Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Today I received only a very small handfull of copies of 'Live DVD Atak Night 3', which is basically the concert at Unit in Tokyo, of Goem, Evala, Keiji Haino, Keiichiro Shibuya, Pan Sonic and a separate section of the next night which had a whole bunch of solo concerts by all of these people, and various collaboration, including a set by all of them (like Paul McCartney's Rockestra, but a little bit different). I have watch it all, but my stuff I checked and I look so great. Well, a bit, you know. There is a small portion on Youtube to sell it:

so erm: get it...

Friday, October 19, 2007

concerts soon

October is less busy, concert-wise, than last month, with only one gig ahead. Wednesday THU20 will perform one their rare gigs in Paradox in Tilburg. I think their last concert was at least 5 years ago, well more perhaps. A while ago I was in Tilburg and met up with Jos, Jacques, Peter and Roel to talk about 'good times of the past', while they started discussing this gig, and I thought it was a good moment to have a smoke in Jos' beautiful garden. But they wanted me to stay and discuss with them. I played with THU20 before, in Parkzicht in 1987 (screaming for five minutes) and in Bordeaux in 1989 (which is all carefully edited out on the Merzbow/THU20 LP), so they asked me to join them for this one. Great. THU20 is one my favorite dutch bands...
Then on November 1st, Roel and me will head out to the Stubnizt, lying in Amsterdam for a long night of futuristic retro entertainment. I will play my Goem set, Roel will play his slo-fi set, we both play as Zebra and there will be some dj-ing by us. And if that isn't enough, Rechenzentrum will also play. Google stubnitz to see what they exact location is. Be there, it's going to be not so difficult music and loads of dancing.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Cuba, Munster

Last friday Roel Meelkop had to play a concert in Cuba in Munster, Germany and asked me if I fancied coming along, to watch the road and such like. I brought my laptop, in case of you never know, and Till Kniola asked if I fancied to play. Of course I do. It was a long programm with Roel solo, Marc Behrens solo and the two of them in collaboration, so I played just 'Profieldeel Zes'. Funny thing was of course the presence of a journalist, who wrote the piece that comes along here, in german. If you can read that, too bad, but we look good right?

Thursday, October 4, 2007

and free film

The 'proceedings' in Tilburg have been captured on audio (more on that later) and film, probably a phone camera by the looks of it, and popped up on you tube. How strange the events looked is something you can now judge for yourself although it might not be easy to switch your computer in angle of 90 degrees.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

free music

My concert as Goem|FDW at The Warehouse in Washington DC is now available for free download from the ever so lovely Zeromoon website. I edited a little bit. The picture of the flags I made myself outside the FBI building in DC. have fun


Monday, October 1, 2007

Jonathan Richman

Obviously I could bore you with tales of Rotterdam and that Zebra was in great shape, but that was something that couldn't be said from the installation. So the example how things could be done was presented to the Plinkity Plonk A&R team (alcohol and restaurants) on friday night when Freek and I headed out to Cultureel Centrum Roepaen in the middle of a black hole, but still in The Netherlands, to see the man who made that great 7" in 1977 for which I headed out to buy my first record: Jonathan Richman, without the Modern Lovers but with a drummer. What a great concert, Richman on the acoustic guitar, singing is part sad part joyful tunes, with that twinkle in his eye. It's been a while since I enjoyed myself this much. Freek and I headed out to the dressing room to get my 7" and Freek's LP signed. Jonathan came out with a note that the docter ordered him not to talk post-concert, but kindly signed the stuff and we took the picture above, without saying a word. I made a recording of which I made a low resolution mp3 for whoever. If Richman doesn't allow this, I'll remove it. Two more pictures are in the folder, taken by Freek. What a great night!

enjoy the recording: