Every year I discover new music , most music I quickly forget or I try to ignore for the rest of my life.
But there is also music that sticks in your mind , music that stays with you as a memory and that is mostly also associated with things that happened in your life .
A lot of new music I used to discover via the program “vrije geluiden” . Initially it was recorded at the “bimhuis” in Amsterdam which I passed every day on my way to work . The host of the program was this pretty funny guy called Melchior Huurdeman.
The VPRO has decided to change the format and to put a new host called Giovanca and they changed the location to Tivoli in Utrecht . I like Giovanca but there is too much talking now , interviews are too long , I liked Huurdemans style better , two or three questions and than this is my cd , you can buy it if you like my music but if not I don’t care … Also way too much world music …
1,AJ Croce -> That’s me in the bar (Applicable to my life before I met my wife )
AJ Croce became my personal hero after listening to two of his cd’s which took an eternity to arrive
2.AJ Croce-> Trouble in mind
3.Nir Felder-> Bandits
Saw him performing in Bimhuis , a mellow version of the treble spankers
4.Urbanus en de fanfaar->Hittentit
Discovered them while looking for music of Fleddy Melculy
5.Fleddy Melculy->Den bus gemist
I felt so often like this when I had to travel all the way to Sloterdijk for my work , although the original of Sepultura stays better , the text is funny .
6.Capella de la Torre-> Passa Mezzo
It reminded me a bit of my first “old music” cd I bought , het antwerps liedboek , the godfather of old music in the Netherlands died this year .
7.Blossom Dearie ->Boum
Jazzradio played this song and it never bored me , I like it no I love it …. I see myself with a glass of good French wine sitting at an aire de repos surrounded by pink toilet paper , mattresses, old Citroen leftovers and still enjoying it .
8. Al Jarreau-> Roof Garden
May he rest in peace , king of the background song
9.Ben Taylor -> World Are Made of Paper
Reminds me of a colleague
10.My blue van -> Gotta move
Change of job and hopefully a lot of good things coming to me in 2018
11.Gino Vanelli -> People gotta move
Change of Job
You can find my year in music here :