The Dutch Girl Tales #17: Mijn Top 5 Nederlandstalige guilty pleasures

The Dutch Girl Tales #17: Mijn Top 5 Nederlandstalige guilty pleasures

Once a month I write a blog post in Dutch. Today I'm revealing my Top 5 Dutch music guilty pleasures. // Geïnspireerd door het zomerse weer, heb ik mijn favoriete Nederlandstalige liedjes voor je op een rijtje gezet. Ik ben erg benieuwd of jij je ook kunt vinden in mijn top 5 Nederlandstalige guilty pleasures!

Film Review: ‘Heavy Trip’ – A Finnish Black Metal Comedy

Film Review: ‘Heavy Trip’ – A Finnish Black Metal Comedy

The unconventional feel-good movie 'Heavy Trip', a Finnish comedy about an upcoming amateur black metal band, has been hailed as the Scandi version of the cult film 'This is Spinal Tap'. Even if you're not the biggest metalhead, the bizarre adventures of this ambitious metal quartet will rock your socks off!

And the Winner Is: The Netherlands!

And the Winner Is: The Netherlands!

Unbelievable news! Dutch singer-songwriter Duncan Laurence is the winner of Eurovision Song Contest 2019! To celebrate this memorable event I explored the archives (thanks YouTube) and dug up all previous Dutch Eurovision winners. Great to see old footage dating back to 1957 already and see how much the Eurovision Song Contest has evolved over the years!

Reflections #2: Fighting Marathon for Charity and Volunteering for the Elderly

Reflections #2: Fighting Marathon for Charity and Volunteering for the Elderly

Reflections on... October 2018. Looking back, this month seemed to have revolved around charity and volunteering. But there were also several trips and of course plenty of films I need to recommend you to watch (or definitely not). Read the full article to discover what I've been up to this month!

Rocktober Special: My Most Memorable Rock and Roll Moments

Rocktober Special: My Most Memorable Rock and Roll Moments

I was 16 years old when I went to my first rock concert. 23 years later I can look back at some incredible events and experiences. Some were quite hilarious or memorable in their own right. Today, in celebration of rocktober, I will be sharing some of my funniest and most memorable anecdotes of rock concerts and festivals with you.

Confessions of a Eurorack Virgin

Confessions of a Eurorack Virgin

Who doesn't miss those days when you could still play with flashy toys that had all sorts of buttons you could push and turn, producing animal sounds and wild flickering lights without people staring at you? I'm returning to those childhood days this weekend as by the time you read this I'll be happily twiddling some knobs, pressing colourful buttons and flicking switches in Barcelona. Exactly what, why and where, you find out in this article.

Interview with Graham Massey: 808 State and the Development of Record-making

Interview with Graham Massey: 808 State and the Development of Record-making

808 State, who take their name after the Roland TR-808 drum machine, are regarded as pioneers of acid house. They have been touring with their defining album 'Ninety' for the last year and last June I happened to be in the Netherlands when they played a show at W2 in Den Bosch. Before they were about to play an exciting live show, band member Graham Massey kindly agreed to do an interview with me. Here is part 1 of my interview with Graham!