Saturday, January 14, 2006


Well as i wrote below i forgot to shoot a pic of the sky. But then remembered something else.
Shot this pic last year in the time when much birds migrate to the south. Its a search pic but you see the typical V form below. One cant only see but also hear them. In the fog last week i made a soundrecording of overflying geese. Because of the fog they probably got disoriented so they fly low and maby towards the lights of the city too. You can find the recording here. Maby they even yell more so they dont get lost from the group. Btw im not sure if the birds in the pic above are geese.

Zoom of the V (although im not sure i shot this pic on the same day)
For the people who couldnt find the birds on the pic above.



Last week i felt suffocated. The gray clouds stopped the sun and with all the moist in the air and no wind we had a long period with fog. Its like the world comes to a stop. Nothing is more saddening then hearing the foghorn at night 'woooooeeeeeeeing'. Disturbed my concentration while reading. Made me depressed and with *.* away.. Lost inspiration.

So happy today that the sky was cristal clear blue again! There where bits of blue past days already made me sigh of relieve and with *.* back..
Went to the sea today. No foghorn but with brrrr barking dogs! But they couldnt drive me away there. The sea and the blue sky. Shot some pictures but strange now back at home wonder why i only took pictures of gray sand? Lol!
The wrinkle’s made by the waves of the sea in the sand and the traces of bird feets left after their forages. [When the sea pulles back much food is left]. There is so much symbolism there.
No pictures of the sea or sky but wandering there i just had to think of a posty..


note much wrinkles where sadly 'destroyed' by feet of men and dogs.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Little Annoyance Solved

A silly post but today i solved a little annoyance for myself maby it sounds a bit familiar to others too.

I love Erik Satie. He is a french composer (1866-1925) briljantly played for instance by Reinbert de Leeuw from which i own 3 recordings/cds. The cover of a compilation cd of him here below.

I can recommand it to you readers. Maby some parts of Satie even sound familiar because sadly his music is often used as background ""sound"" to documentries and even.. brrrr.. commercials. A total emptyheaded dutch actrice even said she loved to play Satie while cleaning the house ehhh Of course thats not Satie's fault but.. but..
Thats why i never ever buy a certain brand of olive oil "Bertolli" because they used the heavenly "Requiem" of Mozart .. Blasfemy! Anyway..
Gnossiennes is one of my favourite parts. But when playing No.1 at a certain passage i have to think of lyric/song sounding like this; "with my love by my side and she is breathing low". Which is annoying of course its not Clean anymore But strange i couldnt place the song/lyric! Well Thats totally annoying! It sounded so clear that it had to be one very familiar. So i waited untill i just played that band. But no.. it took me year(s)? well a long time before i traced it.
Googled today, should have done that much sooner, after listening to Satie/Reinbert again [btw i hear it best when playing "de Leeuw's" version maby because he plays it very slow; he is even the slowest according a article read above] and tadaaa Its from Pink Floyd's Meddle! "A Pillow Of Winds".


Now im wondering. Is it coincidance or did Pink Floyd used it? I cant find any information about it. Its a very famous piece so its not unlikely. That they heared it from De Leeuw is not possible because Meddle is from 1971 and "de Leeuws" recordings are from 1976. Well Close.
Both are ""relaxing"" pieces. But without a doubt i prefer Satie. Maby thats why i couldnt place the lyrics/song because it was a long time years since i played Meddle.

Now im curious if other hear it too.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

8 januari

    Die Entschlafenen

Einen vergänglichen Tag lebt' ich und wuchs mit den Meinen,
    Eins um's andere schon schläft mir und fliehet dahin.
Doch ihr Schlafenden wacht am Herzen mir, in verwandter
    Seele ruhet von euch mir das entfliehende Bild.
Und lebendiger lebt ihr dort, wo des göttlichen Geistes
    Freude die Alternden all, alle die Todten verjüngt.

Friederich Hölderlin (1770-1843)

De Ontslapenen

Eén vergankelijke dag slechts heb ik geleefd met de mijnen,
    d' een na de ander slaapt in, vlucht voorgoed van mij heen.
Maar, gij slapenden, weet: in mij zijt gij wakker en in mijn
    ziel die verwant is aan u rust uw ontvluchtende beeld.
Ja, nog levender leeft gij daar, waar des godlijken geestes
    vreugd al wie grijs wordt en oud, allen die stierven verjongt.

(translation Ad den Besten)

It would have been my mom's birthday today. Posted this for her and for all who have lost a loved one. If someone has a english translation please send it cant find it on internet.