Nu we het toch over R’dam hebben…


This was my first official businesscard, it dates from 1997 or 1998 I guess.
When life was pretty different, there weren’t no cameras on the street and
stuff and I think in that same year I first saw the Twin Towers. Hell, there
weren’t even HuMobisten back in those days.

Anyway, enough about the past. The time is now. Victor Vroegindeweij must
have thought the same when he let his first web log be what it was and started
a new one AND a Rotterdam Guide site on which ‘guys like himself can get
to know Rotterdam in a way he would like to do so himself’ (if he didn’t already
know loads of stuff on our beautiful city), read about ins and outs you’d never
get to know otherwise
and (only this week!) see an interesting picture of Der
Versucher and myself enjoying Tia Marias ’n beer in the Dizzy Garden a month
or so ago. (And did you know Chet Baker once played Dizzy —right before he
‘died’— and I think that story of J.A. Deelder meeting Jimi Hendrix is also situated
in Dizzy, although that story might alltogether be more of an indian story than
we’d all want it to be.)

Have a nice weekend, y’all!


  1. heddie
    Posted May 13, 2005 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    those indian stories will make the whole wide world go to the filistines

  2. rufus
    Posted May 13, 2005 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

    i thought also already: ‘make that the cat but wise…

  3. siebe
    Posted May 18, 2005 at 12:36 am | Permalink

    Guys! Take a look at your latest posts…are we getting nostalic?

  4. siebe
    Posted May 18, 2005 at 12:41 am | Permalink

    and ‘nu we het toch over Rotterdam hebben’, many more Rotterdam jews were killed during 1940-45, compared with the amount of civilians that died during the bombing of Rotterdam. Maybe Marcel Mohring is right when he discussed “the myth of Rotterdam” at De Unie several weeks ago…

  5. Gyz La Riviere
    Posted May 18, 2005 at 11:04 am | Permalink

    I know about that, what you said about the Jews, they we’re
    deported from Loods 24, near the Poortgebouw. for me it wasn’t
    the case of the amount of people get killed. Only 800 people
    died of the bombing, and that is compared with the thousends
    of Jews, who got deported from Loods 24 nothing. Rotterdam
    had about 12.000 Jews before the war, and after the war mostly
    all of them were gone.

    But for me the bombing of our city, stands for a universal thing.
    It stands for the insane humanity. It’s a deed on it’s own.
    Besides Rotterdam cities like Dresden, Berlin, Warschau, Guernica,
    Tokio, Hamburg, Neurenberg, Coventry, Londen, Belgrado and
    ofcourse Hiroshima, etc.