Monthly Archives: August 2006

Tomorrow 03

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Come and check out my latest work ‘Zonder Gargamel’ at the ABSOLUT SEARCH
exhibition at the Centrum Beeldende Kunst round 20:00!

Tomorrow 02

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Here we give you a very little sneak preview from our latest work ‘Klunder’.
Come and check it out tomorrow at the ABSOLUT SEARCH exhibition at the
Centrum Beeldende Kunst round 20:00!

absolute aanrader…

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Gyz probably is way too busy doing the last stuff for his upcoming installation
exhibited at CBK, so I’ll just post it for him. Be sure to be there tomorrow night
at the CBK, Rotterdam at 8 o’ clock as the ABSOLUT SEARCH then begins.
Gyz made something quite spectacular so come check that out and have a
few cold, transparant drinks w/ us and the rest of this artsy, designy city.
Other participants are (amongst many others) Mark Jenkins of the US of A
and Niels Post and Jeroen Jongeleen of the Lands of Nether.

Gyz and me also made a poster for that thing. If your name is Henk Klunder,
I suggest you come check that out as well. We’ll buy you a vodka! By the way,
that impotence thing up there evidently comes from adbusters, who we never
before linked on our site. I wonder why…

Oh, and for all of you that read this thing all the way down to here, I’ll let you
in on a little secret: next saturday at one thirty in the afternoon dutch Art and
Media Superguy Wim T. Schippers will read from Goethe’s ‘Egmont’ in the
Rotterdam Library. Here’s even more info on that.

GOD

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I can’t believe I never post something about Matt Hensley earlier. Cause this
guy was and still is so influential to me. In my teens he was my hero! Dude,
this guy showed us how to street skate, so gifted and creative, and we all
loved him. In 1988 the H-street Shackle Me Not video came out, and after I
saw that video (especially Matt’s part) back then you couldn’t sit in your chair
any longer. For the first time in my life I experienced energy that came out of
the TV-tube. Then a year later the prophecy came in the H-street Hokus Pokus
video
. Matt showed off like hell. I think I’ve seen this video more then a thousand
times. Gotta get my left knee fixed, need that damn surgery. Gotta Skate!
Supersonic Skatecamp!

Check out Matt!

Comment system still doesn’t work… Working on it!

Comments

You can’t place comments on this site anymore, untill the problem
is fixed. Some hackers are using our comment system to send spam.
That’s why we have to quit the comment system for a while. Maybe a
new ‘personal publishing system’ will be installed soon, and this weblog
will be vintage. Nothing is for granted, you know… Pretty F###ed!

Life is like a box of Zeligs

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Who were there when it really mattered? Alongside the (ever increasing) line
up (Leonard Zelig, Forrest Gump and James Murphy), apparently Dangermouse
and Cee-lo helped out the world some by inspiring the genius of others.

Their video will put a smile on yer face for sure!

Africa

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From Inbox to Outbox

In my cell phone outbox I usually record stuff. Crazy little ideas, funny quotes,
books people advise me to read and stuff that might be good on T-shirts. A –
rather serious – example of which is ‘Africa, the forgotten continent’.

Others are:
• wietkiewicz ‘onverzadigbaarheid’
• ‘hamsterdam’
• de kleine geschiedenis van bijna alles
• warung miniramp
• Clairy Polak: ‘Mag ik het aan u uitleggen in één woord? Verkiezingen.’
• Arabs Trap ‘the last romance’
• phuntsokcholing.org
• ‘We zijn toch gewoon classy hierzo? – LLIK’
• je brood verdienen met pindakaas…
• Zidane schijnt door de bomen
• Wie is Rick Warren?
• geboren om te chillen

GZA jewelry

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The GZA software corporation is proud to present their new firm: GZA jewelry.
GZA jewelry features silver jewelry in a variety of themes and types.
The fine GZA jewelry company starts off with the ‘Das ist ein Hund’ necklace
and the ‘Mario Bling’ necklace.

