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About me - the author of this site


Albums you like?

Love – The Cult
Pure Cult: The Singles  – The Cult

Army Arrangement - Fela Kuti and Egypt 80
Africa Shrine - Femi Kuti and The Positive Force

Flute music:
Condor Meets The Dragon - Edgar Muenala
Fused - Michael McGoldrick

First album you bought? I Love Rock’n’Roll - Joan Jett and The Blackhearts

Last album you bought? Identity - Dele Sosimi

Favorite record store?

Three best concerts you ever saw?

  1. The Cult at the Brixton Academy, 27 August 2001
  2. Femi Kuti and The Positive Force in the Melkweg, 6 November 2004
  3. Fela Kuti and Egypt 80 in Muziekcentrum Vredenburg, 3 November 1988 

First  concert you ever saw?

Tony Allen (former drummer of Fela Kuti) in the Melkweg (Milky Way), Amsterdam on 11 March 1988 

Last concert you saw?

Oumou Sangare in Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, 26 April 2017


Books you like?


Nacht über der Prärie (Night over The Prairie) by Liselotte Welskopf-Henrich (my favorite all time novel. I read it about 20 times)
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
Aztec by Gary Jennings
Wachtmen by Alan Moore


1491 by Charles C. Mann
Tao of Jeet Kune Do by Bruce Lee
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

Bookstore you like?

Magazines you like?  De Kiva and Ringsports


Movies you like?

The Woman in White
De Vierde Man
Picnic at Hanging Rock
The Last Wave
The Day of The Jackal
A Touch of Zen
The Year of Living Dangerously
No Retreat, No Surrender
Once Were Warriors

Movie director you like? Peter Weir

Actor you like? Jean-Claude van Damme

Actress you like? Tara Fitzgerald


Current TV show you like Lost, Fight Club on Eurosport

Classic TV show you like? The Tomorrow People, Blake’s 7

Talk show or host you like? None

Comedy you like? The Young Ones


DVD’s you like?

God, Guns and Government World Tour by Marilyn Manson
Game of Death (platinum edition)
Live at The Shrine - Femi Kuti and The Positive Force


Artists you like? Jeroen Vogtschmidt, Thomas E. Mails, Frank McCarthy, Salvador Dali

Comic artists  you like? Gene Day, Derib, Paul Teng, Servais, Mitton, Kalenbach and Vink

Poets you like? Linton Kwesi Johnson, John Trudell

Favorite museum? In the Netherlands: Wereldmuseum

Your favorite city? Amsterdam

A vacation spot you like? The America’s

Car you like? None


A person you were excited to meet? Peter Matthiessen, Taky Kimura, Seun Kuti, Tony Allen, Femi Kuti

A person you would like to meet? Ian Astbury, Eckhart Tolle, Danny Inosanto

Comedian that you like? Rik Mayal


Best Martial Arts event you went to? It’s Showtime in The Arena, Amsterdam, 23 June 2008

Fighters you like?

Kickboxing: Ryan “Trubula” Simson


Place of birth: Wivenhoe, United Kingdom

Date of birth: 5 January 1971

Current residence: The Netherlands

Occupation: Translator, teaching assistant, webdesigner

Education: Philosophy and Cultural Anthropology at the Free University

Favorite food: Italian, Pakistani

Sports: Fitness, Running, Power Yoga, Hatha Yoga

Favorite animal: Wolf

Ambition: Translating books and maybe doing a bit of Indian Studies in the US

Other sites you made (besides this one)? and

Below: this is me at the stand of the Kiva at the Western Experience in Den Bosch, 2003. Right: with nephew Jimmy.