Tag Archives: Fitting in

The workplace: Jan van Cappelle, Guitarmaker

At school they used to threaten him when the results were bad; “You wouldn’t want to work with your hands, would you?”. Like working with your hands is of less value than with your head. But the job of a … Continue reading

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Back from the Cambridge adventure

In my last post I told you about the invitation of the Consortium for Guitar Research, to come to Cambridge and deliver a paper on the Stradivari project. It was fantastic. Three days of meeting great people interested and specialized … Continue reading

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Food for thought…

I have tried to write a blog about the first week of the new American president. But it just didn’t work, I simply couldn’t find the right words to express the combination of pity, disgust, anger, fear, sadness and disbelief … Continue reading

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Look! Art – a video portrait of Javaca Luthier

A couple of months ago I got an e-mail from two reporters of a local television station. They make a program about artists in the neighborhood and asked if they could come to the workshop to make a portrait. At … Continue reading

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Oddball projects

I’m always working on multiple projects at a time. Repairs, new builts, restorations, new designs and solutions; my friends tell me that the shop often looks like the lab of a mad scientist. In one corner a the glue of … Continue reading

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Traditie

For the English version click here… “TRADITIONEEL” – Het is een woord wat we bijna dagelijks tegenkomen. We drinken ‘traditioneel’ gebrouwen bier en eten rookworst of brood bereid volgens eeuwenoude traditie.  Als we geen uitwegen meer weten voor onze gezondheid, vallen we terug op … Continue reading

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Where to go? – Some ideas and plans for the future

Over the course of my relatively short life I’ve had a lot of experience with rejection and dropping out. I’ve just never fitted in with the ‘normal’ system of living. I tried over and over again but it always ended … Continue reading

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Garbage – pt. 2

Last week I posted the song “Garbage, Garbage, Garbage” by Pete Seeger. To me the strength of Pete’s songs is that they can be shared. Covers by others have become classics (“If I Had A Hammer” by Trini Lopez or … Continue reading

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Open letter to Donald Trump

Dear mr. Trump, I know you are a very busy man, and probably have no time to read this, but hope you will find a moment to do so anyway. You probably don’t know me, but when you’ve reached this … Continue reading

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Music confounds the machines…

I don’t often republish other blogs, but this speech deserves to be shared: The keynote address T-Bone Burnett gave at the Americanafest on September 22nd, 2016. It’s about art, music, technology and the integrity, function and value of artists in … Continue reading

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