A while ago, my friend Machinegewehr asked me if I wanted to (co)write and sing a song for an instrumental track he made… and so I did. He made it sound all cool and professional and as of today it’s available on vinyl at Clone records! With a remix by the wonderful Elitechnique and an overhaul by A Visitor Without A Meaning (a.k.a. Alden Tyrell) feat. Fred Ventura.
I’m still astounded this happened (‘gorgeous vocals’..woohoo!), and very happy! Click the Clone link above if and when curious, or listen to this sweeeet disco mix, our track is in there somewhere ;)
We (Kamp Horst art collective) made this painting on the wall of cultural hotspot Raaf (Rotterdam) almost a year. ago This weekend it will officially be crossed by another crew during the Rotterdam museumnight… what a CRIME!
Important things are inevitably cliché, but nobody wants to admit that. And that’s why nobody is deconstructing Saved by the Bell.
Sex, drugs & cocoa puffs (Chuck Klosterman)
Young Couples Only (1955)
The credits for this one go to my (facebook)friend Mrs Kallio, but jeez… what a hit, what amazing vocals (Ann ORack)! This early italo / new wave / disco blend really hits the spot! Cool to learn that this otherwise very expensive LP was reissued a while ago, so we can all afford to play it at home!
Rotterdam is all about the annual IFFR right now and I’ve been a trooper sofar this year! My plan was to wait the festival out ‘till february 2nd (last day) and then I would give you my top 3. But plans have changed because I’m sure that after todays film there will be nothing better… BLUTGLETSCHER (Marvin Kren, Austria, 2013) was really cool!
It’s basically about a group of scientists that does research on a glacier in the german mountains. All goes well untill they find out that part of the ice has completely turned red.. bloodred. As the story unfolds we learn that austrians not only have a great sense of humour, but they also know how to make pretty cool monsters and therefore pretty scary movies!
European horror is so raw and original, and sometimes downright over the top (Martyrs will NEVER be forgiven nor forgotten). I wish a dutch filmmaker would make something as good as this! I’m not ignoring Tom Six but most dutch horror is unbearably unoriginal, even that movie about Sinterklaas looked like John Carpenter's Halloween for the first 30 minutes, and we've got hunnebedden for christ sake! Maybe it's funds.. or the lack of them.
Anyway, this is an awesome film and tomorrow 22.45h is the last time they show it at the festival.. just sayin’!
It’s done, Sir Ian II was officially released yesterday! It was a lovely evening in a church, with trumpets, violins.. the whole shabang. Besides being very happy for mr Ian, I’m also happy for myself and Auke Triesschijn.. proud of that artwork!
Brenmar has a new mixtape coming up called High End Times Vol. 1 and he’s been so kind to make his first single a free download.. yeah! This song features a super catchy hook by singer/songwriter Rush Davis and has such a cool (euuh sexy) vibe to it, and oooh those heavy bass drops.. been playing it all day yesterday!
Last week was the first and only screening of I AM DIVINE in Rotterdam, and it was awesome! Besides an audience dressed for the occasion (sparkles, lot’s of make-up, big hair, drag), the movie really tickled my heart. It showed a lot of footage I hadn’t seen before with old interviews and behind the scenes clips that cracked me up. After watching it I’ve become a bigger fan of John Waters than I was before, and I think every day life looks dull and utterly unfabulous. But anyway, the film is really cool, I recommend!
Rotterdam-based singer songwriter Sir Ian is finally releasing his second album, and he’s doing it in style in a church with a band this time! Double excited because I made the illustration for the covers of both vinyl and cd (graphic design by Studio Auke Triesschijn)… proud!
—> Saturday 18.01.2014, Waalse Kerk Rotterdam, 20.00h
Michiel Walrave and me are making a pretty huge mural on a chalkboard in Bar3 in Rotterdam. Here’s a detail.