Monthly Archives: February 2014

Seen Live: Dream Theater

Despite being in top form, singer James LaBrie spent a lot of time off stage at Dream Theater’s gig in Amsterdam on February 17th. Whenever John Petrucci, John Myung, Jordan Ruddess and Mike Mangini were shredding away up-front during a prolonged instrumental section—and with them being Dream Theater, there are bound to be a lot… Read more »

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First Lines: I am Legend

Richard Matheson’s I am Legend is a weird book. One could easily call it a post-zombie/vampire-apocalypse novel and get away with it, but it’s neither very eventful nor horrific. Robert Neville (who sometimes indulged in daydreams about finding someone. More often, though, he had tried to adjust to what he sincerely believed was the inevitable… Read more »

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Over jou

Zoals de grote Drentse filosoof Daniël Lohues ooit al zong: Jij bent cool Jij bent tof Want je doet niet net alsof ‘k weet het zeker vanaf nou Doe mij maar jou

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First Lines: Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

One of the many benefits of having a Most Awesome Girlfriend who is getting her Teacher’s degree in English, is having access to a bookcase full of books I probably would never have sought out myself. Like Jeanette Winterson‘s Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit. Oranges tells the story of a young girl who is… Read more »

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First Lines: The Dream Hunters

Last year, I spend quite a few weeks with 10 volumes of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman comics. The Sandman: The Dream Hunters is an expansion of that universe, set in ancient Japan. It tells the story of a simple Buddhist monk and shape-shifting fox, who learns of a plan to destroy the monk’s life. With… Read more »