Monthly Archives: October 2013

Seen Live: Wende

Without me noticing it—on account of me not keeping track—Wende shot to the third place in my top whatever of acts that I’ve seen live, behind a balladeer (in all it’s incarnations) and BLØF. Thursday I saw her for the sixteenth time, this time in Zwolle’s IJsselhallen, on account of Hedon being closed for renovation…. Read more »

First Lines: Fortunately, the Milk

There was only orange juice in the fridge. No milk. None at all. And for breakfast cereal, no milk just won’t do. No milk also means that father can’t have his tea, so he went out to the corner store to get some. And that’s how his weird tale featuring aliens, pirates, ponies, wumpires, piranhas… Read more »

First Lines: The Wee Free Men

Many a moon ago, several people suggested that Terry Pratchett’s Discworld would be right up my alley. Even then, the size of the series was daunting. Eventually, I started at the beginning—and those weren’t the most captivating volumes. A few books in, I got the hang of it. For people who face the same problem,… Read more »