Love, Prince

It was already over with my girlfriend when I went to see Prince live in concert in 1992 in Rotterdam. Not that she knew it already, I hadn't told her yet. This coincided with the looming termination of my physics study at uni and leaving the…

Helado Negro

The son of Ecuadorean immigrants, Helado Negro was born in South Florida in 1980. His childhood was suffused with tropicalheat, humidity, hurricanes, all refracted with the rich sounds and colors of the various Latin American cultures of southern…

Green Blood

Aliens and space ships, love and humour, tragedy and the after world.... Great song, on loop all week >>   Green Blood by Sonny and the Sunsets   "Well, something happened..." "What's that, Sonny?" "I fell…

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…

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…

Kraftwerk

The true innovators. The favorite and the rare.                         …

David Bowie, Hero

Just as his latest and enigmatic brilliant video 'Lazarus' came out on his 69th birthday it turned out to be quite something else. Like as with many people David Bowie meant a lot to me. These are my personal highlights: A New Career…
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:          
Graphic Novels

Graphic novels

This is a top 10 of my favourite graphic novels / artists.   1. Chris Ware Country: US Key work: Acme Novelty Library (1993-present) Life as a manual Ware's unique autumnal isometric world view is perhaps "clinical" at first…

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. …
Jean Giraud

Moebius Redux

Great documentary about the late Jean Giraud, better known as Moebius, perhaps the biggest genius in the world of European "comics", reaching well beyond the genre and creating visuals for films like Tron and the Fifth Element... all that accompanied…

Abstract Expressionism

The difficulty with abstract expressionism like that of Barnett Newman is that it doesn't represent something (immediately) recognizable. That doesn't necessary mean there is nothing to relate to though.   First of all, it's pointless…
desk

Underwater sculptures

Surreal, beautiful, dreamy, amazing... Jason deCaires Taylor's underwater sculptures:                    
David Enker

Silence

Today was Memorial Day, during which the victims of the Second World War in Holland are being commemorated, just like every year on the 4th of May. I realised I had actually never done anything about it, not with other people anyway,…
David Enker

Yom Kippur on Mars

Since our move to Holland and the purchase of our house A and I needed a sunny holiday. Having been to the Greek islands of Lefkas and Samos before, this time we decided to go to the larger island of Lesbos. The island gives credit to…

Grafitti in Lesbos

Lesbos/Lesvos/Λέσβος, Greece            

Building Stories

Recently I got the latest Chris Ware, and it is safe to say that this is (yet again) his greatest masterpiece. More than just a book; you can create your own stories. No one can explain it better what joy it is to receive such brilliance than…
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Noma Bar: Negative Space

Graphical artist Avinoam Noma Bar (Israel, 1973) has an exhibition till 14 December in Amsterdam.   Cut it out Noma Bar Gallery 33 Pazzanistraat 33 (Westergasterrein) in Amsterdam. > exhibition website   …

Stripdagen Haarlem 2012

Grote Markt, Haarlem   Strip, strips, meer strips...   For the collectors: the catawiki girls!   The 2-yearly Stripdagen Haarlem; always fun.

Casual palindromic robot dance

Needless to say Mr. Scott rocks.

Augmented City 3D

Augmented City 3D from Keiichi Matsuda on Vimeo.   Get your red & blue goggles ready.