Listening

I have a daily routine in which ┬áI read a passage of Sonia Choquette’s book Grace, Guidance and Gifts. It’s a book you never finish and in that way is a companion on your life’s journey. There a some profound wisdom in it, for example about listening: To listen to others is… to learn from […]

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Sabrina Starke

I have a weak spot for the Dutch singer Sabrina Starke. Not only because of her music, voice and presence, but also her look on life. I heard an interview with her a couple of years ago on the radio about the Buddhist teachings she has adopted. She came across as a lovely, warm and […]

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Flyin’ Vinny

When I got to play in my first band, the band members used to call me ‘Flying Vinny’ because I often close my eyes and drop my head backwards when playing a solo on the guitar. I like this nickname and see other guitarists doing just the same ­čÖé  

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What I Have To Offer

Although I am a huge fan of Mark E Everett and his band Eels, due to some personal little earthquakes last year I had a difficult time listening to his music that has often a melodramatic character. He is a master in expressing the struggle he has with romance and love: What I Have To […]

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Con Brio!

My brother-in-law, that is to say the brother of my girlfriend, recently asked me to join me at going to a concert of the San Fransisco based band Con Brio┬áin the famous Amsterdam Paradiso venue. I did not know the band but a quick Google search quickly did decide me to see this awesome band. […]

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Timeless

As my subscribers know, I like to combine my passions and that means photography and live music. A good friend of mine and a former band member plays in a Beatles tribute band. I have captured multiple performance of them so I have become kind of the band’s household photographer. I even played along at […]

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Meeting your hero

They say that meeting your hero can be a disappointment┬á, but it surely was not the case when I recently met Joe Satriani. As expressed already in this post, this guitarist means a lot to me. This time I had decided to opt for the ‘VIP package’ which includes meeting Joe….Although the security of the […]

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