Chet Baker

There is something about the early 50s. My Funny Valentine

Slavic Soul

One time on a visit to my father he got out this old record player from the attic and put on a 78 rpm (I believe he got from his father); a Sovjet-labelled record from the Fyodorov Sisters and it was as like a call from another world. There…

Schlijper Today

Since 2000 Amsterdam-based photographer Thomas Schlijper makes at least one picture a day, without exceptions. He manages to capture a positive view onto the world mostly in Amsterdam, Tel Aviv, Paris and elsewhere. …
Stromae

Stromae

Stromae makes me very happy. This is why:     Irresistable tune   Love   Peace   Absent fathers   Men and women are not that different   Life as a game   The…

Seapony

This Seattle-based indie band is no more. Fortunately their dreamy music lives on. Here are some of my favorites:          
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Pushing Doors

  7/7 - 10 years on and the creation of a story   Haarlem, 7 July 2015 It is 10 years ago since that fatal Thursday morning of the 7th of July of 2005 in London when one of four Islamic suicide bombers blew himself up in the…
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Bullies in the Park

Not too long ago – in the light of eternity – when I was a kid, about 9 years old, I was walking on clouds. I wanted to reach the sky you see, and now and then I got pretty close. Every day I was walking to school through the Vondel Park…