I’ve known Catself via Twitter for about two years now, but so far I hadn’t been able to visit one of her concerts yet through bad luck in timing. So I was really happy to get her message that she’d have a few more gigs in the Netherlands including one or two nearby. Last Saturday was the first, on Oude Pekela of all places.
It has been quite some time since I visited Vera in Groningen, but last Thursday I made up for that as Counter Jib had a gig there and Groninger band Eisenhower was the opening act, two great rockbands in one evening!
With her two albums ‘De Koek’ and ‘Het is’ (both in Dutch) Eefje proved herself a fantastic lyricist. Clever, heartfelt texts put to music that simply sweeps you along on her journey. Having toured her two albums and after a small church tour in the Netherlands Eefje is now on a tour in theaters called Wereldwatersteden (world water cities), a tour meant to immerse the audience in a warm musical gulf.
Over the years one of the great wishes I had was to own a Hasselblad camera and buying one a few years ago was a bit of a highlight. However… in actually using it I found the Hassie to be quite heavy and cumbersome. And as I really don’t use the Hasselblad enough…
The one thing in photography I really regret this year is not doing all the things I wanted to in sports. I started the year with a few Cyclocross races and had great plans and it mostly stayed there. There’s a set of Superbike motorsport photos somewhere waiting to be processed but in all I missed too much. Time to change that and the Superprestige in Gieten is a good moment to change it around.!
Last night Melanie Dekker came to Vanslag. The name sounds Dutch, but then Melanie has Dutch grandparents. She however is Canadian, and with two albums and the hits ‘When I Think Of You’ and ‘I Said I’ it’s now time to set sails to Europe.