Posts Categorized: Music

Bat Out of Hell Is 40

Yesterday it was exactly forty years ago that Bat Out of Hell, one of my all time favorite albums, was released. A day late, I still have a few thoughts I want to share. Bat came out three years before I was born. I am sure I have shared the story before, but I have… Read more »

Seen Live: Ayreon Universe

Nope. Couldn’t be done. How’d you image to get all those singers in the same place at the same time? Nope. Won’t happen. Justforgetaboutit. And besides, he’s not that big on touring/playing live anyway. He’d rather be working in his home studio like the hermit he is. So, no, it cannot be done. And yet,… Read more »

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Seen Live: Hanson

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of Hanson MMMBoping their way into out hearts with their break-though Middle of Nowhere album. Along with the 25th anniversary of the brothers being in a band together, this was enough reason to launch a Middle of Everywhere Tour, with a stop at Amsterdam’s finest venue, Paradiso. The queue… Read more »

Seen Live: Daniël Lohues, “Moi”

This time, most of the set list is culled from his latest album Moi, but other than that, it was the same as before: Daniël Lohues came on, said “Moi” to the audience, played songs and told tales. There is little else I can say about this show, without repeating myself. It seems deceptively simple,… Read more »

Seen Live: Chris de Burgh

Way back in 2001, at The Night of the Proms in Rotterdam, I was waiting for Meat Loaf. He was headlining, so we got to see Tony Martin of ABC, Adiemus, John “Music was my first love” Miles, surprise act K-otic and Chris de Burgh first. De Burgh started with that godawful song about dancing… Read more »