I'd like to write something that would blow your mind into outer
space, but actually, I don't want to paint the picture that I'm
full of myself. I have a busy social life, I work hard to make
Amsterdam awesome through various initiatives, but I could do
better. So advice and insights in the Amsterdam nightlife are
immensely appreciated :)
I like cooking, throwing parties, writing (especially when I
actually get paid) and screening films to moderately interested
Ik ben een filmkneus die van zijn hobby zijn werk probeert te maken
door te schrijven, films te programmeren en een festival uit de
grond te stampen.
I am euro-thrashed, a bit fussy and easily amused
What I’m doing with my life
Organizing a Festival. And er... looking for fantabulous ideas for
articles for my writing career.
I’m really good at
Cooking elaborate meals for groups of people using some fresh
ingredients and whatever was lying in the back of the fridge,
writing in all its shapes and forms, singing in shady Asian Karaoke
bars, drinking with friends, reading, processing information,
joking, doing absolutely nothing. And hanging out at film festivals
or cinema's in general.
The first things people usually notice about me
Since I've started growing a beard, I bump into a lot of people who
say it suits me (it's great camouflage for my not-so prominent
chin, I guess). But that's the reaction of people who already know
me, so that don't count. Errr, I dunno, you tell me?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
A: Glamorama, High Fidelity, Crime and Punishment (hated reading
it, liked it afterwards), Soms zijn Dingen Mooier als er Mensen
Klappen, The Maltese Falcon, Cloud Atlas and basically anything by
Bukowski, Bret Easton Ellis and a shitload of other writers.
B: Starship Troopers, Wild At Heart, Audition, Casablanca, Before
Sunrise, Suspiria, anything Cronenbergian or Lynch, Faster
Pussycat, Kill! Kill!, Survive Style 5 +, Ex-Drummer, anything I
manage to screen myself because otherwise I wouldn't be screening
C: Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Twin Peaks, True Blood, Dexter, Game
of Thrones, Deadwood, The Venture Bros. Wonder Showzen, the Walking
Dead, American Horror Story and Adventure Time. And there's so much
still out there, I need to get cloned to watch it all.
D: Joy Division, Interpol, Nick Cave, Johnny Cash,
Portishead, Shonen Knife and much more. Mostly Grumpy Old Singer
Songwriters, but I'm exploring more and more genres now. For better
and for worse, I guess.
E: Lasagna, The New King, Fried Chicken, Ethiopian food, Mashed
Potato, Gazpacho (well, just put it in the fridge, let's see how it
turns out...), Pasta Carbonara, Risotto, no fish or bell peppers
(yuck and allergy, to be precise).
The six things I could never do without
A plastic heart valve
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How the world possibly will recover from all the crap that we've
been putting it through, until I get a headache or become
depressed. That's why I try to become a positive force in the
world, even if I also know that the cultural/cinema sector in
Amsterdam won't necessarily be the key to saving the rainforests or
surviving global warming.
On a typical Friday night I am
Last Friday night I crooned Strangers in the Night standing in the
basement bar of the best, most hospitable little place in the fair
city of Amsterdam, doing Karaoke with my friends, finally ending up
in a little shabby yet intimate obscure bar with people who sponsor
the European cultural scene. Who went off to dive into the canal,
cuz that's just how they roll...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have no idea how to play hard to get, to play games with people
or how to behave like a macho. I blame my parents.
You should message me if
You want to know what's going on in the cultural underground scene
in Amsterdam, I'd gladly point you in the right direction. Or you
feel like intelligent conversation or an introduction to the
Amsterdam Art scene, lemme know...