It’s difficult to conceive of figures with blue eyes and blond hair populating Gustav de Smeet’s Amsterdam. I think this is actually an Amsterdam as it might have been re-imagined by the considerable numbers of people of Mediterranean descent who live there and in the other great ports along that coast.
The Sagrada Familia is significantly improved by its relocation by Wiebe Bloemena into Teletubbyland, Level 7, on the side of the bus of Oldenzaal’s the Stroat Ensemble, and by the concealment of most of it. Brighton Pavilion it is not.
Here are photos of the Wiebe bus. Can I have this side, please? (Here‘s the Stroadlfest brochure, for if you’re in
- Turkish delight
I’ve already posted Catalan translations of selections from Gerard Monnink (who travelled with Toon Damhuis) and Jan Cremer Senior; Harry Jutten
Onder de noordelijke steden, alleen Oldenzaal – verborgen in de verschrikkelijke nevel en moerassen die u tegenkomt achter Deventer – heeft
- Pegida Nederland ≠ NSB, Syriërs ≠ Tsjechen, Assad ≠ Hitler etc. etc.
Maar dit artikeltje van 7 april 1939 over een clandestiene zender in Oldenzaal blijft toch interessant.
- More experiments from the organ-grinder’s workshop
Videos of arrangements of Machito’s Bananas and Valencia, and a preview of a song about doggies.