October 20, 2011 Leave a comment
February 6, 2011 Leave a comment
Alright, so a bit of personal interest then. I worked hard the last two weeks and I decided to treat myself to a copy of the latest novel by Umberto Eco. I am a big fan of his two early novels, In The Name Of The Rose and Foucault’s Pendulum, especially the latter is an absolute favorite of mine. The best novel to explain Sir Karl Popper’s Poverty Of Historicism I think. His later novels were fine, but the new one, The Cemetery of Prague, seems to me more up my alley of secret societies, religious nutcases and such like. I started today, leaving work for a day, and so far I quite enjoy it. Back to reading now (oh, in Dutch of course!)
November 9, 2010 Leave a comment
Ok, so The Whi was a large succes alround, (check out for a limited time only the live recordings at http://www.beequeen.nl/whi.zip), and Danielle Lemaire, who organised Blushing 2 has photo’s and video’s, but some of these are posted her on Facebook thing. As we all know I don’t have Facebook, so I signed up to see thos epictures. I have not many intentions to become an active user, but I noticed there is more stuff that I should see (mainly to with myself) on Facebook, so there you go. Of course I couldn’t access Danielle’s part so still no picture of The Whi. There you go. And oh, if I was a nuisance to some last saturday, sorry.
August 5, 2010
I know, I should be working hard on all sorts of things, like my own youth fantasy novel (still untitled, but already 44 pages are done), but its summer time, so always a bit slow, and I was early buying myself two birthday presents. Scream City 5 is a fanzine dedicated all things Factory and just released. I have number 4 too, and would love to get the first three issues. At the same time James Nice also published his book on Factory Records, called ‘Shadowplayers – The Rise And Fall Of Factory Records’, and obviously you know I love Factory Records. I named Korm Plastics after Factory Communications, not wanting to be called ‘Records’. The book is a great, though, in Nice’s own words ‘an accountants history’, but it sets various popular myths straight. I know there is a lot of Factory music I still haven’t heard, and a lot is crap also, but there is something about the label which I really like and that’s the sheer anarchism of it. All those mistakes, money spending – in many ways it reminds me of my years with Staalplaat, although on a much smaller scale. Anyway a great read at 400+ pages. I read Wilson took eleven different drugs on his 40th birthday. I don’t think I can top that in a few days when I turn 45. Back to my own small world.