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”

Rock n’ Roll guide: The Gig

So finally after all the hard work; mastering your instrument, writing songs, getting your sound together, get a band together, record a demo, have your pictures taken for the promo, figuring out a band name and lots of other stuff you never thought of in the first place, you managed to get a gig. TheContinue reading “Rock n’ Roll guide: The Gig”

The Experience

Hey all, some of you may know me as the guitarist of The LOO, a Dutch rockband. We once did an interview for 3voor12 Rotterdam. One of the questions was; what would be the name of your solo project. My answer was: ‘The Johnny G. Smith Experience’. Since I played my last show with them inContinue reading “The Experience”