Maarten (van der) Ploeg (1958, Arnhem – † 19 februari 2004) 
Thursday, October 12, 2006, 06:26 PM - Personal, English
How careless can one be?
In April 2006 there was an exhibition of Maarten Ploeg's work that he gave to friends. They asked me too, but I couldn't remember Maarten ever gave me one of his works.
And now, between all kind of boxes, I saw a red map with this inside.



In the catalogue of the exhibition, I saw that he gave the same computer print 'self-portrait' to Arnold Weel in 1992. I got mine in 1996 on my birthday.
I am careless, but he was too: he misspelled my initials. ;-)

Here is a photo of Maarten after he fell from his bike on the way buying champaign in honour of the birth of his brothers first child.



Photo of the opening of the exhibition "De Gaven van Maarten Ploeg" in Arti:


P1/E - 49 Second Romance (1980, DE, electronic/new wave) 
Thursday, October 12, 2006, 05:34 PM - Music, - DE, English
German band with Alexander Hacke alias Alexander Von Borsig (Mekanik Destruktiw Komandoh, Sprung Aus Den Wolken and early member of Einstürzende Neubauten).
Amazing how many of yesterdays small bands have websites nowadays.
Here is a list of all publications of the two songs on this single.



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Rexy - Don't turn me away (1979, UK, electronic/new wave) 
Wednesday, October 11, 2006, 10:30 PM - Music, - UK, English
I have not much to say about this. The a-side is highly recommended. Listen for yourself.
Vic Martin plays the keyboards, he also played in the Eurythmics and with Gary Moore.



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I also have the lp, so if there are enough requests I'll post it.
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Uitzending gemist? Dik Voormekaar in De wereld draait door. 
Wednesday, October 11, 2006, 10:02 PM - Fun, Nederlands
Daar is-tie weer! Nou nou, nou nou.
Weer heel even terug, fans krijgen er geen genoeg van.
Klik op de foto om het nogmaals te zien.



De Dik Voormekaar show, live in De wereld draait door.
Zie ook m'n vorige Dik Voormekaar post.
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Some of my best friends are Canadians - Feeling Sheepish (1980, UK, electronic/new wave) 
Tuesday, October 10, 2006, 06:45 PM - Music, - UK, English
Is this Phil Thornton who makes new age / world music records these days? Not bad, but this is different stuff!
Speaking Clock gets a 9 on the White Noise Scale.



Really good and totally unknown.

Phil Thornton - Vocals, keyboards
Kym Guest - Vocals
Mave McKnight - Percussion

Yes, it's him:
Phil Thornton wrote:
> Hi Wiel,
> yes that was me !!
> it was a long time ago !
> I guess you must have come across the 'feeling sheepish' single ?
> all the best
> Phil Thornton

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Mistral - Jamie (1977, NL, electronic/synth pop) 
Monday, October 9, 2006, 05:31 PM - Music, - NL, English
An early synth pop tune written by Robbie van Leeuwen (ex Shocking Blue). All sequencer stuff with a very female voice of Sylvia van Asten. The flip side is muzak.



Silly cover, but the mice liked it.

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Electronic Concept Orchestra - Moog Groove (1967, US, electronic) 
Sunday, October 8, 2006, 04:30 PM - Music, - US, English
The Electronic Concept Orchestra made three albums: Moog Groove, Cinemoog and Electric Love. All containing Moog versions of popular songs. I got Moog Groove from Feddo (thanks), my mate in old psychedelic music. It is a pressing from 1969.
I think The Electronic Concept Orchestra was not a real orchestra, it was Robin McBride as director, Eddie Higgins on Moog and other keyboards and a bunch of studio musicians.



My lp is a bit scratchy and the noise reduction software works more on the synthesizer than on the clicks. So I post mp3's that I've downloaded a while ago.

Side one:
1 Aquarius
2 Oh Happy Day
3 Hey Jude
4 Both Sides Now
5 Grazing In The Grass

Side two:
1 Feelin' Alright
2 Penny Lane
3 Atlantis
4 Rock Me
5 Windmills of Your Mind

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