Archive for April, 2008
April 17, 2008 @ 19:35 (5 years, 2 months ago) - filed under general
Last weekend I did a live performance at Planet Rose, Doornroosje, Nijmegen. It was an awesome night with an amazing crowd and awesome DJ’s. Thank you.
Unfortunately, I seem to have lost my headphones, my Sennheiser HD 25-1’s. After I finished playing in the backroom (‘kleine zaal’), I left them on the mixer for other live acts to check their sound on, and forgot about them. They have been there until at least 5:00 am.
I went to Doornroosje to search for them today, but to no avail.
I love these headphones, I made and played loads of great music on them. Besides their huge emotional value, they have cost me a pretty, pretty penny (about EUR 200,-). You might imagine how desperately I want them back :(.
So if anyone has seen them, or seen someone with them, please let me know. You can call me on +31 6 52 160 880 or mail me. I’ll do you a big favour if you are able to get them back to me!
April 16, 2008 @ 15:13 (5 years, 2 months ago) - filed under gigs
For the second year in a row, Berlin is hosting the European Club Night. Artists representing the European countries will be playing music in the clubs throughout Berlin, starting late Saturday night.
The journey to Berlin is going to be something special: Tundra, Thomas Lauren, Roel H, Giorgos Gatzigristos and I will be busy making music for our special Amsterdam-Berlin EP, which will be released by Electronation’s Echoism label.
I’m looking forward to it!
April 02, 2008 @ 00:03 (5 years, 2 months ago) - filed under general
I got ya, didn’t I?! Yesterday’s post about being sued by BREIN was a joke (and probably a display of totally bad taste).
Although I was joking, I did pick the subject of (the war on) piracy for a reason. It has become clear now, that music distribution and promotion in the traditional sense are outdated. Still, the giants of the music industry are desperately trying to hold on to their old business models, focusing on hits, selling millions of copies.
On the other hand, the market (people buying music) are asking for more diversity, cheaper music and easier access (digital distribution).
The friction that results from this can only lead to a revolution. We are seeing this revolution taking place now: digital music sales are booming, small artists are just as accessible as big ones and the pipes of the interwebs are getting clogged from people sharing their music.
I don’t approve of piracy all that much, but I am loving how it sparked the revolution that’s taking place right now. Take Trent Reznor / Nine Inch Nails and Radiohead for example. They decided to let their fans decide if and what to pay for their music, NIN even released music through The Pirate Bay. They are kicking the industry’s ass by showing this actually works!