GeneralOn myspace : acoustic fundaments in music or serious fusions/crossovers especially. Outside myspace : esotheric and philosophical groundbreaking thoughts that help to overcome one's own limitations, plus the spirituality of discovering some human essence during social evolutions, news in science especially in physics and mathematics, learning all kinds of practical skills, recognising anyone's stupidity and the limits and lacks of skills haha, and of course the opposite, discovering qualities and possibilities in socially engaged projects. By circumstances I am also oblidged to learn IT for helpdesk purposes. I have an interest in history and philosophy, but I have not enough time to investigate all. So for the moment I study musicians with philosophical qualities instead. Besides : I love good food, people who care, who are truly engaged, who show any skills, who are honoustly friendly. I love nature but in Belgium there's not enough place for it any more. I love mountains and mountain people. I am sceptical to any "belief" system because it mostly means putting a limit to your senses, instead of opening it up.
Music.. Favourite '50's artists : Yma Sumac & Moondog (both are outside any time perspective). One of my all time favourites : Clara Rockmore's only cd (theremin performances with piano)(I just read there's another recording out now ??!!!) favourite pop band : Pavlov's Dog Top psychfolk album ever : Comus : First Utterance. Favourite 60's album : White Noise Favourite '70's bands from Italy (in correct order): Jacula, Saint Just, Opus Avantra, Pierrot Lunaire, Goblin (for Suspiria), Quella Vecchia Locanda, Osanna, Raccomandata Ricevuta Ritorno, Campo Di Marte, Devil Dol, early Alan Sorrenti, RRR, ... Favourite Italian male voice : Demetrio Stratos. Some top ‘70’s singer-songwriters : male : Bobb Trimble, Bob Theil, Tom Rapp, John Martyn, David Stoughton, Leonard Cohen, Tim Buckley, ... Favourite spoken word performer : Lord Buckley. Most surprising talent of singer-songwriters : Greg Weeks. Some of my favourite new singers : Marissa Nadler, Josephine Foster, Fern Knight, Greg Weeks, Anthony and the Johnsons (on his first album), Andrew Sweeny, ... Other favourite singers : Diamanda Galas (especially until 'the singer'), Yma Sumac Favourite Belgium singers : Ann Christy (Dutch) & Soeur Sourire (French) and as a live performer Jacques Brel (French) & Luc Bral. Some favourite guitarists : Bert Jansch, Sir Richard Bishop, Robbie Basho, Steffen Basho-Junghans, John Renbourne, Paul Metzger, .. late '60's, early 70's heroes in music : Soft Machine, Magma, Residents, Univers Zero, White Noise, ... Top metal band : Genghis Thron. (Check also Elend, ..) Favourite Japanese musicians : Yoshida Tatsuya (and all his projects), Ayuo. Favourite new South-Korean musician : Kim Doo Soo. Favourite ‘70’s Turkish musician : Cem Karaca. Favourite new Turkish releases : Replikas (first two) & Gevende. Favourite Iranian ‘70’s musician : Kourosh Yaghmaie. Favourite Iranian new musician : Farzad Golpayegani (one of the best guitarists ever). Favourite Lebanese artists I know of : Omar Khorshid, Soeur Marie-Keyroutz. Most interesting Spanish musician : Gualberto for his idea of flamenco-sitar, and group : Fusioon, and the folkpsych from the Basque scene. Favourite '70's musicians Germany : Withüser & Westrupp, Brainticket, Popol Vuh & Gila, Amon Düül II, Embryo, (mostly early) Kraftwerk, Cosmic Jokers, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Emtidi, ... Favourite Belgium band : Present. Favourite Canadians : (many) Ptarmigan, Raôul Duguay and L'Infonie, ... Favourite Indonesian band : Discus. Favourite jazz musician : (early) Pharoah Sanders. Favourite medieval artists : Bernard De Ventadorn, Guilhaume de Machaut, some favourite performer : Esther Lamandier Favourite classical composer : Henry Purcell (I adore the performances by Alfred Deller) Some favourite new composers : Scelsi, Stockhausen, Ligeti, Schnittke, Einojuhani Rautavaara, .. Info on interests are on homepage : http://psychefolk.com. I forgot to mention too much !!
