The Irish Brigade In Battle

This song I found after I read about a young Catholic boy, Theodorus Schrama, from Hillegom, Holland, who went to Rome in 1867 to defend the Church against Garibaldi. He became a Papal Zouave and died a few months later at the age of eighteen. When Pope Pius IX called…

Dreaming Of Special Treatment

Did a little MuseScoring again tonight and called it “Dreaming Of Special Treatment” because of the story I just read about the hassle many people have to get their fragile goods safely at the other end when they fly over.   Like this:Like Loading…

The Crazy Thing Of Thailand

Here’s a new little tune, documented and exported to mp3 using MuseScore. Great free software and the far more intuitive successor of my good old Melody Assistant. At first my idea for the title was “The Crazy King Of Thailand”, but I decided not to risk an imprisonment of…

Such Rain In The Summer

This morning I had to go up early for to go out cycling with my friends, but when I looked out the window and I saw the rain, I got an instant depression and went back to bed. Because of my new telephone, I couldn’t…

Watercolor on paper by Karl Bodmer from his travel to the U.S. 1832-1834..

Indian Story – Indianenverhaal

Story in Dutch about an old Indian who teaches his grandson about good and bad using the image of two fighting wolves In zijn karakteristieke houding zit de oude wijze indiaan voor de ingang van zijn wigwam. Iets verderop doet zijn kleinzoon een wolf na….

Brian’s Third Wife

Today, it’s Good Friday 2015. This day one thousand and one years ago, is said to be a turning point in Irish history, because Brian Boru, the first High King of all Ireland, kicked the Viking invaders out during a terrible battle on the Irish East…

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…