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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.
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.
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.
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)