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About me - the author of this site
Albums you like?
First album you bought? I Love Rock’n’Roll - Joan Jett and The Blackhearts
Last album you bought? Aurora - Michael McGoldrick
Favorite record store? www.amazon.co.uk
Three best concerts you ever saw?
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?
Orlando Julius and The Heliocentrics/Jungle By Night in Paradiso, 15 October 2015
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)
1491 by Charles C. Mann
Bookstore you like? www.amazon.co.uk
Magazines you like? De Kiva and Ringsports
Movies you like?
The Woman in White
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
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
Below: this is me at the stand of the Kiva at the Western Experience in Den Bosch, 2003. Right: with nephew Jimmy.