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by illogical42 on June 23rd, 2012
My oldest daughter never asked me to take pictures of her, until now. First we made some images for her. In the end, we made some images for me. Below you can see one of the latter images.
by illogical42 on June 3rd, 2012
It’s been a while since I found “a new band” to add to my playlist. Then, on Friday June 2nd, a tweet appears from @013: “Luister hier naar de instrumentale band Heartbeat Parade. Rocken met wiskundige precisie. GRATIS toegankelijk vanavond! http://ow.ly/bi6z3“. This tweaked my interest, so I listened. And enjoyed it. A lot.
After exchanging a few tweets, I was allowed to bring my camera along (two thumbs up to Gijs btw). And I enjoyed the show. Good and loud songs, played over a sample track. Their show is very energetic and the guys are actually pretty friendly. Maybe even a little shy!
After the concert I spoke with the guitar player. They are going to play in Germany (Dresden amongst others), Lithouania and France. To all in that area: visit these guys from Luxembourg. I’ve enjoyed their music.
by illogical42 on May 23rd, 2012
May 4th is Memorial Day, a day of remembrance for those who died in a war. It is also the time that I like to teach my kids the value of our current life.
by illogical42 on January 15th, 2012
To my delight there are still museums in the Netherlands where one can take a camera, even if it is without tripod or flash. The Kröller-Müller museum is one of those museums. Apart from a beautiful collection of personal favorites, spanning from Picasso, Van Gogh to Mondriaan, they have a beautiful garden with sculptures. Too bad my youngest daughter has the patience and focus of a butterfly when art is concerned. In the end I felt I was “doing” Kröller-Müller in an hour.
Today I had another reason to visit: I wanted to see the performance by Anneke van Giersbergen and Martijn Bosman. They created a Dutch version of the kids story “The bear that wasn’t” by Frank Tashlin (1946). I already saw the following videos:
The show is aimed at kids, but as a parent I enjoyed myself too. The story is nice and circular, and has a good ending. Even my 6 yo daughter understood everything that happened to the bear and got the message that you have to stay true to yourself.
Before the performance, we had to wait a little longer than expected. The kids became a somewhat unruly, but fortunately they didn’t tear the place down. During the performance, there was a lot of movement in animations, by the performers, and the interaction between the animation and performers. I especially liked the projection on the inside of Anneke’s jacket. By the way, the animations are great! I hope the kids realise that a flipbook can tell the same story as a high definition 3D glossy animation. Also, they can create flipbooks themselves.
Anneke and Martijn seemed to enjoy themself. Especially Martijn excelled in his “evil” roles as factory, supervisor and CEO. The best compliment they could get from the young audience is that all kids were watching silently all the time.
The tunes of the songs easily sticks in the kids’ minds (just follow the links above). I heard a lot of the kids sing them afterwards. To my surprise the kids didn’t respond negatively to the hard industrial sounds that returned a couple of times throughout the story. The only thing my daughter said about the sounds was that she thought they were loud.
My only negative remark was that Anneke had a hard time starting off, which caused her to use a swear word. Personally, I prefer said word not to be uttered in front of kids.
by illogical42 on November 22nd, 2011
This is the second time I’ve seen Kayak live, and I must say I enjoyed this show better than the first one. Admitted, the first visit was a theater tour. The first part of the show was a little slow, but they made up for it after the break.