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(1)
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. 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.
 
(2)
A second 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. The lyrics I write are completely subdued by my melodies. Maybe in my case writing is not the word. Melodies just come and go while playing guitar.
 
(3)
A third thing I would like to think is that we all just have to move on and stop thinking a lot. Thinking is overrated since Descartes (though he can't be blamed for that). In my opinion thinking is just a sense, like seeing or hearing. Ask yourself what you will think in about 10 minutes. If you are correct you may plan your life.
 
(And)
I was born in 1957 and live 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, like Desert (1980 - 1984, with John Mittendorf, Marjolein van der Hoeff and Annelies de Jong), SB-4 (1989-1991 with R. Danny Lodder and Jose Beentjes) and ELSA (2001-2009 with Elsa Pruis, Arno Koel, R. Danny Lodder and Chantal van Keulen).
 
 
Desert (1980 -1984)