for me to go). The main draw for me was Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A… Read more »

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