Movies.. some of my US/UK favourites : Eraserhead (Lynch), The 3rd Man, or Alfred Hitchcock over the whole line.., the earliest Miss Marple series, Dr. Who series, Delicatessen, Magnolia, The Gods must be crazy (part 1 & 2); from Mexico/US ; I also love Nacho Libre ;I love some of Russ Meyer tensions & humour too (Beneath the Valley of the Ultra Vixens) & then I love Soponye (South-Korea), Angst essen Seele Auf (Fassbinder), Bagdad Cafe (just noticed the DVD of it has a great interview with interesting philosophy), Festen (Danmark), Werner Herzog with Grizly Man, Aguire (at least a realistic movie with soldiers who does not look like shampoo-publicity models), ..; old German movies : Faust, Der Letzte Man (Murneau), Das Blaue Licht (Riefenstahl), Das Boot (best submarine related movie no matter other tries). France : Les Enfants du Paradis (2 parts ; 1945), Jean de Florette/Manon des Sources. Italy : La Strada, La Vita è bella (will add many more titles later), Spain : Pan's labyrinth ; Belgium : De Man die zijn haar Kort Liet Knippen, ??:
Televisiondon't have a television, but watches it now and then. .. Best Belgium television : Man bijt hond. BBC : little England, David Attenborough. -BBC is rather brilliant-. National Geographic : used to be great but is programmed too commercially nowadays : what happened ? who decided this ? Best from US : The Simpsons (no doubt)
Books"Burned child" by Stig Dagerman. I read everything from Castaneda, C.G.Jung, F.Nietzsche and H.P.Blavatsky although I prefer some of her colegues and people that finished her work with more inner peace. I read the whole local library department of non fiction before I was 23. I don't read so much now. Latest recommended book I wrote : De Papenspiegel, about laughable things in Roman Christian history (there are many).
HeroesMilarepa, Leonardo Da Vinci, Schwaller de Lubicz, Annie Besant, Ghandi, Alice Baily, Wulf Zendik, Gurdjiev, Rasputin, Diamanda Galas, Ahmed Shah Massoud, Gandhi, and Hitchcock, are for me all real heroes on their level, even not always at each moment of their lives (it doesn't matter). There are many more people that I respect, but I think it's better to respect the good results. You can't count on people too much. I have the greatest respect for those people who succeeded to be trustworthy in all their results during their whole lives. They are also true heroes to me.
About me:Radioproducer for PVHF, Radioshow based in Antwerp, with additional website for reviews. www.psychefolk.com creative music and new crossovers/fusions
Who I'd like to meet:addicted music lovers musicians with a creative mind, heart, spirit. honest music promoters with a heart for music illustrators with a heart in their art Listed are those music groups/individual who potentially can get airplay on my radioshow Myspace, if used well could connect like-minded streams. I do not want people who would like to join in like parasites, in a hypocrite way, simply for their own benefit, without much similar interests or character. If you really feel honestly connected with some important branch of the tree I am joining in you can ask to join as well. I hope I can sense your real personal connection ; I hope I can sense how you yourself to try to contribute to this group's connection, with a personal creative talent' supporting the growth of some branch. Musical groups with style authomatisms or overly pop idealisations will not be accepted in my list. Psychfolk and acid folk will more easily be listed, even when it's rather loosely inspired. World Fusion crossovers are also promoted. While my main focus has a fundament in '60s and early '70's there are no time boundaries for true heartfelt expressions. To be a bit contreray to many lists of (myspace) friends, I will also not list just sympathasing friends. But if you show your own tree with it you will be listed. Friends can join me on facebook. Myspace is only used by me for the music network. Who I miss on myspace : Lord Buckley, Bernard De Ventadorn, Michael Chapman, David Stoughton, Kim Doo Soo, Shin Jung-Hyun, Discus, Lotte Lenya.
- Status: In a Relationship
- Here for: Networking
- Hometown: Antwerp
- Orientation: Straight
- Body type: 3' 0" / Body builder
- Zodiac Sign: Virgo
- Children: Proud parent
- Smoke / Drink: No / No
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