Even though I’ve been seriously neglecting this website for most of the year (I’m still a write up of a book behind), I’m not about to stop writing up the past year in a series of lists. So. 2014. In lists. Books Erasmus — De lof der zotheid (2014-10-16—2014-12-22) Charles Vess (et al) — The… Read more »
Yearly Archives: 2014
My favorite vampires (the non-sparkling, dancing ones) descended on Paris, France. I hadn’t seen an official version since 2011 (Seinajöki, Finland), the missus not since 2004 (Hamburg), the boy wonder and my brother hadn’t seen the show at all, so a road trip was in order. It took a taxi, an early train to Rotteram,… Read more »
Neil Gaiman was my gateway-drug to Charles Vess, since he did the illustrations for Gaiman’s Stardust. Then came his illustrations for Peter Pan, and Instructions, again with Gaiman. Finally, his work on Gaiman’s Sandman and The Books of Magic are very pleasing to the eye. Some time ago, I picked up a copy of Vess’… Read more »
Once upon a time, there was time to kill in Almere, and a folkgroup called Vellamo (Pia Leinonen on vocals and Joni Tiala guitar) were playing a gig in the library. That’s about all I have. They, however, have a video for one of their songs, which should give you an idea. Seen live Vellamo,… Read more »
There are things that must be magic There’s no explaining why and how And there’s every sign that once upon a time Is starting here and now …Angels Arise, from Dance of the Vampires Happy birthday, Jim.