The Silent Child

Usually I’m not that much into short movies. But as VRT broadcasted this one, I got curious. In this 20-minute film we follow Libby, a 4-year-old girl with severe hearing problems, in her world of silence. Her parents seem to be too busy to actually be aware of her feelings. She looks a bit lost…

♫ Sara Hartman – Dance With a Ghost

Bit of a late discovery for me, but here’s a lovely new poppy song from Berlin based singer Sara Hartman. Can’t decide which one I like better. The acoustic ‘Stranger in a Room’ might even touch me more.

♫ Vök – Muziekgieterij and Gebr. De Nobel

Vök is an Icelandic electronic/pop band with Margrét Rán as a vocalist and Andri Már on sax and keys. After being enchanted by their music for a year, I finally got the chance to see them live. Even twice! First in Muziekgieterij, Maastricht and the day after in Gebr. De Nobel in Leiden. Although Muziekgieterij…

♫ Taxiwars at Muziekgieterij Maastricht

When I was invited to a concert of Taxiwars, founded by Tom Barman of dEUS, I didn’t hesitate to confirm. Even though I knew it was jazz, I was confident I would still like it as I tend to like live jazz. Never ever listen to it at home though. But the largest part of…

♫ Tindersticks at Carré

A short video overview of last night’s performance of Tindersticks at Carré in Amsterdam. Stuart Staples’ voice was perfect and sensitive as always, only a bit much depressing songs this time. The show could have been more bombastic for my taste.. By the way, who on earth invited that support act?! My ears are still…

♫ Heather Nova

As I mentioned in a previous blog I instantly fell in love with Heather’s latest album. Didn’t dare to dream that I would finally see her live (in Stadsschouwburg Nijmegen). She still has that incredibly fragile voice that makes me cry. Moving back to the Netherlands is at least satisfying my hunger for live music 🙂…

♫ Jasper Steverlinck – Things That I Should Have Done

The song was out for a while but today finally the video clip was released. Jasper’s music needs nothing more than the kind of simple and beautiful setting like the Minard Schouwburg in Ghent. After a five (!!!) year wait I’m finally able to see him play live again. He will be performing this Saturday…

The Stress Monster

While most people have no clue how severe the impact of stress and thus an overdose of cortisol can be for your body and brain, I can confirm all of the mentioned effects and some more. Once you are in that vicious circle it is very hard to escape from it. Wisest lesson learned is very…