Review: Postpakketjes van Overzee

What can I say. I just finished the book ‘Postpakketjes van Overzee’ by Dewi Deijle. It roughly translates to ‘Parcels from Oversea’. It’s a story about her, but also about me and over 3000 others. So it’s also a collective story. It’s about us, the +3000 parcels that were shipped to the Netherlands all theContinue reading “Review: Postpakketjes van Overzee”

The love-hate relationship

I’m not talking about the kind that involves people, but the one you have with certain objects. For me it’s the Fender Stratocaster. I always liked the sound and most of the artists that are known for their signature Strat sound. Hendrix, David Gilmour, SRV, Clapton, Jeff Beck and many others. Although I love theirContinue reading “The love-hate relationship”

Recording

I’m old enough to have witnessed and experienced the days of analogue recording. There is something about recording on tape. Luckily analogue recording and playback is slowly making a come back these days. Slash recorded his debut album on tape, Foo Fighters recorded their last album on tape. And a lot of bands have theirContinue reading “Recording”

Sing a long

As I stated before I don’t think I’m a very good singer. If I try my best I can produce something ear pleasing, depending on the key or the song. But it’s not something I feel confident about. Just consider yourself lucky that you won’t ever hear me sing in public, except for the occasionalContinue reading “Sing a long”

Heroes: Slash

When I just started playing guitar my biggest hero was Slash. Not only did I wanted to learn every riff and solo he played,  I wanted to be like him. I tried to dress like him and even my stage performance was similar to his. He’s the reason the Les Paul model is still myContinue reading “Heroes: Slash”