Monthly Archives: June 2013

Seen Live: Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden kicked my ass. Perhaps I should leave it at that. It was a magnificent, head-banging, devil horn-throwing, for-Bruce-screaming, fist-pumping blast from the past. Recreating their Seventh Son of a Seventh Son tour, Maiden took no prisoners, and just kicked major butt. Seen live Iron Maiden + Voodoo Six at Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam on… Read more »

First Lines: Old Man’s War

On his 75th birthday John Perry did two things. First, he visited his wife’s grave. Then he joined the army. And not just any army, but the Colonial Defense Forces. It’s a bit like Starship Troopers: you get to distant planets, meet interesting alien races, and make them fucking extinct. John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War… Read more »

First Lines: Magnus

When Merlijn gets a call saying strange payments are being made with his credit card in a Swedish amusement park, he decides to investigate the case himself. After all: his life in Amsterdam hasn’t been the same since his heart got broken when the love of his life left him. During his Swedish road trip,… Read more »

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First Lines: Grimm’s Fairy Tales

In fairy tales, things happen in threes: the princess you want to marry will give you three tasks. If you have two older brothers, they won’t fulfil their task. However: you, being the third, will. Even if you fail to do your task thrice, you will be forgiven. The old woman will still give you… Read more »

Seen Live: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Seeing Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band in Nijmegen wasn’t the plan. After seeing the show in Wembley, it started to itch, and itches have to be scratched. My esteemed colleague Wilbert had a spare ticket, so I went anyway. Location wise, I’m not sure if Nijmegen’s Goffertpark is the ideal location for a… Read more »