Genieten in schaamte

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‘Een extra pijl te geven’

This video is in Dutch. It’s done 4 years ago by Passionate, and it’s an interview
with a kill, laughter…

Who’s your daddy?!

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Vincent van Duin, one of the driving forces behind the Rotterdam innovative
fashion label Susan Bijl (don’t forget to check out their recently updated site),
and me go back a long way as you can see. This week Gyz and me did a small
interview about mainly De Rotterdamsche Knakendisco which made me think
of the very beginning of that illustruous club night.
It all started like this: When Vincent and me were eighteen, him and me and
our friend Niels Post all lived together in a house at the beukelsweg, a street
in Rotterdam. This caused us to be called ‘beukelsbrothers’, a name we
eventually called ourselves as well. Anyway, as we were exploring urban life
to the fullest we used to go out to this place called De Vlerk a lot. A Rotterdam
‘club’ that besides techno and drum’n bass played a lot of ‘independent’ guitar
music as well and by chance, this indie stuff was the kind of noise the three of
us dug especially back then.
Anyway, on thursdays there was this dance nite that wasn’t often visited by
large groups of people and we figured that was because on thursdays they’d
play the most boring brit pop dreck you ever heard. So we went up to the guys
that were running the club and told ’em we’d do a way better thursday night,
playing the latest punk rock (in the ‘punk planet’ meaning of the word) stuff
and the jazz we liked to play at home.
They fell for it and we got that thursday night. After a couple of beers we
named it At Denko’s, after the semi-legendary Dag Nasty album ‘Wig Out At
Denkos’, of which we were huge fans. Anyway, at first it was pretty ok, but
soon enough we found out we couldn’t do a better job than the lame ass
brit pop night that was kicked out because of our big mouths. By then we
came up with the ‘grootste kut-avond van Rotterdam’ (crappiest night in whole
of Rotterdam)-campaign and the ‘wat een kut-avond!’-poster, which among
others caused Gyz to become a frequent visitor [‘it’s the one and only theme
party that really makes sense!’, he always used to shout ‘it’s called kut-avond,
and it really is one! That’s why I like it!!!] and perhaps even the birth of our
cooperation and thus the HuMobisten.
In the end, when De Vlerk was closing and re-starting in another place calling
themselves WaterFront, they gave a big farewell party that lasted for three
nights in a row. Starting on a friday (I think it was) with an At Denko’s party.
Since we never played records for more than fourty people we figured ‘what
the hell… let’s invite every DJ, or guy who could spin some cool records we
know and have some fun.’ Herefore eventually Homecooking Henry, Hitmeister
D, Woei, Denny D and even Gyz (known as DJ VJ) all played together that night
and the packed house went wild. It was then we first knew ‘this weird mix of
all styles we dig could actually work for a crowd larger than fourty heads.’
A couple of weeks later Henry, Hitmeister D, Gyz, Vincent and me sat around
a Nighttown Cafe table, discussing the need of a low priced, yet high-standard
club night. The Knakendisco was born.

De Vlerk also caused us to get in touch with the guys at 75b, who were at the
same academy as Vincent and I were, but still… I for one only knew them from
the stuff they made for that club. And that stuff certainly was rad! But somehow
we (vince and me) always wanted to do our own graphics for the At Denko’s
nights. And that’s how 75b learned to know us as well. They kind of liked that
goofy style we undeliberately had, since it had nothing to do with simply
copying what designers in London did (which was pretty much the thing to do
back then) or what have you. Mostly because of our ignorance, but also
because we were pretty funny guys back then AND we seemed to have our
eyes wide open to other people’s work throughout the entire (graphic) history,
we made quite a nice identity for the parties we used to throw. A lot of it is
lost, I guess… but at least here’s an At Denko’s ad I made for Zwanger
magazine in their ‘April 1998’ issue, a Rotterdam cult zine, run by people I
still concider top banana in the creative department. But that’s all for later.
I promise to write y’all a word or two on Zwanger magazine and the people
behind it VERY soon.