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Coby

cbkschiedam

Zaterdag start er een nieuwe kunstroute in Schiedam, waar een nieuw neonwerk te zien is van mijn hand. Loop langs de Verkade juwelier, mits u in de buurt bent.

Caralho, wat lekker!

frangoooooo

Woohoo! Bij ons om de hoek op de Binnenweg zit, sinds een half jaartje of zo, Paladar (smaak op z’n Portugees), een take-away waar de allerlekkerste Portugese gerechten en wijnen voorradig zijn. Ik ben een keer in Portugal geweest, of eigenlijk een aantal keren, en ben sindsdien fan van het land en diens keuken (net als iedereen trouwens, Portugal is nu niet bepaald Guam, of een of ander obscuur eiland in de Pacific)…

In elk geval, waan uzelf voor een momentje in de back alleys van Porto (waar gerechten standaard met een stuk of tien koolhydratenbommen geserveerd worden; ‘alstublieft, uw Bacalhau met patat met rijst met brood met gekookte aardappeltjes’), of aan een lekker warme lunch in de Bairro Alto waar de heerlijkste gebraden Frangos je om de oren vliegen. ‘Toe’ hebben we Pastéis de Nata (zie foto). Helaas is er nog geen Caldo Verde te krijgen, maar ik ga wel ’s een beetje druk uitoefenen. Daar zijn we toch buren voor?

Ze zitten als gezegd op de Nieuwe Binnenweg, op de hoogte van het Wester Paviljoen (waar vroeger de Jamaicaanse snackbar zat), maar wil je dat nog wel eens even zelf uitmaken, dan zitten ze ook nog eens op het internet, een medium dat steeds meer aan geloofwaardigheid wint en binnen nu en tien jaar ongetwijfeld nog populairder is dan teletext.

music of the future and music of the past

Last Saturday my friend Frietje took me to see a pretty cool band called Field Music in the clubhouse. They reminded me of a section in my record cabinet called ‘pop that don’t suck’ as Billy Joel, 10CC, Steely Dan, Paul McCartney and Supertramp were all easily recognizable as being heavy influences to their songwriting. Supposedly one of its members is the son of Sting, which sounds an awful lot like a bad comic book spin-off. Luckily there weren’t any Police influences to be found. Although the Police did write some seriously good tunes (especially ‘Behind My Camel’ and ‘Canary in a Coalmine’ come to mind), they seemed to suffer from their own airplay more than the average much played radio star. Like Aretha or Michael Jackson, or the Boss for that matter. Anyway, them Field Music boys were really quite good at playing music, yet I’m kind of anxious to hearing their own sound, which I thought was kind of lost in adaptation there.

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Speaking of music and influences, have you seen Marcel Alexander Wiebenga’s blog on ‘music and what it does for/to the world’ yet? It’s called 010110 (named after the day it started), but hey, what’s in a name? It covers awesome disasters in musical history, different ways of music meeting advertising, music videos that didn’t make MTV broadcasting on (punkrock) fridays, downloadable ‘perfect’ compilations, conspiracies of all sorts, ace youtube linkage, devos and divas, freaks and legends and well… just plain good stuff. Plus, of course, the funny writings of one bad ass drummer / music lover / sales tycoon and —most of all— connaisseur of the postmodern musical canon.

If you just tuned in be sure to discover at least two older posts on, first, a dutch guy that can hear which brand and model bass guitar is used as Mark King (of Level 42) slaps and plucks some of his trademark riffs on the spot on a couple of different bass guitars and, second, Marcel’s two-parted study on how rap ’n rock crossover experiments in the past have ‘helped spawn a horrible genre’. It’s, as we say in dutch, ‘to laugh your cock out of your pants over.’

the little red book series (part 2)

ghostbusters

ministry of justice
1 of 15 screenprints
(in a total of 28 different ministries)

the little red book series

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ministry of medication
1 of 15 screenprints
(in a total of 28 different ministries)

sneak preview

I never dreamed this would happen…

Who could have foreseen this… it’s beautiful and amazing (it’s even bigger than our website can handle!) and like every other thing Jimi did. Sorry for not posting for so long. It’s really really busy. I”ll be back soon with lots more on (amongst other things) my new piece showing at the Rotterdam Museum Night, Marcel Wiebenga’s super cool new weblog on music, love, life, politics and what have you. Bye bye!

Trendbeheer Meets Proximity

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This Friday a new groupshow will open at the Co-Prosperity Sphere.
My Yellow Pages Series will be shown over there. Jippie!

Besides myself, the exhibition features works by Niels Post, Jeroen Kuster,
Jeroen Jongeleen, Petra van Noort and Charlotte Schleiffert, Olaf Mooij,
Marcha van den Hurk and Villeroy & Boch.

More info here!

new screenings 2

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12 – A Film About The Fret Click

November 18th, 2009
27 Studio, Applied Arts Faculty
National Art Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria
14:00

November 25th, 2009
27 Studio, Applied Arts Faculty
National Art Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria
14:00

Vimeo Pages

Yellow Pages Series from Gyz La Riviere on Vimeo.

The Yellow Pages of Montréal

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On wednesday of October 28th my Yellow Pages Series solo-show will open at l’espace de coworking Station C in Montréal in Canada. The whole series of 28 screenprints will be seen there untill December 22nd.

Awesome!

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