Grooming monkeys by Muhammad Mahdi Karim

Grooming Monkeys and Word Games – Aapvlooien en woordspelletjes

Short story in Dutch about how the human race made a mess of the world while playing with words. Er was eens … kort na de oerknal … een oeraap die het bed in dook met een oerapin … ze kregen één twee-eiige drieling ……

Herat Masjidi Jami courtyard by Sven Dirks, Wien via Wikimedia Commons

Thoughts for a female Muslim student in Afghanistan

Since a few days, in my Facebook, there was a pending friend request from someone in Afghanistan. When I looked on her profile, I didn’t understand much of what I was looking at, but I couldn’t think of a valid reason why I should NOT accept her…

Page Number Three

Last week in the UK there was a media hype going on about Page Three of the famous tabloid The Sun. Since I was looking for a subject to write a funny song, that was a welcome topic in today’s news. Here’s the result with a big…

Selling Your Ego – Het verkopen van je ego

This story is a continued part of my first Facebook promotion. Vervolg op mijn eerste Facebook-promotie. Ah sorry! Een heel essentieel punt zit ik toch gewoon te vergeten in mijn verhaal, dus hallo Donna, hier ben ik nog even over de verkoop van EGO’s: Wat…

Photo by Victor Lacken @ Mulligans Amsterdam

Facebook isn’t for me – Facebook is niets voor mij

The story below is a little Facebook promotion in Dutch in response to Donna’s challenging remark that in Facebook it’s all about people’s own ego’s. Reactie op Donna’s opmerking in Facebook “fb = ego in het kwadraat :P” Nou daar komt-ie dan, Donna. Bedankt voor…

Carnival Mirrors

Today it’s 13 days after the tragic shooting at the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris, a cold-blooded terrorist attack on a magazine that refused to bend for threats by Islamic extremists. Here’s my new sad song in commemoration of the tragedy. Hope you like it. Lyrics: Whenever religion is taking the…

A Dam Lovely Time

A relaxed tribute song to Amsterdam. Mary Fitzpatrick wrote this poem about the lovely time she had in Amsterdam with her blind husband and allowed me to use it for a song. She included some humorous critics.  In the last two verses she addresses the crazy cyclists that pop up…

My Dad’s A Cop – M’n vader is agent

Song in Dutch through the eyes of a Belgian boy who finds out that there are terrorists in his own dear country. Most shocking thing is that it was their plan to kill any police officer on the street and his father is one. Quick home recording. Lyrics: Ik…

Intermezzo in the making for new song Carnival Mirrors

Here’s the first soundbite of my new song Carnival Mirrors in memory of the horrific killings in Paris at Charlie Hebdo’s. I made it last night while practicing the song and this morning, when I woke up, there was a short panic when I couldn’t recall it….

Gaza We Won’t Forget You

Here’s my second home recorded song about Gaza. This time it’s a lament to commemorate the thousands of innocent people dead, wounded or homeless because of the insane bombings on Gaza during the summer of 2014. I wrote it during Christmas, when we were looking…