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PAULUSMA LIVE AT EKKO

PAULUSMA LIVE AT EKKO

Earlier this year I posted videos of Chop Wood, Marien Dorleijn (Moss) and Bertolf performing at the book release show at EKKO in January. Multiple reasons caused the videos of Paulusma’s performance to stay offline for a while. Until this very day, five days after the 4 years anniversary of Onder Invloed. Jelle Paulusma performed...
BERTOLF LIVE AT EKKO

BERTOLF LIVE AT EKKO

I made the final corrections on the book in the middle of the nights of a week when I was in the South of France, in November 2011. I was filming the recordings of Bertolf’s third album ‘Bertolf’, while sleeping as much as I can and taking as many painkillers as possible. During the book...
MARIEN DORLEIJN (MOSS) LIVE AT EKKO

MARIEN DORLEIJN (MOSS) LIVE AT EKKO

Second on the line up of the book release party was Moss singer Marien Dorleijn. It’s not the first time he played an Onder Invloed night, and hopefully it won’t be the last. His cover of The Lemonheads and the new Moss song ‘Spellbound’ were two of the highlights of the night.
BOOK RELEASE: CHOP WOOD

BOOK RELEASE: CHOP WOOD

The book release night at EKKO was amazing. I won’t tell you that twice, so take note. Norbert Pek hosted the night, the musicians from the book played great shows, as did Three Blind Wolves, and a lot of great people bought a lot of books. Here’s the first show of that night; Chop Wood...
AWKWARD I BACKSTAGE SESSION

AWKWARD I BACKSTAGE SESSION

Awkward I unfortunately couldn’t play at the book release show at EKKO last week. A shame, but we made a little plan. I filmed two songs, backstage at Tivoli after their show early January and projected it on two walls at EKKO. The video is way too good to be limited to just the (amazing)...
THE BOOK HAS BEEN RELEASED

THE BOOK HAS BEEN RELEASED

For two years, I’ve worked on an idea, a book. When I started it was still uncertain what it would become. After a lot of hard work, it’s finally come to this point. The book is finished, launched and for sale in book and record stores. It feels great and we’ve had a wonderful launch...
BOEKPRESENTATIE IN EKKO

BOEKPRESENTATIE IN EKKO

[This post is in Dutch, my apologies.] In januari verschijnt het eerste boek van Matthijs van der Ven, getiteld ‘Onder Invloed’ bij uitgeverij L.J. Veen. In het boek verhalen Nederlandse muzikanten over hun invloeden. Over opvoeding, de eerste platen die ze kochten, coverbandjes waarin ze speelden. Maar ook over hun latere muzikale werk en levensloop....
Read it and feel the fear...

Read it and feel the fear…

Just a quick update on what I’m doing. I’ve been busy writing, deleting words, rewriting chapters and all those sorts of things involving the book Onder Invloed. It’s a hell of a job, I’m telling you, but I can’t describe what an exciting feeling it causes. Kind of dissapointing when a writer can’t describe something,...