I'd like to
think that the helix or snail is the true hero in this world. They move
around on shores and through woods as easy on the ground as on the bottom of the
sea. They also climb razorblades without hurting themselves and they are
the only type of animal that could survive nuclear disasters. They have more
teeth than a shark, can sleep for three years without food and are
hermaphrodite most of the times. Okay, too much salt
is a problem, but that's a problem for every living creature. So why does most
people disgust them ? Is it just the trace they leave when they pass our ways ?
We all leave traces, don't we ? It's the proof that we're alive. Always look forward. But when it has rained, look down
sometimes and try not to step on the little heroes. Thanks.
thing I'd like to think is that thinking is a bit overrated since Descartes (though he can't be
blamed for that). Think of it as a derived sense, subordinate to
primary senses, like seeing or hearing. Ask yourself what you will think in about 10
minutes. If you are correct you may plan your life. Or, like
Wittgenstein said, "Don't think, but look !". I'm
glad that the medical expertise nowadays is better than ever though.
A third thing I'd like to
think is that I'm a fingerstyle-guitarist, especially when playing 12-string
guitar. I write my own music and lyrics. Maybe in my
case writing music is
not the word. Melodies just come and go while playing guitar. I have to work
much harder for the right words.
I was born in
1957 and live in a town on the coast in the Netherlands,
Europe. What can I say
about my musical background ?
Well, in his younger days my father played
the guitar. He wrote his own songs and his Dutch lyrics
were great. So, slowly, I took an interest in this instrument and started playing
guitar at the age of
19. In music I am
kind of a loner but I have played in acoustic bands: Desert (1980 - 1984),
SB-4 (1989-1991) and